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Paul Brewster   Link to this

"Finch, Sir Heneage, cr Baron Finch 1674, Earl of Nottingham 1681 (1621-82). Of Ravenstone, Bucks.; a cousin of the "Sir Heneage Finch, 2nd Earl of Winchilsea (1628-89). A distinguished constitutional lawyer and judge: Solicitor-General 1660-1670, Attorney General 1670-3; Lord Keeper 1673-5; Lord Chancellor 1675-82. He was M.P. for Canterbury in 1660, and for Oxford University 1661-73, and served on the Admiralty Commission 1674-9. He held strong Anglican and conservative views, but was respected on all sides for his ability, eloquence and probity."
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Contrast with his cousin: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/766/

Paul Brewster   Link to this

Wheatley adds the following in a footnote: "Heneage Finch, son of Sir Heneage Finch, Recorder of London [That's three Sir Heanage Finch's if you're keeping score] was born December 23rd, 1621. He was called to the bar in 1645, and soon obtained considerable fame as a counsel. He was styled 'the silver-tongued lawyer', 'the English Cicero', and 'the English Roscius'.

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