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 John Singleton Copley

John Singleton Copley

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Oct 1863 (aged 91)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 6581 · View Source
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British Statesman. 1st Baron Lyndhurst. Lord Chancellor of England. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of artist John Singleton Copley. Educated at a private school and Cambridge University, he passed the bar at Lincolns Inn in 1804. In 1817, he entered parliament as member for Yarmouth in the Isle of Wight. In 1819 he became Solicitor-General and married the widow Mrs. Thomas. He became Attorney-General in 1824, Master of the Rolls in 1826 and Lord Chancellor in 1827, with the title of Lord Lyndhurst. He took a prominent part in the trial of Queen Caroline. He was lord chief baron of the exchequer from 1831 to 1834. He could astonish listeners by the power and brilliancy of his speeches in the House of Lords. His first wife died in 1834, and in August 1837 he had married Georgina, Goldsmith after which he strenuously supported the admission of Jews into parliament and womens' rights in divorce. His last speech was delivered in the House of Lords at the age of eighty-nine. He died in London in October, 1863. Since he left no male children his title became extinct.

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  • Added: 8 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6581
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Singleton Copley (21 May 1772–12 Oct 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6581, citing Highgate Cemetery (West), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .