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Carnegie, Sir Robert, of Kinnaird (d. 1566), diplomat and judge, was the son of John Carnegie of Kinnaird (d. 1513) and Jane Vaus. He inherited the family estates in Forfarshire on his father's death. He married Margaret Guthrie, the daughter of a north-east laird, and they had at least three sons. He also had an illegitimate son, ...

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Cross, (Philip Louis) Ulric (1917–2013), air force officer, judge, and diplomatist, was born on 1 May 1917 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the son of Reginald Rufus Cross, headteacher, and his wife, Maud. One of nine children, at the age of eleven he qualified for a free secondary education scholarship and attended ...

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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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Freeland, Sir John Redvers (1927–2014), international lawyer, diplomatist, and judge, was born at Gothic House nursing home, Brent Street, Hendon, London, on 16 July 1927, the only surviving child of (Clarence) Redvers Freeland (1900–1979), company director, and his wife, Freda Ivy, ...

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Lloyd, Charles Dalton Clifford (1844–1891), magistrate and diplomatist, was born in Portsmouth on 13 January 1844, the eldest son of Colonel Robert Clifford Lloyd (1809–1863) of the 68th Durham light infantry, and his wife, Annie Savage (d. 1908). Both his grandfather, Bartholomew Lloyd...

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Newton, Sir Henry (1650–1715), diplomat and judge, was baptized at Romford on 20 August 1650, the eldest son of Henry Newton of Highley, Essex, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Richard Hunt of Essex. He matriculated at St Mary Hall, Oxford, on 17 March 1665, aged fourteen, graduated BA in 1668, and proceeded MA in 1671 and BCL in 1674. He was still at ...

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Rau, Sir Benegal Narsinga (1887–1953), judge and diplomatist, was born at Karkala, near Mangalore, in the Madras presidency, south India, on 26 February 1887, second of the four sons of Benegal Raghavendra Rao, a doctor in the Madras medical service, and his wife, ...

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Vaus [Vans], Sir Patrick, Lord Barnbarroch (d. 1597), diplomat and judge, was the second son of Sir John Vaus of Barnbarroch, Wigtownshire, and his wife, Janet, only child of Sir Samuel MacCulloch of Myreton, keeper of the palace of Linlithgow. Vaus was intended for the church and became rector of ...