Borough Magistrates

Borough magistrates

From 1853 to 1916, with date of appointment


A magistrate is a minor judicial officer, often a civilian volunteer without formal legal training, who serves as a justice of the peace or the judge of a police court, having jurisdiction to try minor criminal cases and to conduct preliminary examinations of persons charged with serious crimes.

The following is a list of prominent Yeovilians who were appointed as Yeovil's Borough Magistrates, together with the date of their appointment, between 1855 and 1916.