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The Hon. Archibald McLean


Individual Report for Archibald George McLean

Individual Summary:

Archibald George McLean

Sex:

Male

Father:

Neil McLean

Mother:

Isabella Macdonell

Individual Facts:

Military Service:

Abt. 1776 ; Ensign, 84th [Royal Highland Emigrant] Regt

Residence:

Bet. 1791–1837 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

Birth:

05 Apr 1791 in St. Andrew's West, Cornwall Twp, Stormont, Ontario,

Baptism:

Canada

23 May 1791 ; Williamstown. J. Bethune officiating. In Williamstown.

Education:

Bet. 1803–1812 ; Taught by John Strachan at Cornwall

Occupation:

1808

; Admitted to Bar

Education:

1809

; Studied law in York (Toronto) with Attorney-General William Firth

Military Service:

1812

; Was present at Queenston, where he was severely wounded.

Military Service:

Bet. 1812–1814 ; Wounded at Queenston Heights, his life was despaired

due to delays inremoving the ball, for several months he could not return to

Military Service:

his duty

Abt. 1812 ; At Queenston Heights, John Macdonell (Greenfield) called out

Military Service:

to Archibald "Archy, help me" when shot.

18 May 1812 ; Captain, 3rd Reg't, York Militia

Military Service:

1813

; At York during theAmerican invasion, he carried the colours of the

3rdYork Militia to a place of safety, in the woods behind Mr. McGills home,

Military Service:

where they were buried, & he escaped to Kingston

Abt. 1813 ; Present at York (Toronto) when taken by the Americans, on

which occasion he saved the colours of his Regiment from falling into the

Elected:

hands of the enemy

Bet. 1814–1816 ; County Registrar for Glengarry

Elected:

Bet. 1814–1823 ; County Registrar for Dundas

Elected:

Bet. 1814–1837 ; County Registrar for Stormont

Occupation:

1815

; Called to the Bar, Began practice as Barrister & Attorney in

Occupation:

theEastern District (practised in Cornwall).

1815

; Barrister/Attorney Eastern District

Elected:

1816

; Under the Common School Act of 1816, Donald McDonell and Archd

Occupation:

McLean,M.P., composed the Board of Education

1817

; Went by stage to Pentaguishene, and thence by canoe to Fort Garry,

now Winnipeg, as legal adviser to the North West Company., which he

represented when Lord Selkirk was arrested under a warrant issued from

Appointed:

Montrιal. The Party suffered much.

Bet. 1817–1837 ; Registrar of the Surrogate court

Elected:

1820

; When Stormont became a 2 member riding, Vankoughnets colleague

Elected:

at theProvincial Assembly was Archibald McLean.

Bet. 1820–1834 ; MLA, Member for Stormont County

General:

1827

; It was to Hugh Urquhart that the trustees of the new St.

John's Presbyterian Church in Cornwall turned in 1827. The call to Urquhart,

signed by Neil and Archibald McLean, John McDonald and Dr. Ambrose

Military Service:

Blacklock, fell on receptive ears.

01 Apr 1827 ; Colonel, 1st Regiment Stormont Militia in 1838

Religion:

Bet. 01 Jul 1827–19 Jun 1831 ; Clerk of Kirk Session, Clerk pro tempore

Religion:

01 Jul 1827 ; Ordained as Elder of Kirk Session, St. John's Church,

Elected:

Cornwall

1830

; In Stormont, Archibald McLean was re-elected. At the 1st session

ofthe Eleventh Parliament, Mr. McLean, one of the Stormont members, was

elected Speaker by a majority of 12 in a house of less than 50.

Elected:

1834 ; At the election held in that year, Archibald McLean, who

had represented the county for several years, was elected member for the

town by acclamation. He served until 1836, when the House having been

Elected:

dissolved, a new election was held

1834 ; Archibald McLean the tory candidate, trailed thirteen votes

behind Macdonell, thus losing the county seat, but he had the consolation of

Elected:

taking the new seat for the town of Cornwall uncontested.

