Baby, James


Baby, James
(1762-1833)
   Born at Detroit. Educated at Quebec Seminary, and in 1784 travelled in Europe. On his return the following year engaged in the fur trade at Detroit. On the formation of the province of Upper Canada in 1791, appointed a member of the Executive and Legislative Councils. Simcoe made him lieutenant for the county of Kent and judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Commanded the 1st Regiment of Kent militia in the War of 1812. In 1815 succeeded McGill as inspector-general of accounts for Upper Canada.
   Index: Bk His house occupied by General Hull, 209, 229. S Member of Legislative and Executive Councils, 79.
   Bib.: Daniel, Nos Gloires Nationales; Morgan, Cel. Can.

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