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FLETCHER, John, Canadian jurist, born in Rochester, Kent, England, in 1787; died in Sherbrooke, Canada, 11 November 1844. He was educated in London, studied law, was called to the bar, and had a large practice in London before removing to Canada in 1810. On arriving there he was admitted to the Canadian bar, and was for years one of the most distinguished lawyers in the country. On the erection of the eastern townships of Lower Canada into the separate district of St. Francis in 1823, he was appointed its judge. He was also one of the justices of the court of Queen's Bench, and of the provincial court of appeals.
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