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Francis Espinasse

revised by Jonathan Harris

Adolphus, John (1768–1845), barrister and historian, was born in London on 7 August 1768; he was of German-Jewish descent. His grandfather was domestic physician to Frederick the Great, and wrote a French romance, Histoire des diables modernes (1763), which is sometimes wrongly ascribed to ...

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Sir Archibald Alison, first baronet (1792–1867) by Sir John Watson-Gordon, 1839 unknown collection / Christie's; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alison, Sir Archibald, first baronet (1792–1867), historian and lawyer, was born on 29 December 1792 at Kenley, Shropshire, in the parsonage of his father, Archibald Alison (1757–1839), son of Patrick Alison, lord provost of Edinburgh. The elder Archibald married in 1784 Dorothea (...

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Burn, William Laurence (1904–1966), historian and lawyer, was born on 15 October 1904 at Bombay House, Angate Street, Wolsingham, co. Durham, the only son of Laurence Burn (1864–1920) and his wife, Annie (1871–1931), daughter of William Coates of Oakcroft, Wolsingham. Burn's father was a minor landowner and tradesman, possessing a local quasi-patriarchal position which his son was to inherit. ...

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Dalrymple, Sir John, of Cousland [afterwards Sir John Hamilton-Macgill-Dalrymple], fourth baronet (1726–1810), lawyer and historian, was the eldest son of Sir William Dalrymple of Cousland, third baronet (1704–1771), advocate, and his first wife, Agnes (d. 1755), daughter of William Crawford of ...

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Ellis, Thomas Peter (1873–1936), lawyer and historian, was born on 4 June 1873 at Berse Cottage, near Wrexham, Denbighshire, the second son of Peter Ellis, a grocer, and his wife, Mary, née Lewis. After the early death of his father Ellis's family resided at his maternal grandmother's home at ...

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Fulbecke, William (1559/60-1616), lawyer and historian, was born in the parish of St Benedict, Lincoln, a younger son of Thomas Fulbecke, a prominent Lincoln citizen who died midway through his term as mayor in 1566. He matriculated, aged seventeen, in 1577 at St Alban Hall, Oxford...

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Haldane, Archibald Richard Burdon (1900–1982), lawyer and historian, was born at 55 Melville Street, Edinburgh, on 18 November 1900, the youngest child of Sir William Stowell Haldane (1864–1951), lawyer and landowner, younger brother of Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane of Cloan, and Professor John Scott Haldane...

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Hall, Edward (1497–1547), lawyer and historian, was born in the parish of St Mildred Poultry, London, the son of John and Katherine Hall. His father, a successful grocer, served as a warden of his company from 1512 to 1513, and several generations of ...

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Hardiman, James (1782–1855), historian and lawyer, was born in Westport, co. Mayo, in February 1782. He came of a family known in Irish as O'Hartigan. His father, who owned a small estate in Mayo, hoped that his son would become a priest. Hardiman...

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Sir John Hayward (1564?–1627) by Willem de Passe, pubd 1630 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hayward, Sir John (1564?–1627), historian and civil lawyer, was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk, or in nearby Walton, where a John Haywarde, possibly his father, held modest property. Felixstowe parish subsidized Hayward's education at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1581 and MA in 1584. In 1591 he became a doctor of laws, the statutory qualification for the practice of civil law in which he was actively engaged throughout his life, certainly from as early as 1595, when the archbishop of ...

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Hill, Sir (James William) Francis (1899–1980), lawyer and historian, was born at 34 Tentercroft Street, Lincoln, on 15 September 1899, the elder of the two sons of James Hill, an immigrant to Lincolnshire from his native Scotland, and his English wife, Millicent Blinkhorn...

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Howell, William (1631/2–1683), historian and civil lawyer, was the son of Robert Howell of Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire, who died when William was still young. He matriculated aged sixteen at Magdalene College, Cambridge, at Easter 1648, graduated BA in 1651 and MA in 1655, and became a fellow of the college. On 25 November 1664 he was created DCL, which degree was incorporated at ...

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D. J. O'Donoghue

revised by Marie-Louise Legg

Ingram, Thomas Dunbar (1826–1901), historian and lawyer, born in Newry, co. Down, on 28 July 1826, was the second son of William Ingram and his wife, Elizabeth Cooke. John Kells Ingram was his elder brother. After a preliminary education in Newry, he was sent to ...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by Paul J. deGategno

Laing, Malcolm (1762–1818), historian and advocate, was the eldest son of Robert Laing (d. 1805), a merchant and provost of Kirkwall in 1788–92, who came of an old Orkney family; his brother was Samuel Laing (1780–1868). Laing was born at the paternal estate of ...

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Marlborough, Thomas of (d. 1236), historian, lawyer, and abbot of Evesham, presumably came from Marlborough in Wiltshire. He studied at Paris under Stephen Langton (d. 1228), most likely arts, when Richard Poor or Poore (d. 1235) was his fellow student: this was probably in the 1180s. He describes ...

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Martyn, William (bap. 1562, d. 1617), lawyer and historian, was baptized at St Petrock's, Exeter, on 19 September 1562, the eldest son of Nicholas Martyn (d. 1599) of Exeter and his first wife, Mary (d. 1576), daughter of Lennard Yeo of ...

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Morins, Richard de [called Ricardus Anglicus] (early 1160s–1242), canon lawyer and historian, is recorded in some canonistic sources as Ricardus Anglicus, and was properly identified only in the course of the twentieth century. Hitherto he had been identified, on the basis of meagre circumstantial evidence, with various other individuals, including the theologian ...