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Attorney General of Jamaica

Attorney General of Jamaica is the chief law officer in Jamaica.

Section 79(1) of the Constitution of Jamaica states that "there shall be an Attorney General who shall be the principal legal adviser to the Government of Jamaica" and pursuant to the Crown Proceedings Act all civil proceedings by or against the Government are instituted in the name of the Attorney General.[1]

List of Attorneys General of Jamaica [ edit ]

Main Source: [2]

1655 English/British Colony [ edit ]

  • Edmund Ducke 1671
  • John Wright 1685
  • Sir Richard Dereham 1688
  • Simon Musgrave 1686–1691
  • William Brodrick 1693
  • Thomas Barrow 1698
  • Edward Haskins 1703
  • Robert Hotchkyn 1707[3]
  • William Brodrick 1711–1715
  • Edmund Kelly 1719
  • William Monk 1724
  • Alexander Henderson 1732
  • Thomas Howe 1732
  • Matthew Concanen 1732–1744
  • Andrew Arcedeckne 1734
  • Thomas Hill 1744
  • Robert Penny 1744–1749
  • Henry Morgan Byndloss 1754
  • Richard Beckford 1755
  • Gilbert Ford 1760
  • Edward Penny 1760
  • Thomas Gordon 1766
  • Thomas Beach 1766
  • Thomas Harrison 1769
  • Robert Sewell, 1784
  • George Crawford Ricketts 1796
  • William Ross 1802
  • Thomas Witter Jackson 1808-1818
  • William Burge 1818–1829
  • Hugo James 1829
  • Fitzherbert Batty 1832
  • Dowell O' Reilly 1833–1855
  • Alexander Heslop 1857–1866 [4] (1855–?)
  • 1866 British Crown Colony

1962 Independent Commonwealth realm [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ The Attorney General ChambersArchived 9 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine accessed 26 December 2008
  2. ^ "Historic Jamaica". Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  3. ^ Place NamesArchived 29 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine, National Library of Jamaica, accessed 26 December 2008
  4. ^ The Legal Observer, and Solicitors' Journal, Saturday 15 November 1855
  5. ^ The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Past Attorneys General". Attorney Generals Chambers (of Jamaica). Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Braham new attorney general". Jamaican Observer.
  8. ^ "Atkinson Promises Fairness". Go-Jamaican.
  9. ^ "Attorney General - Marlene Malahoo Forte, MP, QC, JP". Ministry of Justice (of Jamaica). Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  10. ^ Carter, Jediael (9 March 2016). "Women welcome appointment to executive". The Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
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