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Hale, Sir Matthew

  • By: Mitzi Ramos
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Sir Matthew Hale (1609–1676), a legendary English common-law scholar, was born in Alderley, Gloucestershire, England. Orphaned at the age of five, Hale was placed in the care of Vicar John Staunton by his guardian, Anthony Kingscote. Educated according to Puritan values, ...

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