Sir Henry Penrice and Sir Thomas Salusbury

By W. Senior, published February 1927

Abstract

Sir Henry Penrice and Sir Thomas Salusbury were two civil lawyers who were successively Judges of the High Court of Admiralty during more than half of the eighteenth century. Sir Penrice was first appointed to the role in 1715 and remained in office for thirty-six years, until 1751. He was then succeeded by his son-in-law, Sir Salusbury, husband of Penrice’s only daughter and heiress. At that time, the Admiralty Court was little more than a Department of the Admiralty, and of no general public interest. Salusbury, like his father-in-law, was a Fellow of Trinity Hall, and had taken his LL.D. in 1740. He became in due time Chancellor of the diocese of St Asaph, and Commissary of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s, holding those offices along with his judgeship.

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Filed under: Pirates | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

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