Thomas Barnardiston (legal writer)
|Died||14 October 1752|
|Occupation||Barrister, legal reporter|
|Known for||Barnardiston's Chancery Reports
Barnardiston's King's Bench Reports
Thomas Barnardiston (died 1752) was an English barrister and legal reporter.
His reports in Chancery were published in 1740, 1741, and 1742; and his Reports of Cases adjudged in the King's Bench, from 12 Geo. I to 7 Geo. II, were published in two volumes in 1744. The Chancery reports are important for containing the decisions of Lord Hardwicke.
Sir James Burrow said that Lord Mansfield forbade the citing of Barnardiston's reports in Chancery, for fear of misleading students, since none of his cases were correct throughout. Lord Manners, on the other hand, said: "Although Barnardiston is not considered a very correct reporter, yet some of his cases are very accurately reported;" and Lord Eldon said that some of the reports were "of very great authority".
- Cooper 1885, p. 247.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cooper, Thompson (1885). "Barnardiston, Thomas (d.1752)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 3. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 247. Endnotes:
- Faulkner's Chelsea, ii. 136
- Clarke's Bibliotheca Legum, 348
- Bridgman's Legal Bibliography, 12
- Stevens and Hayne's Bibliotheca Legum, 9
- Woolrych's Serjeants-at-Law, ii. 537
- Burrow's King's Bench Reports, ii. 1142 n.
- Marvin's Legal Bibliography, 94
- Wallace's Reporters, 261, 322
- Notes and Queries, 4th ser. i. 580
- Gentlemen's Magazine xxii. 478
- Bromley's Catalogue of Engr. Portraits, 285.