- Grant, Sir William
- (1752-1832)Commanded volunteers at siege of Quebec, 1775; attorney-general of Canada, 1776; chief-justice of Chester, 1798; solicitor-general, 1799-1801; master of the Rolls, 1801-1817.Index: Dr Removed from judgeship, returns to England and becomes Master of the Rolls, 184.Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.
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