1st Baron Finch

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John Finch, 1st Baron Finch - Judicial Career
... In 1634 Finch was appointed chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and distinguished himself by the active zeal with which he upheld the king's prerogative ... Finch presided over the trial of John Hampden, who resisted the payment of ship money, and was chiefly responsible for the decision of the judges that ship-money was constitutional ... was, in 1640, appointed Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, and was also created Baron Finch, of Fordwich ...

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    By the flow of the inland river,
    Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
    Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver,
    Asleep are the ranks of the dead:—
    —Francis Miles Finch (1827–1907)

    Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
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