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Atwood, Thomas (d. 1793), judge in Dominica and the Bahamas and writer on economics and history, wrote that he spent several years of his life in Dominica, but his origins, as most of his other biographical details, are unknown. He was chief judge of ...

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Hearn, William Edward (1826–1888), legal and economic writer, was born on 21 April 1826 at Belturbet, co. Cavan, the second son of the Revd William Edward Hearn (d. 1855), vicar of Killargue, co. Leitrim, and his wife, Henrietta Alicia, née Reynolds. He was educated at ...

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Hutcheson, Archibald (c. 1660–1740), lawyer and economist, was the son of Archibald Hutcheson of Stranocum, co. Antrim. He was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1680, was called to the bar in 1683, and for the next five years practised as a barrister in ...

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Kay, Joseph (1821–1878), economist and lawyer, the third son of Robert Kay (1768-1834) of Brookshaw House, near Bury, Lancashire, cotton merchant, and his wife, Hannah née Phillips (1780-1835), was born at Ordsall Cottage, Salford, on 27 February 1821. Sir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth (1804–1877)...

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Wakefield, Daniel (1776–1846), barrister and writer on political economy, was born at Clements Court, Milk Street, in the City of London, on 23 October 1776, the youngest of three children in the family of Edward Wakefield (1750–1826), merchant, and his wife, the writer ...

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West, Sir Edward (bap. 1782, d. 1828), judge and political economist, was baptized on 5 April 1782 at St Marylebone, Middlesex, the son of John Balchen West (1745-1793), the receiver-general for Hertfordshire, and his wife, Mary née Folkes (1736-1813). His parents died early in his life, and he was brought up by his uncle ...