231. Consular and other courts in foreign countries.

231.     Consular and other courts in foreign countries.

The jurisdiction vested in the Crown1 was exercised by means of courts established in foreign countries by Order in Council under statutory powers2. Such courts had in some cases permanent judges and assistant judges3, or were held by consuls-general, consuls or vice-consuls, according to the provisions of the various orders in force. In some cases an appellate jurisdiction was vested either in the court of some adjacent colony or in a supreme court specially constituted for some particular foreign territory, and in others the appeal lay