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Balfour, Sir James, of Pittendreich (c. 1525–1583), politician and legal writer, was the eldest son of Sir Michael Balfour (d. 1577) of Mountquhanie in Fife, and Joneta Boswell. He may have been educated at St Andrews in 1539 or 1540, when he would have been about fifteen years old, and was at ...

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Coke, Sir Edward (1552–1634), lawyer, legal writer, and politician, was born on 1 February 1552 at Mileham, Norfolk, the only surviving son of Robert Coke (1513–1561), lawyer and landowner of Mileham, and his wife, Winifred (d. 1569), daughter of William Knightley of ...

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Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634) by unknown artist 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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Locke, John (1805–1880), legal writer and politician, born in London, was the only son of John Locke, surveyor, of Herne Hill, Surrey, and his wife, Alice, daughter of W. Cartwright. He was educated at Dulwich College and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1829 and MA in 1832. He was called to the ...