Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Côme Séraphin Cherrier


Cherrier, Come Séraphin (1798-1885), lawyer, was born at Repentigny, Lower Canada, on July 22, 1798 , and was for many years the dean of the Quebec bar. He was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1822 (Q.C., 1842) and practised law in Montreal for over half a century. He twice declined appointment to the bench, and in 1864 he declined the chief justiceship of Lower Canada. From 1834 to 1837 he represented Montreal in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada; and he was arrested on suspicion of being implicated in the rebellion of 1837, but was released. In later life he became wealthy, and was for many years president of the Banque du Peuple. He died at Montreal on April 10, 1885 . In 1834 he married the widow of Jean Coursol, of the Hudson's Bay Company, and mother of the Hon. C. J. Coursol; and by her he had two daughters. See H. Merrier, Conférence sur C. S. Cherrier (Montreal, 1885), and L. O. David, Biographies et portraits (Montreal, 1876).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 44.


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