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CodeNA11018
Dates1830-1899
Person NameChalmers; Sir; David Peter (1830-1899); Knight, advocate
SurnameChalmers
ForenamesDavid Peter
PreTitleSir
EpithetKnight, advocate
ActivitySir David Peter (or Patrick) Chalmers (1830-1899), advocate, was born in Scotland in 1830. He was educated at the Edinburgh Institution and at Edinburgh University. He was appointed magistrate of Gambia in 1867, of the Gold Coast, 1869, Queen's Advocate of Sierra Leone, 1872, first Chief Justice of Sierra Leone, 1876, Chief Justice of British Guiana, 1878 and Deputy Governor of the Gold Coast, and was a Royal Commissioner for the Rising in Sierra Leone, 1898. He died on 5 August 1899.
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