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Sir John Edward Power 
Wallis
1861 - 1946


Sir John Edward Power 
Wallis
, Kt. (cr.1912), P.C. (cr.1926), of Romangruis, Menton, France, formerly of India, member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (1926), etc., educ. Ushaw (entered 29 May 1873, aged 11. placed in elementary class IV. He is the 339th pupil to be registered at the school. ) (Ushaw Moor St. Joseph's Roman Catholic School, Darlington, co. Durham closed before 1906.), 1883 11 January. John Edward Power Wallis admitted to membership of the Middle Temple. Described as being "from Downside College, Bath" and "eldest son of John Edward Wallis of Alexandria, Egypt, Judge in the Mixed Tribunals." Pays an entrance fee of 40 pounds, six shilling and threepence. London University (M.A.), Middle Temple (26 Jan 1886), Inns of Court Reader in Constitutional Law, etc. (1892-97), Advocate-General, Madras, India (1900-7), Yorkshire Evening Post 17 January 1900 Vice Chancellor, Madras Univ. (1908-16), Puisne Judge, Madras (1907-14), Chief Justice, Madras (1914-21). "Alphabetical Honours List p. 266 (India Office ) Wallis Sir J.E.P. Kt, 14 June 1912. Edit. New Series of State Trials (for State Trials Committee), Cambridge Modern History (on Constitutional History), etc., drafted Indian Constitution (1936), Member of the Athenaeum, Fellow of All Souls, Oxford, etc. 1881 census records him as a scholar at Ushaw College, Esh, co. Durham. Who's Who 1918 ed. "WALLIS, Sir John Edward Power, Hon.Mr Justice, Kt; cr 1912; MA, Chief Justice, Madras, since 1914; b. Nov 1861; s of late John E Wallis, Inner Temple, Judge in the Mixed Tribunals of Egypt. Called to the Bar at the Middle Temple, 1886; Advocate-General Madras, 1900-7; Vice-Chancellor Madras University 1908; Puisne Judge 1907-14. Address: High Court, Madras, Club: Atheneuaem". Author "Wallis, J.P.: Early Colonial Constitutions. New Series, Vol.X, pp.59-83, 1896." - http://ihr.sas.ac.uk/rhs/transac.html The Catholic Who's Who and Yearbook, 1910. - London. - (1910) Source: FHL Film 1342190 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4950 Folio 135 Page 1 -------, and J. E. P. Wallis, ed. Report of State Trials. New Series, 1820-58. London, 1888-98. 8 vols. (Published under the Direction of the State Trials Committee) M59 Includes trials of the following involving freedom of the press: Sir Francis Burdett, Mary Ann and Richard Carlile, John Chapman, William Cobbett, John Collins, Daniel W. Harvey, Henry Hetherington, John Hunt, William Lovett, Edward Moxon, Daniel O'Connell, John Stockdale, Samuel Waddington, and John A. Williams. Wallis, John Edward Power 1861-1946 Who Was Who in British India. By John F. Riddick. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998. (WhBriIn) Wallis, John Edward Power, Sir 1861-1946 The Oxford Companion to Law. By David M. Walker. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1980. (OxCLaw) The Alexander Prize. One of four Awards of the Royal Historical Society. "The general subject proposed for 1898 was 'The relations of the Crown to trading during the XVII Century or some other definite period' with a subcommittee of J.S. Leadam, O. Browning, J.E.P. Wallis and the Literary Director, Hubert Hal l, to agree the precise title. Leadam and Firth were examiners. That first medal was awarded to F. Hermia Durham, previously of Girton College, Cambridge. " PRO Piece details for PC 8/1343 Judicial committee: Appointment and resignation of Sir John Wallis 1926-1937 Legal statusPublic Record(s) Former reference (Department)144598 Covering dates1926-1937 Place of depositPublic Record Office, Kew London Gazette 20 Nov 1914 Issue 28981 p. 9551: "India Office, 11 November 1914 The KING has been pleased to approve the appointment of Sir John Edward Power Wallis, Knight, Barrister-at-Law, to be Chief Justice of the High Court of Madras, in succession to Sir Arnold White, who has retired." Whittaker's Almanack 1947 page 599 - obit. "Wallis Rt Hon Sir John Edward Power, former Chief Justice of Madras, aged 84 - June 8" Annual Register 1946 New Series page 447 - obit. Who Was Who 1941-1950 ed. The Times 1944 letter from Sir John re trials of war criminals. Quotes his address as The Athenaeum. Article ref. CS134561337 The Times Wed 19 June 1946 page 8 "When the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.... met yesterday a tribute was paid to the memory of the late Sir John Wallis.... " condolences sent to family. Article no. CS134955731 India Office Records Catalogue Ref. IOR Creator(s): Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, 1784-1858 Burma Office, 1937-1948 East India Company, 1600-1858 India Office, 1858-1947 [Access Conditions] Open to public access except for recent personal files, and a very small number of subject files India Office Records: Public & Judicial Department [Access Conditions] Open Public and Judicial Departmental Papers: Annual Files FILE - Mr J E Power Wallis appointed Advocate General for Madras - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/529, File 104 - date: 15 Jan 1900-1 Feb 1900 FILE - J P Wallis; acknowledges receipt of letter and Royal Warrant appointing him Advocate-General for the Presidency of Madras - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/531, File 248 - date: 7 Feb 1900 FILE - Grant of one week's extraordinary leave to Mr J