Hale, Matthew, Sir
Born: Nov 01, 1609 AD
Died: 1676 AD, at 67 years of age.
1609 - Born at Alderley, Gloucestershire on the 1st of November.
1629 - On the 8th of November, Hale became a member of the honourable society of Lincoln's Inn.
1637 - Hale was called to the bar and almost at once found himself in full practice.
1644 - Hale signed the Solemn League and Covenant, and was a member of the famous assembly of divines at Westminster.
1653 - Hale took the engagement to the Commonwealth as he had done to the king.
1660 - Hale was very graciously received by Charles II., and in the same year was appointed chief baron of the exchequer, and accepted, with extreme reluctance, the honour of knighthood.
1664 - He is chargeable, however, with the condemnation. and execution of two poor women from Lowestoft tried before him for witchcraft, a kind of judicial murder then falling under disuse.
1676 - Died on the 25th of December.
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