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HEY, William, English jurist, born in England, died there in 1797. He was appointed chief justice of" Canada, 25 September, 1766. In 1773 he proceeded to England in connection with the bill providing for the more effectual governing of the province of Quebec, and on its passage through the house of commons in 1774 gave important evidence relative to it before a special committee. By command of the Earl of Dartmouth, secretary of state for war and the colonies, he prepared a draught of a provincial ordinance to be submitted to the governor and legislative council in Canada. It provided for the re-establishment of the English laws relating to habeas corpus, trial by jury in civil cases, and the laws relative to commercial matters. Chief-Justice Hey arrived with it in Quebec in June, 1775, and in the ensuing September laid it before the council. Soon afterward he returned to England. In 1774 he was elected to parliament, but vacated his seat in 1776 on being appointed a commissioner of customs, which office he filled till his death.
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