1st New Brunswick Legislature

The 1st New Brunswick Legislative Assembly represented New Brunswick between January 3, 1786, and 1792. The lower house was the Legislative Assembly and the upper house was named the Legislative Council.

The assembly sat at the pleasure of the Governor of New Brunswick, Thomas Carleton.[1] The first and second sessions were held at the Mallard House, an inn in Saint John. Subsequent sessions were held in Fredericton.

Amos Botsford was chosen as speaker for the house.


The lower house was the Legislative Assembly and the upper house was named the Legislative Council.[1] The governor of New Brunswick was responsible for the appointment of the Legislative Council.[1]



Electoral District Name
Saint John[2] William Pagan
Jonathan Bliss
Christopher Billop
Ward Chipman
John McGeorge
Stanton Hazard
York Daniel Murray
Isaac Atwood
Daniel Lyman
Edward Stelle
Westmorland Amos Botsford
Charles Dixon
Samuel Gay
Andrew Kinnear
Kings John Coffin
Ebenezer Foster
Queens Samuel Dickinson
John Yeamans
Charlotte William Paine
James Campbell
Robert Pagan
Peter Clinch
Northumberland Elias Hardy
William Davidson
Sunbury William Hubbard
Richard Vandeburg

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Desserud, Donald; Hyson, Stewart (2012). "New Brunswick's Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Canadian Parliamentary Review.
  2. ^ The members elected for St. John were known as the Government candidates. Another group of candidates, Tertuluss Dickinson, Richard Lightfoot, Richard Bonsall, Peter Grim, Jonathan Boggs and Alexander Reid, actually received a majority of the votes but were unsuccessful because of the actions of the sheriff in validating the votes. A petition from the voters of St. John was addressed to the governor but was ignored. History of New Brunswick, J Hannay Archived 2011-05-16 at the Wayback Machine
Preceded by
Legislative Assemblies of New Brunswick
Succeeded by