1872 - 1945 (73 years)
||James William Murison [1, 2] |
||23 Mar 1872
[1, 2] |
||St Olave's Grammar School, Southwark
||1891 - 1894
||Trinity Hall, Cambridge
; BA  |
; LLB  |
||29 Apr 1896
||Middle Temple, Strand
; Barrister  |
||abt Aug 1904
|Mabel Adeline Paterson, b. abt Nov 1876, Camberwell , d. 28 Sep 1938, Le Zoute, Belgium |
; Assistant Judge  |
||KB  |
- New Year Honours, Colonial Office List: Knights Bachelor: James William Murison, Esq., LL.B., Judge of his Britannic Majesty's Court for Zanzibar [The Times]
||1925 - 1933
; Chief Justice [1, 6] |
||Nassim Hill, Singapore
||83 Queen's Gate, Kensington
||28 Aug 1945
||389 Portland Rd, West Hove
[1, 2, 8] |
||10 Jan 1946
; £5,644 18s. 10d.  |
- Murison sir James William of The East India and Sports Club St. James-square London S.W.1 died 28 August 1945 at 389 Portland-road-west Hove Sussex Probate Llandudno 10 January to Anthony Bertie Logan Murison chartered accountant. Effects £5644 18s. 10d. Resealed Singapore 10 December 1946. [NPC]
- Sir William Murison, Chief Justice Straits Settlements, 1925-33, died on August 28 . James William Murison, born on March 23, 1872, youngest ons of Professor A F Murison, KC, graduated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, with honours in clssics and law. He was callled to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1896, and took silk (Straits Settlements) in 1924. He served as Chief Justice of HBM Court at Zanzibar and Judge of the Court of Appeal for Eastern Africa, and before becoming Chief Justice, Straits Settlements, had been acting Colonial Secretary and Attorney-General. In 1933 he was chairman of the commission to inquire into Arab-Jewish riots in Palestine, and in 1944 was appointed a chairman of War Pensions tribunals. Sir William Murison, who was knighted in 1919, married in 1904 Mabel, second daughter of J Paterson, and had a son and a daughter. His wife died in 1938. [The Times]
- James William Murison: [Youngest] s. of Alexander Falconer Murison [Professor of Roman Law at University College, London], of 24, Victoria Road, Clapham. [B. Mar. 23, 1872, at Aberdeen.] School, St Olave's Grammar, Southwark. Adm. at Trinity Hall, 1891. Matric. Michs. 1891; Scholar, 1891; B.A. 1894; LL.B. 1895. Adm. at the Middle Temple, Jan. 27, 1893. Called to the Bar, Apr. 29, 1896. Equity Draftsman and Conveyancer, 1900. Registrar, East African Protectorate, 1902-4; Town Magistrate, Mombasa, 1904; 2nd Assistant Judge, Zanzibar, 1904; Senior Judge, Zanzibar, 1905-14; Chief Justice, 1914. Member of Court of Appeal for East Africa, 1905-10, and from 1914. Knighted, 1919. Acting Colonial Secretary, Straits Settlements, 1920-1. Attorney-General, 1919-25. Chief Justice, 1925-33. K.C. 1924. Chairman of Commission, 1933, to enquire into Arab-Jewish riots in Palestine. Editor, Zanzibar Law Reports, 1868-1918. Author, Swahili translations. Died Aug. 28, 1945. [Brother of Alexander Logan Murison, MRCS LRCP, 1871-1948, entered Trinity Michs. 1890, BA 1894.] (Law Lists; Colonial Office List; Who's Who; The Times, Aug. 29, 1945.)[Cambridge University Alumni]
||Tatham | Meaburn branch | Parent of spouse|
||20 Jun 2014 |
||Mabel Adeline Paterson, b. abt Nov 1876, Camberwell , d. 28 Sep 1938, Le Zoute, Belgium (Age ~ 61 years) |
||abt Aug 1904
- 1 son, 1 dau 
- Anthony B L Murison, birth reg Zanzibar 1906-1910 [GRO Consular Birth Indices]
||20 Jun 2014 |
||Family Group Sheet|
- [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.
- [S05] The Times, death notice, 01 Sep 1945.
- [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 3Q1904.
- [S05] The Times, birth notice, 22 Jul 1913.
- [S05] The Times, New Year Honours List, 01 Jan 1919.
- [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 27 Sep 1935.
- [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 19 Mar 1946.
- [S02] BMD Index, death reg Hove, 3Q1945.
- [S14] National Probate Calendar.