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Finding Aid - D'Alton McCarthy, Jr. fonds (PF55)

D'Alton McCarthy, Jr. fonds

6 p.

Biographical Sketch
D'Alton McCarthy was born in Oakley Park, Ireland, on October 10th, 1836, to D'Alton McCarthy and Charlesina Hope Manners. He came to Canada with his parents in 1847 and was educated in Barrie, Canada West. In 1867, he married Emma Catherine Lally, who died in 1870. In 1873, he married Agnes Elizabeth Lally, the sister of his first wife.
D'Alton McCarthy, Jr. was admitted as a student-at-law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1853. He articled with D'Arcy Boulton of Boulton and McCarthy, his father's firm, and in 1859 was called to the Bar. McCarthy and his father established their own firm in 1869. D'Alton McCarthy, Jr. was elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1871, made a Queen's Counsel in 1872, and in 1873 was named solicitor for Simcoe County. He moved to Toronto in 1876, but maintained professional and personal associations in Barrie. The following year he founded the law office of McCarthy, Hoskin, Plumb and Creelman.
D'Alton McCarthy, Jr. was elected a Member of Parliament for the constituencies of Cardwell (1876-1878) and Simcoe North (1878-1898), serving in the Conservative caucus (1876-1891) and then sitting as an independent until his death on May 11th, 1898.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of certificates relating to the legal career of D'Alton McCarthy, Jr.
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Reference code / Title / Date
985224-001 Certificate of admission of Mr. D'Alton McCarthy, Jr. -- 3 Dec. 1853
985224-002 Diploma of Barrister at Law of Mr. D. McCarthy. -- 11 June 1859
985224-003 Commission for bails and affidavits issued to D'Alton McCarthy. -- 9 Feb. 1859
985224-004 Certificate of admission to the Court of Common Pleas. -- 8 Feb. 1860
985224-005 Commission appointing Dalton McCarthy a notary public in Province of Ontario. – 1868
985224-006 Commission appointing Dalton McCarthy, Esquire, one of Her Majesty’s counsel learned in the law for the Province of Ontario. – 1872 
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