Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Toller, Samuel

TOLLER, Sir SAMUEL (d. 1821), advocate-general of Madras, was son of Thomas Toller (1732–1795), who succeeded his father-in-law, Samuel Lawrence, as preacher to the presbyterian congregation in Monkwell Street.

Samuel, who admitted at Lincoln's Inn 27 March 1781, was called to the bar, and in March 1812 was appointed advocate-general at Madras. He was subsequently knighted, and died in India on his way to Bangalore on 19 Nov. 1821. In 1793 he married Miss Cory of Cambridge, by whom he had issue.

Toller was the author of two legal works of considerable value: 1. ‘The Law of Executors and Administrators,’ London, 1800, 8vo; 7th ed. by Whitmarsh, 1838; 2nd American edit. by Gordon, Philadelphia, 1824, 8vo, 3rd American edit. by Ingraham, 1834. 2. ‘Treatise of the Law of Tithes: compiled in Part from some Notes of Richard Wooddeson’ [q. v.], London, 1808, 8vo; 3rd ed. 1822.

[Kippis's Funeral Sermon on Thomas Toller, 1795; Gent. Mag. 1793 ii. 1050, 1795 i. 260, 298, 345, 408, 1812 i. 287, 1818 i. 272, 1822 i. 641; Lincoln's Inn Records, i. 499.]

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