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Francis Espinasse

Reviser Richard Maxwell

Adolphus, John Leycester (bap. 1794, d. 1862), barrister and writer, was baptized on 28 August 1794 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, London, the son of John Adolphus (1768–1845), barrister and historian, and Martha Elizabeth, née Leycester (d. 1843). He had a sister, Emily, later Henderson...

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Allen, Anthony (1685–1754), barrister and antiquary, was born on 3 June 1685 and baptized at Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, two days later, the fourth surviving son of William Allen (d. 1698), of Much Hadham, and his wife, Bridget James. After attending Bishop's Stortford School...

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Austin Dobson

Reviser Rebecca Mills

Anstey, John (bap. 1757, d. 1819), poet and barrister, the second son of Christopher Anstey (1724–1805) and Ann, third daughter of Felix Calvert of Albury Hall, Hertfordshire, was born at Anstey Hall, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, and baptized on 7 November 1757. A scholar at ...

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Arnold, Thomas James (1803–1877), barrister and literary translator, was born on 6 July 1803 in Downing Street, Westminster, London, the eldest son of Samuel James Arnold (1774–1852), dramatist, and Matilda Catherine Pye (d. 1851), younger daughter of Henry James Pye, MP and poet laureate. He was educated at ...

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Austin, Charles (1799–1874), barrister, was born in Suffolk on 26 March 1799, the second of the five sons and two daughters of Jonathan Austin and his wife, Anne, née Redhouse, of Ipswich. Jonathan Austin was a miller and corn merchant who made large amounts of money as a government contractor during the Napoleonic wars. He was a handsome, vigorous, self-educated, and astute man who liked to read. ...

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J. M. Rigg

Reviser Beth F. Wood

Bell, John (1764–1836), barrister, son of Matthew Bell, was born at Kendal, Westmorland, on 23 October 1764. He lost both parents at an early age and was brought up by an aunt. He was educated at Kirkby Lonsdale School and the grammar school at ...

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J. M. Rigg

Reviser Beth F. Wood

Beville, Robert (d. 1824), barrister, was called to the bar at the Inner Temple between 1795 and 1799, and practised on the Norfolk circuit and at the Ely assizes, as well as in London and Middlesex, until 1807. In 1812 he became registrar to the ...

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James Mew

Reviser Beth F. Wood

Bligh, Richard (1780–1838), barrister, was the second son of John Bligh of Abingdon Street, London, secretary of the Chelsea waterworks, and his wife, Lucy Shuter. He was educated at Westminster School and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1803 and MA in 1806. On 29 November 1817, he married ...

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Bowles, John (1751–1819), barrister and author, was the son of John Bowles, a printseller in Cornhill in the City of London. He is said to have received a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Douai on 25 March 1779 and to have been licensed by the same university on 11 May 1781. While he was reading for the bar he often attended the ...

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C. E. A. Bedwell

Reviser Judy Slinn

Brown, Joseph (1809–1902), barrister, born at Walworth, Surrey, on 4 April 1809, was the second son of Joseph Brown, wine merchant, of the Cumberland family of Scales, near Kirk Oswald. Educated by his uncle, the Revd John Whitridge, of Carlisle, at Camberwell grammar school...

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Robert Harrison

Reviser Beth F. Wood

Buck, John William (1780/81–1821), barrister, was the only son of John Buck of Town Hill, near Bradford, Yorkshire. He matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford, on 27 April 1797 at the age of sixteen, and was admitted to the Middle Temple on 10 December 1805. He was called to the ...

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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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Burge, William (1786–1849), barrister, slave owner, and anti-abolition advocate, was born in Castle Cary, Somerset, on 18 April 1786, the eldest son in the family of three sons and six daughters of John Burge (1746–1810), stocking maker, and his wife, Elizabeth (1760–1804), daughter of the ...

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Calcutt, Sir David Charles (1930–2004), barrister and college head, was born on 2 November 1930 at Berkeley Nursing Home, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, the only child of Alfred Henry (Harry) Calcutt (d. 1972), pharmacist, and his wife, Christine Linda, née Young. His early life was shaped by his musicality. A chorister at ...

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Caldecott, Thomas (bap. 1744, d. 1833), barrister and literary editor, was born in Rugby and baptized on 13 April 1744, the eldest of three sons of William Caldecott of Rugby and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of the Revd Peter Senhouse, of Linton, Herefordshire...

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Callis, Robert (c. 1577–1642), barrister, was the younger son of Robert Callis of Great Hale, Lincolnshire, yeoman. He entered Gray's Inn in 1596 and was called to the bar in 1601. In spite of his modest beginnings Callis became a highly successful practitioner both locally and at ...

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Carden, George Frederick (1798–1874), barrister and cemetery founder, was born on 21 May 1798 in London, the second of the five children of James Carden (1758–1829), attorney, and his wife, Mary (1765–1830), daughter of John Walter (1739?–1812), founder of The Times. His brother was the banker and politician ...

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