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 Francis Bond Head - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada in 1836 in an attempt by the British government to appease the reformers in the colony, such as William Lyon Mackenzie, who wanted responsible government.
Sir Francis Bond Head (1 January 1793 – 20 July 1875) was Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada during the Rebellion of 1837.
Bond Head left Canada and never returned to politics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Francis_Bond_Head   (307 words)

  
 Upper Canada People
Judge of the Superior Court of Lower Canada, 1855-1863; assistant judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for Quebec, 1863-1864; puisne judge of the same Court, 1866- 1874.
Governor-general of Canada (as Marquis of Lorne), 1878-1883.
From 1831 - 1837 Lieutenant governor of New Brunswick.
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 Lieutenant-Governor - Canadian History
When Sir Guy Carleton was sent out to Canada in 1766, he was appointed merely lieutenant-governor, because General Murray still retained his commission of governor; but when he was made governor in 1768, the change of title made little difference in his powers.
Until 1927 the official designation of lieutenant-governor of the provinces of Canada was merely "His Honour"; but in 1927, at the time of the jubilee of Confederation, an order-in-council was passed conferring on them the designation of "The Honourable".
Canada to denote a representative of the Crown governing a district or province under the supervision of a governor-in-chief.
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/encyclopedia/Lieutenant-Governor-CanadianHistory.htm   (296 words)

  
 List of Lieutenant Governors of Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Governors of Quebec from the Conquest to the creation of Lower Canada
After Richard Downes Jackson, the Lieutenant Governors were also simultaneously Governors General.
Lower Canada was created out of the eastern part of Quebec by the Constitutional Act of 1791.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Lieutenant_Governors_of_Quebec   (296 words)

  
 Thomas Talbot (Upper Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He emigrated to Canada in 1791, where he became personal secretary to John Graves Simcoe, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada.
Talbot's abuse of power was a contributing factor in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837.
In 1800 he received a grant of 5,000 acres (20 km²) near what is now Port Talbot, and eventually was given responsibility for settling 65,000 acres (263 km²) of land on the north shore of Lake Erie, today's counties of Elgin, Essex, Haldimand, Kent, Middlesex and Norfolk.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thomas_Talbot_(Upper_Canada)   (230 words)

  
 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- VAN DIEMAN'S LAND
As lieutenant governor of the convict colony, Arthur's word was law and while the penal complex was within his "iron grip," he established a reputation as a man whose manner was "most tyrannical, arbitrary and capricious."
Following the trials in Upper Canada of those who were sentenced to transportation, political prisoners were fettered and manacled in readiness for their removal to the Yonge Street wharf for shipment to Kingston, where they were imprisoned for a time at Fort Henry.
If Upper Canada's rebellion exhibited aspects of farcical comedy, its consequences for convicted rebels was acute tragedy.
www.uppercanadahistory.ca /tt/tt11.html   (1515 words)

  
 Sir John Colborne - Quebec History
In 1825 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Guernsey, and in 1829 lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada.
He administered the affairs of Upper Canada with much prudence under several colonial secretaries until, 1836, when he was allowed to retire.
In 1835, however, he had been appointed commander-in-chief of the forces in Canada ; and it fell to him therefore, to deal with the rebellions of 1837 and 1838.
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/encyclopedia/SirJohnColborne-QuebecHistory.htm   (374 words)

  
 Upper Canada College
Upper Canada College, TORONTO, Ont, was founded in 1829 by the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, Sir John COLBORNE.
For 170 years graduates from Upper Canada College have made vital contributions to Canada and the world.
It is an independent college that comprises 2 schools and provides boys from age 6 to 18 with an advanced academic program based on the liberal arts.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0008269   (292 words)

