Thomas Edwards (legal writer)

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Thomas Edwards (c.1775–1845) was a British legal writer.


Edwards studied at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he proceeded LL.B. in 1800 and LL.D. in 1805.[1] He was also a fellow of Trinity Hall, and was admitted advocate at Doctors' Commons. Edwards was a magistrate for the county of Surrey, and took considerable interest in questions connected with the improvement of the people. He died at the Grove, Carshalton, on 20 October 1845.[2]


  • Reports of Cases argued and determined in the High Court of Admiralty; commencing with the Judgments of Sir William Scott, Easter Term, 1808, 1812; reprinted in America.
  • A Letter to the Lord-lieutenant of the County of Surrey on the Misconduct of Licensing Magistrates and the consequent Degradation of the Magistracy, 1825.
  • Reasons for Refusing to Sign the Lay Address to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 2nd edition, 1835 (concerning the ritual of the church)


  1. ^ "Edward, Thomas (EDWS793T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses. DNB gives his date of death as 29 October 1845.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Edwards, Thomas (1775?-1845)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.