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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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Chase, Samuel (1741–1811), revolutionary politician and judge in the United States of America, was born on 17 April 1741 at his mother's home near Princess Anne, Somerset county, Maryland, the only child of the Revd Thomas Chase (c.1703–1779), Church of England...

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Croke, Sir John (1553x6–1620), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was the eldest son of Sir John Croke (d. 1608) of Chilton, Buckinghamshire, and Elizabeth (d. 1611), daughter of Sir Alexander Unton of Chequers in the same county, and grandson of ...

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Duke, Henry Edward, first Baron Merrivale (1855–1939), judge and politician, was the second son of William Edward Duke (d. 1898), then a clerk at the granite works at Walkhampton, south Devon, where Henry was born on 5 November 1855. His mother was ...

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Evatt, Herbert Vere (1894–1965), politician and judge, was born on 30 April 1894 at East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, the third of six surviving sons of John Ashmore Hamilton Evatt (d. c.1901), a publican born in India, and his Sydney...

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Finch, John, Baron Finch of Fordwich (1584–1660), speaker of the House of Commons and judge, was born on 17 September 1584 at Hoath Farm, Moat, Kent, the son of Sir Henry Finch (c. 1558–1625), lawyer, and his wife, Ursula, daughter of John Thwaites...

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Gibbs, Sir Vicary (1751–1820), judge and politician, was born at Exeter on 27 October 1751, the second-born and first surviving son of George Abraham Gibbs (c.1724–1794) and his wife, Anne Vicary; his younger brother, Antony Gibbs, achieved note as a merchant in ...

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Giffard, Hardinge Stanley, first earl of Halsbury (1823–1921), judge, was born at 12 Penton Street, Pentonville, London, on 3 September 1823. He was the third son of Stanley Lees Giffard LLD (1788–1858) and his first wife, Susanna Meares, daughter of Francis Moran JP...

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Glynne, Sir John (1603–1666), judge and politician, was born at Glynllifon, Caernarvonshire, the third son of Sir William Glynne (b. 1578) of Glynllifon and his wife, Jane, daughter of John Griffith of Caernarfon. The Glynnes were a long-established and prominent Caernarvonshire family yet ...

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Hay, Sir George (1715–1778), judge and politician, was born on 14 or 25 January 1715, probably in London, the son of John Hay, rector of St Stephen, Coleman Street, London, and his wife, Sarah. He was later described as Scottish, and may have been a kinsman of the ...

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Higinbotham, George (1826–1892), politician and judge in Australia, was the sixth son of Henry T. Higinbotham, a merchant of Dublin, whose family had left Holland with William III, and Sarah, the daughter of Joseph Wilson, a United States citizen of Scottish descent, formerly American consul in ...

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Jenkins, David (1582–1663), royalist judge, was the son of Jenkin Richard of Hensol, in the parish of Pendeulwyn, Glamorgan, where he was born. He became a commoner of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, in 1597 and took a BA degree on 4 July 1600....

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Kelyng, Sir John (bap. 1607, d. 1671), judge and politician, was baptized on 19 July 1607 at All Saints', Hertford, the only son of John Kelyng (d. 1642), a barrister of Hertford, and his wife, Alice, daughter of Gregory Waterhouse of Halifax, Yorkshire...

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Ley, James, first earl of Marlborough (1550–1629), judge and politician, was (according to a family pedigree of his own compiling) the fourth son of the soldier and landowner Henry Ley (d. 1574), of Teffont Evias, Wiltshire, formerly of Bere Ferrers, Devon, and his wife, ...

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Littleton, Edward, Baron Littleton (1589–1645), judge and politician, came from a prodigious legal background. His family were descendants of the younger son of the famous fifteenth-century judge and writer on tenures, Sir Thomas Littleton. Born at Mounslow, Shropshire, in 1589, Edward was the eldest son of ...

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Macdonald, Sir Archibald, first baronet (1747–1826), judge and politician, was born on 13 July 1747 at Armidale Castle on the Isle of Skye, the third and posthumous son of Sir Alexander Macdonald, seventh baronet (1711–1746), and his second wife, Margaret (d. 1799)...

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Mackenzie, Sir George, of Rosehaugh (1636/1638–1691), lawyer and politician, was born in Dundee either in 1636, as most sources assert, or in 1638, as his own works suggest. He was the eldest son of Simon Mackenzie (d. 1666) of Lochslin and his first wife, ...

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Montagu, Henry, first earl of Manchester (c. 1564–1642), judge and government official, was born at Boughton, Northamptonshire, the third surviving son of Sir Edward Montagu (c.1532–1602) of Boughton and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1542–1618), daughter of Sir James Harington of ...

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Montagu, William (1618/19–1706), judge and politician, was the second son of Edward Montagu, first Baron Montagu of Boughton, Northamptonshire (1562/3–1644), and his second wife, Frances (c.1586–1620), daughter of Thomas Cotton of Conington, Huntingdonshire, and half-sister of Sir Robert Bruce Cotton. He was educated at ...

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Murray, Sir (John) Hubert Plunkett (1861–1940), colonial governor and judge, was born on 29 December 1861, in Manly, near Sydney, New South Wales, the elder son of Dublin-born Sir Terence Aubrey Murray (1810–1873) and his second wife, Agnes Ann (c.1835–1891)...