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C. L. Falkiner

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Ball, John Thomas (1815–1898), judge, born in Dublin on 24 July 1815, was the eldest son of Major Benjamin Marcus Ball (1789–1841) and Elizabeth (1789–1838), daughter of Cuthbert Feltus of Hollybrook, co. Carlow. His father was an officer who served with distinction in the ...

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Buller, Reginald Edward Manningham-, first Viscount Dilhorne (1905–1980), lawyer and politician, was born at Latimer House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, on 1 August 1905, the eldest of five children and the only son of Sir Mervyn Manningham-Buller, third baronet (1876–1956), a soldier and later MP, and his wife, ...

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Cave, George, Viscount Cave (1856–1928), lawyer and politician, was born on 23 February 1856 at 67 Cheapside, London, the second son of Thomas Cave (1825–1894), a City of London merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth (1827/8–1925), daughter of Jasper Shallcrass of Banstead, Surrey, who were married in 1849. ...

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Croft, Sir James (c. 1518–1590), lord deputy of Ireland and conspirator, was the eldest surviving son of Richard Croft (d. 1562) of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and his second wife, Katherine, daughter of Sir Richard Herbert of Montgomery. His great-grandfather Sir Richard Croft (d. 1509)...

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Fyfe, David Patrick Maxwell, earl of Kilmuir (1900–1967), politician and lawyer, was born on 29 May 1900 at 60 Morningside Drive, Edinburgh, the only child by his second marriage to Isabella Campbell (b. c.1860), a schoolteacher, of William Thomson Fyfe (...

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Gibson, Edward, first Baron Ashbourne (1837–1913), lawyer and politician, was born in Dublin on 4 September 1837, the second son of William Gibson (d. 1872) of Rockforest, co. Tipperary, and his first wife, Louisa (d. 1853), daughter of Joseph Grant, barrister, of ...

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Giffard, Hardinge Stanley, first earl of Halsbury (1823–1921), judge, was born at 12 Penton Street, Pentonville, London, on 3 September 1823. He was the third son of Stanley Lees Giffard LLD (1788–1858) and his first wife, Susanna Meares, daughter of Francis Moran JP...

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Gordon, George, first earl of Aberdeen (1637–1720), judge and politician, was born on 3 October 1637, the second son of Sir John Gordon of Haddo, first baronet (d. 1644), an Aberdeenshire laird, and of Mary, daughter of William Forbes of Tolquhon, also an ...

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Harcourt, Simon, first Viscount Harcourt (1661?–1727), lawyer and politician, was born probably in December 1661, the only son of Sir Philip Harcourt (bap. 1638, d. 1688), a landowner and politician of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, and his first wife, Anne (d...

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Havers, (Robert) Michael Oldfield, Baron Havers (1923–1992), lawyer and politician, was born on 10 March 1923 at 126 Mortlake Road, North Sheen, Surrey, the second of three sons and third of four children of Sir Cecil Robert Havers (1889–1977), barrister and High Court...

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O'Hagan, Thomas, first Baron O'Hagan (1812–1885), judge, was born in Belfast on 29 May 1812, the only son of Edward O'Hagan, a Catholic trader, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Captain Thomas Bell. His early education was at the Belfast Academical Institution, where he was at the time the only Catholic pupil. A keen interest in public speaking led to his early prominence in the school's debating society. In 1831 he was admitted as a student of the ...

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Pratt, Charles, first Earl Camden (1714–1794), lawyer and politician, was born in Kensington, London, and baptized there on 21 March 1714, the third son of Sir John Pratt (1657–1725), MP and later lord chief justice of king's bench, and his second wife, Elizabeth (...

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Rolfe, Robert Monsey, Baron Cranworth (1790–1868), judge, was born at Cranworth in Norfolk on 18 December 1790, the elder son of Edmund Rolfe (1762/3–1795), curate of Cranworth and rector of Cockley-Clay, and his wife, Jemima, fifth daughter of William Alexander, and granddaughter of ...

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Simon, John Allsebrook, first Viscount Simon (1873–1954), politician and lawyer, was born on 28 February 1873 at 16 Yarburgh Street, a terraced house in Moss Side, Manchester, the only son and elder child of the Revd Edwin Simon (1843–1920) and his wife, Fanny Allsebrook (1846–1936)...

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Smith, Frederick Edwin, first earl of Birkenhead (1872–1930), lawyer and politician, was born on 12 July 1872 in Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead, the second of five surviving children of Frederick Smith (1845–1888), estate agent, barrister, and local politician, and his wife, Elizabeth (1842–1928), daughter of ...

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Somers, John, Baron Somers (1651–1716), lawyer and politician, was born on 4 March 1651, either at White Ladies, Claines, near Worcester, formerly his grandfather's house and at that time owned by his aunt, or at his parents' house in College Churchyard, adjacent to ...