  
 Simcoe, John Graves
In 1791 Simcoe was appointed LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR of Upper Canada [Ontario].
First lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (born on February 25, 1752, at Cotterstock, England; died on October 26, 1806, at Exeter, England).
Simcoe went on to be governor of Santo Domingo in the Caribbean (1797) and later of the Western District of England.
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 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- UPPER CANADA'S LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORS AND THE COLONIAL OFFICE
When Governor Gore promptly appointed his own secretary to this position, people in the province were disappointed, for they knew the governor would exercise close control over the agent, monitor his actions and interpret his reports to suit the interests of the governor and not necessarily those of the colony.
Governors were selected, not because of any special aptitude for or knowledge about the colony, but for reasons usually unrelated to the interests of the colony to which they were being sent.
Military governors had few political or diplomatic skills, and they held the extreme views of their aristocratic Tory class which was that the finer things in life should be only for those with prestige, property and influence.
www.uppercanadahistory.ca /pp/pp5.html   (5889 words)

  
 Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The capital of Canada is the city of Ottawa, where the nation's parliament is located, as is the residence of the Governor General, who represents the country's ceremonial head of state, Queen Elizabeth II.
Every province also has figurehead lieutenant governor representing the Queen, appointed by the Prime Minister.
Its Head of State and Sovereign is Queen Elizabeth II, whose representative in Canada is the Governor General.
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 A Short History of Conscientious Objection in Canada
In the 1990s, a coalition of peace groups and churches, including Conscience Canada, the Quakers and Mennonite Central Committee Canada, made several appeals to the government for the provision of a legal means whereby individuals could designate the military portion of their federal tax to peaceful purposes.
Given Canada’s historic record, it is presumed that individuals could make a claim for conscientious objector status on the basis of the charter and historic precedents.
And, as Canada currently does not have conscription, there is no legislation with respect to conscientious objection.
www.mcc.org /peace/info/CO_history.html   (1328 words)

  
 Simcoe, John Graves on Encyclopedia.com
Upon the division of Quebec into the two Canadas, he was appointed (1791) lieutenant governor of Upper Canada.
(sĬm´kō), 1752-1806, British army officer, first governor of Upper Canada (Ontario).
(Upper Canada Colonial Stout, beer produced by Upper Canada Brewing Co.)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/Simcoe-J1.asp   (320 words)

  
 A History of the War of 1812
From the time of the American Revolution until the War of 1812, the main trading centres in Lower Canada were Quebec and Montreal; in Upper Canada, Kingston and Niagara (and later York) were the main ports.
This immigration caused the population of Upper Canada to grow rapidly from 14,000 in 1791 to 90,000 by 1812.
For the most part, Upper Canada was administered by British army officers who were based at Fort Niagara, Fort York, Fort George, Fort Erie, and Kingston.
www.hamilton-scourge.city.hamilton.on.ca /war1812.htm   (423 words)

  
 Niagara Parks Commemorative Plaques & Markers - Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
“Upper Canada has dedicated this monument to the memory of the late Major-General Isaac Brock, K.B. provisional lieutenant-governor and commander of the forces in the province whose remains are deposited in the vault beneath.
After the Loyalists influx had led to the creation of a separate province of Upper Canada in 1791, Simcoe was named its first lieutenant-governor.
Arriving in Upper Canada in 1812, he served as administrator of the province 1812-13 and returned to England in the latter year.
www.niagaraparks.com /planavisit/plaques.php   (6546 words)

  
 Search Results for lieutenant - Encyclopædia Britannica
lieutenant governor and chief justice of the British colony of New York.
lieutenant general (ret.), U.S. Army, who was one of the highest-ranking African-Americans in the army and during the Persian Gulf War served under Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf as deputy commander of...
duke of Bourbon (from 1342), diplomat and governor during the reigns of Philip VI and John II of France.
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 Lieutenant Governors of Ontario since 1867
He served as Aide-de-Camp to Sir Francis Bond Head, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, and assisted in suppressing the Rebellion of 1837.
Robinson was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1880 and served until 1887.
Robinson was called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1844, and became Mayor of Toronto in 1857.
www.lt.gov.on.ca /sections_english/history/history_popups_ont/history_robinson.html   (134 words)

