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Bolton, Sir Richard (d. 1648), lawyer and politician, was the son of John Bolton of Fenton, Staffordshire. Having attended the Inner Temple in London, he practised for a time as a barrister in England. It is possible that he married his first wife, ...

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Reginald Edward Manningham- Buller, first Viscount Dilhorne (1905–1980) by Elliott & Fry, 1962 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Buller, Reginald Edward Manningham-, first Viscount Dilhorne (1905–1980), lawyer and politician, was born at Latimer House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, on 1 August 1905, the eldest of five children and the only son of Sir Mervyn Manningham-Buller, third baronet (1876–1956), a soldier and later MP, and his wife, ...

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Campbell, James Henry Mussen, first Baron Glenavy (1851–1931), lawyer and politician, was born at Terenure, Dublin, on 4 April 1851, the youngest son of William Mussen Campbell, a Dublin policeman, and his wife, Delia, daughter of Henry Francis Graham Poole, of Newtown Abbey, co. Kildare...

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George Cave, Viscount Cave (1856–1928) by Sir Gerald Kelly, exh. RA 1924 © reserved; from the Merchant Taylors' Company; photograph Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Cave, George, Viscount Cave (1856–1928), lawyer and politician, was born on 23 February 1856 at 67 Cheapside, London, the second son of Thomas Cave (1825–1894), a City of London merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth (1827/8–1925), daughter of Jasper Shallcrass of Banstead, Surrey, who were married in 1849. ...

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Cusack, Sir Thomas (1505?–1571), lawyer and administrator, was the eldest son of John Cusack, landowner, and his wife, Alison Wellesley. He was born into a long-established and wealthy pale family in Cushingstown, co. Meath. After entering the Inner Temple in 1522, he was by 1530 a senior member of the inn....

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David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe, earl of Kilmuir (1900–1967) by Elliott & Fry, 1954 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fyfe, David Patrick Maxwell, earl of Kilmuir (1900–1967), politician and lawyer, was born on 29 May 1900 at 60 Morningside Drive, Edinburgh, the only child by his second marriage to Isabella Campbell (b. c.1860), a schoolteacher, of William Thomson Fyfe (...

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Edward Gibson, first Baron Ashbourne (1837–1913) by Lafayette, 1906–7 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Gibson, Edward, first Baron Ashbourne (1837–1913), lawyer and politician, was born in Dublin on 4 September 1837, the second son of William Gibson (d. 1872) of Rockforest, co. Tipperary, and his first wife, Louisa (d. 1853), daughter of Joseph Grant, barrister, of ...

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Simon Harcourt, first Viscount Harcourt (1661?–1727) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1710–15 private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Harcourt, Simon, first Viscount Harcourt (1661?–1727), lawyer and politician, was born probably in December 1661, the only son of Sir Philip Harcourt (bap. 1638, d. 1688), a landowner and politician of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, and his first wife, Anne (d...

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(Robert) Michael Oldfield Havers, Baron Havers (1923–1992) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Havers, (Robert) Michael Oldfield, Baron Havers (1923–1992), lawyer and politician, was born on 10 March 1923 at 126 Mortlake Road, North Sheen, Surrey, the second of three sons and third of four children of Sir Cecil Robert Havers (1889–1977), barrister and High Court...

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Hogg, Douglas McGarel, first Viscount Hailsham (1872–1950), lawyer and politician, was born at 10 Chesham Place, Belgravia, London, on 28 February 1872, the eldest son of Quintin Hogg (1845–1903), merchant and philanthropist, and his wife, Alice Anna, née Graham (d. 1918). He was a grandson of ...

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Inskip, Thomas Walker Hobart, first Viscount Caldecote (1876–1947), lawyer and politician, was born at Clifton Park House, Clifton, Bristol, on 5 March 1876, the second son of James Inskip (1839–1909), a leading local solicitor, and the first son of his second wife, Constance Sophia Louisa (...

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Charles Pratt, first Earl Camden (1714–1794) by Nathaniel Dance, 1767–9 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pratt, Charles, first Earl Camden (1714–1794), lawyer and politician, was born in Kensington, London, and baptized there on 21 March 1714, the third son of Sir John Pratt (1657–1725), MP and later lord chief justice of king's bench, and his second wife, Elizabeth (...

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