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Broughton, Andrew (1602/3–1687), lawyer and politician, was probably the son of Richard Broughton (d. 1635) of Seaton, Rutland, and his wife, whose maiden name was Agard. A younger son, he appears not to have undergone formal education, and his early life remains obscure. He had found his way to ...

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Coytmor, Robert (fl. 1640–1660), lawyer and administrator, was a younger son of Robert Coytmor (d. in or before 1649) of Coetmor, a house of local importance in the Ogwen valley, Snowdonia, and his wife, Lumley (d. in or before 1652). The ...

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Thomas Erskine of Linlathen (1788–1870) attrib. Charles Baillod Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Erskine, Thomas, of Linlathen (1788–1870), theologian and advocate, was born in Edinburgh on 13 October 1788, the fifth of seven children born to David Erskine, laird of Linlathen, writer to the signet, who died in Naples on 5 April 1791, and Ann Graham (...

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Hanson, Sir Richard Davies (1805–1876), lawyer and politician in Australia, was born in St Botolph's Lane, London, on 6 December 1805, the second son of Benjamin Hanson, fruit merchant. Having been educated at a nonconformist school in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, he was articled in 1822 to ...

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Jeake, Samuel (1623–1690), lawyer and nonconformist preacher, was born in Rye on 9 October 1623, son of Henry Jeake (b. c.1600), a baker in Rye, and his wife, Anne (d. 1639), daughter of the Sussex minister John Pierson, and was baptized on 12 October. ...

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Jekyll, Sir Joseph (bap. 1662, d. 1738), lawyer and politician, was baptized on 3 October 1662 at St Stephen Walbrook, London. Little is known of his early upbringing, but his social origins were within the middling sort. He was the fourth son of ...

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Rotherham, Sir John (bap. 1630, d. 1708), lawyer and judge, was baptized at Luton on 21 October 1630, the son of Thomas Attwood Rotherham (bap. 1602, d. 1657) and Anne (or Agnes), daughter of John Browne of Tring, Hertfordshire. His father was vicar successively of ...

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Smith, Aaron (d. 1701), conspirator and lawyer, was possibly descended from a namesake farmer at Petworth, Sussex, and may have been a protégé of the earls of Northumberland. He began as a clerk to Sir Nathaniel Hobart, master in chancery. His friends were roundheads' sons, and in religion he was a dissenter, like ...

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Taylor, Edgar (1793–1839), lawyer and author, the fifth son of Samuel Taylor, and great-grandson of the dissenting divine and Hebrew scholar John Taylor (1694–1761), was born at Banham, Norfolk, on 28 January 1793. He was at school at Palgrave, Suffolk, under the Presbyterian schoolmaster ...

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West, Robert (b. 1649, d. in or after 1712), lawyer and conspirator, was born in December 1649 and baptized on 30 December in Banbury, Oxfordshire, the eldest surviving son of James West (bap. 1614, d. 1684), mercer and rising townsman of Banbury...