Fitzherbert. I. Sir Anthony, an English lawyer and jurist, born in Norbury, Derbyshire, died in 1538. After a distinguished career at the bar, he was appointed in 1523 a justice of the court of common pleas, and held that office until his death. He was the author of a work in old French, which is of great authority in the law, entitled Le graunde abridgement collecte par le judge tres reverend, monsieur Anthony Fitz-Herbert (printed by Pynson in 1514, by Wynkin de Worde in 151G, and again in 1577). Among his other works on legal subjects was The Office and Authority of Justices of the Peace (1538, often reprinted; last ed., 1617), and The New Natura Bretium" (1534; last ed., 1794, with a commentary attributed to Chief Justice Hale, and notes and references). His "New Treatyse for all Husbandemen" (4to, London, 1523) passed through more than 20 editions. H. Thomas, a learned English Jesuit, grandson of the preceding, born at Swinnerton, Staffordshire, in 1552, died in Rome in 1640. After various fruitless attempts to induce the Roman Catholic powers of Europe to aid the Roman Catholics of England, he entered the society of the Jesuits, and for the last 22 years of his life presided over the English college at Rome. He wrote a number of treatises of a religious and controversial character.