Frank Crisp Lawyer
Sir Frank Crisp, 1st Baronet (25 October 1843 in London - 29 April 1919) was an English lawyer and microscopist. Crisp's mother died when he was three years old and as a result he was brought up by his grandfather, John Filby Childs. He resolved to take up the law and at 16 was articled to a firm of solicitors. He also studied at the University of London obtaining the degrees of B.A. in 1864 and LL.B. in 1865. In 1867 he married Catherine Howes. He qualified as a solicitor in 1869 and his reputation soon grew, acting in many important commercial contracts. He counted several foreign railroad companies and the Imperial Japanese Navy among his clients, and drew up the contract for the cutting of the Cullinan diamond. He received his baronetcy in 1913 for services as legal advisor to the Liberal Party. In 1895, he bought Friar Park in Henley-on-Thames where he entertained the great and the good. He was a keen horticulturalist and developed spectacular public gardens there, including an alpine garden featuring a 20 foot (6 m) replica of the Matterhorn. He published an exhaustive survey of medieval gardening titled Mediaeval Gardens.
|Date of birth|
|October 25th, 1843|
|Date of death|
|April 29th, 1919 at age of 75|
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2013. 72.7 mil. £
2010. 60 mil. £
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