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Glynn, John (bap. 1722, d. 1779), lawyer and politician, the second son of William Glynn (b. c.1692) of Cardinham, and his wife, Rose, the daughter of John Prideaux of Padstow, both in Cornwall, was baptized at Cardinham on 3 August 1722. He entered ...

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Hill, Matthew Davenport (1792–1872), penal reformer, was born on 6 August 1792 at Suffolk Street, Birmingham, the eldest of the eight children of Thomas Wright Hill (1763–1851), schoolmaster, and his wife, Sarah Lea (1765–1842). Two of his five brothers attained professional eminence: Rowland Hill (1795–1879)...

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Reynolds, John Hamilton (1794–1852), writer and lawyer, was born on 9 September 1794 in Shrewsbury, the second of five children of George C. Reynolds (1765–1853), a schoolteacher in Shrewsbury and later at Lambeth School and Christ's Hospital, London, and his wife, Charlotte, née...

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Simon, Jocelyn Edward Salis [Jack], Baron Simon of Glaisdale (1911–2006), politician and judge, was born on 15 January 1911 at 51 Belsize Park, Hampstead, London, one of five sons of Frank Cecil Simon, stockbroker, and his wife, Claire Evelyn, née Mamelsdorf. His parents were Unitarians but he later became a practising Anglican. Educated at ...