Sir Francis Buller, 1st Baronet

British judge (1746–1800) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sir Francis Buller, 1st Baronet (17 March 1746 – 5 June 1800) was an English judge.

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Sir Francis Buller
King's Bench
In office
6 May 1778  19 June 1794
Succeeded bySir Francis Buller-Yarde-Buller, 2nd Baronet
Personal details
Born(1746-03-17)17 March 1746
Devon, England
Died5 June 1800(1800-06-05) (aged 54)
London, England
EducationKing's School Ottery St. Mary
Christ's Hospital, London.
Arms of Buller: Sable, on a cross argent quarter pierced of the field four eagles displayed of the first[1]
1782 caricature of Buller by James Gillray entitled "Judge Thumb, or, Patent Sticks for Family Correction: Warranted Lawful!". Judge Thumb, carrying two bundles of sticks, one on his shoulder like the fasces of a Roman magistrate, asks: "Who wants a cure for a rusty wife? Here's your nice family amusement for winter evenings! Who buys here?" Woman screams: "Help! Murder, for God sake, murder!" Husband replies: "Murder, hey? It's law, you bitch: it's not bigger than my thumb!"