Thomas Wardlaw Taylor
|Sir Thomas Wardlaw Taylor|
|Chief Justice, Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba|
|Preceded by||Lewis Wallbridge|
|Succeeded by||Albert Clements Killam|
March 25, 1833|
|Died||March 2, 1917
Sir Thomas Wardlaw Taylor (March 25, 1833 – March 2, 1917) was a Canadian lawyer and judge.
Born in Auchtermuchty, Scotland, he studied at Edinburgh University, and was admitted to the Upper Canadian bar in 1858. From 1872 to 1883 he was Master of Chancery, and from 1883 to 1887 puisne judge of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench. He was the presiding judge at the 1885 trial of Manitoba Métis leader Louis Riel.
From 1887 to 1899 Taylor was Chief Justice of Manitoba, and in 1890 and 1893 was administrator of the provincial government. He made an extensive study of equity jurisprudence, on which subject he published a volume of Commentaries (1875). He was the author of Chancery Statutes and Orders and The Public Statutes Relating to the Presbyterian Church, and more.
- "Thomas Wardlaw Taylor". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
- Thomas Wardlaw Taylor at the Manitoba Historical Society
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