Statesman and jurist. Whig M.P. for Penryn and Falmouth, 1832–9. Solicitor-general, 1834 and 1835–9. Created Baron Cranworth of Cranworth, 1850. Lord justice of appeal, 1851–2. Lord Chancellor, 1852–8 and 1865–6. Holwood Park, his country residence, was a mile and a half north of Down House.
Sources: DNB Dod Freeman, R. B. 1978
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