Date Published: 1797 to 1807
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Box 10, 1797-1807
9 case files containing:
174 pieces: 49 ALS, 125 documents
File 1 - case files, 1797-1802
File 2 - case files, 1804-7
File 3 - legal papers filed with covers, 1800, 1806, 1834, 1891, 1894, etc.
File 4 - report on Montreal Lachine road, circa 1799
File 5 - M. & J.B. Turgeon, 1798-1807
File 6 - John Philips lumber merchant, 1805-6
File 7 - Ensign Baillie 1st Batallion RCV, 1799-1800
File 8 - John McIntyre, Glengarry, Upper Canada, 1799-1800
File 9 - Cases determined various years folded documents and some wrappers for cases
The Honorable Judge James Reid was born in Scotland and came to Canada around 1788. He was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1794 and in 1807 was appointed a judge of the Court of King’s Bench at Montreal. He filled the judicial office of one of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench, Lower Canada, for a period of thirty-three years, fifteen of which he presided as Chief Justice. During that time he handled many legal cases including many Fur Trade related cases including that of the North West Company. James Reid was one of the Trustees of the McGill estate. After relinquishing office, Reid and his family visited Europe and while in England, he was offered a knighthood by Queen Victoria, but he declined the honour. Reid married in 1808. His wife Elizabeth (Betsy) was the sister of Hon. William McGillivray (1764-1825). Judge Reid, was also the nephew-in-law to Simon McTavish. In 1810 he purchased a large property from the notary, Pierre Panet, After her husband's death in 1825, Elizabeth built the Reid wing of the Montreal General Hospital in 1848/49, Manor House and the Grounds are now Sohmer Park.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Very Good. Item #8531