E P Wallis, Advocate General, Madras - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/604, File 1214 - date: 18 Jun 1902 British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections India Office Records Catalogue Ref. IOR Creator(s): Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, 1784-1858 Burma Office, 1937-1948 East India Company, 1600-1858 India Office, 1858-1947 India Office Records: Public & Judicial Department [Access Conditions] Open Public and Judicial Departmental Papers: Annual Files - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6 FILE - Madras High Court; Appointment of Mr J E P Wallis and Mr L C Miller to be puisne judges; Mr C S Nayar to be Advocate General - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/808, File 1249 - date: 9 Apr 1907 Is this he? "The Times, Monday, Jun 10, 1889; pg. 10; Issue 32721; col D University Intelligence. Cambridge, June 8. University Intelligence June 8 Law Class III ...Wallis non-collegiate..." "The Times: Wed, Mar 18 1896 = TheTimesJEPWallisJameson7PDF.pdf For the defence, Sir Edward Clarke, QC, Sir Frank Lockwood, QC, Mr E.H. Carson, QC, and Mr. C.F. Gill, appeared for all the defendents; the Hon. Alfred Lyttleton for Major Sir John Christopher Willoughby, Colonel the Hon. Henry Frederick White, and and Major the Hon. Robert White; Mr. J.E.P. Wallis for Colonel Raleigh Grey and Captain C.L.D. Monro; Mr. F. Fitzgerald for Major John Stracey and Captain C.P. Foley; Mr. J. Roskill for Major the Hon. Charles Coventry and Captain Gosling; the Hon. W.R.W. Peel for Major Villiers, Captain C.F. Lindsell, and Lieutenant H.M. Grenfell; Mr. C. Douglas-Pennant for Captain E.C.S. Holden and Captain Kenneth J. Kincaid-Smith; Mr. Howard Spensley, jun. for Dr. Jameson. Mr. E.T. Packard held a watching brief for Villiers." Title Pen Portraits Author(s) Chetpat Pattabhirama Ramaswami Aiyar Publisher C. P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation Publication Date 1968 Pages 108 ,...... his bark was worse than his bite Probably has an entry is: Title Dictionary of Indian Biography Author(s) Charles Edward Buckland Publisher S. Sonnenschein Publication Date 1906 Pages 494 ------------------ Office Records Catalogue Ref. IOR Creator(s): Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, 1784-1858 Burma Office, 1937-1948 East India Company, 1600-1858 India Office, 1858-1947 [Access Conditions] Open to public access except for recent personal files, and a very small number of subject files India Office Records: Public & Judicial Department [Access Conditions] Open Public and Judicial Departmental Papers: Annual Files - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6 FILE - Mr J E Power Wallis appointed Advocate General for Madras - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/529, File 104 - date: 15 Jan 1900-1 Feb 1900 FILE - J P Wallis; acknowledges receipt of letter and Royal Warrant appointing him Advocate-General for the Presidency of Madras - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/531, File 248 - date: 7 Feb 1900 FILE - Grant of one week's extraordinary leave to Mr J E P Wallis, Advocate General, Madras - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/604, File 1214 - date: 18 Jun 1902 India Office Records Catalogue Ref. IOR Creator(s): Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, 1784-1858 Burma Office, 1937-1948 East India Company, 1600-1858 India Office, 1858-1947 [Access Conditions] Open to public access except for recent personal files, and a very small number of subject files India Office Records: Public & Judicial Department [Access Conditions] Open Public and Judicial Departmental Papers: Annual Files - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6 FILE - Madras High Court; Appointment of Mr J E P Wallis and Mr L C Miller to be puisne judges; Mr C S Nayar to be Advocate General - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/808, File 1249 - date: 9 Apr 1907 ------------- Entries in: Who Was Who in British India. By John F. Riddick. Westport, CT:Greenwood Press, 1998. The Oxford Companion to Law. By David M. Walker. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1980. ------------- The Times, Tuesday, Aug 24, 1880; pg. 8; Issue 29968; col F University Intelligence. Category: Official Appointments and Notices LONDON ... Latin... First Class... John Edward Power Wallis, St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw... -------------- The Times, Monday, Jan 14, 1884; pg. 10; Issue 31029; col F The Inns Of Court. Category: Law Inns of Court At the general examination of students of the Inns of Court held at... on Dec .... the Council of Legal education awarded to Frederic William hardman, Middle Temple, and John Edwrad Power Wallis, Middle Temple, studentships in Jurisprudence and Roman law of 100 guineas, to continue for a period of two years.... -------------- The Times, Monday, Jan 21, 1884; pg. 7; Issue 31035; col C University Intelligence. Oxford, Jan. 2o. Category: Official Appointments and Notices London Jan 19 Intermediate examination in laws Pass list First division.... John Edward Power Wallis, MA Middle Temple... --------------- The Times, Wednesday, Feb 07, 1900; pg. 10; Issue 36059; col C Court Circular Category: Court and Social The appointment of Mr J.E.P. Wallis as Advocate general of Madras has been gazetted. ----------- The