Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

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


John Fraser


Fraser, John (d. 1795), judge, was a half-pay captain of the 78th Regiment (Fraser's Highlanders) who became, after 1760, paymaster of the British troops in Montreal. He had been educated at the Jesuit College in Dousi, Flanders. In 1764 he was made a judge of the court of common pleas at Montreal ; in 1775 he was made a member of the Legislative Council of Quebec; and in 1792 a member of the Legislative Council of Lower Canada. He died in December, 1795; and a memorial of his widow, stating her husband's services, is in the Canadian Archives (Q, 75-1, p. 54).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 389. 


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College