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Palmer, Sir Geoffrey [1598-1670]. Baronet, Attorney General. Palmer was the first Attorney-General after the Restoration.
Book written by him ( 2 copies available) for the connoisseur of common law.
Author: Palmer, Sir Gefrey Les Reports de Sir Gefrey Palmer, Chevalier Title: Les Reports de Sir Gefrey Palmer, Chevalier & Baronet; Attorrney General A SonTres Excellent Majesty le Roy Charles Le Second. Imprime & Publie per l'Original. Ovesque deux Tables, l'un des Nosmes des Cases, l'auter des pincipal Matters conteinus en yce


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Geoffery Palmer, a lawyer of distinction in the reigns of Charles the First and Second, was son of Thomas Palmer, esq. of Carleton, in Northamptonshire, by Catharine Watson, sister to the first lord Rockingham. He was representative for the borough of Stamford, in Lincolnshire, in the long parliament, in which he was a chief manager of the evidence against the earl of Strafford. He afterwards, from principle, adhered to the royal party, with which he was a fellow-sufferer, having been imprisoned in the Tower by Cromwell, who dreaded his abilities, under a pretence of his plotting with the cavaliers. Upon the restoration of Charles II. he was made attorney-general and chief-justice of Chester. It should be remembered to his honour, that he was, in the early part of his life, one of the select friends of Mr. Edward Hyde, afterwards earl of Clarendon. He died May 5, 1670, aged seventy-two years.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1779.

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