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Cheape, Douglas (1797–1861), writer and jurist, was born on 9 May 1797 at Rossie, Fife, and was baptized in the parish church at Collessie shortly thereafter; he was the third son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Captain John Cheape (1757–1838)...

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Jacob, Giles (bap. 1686, d. 1744), legal and literary author, was baptized on 22 November 1686 in Romsey, Hampshire, the only son among eight children of Henry Jacob (d. 1735), maltster, and his wife, Susanna Thornbery. It is unknown where he received his education, but he later wrote that he received legal training under a '...