  
 JOHN GRAVES SIMCOE - LoveToKnow Article on JOHN GRAVES SIMCOE
In 1790 he was elected member of parliament for St Mawes in Cornwall, and at the close of his first session was appointed lieutenant-governor of the new province of Upper Canada created under the Constitutional Act of 1791.
Thus, while his administration was characterized by the most disinterested devotion to what he conceived to be for the best interests of the province, it was rendered ineffective by the impracticable character of his projects and the friction which developed between himself and Lord Dorchester, the governorgeneral.
He left Canada in September 1796, and was immediately afterwards sent on a mission to San Domingo, from which, however, he returned in a few months on account of ill-health.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SI/SIMCOE_JOHN_GRAVES.htm   (451 words)

  
 Township of Blandford-Blenheim Ontario, Canada
When Simcoe became Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada in 1792, he invited Thomas Watson and his nephew Thomas Horner to come to Canada.
He came to Canada in 1844 and after working as a millwright in New Dundee he settled in Blenheim and located a site for a mill on the east bank of the Nith.
Gobles - In 1855 Gobles Corners was named after the late William L. Goble, son of Rev. Jacob Goble, who came to Canada from New York State in 1823.
www.twp.bla-ble.on.ca /history.asp   (758 words)

  
 Department of Residences - Brock University
Colonel Macdonnell, the Attorney-General of Upper Canada during 1812, was the senior Canadian officer engaged with the regular units of the British forces (the 49th Foot and the 41st Foot) and was one of two A.D.C.s to the Commanding General.
In 1832, John Brant was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada for the County of Haldimand (part of which lay within the limits of the Grand River Crown Grant).
After her husband's death, in 1806, she lived 44 years in widowhood; of her nine children, one died in infancy at York; the elder son was killed in the siege of Badajoz in 1812; several of the daughters were buried near the graves of their parents at Wolford Chapel, built by the family in 1800.
www.brocku.ca /residence/buildings/b_desc.decew.phtml   (1532 words)

  
 THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
In 1793, John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, confronted the case of Chloë Cooley, a slave girl from Queenstown.
In Lower Canada, a growing abolitionist sentiment was being fuelled by the press.
Simcoe and Osgoode's actions, combined with the growing reach and sophistication of the UGR, and free US territories bordering Canada, caused Blacks to "follow the North Star to freedom." The slave narratives of hardship, escape, perilous journey, hope, and determination suggest Canada was receiving extraordinary settlers.
collections.ic.gc.ca /freedom/page14.htm   (424 words)

  
 Board of Governers
The Board of Governors was established by the Charter of 1821 and had as its members the Bishop of Quebec, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Lower Canada, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, the Chief Justices of Montreal and Upper Canada, and the Principal.
The Secretary and Bursar continued as secretary to the Board of Governors and attended to the financial affairs of the university; the Registrar performed the administrative functions directly connected with education.
These records relate to Senate or Governors matters, such as promotion, retirement and sabbatical leaves of academic personnel, which are not directly under or administered by the Governors, Senate or their committees.
www.archives.mcgill.ca /resources/guide/vol1/rg4.htm   (2202 words)

  
 HCO 5. C. Rebellion of 1837 - Upper Canada - Timeline
May 27 1838 Quebec Quebec- John George Lambton, Lord Durham, lands at Quebec; appointed Governor by British Prime Minister Lord Melbourne to investigate colonial grievances after the rebellions of 1837; has a mandate to examine and recommend the form and future government of the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada.
The former Governor of the colony blames the power of the Family Compact and Chateau Clique for the 1837 rebellions, and recommends uniting the Canadas under one responsible government, with English the only official language, so as to assimilate the French Canadians.
The Constitution of 1791 will be suspended in Lower Canada as of March 27; Special Council proclaimed March 29; Governor is empowered to appoint a special council to make laws.
www.ottres.ca /hconline/chapters/5/5timeline.html   (3717 words)

