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Burke, Aedanus (1743–1802), jurist and politician in the United States of America, was born on 16 June 1743 in co. Galway, Ireland, of unknown parentage, although his parents were presumably Roman Catholics. He attended the English Jesuit seminary at St Omer, France, although later in life he was nominally a protestant....

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Chew, Benjamin (1722–1810), jurist and politician in America, was born on 29 November 1722 at Maidstone on West River, Anne Arundel county, Maryland, one of the nine children of Samuel Chew (1693–1744), physician and jurist, and his first wife, Mary Galloway (1697–1734), daughter of ...

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Ellsworth, Oliver (1745–1807), revolutionary politician and jurist in the United States of America, was born on 29 April 1745 in Windsor, Connecticut, the second son of Captain David Ellsworth (1709–1782), farmer and militia officer, and Jemima Leavitt (1721–1790). His father intended him for the ministry and after preparing for college with the noted New Light clergyman ...

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Hopkinson, Francis (1737–1791), musician, jurist, and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 2 October 1737 in Philadelphia and baptized at Christ Church, son of Thomas Hopkinson (1709–1751), lawyer, and his wife, Mary Johnson (1718–1804), both recent émigrés from England. He was among the first generation of native-born Americans trained to cultivate the arts and sciences on their own soil. Most were gentlemen amateurs who dabbled in many arts and mastered none. ...

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Jones, David (1699–1775), politician and jurist in America, was born on 16 September 1699 at Fort Neck, Oyster Bay, Queens county, New York. He was the second of eight children of Thomas Jones (c.1665–1713) and Freelove (1674–1726), daughter of Thomas Townsend...

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Nicholas, Robert Carter (1728–1780), jurist and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 28 January 1728 in Williamsburg, Virginia, the third son of George Nicholas (c.1695–1734), British naval surgeon, and Elizabeth (1692–1734), eldest daughter of Robert Carter (1633–1732), of Corotoman, and widow of ...

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Parsons, Theophilus (1750–1813), revolutionary politician and jurist in the United States of America, was born on 24 February 1750 in Byfield, Massachusetts, the third of three children of Moses Parsons (1716–1783), a Congregational parish minister, and Susan Davis (1719–1794), daughter of Abraham Davis...

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Paterson, William (1745–1806), jurist and politician in the United States of America, was born on 24 December 1745 in co. Antrim, Ireland, the son of Richard Paterson, a tin-plate worker and shopkeeper, and his wife, Mary. In 1747 the Patersons moved to New Jersey...

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Trott, Nicholas (1663–1740), jurist and politician in America, was born in London on 19 January 1663, the son of Samuel Trott, merchant. His mother's name is not known. He received his initial education at the Merchant Taylors' School in London and later attended the ...

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James Wilson (1742–1798) by Jean Pierre Henri Elouis, c. 1792 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution / Art Resource, NY

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Wilson, James (1742–1798), revolutionary politician in America and jurist in the United States, was born on 14 September 1742 at Carskerdo, near Ceres, in Fife, the fourth of seven children of William Wilson (d. 1762), a modest farmer and an outspoken elder of the ...