MARKBY, William. Duxford, Cambridgeshire 31.5.1829 — Headington, Oxford 15.10.1914. Sir. British Lawyer. Son of Rev. William Henry M., Rector of Duxford, and Sophia Randall. Educated at Bury St.Edmunds. From 1846 studies at Merton College, Oxford. Fellow of All Soul’s College and Balliol College. Called to the bar in 1856. In 1866-78 Puisne Judge of Calcutta High Court. Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University. In 1878-1900 Reader in Indian Law and 1884-1910 Curator of the Indian Institute at Oxford. Doctor of Civil Law 1879 Oxford. K.C.I.E. 1889. Married 1866 Lucy Tailor (d. 1928), their only son died soon.
Publications: Lectures on Indian Law. 13+168 p. Calcutta 1873.
– The Indian Evidence Act, with Notes. 14+123 p. L. 1897.
– Introduction to Hindu and Mahommedan law, for the use of students. 172 p. Oxford 1906.
– Also wrote on Western law.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; *L. Markby (his widow), Memories of Sir W.M. Oxford 1917; prabook.com; Wikipedia with portrait.
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