and practiced as solicitor and barrister from the year 1863 until iMi, when, in May of the latter year, lie received his present appointment. AN-hen elevated to this important office, lie brought to the discharge of his duties a clear intellect, a sound understanding of law, and a well trained judicial mind, and lie has attended to its duties «•ith singular ability- and dignity. In religion Chancellor Boyd is a Baptist. He was married in the year iS63 to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of David Buchan, late Bursar of Toronto University. The fruit of this union is a large family of sons and daughters.