|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1817|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1886|
Judge and Statesman. He was born into a Quaker family and was educated at Oxford, before being called to the bar in 1843 to work on the Western circuit. He gained his reputation by successfully defending a group of Brazilian Pirates in 1845, securing their release on a point of law after their conviction at the assizes. He was elected Liberal Member of Parliament for Plymouth in 1852, and in 1859 was made counsel to the Admiralty and judge-advocate to the fleet. He became Solicitor-General in 1863 and Attorney-General in 1868, successfully passing a bankruptcy bill in 1869. In 1871 Prime Minister Gladstone appointed him one of four new judges upon the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, a position he held until his death. He was made a peer with the title 1st Baron Monkswell in 1885. In later life he achieved distinction as an amateur painter, often exhibiting his landscapes at the Royal Academy.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Greater London, England
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Record added: Apr 07, 2009
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