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date: 22 November 2019

Blackstone, Sir Williamlocked

  • Wilfrid Prest


Blackstone, Sir William (1723–1780), legal writer and judge, was born on 10 July 1723 in Cheapside, London, the third surviving but posthumous son of Charles Blackstone (d. 1723), a citizen silk mercer 'not of great Affluence' (Blackstone, Reports, iii...

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