Anster, John (1793–1867), jurist and poet, was born in Charleville, co. Cork, the son of John Anster. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1810, and obtained a scholarship in 1814. In Easter term 1824 Anster was called to the Irish bar; in the following year he took the degree of doctor of laws. In 1832 he married ...
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P. R. Glazebrook
Heuston, Robert Francis Vere (1923–1995), jurist and biographer, was born on 17 November 1923 in Dublin, the elder son of Vere Douglas Heuston, managing clerk at Guinness's brewery in that city, and his wife, Dorothy Helen, née Coulter. He was baptized into the ...
Loftus, Dudley (1618–1695), orientalist and jurist, was born at Rathfarnham Castle, co. Dublin, the third son of Sir Adam Loftus (b. 1590/91, d. in or after 1641), later lord justice and chancellor of Ireland, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Walter Vaughan...
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Longfield, Mountifort (1802–1884), jurist and economist, was born at Church Hill, Desertserges, near Bandon, co. Cork, the second son of the Revd Mountifort Longfield, vicar of Desertserges, and his wife, Grace, daughter of William Lysaght of Fort William and Mount North, near Mallow...
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S. L. Gwynn
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MacNeill, John Gordon Swift (1849–1926), politician and jurist, was born in Dublin on 11 March 1849, the only son of the evangelical clergyman the Revd John Gordon Swift MacNeill, curate of St James's Church, Dublin, and his wife, Susan Colpoys, daughter of the ...
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Molyneux, William (1656–1698), experimental philosopher and constitutional writer, was born in Dublin, near Ormond Gate, on 17 April 1656, the second of five children of Samuel Molyneux (1616–1693), lawyer and landowner, and his wife, Anne, née Dowdall. His great-grandfather Thomas Molyneux (1531–1597) came from the English colony in ...
G. Le G. Norgate
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Sampson, William (1764–1836), Irish nationalist and jurist, was born at Londonderry on 17 January 1764, the son of Arthur Sampson, Church of Ireland clergyman, described in the records of Lincoln's Inn as 'late of Lisburn, co. Antrim' (Baildon, 535). At the age of eighteen he enrolled himself among the ...
C. L. Falkiner
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Sullivan, Francis Stoughton (1715/16–1766), jurist, was born at Galway, the son of Francis Sullivan. He was educated at Waterford, under Dr Fell, before entering Trinity College, Dublin, on 25 January 1732, aged sixteen. Awarded a scholarship in 1734, he graduated BA in 1736 and was elected a fellow in 1738. His academic career continued to prosper and, having proceeded MA (1739) and LLB and LLD (1745), he was appointed regius professor of laws in 1750 and professor of feudal and English law in 1761. That year he published ...