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Archer, Peter Kingsley, Baron Archer of Sandwell (1926–2012), barrister and politician, was born on 20 November 1926 in Great Western Street, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, the only child of Cyril Kingsley Archer (1897–1974), tool setter, and his wife, May, née Baker (1896–1976). His parents encouraged him to spend time in the library, instilling a lifelong love of books. He also became committed to Methodism and was later a lifelong Methodist lay preacher. At the age of sixteen he completed his schooling at ...

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Benjamin, Judah Philip (1811–1884), barrister and politician in the United States of America, was born on 11 August 1811. His parents, Philip and Rebecca Benjamin, London shopkeepers, were Sephardic Jews of British nationality, who, in 1807, sailed from England to make their home across the ...

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Geoffrey Henry Cecil Bing (1909–1977) by Bassano, 1946 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bing, Geoffrey Henry Cecil (1909–1977), barrister and politician, was born on 24 July 1909 at Craigavad near Belfast, the only son and elder child of Geoffrey Bing, headmaster of Rockport School and Orange lodge supporter, of Rockport, Craigavad, co. Down, and his wife, ...

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Blease, (Walter) Lyon (1884–1963), barrister and civic activist, was born on 30 May 1884 at 5 Beech Street, Fairfield, Liverpool, the second son and second of three children of Walter Blease (c.1853–1940), chartered accountant, and his wife, Mary Cecilia (d...

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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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Nicholas William Budgen (1937–1998) by Robin Mayes © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Budgen, Nicholas William (1937–1998), barrister and politician, was born on 3 November 1937 at 50 Palace Road, Streatham, London, the son of George Nicholas Budgen (d. 1942), businessman, and his wife, Mary Helen, née Bather. He was baptized into the Church of England...

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Peter Burrowes (1753–1841) by unknown engraver, pubd 1849 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burrowes, Peter (1753–1841), barrister and politician, was born at Portarlington, Queen's county, in 1753. There are no clear details as to his parentage and close family relatives, but in a letter of 9 May 1822 Lawrence Parsons, second earl of Rosse, informed John Freeman-Mitford, ...

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Butler, Edward (1823–1879), barrister and politician in Australia, was born in co. Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Michael Butler, tenant farmer, and his wife, Mary, née Joyce. He was educated at St Kieran's College, Kilkenny, where he was encouraged to prepare for the Catholic priesthood. ...

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Butler, Simon (1757–1797), barrister and Irish nationalist, was born in July 1757, the third son of Edmund Butler, tenth Viscount Mountgarret (d. 1779), landowner and barrister, and his wife, Charlotte (d. 1778), daughter of Sir Simon Bradstreet and his wife, Ellen...

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Campbell, Alan Robertson, Baron Campbell of Alloway (1917–2013), barrister and politician, was born at 5 Mount Royd, Manningham, Bradford, on 24 May 1917, the son of John Kenneth Campbell (b. 1888), a master woolcomber then serving as a captain in the 74th divisional artillery...

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Carr, Sir Arthur Strettell Comyns (1882–1965), barrister and politician, was born on 19 September 1882 at 19 Blandford Square, Marylebone, London, the son of Joseph William Comyns Carr (1849–1916), a barrister and later a dramatist and art critic, and his wife, Alice Laura Vansittart, ...

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Carter, Sir John Gregorio (1919–2005), lawyer and diplomatist, was born on 27 January 1919 in Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, British Guiana, the only son and youngest of five children of Kemp R. Carter, pharmacist, and his wife, Gertrude, née Humphrys. His parents were both from ...

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Chitepo, Herbert Wiltshire Tfumaindini (1923–1975), barrister and politician in Rhodesia, was born on 15 June 1923 in Watsomba, Inyanga District, in the eastern highlands of Southern Rhodesia. His father died when Chitepo was three; he was brought up and educated at St David's Mission School...

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Coke, Daniel Parker (1745–1825), barrister and politician, was born on 17 July 1745, the only son of Thomas Coke (1700–1776), barrister, and his wife, Matilda (1706–1777), daughter and heir of Thomas Goodwin of Derby. He belonged to an old Derbyshire family, the Cokes...

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Das, Chittaranjan (1870–1925), Indian nationalist and barrister, was born on 5 November 1870 in Calcutta, the second child and eldest son of Bhuban Mohan Das, a solicitor of the Calcutta high court, and his wife, Nistarini Devi. His youngest brother, P. R. Das...