Vice-admiralty court


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vice-admiralty court a court with admiralty jurisdiction, established by authority of Parliament in British possessions beyond the seas.
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In literature:

In August he sat as a member of the Vice-Admiralty Court of New South Wales to try a case of mutiny on the high seas.
"The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott
Prior to independence, vice-admiralty courts were created in the Colonies by commissions from the English High Court of Admiralty.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
With three other pirates was tried and convicted in June, 1717, before the Vice-Admiralty Court at Charleston.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
His book contains many specimens of documents used in proceedings before the vice-admiralty courts in the colonies.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Judge of the colony of British Columbia and judge of the Vice-admiralty Court, 1858-1870.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Five were released and three condemned in the Court of Vice-Admiralty.
"History of Halifax City" by Thomas B. Akins
In 1792, he held the office of Marshal of the Court of Vice-Admiralty of New Brunswick.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark