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Bell, Sir Francis Henry Dillon (1851–1936), lawyer and prime minister of New Zealand, was born in Nelson, New Zealand, on 31 March 1851, the eldest of the six sons (he had one sister) of Sir Francis Dillon Bell (1821/2–1898) and his wife, Margaret (...

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Sewell, Henry (1807–1879), lawyer and premier of New Zealand, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, on 7 September 1807, the fourth son of Thomas Sewell (1775–1842), a leading solicitor of Newport, and his wife, Jane (1773/4–1848), the youngest daughter of John Edwards...

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Stout, Sir Robert (1844–1930), lawyer and premier of New Zealand, was born at Lerwick, in the Shetland Islands, on 28 September 1844, the eldest of the six children of Thomas Stout, a merchant and landed proprietor of Lerwick, and his wife, Margaret, née...

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Swainson, William (1809–1883), lawyer and politician in New Zealand, born in Lancaster on 25 April 1809, was the eldest son of William Swainson, a merchant. He was educated at Lancaster grammar school, and, having entered the Middle Temple in 1835, was called to the ...