Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Warrington: "Edward Thurland, M.P. for Reigate, afterwards knighted, and a Baron of the Exchequer."
Sir Edward Thurland was an eminent lawyer & judge, reasonably fair for the times (in which most were jaundiced by corruption and partiality). He was quite careful of his reputation. Even so, when he was named for judge on a case,(Easter Sessions, Reigate, Surrey 1671)one party sollicited him heavily beforehand and the other party,Sir Nicholas Stoughton, Bt.(whose memoirs I've just transcribed)hired Thurland's son as counsel,'which I suppose was the reason his father was so much for me'. Stoughton refers often to Thurland in his MS.
"Portrait Of Sir Edward Thurland, Baron Thurland (1606-1683)" oil on Canvas. by (after) John Michael Wright http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_367252...
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