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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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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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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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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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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)...