  
 Lord Simcoe Hotel - Toronto
Simcoe was appointed as the first Lieutenant- Governor of Upper Canada in 1791.
Although he was only in Upper Canada from 1792 to 1796, in that short time he introduced governance, defense and settlement policies that profoundly influenced the development of the province.
Although there had been considerable loyalist settlement in Upper Canada, particularly in the east, most of the province was still a wilderness.
www.antiqnet.com /detail,lord-simcoe-hotel,340580.html   (511 words)

  
 John Simcoe
Simcoe became lieutenant governor of the new British colony of Upper Canada in 1971.
In Upper Canada when the new province was created under the constitutional act of 1791, he was appointed the first lieutenant governor.
John Simcoe was a British soldier and was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada.
www.plpsd.mb.ca /amhs/history/simcoe.html   (378 words)

  
 Book Reviews - Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada: The Petworth Project, 1832-1837.
Egremont, Sockett, and Sir John Colborne (Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada) were Tory paternalists who supported government assisted emigration and settlement for humanitarian reasons because they believed it would solve the problem of rural social unrest by removing the unemployed poor from the local English parishes and giving them a new start in Canada.
The new political ideas which were current in England and in Upper Canada help to explain why the Petworth Project did not continue and why there was no large scale government assisted emigration and settlement in the years that followed.
Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada is a significant contribution to the study of nineteenth century Canada and will mainly be read by historians and used in university level studies.
www.quasar.ualberta.ca /css/Css_37_1/BRpetworth_project.htm   (752 words)

  
 Genealogy Transcriptions Tasker Essay 15
For many years before a settlement was made at or near Long Point, Major-General John Graves Simcoe, the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, proposed to found there a military establishment, to aid in the defence of the new province.
That province was over-crowded, and the allotments unsatisfactory; and so, being influenced by the offers of land in Upper Canada, they came west, for the most part in open boats, to make their homes in that district.
In a despatch from the Earl of Portland to Governor Simcoe (December 6th, 1795) the proposed settlement at Long Point was formally approved, as was also the class of settlers proposed.
www.nornet.on.ca /~jcardiff/transcipts/tasker/tasker_essay_15.html   (1249 words)

  
 The Rebellions of 1837-1838
In Lower Canada, a battle was being waged between the Assembly controlled by the Patriot Party, led by Louis-Joseph Papineau, and the British minority that controlled the Executive Council and the Legislative Council.
While Head cannot be held directly responsible for the insurrection in Upper Canada, some of his decisions, including his plan to send all British troops in Upper Canada to quash the insurrection in Lower Canada, did not help.
The insurrection of Upper Canada, led by William Lyon MacKenzie, was quickly overturned.
www.histori.ca /peace/page.do?pageID=341   (1946 words)

  
 Upper Canada Aggregate Census and Assessment
In 1838, the Governor General of Canada, the Earl of Durham, drafted his famous Durham report, calling for the re-unification of Upper and Lower Canada and creation of "responsible government".
Britain approved the union of Upper and Lower Canada and on February 10, Upper Canada ceased to exist, and in union with Lower Canada, became the Province of Canada.
The assessment and census returns contained in this microfilm are taken from the Journals of the Assembly of Upper Canada and its successor, the Assembly of United Canada from 1824 to 1850.
www.trentu.ca /library/archives/79-004.htm   (358 words)

  
 A Short History of the Emigrant Office
Assistance was also given under the authority of the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (Ontario), and, after the Office of the Commissioner of Crown Lands was established in 1827, crown land agents helped new immigrants as one aspect of their work.
With the passage of the British North America Act of 1867, the provinces of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia were united to form the Dominion of Canada.
After the union of Upper and Lower Canada into the province of Canada in 1841, a single immigrant agency was created, and Buchanan at last presided over Hawke and the other agents of Canada West in practice as well as theory.
www.archives.gov.on.ca /english/db/hawke_history.htm   (962 words)

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