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Chartres Brew

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Chartres Brew
Born(1815-12-31)31 December 1815
Died31 May 1870(1870-05-31) (aged 54)
Occupation(s)Policeman, judge, gold commissioner
Years active1858-1870
Known forResolving the Grouse Creek War

Chartres Brew (31 December 1815 – 31 May 1870) was a Gold commissioner, Chief Constable and judge in the Colony of British Columbia, later a province of Canada.

Brew's name was conferred on two mountain summits in British Columbia, both named Mount Brew. The higher one at 2,891 m (9,485 ft) is located just south of the Fraser Canyon town of Lillooet, and which is the second-highest in the Lillooet Ranges after Skihist Mountain. The other is just east of Likely, British Columbia in the Cariboo district, 2,057 m (6,749 ft), adjacent to Quesnel Lake.

Sign in Cahir, Ireland, marking a house where Brew lived while subinspector of police.


  • Ormsby, Margaret. "Chartres Brew." In Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. IX. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1976, 81-3.

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