Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Dee, Duncan

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DEE, DUNCAN (1657–1720), pleader, son of Rowland Dee, a London merchant, and grandson of Arthur Dee, M.D., physician to Charles I, was born 3 Nov. 1657. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, and went thence in 1673 to St. John's College, Oxford. It does not appear that he graduated. He was a common pleader of the City of London 1682–90, a judge of the sheriff's court 1690–1700, and common serjeant of the city of London from 1700 till death. He was also commissioner of appeals in the excise 1713–4. He defended Dr. Sacheverell in his trial before the House of Lords in 1710, speaking on four successive days. He died in 1720, and was buried in St. Mary Aldermanbury.

[Robinson's Reg. of Merchant Taylors' School; Wilson's History of the same, pp. 884, 906, 1170; Stow's Survey, ed. Strype.]

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