At the Circulating Library Author Information: William Bainbridge
Author: William Bainbridge (1809–1869)
Biography: William Bainbridge was born in 1811 in Alston, Northumberland, the only son of the solicitor William Bainbridge. He was a student at the Inner Temple and was called to the bar in 1838. Bainbridge practiced conveyance and property law in Newcastle-on-Tyne and wrote A Practical Treatise on the Law of Mines and Minerals (1841). He was active in politics and local history. Though he wrote a number of books, his only novel was Lionel Merval (1866). He died in 1869 at Cliffe House, Cullercoats, leaving a widow and young family.
References: Boase; Men of Mark Twixt Tyne and Tweed (1895)
- Lionel Merval: A Novel. 3 vol. London: Routledge, 1866.