James Baby

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James Baby
Date: 1810
Type(s): Photograph
Physical Description: b&w; reproduction (20x25 cm; c. 1965) of painting
Identifier(s): Acc. No. 13-012, Box 11, 3534 PP
Source: Walkerville Times Collection
Notes: c. 1810; James Baby (baptized Jacques) was born in Detroit in 1763; he was a wealthy merchant, landowner, judge, and politician. During the War of 1812 he led the militia from Sandwich to Amherstburg; his family was forced to flee when the invading American army entered Sandwich on July 13th, 1812 and ransacked his house. He served as a member of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada for Sandwich from 1792 until his death in 1833. He was also appointed Inspector General (Treasurer) of Upper Canada in 1815.
Subject(s): Baby, James
Place(s): Sandwich (Ontario)
Windsor (Ontario)
Detroit (Michigan)
Essex County (Ontario)
Rights: Permission needed
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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