1834 ; The hustings were erected on Lot 11, on the north side of

Secondstreet, in full view of the houses of two of the candidates, viz: that of

Archd. McLean, on lot 8, north side of First St. and that of Dd AE McDonell,

Elected:

on lot No. 18, north side of Fourth St.

Bet. 1834–1836 ; Member for Town of Cornwall

Elected:

21 Apr 1834 ; Board of Police Cornwall. The four elected members met on

the 21st of April, and unanimously chose Archibald McLean as the 5th

Elected:

member. At their next meeting Mr. McLean was chosen president.

1836 ; Mr. McLean was returned for the county.

Elected:

Bet. 1836–1837 ; Member for Stormont County

Military Service:

1837 ; Present at Lundy's Lane, where he was taken prisoner, being

Military Service:

detained until the close of the war.

1837 ; Commanded the left wing of the force by which the rebels

Occupation:

threateningToronto were defeated and dispersed.

1837 ; Raised to the Bench

Residence:

1837 in On being called to the Bench in 1837 hecame with his family to

Military Service:

Toronto, arriving about a month before the breaking out of the rebellion

Bet. 1837–1838 ; Served as officer in Militia during 1837-1838 rebellion.

Residence:

Bet. 1837–1865 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Military Service:

Aft. 1837 ; Sent with dispatches to the British Minister at Washington, in

which service he was exposed to great danger from the American

Military Service:

"Sympathizers"

1838

Occupation:

1846 ; Treasurer for Eastern District

Awards:

24 May 1855 ; Chief Justice McLean laid the corner-stone of the

Sandwich Court-house, and was presented with a silver trowel by a "brother

Scot," the contractor, Mr. Alexander Mackenzie, since Premier of the

Residence:

Dominion.

1861 in Toronto, York, Canada West, Canada

Occupation:

1862 ; Became Chief Justice of Upper Canada

Occupation:

1863 ; President of the Court of Appeal

Death:

24 Oct 1865 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Burial:

Abt. 24 Oct 1865 in Necropolis, Toronto, Ontario

Quote:

When shot, John Madonell of Greenfield at Queenston Heights, called out

Property:

"Archy, help me!"

Granted 1,400 acres plus a town lot in Cornwall. Bought 400 acres[plus

UEL:

1,600 acres in Loyalist rights]

Relationship:

Seven children

Residence:

Among the first settlers of the Royal Townships, along the St. Lawrence.

Residence:

On the South side of First street, the dwelling house of Archibald McLean

Religion:

(Chief Justive McLean) stood on lot 8 (Cornwall)

Presbyterian (Church of Scotland)

Title:

Hon., Col.

Source:is

His Portrait in McGillivray Album Collection, National Archives,

Military Service:

Ottawa1860-1870

Assistant quartermaster general of militia

Military Service:

late Incorporated Militia

Military Service:

Continuity of military service within families, exemplified by the rival family

claims of Donald Aeneas Macdonell and Archibald McLean, was as might

Military Service:

be expected, a recurring phenomenon.

Captain, Volunteer Incorporated Militia Battn. (HP)

Military Service:

Served on for Eastern District, Permanent board Militia Pensions

Military Service:

See Duncan Cameron Rolls. Archibald Lieutenant on the 3rd Reg't ofYork

Military Service:

Commanded incorporated Militia at Lundy's Lane where he was

Occupation:

detained,part of the time in close confinement, until the end of the war.

On the north side of First Street, on lot 6 stood a small frame building, used

as an office by Archibald McLean up to 1837, when he was raised to the

Occupation:

Bench

Lawyer, Public Servant

Persona:

Was a man of remarkable & commanding presence; tall, straight,

and well-formed in person, with a pleasant, handsome face, & a courteous

manner, he looked & was every yr a gentleman

Nickname:

"Archy"

Occupation:

Judge, Chief Justice

Shared Facts:

Joan MacPherson

Relationship ID:

40279

Children:

Duncan Cameron McLean

Archibald George McLean

John Neil McLean

Isabella McLean

Thomas Alexander McLean

Mary Jane McLean

Catherine Jesse McLean

Neil McLean

Elizabeth McLean

              Archibald MacLean

              Archibald

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