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Evans, Sir William David (1767–1821), lawyer

C. W. Sutton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/8991

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Evans, Sir William David (1767–1821), lawyer, was born in London on 25 May 1767, the son of John Evans and his wife, Janet, née Butterfield. Educated at Harrow School (1779–80), on attaining his sixteenth year he was articled to a Warrington solicitor, in whose office he relieved the tedium of business hours by courting the muses. He was admitted an attorney in February 1789, and practised at ...

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