A Beckett, William, 1806-1869

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A BECKETT, SIR WILLIAM, eldest son of William à Beckett, Golden Square, London, attorney, and Sarah Abbott, St. George’s, Hanover Square [dau. of William Abbott, witness at her wedding ?]; b. 2 Jul 1806; adm. 22 Jan 1816 (Packharness'); adm. Lincoln’s Inn 15 Nov 1822, called to bar 30 Jun 1829; emigrated to New South Wales 1837; acting Solicitor-General, New South Wales Mar 1841, confirmed Mar 1843; acting Judge of Supreme Court, New South Wales Jul 1844-5; Judge of Supreme Court for district of Port Phillip (Melbourne) Feb 1846 - Jan 1852; Chief Justice of Victoria 24 Jan 1852; knighted by patent 19 Nov 1852; retd. 1857; returned to England 1863; helped to found the Melbourne Punch; wrote a great number of the biographies in The Georgian Era, 1832-4; author, Outer Harness, 1854, and other works; m. 1st, 1 Oct 1832 Emily, dau. of Edward Hayley, London; m. 2nd, at Port Philip, Australia, 30 Oct 1849 Matilda, sister of his deceased wife; d. 27 Jun 1869. DNB.


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A Beckett, Thomas Turner, 1808-1892 (1808-1892)

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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