Begbie, Sir Matthew Baillie


Begbie, Sir Matthew Baillie
(1819-1894)
   Educated at Cambridge; and called to the English bar in 1844. Judge of the colony of British Columbia and judge of the Vice-admiralty Court, 1858-1870. Chief-justice of British Columbia, 1870-1894, and also judge of the Admiralty district of British Columbia, 1891-1894. Knighted, 1875.
   Index: D First judge in British Columbia--arrives November, 1858, 239; born in Edinburgh, 1819, 239; succeeds to chief-justiceship of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, 239; his services to the colony, 239; his notable journey, 1859, to Upper Fraser, 254; his character, 255.
   Bib.: Begg, History of British Columbia; Nicolls, Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie.

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