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
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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