From: "Montreal History and Gazeteer to the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892

WAS born in the City of Montreal, 27th March, 1801. His father was a merchant of the city, and represented it in the Provincial Parliament from 1801 to 1805.  Having finished his scholastic education he was called to the Bar, November, 1823, and created Q.C. in 1847.  He was made a D.C.L. by McGill College in 1843.  From 1840 to 1844 he was Commissioner of Bankrupts.  Resigning his office as Circuit Judge in 1847, he was appointed a Puisne  Judge of the Superior Court of Lower Canada in 1855, continued such till 1862 when he was transferred to Court of Queen's Bench as Assistant Judge, and in 1866 as a Puisne Judge of that Court. He retired on a pension in 1874.  From 1844 to 1851 he sat for Missisquoi in the Canadian Assembly, and for Montreal to 1854.  He was also a member of the Executive Council and Attorney-General of Lower Canada from 1847 to 1848.  He married in 1834 and left six children.  He was a great Freemason, being District and Provincial Grand Master for England from 1849 to his death.

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