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Name: DE SAUSMAREZ, Havilland Walter, Sir

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Birth Date: 30.5.1861 St Peters Port, Guernsey

Death Date: 5.3.1941 St Martins, Guernsey

First Date: 1905

Profession: Officer of IBEA Co. who served in EA as Secretary of Council - resigned from the service. Consular judge in Zanzibar

Area: Zanzibar

Married: 1. In Woking 2.6.1892 Dora Beatrice Mann b. 1857 Alderney, d. 13 July 1893 at sea; 2. 9.4.1896 Annie Elizabeth Mann GBE b. 1856 Wyham, Lincs., d.15 Mar 1947 Guernsey

Children: Cecil

Book Reference: EAHB 1905, EAHB 1906, EAHB 1904, North

General Information:

Cambridge Univ. Alumni pens. at TRINITY, June 1, 1880. [2nd] s. of Havilland (above), of Guernsey. B. there May 30, 1861. School, Westminster (Scholar). Matric. Michs. 1880; B.A. 1884. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Nov. 1, 1881, as ‘2nd s. of the late Rev. Havilland, R. of St Peter's, Northampton, deceased.’ Called to the Bar, 1884. On the South Eastern Circuit. Subsequently practised in Lagos. Assistant Judge in H.B.M. Consular Court, Zanzibar, 1892-7; of the Supreme Consular Court for the Ottoman Dominions, 1897-1903; Judge, 1903-5. Knighted, 1905. Judge of H.B.M. Supreme Court for China and Korea, 1905-21; presided in the Court of Appeal for the Colony of Hong Kong, 1913-21; retired. Bailiff of Guernsey, 1922-9. President of the Société Guernesiaise, 1922-3 and 1931-2. Hon. Degree of Docteur en Droit (Caen), 1927. Created Bart., 1928. Seigneur of the fief of de Sausmarez, which had been in the family since the 13th century. Devoted himself particularly to the records and history of the family and seigneurie of Sausmarez. Publications, The earlier Charters of Guernsey, 1928; Guernsey and the Imperial Constitution, 1930; The Extentes of Guernsey, 1248 and 1331, 1934; Capt. Philip Sausmarez; The Naval Uniform, 1936. Of Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey. Died in Guernsey, Mar. 1941. (Who's Who, 1941; Burke, P. and B., 794; Foster, Men at the Bar; Debrett; Record of Old Westminsters; The Times, May 27, 1941.)

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