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Mary Sophia Allen (1878–1964) by Mrs Albert Broom, 1916 [centre, with members of the women police] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Allen, Mary Sophia (1878–1964), police officer, was born on 12 March 1878 at 2 Marlborough Terrace, Newport Road, Roath, Glamorgan, the daughter of Thomas Isaac Allen, a superintendent of the Great Western Railway, and his wife, Margaret Sophia Carlyle. Her sister, Mrs Hampton...

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Allibone [Allibond], Sir Richard (1636–1688), judge, was the son of Job Allibone (bap. 1599, d. 1672). Allibone's paternal grandfather, Peter Allibond, served as rector of Chenies, Buckinghamshire, until his death in 1629, but Job Allibone broke with the family religion and converted to Roman Catholicism. For this act he was disinherited, but he managed to secure himself a place in the ...

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Allott, Antony Nicolas [Tony] (1924–2002), jurist and magistrate, was born on 30 June 1924 at home, Leomont, in Jump, a mining village near Barnsley, Yorkshire, the first son and third of the nine children of Reginald William Allott (1892–1970), steelworks manager, and his wife, ...

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Sir Edmund Anderson (1530?–1605) by unknown artist, 1590s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anderson, Sir Edmund (1530?–1605), judge, was born at Flixborough, Lincolnshire, the third son of Edward Anderson, landowner, and his wife, Joan Clayton. He was descended from Northumberland gentry but the family migrated to Lincolnshire before he was born. Anderson is said to have spent a brief period at ...

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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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Arden, Edward (1533–1583), convicted conspirator, was the son of a Warwickshire gentleman, William Arden, second cousin to Mary Arden, the mother of Shakespeare. William having died in 1545, Edward succeeded his grandfather Thomas as master of Park Hall, Warwickshire, in 1563. He married ...

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Babington, Anthony (1561–1586), conspirator, was born in October 1561 at Dethick, Derbyshire, the third child and eldest son of Henry Babington of Dethick and his second wife, Mary, daughter of George, Lord Darcy, and granddaughter of Thomas, Lord Darcy, who was beheaded for his role in the Pilgrimage of Grace. The family had been established in ...

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Babington, Sir William (c. 1370–1454), justice, was from an ancient Northumberland family, whose members had, by the mid-fourteenth century, abandoned their interests there in favour first of Cambridgeshire and then of Nottinghamshire, where they had long held a manor at Rolleston near Newark...

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Backhouse, Sir Edmund Trelawny, second baronet (1873–1944), Sinologist and fraudster, eldest of the four surviving sons of Jonathan Edmund Backhouse, first baronet (1849–1918), a banker, and Florence (1845–1902), youngest daughter of Sir John Salusbury Salusbury-Trelawny, was born on 20 October 1873 at The Rookery, Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire...

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W. P. Courtney

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Badeley, Edward Lowth (1803/4–1868), ecclesiastical lawyer, was the younger son of John Badeley MD, of Leigh's Hall, near Chelmsford, and his wife, Charlotte Brackenbury. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, at the age of sixteen on 14 January 1820 and graduated BA in 1823, taking his MA degree in 1828. In January 1841 he was called to the ...

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Baillie [Bailly], Charles (c. 1541–1625), conspirator and informer, was probably born in the Low Countries of Scottish descent. He was a good linguist, and from about 1564 found employment in the household of Mary, queen of Scots. By 1571 he was in the service of ...

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Baillie, William, of Provand (d. 1593), judge, was the son of Alexander Baillie of Carfin, Lanarkshire. No siblings are definitely known, though in his testament a legacy was left to James, son of the late Thomas Baillie, the latter having possibly been William's...

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P. B. Austin

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Ball, Nicholas (1791–1865), judge and politician, was born in Dublin, the son of John Ball (1728–1804), silk mercer of Dublin, and his wife, Mabel Clare, née Bennett. Ball, a Catholic, was educated at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, and at Trinity College, Dublin (1808–12), where his contemporaries included ...

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Barclay, Sir George (c. 1636–1710), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was probably born in Kincardineshire, the son of Andrew Barclay of 'Sheels', who was of an unrecorded cadet branch of the Barclay family of Johnston, Kincardineshire, and was perhaps Andrew, a younger son of ...

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Barclay, Thomas (c. 1570–1632), jurist, was born in Aberdeen of unknown parents. He was sent to Bordeaux in the 1580s to study the Latin and Greek humanities and philosophy at the municipal Collège de Guyenne. This was one of the leading schools in ...

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William Barclay (1546–1608) by Karel van Mallery, pubd 1600 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barclay, William [Guillaume] (1546–1608), civil lawyer, was born in Scotland. According to Sir Robert Sibbald he was descended from the Barclays of Collairnie in Fife; but according to a note attached to James Gordon's History of Scots Affairs (1841) he was a grandson of ...