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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.

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Sir John Gurney

by James Posselwhite, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1830s
NPG D35073


Sir John Gurney

by William Holl Sr, printed by McQueen & Co, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after George Henry Harlow
stipple engraving, published 28 October 1831
NPG D35072


Sir John Gurney

after Unknown artist
lithograph, 1832 or after
NPG D8412