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James William Murison

Male 1872 - 1945  (73 years)



  • Name James William Murison  [1, 2
    Known as "William" 
    Birth 23 Mar 1872  Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Education bef 1891  St Olave's Grammar School, Southwark Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Education 1891 - 1894  Trinity Hall, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • Scholar
    Degree/Qualif. 1894  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [1
    Degree/Qualif. 1895  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; LLB  [1
    Degree/Qualif. 29 Apr 1896  Middle Temple, Strand Find all individuals with events at this location ; Barrister  [1
    Marriage abt Aug 1904  Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Mabel Adeline Paterson,   b. abt Nov 1876, Camberwell Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1938, Le Zoute, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1913  Zanzibar Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Judge  [4
    Decoration 1919  KB  [5
    • 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]
    Occupation 1925 - 1933  Straits Settlements Find all individuals with events at this location ; Chief Justice  [1, 6
    Residence bef 1933  Nassim Hill, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Residence Sep 1935  83 Queen's Gate, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Death 28 Aug 1945  389 Portland Rd, West Hove Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 8
    Probate 10 Jan 1946  Llandudno Find all individuals with events at this location ; 5,644 18s. 10d.  [9
    • 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]
    Notes 
    • Sir William Murison, Chief Justice Straits Settlements, 1925-33, died on August 28 [1945]. 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]
    Person ID I2831  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2014 

    Family Mabel Adeline Paterson,   b. abt Nov 1876, Camberwell Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1938, Le Zoute, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Marriage abt Aug 1904  Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Notes 
    • 1 son, 1 dau [2]
    • Anthony B L Murison, birth reg Zanzibar 1906-1910 [GRO Consular Birth Indices]
    Children 
    +1. Diana Elizabeth Lily Murison,   b. 18 Jul 1913, 42 Holland Park, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1978, Perpignan, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F0743  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Mar 1872 - Aberdeen Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - bef 1891 - St Olave's Grammar School, Southwark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1891 - 1894 - Trinity Hall, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1894 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - LLB - 1895 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - Barrister - 29 Apr 1896 - Middle Temple, Strand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - abt Aug 1904 - Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - abt Aug 1904 - Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Judge - 1913 - Zanzibar Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Chief Justice - 1925 - 1933 - Straits Settlements Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - bef 1933 - Nassim Hill, Singapore Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Sep 1935 - 83 Queen's Gate, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Aug 1945 - 389 Portland Rd, West Hove Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 5,644 18s. 10d. - 10 Jan 1946 - Llandudno Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    2. [S05] The Times, death notice, 01 Sep 1945.
      James Murison

    3. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 3Q1904.

    4. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 22 Jul 1913.
      dau Diana

    5. [S05] The Times, New Year Honours List, 01 Jan 1919.

    6. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 27 Sep 1935.
      dau Diana

    7. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 19 Mar 1946.
      dau Diana

    8. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Hove, 3Q1945.

    9. [S14] National Probate Calendar.