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Bourne, Sir (John) Wilfrid (1922–1999), barrister and civil servant, was born on 27 January 1922 at Farleigh House, Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, the second son and youngest child of Robert Croft Bourne (1888–1938), Conservative MP for Oxford City from 1924 to 1938, and his wife, ...

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Brickdale, Sir Charles Fortescue- (1857–1944), barrister and land registrar, was born on 1 March 1857 at 41 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, the oldest of the five children of Matthew Inglett Brickdale (1817–1894), barrister and sometime radical lawyer, and of Sarah Anna (1833/4–1909), daughter of ...

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Eadie [née Hearn], Ellice Aylmer (1912–2001), barrister and civil servant, was born on 30 June 1912 at Edmonton, St Patrick's Hill, Cork, the daughter of Robert Thomas Hearn (d. 1952), Church of Ireland clergyman, later bishop of Cork, and his wife, ...

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Le Quesne, Sir (John) Godfray (1924–2013), barrister and public servant, was born on 18 January 1924 at Rickford Lodge, The Grove, Hampstead, London, the third son of Charles Thomas Le Quesne (1885–1954), who had migrated from his native Jersey to pursue a successful career at the bar in ...

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Dame Barbara Jean Lyon Mills (1940–2011) by Nicholas Turpin, 1992 © Nicholas Turpin / The Independent / Rex Features

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Mills [née Warnock], Dame Barbara Jean Lyon (1940–2011), barrister and public servant, was born on 10 August 1940 at Wroxton, Lower Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, the elder daughter of John Lyon Warnock, chartered accountant, and his wife, Nora Kitty, née Sheather (1911–1997). At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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John Tidd Pratt (1797–1870) by Maull & Polyblank, 1855 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pratt, John Tidd (1797–1870), barrister and civil servant, was born in London on 13 December 1797, the second son of John Pratt, surgeon, of Kensington. He was admitted a student at the Inner Temple in 1819 and called to the bar in 1824. He married on 20 May 1821 ...

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Sir Ashton Wentworth Roskill (1902–1991) by Walter Bird, 1967 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Roskill, Sir Ashton Wentworth (1902–1991), barrister and public servant, was born on 1 January 1902 at 33A Montagu Square, London, the eldest of four sons of John Henry Roskill (1860–1940), barrister, and his wife, Sybil Mary Wentworth, née Dilke (1879–1931), daughter of Ashton Wentworth Dilke (1850–1883)...

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Symons, Jelinger Cookson (1809–1860), barrister and inspector of schools, was born on 27 August 1809 at West Ilsley, Berkshire, the son of the Revd Jelinger Symons (1778–1851) and his wife, Maria, eldest daughter of John Airey of Northumberland. Symons's father was vicar of ...