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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 ...

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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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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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John Lesley (1527–1596) by unknown artist Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen

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Lesley [Leslie], John (1527–1596), bishop of Ross, historian, and conspirator, was born on 29 September 1527, the eldest illegitimate son of Gavin Lesley, parson of Kingussie, Inverness-shire, a descendant of the Lesleys of Balquhain. His mother was apparently a Ruthin, daughter of the laird 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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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 ...

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Plowden, Francis Peter (1749–1829), lawyer and historian, the eighth son of William Ignatius Plowden, of Plowden, Shropshire, and Frances Dormer, daughter of Charles, Baron Dormer, was born at Plowden on 28 June 1749. His brother, Charles Plowden, later became rector of Stonyhurst College...

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Udall [Uvedale], William [pseud. William Stranguage] (fl. c. 1595–1636), historian and informer, was born into the influential Udall (or Uvedale) family, active in and around the echelons of power. According to his own recollections, he had a very good education and a Catholic upbringing in ...