SYDNEY ROBERT BELLINGHAM
1808-

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

Son of Sir Allan Bellingham, of Castle Bellingham, County Louth, Ireland, was born the 2nd of August, 1808.  Educated in Ireland, he married Arabella Holmes, the daughter of Mr. Holmes of Quebec.  He was called to the Bar of Lower Canada in 1841. He was Colonel of the Argenteuil Rangers; was for many years political writer for the newspaper press of Lower Canada, chiefly the Montreal Times and Daily News. Elected in 1854 to the Canadian Assembly, he sat there until 1860.  In 1861, he was returned by acclamation, and re-elected at the General Elections in 1874·  Afterwards he left Canada and returned to Ireland.  Mr. Bellingham became the purchaser of a large and valuable tract of land beautifully situated on the north brow of the Mountain (Mont-Royal).  There he built a comfortable house, in which he resided, with his family, for many years.  Mr. Bellingham was ever an active and useful citizen.  He served this country as a British subject faithfully and honorably, as an able writer, as one of its legislators in the House of Commons, but especially in the trying times of 1837-38, when he rendered signal service during the march of a handful of soldiers to St. Charles, under the command of the valiant Col. Wetherall,
being the magistrate sent out with Col. Wetherall.  He still lives at his home at Castle Bellingham.

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