Elmsley, John


Elmsley, John
(1762-1805)
   Born in England. Succeeded William Osgoode as chief-justice of Upper Canada, 1796, and again as chief-justice of Lower Canada, 1802. At the same time became a member of the Executive Council. In February, 1803, appointed president of the Legislative Council--a position he held until his death.
   Index: S Becomes chief-justice, 178. Bk His death, 69.
   Bib.: Morgan, Cel. Can.; Read, Lives of the Judges.

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