Richard Morgan (Ceylonese judge)
|The Honourable Justice
|13th Queen's Advocate of Ceylon|
1 January 1863 – 1876
|Preceded by||Henry Byerley Thompson|
|Succeeded by||Richard Cayley|
|Nationality||Ceylonese (Sri Lankan)|
|Alma mater||Royal College Colombo|
Sir Richard F. Morgan was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) lawyer, who served as the 13th Queen's Advocate of Ceylon and acting Chief Justice of Ceylon. He was the first Asian in the British Empire to receive a Knighthood and first Ceylonese to be a member of the Governor's Executive Council and was an unofficial (Burgher) member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon. He was the crown advocate that prosecuted famed bandit Saradiel.
Sir Richard was educated at the Colombo Academy.
- Reclaiming the Burgher heritage
- K.M.C.'s first meeting - 138 years ago
- A record, painstakingly assembled
Henry Byerley Thompson
|Queen's Advocate of Ceylon
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