Memoir of Sir Nathaniel Nathan 1843-1916

Nathaniel Nathan was the eldest son of Jonah Nathan (1810-1886) by his firsmt arriage, with Olivia Josephs, his first cousin. On his mother’s side he was the grandson of Michael Josephs, of K?nigsberg, Prussia, a distinguished Hebrew scholar who had settled in England.

He was educated at University College School, London (1851-1858), and University College, becoming a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1863. He was called to the Bar in 1866 and after practising in Birmingham went out to Jamaica as Resident Magistrate at St. Thomas as from 1 April 1888. In 1891 he became a Resident Magistrate for Kingston and also appears to have acted as a Judge of the Supreme Court at Kingston.

In 1893 he was appointed the Senior Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago, becoming the Attorney-General in 1898. He held this post until his retirement from the colony in May

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