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Sidney Lee

revised by K. D. Reynolds

Anstey, Thomas Chisholm (1816–1873), lawyer and politician, was the second son of Thomas Anstey (1777–1851), one of the earliest settlers in Van Diemen's Land, and his wife, Mary Turnbull (d. 1862), and was born in Kentish Town, London. He received his early education in ...

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Barowe [Barrow], Thomas (d. 1499), lawyer and administrator, was a native of north Lincolnshire, who became a scholar of Eton College in 1451, and was nominated by the provost for a scholarship at King's Hall, Cambridge, in 1456–7. Admitted as a bachelor of civil law in 1460, he incepted in civil law in 1469–70, and became a licentiate in 1475. Closely associated with ...

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Barry, Michael Joseph (1817–1889), writer and lawyer, was born in Cork City, the eldest son of Michael Joseph Barry, a barrister and later professor of English law in the then Queen's College, Cork (now University College, Cork), and his wife, Anne England...

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Baynard, Richard (1371–1434), lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons, was born on 2 February 1371, the fourth son of Thomas Baynard (d. 1375) of Messing, Essex, the family home since the twelfth century. He inherited Messing, Birch Hall, and Le Castle...

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Bell, William (b. in or before 1538, d. 1598), lawyer, was born to a family of Worcestershire gentry, the son of John Bell. According to his own account Bell's great-grandfather had been forced to sell his patrimony to support a dissolute wife, the natural daughter of ...

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J. M. Rigg

revised by Andrew D. E. Lewis

Booth, James Charles (bap. 1703, d. 1778), lawyer, was baptized on 6 November 1703 at the church of St Germain-en-Laye, the eldest son of Charles Booth (1666/7–1740), army officer and Jacobite courtier, and Barbara Symes. His godfather was James Stuart (James III), Jacobite claimant to the throne, whom ...

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Bowes, John (c. 1383–1444), lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons, came from a minor gentry family established by 1200 at Costock in south Nottinghamshire. The son of John Bowes (d. in or before 1404) and an unknown mother, he was the first of the family to enjoy a career of any distinction, probably owing his early advancement to his neighbour ...

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Brok, Laurence del (c. 1210–1274), lawyer and justice, was probably born in or before 1210 in Buckinghamshire. His first appearance in the records is in 1231, when he was appointed to act as an attorney in a Buckinghamshire case. By the late 1230s he had become one of a small group of professional lawyers practising in the ...

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Browne, Geoffrey (c. 1608–1668), lawyer and politician, was a son of Sir Dominick Browne (c.1588–1658), merchant and landowner, and Anastasia, daughter of James Rivagh D'Arcy; he belonged through both paternal and maternal descent to the ‘tribes of Galway’, the urban mercantile élite of the city. Some of the ‘tribes’, including the ...

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Charles Butler (1750–1832) by Robert William Sievier, pubd 1817 (after John Barry) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler, Charles (1750–1832), Roman Catholic layman and lawyer, was born in London on 14 August 1750, the son of James Butler, a successful linen draper who had a shop on Pall Mall. His mother, whose maiden name was Blandecque and whose family came from ...

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Butler, Sir Theobald [Toby] (1642/3–1721), lawyer, was the son of a family from Bolytonrath in co. Tipperary which had fought on the confederate side during the wars of the 1640s and 1650s, but the names of his parents are unknown. His grandfather was executed by the Cromwellians. ...

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Cantilupe [Cantelupe], Roger de (d. 1258/9), lawyer, was described in 1234 by Bishop Alexander of Stainsby as following in the footsteps of his father, who had been hanged as a traitor. It has therefore been surmised that he was the son of the ...

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Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll the Settler] (1661–1720), planter and lawyer in America, was born in Ireland, the second son of Daniel Carroll of Aghagurty (b. in or before 1642, d. in or before 1688), tenant farmer. Historians use the appellation ...

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Sir George-Étienne Cartier, baronet (1814–1873) by unknown engraver, pubd 1864 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cartier, Sir George-Étienne, baronet (1814–1873), lawyer and politician in Canada, was born on 6 September 1814 at Seven Chimneys, St Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada, the seventh of the eight children of Jacques Cartier (1774–1841), a merchant, and his wife, Marguerite (1779–1848), the daughter of ...

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Chapleau, Sir Joseph-Adolphe (1840–1898), lawyer and politician in Canada, born on 9 November 1840 at Ste Thérèse de Blainville, in the county of Terrebonne, Lower Canada (province of Quebec), where his family had been settled for nearly a century, was the son of ...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Clifford, Henry (1768–1813), Roman Catholic layman and lawyer, was born on 2 March 1768, the second of the eight sons of Thomas Clifford (1732–1787) of Tixall, Staffordshire (brother of Hugh, fourth Baron Clifford), and his wife, Barbara (d. 1786), youngest daughter and coheir of ...

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Constable, Robert (late 1450s–1501), lawyer, was the second son of Sir Robert Constable (d. 1488) of Flamborough, Yorkshire, and Gray's Inn, and the younger brother of Sir Marmaduke Constable (d. 1518), who inherited the Flamborough estate and whom he followed to Lincoln's Inn...