Short, Edward, 1806-1871

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Short, Edward, 1806-1871

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Edward Short was born in Bristol (England) on 10 June 1806. He is the son of John Quirk Short and the grandson of Reverend Robert Quirk Short, Anglican minister of Trois-Rivières. He married Ann Brown on 7 May 1839 in Sherbrooke. He was the father of seven children (two sons and five daughters). He was called to the bar on 12 October 1826 after studying law in turn in Trois-Rivières and Montreal. He settled in Sherbrooke in 1830 to practice law with Ebenezer Peck and later with his brother John Short. Before, he practised in Montreal, Trois-Rivières and Quebec city. In December 1851, he became Deputy of the town of Sherbrooke. He became Judge of the Superior Court of Lower Canada (District of St. Francis) on 12 November 1852, a function he occupied until is death. He also sat on the Seigneurial Court created in 1854. Edward Short died in Sherbrooke on 5 June 1871.

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