A Progression of Judges: A History of the Supreme Court of British Columbia

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Index
Act to Provide for the Government of British Columbia, An ( 1958), 36-37
Administration of Justice Act ( 1849), 6. (full title: An Act to Provide for the Administration of Justice in Vancouver's Island, 1849)
administration of justice in the united colonies: lack of provision in Letters Patent for, 37
Aikins, Hon. Mr. Justice John S., 169, 170
America, H.M.S., 4
Anderson, Hon. Mr. Justice Richard P., 173
Andrews, Hon. Mr. Justice Douglas E., 173
Anglican Church dispute ( Victoria, 1874), 55-56
assizes, 26, 51, 52, 66, 69, 70. See also Circuit Courts Act ( 1972).
Assize Court Act ( 1883), 70
Astor, John Jacob, 2
Bacon, Lord, 104
Badminton Magazine, 100
Ball, Hon. Judge Henry M., 39
Barnston, John George, 29
Beaver, S.S., 3
Begbie, Hon. Chief Justice Sir Matthew B.: order-in-council authorizing appointment, 22; appointed as judge in B.C., 22; voyage out with commissions, etc., 23; proclaimed at Fort Langley on 19 November 1858, 23; his appearance and character, 23; disturbances in 1858 and 1859, 23; assizes, 26; constitution of the Court promulgated, 26; "disagreeable business" following union of colonies, 37-40; opposition to Governor Seymour's proposal, 37, 38; continued residence on mainland after Victoria proclaimed as capital, 40; unsuccessful application for transfer from B.C., 41; Needham's resignation, 42; Begbie's move to Victoria as C.J.B.C., 42; Northern Assize circuit, 55; doctrinal dispute in Victoria Anglican Church, 55; European journey of 1874-75, 56; knighted, 56; judgment by Full Court on divorce jurisdiction, 62; refusal to sit in divorce cases, 62; judgment on Full Court's appellate role in divorce, 63; criminal statistics and, 68; attitude towards provincial control of judges, 76; part in the "Kamloops Outlaws" case, 77; fear of political dictation, 79; Thrasher case, 80; comment on draft Criminal Code, 92, 93; last illness and death, 93; Victoria Bar eulogy, 94
Berger, Thomas R.: appointment and resignation of, 173
Better Administration of Justice Act ( 1878), 74-75
Bird, Hon. Chief Justice Henry I. (Dick), 122, 160
"Birdcages," the, 46
Blake, Hon. Edward, 74
Blanshard, Governor Richard, 6, 7
Blinkhorn, Thomas: appointed magistrate, 8
Book for Judges, A (by Hon. J. O. Wilson), 162
Bostock, Senator Hewart, 135
"Boston men": antipathy of natives for, 24
Bouck, Hon. Mr. Justice John C., 173
boundaries of British Columbia, 36. See also the British Columbia Act ( 1866).
Bowser, Attorney-General W. J.: report demanded from Hunter, 134
Branca, Hon. Mr. Justice Angelo, 170
British Columbia, colony of, 22, 47
British Columbia Act ( 1886), 36-37. See also An Act to Provide for the Government of British Columbia ( 1858) and union of the colonies.
British Columbia Gazette, The, 66, 69
British Columbia Reports, 99
British Columbian, 30
Brown v. Brown, on appeal, 129, 131
Brown, Peter (murdered shepherd), 7

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