Brockville in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Sir William Buell Richards
1815 - 1889
Born at Brockville and called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1837, Richards represented Leeds in the Legislative Assembly (1848–53) and served as Attorney General for Canada West in the Hincks-Morin administration (1851–3). Appointed puisne judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1853, he became Chief Justice of that Court in 1863 and Chief Justice of the Ontario Queen's Bench in 1868. When the Supreme Court of Canada was formed in 1875, Richards became its first Chief Justice and continued in that position until his retirement in 1879. He died at Ottawa.
Erected 1949 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 44° 35.445′ N, 75° 41.145′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is on Court House Square, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is affixed to the left of the main entrance of the court house building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Court House Square, Brockville, Ontario K6V 7N3, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leeds-Grenville County Court House (here, next to this marker); Sally Grant (a few steps from this marker); James Morris Johnstown District Court House and Gaol (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. K.C.B. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogle Robert Gowan, 1803-1876 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Former Brockville Post Office (about 90 meters away); The Brockville "Van" or Caboose (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
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