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T. F. Henderson

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Adams, William (1772–1851), lawyer and diplomatist, the youngest son of Patience Thomas Adams, filazer of the court of king's bench, and Martha, daughter of Thomas Marsh, was born at 39 Hatton Garden, London, on 13 January 1772. On his father's side he was connected with an old ...

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Carter, Sir John Gregorio (1919–2005), lawyer and diplomatist, was born on 27 January 1919 in Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, British Guiana, the only son and youngest of five children of Kemp R. Carter, pharmacist, and his wife, Gertrude, née Humphrys. His parents were both from ...

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Dale, Valentine (c. 1520–1589), civil lawyer and diplomat, was born about 1520, the only son of John Dale (c.1500–1552), landowner, and his wife, Joan (d. in or after 1552). The family was a cadet branch of the Dales of South Tidworth...

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Sir Patrick Henry Dean (1909–1994) by Goodchilds, 1969 private collection

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Dean, Sir Patrick Henry (1909–1994), lawyer and diplomatist, was born on 16 March 1909 in Berlin, the only son and elder child of Henry Roy Dean (1879–1961), professor of pathology and later master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and his wife, Irene (1875–1959), daughter of ...

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Evans, Sir (William) Vincent John (1915–2007), international lawyer, diplomatist, and judge, was born on 20 October 1915 at 163 Albert Road, Wood Green, Middlesex, of Welsh ancestry, the son of Charles Herbert Evans (d. 1978), bank clerk, later bank manager, and his wife, ...

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Gonsales de Puebla, Rodrigo (d. 1509), lawyer and diplomat, was of obscure but presumably Castilian origins; he was accused of being Jewish by aristocratic Spanish detractors. Nor is much known about his close relatives: his daughter was arrested by the inquisition in Seville...

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Hawkyns, Henry (c. 1553–1630), civil lawyer and diplomatic agent, was the son of John Hawkyns and his wife, Ann Yelverton. He was connected to the leading East Anglian protestant families through his mother, and was probably born at Wisbech on property which she had acquired through her first marriage to ...

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Hearne, John Joseph (1893–1969), diplomat and lawyer, was born at 8 William Street, Waterford, Ireland, on 4 November 1893, the fourth son, and sixth of seven children, of Richard Hearne (1850–1929), leather merchant and boot manufacturer and lord mayor of Waterford (1901–2, 1902–3), and his wife, ...

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Sir Leoline Jenkins (1625–1685) by Herbert Tuer, 1679 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jenkins, Sir Leoline (1625–1685), lawyer and diplomat, was born in Llantrithyd, Glamorgan, the son of Leoline or Lewellyn Jenkins, a yeoman of modest estate from Llanblethian in Glamorgan, who was recognized as being 'honest, prudent and industrious' (Wynne, 1.1). ...

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Otterburn, Sir Adam (d. 1548), lawyer and diplomat, was possibly descended from the family which produced such notable legal figures in the fifteenth century as Nicholas Otterburn, clerk register, and John Otterburn, official of Lothian. Nothing certain is known of his parents, although it is possible that ...

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Julian Pauncefote, Baron Pauncefote (1828–1902) by Elliott & Fry, pubd 1900 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pauncefote, Julian, Baron Pauncefote (1828–1902), lawyer and diplomatist, was born on 13 September 1828 at Munich, Bavaria, the third and youngest son of Robert Pauncefote (formerly Smith; 1788–1843) of Preston Court, Preston, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Emma Smith (d. 1853), daughter of ...

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Ryssheton [Rishton], Nicholas (d. 1413), canon lawyer and diplomat, was probably a native of Lancashire, where he had a brother, Henry Rishton, one of whose sons, also Nicholas (d. 1463), emulated his uncle's career. The elder Nicholas held a prebend in Crediton collegiate church, Devon...

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Scott, Sir William, of Balwearie (d. 1532), lawyer and diplomat, was the eldest son of William Scott of Balwearie, judge. He had a brother, David. Scott was married twice: first, by October 1484, to Elizabeth Moncrieff, and second, by September 1495, to Janet Lundy...

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Sinclair, Sir Ian McTaggart (1926–2013), international lawyer and diplomatist, was born on 14 January 1926 at 286 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow, the son of John Sinclair (d. 1950), company director, and his wife, Margaret Wilson Gardner, née Love (1894–1965). Baptized under his father's name of ...

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Watts, Sir Arthur Desmond (1931–2007), international lawyer and diplomatist, was born on 14 November 1931 at 28 Lingfield Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, the only child of Captain (later Colonel) Arthur Edward Watts (1891–1958) of the army education corps and his wife, Eileen May, née...

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Wilson, Sir Geoffrey Masterman (1910–2004), barrister, diplomatist, and public servant, was born at Winterbourne, Storeton Road, Tranmere, Birkenhead, on 7 April 1910, the third son and youngest child of Alexander Cowan Wilson, civil engineer, and his wife, Edith Jane, née Brayshaw. His parents were Quakers, his mother coming from a line of Quakers going back to the seventeenth century. They were deeply religious, lived frugally, and actively pursued a number of good causes. Their influence, except their austere mode of living, and the beliefs and principles of the ...

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John Yonge (1466/77–1516) by unknown artist, 1910 (after Pietro Torrigiano, c. 1516) © National Portrait Gallery, London