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Addison, Charles Greenstreet (bap. 1812, d. 1866), barrister and legal writer, was baptized on 1 April 1812, the youngest son of William Dering Addison of Newark House, Maidstone, the descendant of an old Kentish family, and his wife, Susan Whiting. Addison was called to the bar at the ...

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E. I. Carlyle

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Archbold, John Frederick (1785–1870), barrister and legal writer, was the second son of John Archbold of co. Dublin. He was admitted a student of Lincoln's Inn on 3 May 1809, and was called to the bar on 5 May 1814. Archbold did not marry, and with no recorded interests outside the law he devoted his life to his work, becoming one of the most prolific writers of legal treatises and digests in the nineteenth century. His books were essentially practical, and were clear, comprehensive, and well organized. He also had a high reputation, which ensured that his works usually sold well....

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Barton, Charles (1767/8–1843), barrister and legal writer, was called to the bar on 20 November 1795 at the Inner Temple, and established a successful conveyancing practice. Among his clients was the Golden Lane Brewery, one of a number of joint-stock associations formed after the turn of the nineteenth century and whose deed he drew up. ...

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Chitty, Joseph, the elder (1775–1841), barrister and legal writer, was born on 12 March 1775, one of the two sons and eight daughters of Joseph Chitty (1729–1795), and his wife, Sarah Cartwright. He was called to the bar of the Middle Temple on 28 June 1816, after having practised as a special pleader for a number of years. He never took silk, but enjoyed an enormous junior practice, and became one of the most prolific legal writers in ...

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Dalton, Michael (1564–1644), barrister and legal writer, was born on 28 September 1564 at Linton, Cambridgeshire, the eldest son of Thomas Dalton (d. 1602) of Hildersham in the same county and Eleanor Jellebrand (d. 1616/17). Born to a gentry background, he had at least two brothers, ...

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Dawes, Manasseh (d. 1829), barrister and writer on political and legal subjects, was admitted to the Inner Temple on 30 May 1776, when he was described as 'of Chapel Street in the Parish of St George Hanover Square, gent' (admission register, Inner Temple...

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Hammond [formerly Ewbanke], Anthony (1758–1838), legal writer and barrister, was born on 30 September 1758 at Richmond, Yorkshire, son of John Ewbanke (d. 1789) and his wife, Jane Hammond (1724–1803). In 1773, in accordance with the will of his great-uncle Peter Hammond...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Leach, Thomas (1746–1818), barrister and legal writer, was the eldest son of Stephen Leach of Rochdale, Lancashire. He was called to the bar from the Middle Temple on 25 June 1784. In 1790 he was appointed police magistrate at Hatton Garden, London, and was also chairman of the county court of requests in ...

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G. W. Keeton

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Lightwood, John Mason (1852–1947), barrister and legal writer, was born on 6 July 1852 at King's Norton, Birmingham, the second son of Edward Lightwood, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Wild of Milford Haven. He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath...

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Macqueen, John Fraser, of Revan (1803–1881), barrister and law reporter, was the eighth, but eldest surviving, son of Donald Macqueen of Corrybrough, Inverness-shire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Fraser of Brightmony in the same county. He eventually succeeded his father as chief of clan ...

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March, John (1611/12?–1657), barrister and legal writer, came from obscure origins and little can be ascertained of his family background. He appears to have been the same John March of St Stephen Walbrook, scrivener, who married Alice Matthews of St Nicholas Olave...

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Peake, Thomas (1771?–1837), barrister and law reporter, was the only son of Thomas Peake of Lleweni, Denbighshire, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Robert Coventry. His father, who practised as an attorney at Lincoln's Inn, held office as a side-clerk in the ...

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G. C. Boase

revised by Patrick Polden

Rose, Sir George (1782–1873), barrister and law reporter, was born in London on 1 May 1782, the eldest son of James Rose, barge owner, of Tooley Street, Southwark, Surrey. He received a presentation to Westminster School, and became king's scholar in 1797. In later life he was devoted to his old school, assiduously attending, and sometimes assisting at its public occasions. Admitted to ...

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Sheppard, William (bap. 1595, d. 1674), barrister and legal writer, was baptized on 14 December 1595 at St Andrew's Church, Whitminster, near Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, the eldest of five children born to Philip Sheppard (d. 1623) and Elizabeth Tyrell. Two more sons and two daughters were born between 1597 and 1605 (...

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E. I. Carlyle

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Williams, Thomas Walter (1763–1833), barrister and legal writer, was the son of Walter Williams, a London attorney who lived in Lamb's Conduit Street. He entered St Paul's School on 6 November 1772, and afterwards studied law and was called to the bar. He was not much known as a pleader, his repute chiefly resting on his writings. He died in 1833....