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Anstruther, Sir John, fourth baronet and first baronet (1753–1811), politician and judge, was born on 27 March 1753 at Elie House, Elie, Fife, the second son of Sir John Anstruther, second baronet (1718–1799), politician, and his wife, Janet Fall (1727–1802), daughter of James Fall...

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Baker, Sir John (c. 1489–1558), administrator and speaker of the House of Commons, was born c.1489, being about sixty-two in 1551, the eldest of four sons of Richard Baker (d. 1504), landowner, of Cranbrook, Kent, and his wife, Joan (d...

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Broke, Sir Robert (d. 1558), judge, legal writer, and speaker of the House of Commons, was probably born in the first decade of the sixteenth century. He was the eldest son of Thomas Broke of Claverley, Shropshire, and Margaret, daughter of Humphrey Grosvenor...

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Browne, Sir Samuel (b. in or before 1598, d. 1668), politician and judge, was the son of Nicholas Browne, vicar of Polebrook, Northamptonshire and prebendary of Peterborough, and Frances, daughter of Thomas St John, third son of Oliver, Lord St John. He was admitted pensioner of ...

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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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Corbet [Corbett], John (1609–1670), politician and judge, was the eldest son of Richard Corbet, gentleman of Halston, Shropshire. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and entered Gray's Inn on 6 June 1627. On 11 February 1639 he was called to the bar and about November 1641 he married ...

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J. L. Brierly

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Evans, Sir Samuel Thomas (1859–1918), politician and judge, was born on 4 May 1859 at Skewen, near Neath, Glamorgan, the only son of John Evans, grocer, and his wife, Margaret, née Thomas. After school in Swansea, he took his LLB at London University...

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Gundry, Nathaniel (bap. 1701, d. 1754), judge and politician, baptized on 2 April 1701, was the only son of Nathaniel Gundry (d. 1736), merchant and twice mayor of Lyme Regis, Dorset, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Thomas Warren of ...

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Pollard, Sir John (b. before 1508, d. 1557), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was the eldest son of Walter Pollard of Plymouth and Avice, daughter of Richard Pollard of Way, Devon. His father's family had been merchants in Plymouth, but through his mother he was related to two other distinguished lawyers of the same surname, ...

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Henry Rolle (1589/9090–1656) by unknown artist The Masters of the Bench of the Inner Temple. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Rolle, Henry (1589/90–1656), politician and judge, was the second son of Robert Rolle (d. 1633) of Heanton, Devon, and his wife, Joan (d. 1634), daughter of Thomas Hele of Fleet, Devon. Rolle matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, on 20 March 1607, aged seventeen, and entered the ...

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C. L. Falkiner

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Sullivan, Sir Edward, first baronet (1822–1885), judge, was born at Mallow, co. Cork, on 10 July 1822. He was the eldest son of Edward Sullivan (1800–1867), and his wife, Anne Surflen (d. 1841), née Lynch, widow of John Surflen. His father was a local wine merchant who had realized a substantial fortune in business. ...

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Talfourd, Sir Thomas Noon (1795–1854), writer, judge, and politician, was born at Reading, Berkshire, on 26 May 1795, the son of Edward Talfourd, a brewer, and his wife, Ann, the daughter of the Revd Thomas Noon. Both Talfourd's father and his paternal grandfather, a dissenting minister in ...

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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 ...

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James Whiteside (1804–1876) by John Butler Yeats, 1866 National Gallery of Ireland

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Whiteside, James (1804–1876), judge and politician, was born on 12 August 1804 at Delgany, co. Wicklow, the second son of the Revd William Whiteside and Anne, née Robinson. Shortly after Whiteside's birth his father moved to Rathmines, near Dublin, where he died in 1806. ...