Christopher Palles (1831 - 1920):
Christopher Palles was born at Mount Palles, County Cavan, and was educated at Clongowes Wood College and Trinity College, Dublin. In 1853 he was called to the Bar, becoming Doctor of Laws and Queen's Counsel in 1865. He served as Solicitor General in 1872 and from then until 1874 was Attorney General. He unsuccessfully contested the parliamentary constituency of Londonderry. In 1874 he was raised to the bench, gaining the title Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.