Canadian History Dictionary Rideau Canal
Built in 1826-1832, by Colonel John By, with several
(Samuel de Champlain era) A settler from La Ferte Vidame, in Th...
Island in the West Indies. (General Brock era) Revolution in, 3...
Columbia Fur Company
(Sir James Douglas era) Organized, 1822, by recruits from the N...
(Bishop Laval era) Dies a martyr, 62.
(John Graves Simcoe era) In Upper Canada, independent of the go...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) In command of Fort William Henry, 45;
Fremin Father Jacques
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit, put in charge of Richibucto
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Beckwith John A
(Tilley era) Confederate candidate in York, 108.
Reid Stuart J
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) On colonial government, 2; on Lord...
(Louis Joseph Papineau era) Criticizes Papineau for accepting m...
A town in Essex County, Ontario; first settled in 1750 by
Dunn John Henry
Came to Canada in 1820, from England.
Receiver-general and mem...
Elmsley John 1762-1805 Born In England Succeeded William Osgoode
as chief-justice of Upper Canada, 1796, and again as chief-just...
De Bonne Judge
(General Brock era) Resolution of Assembly excluding, 126.
Spragge John Godfrey 1806-1884 Born In New Cross Surrey England
Came to York with his father, 1820. Educated at the Central Sch...
Dufferin And Ava Frederick Temple Hamilton Blackwood Marquess Of
(1826-1902). British commissioner to Syria, 1860; under-secreta...
Hudson's Bay Company
Organized by a number of English gentlemen, who
sent out a tra...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Decline in production of, 107.
Gourlay Robert Fleming 1778-1863 Born In The Parish Of Ceres
Fifeshire, Scotland. Attended St. Andrews University. Took part in an
inquiry into the condition of the poor in Great Britain, and carried on
an aggressive agitation for a reform of the poor laws. Came to Canada,
1817, and settled at Kingston. Becoming convinced of the need of radical
changes in the land system of Upper Canada, attacked the administration
with so much energy that he was finally, after a grossly unfair trial,
expelled from the province. Returning to Scotland, devoted himself to
the preparation of his work on Upper Canada; lost most of his property
as the result of lawsuits; and imprisoned for a personal attack on Lord
Brougham in the lobby of the House of Commons. On his release, visited
the United States about 1836, and instrumental in dissuading Ohio
sympathizers from joining the movement under William Lyon Mackenzie. In
1842 his case brought before the Legislature of Upper Canada, and the
House decided that his arrest had been "illegal, unconstitutional and
without possibility of excuse and palliation, and the sentence declared
null and void." Did not, however, return to Canada until 1856, when he
was granted a pension of fifty pounds; this he refused because he
considered that his vindication had not been complete. Contested Oxford
County in 1860, but defeated; returned to Edinburgh, where he died.
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