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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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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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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 ...