Colin Campbell Ferrie

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Colin Campbell Ferrie
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1st Mayor of Hamilton, Ontario
In office
Succeeded by George Sylvester Tiffany
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada for Hamilton
In office
Personal details
Born (1808-05-01)May 1, 1808
Glasgow, Scotland
Died November 9, 1856(1856-11-09) (aged 48)
Hamilton, Upper Canada
Resting place Hamilton Cemetery
Spouse(s) Catherine Beasley (1836)
Relations Adam Ferrie, father
Richard Beasley, father-in-law

Colin Campbell Ferrie (May 1, 1808[1] – November 9, 1856) was a Canadian merchant, banker, and politician.

Born in Glasgow, the son of Adam Ferrie and Rachel Campbell, he came to Montreal from Scotland in 1824 to work in new wholesale and forwarding company belonging to his father. By 1829, Colin, his brother Adam and his father had joined forces to supply and run a store in Hamilton, Upper Canada, under the name of Colin Ferrie and Company. He married Catherine Beasley in 1836, and they had two sons.

From 1829 to 1833, additional stores were opened in places such as Brantford, Preston, Nelson, Dundas, and Waterloo. A founder of the Gore Bank, Ferrie was its second president from 1839 until his death in 1856. He was the first mayor of Hamilton and served in 1847.[2] Ferrie also represented Hamilton in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1836 to 1841.

He died in Hamilton, Canada West in 1856 and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.


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  2. ^ Bailey, Thomas Melville (1981). Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875). W.L. Griffin Ltd. p. 143.