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Jones, Sir William (1746–1794), orientalist and judge, was born at Beaufort Buildings, Westminster, on 28 September 1746, the youngest child of William Jones (c. 1675–1749) and Mary Nix (c.1705–1780), the gifted daughter of a cabinet-maker. His father, a distinguished Welsh mathematician and a friend of ...
Loftus, Dudley (1618–1695), orientalist and jurist, was born at Rathfarnham Castle, co. Dublin, the third son of Sir Adam Loftus (b. 1590/91, d. in or after 1641), later lord justice and chancellor of Ireland, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Walter Vaughan...
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Morley, William Hook (1814–1860), orientalist and lawyer, was born at St Michael's Place, Brompton, London, on 3 August 1814, the second son of George Morley (1780–1850) of the Inner Temple, and his wife, Frances Blackburne, née Colpeper (1787/8–1868). He distinguished himself in 1838 by discovering a missing manuscript of ...
Woodroffe, Sir John George (1865–1936), judge and tantric scholar, was born on 15 December 1865, the eldest son of James Tisdall Woodroffe, a lawyer, and his wife, Florence Hume. After completing his schooling in Woburn Park School, Surrey, he studied at University College, Oxford...