Robert Nicholas (jurist)
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Robert Nicholas Jurist

Robert Nicholas (1595-1667) was a judge and an English Member of Parliament who supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.

Nicholas was elected Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Devizes for the Long Parliament in November 1640.[1] He assisted in prosecuting Archbishop Laud in 1643. In 1648 he became Serjeant-at-law and in 1649 judge of the upper bench. He was Baron of the Exchequer in 1655.[2]

Nicholas was not exempted from the general pardon at the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. He was commissioner for raising money in Wiltshire in 1660.[2]

References

  1. ^ Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 240-250.
  2. ^ a b "Nicholas, Robert" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885-1900.
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