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Barclay, Thomas (c. 1570–1632), jurist, was born in Aberdeen of unknown parents. He was sent to Bordeaux in the 1580s to study the Latin and Greek humanities and philosophy at the municipal Collège de Guyenne. This was one of the leading schools in ...

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Sir George Bowyer, seventh baronet (1811–1883) by William Edward Kilburn © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bowyer, Sir George, seventh baronet (1811–1883), jurist and politician, was born on 8 October 1811 at Radley Park, near Abingdon, Berkshire, the eldest son of Sir George Bowyer, sixth baronet (1783–1860), of Denham Court, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Anne Hammond, daughter of Captain Sir Andrew Snape Douglas RN...

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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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Castro, Alfonso de (c. 1495–1558), Franciscan friar and jurist, was born in Zamora (León), not far from the Castilian-Portuguese border, and in 1510 or 1511, at about the age of fifteen, he entered the friary of San Francisco in Salamanca. About 1516, or even earlier, he went to study at the ...

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Craig, Thomas (1538?–1608), lawyer and jurist, was the eldest of the five sons of Robert Craig (d. 1575), merchant burgess of Edinburgh, and Katherine Bellenden (fl. 1528–1578), probably the daughter of Thomas Bellenden of Auchnoul, justice-clerk and senator of the ...

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Fawcett, Sir James Edmund Sandford (1913–1991), lawyer and jurist, was born on 16 April 1913 at the parsonage, North Hagbourne, Wallingford, Berkshire, the son of the Revd Joseph Fawcett, Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Edith Annie, née Scattergood. He was educated at the ...

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Girouard, Désiré (1836–1911), jurist and politician in Canada, born at St Timothy, co. Beauharnois, Lower Canada, on 7 July 1836, was the son of Jérémie Girouard and his wife, Hippolite Piccard. He was descended on his father's side from Antoine Girouard, private secretary to ...

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Hamson, Charles John Joseph [Jack] (1905–1987), jurist, was born in Constantinople on 23 November 1905, the fourth child and elder son in the family of two sons and four daughters of Charles Edward Hamson, vice-consul in the Levant service, and his wife, Thérèse Boudon...

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Iorwerth ap Madog ap Rhawd (fl. 1240), jurist, of whom hardly anything is known, was a member of a family traditionally learned in the law (like similar families in other Celtic lands), which held land in the vill of Dinlle, south-west of Caernarfon...

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Ireland [Irland], Bonaventure (1551–1608?), jurist, was born in Poitiers, France, the son of Robert Ireland (d. 1561) and Claire Aubert. His father, who was professor of law at Poitiers, died when he was ten, and his education thereafter was provided for by his mother's family. He studied philosophy in ...

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Ireland [Irland], Robert (d. 1561), jurist, was the son of Alexander Ireland and Margaret Coutts of Auchtertool, Fife. His grandfather was laird of Burnbane, Perthshire (in the parish either of Little Dunkeld or of Caputh), and Robert seems to have been born there. In 1500 he matriculated at ...

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Rhydderch ab Ieuan Llwyd (c. 1325–1392x8), literary patron and jurist, was born, possibly c.1325 (judging by the course of his later career), into a family and milieu of rich and distinguished cultural associations. The medieval house of Parcrhydderch (of which no trace now remains) stood at the junction of the commotes of ...

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Sinclair, John (c. 1510–1566), lawyer and jurist, was the fourth son of Sir Oliver Sinclair of Roslin (d. 1513) and Isabella Livingstone, his wife. He was a younger brother of Henry Sinclair (1507/8–1565), bishop of Ross: 'Sik tua honest and cunning letterit men as thir wes will be seindill or rather never seen to come of ane hous and familie of this realme...

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Skene, Sir John, of Curriehill (c. 1540–1617), jurist, was the sixth son of James Skene in Bandodle (killed at Pinkie, 10 September 1547) and his wife, Janet, daughter of Robert Lumsden of Cushnie. His father was the second son of Alexander, ninth laird of ...

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Richard White (1539–1611) by Lodovico Leoni, 1568 © Copyright The British Museum

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White, Richard (1539–1611), antiquary and jurist, was born in Basingstoke in 1539, the son of Henry White, who died at the siege of Boulogne in 1544, and of his wife, Agnes, daughter of Richard Capelin of Southampton. In 1553 White entered Winchester College...

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Francis de Zulueta (1878–1958) by Lafayette, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Zulueta, Francis [formerly Francisco Maria José] de (1878–1958), jurist, was born on 12 September 1878 in the Spanish embassy in London. His father, Don Pedro Juan de Zulueta, was a member of the Spanish diplomatic service; his mother, Laura Mary, daughter of ...