Joseph Trounsell Gilbert

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Sir Joseph Trounsell Gilbert CBE QC (30 August 1888 – 23 January 1975) was a Bermudan barrister, judge and politician who ended a distinguished legal and political career as Chief Justice of Bermuda and as President of the Legislative Council of Bermuda.[1]


Born on 30 August 1888, Trounsell Gilbert was educated at Bedford School and at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.[2] He was called to the Bar in 1914 and became a member of Lincoln's Inn. He was Attorney General, and a member of the Executive Council, of Bermuda between 1938 and 1952.[3] He was Chief Justice of Bermuda, and President of the Legislative Council of Bermuda, between 1952 and 1958.[4]

Sir Trounsell Gilbert retired in 1958 and died on 23 January 1975.

His great-uncle, also Joseph Trounsell Gilbert, had been attorney-general of British Guiana from 1863.


  1. ^ "Who's Who". 7 December 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Bermuda Rhodes Scholars - Details". Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  3. ^ "The London Gazette" (PDF). 22 February 1870. p. 965. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  4. ^ "The London Gazette" (PDF). 19 October 1951. p. 5437. Retrieved 17 February 2016.