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L'Estrange, Hamon (1674-1769) (DNB00)


L'ESTRANGE, HAMON (1674–1769), author, was son of Hamon L'Estrange of Pakenham, Suffolk, by his second wife, Barbara, daughter of Edward Bullock of Faulkbourn, Essex, and grandson of Hamon L'Estrange [q. v.] He was baptised at Pakenham 9 April 1674, and was for sixty-five years on the commission of the peace. He died at Bury St. Edmunds 11 Aug. 1767, and was buried at Holm. By his wife Christian Isabella Harvey, of Cockfield, Suffolk, he had three daughters, two of whom survived him.

L'Estrange published ‘The Justices' Law; being an Abstract of the Acts wherein Justices of the Peace have the power of acting,’ London, 1720, 12mo, and the following theological works: 1. ‘Some Important Duties and Doctrines of Religion prov'd from the Sacred Scriptures. With some occasional Thoughts on Deism,’ Bury St. Edmunds, 1739, 8vo. 2. ‘Essays on the Being of a God, his Governing and Preserving Providence,’ London, 1753, 8vo. 3. ‘No Way more delightful than the Conjugal,’ London, 1753, 8vo. 4. ‘A Legacy to the World, or Essays to Promote Practical Christianity. By a Civil Magistrate,’ London, 1762, 8vo; 2nd edition entitled ‘A Friendly and Charitable Legacy to the World … with some Remarks on a late Pamphlet intitled “Justification by Faith alone”’ [by John Berridge, q. v.], Bury, 1767, 8vo.

[Carthew's Hundred of Launditch, pt. ii. 447–8; Addit. MS. 19166, f. 163; L'Estrange Pedigree in Blomefield's Norfolk, ed. Parkin, x. 314–15; Brit. Mus. Cat.]

J. M. R.