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Dewhurst, Robert (1576/7–1645), lawyer and benefactor, was born at Wormley, near Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, the second of the five sons of Barnard Dewhurst (1533–1596), a Lancashire man who became an employee of William Cecil, Baron Burghley, and his wife, Anne Warde, who was probably a niece of ...

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Gifford, Adam, Lord Gifford (1820–1887), judge and benefactor, eldest son of James Gifford, administrator, and his wife, Catherine Ann, née West, teacher, was born at Edinburgh on 29 February 1820. His sister Mary married the Congregationalist minister Alexander Raleigh, and was the mother of ...

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Harris, Edmund Robert (1803–1877), lawyer and benefactor, was born on 6 September 1803, probably at Preston, Lancashire, one of four children (three boys and a girl) of Robert Harris (1764–1862), a Cambridge graduate and vicar of St George's Church, Preston (1798 to death), and headmaster of ...

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Little, Clement (c. 1527–1580), lawyer and benefactor, was the elder son of Clement Little (d. 1551), a prosperous Edinburgh merchant who also owned property in upper Liberton to the south of the town, and his wife, Elizabeth Fisher. The couple ran their shop, filled with cloth, articles of apparel, and similar merchandise, which lay close to the family home on the south side of ...

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W. W. Buckland

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Monro, Charles Henry (1835–1908), jurist and benefactor, was born in London on 17 March 1835, the second of three sons of Cecil Monro, chief registrar of the court of chancery, and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of Colonel Henry Howe Knight-Erskine of Pittodrie...

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Richard Pate (1516–1588) by unknown artist, 1550 Corpus Christi College, Oxford / Bridgeman Art Library

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Pate, Richard (1516–1588), lawyer and refounder of Cheltenham grammar school, was born on 24 September 1516 and was probably the son of Walter Pate of Cheltenham, a prosperous tradesman who was a baker, butcher, and innkeeper (HoP, Commons, 1558–1603, 3.185; Jones, 90...

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W. P. Courtney

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Salt, Samuel (d. 1792), lawyer and benefactor of Charles Lamb, was a son of John Salt, vicar of Audley in Staffordshire. He was admitted at the Middle Temple in 1741 and at the Inner Temple in 1745, and was duly called to the bar in 1753. In 1782 he was raised to the bench at the ...

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Sexey, Hugh (d. 1619), lawyer and benefactor, was a native of Bruton in east Somerset. The William Sexey recorded as buried there on 15 January 1567 may have been his father. A reliable tradition records his origins as humble, even though his family can be traced back to at least 1429. ...

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Viner, Charles (bap. 1678, d. 1756), legal writer and university benefactor, was born in Salisbury and baptized there at St Mary's Church, on 3 November 1678, the son of Charles Viner (fl. 1660–1711) and his wife, Mary. His father was a prosperous draper, and perhaps a kinsman of ...