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dc.contributor.author Brock, Isaac
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-26T13:57:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-26T13:57:15Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-26T13:57:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/2722
dc.description George Ridout (1791-1871) was a member of the York volunteers during the War of 1812. He served as 3rd lieutenant in the grenadier company of the York militia, fought in the Battle of Queenston Heights, and was taken prisoner of war in April, 1813 when the Americans occupied York. Ridout studied law, and was admitted to the bar in Janurary 1813. He was an active member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, becoming a bencher in 1820, serving as treasurer for several years, and assisting in the development of the library. In 1828 he was appointed judge of the Niagara District Court and reappointed in 1832. In 1836, Sir Francis Bond Head, Lieutenant-Governor, charged Ridout with insult to the person and office of the Lieutenant Governor and disloyalty to the policies of the crown, and dismissed him from his offices. Ridout denied the charges and was eventually ordered to be reinstated by Lord Glenelg, the colonial secretary. Sir Francis Bond Head refused to do so, and instead chose to resign. en
dc.description.abstract This is the official appointment of George Ridout to the rank of Lieutenant in the Flank Company of the Third Regiment of the York Militia, 1812. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject War of 1812 en
dc.subject York Militia en
dc.subject Ridout, George en
dc.subject Commission en
dc.subject Appointment en
dc.subject Brock, Isaac en
dc.title Military Appointment en
dc.type Other en


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