Uniacke Richard John 1753-1830 Born At Castletown County Cork

Ireland. Emigrated to the West Indies, 1773; went from there to

Philadelphia the following year; and induced by Moses Delesdernier, who

was interested in the settlement of certain lands near Fort Cumberland,

to come to Nova Scotia. In 1776 arrested as a sympathizer with the

rebellious colonists; pardoned, and returned to Ireland, where he

studied law. Returned to Nova Scotia in 1781, and admitted to the bar

the same year; appointed solicitor-general, 1782. Entered House of

Assembly as member for Sackville, 1783, and from the beginning took an

active part in public affairs. Chosen Speaker, 1789. Appointed

attorney-general, 1797, and held the office until the time of his death.

Again Speaker, 1799. Appointed to the Council, 1808. Died at Mount

Uniacke. =Bib.=: Power, Richard John Uniacke (N. S. Hist. Soc.

Coll., vol. 9); Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia.