Brantford, Ont., was born there on the 19th of April, 1545. His father, James Wood--att, has been for many Fears the well-known City Clerk of Brantford. His mother was Martha
(Woods) \N-oodti-att. 'I r. Woodyatt was educated at the public aitd Grammar schools of Brantford. On leaving school he etlgaged ill the pottery business Nvith Ills father for a short time. He then decided upon the legal profession, and cotttnlenced the studN- of law in Brantford with George 'Iorpliv, Esq., and also studied iu the Toronto office of 'Ir.'Iorpllv-. He began the practice of law lit Brant-ford ill iS69, where lie has continued since. He was appointed Police Afao-istrate of Brantford oil the 31st of December, iS89. This appointnteiit has giN-eii abundant satisfaction, as 'Ir.