Chief Justice of Bermuda

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The Chief Justice of Bermuda is the senior judge of the Supreme Court of Bermuda.

Chief Justices[edit]

  • 2018–present Narinder Hargun[1]
  • 2012–2018 Ian Kawaley
  • 2004–2012 Richard Ground
  • 1993-2004 Sir Austin Ward
  • 1977-1993 Sir James Rufus Astwood
  • 1973–1977 Sir John Crampton Summerfield (later Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands, 1978)
  • 1968–1973 Sir George Oswald Ratteray[2]
  • 1961–1968 Sir Myles John Abbott[2]
  • 1960–1961 Sir Allen C. Smith (acting)[2]
  • 1958–1960 Sir Newnham Arthur Worley[2]
  • 1952–1958 Joseph Trounsell Gilbert[2]
  • 1941–1952 Sir Cyril Gerard Brooke Francis [2]
  • 1939–1941 R. C. Hollis Hallett (acting)[2]
  • 1927–1939 Sydney Orme Rowan-Hamilton[2]
  • 1924–1927 Sir Kenneth James Beatty[2]
  • 1917–1923 Sir Colin Rees-Davies[2]
  • 1912–1917 Percy Musgrave Cresswell Sheriff[2]
  • 1904–1911 Sir Henry Cowper Gollan[2] (afterwards Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago, 1911)
  • 1900–1904 Sir Samuel Brownlow Gray [2]
  • 1878–1899 Sir Josiah Rees [2]
  • 1872–1877 Thomas Lett Wood [3]
  • 1856–1871 John Harvey Darrell [4]
  • 1834–1856 Thomas Butterfield [5]
  • 1810–1834 James Christie Esten [6]
  • 1785–1809 Daniel Leonard
  • 1783–1785 John Harvey
  • 1781–1782 William Brimage
  • 1766–1781 Jonathan Burch [7]
  • 1755–1765 Nathaniel Butterfield
  • 1750–1755 George Forbes
  • 1748–1749 John Tucker
  • 1744–1748 Nathaniel Bascombe [8]
  • 1735–1743 John Darrell
  • 1727–1735 William Outerbridge
  • 1709–1727 Samuel Sherlock
  • 1706–1708 Anthony White [9]
  •  ?–1706 Richard Stafford
  • c.1705 Samuel Spofforth
  • c.1695 Gilbert Nelson
  • 1687–? Thomas Richardson
  • William Penistone
  • Leonard White

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hargun appointed as Chief Justice". Bermuda: The Royal Gazette. July 17, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Presidents of the Legislative Council". Bermuda Parliament. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students ..., Volume 2. p. 563.
  4. ^ https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Men-at-the-Bar.djvu/151
  5. ^ The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History ..., Volume 7; Volume 76
  6. ^ Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command, Volume 31
  7. ^ https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=aTaaAAAAIAAJ
  8. ^ A Genealogical Record of Thomas Bascom, and His Descendants. p. introduction.
  9. ^ "Call to the Bar continues family legacy". The Royal Gazette. Retrieved 24 March 2019.