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Abbott, Charles, first Baron Tenterden (1762–1832), judge, was born in Canterbury on 7 October 1762, the second son of John Abbott (d. 1785), a hairdresser, with a shop opposite the western portal of the cathedral, and his wife, Alice, née Bunce (...

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Aland, John Fortescue, first Baron Fortescue of Credan (1670–1746), judge, was born on 7 March 1670, the second son of Edmund Fortescue of Bierton, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Sarah, daughter (and ultimately heir) of Henry Aland of Waterford. On his father's side he was a descendant of ...

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Anderson, Sir Edmund (1530?–1605), judge, was born at Flixborough, Lincolnshire, the third son of Edward Anderson, landowner, and his wife, Joan Clayton. He was descended from Northumberland gentry but the family migrated to Lincolnshire before he was born. Anderson is said to have spent a brief period at ...

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Arden, Richard Pepper, first Baron Alvanley (1744–1804), judge, was born on 20 May 1744 at Bredbury, in the parish of Stockport, Cheshire, the second son of John Arden of Harden Hall and his wife, Mary, daughter of Cuthbert Pepper of Pepper Hall, near ...

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Ashhurst, Sir William Henry (1725–1807), judge, was born on 25 January 1725 at Ashhurst, near Wigan, Lancashire, the third son of Thomas Henry Ashhurst (d. 1744), vice-chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster and recorder of Liverpool and Wigan, who held the Lancashire...

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C. L. Falkiner

revised by Sinéad Agnew

Ball, John Thomas (1815–1898), judge, born in Dublin on 24 July 1815, was the eldest son of Major Benjamin Marcus Ball (1789–1841) and Elizabeth (1789–1838), daughter of Cuthbert Feltus of Hollybrook, co. Carlow. His father was an officer who served with distinction in the ...

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Barrington, Daines (1727/8–1800), judge, antiquary, and naturalist, was born at Becket in the parish of Shrivenham in Berkshire, the fourth son and fourth of nine children of John Shute Barrington, first Viscount Barrington (1678–1734), barrister and politician, and his wife, Anne (d...

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Barry, Sir Redmond (1813–1880), judge, was born on 7 June 1813 at Ballyclough, co. Cork, Ireland, fifth of the thirteen children of Major-General Henry Green Barry (d. 1838) and his wife, Phoebe, daughter of John Armstrong Drought of Lettybrook, King's county. After attending a private academy near ...

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Bayley, Sir John, first baronet (1763–1841), judge and legal writer, was born on 3 August 1763, at Elton, Huntingdonshire, the second son of John Bayley (d. 1790) of Abbots Ripton, whose ancestors had emigrated from Spanish Flanders in the seventeenth century, and his wife, ...

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Berkeley, Sir Robert (1584–1656), judge, was born in the parish of St Martin's, Worcester, on 26 July 1584, the second son of Roland Berkeley (1548–1611) and his wife, Catherine Heywood (d. 1629). There were sixteen children in the family, of whom all but one reached adulthood, and ...

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Bingham, Thomas Henry [Tom], Baron Bingham of Cornhill (1933–2010), judge, was born on 13 October 1933 at the nursing home, 49 Beaumont Street, Marylebone, London, the younger child and only son of Thomas Henry Bingham (1901–1980), a physician born and brought up in ...

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F. H. Brown

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Birdwood, Herbert Mills (1837–1907), judge in India, was born at Belgaum, Bombay presidency, on 29 May 1837, the third son in the family of fourteen children of General Christopher Birdwood (1807–1882), of Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, from an old Devon family, deputy commissary-general of the ...

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Blackstone, Sir William (1723–1780), legal writer and judge, was born on 10 July 1723 in Cheapside, London, the third surviving but posthumous son of Charles Blackstone (d. 1723), a citizen silk mercer 'not of great Affluence' (Blackstone, Reports, iii...

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Bowen, Charles Synge Christopher, Baron Bowen (1835–1894), judge, was born on 1 January 1835 at Woolaston, Gloucestershire, the eldest son of the Revd Christopher Bowen (1801/2–1890), clergyman, an Irishman from co. Mayo, and Catherine Emily Steele (1807/8–1902), whose father, Sir Richard Steele, of the ...

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Bridgeman, Sir Orlando, first baronet (1609–1674), judge, was born in Exeter on 30 January 1609, the eldest of the five surviving sons of Dr John Bridgeman (bap. 1577, d. 1652), chaplain to James I and later bishop of Chester, and his wife, Elizabeth (...

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Burnett, James, Lord Monboddo (bap. 1714, d. 1799), judge and philosopher, was born at Monboddo, near Fordoun, Kincardineshire, and baptized on 25 October 1714. He was the eldest surviving son of James Burnett (b. 1688), third laird of Monboddo, and Elizabeth (1690–1765)...

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Burrough, Sir James (1749–1837), judge, was born in August 1749 at Abbotts Ann in Hampshire, the seventh child of the Revd John Burrough and his wife, Sarah. He was admitted into the Inner Temple in February 1768, and was called to the bar in November 1773, after practising for some time as a special pleader. After his call he attended the ...

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G. V. Benson

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Bushe, Charles Kendal (1767–1843), judge, born on 13 January 1767 at Kilmurry, co. Kilkenny, Ireland, was the only son of the Revd Thomas Bushe (1727–1795), of Kilmurry, rector of Mitchelstown, co. Cork, and Catherine, daughter of Charles Doyle, of Bramblestown, co. Kilkenny. Bushe...

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Campbell, Sybil (1889–1977), barrister and first woman stipendiary magistrate, was born on 9 October 1889 in Ceylon, the eldest of the three daughters and a son of Neill Graeme Campbell (1859–1940) of Auchendarroch, tea company agent, and his wife, Maude Georgiana (d...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Carrington, Sir Codrington Edmund (1769–1849), judge in Ceylon, was born on 22 October 1769 at Longwood, Hampshire, the son of the Revd Codrington Carrington (b. 1749) of Llangattock, Monmouthshire, and formerly of Barbados, and his wife, Martha, eldest daughter of Edmund Morris...