John Toler

(1745—1831) judge and politician

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(1745–1831), 1st Earl Norbury. In parliament from 1776, Toler became solicitor-general in 1789 and attorney-general in 1798. Following his support for the Act of Union he became Baron Norbury and chief justice of the common pleas. His savagery as a judge, and his known anti-Catholic bigotry, made him a favourite target for attack by O'Connell. He was induced to resign in 1822 by the offer of an earldom and a pension.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

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