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Finding Aid - John deNavarre Kennedy collection (PF100)

John deNavarre Kennedy collection

1844-1900

2 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
John deNavarre Kennedy was born on May 31st, 1888, in London, England. He was the son of Gilbert George Kennedy and Alice Lyon. Kennedy immigrated to Canada in 1909. He married Elsie Margaret Pinks and had one child, Anne Macomb Kennedy. After the death of his first wife, he married Helen Marjorie Troop Morton in 1970. Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge (England) in 1909. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1918 and to the Bar of Ontario in 1920. He practiced law with Manning, Mortimer and Kennedy in Toronto. He was appointed a King's Counsel in 1947, and in 1952 was appointed a judge of the County and District Courts in Peterborough. Kennedy served as president of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and was Chair of the Humane Trap Development Committee. He was named an Officer of the British Empire in 1954. Kennedy was the author of fiction and non-fiction and was the editor of Chitty's Law Journal. A number of his paintings are held by Trent University. He died in Peterborough, Ontario, on December 3rd, 1979.
 
Scope and Content
Collection consists of twenty four certificates of commission acquired by John deNavarre Kennedy. The commissions confirm various appointments for the positions of justice of the peace, coroner, and associate coroner. The appointments relate to the Town of Peterborough, the District of Colborne, the County of Peterborough, the County of Victoria, and the United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria.

The District of Colborne encompassed what is now the County of Peterborough, the County of Haliburton, and the City of Kawartha Lakes. The County of Victoria was the area now known as Kawartha Lakes.
 
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PF100-1 Commissions of appointment: coroners and associate coroners

1844-1881
1 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of commissions of appointment for coroners and associate coroners.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985269-001 Commission. Thomas Bond and George Douglass to be coroners for the District of Colborne. -- 11 Aug. 1847
985269-002 Commission. Alexander McPhail to be a Coroner in the Colborne District. -- 11 Sept. 1847
985269-003 Commission. John R. Benson and others to be coroners (associate) for the County of Peterborough. -- 24 Oct. 1851
985269-004 Commission appointing Michael Lavelle, Amos McCrea, and Thomas W. Poole coroners for the United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria in Upper Canada. -- 29 Feb. 1856
985269-005 Commission. Robert Henderson, Esq. to be associate coroner for the United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria. -- 1 Sept. 1857
985269-006 Commission. Patrick Edw. McKeon & Alex. Harvey M.D. to be associate coroners for the United Counties of Peterboro & Victoria. -- 26 Apr. 1858
985269-007 Commission. George J. Potts to be associate coroner for the County of Victoria. -- 30 June 1862
985269-008 Commission. Phips Lloyd to be associate coroner for the United Counties of Peterborough & Victoria. -- 10 Sept. 1862
985269-009 Commission. John O'Sullivan to be an associate coroner within and for the County of Peterborough. -- 15 Dec. 1868
985269-010 Commission. Marshall Marsellus Pulaski Dean to be an associate coroner within and for the County of Peterborough. -- 28 June 1872
985269-011 Commission. James A. Sinclair to be an associate coroner within and for the County of Peterborough. -- 5 Mar. 1878
985269-012 Commission. Robert William Bell to be associate coroner, within and for the County of Peterborough. -- 17 Nov. 1881
989001-001 Commission appointing Dr. John McNabb, of Otonabee, a coroner for the District of Colborne. -- 1 June 1844

PF100-2 Commissions of appointment: justices to keep the peace

1847-1900
1 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of certificates and commissions of appointment for Justices of the Peace.

Reference Code / Title / Date
985270-001 Special commission of the Peace for the District of Colborne. -- 12 Aug. 1847
985270-002 Commission of the Peace for the Town of Peterborough. -- 15 Jan. 1853
985270-003 Special commission of the Peace associating John A. Torney with the magistrates for the United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria. -- 21 Oct. 1853
985270-004 Associate commission of the Peace for the United Counties of Peterboro' & Victoria. -- 27 June 1856
985270-005 Associate commission of the Peace for the County of Peterboro'. -- 2 Apr. 1867
985270-006 Commission associating William Ilman & Alexander Niven in the commission of the Peace for the County of Peterborough. -- 27 Feb. 1871
985270-007 Commission associating Robert Fife and others in the commission of the Peace for the County of Peterborough. -- 28 Aug. 1876
985270-008 Commission associating James Clark & others in the commission of the Peace for the Co. of Peterborough. -- 24 Mar. 1882
985270-009 Commission associating R.A. Morrow et al in the commission of the Peace for the County of Peterborough. -- 25 July 1887
985270-010 Commission associating William Eyres, Esquire, in the commission of the Peace for the County of Peterborough. -- 23 June 1892
985270-011 Commission associating Andrew Shearer in the commission of the Peace for the County of Peterborough. -- 19 Oct. 1900
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