Date Published: 1807
Binding: No binding
An interesting file of 39 English legal case 1807 documents in various sizes and condition, very good to fair, with overall considered good condition. These legal cases covers debt, wills, suing for money etc. The people named in these documents lived in or near Montreal in 1807. Documents include ones sent to, and written by, James Reid, who at the time was a prominent Montreal lawyer.
Names of some of the people include: Marquerite Salande, Paul Prejeau, John Fleming, Moses Myers, John Mills, Abraham Gale, William McLean, Samuel David, James Fraser, John Sanford, John McLean, John Connolly, Charles Smith, Aylivin Harkness & Co. J. Jones, William Harrington, Jacob Porter, Abner Woolcot, Jean Semondo, George Cook, James Clarke, william Ireland, John Hagerman, Henry Goat, George Cook, Benaiah Gibb and William Fortune.
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.
Good. Item #8548