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|Follett, William Webb.|
Adm. pens. (age 16) at TRINITY, Sept. 18, 1813. [2nd] s. of Benjamin [timber merchant, formerly Capt., 13th Foot Regt. and Anna, dau. of John Webb, barrister, of Kinsale, Co. Cork]. B. [Dec. 2, 1798], at Topsham, Devon.
School, Exeter Grammar (Dr Lempri're). Matric. Michs. 1813; B.A. 1818; M.A. 1830.
Counsel to the University, 1836-45.
Adm. at the Inner Temple, Oct. 1814.
Called to the Bar, 1824.
On the Western Circuit.
Solicitor-General, 1834-5, 1841-4. Attorney-General, 1845.
M.P. for Exeter, 1835-45.
Married, Oct. 1830, Jane Mary, dau. of Sir Ambrose Hardinge Giffard, Chief Justice of Ceylon, and had issue.
Had the reputation of being the greatest advocate of the 19th century. 'In every qualification of intellect and grace he was as nearly perfect as man can be,' wrote Lord Hatherley (Life, I. 270). Died June 28, 1845, having suffered all his life from lung trouble.
Buried in the Temple Church.
Statue in Westminster Abbey.
(D.N.B.; Inner Temple Benchers; Hist. Reg., 57; Burke, L.G.)
|William Webb FOLLETT |
Approx. lifespan: 17981845
pens. aged 16 Trinity College adm1813:09:18
2nd s. of Benjamin FOLLETT [timber merchant, formerly
Captain: 13th Foot Regiment and Anna WEBB dau. of John WEBB Barrister of: Kinsale, Co. Cork
b. Topsham, Devon 1798:12:02
Sch: Exeter Grammar School Exeter, [ Devon ] (Dr Lemprière)
Counsel to: : University 1836-45
Adm. Inner Temple: 1814:10
Called to the Bar: 1824
On: Western Circuit
Special Pleader: . Q.C. 1834
Solicitor-General: 1834-5, 1841-44
M.P. for: : Exeter, [ Devon ] 1835-45
m. 1830:10 Jane Mary GIFFARD dau. of Sir Ambrose Hardinge GIFFARD Chief Justice of: Ceylon
Had the reputation of being the greatest
Advocate of: : 19th century. 'In every qualification of intellect and grace he was as nearly perfect as man can be,' wrote Lord Hatherley ( Life, I. 270)
having suffered all his life from lung trouble.
bur. in the Temple Church Temple, [ London ]
Statue in Westminster Abbey Statue in Westminster, [ London ]
( D.N.B.; Inner Temple Benchers; Hist. Reg., 57; Burke, L.G. )
[add:]Born 1796:12:02 [:add]
[add:]Recorder of Exeter, [ Devon ], 18324[:add]
[add:]Engraving by Ryall from portrait by Chalon; CAS: E.29[:add]
[add:]D. Pugsley: Follet, our great lawyer (1991) [:add]