William Blackstone

William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

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Sir William Blackstone
Born in Cheapside, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Ealing, London. Englandmap
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Died in Wallingford, Berkshire, Englandmap
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Biography

William Blackstone is Notable.

An English jurist and professor who produced the historical and analytic treatise on the common law called Commentaries on the Laws of England, first published in four volumes over 1765-1769.

It had an extraordinary success, said to have brought the author £14,000, and still remains an important source on classical views of the common law and its principles.


Blackstone was the posthumous 4th son of a silk mercer in London, and received his education at Charterhouse School and at Pembroke College, Oxford. In 1743 he became a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and he was called to the bar as a barrister in 1746.


After practising in the courts of Westminster for several years, without great success, he returned to Oxford in 1758 when Charles Viner established an endowed chair at the university for a lecturer in law. Viner's endowed chair became known as the Vinerian professorship, and it exists to the present day.


In 1761 he won election as a Member of Parliament for Hindon and "took silk" as a king's counsel. Blackstone lived at Castle Priory in Wallingford, and is buried at St Peter's Church in the town.


Blackstone wrote his books on common law shortly before the United States Constitution was written. The terms and phrases used by the framers often derived from Blackstone's works.


Birth

Birth:
Type: Birth of Blackstone, WILLIAM
Date: 10 JUN 1723
Place: London, England
City: London

Death

Death:
Type: Death of Blackstone, WILLIAM
Date: 14 FEB 1780
Place: HAMPSHIRE

Baptism

Baptism:
Type: Baptism of Blackstone, WILLIAM
Date: 17 JUL 1723
Place: London, England
City: London

Burial

Burial:
Type: Burial of Blackstone, WILLIAM
Date: 22 FEB 1780
Place: WALLINGFORD OXON
City: WALLINGFORD

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William Blackstone, Sir. [1][2][3][4][5][6]

Born 10 Jul 1723. Cheapside, Middlesex, England. [7][8][9][10]

Died 14 Feb 1780. Wallingford, Berkshire, England. [11][12][13]

Baptism: Middlesex, England. [14]

Property: 'The Blackstones had a large estate in Wallingford, including 120 acres (46 ha) of pastureland around the River Thames and the right of advowson over St Peter's Church.'.

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Marriage Husband @P351@. Wife @P350@. Child: @P358@. Child: @P360@. Child: @P359@. Child: @P342@. Child: @P356@. Child: @P357@. Child: @P361@. Child: @P362@. Marriage Ealing St Mary'he married Sarah Clitherow, a member of a family of lesser gentry from Middlesex.'. 15 May 1761. Ealing, Middlesex, England. [15][16]

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Acknowledgments

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