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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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Bowes, John, Baron Bowes of Clonlyon (1691–1767), lord chancellor of Ireland, was born possibly either in Surrey or in Ware, Hertfordshire. He was the second son of Thomas Bowes of Bishopsgate Street, London, a member of the Turners' Company; his mother's surname was ...

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Campbell, John, first Baron Campbell of St Andrews (1779–1861), lord chancellor, was born on 15 September 1779 next to the Bell Inn in Cupar, Fife, where his father, George (1747–1824), was a minister of the Church of Scotland for fifty-one years. His mother, ...

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Cox, Sir Richard, first baronet (1650–1733), lord chancellor of Ireland and author, was born at Bandon, co. Cork, on 25 March 1650, the only child of Captain Richard Cox (d. 1651), an officer in the royalist army during the confederate wars, and his wife, ...

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Cranley, Thomas (c. 1337–1417), archbishop of Dublin and administrator, probably came from Cranleigh in Surrey. He was a student at Oxford and proceeded to the degree of doctor in divinity, his name first appearing in 1366, as a fellow of Merton College. He was ordained by ...

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FitzGibbon, John, first earl of Clare (1748–1802), lord chancellor of Ireland, was born in Donnybrook, co. Dublin, the youngest son of John FitzGibbon (1708–1780), lawyer and Irish MP for Newcastle, co. Dublin, and Elinor Grove (d. 1786), daughter of John Grove of ...

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Gibson, Edward, first Baron Ashbourne (1837–1913), lawyer and politician, was born in Dublin on 4 September 1837, the second son of William Gibson (d. 1872) of Rockforest, co. Tipperary, and his first wife, Louisa (d. 1853), daughter of Joseph Grant, barrister, of ...

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Loftus, Adam (1533/4–1605), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin, was born at Swineside in the parish of Coverham, Yorkshire, the second son of Edward Loftus. His father was bailiff to the abbot of Coverham; Robert Loftus (d. 1606), father of Adam Loftus, ...

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Loftus, Adam, first Viscount Loftus of Ely (1568–1643), lord chancellor of Ireland, was the second son of Robert Loftus (d. 1606) of Coverham in Yorkshire; his mother is unknown. His uncle, Archbishop Adam Loftus of Dublin, also held the Irish chancellorship from 1578 until his death in 1605....

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Mitford, John Freeman-, first Baron Redesdale (1748–1830), lord chancellor of Ireland and speaker of the House of Commons, was born on 18 August 1748 in the parish of St Andrew, Holborn, London, the younger son of John Mitford (d. 1761), barrister, of ...

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O'Hagan, Thomas, first Baron O'Hagan (1812–1885), judge, was born in Belfast on 29 May 1812, the only son of Edward O'Hagan, a Catholic trader, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Captain Thomas Bell. His early education was at the Belfast Academical Institution, where he was at the time the only Catholic pupil. A keen interest in public speaking led to his early prominence in the school's debating society. In 1831 he was admitted as a student of the ...

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Sugden, Edward Burtenshaw, Baron St Leonards (1781–1875), lord chancellor, was born on 12 February 1781, the second son of Richard Sugden, wig maker and hairdresser, of Duke Street, Westminster, and his wife, Charlotte Burtenshaw.

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Waldby, Robert (c. 1335–1397), archbishop of York, is generally accepted as having come from Yorkshire. His ordination as priest in 1362 suggests a birth date of the mid-1330s, at the latest. He was related to the preaching friar John Waldby (d. 1372)...