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Foster, Charles James (1818–1896), jurist, was the fourth son of Richard Foster, a nonconformist brewer, of Cambridge. He received his early schooling under Cyrus Edmunds at Cambridge before going on to University College, London. After obtaining an MA in political economy, he proceeded to the degree of bachelor of laws in 1842, at the same time winning the university law scholarship. In 1849 he received the degree of LLD. Admitted to ...

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John Glaister (1856–1932) by William Somerville Shanks, 1917 © reserved / Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

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Glaister, John (1856–1932), expert in medical jurisprudence and public health, was born on 9 March 1856 in the county town of Lanark, the eldest of four children born to Joseph Glaister (1830–1871) and Marion Hamilton Weir (1832–1871), small property owners, grocers, and spirit merchants. ...

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Parsons, Theophilus (1750–1813), revolutionary politician and jurist in the United States of America, was born on 24 February 1750 in Byfield, Massachusetts, the third of three children of Moses Parsons (1716–1783), a Congregational parish minister, and Susan Davis (1719–1794), daughter of Abraham Davis...

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Williams, Glanville Llewelyn (1911–1997), jurist and law reformer, was born on 15 February 1911 at Tremayne, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, Glamorgan, the only child of Benjamin Elwey Williams, a tailor and clothing manufacturer, and his wife, Gwladys, née Llewelyn, a schoolteacher at Pontypridd. His father spoke Welsh but his mother did not, and ...