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Sir Robert Yewdall Jennings (1913–2004) by Max Koot © Max Koot


Jennings, Sir Robert Yewdall (1913–2004), jurist, international lawyer, and judge, was born on 19 October 1913 at 25 Sherborne Villas, Town Lane, Idle, near Bradford, Yorkshire, the only son of Arthur Jennings and his wife, Edith Schofield, née Brotherton. He was brought up in solid but simple circumstances. His mother was a mill worker; her father, a butcher, could neither read nor write, but was a lively character with an affectionate relationship with his grandson. His paternal grandfather was a clerk at the mill, and his father, ...


Latham, Sir John Greig (1877–1964), politician and judge in Australia, was born on 26 August 1877 in Ascot Vale, then an outlying suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, the eldest of five children (four sons and a daughter) of Thomas Latham, a native-born tinsmith, and his Scottish-born wife, ...


Osgoode, William (1754–1824), judge in Canada, was born in March 1754 in London, the only son of William Osgood (d. 1767), a Leeds hosier who left an estate of £20,000. Perhaps because of his father's acquaintance with John Wesley, William was sent to the Methodist school at ...