Vice-Admiralty Court of Tortola

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Definition The Vice-Admiralty Court of Tortola was officially established in 1799. But it was in existence earlier. It proliferated from Antigua as a satellite court. The Vice Admiralty Court at Tortola was made the seventh, and last, of the consolidated Prize Courts of the Caribbean in 1804 . The convenience of Tortola for the detention of prizes taken while threading the waters around the Virgin Islands was one of the reasons for the erection of a separate Prize Court at Road Town, Tortola, at the end of 1804. Thereafter the Prize Court at Tortola rivalled that at Antigua as the most popular Court in the northeastern corner of the Caribbean, with Royal Navy captors even more than with privateers. In the year 1863, when the act regulating the vice-admiralty courts was passed, there was still the vice-admiralty court at Tortola. In 1890 the Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act provided that, except in the colonies of New South Wales, Victoria, St Helena and British Honduras, vice-admiralty courts should be abolished. Sources: Craton, Michael John: The Caribbean Vice Admiralty Courts, 1763-1815. Indispensable Agents of an Imperial System, Hamilton 1968; https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Admiralty_Jurisdiction.en
The Vice-Admiralty Court of Tortola was officially established in 1799 as a satellite court of Antigua. But it was in existence earlier. In 1804, its Prize Court was established in Road Town. From that on, the Prize Court at Tortola rivalled that at Antigua as the most popular Court in the northeastern corner of the Caribbean. It was abolished in 1890.en
KOS prizepapers_actor Prize Papers: Person
publisher Carl von Ossietzky Universit├Ąt Oldenburg
created 2021-03-10
issued 2021-03-10
modified 2021-05-03

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