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Acherley, Roger (bap. 1662?, d. 1740), political writer and lawyer, was the son of John Acherley of Stanwardine, in the parish of Baschurch, Shropshire; he may have been Roger Atcherley, son of John and Mary Atcherley, who was baptized at Baschurch on 23 December 1662. He entered the ...

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T. F. Henderson

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Adams, William (1772–1851), lawyer and diplomatist, the youngest son of Patience Thomas Adams, filazer of the court of king's bench, and Martha, daughter of Thomas Marsh, was born at 39 Hatton Garden, London, on 13 January 1772. On his father's side he was connected with an old ...

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Alexander, James (1691–1756), lawyer and politician, was born on 27 May 1691 at Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland, the son of David Alexander. His mother's name is unknown. His grandfather was a descendant of the first earl of Stirling, but his father had no claim to be counted among the nobility. ...

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Amyot, Thomas (1775–1850), lawyer and antiquary, was the eldest of the six sons and one daughter of Peter Amyot (c.1736–1799), a watch- and clock-maker, and his wife, Susannah Garrett. His great-grandfather Thomas, the eldest son of a physician to Louis XIII...

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Andrews, Robert (1703–1763), lawyer and property developer, was born in London, probably at Upper John Street, Golden Square, on 3 September 1703, the fifth but second surviving son of Richard Andrews (1664–1734), a scrivener, and his wife, Elizabeth (1664–1749), daughter of Hugh Pigot...

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Ashley, Sir Francis (1569–1635), lawyer, was born on 24 November 1569 at Damerham, Hampshire, the third son of Sir Anthony Ashley (d. 1627), later of Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of John Lyte of Lytes Cary, Somerset; Anthony Ashley (1551/2–1628)...

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Atwood, William (d. 1712), lawyer and writer on politics, son of John Atwood, of Broomfield, Essex, was admitted as a pensioner at Queens' College, Cambridge, on 23 March 1669. He was admitted at the Inner Temple on 2 December 1669 and at Gray's Inn...

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Bacon, Sir Nicholas (1510–1579), lawyer and administrator, was born on Childermas day (28 December) 1510, the second son and one of the five children of Robert Bacon (d. 1548), yeoman and sheep-reeve to the abbot of Bury St Edmunds, and his wife, ...

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Sir Nicholas Bacon (1510–1579) by unknown artist, 1579 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Baldwin (1804–1858) by Thomas Waterman Wood, 1855 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baldwin, Robert (1804–1858), lawyer and politician in Canada, was born on 12 May 1804 at York, Upper Canada, the eldest of the five sons of William Warren Baldwin (1775–1844), also a lawyer and politician in Canada, and his wife, (Margaret) Phoebe Willcocks (1771–1851)...

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Baldwin, Sir Timothy (bap. 1619, d. 1696), lawyer, was baptized at Burwarton, Shropshire, on 28 September 1619, the second son of Charles Baldwin (1598–1675) of Elsich, Shropshire, and his wife, Mary (d. 1669), daughter and coheir of Francis Holland of Burwarton and widow of ...

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Ball, Sir Peter (bap. 1598, d. 1680), lawyer and antiquary, was the second-born (but eldest surviving) son of Giles Ball (b. 1573) of Mamhead, Devon, and his wife, Urith (d. 1644), daughter of Humphrey Copleston of Instow, Devon. He was baptized at ...

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G. V. Benson

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Bankes, George (1787–1856), politician and lawyer, was born on 1 December 1787, the third son of Henry Bankes (1757–1834) of Kingston Lacy, Dorset, who represented Corfe Castle for nearly fifty years, and of Frances (1760/61–1823), daughter of William Woodley, governor of the Leeward Islands...

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Bannister, Saxe (1790–1877), lawyer, son of John Bannister, was born at Bidlington House, Steyning, Sussex, on 27 June 1790, and attended schools at Lewes and Tonbridge and then Queen's College, Oxford (BA, 1813, MA, 1815). He volunteered for active service when Napoleon escaped from ...

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Barker, George (1776–1845), lawyer, was born in 1776. Nothing is known of his early life, but he became prominent in political and cultural circles in Birmingham. He was a friend of the industrialists and inventors Mathew Boulton (1728–1809) and James Watt (1736–1819), and in 1811 he became engaged in a dispute with ...

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Barnes, Sir Thomas James (1888–1964), lawyer and public official, was born on 21 March 1888 at Wilmslow, Cheshire, the only son of Thomas Barnes and his wife, Esther Mary Pither. His father was a clerk attached to the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice...

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Barrow, Samuel (1625?–1683), physician and lawyer of the army, was the eldest of the seven children of Samuel Barrow, a lawyer of Burwell, in Cambridgeshire, and his wife, Judith, daughter of George FitzGeffrey of Bedford. Although the exact date and place of his birth are not known, the ...