First name(s)
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Professor of Indian Jurisprudence, 1879-99

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended

Rugby (1841-44); Exeter College, Oxford (1844) and Lady Mary Hall, Oxford (to 1849); Lincoln’s Inn (Barrister 1857)


BA (1849)

Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Assistant Solicitor to HM Customs, May 1868-April 1878 
  • Member of the Joint Board of Examiners for the Inns of Court, 1877-81
  • Contributed to the Athenaeum (1863- October 1898);
  • Reports, Reporting and Reporters (1863);
  • A Chart of Family Inheritance according to orthodox Mohammedan Law (1860);
  • 3rd edition entitled Mohammedan Law of Inheritance and Rights and Relations affecting it (1880);
  • County Courts Jurisdiction before and after January 1 1868 (1867);
  • A Chart of Hindu family Inheritance, with an explanatory treatise (1868);
  • Handbook for Employers and Employees (1892);
  • and 3 other books [sic]

Personal details

Date of birth
31 December 1825
Place of birth
Date of death
8 April 1899
Place of death

Law Journal, 15 April 1899 p. 228; The Times, 11 April 1899 p.6.

Family details

Second son of Lacy Henry Rumsey and Elizabeth Churchill Spencer; married 11 January 1872 Caroline Montagu Pittar and had a son, Charles, Almaric Rumsey, also a barrister.


Almaric Rumsey never visited India but was a mathematician, interested in the legal detail of Indian family history. 

* References

  • Rugby School Register (p.226);
  • Alumni Oxonienses;
  • J Foster, Men at the bar (1885);
  • F. Boase, Modern English Biography (Supplement, 1921);
  • Paul Mitchell, Law and India at KCL, KC Journal, 17 (2006), pp.41-3. 
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