Authorised form of nameColvile; Sir; James William (1810 - 1880)
Dates1810 - 1880
Date of birth12 January 1810
Place of death8 Rutland Gate, London
Date of death06 December 1880
Research fieldEton; Trinity College; Cambridge MA (1834)
Called to the Bar (1835); practised as an Equity draftsman, Lincoln's Inn (for 10 years); Advocate General to the HEIC (1845); went to Calcutta; Puisne Judge to the Supreme Court of Bengal (1848); Chief Justice (1855); retired and returned to England (1859); Privy Councillor; Assessor to the Judicial Committee of the Council of India appeals; died of heart failure
Kt 1848
Asiatic Society of Bengal (President)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election29/04/1875
RelationshipsEldest son of Alexander Wedderburn Colvile of Ochiltree and Crombie, Fife
Bulloch's Roll
Proc Roy Soc 1882-1883 vol 34 pp x-xi signed by J D H
BR gives year of death as 1882.
Royal Society codeNA6540
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1875/14Colvile, Sir James William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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