Robert Isaac Dey Gray

Lawyer, Judge

1772 – 1804

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Who was Robert Isaac Dey Gray?

Robert Isaac Dey Gray was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada.

He was probably born in New York, but came to Canada with his parents at the beginning of the American Revolution. He studied law and was called to the bar in 1794. In 1795, he became Solicitor General for the province. He became a district court judge for the Home District in 1796.

He was elected to the 2nd Parliament of Upper Canada representing Stormont and the 3rd and 4th Parliament of Upper Canada representing Stormont and Russell.

He assumed the duties of the attorney general after the death of John White in 1800 until Thomas Scott arrived in 1801.

On October 7, 1804, he left York aboard the HMS Speedy to prosecute a murder case at the district town for the Newcastle District. The ship sunk off Presqu'ile Point in a storm on Lake Ontario and all hands were lost.

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Born
1772
Nationality
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Oct 8, 1804
Newcastle District

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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