A Cautious Beginning:
The Court of Civil Jurisdiction 1791
by Christopher English and Christopher Curran
The Committee for the 200th Anniversary Celebration of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland (The Silk Robes
and Sou'westers Committee) would like to thank Chris English and Chris Curran for their commemorative essay.
The members of the Committee are:
The Hon. Noel Goodridge, Chief Justice of Newfoundland
The Hon. T. Alexander Hickman, Chief Justice, Trial Division
The Hon. Mr. Justice John J. O'Neill
The Hon. Mr. Justice Frederick R. Woolridge
Mr. Barry R. Sparkes, Registrar, Supreme Court
Mr. Tom R. Kendell
Mrs. Maureen Dunn Dicks
Mr. Christopher P. Curran
Publication of this essay was made possible through grants from:
The Department of Justice, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Law Foundation of Newfoundland
The Law Society of Newfoundland
The material was prepared for publication by the Newfoundland Law Reform Commission
Cover Design by Dunbar Studios. Printed by Jesperson Press Ltd.
CATALOGUING IN PUBLICATION DATA:
Curran, Christopher P.
A CAUTIOUS BEGINNING
THE COURT OF CIVIL JURISDICTION, 1791
1. Law reform - Newfoundland - History. 2. Representative government and
representation - Newfoundland - History. 3. Newfoundland - Politics and government.
l. Curran, Christopher P. ll. Title.
KEN 1368 1991
KF 384 ZA7 1991
340.3 718 1991