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Last Fatal Duel 1833

Last Fatal Duel 1833

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Last Fatal Duel 1833

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Perth
On the northeast corner of Craig Street and Wilson Street East
1 block south of Gore Street East

Coordinates: N 44 53.789 W 76 14.833


Plaque Text

Here died the victim of the last fatal duel fought in this province, June 13, 1833. Two law students and former friends, John Wilson and Robert Lyon, quarrelled over remarks made by the latter concerning a local school teacher, Elizabeth Hughes. The dispute was aggravated by the prompting of Lyon's second, Henry Le Lievre, a bellicose army veteran. Lyon was killed in the second exchange of shots, while Wilson was acquitted of a charge of murder, married Miss Hughes, and became a member of parliament and a judge.


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Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted January 8, 2010
Read David Mulhollands book Duel taken from a manuscript of some one who was involved with the duel and was written 50 years after Robert Lyons death it really puts a twist on what really happened and what Henery Le lievre's part really was.

> Posted March 27, 2009
yeah I think why people are so interested in this topic is what happened to henri le levier....

> Posted February 2, 2009
I think that this web site needs more information about "Henery Le Lievre", and what he has to do with the last fatal duel.

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