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William Brown Darwin


Barrister. Son of William Alvey Darwin and Jane Darwin; nephew of Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802); father of Robert Alvey Darwin and Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin. Admitted at Lincoln’s Inn, 1791; called to the bar, 1797. Of Elston Hall, Nottinghamshire.


Alum. Cantab.

Darwin pedigree.


Alum. Cantab.: Alumni Cantabrigienses. A biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1922–54.

Darwin pedigree: Pedigree of the family of Darwin. Compiled by H. Farnham Burke. N.p.: privately printed. 1888. [Reprinted in facsimile in Darwin pedigrees, by Richard Broke Freeman. London: printed for the author. 1984.]