Robert Isaac Dey Gray

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

The Honourable Justice

Robert Isaac Dey Gray
2nd Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada
In office
1798–1801
Preceded byJohn White
Succeeded byAngus Macdonell
Personal details
Born1772
New York
Died1804 (aged 31–32)
Off Newcastle District in Lake Ontario
NationalityBritish
OccupationSolicitor General, Judge

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 HMS Speedy to prosecute a murder case at the district town for the Newcastle District. The ship sank off Presqu'ile Point in a storm on Lake Ontario and all hands were lost.

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Preceded by
unknown
Solicitor General of Upper Canada
1795–1804
Succeeded by
D’Arcy Boulton
Preceded by
John White
Acting Attorney General of Upper Canada
1800–1801
Succeeded by
Thomas Scott