DUNCAN FISHER

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


THE subject of this sketch, and from whose family of sons and daughters so many of our present well-known  Montreal  families are descended, was born in Dunkeld, Scotland. and came to Montreal very soon after the end of  the American War of  Independence.  His wife was Catherine Embury, daughter of  Rev. P. Embury, the pioneer clergyman of  Methodism in America.

His eldest son, Daniel Fisher, a merchant on St. Paul street, was killed by an explosion in 1826.  His second son, John Fisher, did business both in Montreal and Quebec.  From him are descended  
Dr. Arthur Fisher one of the best known citizens of Montreal, and his sons, Roswell C. Fisher, advocate, and Sydney A. Fisher, late M.P. for Brome.

The late T. W. Ritchie, Q.C., was married to a daughter of John, whose son, W. F. Ritchie, advocate, is associated as partner with Leo H. Davidson, Esq., D.C.L., in an extensive Law practice in this city, and his daughter has greatly distinguished herself in the study of Medicine, and her career in McGill University and elsewhere is a remarkable one.

The third daughter married the late John Torrance, whose family are connected with that of Sir A.T. Galt,   Rev. Dr. Matheson and the late Robert Esdaile.

The third son married a sister of the late William Lunn.

The son who most distinguished himself was Duncan Fisher, and by marriage became connected with Mr. E. H. King, once President of the Bank of Montreal.  He was a Q.C. and partner of the late Justice Smith. He died in 1845.   The late Judge Torrance studied in his office, and also Judge Cross, who married his niece.

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