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MEN OF' CANADA.   161

JAS. BEATY, C.C., D. C. L., Toronto, born at " Ashdale " farm, Trafalgar, County of Halton, loth Nov., 1831. His father, John Beaty, came from Ireland in ISIS, died in 1570, aged So. His mother, Elizabeth Stewart, came from Bun Doran, Ire-land, to New York, and in 1512 came with her father to Canada, who preferred British rule. James Beaty was educated at the Gram-mar School in Palermo and in Toronto, preparatory to entering as student-at-law

185o. Was called to the Bar in 1555, having studied under Sir Adam Wilson and Dr. Larratt Smith. In 1556 formed partnership with Mr. Wilson and Mr. C. S. ( Judge) Patterson, under the firm name of AVilson, Patterson & Beaty. Since then, on account of the elevation of the senior partners to the Bench, various members have been received into the firm, and it is now Beaty,

Hamilton & Snow, but the business, through Dr. Baldwin, Hon. Robert Baldwin and others, has continued in succession for So years. Mr. Beaty was created Q.C. in 1872, and in 1875 Trinity conferred upon him D.C.L. In 1877 he was elected alderman for Toronto, and in 1879 mayor, and re-elected in 1 SSo. It was during his mayoralty that the Marquis of Lorne, Governor-General, and the Princess Louise made an official visit to the city. In the second year of his mayoralty he was elected M.P. for West Toronto, and again in 1852 re-elected. Mr. Beaty has a large practice in the law. Has

promoted many companies some of them important institutions now. Is a Bendier of the Law Society of Ontario. In religion, claims simply to be a Christian, no creed but the Bible. He is a versatile and forcible writer and speaker. Has contributed to political, legal, financial and religious magazines and papers, and is author of a notable book—" Paying the Pastor : Unscriptural and Traditional." He was married on the loth of November, 1858, to Miss Fanny Beaty. Of two daughters of the marriage, only one is living, married to Mr. A. J. Russel Snow, barrister-at-law.

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