The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Deffell, George Hibbert
Deffell, George Hibbert, M.A., third son of John Henry Deffell, of London, was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took his M.A. degree. He entered at the Inner Temple in Jan. 1839, and was called to the bar in Nov. 1846. He was appointed Commissioner of the Court of Claims in New South Wales in 1856, Master in Equity of the Supreme Court of that colony in 1857, and Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Estates in July 1865. In 1888 he was appointed Judge in Bankruptcy, and Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He retired from the bench in the following year.