|Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Council|
|Preceded by||W.C. Ward|
|Succeeded by||James Johnstone Keswick|
|Died||July 31, 1889 (aged 41)|
Myburgh was born in 1848. He was the fifth surviving son of Francis Gerhard Myburgh. He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he obtained an LLB. He was called as a barrister of the Inner Temple in 1871
Life in ShanghaiEdit
Myburgh moved to Shanghai from Japan in the 1870s to practice as a barrister. He first entered practice with Mr R.W.M. Bird and then with Mr Cowie. In 1880 and 1881 he acted as the Crown Advocate of the British Supreme Court for China and Japan, while the Crown Advocate, Nicholas Hannen was on leave.
In 1883, Myburgh was elected Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Council and served in that position for one year.
- Inner Temple Admission Database entry for Myburgh
- North China Herald, August 3, 1889, p135
- The London and China Telegraph, January 8, 1881, p10
- North China Herald, August 3, 1889