William Musgrove (Judge) Hopley

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William Musgrove (Judge) Hopley

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Cradock, Cape Colony, South Africa
Death: Died in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Cause of death: Broken heart
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Hurlingh Hopley and Wilhelmina Johanna Hopley
Husband of Anne Catherine Van der Byl
Father of Frederick John van der Byl Hopley, DSO; Geoffrey William van der Byl Hopley and MEA Leslie
Brother of Aletta Alida Flemmer; Alice Blanche Young; Constance Moolman and Frederick Hopley

Occupation: Judge
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About William Musgrove (Judge) Hopley

The following information from Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900:

William Musgrove Hopley
Admitted (age 22) at Pembroke College on 6 August 1874.
Elder son of Frederick Hurlingh [land-surveyor], of Burghersdorp, Cape Colony.
Born, 1853] at Cradock, Cape Colony.
Schools, St Andrew's College, Grahamstown, and Diocesan College, Rondesbosch.
Matriculated Michaelmas 1874; Scholar; (Law Trip., 1st Class, 1877); B.A. 1878; M.A. and LL.M. 1915.
Admitted at the Inner Temple 23 Jan 1875.
Called to the Bar 26 Jan 1878.
Practised before the Supreme Court of the Cape of Good Hope until 1883; at Kimberley, 1883.
Crown Prosecutor for Griqualand West, 1885-1892.
Q.C., 1890.
Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court, Cape Colony, 1892.
On staff of Field Marshal Lord Roberts as legal adviser at Bloemfontein, 1900;
Supreme Court, Cape Town, temporarily 1904, and permanently, 1907; retired.
Senior Judge, Southern Rhodesia, 1914.
Died 1 Mar 1919.
(Inns of Court; Foster, Men at the Bar; Law Lists; Who was Who, 1916-28.)

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William Musgrove (Judge) Hopley's Timeline

June 13, 1853
Cradock, Cape Colony, South Africa
August 27, 1883
Age 30
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 9, 1891
Age 38
Kimberley, South Africa
March 10, 1919
Age 65
Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa