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H. F. Oxbury

revised by Myfanwy Lloyd

Boase, Frederic (1843–1916), lawyer and biographer, was born on 7 October 1843 in Larrigan, near Penzance, the youngest in the family of four sons and two daughters of John Josias Arthur Boase (1801–1896), banker, and his wife, Charlotte (1802–1873), daughter of Robert Sholl...


Gordon Goodwin

revised by M. J. Mercer

Cromwell, Oliver (c. 1742–1821), biographer and lawyer, was one of six children of Thomas Cromwell (1699–1747/8), of Bridgewater Square, London, and his second wife, Mary (1708–1813), daughter of the London merchant Nicholas Skinner. He was the great-great-grandson and last of the direct male descendants of ...


A. W. Ward

revised by Sayoni Basu

Martin, Sir Theodore (1816–1909), lawyer and biographer, born at Edinburgh on 16 September 1816, was the only son in a family of ten children of a well-to-do Edinburgh solicitor, James Martin, who was for some years private secretary to Andrew, Lord Rutherfurd. His grandfather, also ...


Sir Theodore Martin (1816–1909) by Rudolph Lehmann, 1873 © Copyright The British Museum