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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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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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Fonblanque, John de Grenier (1759–1837), jurist, was a descendant of a noble Huguenot family of Languedoc and the second son of Jean de Grenier Fonblanque, banker, and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of Thomas Bagshaw. The father had been sent to England by his own father to receive a protestant education and had subsequently settled in ...

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Le Geyt, Philippe (bap. 1635, d. 1716), jurist, was born in the vingtaine of Mont à l'Abbé in the parish of St Helier, Jersey, and was baptized in St Helier parish church on 26 April 1635. He was the eldest son of Philippe Le Geyt (...

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Spence, George (1787–1850), jurist, was the second son of Thomas Richard Spence, surgeon, of Hanover Square, London. Educated at a private school at Richmond, Surrey, he matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1802 and graduated MA in 1805. He was for a period in the office of a ...