Thomas Walter Williams

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Thomas Walter Williams (1763–1833) was an English barrister, known as a legal writer.



He was the son of Walter Williams, a London attorney living in Lamb's Conduit Street, and entered St Paul's School, London on 6 November 1772. He then studied law and was called to the bar, but was not much known as a pleader, his reputation mainly deriving from his writings. He died in 1833. [1]

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Williams wrote: [1]

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Williams also edited the Law Journal between 1804 and 1806 with John Morgan, produced abstracts of acts of parliament, and in 1825 brought out a new edition of The Precedent of Precedents by William Sheppard. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 Lee, Sidney, ed. (1900). "Williams, Thomas Walter"  . Dictionary of National Biography . 61. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. Thomas Walter Williams (1788). Original Precedents in Conveyancing, Settled and Approved by the Most Eminent Conveyancers, Interspersed with the Observations and Opinions of Counsel Upon Various Intricate Cases: The Whole Selected from the Draughts of Actual Practice, and Now First Published Under the Direction and Immediate Inspection of Thomas Walter Williams. His Majesty's Law Printers.
  3. Thomas Walter Williams (1816). A Compendious and comprehensive Law Dictionary; elucidating the terms and general principles of Law and Equity. J. Harper & Company.


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