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 ...
Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy
Chalmers [Chambers], David, of Ormond (c. 1533–1592), historian and judge, was a younger son of Andrew Chalmers (fl. 1528–1554) of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, and his wife, Christine Fraser (fl. 1528–1554). He probably studied in Aberdeen (in the 1540s–1550s?) and certainly did so in ...
Maker: Allan Ramsay
Dalrymple, Sir David, third baronet, Lord Hailes (1726–1792), judge and historian, was born on 26 October 1726 in Edinburgh, the eldest of the sixteen children of Sir James Dalrymple, second baronet (1692–1751), and Christian (c.1703–1770), daughter of Thomas Hamilton, sixth earl of Haddington...
revised by Sinéad Agnew
Morris, William O'Connor (1824–1904), judge and historian, was born in Kilkenny city, Ireland, on 26 November 1824, the son of Benjamin Morris (d. 1846), sometime rector of Rincurran in the diocese of Cork and Cloyne, and Elizabeth, youngest daughter and coheir of ...
revised by Sean Kelsey
Temple, Sir John (1600–1677), judge and historian, was born in Ireland, the eldest son of Sir William Temple (1554/5–1627), provost of Trinity College, Dublin, and Martha (d. in or after 1627), daughter of Robert Harrison of Derbyshire. His father was knighted by ...