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Burt, Sir Archibald Paull (1810–1879), colonial judge, was born on 1 September 1810 in St Kitts, the second son and second of the seven children of George Henry Burt (1787–1851), sugar planter, merchant, and speaker of the house of assembly of St Kitts...

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Grey, Sir Charles Edward (1785–1865), judge in India and colonial governor, was the second son of Ralph William Grey (1745/6–1812), barrister, of Backworth House, Earsdon, Northumberland, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Brandling MP of Gosforth House, Northumberland. His father, descended from a merchant family of ...

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Jeremie, Sir John (1795–1841), colonial judge and governor, was born on 19 August 1795 in Guernsey, the son of John Jeremie (d. 1810), an advocate. He attended Blundell's School in Tiverton, Devon, but left after his father's death. After studying law at ...

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Sir Alexander Johnston (1775–1849) by John Cochran, pubd 1831 (after Thomas Phillips) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Johnston, Sir Alexander (1775–1849), colonial official and judge in Ceylon, was born on 25 April 1775, the elder son of Samuel Johnston (d. 1801), landowner brother of Peter Johnston (1749–1837), laird of Carnsalloch and MP for Kirkcudbright, and his wife, Hester (...

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Murray, Sir (John) Hubert Plunkett (1861–1940), colonial governor and judge, was born on 29 December 1861, in Manly, near Sydney, New South Wales, the elder son of Dublin-born Sir Terence Aubrey Murray (1810–1873) and his second wife, Agnes Ann (c.1835–1891)...

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Sir (John) Hubert Plunkett Murray (1861–1940) by E. C. Freedwell, 1920s by permission of the National Library of Australia P871/1-3

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Roberts, Sir Denys Tudor Emil (1923–2013), colonial official and judge, was born on 19 January 1923 at 20 Leinster Square, London, the son of William David Roberts (1875–1954), barrister, and his wife, Dorothy Eliza (otherwise Dorothy Elizabeth), née Morrison (1884–1968). He was educated at ...