Raymond, Robert

, Lord, one of those many eminent men who have risen to the peerage from the profession of the law, was the son of sir Thomas Raymond, a justice of the King’s Bench, and author of “Reports of divers special cases in the court of King’s-Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, from 12 to 35 Car. II.” first printed In 1696, and lastly in 1803, 8vo. His son was solicitor general to queen Anne, and attorney-general to George I. by whom he was appointed one of the commissioners of the great seal. He succeeded sir John Pratt as chief justice of the court of King’s-bench, and was created baron Raymond of Abbot’s Langley, Hertfordshire, in 1730. He died in 1732, leaving one son, by whose death, in 1753, the title became extinct.

His “Reports of Cases in the courts of King’s-bench and Common Pleas, in the reigns of king William III. queen Anne, king George I. and George II.” were first printed in 1743, and secondly in 1765, two volumes folio. The last and much-improved edition, with marginal notes and additional references by John Bayley, esq. serjeant at law, appeared in 1790, 3 vols. 8vo. Lord Raymond’s “Rubrics,” translated by Mr. serjeant Wilson, who edited the third edition of the “Reports,” in 1775, 3 vols. folio, were published separately in 1765, folio. 2


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