Who could be a juror? - or Where's John Olson?
Sean Olson asks why his Great-grandfather John Olson doesn't appear in the Juror Lists. After all he lived in Hong Kong for close to sixty years, from appx 1860 til 1918.
First I thought British nationality may have been the issue, but the lists contain many European names that don't look as though they're British.
Did a potential juror's trade make any difference? Olson worked in and owned various pubs and taverns. Maybe that wasn't considered a suitable trade to be a juror?
Does anyone know what the requirements were to be a juror in those days?