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Dover, John (1644–1725), lawyer and playwright, was born in October 1644 at Shirley Farm, Barton on the Heath, Warwickshire, and baptized on 28 October, the second son of Captain John Dover (bap. 1614, d. 1696) and his wife, Elizabeth Vade (d...


Hughes, Sir Thomas (fl. 1571–1623), lawyer and playwright, a native of Cheshire, matriculated at Queens' College, Cambridge, in November 1571, and proceeded BA (1575/6) and MA (1579). From 1576 until 1582 he was a fellow of Queens'. In 1579 he was admitted to ...


Mortimer, Sir John Clifford (1923–2009), barrister and author, was born on 21 April 1923 at 7 The Pryors, Hampstead, London, the only child of (Herbert) Clifford Mortimer (1884–1961), a distinguished divorce and probate barrister and author of Mortimer on Probate, and his wife, ...


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Sir John Clifford Mortimer (1923–2009) by Tai-Shan Schierenberg, 1992 © National Portrait Gallery, London


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Wilson, John (bap. 1626, d. 1695?), playwright and lawyer, was born in London, the eldest of six siblings and the only surviving child of the Church of England minister Aaron Wilson 1588/9–1643 [see below] and his wife, Mary. Baptized on 27 December 1626 in the ...