John Godfrey Spragge

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John Godfrey Spragge
Hon. John Godfrey Spragge - Osgoode Hall - Toronto, Canada - DSC00466.jpg
Chief Justice of Ontario
In office
Preceded byThomas Moss
Succeeded byJohn Hawkins Hagarty
Personal details
BornSeptember 6, 1806
New Cross, Lewisham, England
Died20 April 1884(1884-04-20) (aged 77)
Toronto, Ontario

John Godfrey Spragge (September 6, 1806 – April 20, 1884) was a Canadian lawyer and judge.

Born in New Cross, Lewisham, England, he emigrated to Upper Canada in 1820 with his father, Joseph Spragge. He was called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1828 and practised law in York (now Toronto). In May 1881, he was appointed chief justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario (the title was changed later in the year to chief justice of Ontario). He served until his death in 1884.[1]


  1. ^ Brian H. Morrison. "John Godfrey Spragge". Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 11. University of Toronto/Université Laval. Retrieved 2015-07-28.