John Macdonell (judge)
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John Macdonell Judge

John Macdonell

Sir John Macdonell (1 August 1846 – 17 March 1921) was a British jurist. He was King's Remembrancer (1912-1920) and invested as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.[1][2]Shaw of Dunfermline gives a prefatory biography in Historical Trials.[3]

John Macdonnell married writer and journalist Agnes Harrison in 1873.[4]

Selected publications

  • A Survey of Political Economy. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas. 1871. Retrieved 2019 – via Internet Archive.[5]
  • The Land Question; with particular reference to England and Scotland. London: Macmillan. 1873 – via HathiTrust.
  • The Law of Master and Servant, 1883
  • Macdonell, John; Manson, Edward William Donoghue, eds. (1913). Great Jurists of the World. London: John Murray. Retrieved 2019 – via Internet Archive.; 1914 edition, Boston: Little, Brown & Co.
  • Law and Eugenics, 1916
  • Historical Trials OUP, 1927; republished in 1931, 1933, 1936 as #23 in Thinker's Library


  1. ^ Fillebrown, Charles Bowdoin. The Principles of Natural Taxation. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & co., 1917. Page 23.
  2. ^ "MACDONELL, Sir John". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 1117.
  3. ^ Macdonell, John (1922). Lee, Robert Warden (ed.). Historical Trials; with a Preface by the Right Hon. Lord Shaw of Dunfermline (1st ed.). Oxford: At the Clarendon Press. pp. vii-ix. Retrieved 2019 – via Internet Archive.
  4. ^ "Death of Lady Macdonell". The Times (43865). 21 January 1925. p. 16.
  5. ^ "Review of A Survey of Political Economy by John Macdonell and The Theory of Political Economy by Prof. Stanley Jevons". The Athenaeum (2297): 589-590. 4 November 1871.

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Preceded by
James Robert Mellor
King's Remembrancer
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Chitty, 1st Baronet

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