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JACOBS, SIMEON:

Judge in the Supreme Court of the Cape of Good Hope; born in 1830; died in London June 15, 1883. He became a barrister of the Inner Temple in Nov., 1852. In 1860, in search of health, he emigrated to the Cape of Good Hope, and in 1861 was appointed attorney-general of British Kaffraria, which office he held till 1866, when he became solicitor-general at the Cape of Good Hope. He acted as attorney-general from 1874 to 1882, in which year he was promoted puisne judge and made a member of the executive council. In the course of a few months he retired from active life, and was created C.M.G. in Nov., 1882.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. and Jew. World, June 22, 1883;
  • Times (London), June 20, 1883;
  • Zingari, March 14, 1873;
  • Cape Argus, July, 1883;
  • Boase, Modern British Biography.
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