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A Matter of Honour


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"A Matter of Honour" is a film directed by Steven R. Cole, based on real events and the short story written by Susan Code.

In 1833 John Wilson and Robert Lyon fought the last fatal duel in Upper Canada. Some say the duel was fought for the love of Elizabeth Hughes, but there is more to the story than that.

Almost forgotten was the true culprit, a french man named Henri Lelievre, who meddled in the dispute, fanning the flames and pushing the idea of a duel.

Photo by Kelly Jones, 1997
(Left - right) : Henri Lelievre, Dr. Hamilton,
Robert Lyon, Simon Robertson, John Wilson.
In the end, Lyon was dead, fatally wounded in the second duel attempt. John Wilson and Simon Fraser Robertson were arrested for the murder of Robert Lyon and stood trial in Brockville, Ontario two months later. Acting in their own defence, they were found not "not guilty" by the jury.

John Wilson married Elizabeth Hughes in 1835 and they had three children together. Wilson went on to become a successful lawyer, judge and Member of Parliment. He died June 3rd, 1869, thirty-six years after the duel. Elizabeth Hughes lived until 1904, dying at the age of ninety-three.

The filming of "A Matter of Honour" took place between June 23 and July 1, 1997 in Perth, Ontario. The cast and crew were made up of volunteers from the Perth area as well as two students from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.

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