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Wilde, Thomas

Born: 1782 AD
Died: 1855 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Baron, Monarch

1782 – Thomas Wilde, 1st Baron Truro, born on the 7th of July in London. He was Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, was the second son of Thomas Wilde, an attorney.

1805 – Educated at St Paul’s School and was admitted an attorney.

1817 – He subsequently entered the Inner Temple and was called to the bar, having practised for two years before as a special pleader.

1820 – Retained for the defence of Queen Caroline and he distinguished himself by his cross-examination and laid the foundation of an extensive common law practice.

1831 – 1832 – He first entered parliament in the Whig interest as member for Newark.

1839 – He was appointed Solicitor General.

1841 – Became Attorney-General in succession to Sir John Campbell.

1841 – 1846 – Afterwards representing Worcester.

1945 – He was married to Augusta Emma d’Este, daughter of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex and a first cousin of Queen Victoria.

1846 – He was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.

1850 – Became Lord Chancellor, and was created Baron Truro, of Bowes in the County of Middlesex.

1852 – He held this latter office until the fall of the Russell ministry.

1855 – He died in London in November.