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Armorial. 7.3 x 6 cm. Gagnon II, 2729; Harrod & Ayearst, p. 69; Masson Collection Vol. VI, #940.

Sir John Hawkins Hagarty was born in Ireland and came to Canada in 1835. He was called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1840 and in 1856 was appointed a puisne judge of the court of common pleas, the beginning of a long career as a judge in Upper Canada. In 1884 he was made chief justice of Ontario. He retired in 1897 and was knighted the same year. (Wallace).


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