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
being the magistrate sent out with Col. Wetherall. He still lives at his home at Castle Bellingham.
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