Person    | Female  Born 9/8/1905  Died 17/6/1988

Dame Elizabeth Lane DBE

Categories: Law

Barrister and judge. From First 100 years: "She was the first woman appointed as a judge in the County Court, and the first female High Court judge in England. She is most extraordinary since she had no formal university education gaining a career in law by her own means." Born Elizabeth Kathleen Coulborn in Cheshire.

Randall Lane CBE was her husband. They met in Montreal in 1924 when Elizabeth was staying with her brother, Rushton. They married in 1926 and it was her husband's law studies that prompted her to enter the law.

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Dame Elizabeth Lane

These trees were given by Dame Elizabeth Lane DBE in memory of her husband Ra...

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transportation to Australia

transportation to Australia

One of the (many) supposed origins of the word 'pom' for an Englishman, is that convicts were branded with the initials of 'Prisoner of Millbank'.

Event, Law, Transport, Australia

5 memorials
Robert Davis

Robert Davis

Solicitor and Westminster Councillor. Mayor of Westminster 1996/97.

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Surrey County / White Lion Prison

Surrey County / White Lion Prison

From at least 1580 prison facilities were provided by the White Lion Inn.  For many years there were plans to demolish and rebuild and this finally happened when the Marshalsea moved onto this site...

Place, Law

1 memorial
Chrystal MacMillan

Chrystal MacMillan

Liberal politician, barrister, and NUWSS, and internationalist. Jessie Chrystal Macmillan was a suffragist, peace activist, barrister, feminist and the first female science graduate from the Unive...

Person, Gender Issues, Law, Peace, Politics & Administration, Scotland

1 memorial
St Mary Rotherhithe watch-house

St Mary Rotherhithe watch-house

The building, situated close to the church of St Mary the Virgin, was used by a watchman or constable whose job was to to look out for wrongdoers; particularly grave-robbers or 'Resurrection Men' a...

Building, Law

1 memorial