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À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856), comic writer and police magistrate

Paul Schlicke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1441 words.

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856), comic writer and police magistrate, was born at The Grange, Hampstead, Middlesex, on 17 February 1811, the third son of William A'Beckett (1777–1855),...

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Ayloffe [Ayliffe], John (c. 1645–1685), satirist and conspirator

Warren Chernaik.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1111 words.

Ayloffe [Ayliffe], John (c. 1645–1685), satirist and conspirator, was born in Foxley, Wiltshire, the younger son of John Ayliffe (b. 1611?). He matriculated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, in...

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Baldwin, Joseph Glover

Merritt Moseley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 959 words.

Baldwin, Joseph Glover (21 January 1815–30 September 1864), attorney and author, was born in Friendly Grove Factory, Virginia, the son of Joseph Clarke Baldwin, a mill owner, and Eliza...

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Balfour, (Elizabeth) Jean

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Science and Mathematics; Literature; Publishing; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 410 words.

CBE 1981; FRSE 1980; FRSA; FICFor; JP

Born 4 Nov. 1927; 2nd d of late Maj.-Gen. Sir James Syme Drew, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, and late Victoria Maxwell of Munches; ...

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Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate

David Kathman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 932 words.

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate, was baptized on 17 April 1580 in St Laurence Pountney, St Laurence Pountney Lane, London, the fifth of eleven children of...

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Bosville Macdonald of Sleat, Sir Ian Godfrey

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 228 words.

17th Bt cr 1625; Premier Baronet of Nova Scotia; DL; MRSPH

Born 18 July 1947; er s of Sir (Alexander) Somerled Angus Bosville Macdonald of Sleat, 16th Bt, MC, 24th...

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Browne, John Ross

Richard H. Dillon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1392 words.

Browne, John Ross (11 February 1821–08 December 1875), writer, world traveler, and government agent, was born in Beggars Bush, near Dublin, Ireland, the son of Thomas Egerton Browne and...

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Farnham, Thomas Jefferson

Karen N. Schramm.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1118 words.

Farnham, Thomas Jefferson (1804–13 September 1848), lawyer and author, was born apparently in Maine, though some sources list Vermont as his birthplace. The names and occupations of his...

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Gore-Booth, Eva Selina

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Literature; Publishing; Social and Cultural History; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 62 words.

Born 2nd d of Sir Henry William Gore-Booth, 5th Bt of Lissadell, Sligo; died 30 June 1926

writer

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Grattan-Bellew, Sir Henry Charles

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Literature; Publishing; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 150 words.

5th Bt cr 1838

Born 12 May 1933; s of Lt-Col Sir Charles Christopher Grattan-Bellew, 4th Bt, MC, KRRC and Maureen Peyton, niece and adopted d of late Sir Thomas...

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