Snelling, Richard (1834-93)
Armorial, mantling. 12.4 x 9.6 cm. Gagnon I, 4968 & 4969 (two varieties); Harrod & Ayearst, p. 133; Masson Collection Vol. XII, #2027.
Richard Snelling was born in England. He studied law at the University of Toronto and was called to the bar of Upper Canada. He was appointed registrar of the Anglican diocese of Toronto in 1877, and to chancellor in 1890.
Strachan, James M (1808-1870)
Armorial. 9.7 x 6.6 cm. Not in Gagnon; Harrod & Ayearst, p. 136; Masson Collection Vol. XII, #2065.
James McGill Strachan was the son of Bishop Strachan and born at Cornwall, Upper Canada. He studied at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, England, and during the Rebellion of 1837-38 he was the military secretary to Lieut-Governor Sir Francis Bond Head. He was called to the bar in 1838 and went into partnership with John Hillyard Cameron in Toronto. Later, around 1847, their partnership failed and Strachan spent the rest of his days tending to his land and pursuing leisurely sportsman’s activities. (D.C.B. Vol. IX).
Stuart, Bart., Sir James (1780-1853)
Stuart, Bart., Sir James (1780-1853). Armorial. 9 x 6 cm. Gagnon I, 4974; Harrod & Ayearst, p. 139; Masson Collection Vol. XII, #2069.
Sir James Stuart was born at Fort Hunter, New York. He was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1801 and a few years later, in 1805, was appointed solicitor-general for the province. From 1808-20 he was one of the members representing Montreal in the Legislative Assembly. He was appointed attorney-general in 1825 but suspended from that position in 1831 by Lord Aylmer. In 1838 he was appointed chief justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench at Montreal and in 1841 became chief justice of Lower Canada, a position he held till his death. (Wallace).