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Atwood, Thomas (d. 1793), judge in Dominica and the Bahamas and writer on economics and history, wrote that he spent several years of his life in Dominica, but his origins, as most of his other biographical details, are unknown. He was chief judge of ...


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Shaw, James Johnston (1845–1910), economist and judge, was born at Kirkcubbin, co. Down, on 4 January 1845, the second son of John Maxwell Shaw (d. 1852), a merchant and farmer of Kirkcubbin, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Adam Johnston. He was taught locally, first at the national school, and later by ...


West, Sir Edward (bap. 1782, d. 1828), judge and political economist, was baptized on 5 April 1782 at St Marylebone, Middlesex, the son of John Balchen West (1745-1793), the receiver-general for Hertfordshire, and his wife, Mary née Folkes (1736-1813). His parents died early in his life, and he was brought up by his uncle ...