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MEN OF CANADA.

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HON. GEO. WM. BURTON,
Senior Puisne Judge of the
Court of Appeal, Toronto,
was born July 21st, iSiS, at Sandwich,
County of Kent, Eiig., being the second
son of the late Admiral George Guy
Burton, Royal Navy, of Chatham, Eng.
Our subject received his education in
the old land under the Rev. Dr.
Whiston. He came to Canada in 1836
and commenced the study of law with
his uncle, Edmund Burton. He -vas
called to the Bar in 1841, and began
the practice of his profession at Hamil-
ton. He was appointed a Bencher, and
subsequently twice elected. He was

created a O.C. in iS63, and in 1574 was raised to the Bench. Judge Burton has given several decisions in very important cases upon constitutional questions of general interest, which involve far-reaching results. Justice Burton was married June 9th, 1S50, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Dr. Perkins, of Falmouth, Jamaica, and niece and adopted daughter of the late Col. Chas. Cranstan Dixon, of H. Al. 9oth Regiment. His family consists of six children—four daughters and two sons, one of the latter being a barrister at Hamilton, and the other a barrister in Toronto.

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