Boase, Frederic (1843–1916), lawyer and biographer, was born on 7 October 1843 in Larrigan, near Penzance, the youngest in the family of four sons and two daughters of John Josias Arthur Boase (1801–1896), banker, and his wife, Charlotte (1802–1873), daughter of Robert Sholl...
H. F. Oxbury
revised by Myfanwy Lloyd
revised by M. J. Mercer
Cromwell, Oliver (c. 1742–1821), biographer and lawyer, was one of six children of Thomas Cromwell (1699–1747/8), of Bridgewater Square, London, and his second wife, Mary (1708–1813), daughter of the London merchant Nicholas Skinner. He was the great-great-grandson and last of the direct male descendants of ...
Foss, Edward (1787–1870), legal writer and biographer, eldest son of Edward Smith Foss (d. 1830), solicitor, of 36 Essex Street, Strand, London, and Anne, his wife, daughter of Dr William Rose of Chiswick, was born in Gough Square, Fleet Street, on 16 October 1787. He was educated under ...
Goodcole, Henry (bap. 1586, d. 1641), prison visitor and author, was baptized at St James's, Clerkenwell, on 23 May 1586, the eighth or ninth child (he was a twin) of eleven children of James Goodcole (d. 1597) and his second wife, Joan Duncombe...
P. R. Glazebrook
Heuston, Robert Francis Vere (1923–1995), jurist and biographer, was born on 17 November 1923 in Dublin, the elder son of Vere Douglas Heuston, managing clerk at Guinness's brewery in that city, and his wife, Dorothy Helen, née Coulter. He was baptized into the ...
Maker: Rudolph Lehmann
A. W. Ward
revised by Sayoni Basu
Martin, Sir Theodore (1816–1909), lawyer and biographer, born at Edinburgh on 16 September 1816, was the only son in a family of ten children of a well-to-do Edinburgh solicitor, James Martin, who was for some years private secretary to Andrew, Lord Rutherfurd. His grandfather, also ...
Nevinson [Nevynson], Stephen (c. 1520–1580), biographer and ecclesiastical lawyer, was born about 1520, the second son of Richard Nevinson of Newby, Westmorland. His first cousin Christopher Nevinson was diocesan commissary to Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, and married Cranmer's niece. This family connection with the central figure of the English Reformation was crucial for ...
C. W. Sutton
revised by Jonathan Harris
Roscoe, Henry (1800–1836), legal writer and biographer, was born on 17 April 1800 at Allerton Hall, near Liverpool, the youngest son of William Roscoe (1753–1831), banker, historian, and patron of the arts, and his wife, Jane (1757–1824), daughter of William Griffies, a Liverpool...
Maker: Don Honeyman
Sereny, Gitta (1921–2012), author, was born Gitta Serényi on 13 March 1921 in Vienna, the only daughter and younger child of Gyula (or Ferdinand) Serényi (d. 1923), a Hungarian landowner, and his wife, Margit, née Herzfeld (1890–1993), an actress. In 1926 her mother became engaged to ...
W. P. Courtney
revised by Eric Metcalfe
Woolrych, Humphry William (1795–1871), biographer and legal writer, was born at Southgate, Middlesex, on 24 September 1795, the son of Humphry Cornewall Woolrych (d. 1816), landowner of Croxley in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, elder daughter and coheir of William Bentley...