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The Court Houses of a Century

A Brief Historical Sketch of the Court Houses of London Distict, the County of Middlesex, and County of Elgin

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,094 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.5
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 313
Added to site: 2011.06.29 30268
Genre: History

hingled, weather-boarded and floored, and the bench for the Judge and Justices, Judge or Chairman's writing desk, Clerk's seat and table, the bar and table and benches therefor, the four windows below and two above to be finished, the rest of the windows cased and nailed up. The front door to be finished, and the other three temporary doors to be made and hung. Comprehends the present contract proposed by the court to be performed by the next assizes for this district."

Courts were held in this building commencing in the year 1804 until it was appropriated for the use of prisoners during the war of 1812.

The Vittoria Court House, 1815-1826.

In 1815 an act was passed which provided that the courts of general quarter sessions for the district of London should be held at Charlotteville. The Magistrates were ordered to make a choice of the most convenient place, and a meeting was accordingly held at the house of Thomas Finch on the 13th June, 1815. John Backhouse, Thomas Talbot and Rober



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