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Chart of the judges of the Supreme Courts of Vancouver Island and British Columbia Martin, Archer, 1865-1941 1899

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Array CHART
JUDGES
Supreme   Courts   of   Vancouver   Island
and   British   Columbia.
THE   HON.    MR.   JUSTICE   MARTIN. CHART*   OF   THE   JUDGES
OF    THE
SUPREME    COURTS
OF
VANCOUVER    ISLAND    AND     BRITISH     COLUMBIA
COLONY   OF    VANCOUVER   ISLAND.
COLONY    OF   BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
,   RICHARD   BLANSHARD, 1849.)
;  Governor,  JAMES   DOUGLAS,  1888.)
fl853,   Dec.   2.   The  Honourable  DAVID   CAMERON   appointed  "Judge of  the Supreme
< to     Court  op  Civil Justice  op  Vancouver Island,"  which Court was established  on
[ 1865.   the same day by an Act of the Governor and Council of Vancouver Island.    (He was
not a Barrister—at that time there were no members of the legal profession in the
Colony). By Royal Warrant issued May 5th, 1856, the then Governor, Douglas, was
authorized to Pass Letters Patent to David Cameron to be " Chief Justice of the
Colony of Vancouver Island." Criminal jurisdiction was conferred by commission
dated April 2nd, 1860. Resigned October 11th, 1865, as contemplated by " an Act to
provide for the retirement of David Cameron, Chief Justice of the Colony of Vancouver
Island and its Dependencies," assented to March 11th, 1864.
r 1865,   Oct.  11.    The Hon. JOSEPH  NEEDHAM, Chief Justice ; succeeded the Hon. David
< to     Cameron and took oath of office on the same day that his predecessor resigned. Resigned I
{ 1870.   March 29th, 1870, (B. C. Gazette March 31st, 1870, extra) on being appointed Chief Justice
of Trinidad ;   and later received Knighthood.
1858. Sept. 2. The Honourable MATTHEW BAILLIE BEGBIE appointed "A Judge
in Our Colony of British Columbia." Took oath- of office at Fort Langley,
B. C,  November 19th, 1858.
UNION of  the  Colonies under  Name  of  BRITISH   COLUMBIA, proclaimed  November  17th,   1866.
I I
The Act of Union did not provide for a merger of the two Courts, and the powers and jurisdiction of each were continued by " The Courts Declaratory Ordinance 1868." By " The Supreme
Courts Ordinance, 1869 " (assented to March 1st), it was provided that the Court established under the name of " The Supreme Court of Civil Justice of the Colony of Vancouver Island " should be
called " The Supreme Court of Vancouver Island," and the present Chief Justice thereof should be called and known by the name and style of " The Chief Justice of Vancouver Island;"
And that the Court established under the name of "The Supreme Court of Civil Justice of British Columbia" should be called "The Supreme Court of the Mainland of British Columbia";
and the "present" Judge thereof should be called and known by the name and style of "The Chief Justice of the Mainland of British Columbia": either of the said Chief Justices
was empowered, on request of the other Chief Justice, to hear and determine all cases Civil and Criminal in the .other's jurisdiction. It was further provided that " Upon a vacancy being
" created by the death, resignation or otherwise of either of the present two Chief Justices the said Supreme Courts of the Mainland of British Columbia and of Vancouver Island shall be
" merged into one Supreme Court to be called ' The Supreme Court of British Columbia,' and the surviving or remaining Chief Justice shall preside over the said Courts, and shall be called
" 'The Chief Justice of British Columbia,' and a Puisne Judge of the said Court shall thereupon be appointed by Her Majesty, etc., etc." In the following year, April 22nd, 1870, it was
declared by " The Courts Merger Ordinance, 1870," after reciting the resignation of Chief Justice Needham, that the merger of the said Courts should be deemed to have taken place as and
from  the  29th  of March,   1870, being the  date  of his  resignation.
first " CHIEF  JUSTICE   OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA" under the above-mentioned Ordinances.
(1870, March  29.     The Hon.  Matthew  BailhV
] to
(1894. Died June 11th,   1894.
1870. March 11.    The Hon.  Henry  Pering Pellew  Crease, first  PUISNE   JUDGE.      Received  Knighthood  January  1st,  1896.     Retired  January  20th,  1896.
red Knighthood November 26th, 1874.
1872.
July
3.
1880.
Nov.
26.
1880.
Nov.
26.
1882.
May
23.
1889.
Aug.
14.
1895.
Feb.
23.
1896.
Oct.
13.
1897.
Dec.
18.
1898.
Sept
12.
July  20th,   1871 ;   the  Colony  entered the  CANADIAN   CONFEDERATION and  became  the  PROVINCE  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
The  Hon. John  Hamilton  Gray, Puisne  Judge.      Died  June  5th,   1889.
The Hon.  John  Foster  McCreight,  Puisne  Judge.      Retired  November 17th, 1897.
The  Hon.  Alexander  Rocke  Robertson,  Puisne Judge.      Died  December  1st,  1881.
The  Hon.   George  Anthony  Walkem,  Puisne  Judge.
The  Hon.  Montague   William  Tyrwhitt Drake,  Puisne  Judge.
The  Hon.  Theodore  Davie,  CHIEF  JUSTICE,   succeeding  Sir  Matthew  BailJie  Begbie.      Died  March  7th,   1898.
The  Hon.  Angus John  McCoil,   Puisne Judge;   August  23rd,   1898,  appointed  CHIEF   JUSTICE  succeeding  the  Hon.  Theodore  Davie.
The  Hon.  Paulus  JEmilius  Irving,  Puisne  Judge.
The Hon.  Archer Martin, Puisne  Judge.
SUPREME   COURT   AS   AT   PRESENT   CONSTITUTED.
tie  Hon. Angus  John McCollJ Chief Justice.
" George  Anthony  Walkem.
" Montague  William  Tyrwhitt Drake.
" Paulus  iEmilius  Irving.
" Archer  Martin.
Puisne Judges.
* Compiled and presented by the Hon. Mr. Justice Martin
to the Law Society of British Columbia, and ordered by the
Benchers (2nd October, 1899), to be published with the Law
Beports.
(Sgd.) ARCHER MARTIN
Law Courts, Victoria, B.C.,

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