Canadian History Dictionary Somerville Alexander 1811-1885 Born In Scotland Served In The
regular army. Came to Canada, 1858. Took up newspaper work; for...
Also known as the Governor's Road. Built by Governor
Cochrane Thomas 1777-1804 Born In Nova Scotia A Member Of The
English bar. Chief-justice of the Supreme Court of Prince Edwar...
Bib : Dent Can Por Read Lives Of The Judges
Howe Joseph 1804-1873 Joseph Howe Era Born At Halifax 1804 1 His Father
John Howe, a United Empire Loyalist, 1, 2; his Southampton spee...
(Sir James Douglas era) Built by Hudson's Bay Company, outpost ...
La Peltrie Marie Madeleine De Nee De Chauvigny Daughter Of The
Seigneur de Vaubougon, in Normandy; married early in life, and ...
Allan Sir Hugh 1810-1882 Founder Of The Allan Line Of Steamships
Came to Canada from Scotland, 1826, and in 1831 entered the shi...
Head Sir Francis Bond 1793-1875 Served In Royal Engineers At
Waterloo; travelled in South America, 1825-1826; appointed
Bib : Kingsford Early Canals Merritt Biography Of W H
Merritt; Matheson, Welland Canal (Women's Can. Hist. Soc. Trans...
Chartier De Lotbiniere Eustache Gaspard Michel
(Lord Dorchester era) Advised in
connection with question of C...
Simpson Miss Mary
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Nelson's admiration for, 244.
Toronto Alliance Society
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Sympathizes with Lower Canada, 327...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Mackenzie's brother-in-law, 482; h...
Index : William Lyon Mackenzie Era Elected Speaker 1831 170 Bib : Read Lives Of The
Pioneer fur trader in the West. When the French
Ontario Boundary Dispute
(Sir John A Macdonald era) Began in 1871, 254; arbitration
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Reports legislative debates, 106; ...
Aylesworth Sir Allen Bristol 1854- Born In Newburgh Ontario
Educated at Newburgh High School and at the University of Toron...
Anse Des Meres
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Frigates stationed at, 87; British vesse...
Draper William Henry 1801-1877 Born In London England In His
youth ran away to sea and served on an East Indiaman. Came to Canada in
1821 and taught school at Port Hope; subsequently studied law and began
practice at York. Elected to Assembly of Upper Canada for city of
Toronto in 1836, and made a member of the Executive Council. During the
Rebellion of 1837 acted as aide-de-camp to the lieutenant-governor. In
March, 1837, became solicitor-general, and in 1840 promoted to office of
attorney-general. After the union of the provinces retained in the
Executive Council as attorney-general of Upper Canada. It fell to his
lot to pilot the ministry through the stormy debates of the first
session, and to resist the attacks of Baldwin, Hincks, and their
fellow-Reformers. In September, 1842, saw the necessity of resigning and
gave way in order that the La Fontaine-Baldwin ministry might be formed.
In 1843 appointed to the Legislative Council, where he led the
opposition. On the resignation of the La Fontaine-Baldwin ministry in
December, 1843, accepted office with Viger, and in the exciting election
held in the autumn of 1844 obtained a bare majority for the new
ministry. In January, 1845, resigned his seat in the Legislative Council
and elected to the Assembly for London. An unsuccessful attempt to
secure the support of the French-Canadian Reform section discredited him
with the Tories of Upper Canada, and in May, 1847, withdrew from the
Cabinet, and shortly afterwards resigned his seat in the Assembly.
Appointed puisne judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for Upper Canada,
and in 1856 made chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas. In July,
1863, succeeded Archibald McLean as chief justice of Upper Canada, and
in 1869 appointed president of the Court of Error and Appeal. Continued
to act in this position until his death. =Index=: (Sir John A Macdonald era) Joins Metcalfe's
administration, 19; seeks seat in Assembly, 23-24; his administration,
24; recommends Macdonald for office of commissioner of crown lands, 26;
accepts judgeship and withdraws from public life, 27-28; commissioner to
represent Canada before Hudson's Bay Committee, 1857, 83. (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Appointed
attorney-general, Upper Canada, 1841, 76; his previous career, 77; his
character, 77; Baldwin's attitude to, 80; pledged to support the
administration, 81; succeeds in carrying on government, 85; in
discussion as to speakership, 88; his public policy, 90; defines his
position on question of responsible government, 91-92, 94; his nickname
of "Sweet William," 92; his successful policy, 95; difficulties with
French-Canadians, 96-97; realizes need for reconstruction of ministry,
115, 122; resigns office, 123; reads Bagot's letter to La Fontaine in
the Assembly, 124; his speech in the Assembly, Sept. 13, 1842, 127;
resigns, 132; appointed to Legislative Council, 177; opposes transfer of
capital to Montreal, 183; opposes Baldwin's University Bill, 197;
supports Metcalfe, 212; executive councillor, 216; referred to in George
Brown's speech, 224; visits Lower Canada, and reports to Metcalfe on
political situation, 236-263; forms ministry, 246; attorney-general for
Upper Canada, 247; secures narrow majority in elections, 1844, 250-251;
his political dexterity, 253-255; his University Bill, 256; his scheme
for obtaining French-Canadian support, 258-235; his policy, 266-267; his
government dying, 276; resigns and becomes puisne judge of Court of
Queen's Bench, 276; his University Bill, 293; his municipal legislation,
299; his Indemnification Bill of 1845, 307-308. (Lord Sydenham era) Solicitor-general,
introduces Union resolution in Upper Canada Legislative Assembly, 206,
213; brings in bill for settlement of Clergy Reserves question, 245;
made attorney-general, 252; appointed to same office under Union, 283.
(George Brown Era) Becomes Metcalfe's chief adviser, 20; Globe criticizes his attempt
to form a coalition, 27. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Forms ministry, 17. (Lord Elgin era) Acknowledges
necessity of bringing French-Canadians into Cabinet, 31; forms ministry
under Lord Metcalfe, 35; his retirement, 43. (Egerton Ryerson era) Ryerson's public
letters to, 100, 120; in the Metcalfe controversy, 126; presents case
for King's College before Legislature, 149; his Provincial University
Bill, 153; bill defeated, 155. =Bib.=: Dent, Can. Por. and Last Forty
Years; Pope, Memoirs of Sir John A. Macdonald; Read, Lives of the
Judges. For his own writings, see Morgan, Bib. Can.
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