Person    | Male  Born 1757  Died 1818

Sir Samuel Romilly

Categories: Law

Law reformer. Born in Frith Street. Solicitor-General 1806. Caroline's Miscellany has done the research on his campaign to reduce the number of crimes with a mandatory death penalty. Kept 2 pet leeches. Suffering intense grief he committed suicide, at 21 Russell Square, a few days after his wife's death.

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Sir Samuel Romilly

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Samuel Romilly

Sir Samuel Romilly, Knt., Solicitor-General 1806, occupied chambers here, 177...

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Sir Samuel Romilly

It was in this house that Romilly committed suicide.

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Giltspur Street compter

Giltspur Street compter

A prison for debtors. The picture is by George Shepherd, brother of Thomas.

Building, Law

1 memorial
Hackney parish watch house

Hackney parish watch house

A watch house was an early form of police station and prison. Criminals were held here temporarily.

Place, Law

1 memorial
Peter Patrick James Kavanagh

Peter Patrick James Kavanagh

Lawyer. Killed in the Southall rail crash, aged 29. Peter Patrick James Kavanagh was born on 6 December 1967, the only child of Peter T. Kavanagh and Maureen Kavanagh née Jordan. According to Anne...

Person, Law, Tragedy

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
Millbank Prison

Millbank Prison

The design and construction of this prison stretched from 1799 - 1821 and passed through many hands: Jeremy Bentham, William Williams, Thomas Hardwick (father of Philip), John Harvey and Robert Smi...

Building, Law, Australia

4 memorials