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Lord Boyle.

David Boyle (1772–1853) was a Scottish judge.

He became an advocate in 1793. He was Member of Parliament for Ayrshire from 1807 to 1811 during which time he was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland.

He was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice, as Lord Boyle in 1811. He was Lord Justice Clerk from 1811 to 1841 and Lord Justice General from 1841 to 1852. He became a Privy Counsellor in 1820.

Legal offices
Preceded by
John Clerk
Solicitor General for Scotland
Succeeded by
David Monypenny
Preceded by
Charles Hope
Lord Justice Clerk
Succeeded by
John Hope
Preceded by
Lord Granton
Lord Justice General
Succeeded by
Lord Colonsay


Concise Dictionary of National Biography


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