Times, Monday, Apr 22, 1907; pg. 11; Issue 38313; col E The King, on the recommendation of the Secre- Category: Official Appointments and Notices The King on the recommendation of the Secretary of State for india has been pleased to approve the following appointments:- To be Puisne Judges of the High Court of Judicature at Madras:- Mr John Edward Power Wallis, Barrister at Law, in the place of Sir James Acworth Davis, Kt, who has resigned. ------------- The Times, Friday, Jun 14, 1912; pg. 9; Issue 39925; col G Birthday Honours. Three New Peerages., Nine Baronets And Twentyfive Knights. Category: Official Appointments and Notices Birthday Honours Knighthoods The King has been graciously pleased to confer the honour of Knighthood upon:- Mr Justice John Edward Power Wallis, MA Barrister at law, a puisne Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Fort St George, Madras. -------------- The Times, Friday, Oct 23, 1914; pg. 7; Issue 40674; col F Loyal Chinese In Hong-Kong. Offers Of Men And Money. Category: News The King has been pleased to approve the appointment of Sir John Edward Power Wallis Judge of the High Court of Madras, to be Chief Justice of Madras in succession to Sir Arnold White who has retired. -------------- The Times, Wednesday, Jun 02, 1926; pg. 17; Issue 44287; col B Court Circular Category: Court and Social Buckingham Palace June 1 ... and Sir John Edward Power Wallis (late Chief Justice of the high Court of Madras) were sworn in Members of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. --------------------- The Times, Saturday, Aug 21, 1926; pg. 8; Issue 44356; col F The Judicial Committee. Lord Sinha Appointed. Category: News The Judicial Committee The King has been pelased to approve the appointment of ... and the Right Hon. Sir John Edward Power Wallis to be members of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council under Sction 1 and section 30, respectively, of the Judicial Committee Act, 1833. ------------ http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/FullDisplay.aspx?RecordId=014-000309591 Name: John Edward Power WALLIS Event type: Biography Start date: Start year: 1861 End date: End year: 1946 Biographical notes: Sir, Madras Judge; Who was Who IV p.1196 Transcribed by: British Library India Office Records Reference: Source name: Who was Who IV p.1196 Source year: Source edition: Presidency: The India List and India Office List 1905: Madras page 75 Members of Council Additonal Members for Making Laws and Regulations J.E.P Wallis, 8 November 1904 p.79 Judicial Department High Court of Judicature Law Officers Advocate General - John Edward Power Wallis See Who's Who Vol. 61, 1909 The Downside Review. Vol,33, 1914, quotes The Times announcement of his appt. as Chief Justice of Madras. Rules and list of members 1908 Athenaeum Club, London - 1908 - 128 pages 1905 Wallis, John Edward Power, Esq., MA London ; Barrister ; Judge of the High Court, Madras. 1891 Wallroth, Frederick Anthony, Esq., MA Oxford; Barrister. 1881 Walpole, Sir Horatio George, KCB 1897 Walsh, Valentine John Hussey, Esq., ... "Record of Services p. 896 Wallis, Sir John Edward Power, Kt, M.A. - Called to the bar (Middle Temple), 1886; apptd. advocate-general at Madras, 22nd Mar., 1900; addl. member of legisl. council of Madras, April, 1904; judge of the high court, March, 1907; knighted, June 1912; acting chief justice, July 1914; confiemed, Dec , 1914; resigned, July, 1921; member of judl. ctee. of Privy Council since 1926; has edited several volumes of the State Trials." THE CATHOLIC WHO'S WHO AND YEAR-BOOK 1908 p.411 Wallis, JOHN POWER born 1861, son of John Edward Wallis, Judge in the Mixed Tribunals in Egypt, and some- time editor and proprietor of The Tablet; educated at Ushaw; M.A. of London Univ. (Gold Medallist); holder of Inns of Court Roman Law Studentship (1884) and Middle Temple Scholarship in Industrial Law; called to Bar at Middle Temple 1886; editor of volumes for the State Trials Committee; a Reader to the Council of Legal Education; Advocate General of Madras Presidency 1900; Puisne Judge of High Court of Madras 1907; married (1903) DOROTHEA MARGARET, daughter of William Richardson FOWKE. Western Times 22 April 1907 Mr John Edward Cower[sic] Wallis and Mr Leslie Creery Miller have been appointed Puisne Judges of teh High Court of Judicature at Madras. Dundee Evening Telegraph 22 April 1926 Sir John Edward Power Wallis, late Chief Justice of Madras, has been appointed Privy Councillor. First name(s) John Edward Power Last name Wallis Year - Record set Kelly's Handbook 1901 Category Directories & social history Subcategory Directories & almanacs Collections from Great Britain Britain, Knights of the Realm index Transcription Learn more Print transcription First name(s) John Edward Power Last name Wallis Biography Puisne Judge at Madras 1907-14 and Chief Justice 1914-21 Birth year 1861 Death year 1946 Award Kt Bach Award year 1912 Award date 14 June 1912 Remarks KBL 1912; dubbed at Buckingham Palace 1 Jul 1912 but stated to take effect as from 14 Jun 1912 Record set Britain, Knights of the Realm index Category Directories & social history Subcategory Medal rolls and honours Collections from Great Britain ------------- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette 11 June 1921 Sir John and Lady Wallis stayed at The Grand Pump Room Hotel in Bath in 1921 -----------

