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Fischer, Abraham (1850–1913), politician and lawyer in the Orange Free State, was born in Green Point, Cape Town, on 9 April 1850, the younger of the two sons of Johannes Jacobus George Fischer (1807–1861), a government official in Cape Town, and his wife, ...

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Herault, Jean (1569–1626), judge and civil administrator, was born in the parish of St Saviour, Jersey, the eldest son of Thomas Herault of the parish of St Clement on the island, and his wife, Mabel, the daughter of John Nicolle, seigneur of Longueville...

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La Cloche, Jacques de (1644/1647?–1669), pretended son of Charles II, may have come from Jersey, but nothing is known of his early life or true parentage. He claimed to be the son of Charles II (1630–1685) and he named a woman in his will as '...

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Reuter, Adam (fl. 1608–1626), legal writer, must have emigrated from Cottbus, Silesia, before 3 September 1608, when he was admitted to study at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The entry in the admission register identifies him as a Silesian 'juris utriusque licentiatus', that is, a licentiate of civil and canon laws (...

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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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John Henry de Villiers, first Baron de Villiers (1842–1914) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Villiers, John Henry de, first Baron de Villiers (1842–1914), judge in South Africa, was of Huguenot descent and was born at Paarl, Cape Colony, on 15 June 1842. He was the second son of Carel Christiaan de Villiers, government land surveyor, of Paarl...