Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of (17041793)

Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, Lord Chief-Justice of England, born in Perth, called to the bar in 1730; distinguished himself as a lawyer, entered Parliament in 1743, and became Solicitor-General, accepted the chief-justiceship in 1756; was impartial as a judge, but unpopular; raised to the peerage in 1776, and resigned his judgeship in 1789 (17041793).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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