Levi Sherwood

Levius Peters Sherwood (1777 - 1850)

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Levius Peters (Levi) Sherwood
Born in St. Johns, Quebecmap
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Husband of — married 1804 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Toronto, York, Canada Westmap
Profile last modified 26 Aug 2019 | Created 5 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 26 Aug 2019
05:09: Janice (Svedahl) Trenouth added Amelia (Sherwood) King (abt.1815-1891) as child for Levius Peters Sherwood (1777-1850). [Thank Janice for this]
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Levi Sherwood is/was a significant Ontarian .

Levius Peters Sherwood was a lawyer, office holder, militia officer, politician, and judge in Canada West (Ontario). His father was Justus Sherwood, a United Empire Loyalist from Pennsylvania.[1] Shortly after making the dangerous journey from Vermont, Sarah gave birth to a second son, Levius Peters, who also became a lawyer. Levius married Charlotte, daughter of Ephraim Jones and Charlotte Coursel.

In addition, he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 1st Leeds Militia, member for Leeds in the Assembly, Judge of the Court of the King's Bench for Upper Canada and Speaker for the Legislative Council of Upper and Lower Canada. He was later a Judge of Court of Queen's Bench.[1]

In 1820, in cooperation with Captain John Le Breton, he had obtained a valuable lot near the Chaudière Falls on the Ottawa River; he later acquired more land there. By 1832 he was living in York near the foot of Yonge Street and had bought a lot adjacent to his residence which he was prepared to sell, at a high price. In 1840 he sought a lease for part of an island in the Ottawa River in order to erect a mill at the nearby falls.

Children: (Burleigh)

  1. Henry
  2. George, judge of the County of Hastings.
  3. Samuel
  4. Edward
  5. Charlotte
  6. Amelia, m. Dr. John King
  7. Helen


  1. 1.0 1.1 Chambers. 1903. "The Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles: A Regimental History of the Forty-Third Regiment, Active Canadian Militia". E L Ruddy. Ottawa. p45
History of Leeds and Grenville,
He died in 1850 leaving four sons and three daughters.
Henry the eldest son, at one time represented the Town of Brockville and afterwards the City of Toronto, and held the offices of Solicitor and Attorney_General.
George, his second son, represented Brockville for about twenty years. He held the offices of Receiver-General and Commissioner of Crown Lands, in the Cartier-McDonald Ministry, and retired from Parliament about the year 1863. He was in 1865, appointed Judge of the County of Hastings.
Samuel, his third son, was Registrar of the City of Toronto at the time of his death in 1867.
Edward, the fourth son, was at the time of his death, 1877, Registrar of the County of Carleton.
Charlotte, the eldest daughter, is the widow of the late Hon. John Elmsley, who was at one time a member of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada.
Amelia, the second daughter, is the widow of the late John King, MD of Toronto
Helen, the third daughter, is the widow of John Crawford, Esq., late Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Ontario, who died in the year 1875.
History of Leeds and Grenville Thad. W. H. Leavitt, Originally published in 1879, page 72
  • "Livius Peters, was born in 1777. (The name was manifestly given because of his father's attachment to his old C.O. Colonel Peters.)"

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