Thomas Wardlaw Taylor

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Sir Thomas Wardlaw Taylor
Chief Justice, Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba
In office
1887–1899
Preceded by Lewis Wallbridge
Succeeded by Albert Clements Killam
Personal details
Born(1833-03-25)March 25, 1833
Auchtermuchty, Scotland
Died March 2, 1917(1917-03-02) (aged 83)
Hamilton, Ontario

Sir Thomas Wardlaw Taylor (March 25, 1833 March 2, 1917) was a Canadian lawyer and judge.

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Born in Auchtermuchty, Scotland, he studied at Edinburgh University, and was admitted to the Upper Canadian bar in 1858. From 1872 to 1883 he was Master of Chancery, and from 1883 to 1887 puisne judge of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench. He was the presiding judge at the 1885 trial of Manitoba Métis leader Louis Riel. [1]

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From 1887 to 1899 Taylor was Chief Justice of Manitoba, and in 1890 and 1893 was administrator of the provincial government. He made an extensive study of equity jurisprudence, on which subject he published a volume of Commentaries (1875). He was the author of Chancery Statutes and Orders and The Public Statutes Relating to the Presbyterian Church , and more.

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He was knighted in the 1897 Diamond Jubilee Honours. [2]

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He is commemorated by Wardlaw Avenue in Winnipeg. [1]

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Notes

  1. 1 2 Thomas Wardlaw Taylor at the Manitoba Historical Society
  2. "No. 26947". The London Gazette . 14 March 1898. p. 1691.

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