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G. C. Boase

revised by Jonathan Harris

Hughes, William (1803–1861), writer on law and angling, was born at the vicarage, Maker, Cornwall, on 2 March 1803, the fourth son of Sir Robert Hughes, third baronet (1740–1814), rector of Frimley St Mary and Weston, Suffolk, and curate of Maker, and his second wife, ...


La Chapelle, Victor Octave Xavier Alfred de Morton de, Count de La Chapelle in the French nobility (1863–1931), lawyer and wildfowler, was born in Périgord, France, in 1863, son of the Count and Countess de La Chapelle. His mother was descended from the Scottish ...


Alfred Cochrane

revised by Gerald M. D. Howat

Steel, Allan Gibson (1858–1914), cricketer and lawyer, was born at West Derby, Liverpool, on 24 September 1858, the son of Joseph Steel, of Liverpool and of Kirkwood, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, and his wife, Margaret Gibson, who came from a Lanarkshire family. He was the sixth of seven brothers, four of whom played cricket for ...