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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