Daniel Wakefield Esq.r of Lincolns Inn, Barrister at Law.
London, October 1st 1824 Published by Geo. Lawford, Saville Passage.
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Daniel Wakefield (1776-1846), barrister and writer on political economy. Wakefield's early career was undistinguished; as David J. Moss (DNB) writes: 'Various distractions, riotous living, and, according to his mother, unsuitable company prevented much headway. An ill-advised marriage on 3 June 1805 to Isabella Mackie, an adventuress and swindler, followed. It dragged him into a morass of debt and fraud that almost ended in bankruptcy and emigration. Remarkably, his legal career was not destroyed and he was called to the bar on 2 May 1807. A sullied reputation and an inadequate knowledge of the law, however, meant that clients were not plentiful and his financial dependence upon his parents and brother continued. Attempts to annul the marriage failed; then, in August 1813, Isabella committed suicide by taking poison.' Thereafter, however, Wakefield remarried, and his practice flourished. He was elected bencher of Lincolns Inn in 1835 and became known for his philanthropy in aiding clients in distress. After his death in 1846 he was buried in Lincoln's Inn chapel.
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