Robinson, Justice John Beverley
Born in 1791, Justice Robinson served as Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Canada West. A respected judge, Robinson presided over the trial of James Donnelly for the murder of Patrick Farrell. James Donnelly was sentenced to hang, but Donnelly’s wife Johannah succeeded in having his sentence commuted to seven years in the Kingston Penitentiary. Robinson died in 1863.
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