COLERIDGE, SIR JOHN TAYLOR Eng lish judge, the second son of Captain James Coleridge, and nephew of the poet S. T. Coleridge, was born at Tiverton, Devon, and was educated at Corpus Christi college, Oxford, where he had a brilliant career. He graduated in 1812 and was soon after made a fellow of Exeter; in 1819 he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple and practised for some years on the western circuit. In 1825 he published his excellent edition of Blackstone's Commen taries, and in 1832 he was made a serjeant-at-law and recorder of Exeter. He was one of the judges of the king's bench from 1835 to 1858. In 1869 he produced his Memoir of the Rev. John Keble, a third edition of which was issued within a year. He died on Feb. I1, 1876, at Ottery St. Mary, Devon, leaving two sons and a daughter; the eldest son, John Duke, 1st Baron Cole ridge (q.v.), became lord chief justice of England. Sir John Taylor Coleridge's brothers, James Duke and Henry Nelson (husband of Sara Coleridge), are referred to in other articles; his brother Francis George was the father of Arthur Duke Coleridge (b. 183o), clerk of assizes on the midland circuit and author of Eton in the Forties, whose daughter Mary E. Coleridge 086'– 1907), was poet, novelist and critic. Mary Coleridge's post humous Gathered Leaves (1910) contains a notice of her work by Edith Sichel.