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Anstruther, Sir John, fourth baronet and first baronet (1753–1811), politician and judge, was born on 27 March 1753 at Elie House, Elie, Fife, the second son of Sir John Anstruther, second baronet (1718–1799), politician, and his wife, Janet Fall (1727–1802), daughter of James Fall...

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Atkyns, Sir Edward (1630/31–1698), judge and politician, was born at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, the second son of Sir Edward Atkyns (1587–1669) of Hensington, Oxfordshire, and Albury Hall, Hertfordshire, baron of the exchequer and justice of the common pleas, and his first wife, Ursula (...

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Atkyns, Sir Robert (bap. 1621, d. 1710), judge and politician, was born at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, and baptized there on 29 April 1621, the eldest son of Sir Edward Atkyns (1587–1669), a baron of the exchequer during the interregnum, and the elder brother of ...

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Ball, Nicholas (1791–1865), judge and politician, was born in Dublin, the son of John Ball (1728–1804), silk mercer of Dublin, and his wife, Mabel Clare, née Bennett. Ball, a Catholic, was educated at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, and at Trinity College, Dublin (1808–12), where his contemporaries included ...

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Bell, Sir Robert (d. 1577), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, is of unknown parentage and origins, although he may have come from a Norfolk or Yorkshire family. He was possibly educated at Cambridge and certainly at the Middle Temple, where he was a bencher, autumn reader in 1565, and Lent reader in 1572. He was married three times: first, to ...

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Best, William Draper, first Baron Wynford (1767–1845), judge and deputy speaker, was born at Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset, on 13 December 1767, the third son of Thomas Best and his wife, Elizabeth Draper. He attended the grammar school at Crewkerne, and, being intended for the ...

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Blencowe, Sir John (1642–1726), judge and politician, was born on 30 November 1642 at Marston St Lawrence, on Northamptonshire's border with Oxfordshire, the eldest son of Thomas Blencowe (1602–1674) and his second wife, Mary (c.1618–1687), daughter of the Revd Dr Francis Savage...

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Brodie [Brody], Alexander, of Brodie, Lord Brodie (1617–1680), politician and judge, was born on 25 July 1617, the eldest of the four children of David Brodie of Brodie (1586–1632) and his wife, Katherine (d. c.1664), daughter of Thomas Dunbar of Grange...

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Browne, Sir Samuel (b. in or before 1598, d. 1668), politician and judge, was the son of Nicholas Browne, vicar of Polebrook, Northamptonshire and prebendary of Peterborough, and Frances, daughter of Thomas St John, third son of Oliver, Lord St John. He was admitted pensioner of ...

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Campbell, Sir Ilay, of Succoth, first baronet (1734–1823), judge and politician, was born in Edinburgh on 23 August 1734, the eldest of four sons of Archibald Campbell of Succoth (d. 1790), a principal clerk of session and writer to the signet, and his wife, ...

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Sir Ilay Campbell of Succoth, first baronet (1734–1823) by Charles Turner, pubd 1822 (after John Partridge, exh. RA 1821) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Carleton, Hugh, Viscount Carleton (1739–1826), judge and politician, was born on 11 September 1739, possibly in Cork, the eldest son of Francis Carleton, a wealthy merchant known as the King of Cork, and Rebecca, daughter of Hugh Lawton of Lake March, co. Cork...

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Charlton, Sir Job, first baronet (c. 1614–1697), judge and politician, was born at Ludford, Herefordshire, the eldest surviving son of Robert Charlton (d. c.1670), a goldsmith of Mincing Lane in London, and Emma, daughter of Thomas Harby of Adstone, Northamptonshire. His father, who may have come from ...

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Cherry, Richard Robert (1859–1923), politician and judge, was born in Waterford, Ireland, on 19 March 1859, the youngest son of Robert William Cherry, solicitor, of Waterford, and his wife, Susan née Briscoe. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (1875–9), where he took an active part in athletics, as well as being a senior moderator and double gold medallist in mental science and history and political science. He was also auditor of the college historical society....

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Coghill, Marmaduke (1673–1739), judge and politician, was born in co. Dublin on 28 December 1673, the eldest son of Sir John Coghill (d. 1699?), formerly of Coghill Hall in Yorkshire, and of Hester Cramer, a descendant of Colonel Tobias von Cramer, of Swabian origin, who had settled in ...

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Corbet [Corbett], John (1609–1670), politician and judge, was the eldest son of Richard Corbet, gentleman of Halston, Shropshire. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and entered Gray's Inn on 6 June 1627. On 11 February 1639 he was called to the bar and about November 1641 he married ...

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Sir John Croke (1553x66–1620) by unknown artist, 1618 by kind permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Croke, Sir John (1553x6–1620), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was the eldest son of Sir John Croke (d. 1608) of Chilton, Buckinghamshire, and Elizabeth (d. 1611), daughter of Sir Alexander Unton of Chequers in the same county, and grandson of ...

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Sir Hew Dalrymple, first baronet, Lord North Berwick (1652–1737) by William Aikman Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple Bt

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Dalrymple, Sir Hew, first baronet, Lord North Berwick (1652–1737), judge and politician, was the third son of James Dalrymple, first Viscount Stair (1619–1695), and Margaret (d. 1692), daughter of James Ross of Balneil and widow of Fergus Kennedy of Knockdaw. Like his father and elder brothers ...