abinger, james scarlett, 1st baron defined in 1939 year
abinger, james scarlett, 1st baron - Abinger, JAMES SCARLETT, 1ST BARON (1769-1844); abinger, james scarlett, 1st baron - British judge. Born in Jamaica, he was educated at Cambridge. Successful as a barrister, he was from 1834 until hith death, April 7, 1844, chief baron of the Exchequer. Scarlett was M.P., first as a Whig and then as a Tory, 1819-35, and at one time attorney-general. In 1835 he was made a peer, the title being still held by his descendants. Abinger's second son was Sir J. Y. Scarlett (1799-1871), the cavalry leader at Balaclava. See Memoir, P. C. Scarlett, 1877.