judge in the High Court of Admiralty and member of Doctors'
High Court of Admiralty, to the Earl of Bathurst, Sec'y of State
become the Chief Judge of the High Court of Admiralty. See JOSEPH HAYDN,
The authorities agreed, nevertheless, that a court of vice-admiralty for Upper Canada could be established by imperial commission and, despite the non-tidal nature of these inland waters, that such a court could be vested with admiralty jurisdiction by "an Act of the Imperial Legislature." (16) Indeed, section 6 of the 1840 imperial statute extending the jurisdiction of the High Court of Admiralty in England (17) was suggested as a model for conferring jurisdiction on a new vice-admiralty court for Upper Canada, even though the waters lay well beyond the ebb and flow of the tide.
Upon the commencement of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1873 (65) in 1875, the old High Court of Admiralty and the common law courts were fused and the jurisdiction of each of the former courts was transferred to the new High Court of Justice.
the High Court of Admiralty, if this Act had not passed," (67) were assigned to the Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice.