Sir John Gurney(1768-1845), Judge
Sitter in 4 portraits
Trained in the law, John Gurney was called to the Bar in 1793. He was made King's Counsel in 1816. He held the first place in the King's Bench, and was also leader of the home circuit. In 1820 Gurney conducted the prosecution of two of the Cato Street conspirators, and procured their conviction. In 1832 he was appointed a baron of the exchequer and knighted. Gurney retired in 1845.