Record

CodeNA6820
Dates1808-1892
Person NameBramwell; Lord; George William Wilshere (1808-1892); 1st Baron Bramwell of Hever; judge
SurnameBramwell
ForenamesGeorge William Wilshere
PreTitleLord
Title1st Baron Bramwell of Hever
Epithetjudge
ActivityGeorge William Wilshere Bramwell, 1st Baron Bramwell of Hever (1808-1892), judge, was the son of George Bramwell (1773-1858), banker, of Cornhill. Bramwell was educated at the Palace School, Enfield. When he left school he became a clerk in his father's bank. He married Mary Jane Silva (d 1836) in 1829, and they had two daughters. At that time he began to study law. Bramwell practised as a special pleader and was called to the bar of the Inner Temple, 1838. He joined the home circuit and quickly acquired a practice and reputation. Bramwell was appointed to the common law procedure commision, 1850, which brought about the Common Law Procedure Act, 1852. He was made a QC in 1851, and in 1853 served on the commision which resulted in the Companies Act, 1862. Bramwell married again in 1861, his second wife was Martha Sinden (1835-1889). Bramwell was appointed to the Court of Exchequer, 1856-1876, and was knighted, 1856. From 1876-1881, he was one of the lords justices with universal approbation. In 1882 he was created Baron Bramwell of Hever, and until his death in 1892, regularly heard appeals in the House of Lords.
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