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Jones, Sir William (1746–1794), orientalist and judge, was born at Beaufort Buildings, Westminster, on 28 September 1746, the youngest child of William Jones (c. 1675–1749) and Mary Nix (c.1705–1780), the gifted daughter of a cabinet-maker. His father, a distinguished Welsh mathematician and a friend of ...

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Sparrow, John (1615–1670), translator and lawyer, was born on 12 May 1615 at Stambourne, Essex, the first son of John Sparrow, a military man. He matriculated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1631 but did not graduate. He was admitted of the Inner Temple...

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Woodroffe, Sir John George (1865–1936), judge and tantric scholar, was born on 15 December 1865, the eldest son of James Tisdall Woodroffe, a lawyer, and his wife, Florence Hume. After completing his schooling in Woburn Park School, Surrey, he studied at University College, Oxford...