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{{subst:Quick infobox|George Lawton|1779|1869|}} George Lawton (born 1779 died 1869), antiquary, was born at York on 6 May 1779. He was educated in his native city, was articled to a proctor there, and was admitted a proctor on 3 November 1808. He was also a solicitor, notary-public, and was appointed registrar of the archdeaconry of the East Riding of Yorkshire by Archdeacon Wilberforce. He served in the ecclesiastical courts under five archbishops of York. He ceased practice as a solicitor in 1863, and died a widower at his home, Nunthorpe, on 2 December 1869, leaving issue. Lawton wrote: 1. 'The Marriage Act' (4 Geo. IV, c. 76), London, 1823, octavo. 2. 'A Brief Treatise of Bona Notabilia', London, 1826, octavo. 8. 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum', London, 2 vols. 1840, octavo; 2nd edition 1842. 4. 'The Religious Houses of Yorkshire'. York, 1863, octavo. Lawton*8 books were suggested by his work as a proctor; the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' is still an authority. [DNB 1][DNB 2][1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    W. A. J. A.

    (1892). "Lawton, George (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 32. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

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These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Yorkshire Gazette, 11 December 1869
  2. information kindly supplied by William Lawton, esq.

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