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Sir William Mulock 1843-1944

Sir William Mulock 1843-1944

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Sir William Osler 1849-1919

Photo from Google Street View ©2018 Google - Posted April, 2018

Sir William Mulock 1843-1944

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Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
In Bond Head, on the west side of Road 27
just south of Road 88, street number 2892

Coordinates: N 44 05.257 W 79 40.534


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Plaque Text

William Mulock was born in Bond Head where his father practised medicine. He graduated from the University of Toronto 1863 and was called to the Bar in 1867. A strong proponent of university federation. Mulock served his Alma Mater successfully as Senator and Vice-Chancellor 1873-1900 and became Chancellor in 1924. First elected to the House of Commons in 1882, he was Postmaster General in the Laurier cabinet 1896-1905. There he introduced Imperial penny postage, the trans-Pacific cable and far-reaching labour legislation. Knighted in 1902, Sir William was Chief Justice of Ontario 1923-1926.

Another plaque at this location
Sir William Osler 1849-1919



Bradford West Gwillimbury Plaques

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> Posted November 14, 2012
My name is Marion Wright. My grandmother's name was Ann Mulock Wright and my father Professor Charles Mulock Wright. I have in my possession the booklet of the complimentary luncheon given to The Right Honourable Sir William Mulock at the Empire Club of Canada in Toronto, Thursday, February the Thirteenth, Nineteen Hundred and Thirty. He was 86 years old at the time.
Marion Wright dmsandybay@sympatico.ca

> Posted February 21, 2011
My husband's mother's family has some connection to the Mulock's. I wish I had been able to find out more when she was alive although I'm not sure she knew as it may have been before she was born in 1912. I am guessing that perhaps her grandmother Mary Ann (Pye) Holmes may have worked for the Mulock family in Newmarket but how would one find that out unless she was living in the family home and would be part of the census of their home. Perhaps she worked on the farm he had? Again, I am only guessing. I have a picture which I think may be of Sir William at an early adult age. The picture is damaged and the top of his head from the eyes up is covered. The print at the bottom is partly gone but what I can see is ...umb Newmarket O...(presumably Ontario). Any tips or information welcomed.
Marilyn coxemilt@iprimus.ca

> Posted November 18, 2010
William played as Captain of the University club in the earliest documented football game at U of T. The game was played in Queen's Park on Nov 9th, 1861 making it the earliest known football game, the birthplace of football.

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