WILSON, Roland Knyvet

WILSON, Roland Knyvet. Swaffham, Norfolk 27.8.1840 — Richmond, Surrey 29.10.1919. Sir, 2nd Bart. British Lawyer. Son of Rear-Admiral George Knyvet W. and Agnes Mary Yonge. Educated at Eton, then studies at Cambridge (King’s College), B.A. 1863, M.A. 1866, LL.M. 1875. From 1867 worked as barrister, soon also journalist (in Weekly Reporter and Law Journal). In 1874 succeeded his uncle as Bart. In 1884-93 Reader in Indian Law at Cambridge. Married 1873 Christiana Whiting Phillips

Publications: An Introduction to the Study of Anglo-Muhammadan Law. 6+151+11 p. L. 1894; Digest of Anglo-Muhammadan Law. 32+500 p. L. 1895, 4th ed. 1912.

– Much on British legal history, also wrote on other subjects.

Sources: Cambridge Alumni Database (https://venn.lib.cam.ac.uk); Wikipedia.

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