Robert Vansittart (judge)
Elder brother of Henry Vansittart, who was to go on to become Governor of Bengal, he grew up in Shottesbrooke in Berkshire and was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Oxford, becoming a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1748. In 1753, he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple. He held a number of minor judicial appointments, including that of recorder of Maidenhead in 1758 and Newbury in 1764, before being appointed Regius Professor of civil law at Oxford in 1767, a chair he held until his death. He published a number of antiquarian works in his spare time.
- Carlyle (2005)
- Carlyle, E. I., rev. Robert Brown (2005) "Vansittart, Robert (1728–1789)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, online edn, Oct 2005, accessed 18 Aug 2007
- "Vansittart, Robert". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
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