Boulton Henry John

Son of D'Arcy Boulton; born in England, 1790.

Studied law and called to the English bar. Emigrated to Canada, 1816,

and practised in Upper Canada. In 1818 appointed solicitor-general;

attorney-general, 1829; elected to the Assembly for Niagara; removed

from attorney-generalship by colonial secretary on account of his

independent votes in Assembly, 1833; proceeded to England to vindicate

his actions; appointed chief jus
ice of Newfoundland, 1833; removed from

office, 1838, and returned to Canada. Represented town of Niagara in

Assembly, 1841-1844, and Norfolk County, 1848-1851. =Index=: (William Lyon Mackenzie era)

Solicitor-general, reprimanded, 152-153; dismissed from office of

attorney-general, 232; threatens rebellion, 233; chief justice of

Newfoundland, 235. (Lord Elgin era) Responsible for amendment of Union Act, 123. (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era)

Removed from office of attorney-general, 16; in Clergy Reserves debate,

349. =Bib.=: Short Sketch of Upper Canada. For biog., see Morgan,

Cel. Can.