Hosack, John (DNB00)
HOSACK, JOHN (d. 1887), lawyer and historical writer, was the third son of John R. Hosack of Glenaher, Dumfriesshire. He became a student of the Middle Temple in 1838, was called to the bar in 1841, and practised on the northern circuit and at the Liverpool sessions. In 1875, though not a Q.C., he was made a bencher of his inn, and in 1877 he became police magistrate at Clerkenwell. He died at his house in Finborough Road, West Brompton, on 3 Nov. 1887, and was buried at Lytham in Lancashire.
- ‘A Treatise on the Conflict of Laws of England and Scotland’ (only one part published), London, 1847, 8vo.
- ‘The Rights of British and Neutral Commerce, as affected by recent Royal Declarations and Orders in Council,’ London, 1854, 12mo.
- ‘Mary Queen of Scots and her Accusers,’ London, 1869, 8vo; 2nd edit., 2 vols., Edinburgh, 1870–4, 8vo—a defence of the queen.
- ‘On the Rise and Growth of the Law of Nations, … from the earliest times to the Treaty of Utrecht,’ London, 1882, 8vo.
- ‘Mary Stewart: a brief statement of the principal charges which have been brought against her, together with answers to the same,’ published after his death, Edinburgh, 1888, 8vo.
[Foster's Men at the Bar; Law Journal, 12 Nov. 1887; Brit. Mus. Cat.]