WILLIAM MAGILL, Toronto,
Out., was born in Dublin,
Ireland, on the 8th of February, 1823,
his father, John Magill, being a
resident of that city. He was married
on the 21st of January, 1862, to Char-
lotte Ballard, daughter of the Rev.
Thomas Ballard, Wesleyan minister.
Mr. Magill received his early education
in Dublin, and served four years in the
study of civil engineering. At the age
of twenty he began his career as a
teacher, having graduated from the
Dublin Normal School, and taught for
seven years. During that period he
was offered a position in one of the