Thomas Edlyne Tomlins (1803–1875)

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Thomas Edlyne Tomlins (bapt. 26 September 1803 – 17 May 1875) was an English legal writer.



Tomlins was born in London, the son of Alfred Tomlins, a clerk in the Irish exchequer office, Paradise Row, Lambeth, and his wife Elizabeth. He was the nephew of Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins. He entered St. Paul's School, London on 6 February 1811, and was admitted to practice in London as an attorney in the Michaelmas term of 1827. [1]

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Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins was an English legal writer.

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He died in Islington, London, in the spring of 1875. [2] [3]

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Tomlins was the author of: [1]

He also edited Sir Thomas Littleton's Treatise of Tenures (1841); revised Alexander Fraser Tytler's Elements of General History (1844); translated the Chronicles of Jocelin of Brakelond (1844) for the "Popular Library of Modern Authors"; and contributed to the Shakespeare Society A New Document regarding the Authority of the Master of the Revels which had been discovered on the patent roll (Shakespeare Society Papers, 1847, iii. 1–6). [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 Carlyle, Edward Irving (1899). "Tomlins, Thomas Edlyne"  . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography . 57. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 18.
  2. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
  3. "Deaths" . London Evening Standard. 20 May 1875. p. 7. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

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