Robert Isaac Dey Gray

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Robert Isaac Dey Gray
2nd Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada
In office
Preceded by John White
Succeeded by Angus Macdonell
Personal details
Born 1772
New York
Died 1804 (aged 31–32)
Off Newcastle District in Lake Ontario
Nationality British
Occupation Solicitor General, Judge

Robert Isaac Dey Gray (ca.  1772 – October 8, 1804) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada.

He was probably born in New York, but came to Canada with his parents (James Gray and Elizabeth Low) at the beginning of the American Revolution. He studied law and was called to the bar in 1794. In 1795, he became Solicitor General for the province. He became a district court judge for the Home District in 1796.

He was elected to the 2nd Parliament of Upper Canada representing Stormont and the 3rd and 4th Parliament of Upper Canada representing Stormont and Russell.

He assumed the duties of the attorney general after the death of John White in 1800 until Thomas Scott arrived in 1801.

On October 7, 1804, he left York (Toronto) aboard the HMS Speedy to prosecute a murder case at the district town for the Newcastle District. The ship sunk off Presqu'ile Point in a storm on Lake Ontario and all hands were lost.

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Preceded by
Solicitor General of Upper Canada
Succeeded by
D’Arcy Boulton
Preceded by
John White
Acting Attorney General of Upper Canada
Succeeded by
Thomas Scott