Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough (16 November 1750 – 13 December 1818), English judge, was born at Great Salkeld, in Cumberland, of which place his father, Edmund Law (1703-1787), afterwards Bishop of Carlisle, was at the time rector. Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published Year 1750 ( MDCCL) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 1294 - Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months Celestine hoped to return to his previous life Year 1818 ( MDCCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A judge, or justice, is an Official who presides over a Court of law Great Salkeld is a small village and Civil parish in Eden district, Cumbria, a few miles to the north east of Penrith. Cumberland is one of the 39 Historic counties of England. It formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 (excluding Carlisle from 1915 and now forms part of Rt Rev Edmund Law (1703-1787 was a priest in the Church of England. See also List of bishops of Carlisle The Bishop of Carlisle is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Carlisle
Educated at the Charterhouse and at Peterhouse, Cambridge, he passed as third wrangler, and was soon afterwards elected to a fellowship at Trinity. Charterhouse, originally Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse, is a prominent boys independent or public school as they're known in Britain between Peterhouse is the oldest college in the University of Cambridge. The Mathematical Tripos is the taught mathematics course at the University of Cambridge. Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. In spite of his father's strong wish that he should take orders, he chose the legal profession, and on quitting the university was entered at Lincoln's Inn. The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of four Inns of Court in London to which Barristers of England and Wales belong and where
After spending five years as a special pleader under the bar, he was called to the bar in 1780. He chose the northern circuit, and in a very short time obtained a lucrative practice and a high reputation. In 1787 he was appointed principal counsel for Warren Hastings in the celebrated impeachment trial before the House of Lords, and the ability with which he conducted the defence was universally recognized. Warren Hastings ( December 6 1732 - August 22 1818) was the first Governor-General of Bengal, from 1773 to 1785 The House of Lords is the second house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is also commonly referred to as "the Lords"
He had begun his political career as a Whig, but, like many others, he saw in the French Revolution a reason for changing sides, and became a supporter of Pitt. The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 &ndash 23 January 1806 was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. On the formation of the Addington ministry in 1801, he was appointed Attorney General and shortly afterwards was returned to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Newtown in the Isle of Wight. Henry Addington 1st Viscount Sidmouth, PC (30 May 1757 &ndash 15 February 1844 was a British statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from Year 1801 ( MDCCCI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting on Tuesday Her Majesty's Attorney General for England and Wales, usually known simply as the Attorney General, is the chief legal adviser of the Crown in England and Wales The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Newtown is a former Parliamentary borough located in Newtown, abolished in the great reform act of 1832. The Isle of Wight is an English Island and county in the English Channel between three and five miles (8 km from the south coast of the In 1802 he succeeded Lord Kenyon as chief justice of the king's bench. On being raised to the bench he was created a peer, taking his title from the village of Ellenborough in Cumberland, where his maternal ancestors had long held a small patrimony. In 1803, he introduced a bill to Parliament which went onto become the Malicious Shooting or Stabbing Act 1803 (ofter referred to as Lord Ellenborough's Act) which clarified the law on abortion in England and Ireland. Malicious Shooting or Stabbing Act 1803 (also known as Lord Ellenborough's Act) is a British Act of parliament.
In 1806, on the formation of Lord Grenville's ministry "of all the talents," Lord Ellenborough declined the offer of the great seal, but accepted a seat in the cabinet. Year 1806 ( MDCCCVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common His doing so while he retained the chief justiceship was much criticized at the time, and, though not without precedent, was open to such obvious objections on constitutional grounds that the experiment has not since been repeated. As a judge he had grave faults, though his decisions displayed profound legal knowledge, and in mercantile law especially were reckoned of high authority. He was harsh and overbearing to counsel, and in the political trials which were so frequent in his time, such as that of Lord Cochrane for Stock Exchange fraud in 1814, showed an unmistakable bias against the accused. Admiral Lord Sir Thomas Alexander Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Marquês do Maranhão GCB, RN (14 December In the trial of William Hone for blasphemy in 1817, Ellenborough directed the jury to find a verdict of guilty, and their acquittal of the prisoner is generally said to have hastened his death. William Hone ( June 3, 1780 &ndash November 6, 1842) was an English writer satirist and bookseller Blasphemy is the disrespectful use of the name of one or more gods. He resigned his judicial office in November 1818, and died shortly after.
Ellenborough was succeeded as 2nd baron by his eldest son, Edward, afterwards earl of Ellenborough; another son was Charles Ewan Law (1792-1850), recorder of London and member of parliament for Cambridge University from 1835 until his death in August 1850. Edward Law 1st Earl of Ellenborough ( September 8, 1790 - December 22, 1871) was a British politician
Three of Ellenborough's brothers attained some degree of fame. These were John Law (1745-1810), bishop of Elphin; Thomas Law (1759-1834), who settled in the United States in 1793, and married, as his second wife, Anne, a granddaughter of Martha Washington; and George Henry Law (1761-1845), bishop of Chester and of Bath and Wells. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The connection of the Law family with the English Church was kept up by George Henry's sons, three of whom took orders. Two of these were Henry Law (1797-1884), dean of Gloucester, and James Thomas Law (1790-1876), chancellor of the diocese of Lichfield.
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