John William Fisher Beaumont

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

John William Fisher Beaumont (4 September 1877 - 8 February 1974) was the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.[1]

Early life[edit]

Beaumont was born in St Pancras, London in 1877. His father Edward Beaumont was also Bar-at-law. He was educated at Winchester College and Pembroke College, Cambridge.[2] Beaumont passed B.A. with First Class in 1899 and received a scholarship. In 1901 he was called to the Bar by the Lincoln's Inn.[3]


After Sir Amberson Barrington, Beaumont became the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court in 1930 and was in office till 1943 thus held that office for the longest period in the history of the High Court.[3] He was Knighted in 1931[4] and was several times called upon to act temporarily as a judge of the Federal Court of India. Beaumont worked there from 1942 to 1943. He was also appointed as a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "David Sassoon & Co., Ltd., In Re. vs Unknown". 9 October 1939. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Alumni". The Worshipful Company of Cutlers. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Sir John William Fisher Beaumont". Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Volume 2, John Venn. "Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students". Retrieved May 28, 2018.