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Finding Aid - Meredith family fonds (PF108)

Meredith family fonds

1859-1930

3.5 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
William Ralph Meredith (1840-1923) and his brother, Richard Martin Meredith (1847-1934), were lawyers and members of the judiciary in Ontario.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of certificates relating to the legal careers of William Ralph Meredith and Richard Martin Meredith. The records document the types of legal certification achieved by William and Richard Meredith in the course of their legal careers, particularly their work as members of the judiciary in Ontario. The fonds includes admission certificates, call to the Bar certificates, commissions of judicial appointment, and a letters patent.
 
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PF108-1 William Ralph Meredith certificates

1859-1875
2 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of certificates relating to the legal career of Sir William Ralph Meredith. Included are admission certificates to Osgoode Hall Law School, the Court of Chancery, the Court of Common Pleas and the Court of Queen's Bench, as well as his call to the Bar certificate.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985227-001 Court of Chancery admission certificates. -- 1861-1875
985227-002 Court of Common Pleas admission certificates. -- 1861-1875
985227-003 Court of Queen's Bench admission certificates. -- 1861-1875
985274-001 Certificate of admission of William Ralph Meredith. -- 11 June 1859
985274-002 Call to the Bar certificate of William Ralph Meredith. -- 26 Sept. 1861

PF108-2 Richard Martin Meredith certificates

1876-1930
1.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of certificates relating to the legal career of Richard Martin Meredith. The series includes his Call to the Bar certificate, judicial commission certificates, and a letters patent.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985063-001 Commission appointing the Honourable Richard Martin Meredith a justice of the High Court of Justice for Ontario. -- 1 Oct. 1890
985063-002 Commission appointing Richard Martin Meredith, Esquire, a judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature for Ontario. -- 1 Oct. 1890
985063-003 Commission appointing the Honourable Richard Martin Meredith as a member of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice for Ontario. -- 1 Oct. 1890
985063-004 Commission appointing the Honourable Richard Martin Meredith a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario with the title of Justice of Appeal. -- 11 Nov. 1905
985063-005 Certificate appointing Richard Martin Meredith a Chief Justice of the Common Pleas Division of the High Court of Justice for Ontario. -- 1 Nov. 1912
985230-001 Letters patent granting an annuity to the Honourable Richard Martin Meredith. -- 1 Oct. 1930
985231-001 Call to the Bar certificate issued to Richard Martin Meredith. -- 30 May 1876
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