Benjamin Ormerod

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Sir Benjamin Ormerod (7 September 1890 – 21 September 1974) was a lawyer and Judge in England and Wales.

Ormerod was appointed a Justice of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of England and Wales on 25 May 1948. He was knighted a few days later. Ormerod was transferred to the Queen's Bench Division (known as the King's Bench Division until 1952) on 6 June 1950. He was promoted to be a Lord Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 21 January 1957. Following that appointment, Ormerod was made a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. He retired from his judicial office on 30 September 1963.

Personal life[edit]

Sir Bernjamin Ormerod had a 2 daughters and a son. The eldest Daughter was named Kathleen Joan Ormerod, she married Richard Pearson and had three children, Claire, Christopher and Colin Pearson. His other daughter was called Lesley, who had 2 children. Gillian and Gay Homfrey. Sir Benjamin's son was John Ormerod, who had 2 children, Benjamin and Nicholas. Claire went on to adopt two children, Yuri and Sasha Burrell


  • The Judges of England 1272-1990, by Sir John Sainty (Selden Society, 1993)