Alexander Johnston (1775–1849)
|3rd Chief Justice of Ceylon|
6 November 1811 – 1820
|Preceded by||William Coke
|Succeeded by||Ambrose Hardinge Giffard|
|Acting Chief Justice of Ceylon|
3 April 1806 – 5 April 1807
|Preceded by||Codrington Edmund Carrington|
|Succeeded by||Edmund Henry Lushington
April 25, 1775|
Carnsalloch, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
|Died||March 6, 1849
London, United Kingdom
|Occupation||British Privy Councilor, Founder and Vice President of the Royal Asiatic Society, lawyer, colonial official|
Johnston was born in Carnsalloch, Dumfriesshire in Scotland to Samuel Johnston and Hester Napier, daughter of Francis Napier, 6th Lord Napier. Johnston moved with his family when his father obtained a posting in Madras in 1781.
Johnston's family return to England in 1792 and then accepted a post as Advocate General in Celyon in 1799.
Johnston retired in 1817 and return to England in 1819.
- "Overview". Judicial Service Commission Secretariat. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- Keene, H. G.. "Johnston, Sir Alexander (1775–1849)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004 ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/14927. Accessed 7 October 2010.
Codrington Edmund Carrington
Chief Justice of Ceylon
Edmund Henry Lushington
|Chief Justice of Ceylon
Ambrose Hardinge Giffard
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