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Austin, Johnlocked

  • Wilfrid E. Rumble


Austin, John (1790–1859), legal philosopher, was probably born at Creeting Mill, Suffolk, on 3 March 1790, the eldest of the five sons and two daughters of Jonathan Austin and his wife, Anne, née Redhouse. Jonathan Austin was a prosperous Suffolk miller and corn merchant who profited greatly from the Napoleonic wars. He was self-educated, intelligent, vigorous, and knowledgeable in history and political economy. ...

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