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MEN OF` CANADA.   361

JOHN JUCHEREAU KINGSMILL

 

D.C.L., Judge of the County of Bruce, Walker-toll, Out., «-as bore in the city of Quebec on the 21st of Mai-, 1529. He is of Irish descent, and belongs to a noted military family. His grandfather was Major Kingsinill, of the 1st Royal Regiment, and his father was Colonel William Kings-mill, who came to Canada early in the second quarter of this century. Judge Kingsmill, our subject, was educated at Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto, from which he received the degree of B. A., and Trinity College, from which he received the degrees of M.A. and D.C.L. He commenced the practice of law at Guelph in the year 1S53, and was for many years partner of the late Hon. Adam Ferguson Blair. He was County Crown Attorney from 1556 until 1566, and during his residence

there was very active in volunteer matters. In 1867, on the separation of Bruce from Huron, he was appointed Judge of the County of Bruce, which position he has held since. He is cool and impartial in his judgments, and his charges to a jury are very clear and emphatic, and fills this high office with ability and dignity appropriate to the position. In religion he is a member of the English Church, has been a delegate to the Synod of Huron for years, and also a delegate to the Provincial Synod, Montreal. Judge Kingsnlill has been married four times —first, in 18J4, to Ellen Diana, eldest

daughter of George J. Grange, formerly Sheriff of the County of Wellington. She -was killed by accident in i86o. He was married a second time in 1561 to Julia, eldest daughter of Hon. AV. H. Dickson, Senator, Niagara. She died in 1569. He again married in 1S71 Caroline Louise, eldest daughter of Samuel Penn Stokes, of Windsor, who has since died, and in 1554 he married for the fourth time Agnes Caroline Grace, daughter of the late Lieut.-Colonel Bernard, of the 13th Hussars, and grand-daughter of the late Samuel P. Jarvis, Esq., of Toronto. He has a large family.

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