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Abbott, Sir Myles (John)locked

Kt 1964

Born 27 Feb. 1906; s of Edmund Rushworth Abbott, 13 Victoria Street, London, Solicitor; m 1st, 1932, Grace Ada Jeffery; one d; 2nd, 1960, Dorothy Anne Campbell, widow of Robert Currie Campbell; died 12 Jan. 1984

Chief Justice of Bermuda, 1961–71


King’s Sch., Canterbury


Admitted Solicitor, 1929; Partner, Chas Rogers Sons & Abbott, 1930. 2nd Lieut 9th Middlesex Regt. (TA), 1933. Selected for appointment to Colonial Legal Service, 1935; Lieut 9th Middx Regt and transferred to TARO, 1936; Asst Crown Solicitor, Hong Kong, 1936; called to the Bar, 1940; Official Receiver and Registrar of Trade Marks, Hong Kong, 1941. Served War of 1939–45 (prisoner); released, 1945. President, High Court of Ethiopia, Oct. 1946–Oct. 1949; Puisne Judge, Nigeria, 1950–55; Judge of High Court of Lagos, 1955–57; Federal Justice of Federal Supreme Court of Nigeria, 1957–61


(ed) West African Court of Appeal Reports, 1946–49; (ed) Federal Supreme Court Reports, Nigeria, Vol. 4, 1959, 1960


Naval and Military


36 Mizzen-Top, Warwick 7–20, Bermuda

Bermuda 22658