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Bacon, Sir Nicholas (1510–1579), lawyer and administrator, was born on Childermas day (28 December) 1510, the second son and one of the five children of Robert Bacon (d. 1548), yeoman and sheep-reeve to the abbot of Bury St Edmunds, and his wife, ...

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Goodman, Arnold Abraham, Baron Goodman (1913–1995), solicitor and public servant, was born on 21 August 1913 at 26 Bodney Road, Hackney, London, the younger son of Joseph Goodman (1879/1880–1940), master draper, and his wife, Bertha (1887–1959), daughter of Joseph Mauerberger, businessman. His name was given on his birth certificate as ...

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Hetherington, Sir Thomas Chalmers [Tony] (1926–2007), lawyer and civil servant, was born on 18 September 1926 at 4 Francis Street, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, the elder son and eldest of three children of William Maxwell Hetherington, medical practitioner, and his wife, Alice Mary Cooper, née...

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Kent, Sir Harold Simcox (1903–1998), lawyer and civil servant, was born on 11 November 1903 at Tientsin (Tianjin), China, the younger son in the family of two sons and one daughter of Percy Horace Braund Kent (1876–1963), a barrister practising in the consular courts at ...

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Mathew, Sir Theobald (1898–1964), lawyer and public servant, was born in London on 4 November 1898, the elder son of Charles James Mathew (1872–1923), barrister and briefly (1922–3) Labour MP for Whitechapel, and his wife, Anna, daughter of James Archbold Cassidy, of Monasterevan, co. Kildare...

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Mills [née Warnock], Dame Barbara Jean Lyon (1940–2011), barrister and public servant, was born on 10 August 1940 at Wroxton, Lower Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, the elder daughter of John Lyon Warnock, chartered accountant, and his wife, Nora Kitty, née Sheather (1911–1997). At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Neill, Francis Patrick (Pat), Baron Neill of Bladen (1926–2016), barrister, public servant, and college head, was born on 8 August 1926 at 12 Gainsborough Gardens, Hampstead, London, the youngest of four children (a daughter and three sons) of Sir Thomas Neill...

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Nuthall, Thomas (bap. 1716, d. 1775), lawyer and public official, was baptized on 22 April 1716 at the Presbyterian meeting house in Norwich, Norfolk, the only surviving son of Benjamin Nuthall, merchant (twice mayor of Norwich, in 1721 and 1749) and his second wife, ...

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Pratt, John Tidd (1797–1870), barrister and civil servant, was born in London on 13 December 1797, the second son of John Pratt, surgeon, of Kensington. He was admitted a student at the Inner Temple in 1819 and called to the bar in 1824. He married on 20 May 1821 ...

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Radcliffe, Cyril John, Viscount Radcliffe (1899–1977), lawyer and public servant, was born at Plas Gwyn, Llanychan, Denbighshire, on 30 March 1899, the third in the family of four sons of Captain Alfred Ernest Radcliffe, of the Royal Lancashire regiment, and his wife, Sybil Harriet...

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Roberts, Sir Bryan Clieve (1923–1996), lawyer and civil servant, was born on 22 March 1923 at Southsea, one of twin sons of Herbert Roberts, educationist, and his wife, Doris Evelyn, née Clieve. His father had taught at Radley College and London University before becoming director of education for ...

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Roskill, Sir Ashton Wentworth (1902–1991), barrister and public servant, was born on 1 January 1902 at 33A Montagu Square, London, the eldest of four sons of John Henry Roskill (1860–1940), barrister, and his wife, Sybil Mary Wentworth, née Dilke (1879–1931), daughter of Ashton Wentworth Dilke (1850–1883)...

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Skelhorn, Sir Norman John (1909–1988), lawyer and public servant, was born on 10 September 1909 at Claremont Villa, Spire Hollin, Glossop, Derbyshire, the only child of Samuel Skelhorn (1869–1947), a Congregationalist minister who subsequently took Anglican orders, and his first wife, Bertha Heymann (1871/2–1931)...

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Trumbull, Sir William (1639–1716), civil lawyer and government official, was born on 12 or 13 August 1639 at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, the country residence of his father, William Trumbull (1604/5–1678), politician and minor government official, and his mother, Trumbull's first wife, Elizabeth (1619/20–1652)...