James David Edgar

James David Edgar (1841 - 1899)

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Sir James David Edgar
Born in Hatley, Lower Canadamap
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Husband of — married in Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died in Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canadamap
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Categories: Members of Parliament for Ontario | St. James Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Ontario.


James Edgar is/was a significant Ontarian .

Sir James Edgar was a lawyer, journalist, author, politician, and businessman in Ontario. He was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1896 to his death in 1899. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_David_Edgar

Correspondence written by Edgar and his wife Matilda Ridout are compiled in a book describing life in Toronto society, My Dearest Wife... https://www.dundurn.com/books/My-Dearest-Wife

Sir James was descended from a long line of Edgars, going back to David Edgar, owner of the manor house Keithock, near Brechin, in the 1600s and 1700s, and even further back to the 1300s at Wedderlie, Berwickshire. Richard Edgar was given the Wedderlie land for being a faithful companion to Robert the Bruce. Based on personal knowledge of James Edgar and as recorded in the book Letters and Genealogy of the Edgar Family - 1930 by Clinton Goodloe Edgar https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005730733

He is buried in Saint James Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Entered by James Edgar


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James David Edgar, M.P.
James David Edgar, M.P.

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