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Budgen, Nicholas William (1937–1998), barrister and politician, was born on 3 November 1937 at 50 Palace Road, Streatham, London, the son of George Nicholas Budgen (d. 1942), businessman, and his wife, Mary Helen, née Bather. He was baptized into the Church of England...

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Burrowes, Peter (1753–1841), barrister and politician, was born at Portarlington, Queen's county, in 1753. There are no clear details as to his parentage and close family relatives, but in a letter of 9 May 1822 Lawrence Parsons, second earl of Rosse, informed John Freeman-Mitford, ...

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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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Dunning, John, first Baron Ashburton (1731–1783), barrister and politician, was born at Ashburton, Devon, on 18 October 1731, the second but only surviving son of John Dunning (1699/1700–1780), an attorney from Ashburton, and his wife, Agnes Judsham. He was educated at the local grammar school before entering his father's office. ...

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Emmet, Thomas Addis (1764–1827), barrister and Irish nationalist, was born on 24 April 1764 in Cork, the second of the four children of Dr Robert Emmet (1729–1802), state physician, and his wife, Elizabeth Mason (1740–1803). His younger brother was Robert Emmet (1778–1803), fellow United Irishman. The family moved to ...

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Grimston, Sir Harbottle, second baronet (1603–1685), barrister and politician, was the second son of Sir Harbottle Grimston, first baronet (d. 1648), of Bradfield Hall, Essex, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Coppinger of Stoke, Kent. Born on 27 January 1603 at his grandfather's house at ...

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Hamilton, John Andrew, Viscount Sumner (1859–1934), barrister and judge, was born on 3 February 1859 at 47 Rumford Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Lancashire, the second son and third of the seven children of Andrew Hamilton, a Scots-born iron merchant of Manchester, and Frances...

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Hayter, Sir William Goodenough, first baronet (1792–1878), politician and barrister, youngest son of John Hayter, and his wife, Grace, daughter of Stephen Goodenough of Codford, Wiltshire, was born at Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, on 28 January 1792. He entered Winchester College in 1804 and matriculated on 24 October 1810 from ...

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Jones, (John) Mervyn Guthrie Griffith- (1909–1979), barrister and judge, was born on 1 July 1909 at 19 Kidderpore Gardens, Hampstead, London, the son of John Stanley Phillips Griffith-Jones (1877/8–1949), barrister, and Eveline Louisa, née Yarrow (1872/3–1966). He was educated at Eton College and ...

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Martin, Richard (1570–1618), barrister and politician, was born at Otterton, Devon, the son of William Martin of Otterton and Anne, daughter of Richard Parker of Sussex. He matriculated at Pembroke College, Oxford, as a commoner in 1585, and made his mark as a debater although he left without taking his degree. He entered the ...

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Neill, Francis Patrick (Pat), Baron Neill of Bladen (1926–2016), barrister, public servant, and college head, was born on 8 August 1926 at 12 Gainsborough Gardens, Hampstead, London, the youngest of four children (a daughter and three sons) of Sir Thomas Neill...

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Nelson, Edward Theophilus (1874–1940), barrister and local politician, was born on 22 October 1874 in Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana, the first son of Philip Nelson, a builder. Details of his mother are not known. Edward Nelson was of African descent, whose antecedents in the British colony had been freed from slavery in 1838, but not from the struggle for economic and social improvement. Progress was difficult, but the development of elementary schools and compulsory education from 1876 was beneficial to some. The cost of fees for secondary schooling was prohibitive for most Guianese, but by the 1880s a few scholarships for the most gifted pupils were available. In 1894 the first Guianese of African descent won a scholarship to attend a British university, despite the objections of the local sugar planters who dominated the colony. ...

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Normanton, Helena Florence (1882–1957), barrister and feminist campaigner, was born on 14 December 1882 in London, the eldest of two daughters of William Alexander Normanton (1853–1886), pianoforte manufacturer, and his wife, Jane Amelia (1850–1900), daughter of Thomas Williams Marshall and his wife, Harriet...

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Pope, Samuel (1826–1901), barrister, born in Manchester on 11 December 1826, was the eldest son of Samuel Pope, a merchant of London and Manchester, and his wife, Phebe, daughter of William Rushton, merchant, of Liverpool. After private education Pope was employed in business, and in his leisure he attended debating societies, developing an aptitude for public speaking. He studied at ...

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Reeves, John (1752–1829), barrister and writer, was born in London on 20 November 1752, the only son of John Reeves, baker, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated at Eton College, 1764–71, matriculated at Merton College, Oxford, on 31 October 1771, and graduated BA in 1775. On 11 November 1775 he was elected Michel scholar of ...

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Sorabji, Cornelia (1866–1954), barrister and social reformer, was born at Nasik in the Bombay Presidency, India, on 15 November 1866, the fifth daughter of the Revd Sorabji Karsedji, a Parsi Christian convert, and his wife, Franscina Ford, who had been brought up by an English couple. The ...

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Williams, Ivy (1877–1966), first woman barrister in England, was born on 7 September 1877 at 21 Devon Square, Newton Abbot, Devon, the daughter of George St Swithin Williams, solicitor of 12 King Edward Street, Oxford, and of his wife, Emma Ewers (d...