ROMILLY, SIR SAMUEL


ROMILLY, SIR SAMUEL
   English lawyer, born in London, of a Huguenot family; was a Whig in politics, and was Solicitor-General for a time; devoted himself to the amendment of the criminal law of the country, and was a zealous advocate against slavery and the spy system (1751-1818).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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