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Joseph Kay


Economist and lawyer. BA (Trinity College), Cambridge, 1845; MA, 1849. Admitted at the Inner Temple, 1844; called to the bar, 1848. Travelled in Europe as a travelling bachelor of Trinity College from 1845. Judge of the Salford hundred court from 1862. QC, 1869. Solicitor-general, county palatine of Durham from 1872. Wrote works in favour of free trade in land.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.