Dr. Stephen Lushington
Dr. Stephen Lushington

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Dr. Stephen Lushington 
Son of East India Company director.
Date (from)(Date to)Event
14 January 1782 Born (South Hill Park, Berkshire).
26 October 1797 Matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford.
18011821Fellow of All Souls, Oxford.
1802 B.A.
1806 M.A.
7 February 1806 Called to the bar of Inner Temple.
November 1806June 1808M.P. (whig) for Great Yarmouth (until he resigned).
1807 B.C.L. (Bachelor of Civil Law).
23 February 1807 Spoke in favour of the Slave Trade Abolition Bill.
1808 D.C.L. (Doctor of Civic Law).
3 November 1808 Member of the College of Advocates ('Doctors Commons').
1817 Acted for Lady Byron in her separation from Lord Byron.
1820 Counsel for Queen Caroline at her trial.
March 1820 M.P. for Ilchester.
8 August 1821 Married Sarah Grace, daughter of Thomas William Carr of Frognal, Hampstead, and close friend of Lady Byron (mother of his five sons and five daughters, died 20 Sep 1837).
18231845Committee Member of the The Society for the Mitigation and gradual Abolition of Slavery through the British Dominions (later called the London Anti-Slavery Society), and its successor (1839) The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.
April 1825 One of the founders of the Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
June 1826 M.P. for Tregony, Cornwall.
16 February 18281867Judge of the Consistory (ecclesiastical) Court of London.
1830 Stood unsuccesfully as M.P. for Reading.
18311832M.P. for Wnchelsea.
18321841M.P. for Tower Hamlets, London.
17 October 18381867Judge of the High Court of Admiralty.
5 November 1838 Member of the Privy Council.
18391841Member of the Patrons of Africa, formed to lobby for the eventual 1841 Niger expedition.
1841 His motion to bring in bill for abolition of capital punishment defeated.
1842 President of Committee to draw up Instructions for the guidance of naval officers employed in the supression of the slave trade.
18581867Judge of the Court of Arches (ecclesiastical appeal court).
18581873Master of the Faculties (died in office).
2 July 18581867Dean of the Arches (President of Doctors Commons); (but the Commons were efectively dissolved soon after his appointment, when civil law ceased to be a separate branch of the legal profession).
19 January 1873 Died (Ockham Park, Surrey, aged 92).
Literature: (DNB; Waddams).

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