1837 Newfoundland general election

The 1837 Newfoundland general election was held in 1837 to elect members of the 2nd General Assembly of Newfoundland in Newfoundland Colony. The results of the previous election had been set aside by Henry John Boulton after he discovered some of the writs from the previous election had not been marked with the official seal. A number of Liberal reformers who had been elected in 1836 did not run for reelection. However, reformers continued to dominate the assembly.

Results by partyEdit

  Party 1836 Seats won % change
  Liberal 11 11
  Conservative 4 4
Totals 15 15

Elected membersEdit


  • Patrick Morris was elected in both Ferryland and St. John's


  • Prowse, D W (1972) [first published 1895]. A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial, and foreign records. ISBN 0-919302-44-0.
  • Smallwood, Joseph R (1981). Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. Vol. v. 1. ISBN 0-920508-14-6.