Peter O’Reilly is Stipendiary Magistrate in Langley, then Fort Hope

Peter O’Reillly is appointed stipendiary magistrate for Langley District, then Fort Hope, and then becomes high sheriff in 1859. The following year O’Reilly is also made a gold commissioner. O’Reilly serves until 1866 and is tasked with a variety of responsibilities including: hanging convicted criminals; issuing licenses; settling land and water claims; and marking boundaries, asserting British colonial control over Sto:lo territories.

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