Sir William Ogle Carr (13 November 1802 – 24 April 1856) was the ninth Chief Justice of Ceylon and eighth King's Advocate of Ceylon. He was appointed on 17 April 1854, succeeding Anthony Oliphant, and was Chief Justice until 1856. He was succeeded by William Carpenter Rowe.[1][2][3]

William Ogle Carr
9th Chief Justice of Ceylon
In office
17 April 1854 – 1856
Appointed byGeorge William Anderson
Preceded byAnthony Oliphant
Succeeded byWilliam Carpenter Rowe
8th King's Advocate of Ceylon
In office
2 April 1833 – 1838
Preceded byWilliam Norris
Succeeded byJohn Stark
Personal details
Born(1802-11-13)13 November 1802
George Street, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England
Died24 April 1856(1856-04-24) (aged 53)
Colombo, Western Province, British Ceylon
Resting placeGalle Face Cemetery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
SpouseElizabeth Maria Clement
ChildrenWilliam Ogle Carr
Clement Morton Carr
Frances Margaret Carr

Carr took J. G. Hildebrand on the bench. In the following year he functioned as Senior Puisne Justice before being confirmed in the post. When Chief Justice Oliphant retired in 1854 Carr took the middle seat.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ "Overview". Judicial Service Commission Secretariat. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  2. ^ John Ferguson (1996) [1887]. Ceylon in the Jubilee Year (Repr. ed.). Asian Educational Services. p. 254. ISBN 978-81-206-0963-1. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Sir William Ogle Carr, Knight". Family Search. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ Amerasinghe, A. Ranjit B. (1986). The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka : the first 185 years. Ratmalana: Sarvodaya Book Pub. Services. ISBN 955599000X.
Legal offices
Preceded by Chief Justice of Ceylon
Succeeded by
Preceded by King's Advocate of Ceylon
Succeeded by