Person:William Riddell (1)

Honourable William Renwick Riddell
d.17 Feb 1945 Canada
m. EITHER 1836 OR 1838
  1. Francis W Riddell1839 -
  2. Mary Riddell1840 - 1936
  3. Isobella Riddell1842 - 1931
  4. Walter R Riddell1844 - Abt 1931
  5. Elizabeth Riddell1846 - 1921
  6. John Riddell1848 -
  7. James Riddell1850 -
  8. Honourable William Renwick Riddell1852 - 1945
  9. Dr. George Riddell1854 - 1905
  10. Herbert Riddle1856 - 1860
  11. Jessie Riddell1856 -
  12. Dr. Robert Riddell1859 - 1938
m. 5 Mar 1884
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][7][8] Honourable William Renwick Riddell
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][9] 6 Apr 1852 Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Education[6] From 1857 to 1870 Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, CanadaCobourg Grammar School. estimated years
Education[6] From 1871 to 1878 Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, CanadaVictoria College, BA (1874) BSc (1877) LLB (1878)
Other[6] 1883 He won the Law Society of Upper Canada's gold medal and in 1883 was called to the bar. He started a law practice in Cobourg, and in 1893 he moved to Toronto. In 1891 he was elected as a "bencher" of the Law Society. In 1898 he became a QC (Queen's Counsel.)
Marriage 5 Mar 1884 Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canadato Anna Esther Crossen
Census[10] 20 Apr 1891 Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Census[9] 31 Mar 1901 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
Death[1][2][4][5] 17 Feb 1945 Canada
Burial[5][1] Cobourg Union Cemetery, Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Reference Number? Q8017485?

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William Renwick Riddell (6 April 185218 February 1945) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and historian.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Family Tree, in Renwick, Donna. Descendants of Walter Riddell. (Sept 7, 2005).

    William Renwick Riddle b: 06 Apr 1852 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canadad: 01 Feb 1945 in Canada

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Biographical info, in Quebec History Encyclopedia - Biographies: Biographies of Prominent Quebec and Canadian Historical Figures / Biographies de Québécois et de Canadiens éminents.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Marriage Registration, in Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives of Ontario)

    William Renwick Riddell & Anna Esther Crossen
    Name:William Renwick Riddell
    Birth Place:Canada
    Estimated birth year:abt 1852
    Father Name:Walter Riddell
    Mother Name:Mary Riddell
    Spouse Name:Anna Esther Crossen
    Spouse's Age:21
    Spouse Estimated Birth Year:abt 1863
    Spouse Birth Place:Canada
    Spouse Father Name:James Crossen
    Spouse Mother Name:Margaret Crossen
    Marriage Date:5 Mar 1884
    Marriage Place:Northumberland
    Marriage County:Northumberland
    Family History Library Microfilm:MS932_47

  4. William Renwick Riddell - summary of his service, in Ontario Courts - Former judges of the superior courts.

    Former judges of the superior courts
    1906-1913 King's Bench
    1913-1925 High Court of Justice
    1925-1931 2nd Division Appellate Division
    1931-1945 Court of Appeal

  5. 5.0 5.1 Excerpts from Union Cemetery (Non-Denominational) Gravestone Transcript.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Biographical info, in Marsh, James H, and Hurtig Publishers. The Canadian encyclopedia. (Edmonton [Alberta]: Hurtig Publishers, c1988).
  7. Biographical info & Photo, in Light, Lens & Heart exhibit - Peterborough Ontario Museum and Archive
    Honourable William Renwick Riddell.

    Honourable William Renwick Riddell

    Born in Cobourg, Ontario, William Riddell (1852-1945) was one of twelve children. He worked as a teacher in Ottawa until graduating from university, and then as a Doctor’s Apprentice. William married Anna Crossen.

    Riddell next pursued a career in law and was called to the bar in 1883. His distinguished career included law practices in Toronto and Cobourg, and election to the Bench of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He was designated Queen’s Council (1899), appointed Justice to the Supreme Court of Ontario (1906), and was appointed to the Appeals Division of the Supreme Court of Ontario (1925).

    The Honourable Riddell was also a published historian.

    1915, No.1209

  8. Todd, Herbert George. Armory and lineages of Canada: comprising the lineage of prominent and pioneer Canadians with descriptions and illustrations of their coat of armor, orders of knighthood, or other official insignia . (New York: Todd, Herbert George, Editor, 1913).

    (a cadet of Riddell of that ilk, Roxburghshire, Scotland), born Township of Hamilton, U. C., April 6. 1852; educated at Collegiate Institute, Cobourg, Ont., and Victoria University; B. A. (1874); B. Sc. (1876); LL. B. (1878); many years senator of Victoria University, and, since federation, of the University of Toronto; L. H. D. (Hon.) Syracuse University; LL. D. (Hon.) Lafayette College (1912). Called to the bar, 1883; elected Bencher of the Law Society, U. C. (1892); and then continuously until elevation to the Bench; created Q. C, 1900; Justice of King's Bench Division. High Court of Justice for Ontario. 1906; Supreme Court of Ontario. Appellate Division, 1913. Honorary member Bar Associations of Missouri. New York. Iowa, &c., and of Canadian Societies of New York and Philadelphia. F. R. Hist. Soc. ; F. B. S. Edin. Honorary Colonel in Militia of Canada. (*)

    Married, 1884, Anna Hester Kirsop, youngest daughter of James and Margaret (Hayden) Crossen of Cobourg. Ont.
    Clubs: York Club. Ontario Jockey Club (Toronto).
    Residence: 109 St. George St., Toronto.


    The Hon. William Renwick Riddell is fifth son of

    Walter Riddell (1814-1904). born Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire. Scotland, died Cobourg. Ont.; married, 1838, Mary (1818-1906), born Annandale, Dumfriesshire (daughter of Walter Renwick, born 1783. of "Cleugh Brae," Parish of Johnston, Dumfriesshire, and his wife, Mary Weal of Gretna, born 1792), son of

    Francis Scott Riddell, born 1780. and his wife, Elizabeth Martin, born 1777.

    Arms (subject to differencing) : Argent, a chevron gules between three ears of rye slipped and bladed proper.

    Crest: A demi-greyhound proper.

    Motto: "I hope to share."

    * See Morgan's "Canadian Men and Women of the Time"

  9. 9.0 9.1 Wm R Riddell household, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Library and Archives Canada)
    ON TORONTO (West/Ouest) (City/Cité) (#118) Subdistrict: Ward/Quartier No. 4 B-37 Page 4, 31 Mar 1901.

    36 24 Riddell William R. M Head M Apr 6 1852 49 Ont r Barrister
    37 24 Riddell Anne H. F Wife M Apr 18 1863 38 Ont u
    38 24 Roberts Annie A. F Housemaid S Aug 7 1878 23 Ont r
    39 24 Roach Nellie F Parlour Maid S May 21 1878 23 Ont u
    40 24 Lewis Jennie F Cook S Jan 24 1870 31 Ont u

  10. William Ridell household, in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. 1891 Census of Canada
    20 Apr 1891 .

    enumerated as a barrister. They had two domestics within their household, one of which was 12 years old.

    Name: William Ridell
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Age: 39
    Birthplace: Ontario
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Religion: Free Church
    French Canadian: No
    Father's Birth Place: Scotland
    Mother's Birth Place: Scotland
    Province: Ontario
    District Number: 99
    District: Northumberland West
    Subdistrict: Cobourg

    William Ridell 39
    Anna Ridell 25
    Clara Smith 22
    Bridget Ford 12

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