Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie

Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie (HMX41)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1H9 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.553', W 123° 22.143'

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1819 - 1894

Begbie practised [sic] law in England for fourteen years before his appointment in 1858 as the first judge of the mainland Colony of British Columbia. During the gold rush, he won the respect of lawless miners of the Fraser River and Cariboo regions. In 1869, after the union of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, he was named Chief Justice of the mainland; in 1870, of the whole Colony; and in 1871, of the Province. He presided in this building, erected in 1889. His 36 years of fearless and impartial service made a lasting contribution to the administration of justice in the Pacific region of Canada.

Begbie exer?a sa profession de juriste en Angleterre pendant quatorze ans, avant d'?tre nomm??, en 1858, premier juge de la colonie continentale de Columbie-Britannique. Au cors de la ru?e sur lor, il gagna le respect des mineurs insoumis de la vall?e du Fraser et de la r?gion de Cariboo. Apr l'union des colonies de l'ile de Vancouver et de la Colombie-Britannique, il fut nomm? premier magistrat de la partie continentale en 1869, de la colonie enti?re en 1870, puis de la province en 1871. L'impartialit? dont il fit preuve pendant ses trente-six ans de service a marqu? l'administration de lajustice sur la c?te ouest du Canada, Jusqu'? sa mort, il remplit se fonctions dans cet ?difice, ?rige en 1889.

HM NumberHMX41
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472697 N 5363702
Decimal Degrees48.42588333, -123.36905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.553', W 123° 22.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 33.18" N, 123° 22' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28-30 Bastion Square, Victoria BC V8W 1H9, CA
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