Francis Taylor Piggott

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Francis Taylor Piggott

Sir Francis Taylor Piggott (1852-1925) was a British jurist and author. He was the Chief Justice of Hong Kong from 1905 to 1912. [1]

Early life[edit]

Piggott was born in Worthing in West Sussex. He was the son of the Revd Francis Allen Piggott (d. 1871) of Worthing; his mother, Mary Frances Errebess, daughter of Dr John Hollamby Taylor, died at the time of his birth.

He was educated in Paris and at Trinity College, Cambridge University where he obtained a Master of Arts and Master of Laws.[2]

Career[edit]

His career as a lawyer began in 1874. He published Law of Torts in 1885.[1]

In 1887, he was a constitutional advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Hirobumi Ito in Tokyo then Prime Minister.[3]

In 1893, he was secretary of Sir Charles Russell in the Bering Sea Arbitration.[1]

He was Procureur-General of Mauritius from 1893 to 1904.[1]

In 1905, he was appointed Chief Justice of Hong Kong .[4]

He was compulsorily retired in 1912 and commenced practice at the bar in Hong Kong as a junior counsel.[5] He returned to England in 1914.

Death[edit]

Piggott died on 12 March 1925 at his home, 33 Thurloe Square, London. [6]

Selected works[edit]

Piggot's writings include roughly 80+ works[7]

External Link[edit]

National Dictionary of Biography entry for Piggott

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sir F.T. Piggot," The Times (UK). 13 March 1925; retrieved 2013-1-7.
  2. ^ Wesley-Smith, Peter. "Sir Francis Piggott: chief justice in his own cause," Hong Kong Law Journal, 12 (1982), 260–92; retrieved 2013-1-7.
  3. ^ Sir Francis Taylor Piggott, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography at Uniset.ca
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27772. p. 1843. 7 March 1905. Retrieved 2013-01-7.
  5. ^ Wesley-Smith, Peter. "Sir Francis Piggott: chief justice in his own cause," Hong Kong Law Journal, 12 (1982), 260–92; retrieved 2013-1-7.
  6. ^ The Times, 13 March 1925
  7. ^ WorldCat, "au:Sir Francis Taylor Piggott";retrieved 2012-1-7.