Province of Canada Land Grant to James Robert Gowan of the Town of Barrie in the County of Simcoe. Sir Edmund Walker HEAD, Andrew RUSSELL, Sir James Robert GOWAN.

Province of Canada Land Grant to James Robert Gowan of the Town of Barrie in the County of Simcoe

Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Province of Canada
Date Published: 1859
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding

15-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Faded seal, bottom corners folded back more, otherwise very good condition. Some content and detail...

James Robert Gowan of the Town of Barrie in the County of Simcoe, Township of Vespra…William McMaster, the assignee of John Lowry, to when compensation was allowed for deficiency in the lot Number one, in the Seventh concession… The West half of the Lot Number Six in the Eleventh cons session… one hundred and Eighty Acres…July 19, 1859

Sir James Robert Gowan lawyer, judge, and senator. He joined the York militia at the outbreak of the rebellion of 1837–38, during which he fought in the skirmish at Gallows Hill, north of Toronto. James Edward Small nominated him for the judgeship of the newly created Simcoe, the largest jurisdiction in Upper Canada District. Appointed on Baldwin’s recommendation at the age of 27 in January 1843, he became the youngest judge ever commissioned in the British empire to that time. Created a cmg in 1893 and knighted in 1905. In his 40 years on the bench and his 22 years in the Senate, Gowan exercised more influence over legislation and the lives of Canadians than most elected politicians Quoted from Desmond H. Brown, “GOWAN, Sir JAMES ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003

Sir Edmund Walker Head: He was simultaneously Governor General of the Province of Canada and Lieutenant Governor of Canada West and Canada East (1854–1861) and formerly Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick (1847–1854).  He was the cousin of Sir Francis Bond Head. E.W. Head was elected governor of the reconfigured Hudson's Bay Company in 1863 after his return to England, which he held until his death. While Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, Head authorized the creation of an engineering faculty at the University of New Brunswick. This was the first such programme in what would become Canada. In his honour, the buildings housing this faculty at UNB are called Head Hall. The city of Edmundston, New Brunswick was named after him. In the county of Renfrew, a township of Head was named in his honour.

Andrew Russell, Assistant Commissioners of Crown Lands for the Province of Canada 18 July 1857, to 30 June 1867
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