Born: St Marylebone, , , , England 3rd Nov 1861 Baptised: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, , , , England 8th Nov 1861
Died: nursing home, 5 Fourth-avenue, Hove, Sussex, , 8th Jun 1946 Buried: Lausanne, Switzerland, , 1946
Family:
Wallis
  formerly of Nun Ormsby

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1.
Sir John Edward Power 
Wallis
(
Fowke
) 1861 - 1946
2.
John Edward 
Wallis
(
Power
) 1821 - 1888
4.
Edward S. 
Wallis
(
Dale
) 1773 - 1844
5.
Margaret 
Dale
(
Smith
,
Wallis
) 1785 - 1871
3.
Anna Maria 
Power
(
Wallis
) 1831 - 1916
6.
Robert 
Power
(
Lynch
) c. 1786 - 1872
7.
Anne 
Lynch
(
Power
) 1800 - 1858

Siblings


1.
Frances (Fanny) Clarinda 
Wallis
c. 1860 - 1863
2.
Mary Lucy (Lucy) 
Wallis
1863 - 1949
3.
Robert Edmund 
Wallis
1865 - 1942
4.
Francis (Frank) Joseph 
Wallis
1866 - 1896
5.
Mgr Canon George Henry 
Wallis
1873 - 1950

Spouses



1. St. Mary's Armenian Cathedral, Madras, , , India licence 30th Apr 1903
Dorothea (Little Dora) Margaret 
Fowke
(
Wallis
) 1883 - 1930

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Fowke
(
Wallis
) 1883 - 1930
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Joan 
Wallis
1907 - 1936
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Edward Louis 
Wallis
(
Sanderson
) 1910 - 1962
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3rd Nov 1861Born England
8th Nov 1861Baptised England
3rd Apr 1871Son in 1871 census (census) England
3rd Apr 1881Head of household in 1881 census (census) Ushaw, England
16th Feb 1888AACT/ROLE ADMI
1891Head of household in 1891 census (census) England
30th Apr 1903Married
Dorothea (Little Dora) Margaret 
Fowke
(
Wallis
) 1883 - 1930 Madras, India
1908
Sir John Edward Power 
Wallis
(
Fowke
) 1861 - 1946 inherited the title
Madras University
  (Vice Chancellor)
8th Jun 1946Died Hove, Sussex
1946Buried Lausanne, Switzerland
c. 1946Made a will (will)
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