22nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia

The 22nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia represented Nova Scotia between 1859 and 1863.

The assembly sat at the pleasure of the Governor of Nova Scotia, George Augustus Constantine Phipps.

Stewart Campbell was chosen as speaker for the house.

The 22nd General Assembly was actually the 21st assembly of the province, and earned its name due to an error. According to the 1983 revised edition of The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia 1758 -1983 : a biographical directory:

It should be pointed out, however, that an error in numbering the Journals [of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly] occurred in 1860, when the 21st Assembly was mistakenly referred to as the 22nd Assembly. Although the error was corrected in 1864, it reappeared the following year and has since been perpetuated. Consequently, to be strictly accurate, the present Assembly [convened in 1982] should be regarded as the 52nd, rather than the 53rd Assembly of the Province.

List of Members

Electoral District Name
Annapolis County J.W. Johnston
Moses Shaw
Avard Longley
County of Cape Breton Thomas Caldwell
John George Bourinot
Colchester County
North division
A.W. McLellan
Thomas F. Morrison
Colchester County
South division
Adams G. Archibald
Alexander Campbell
Cumberland County William Young[1]

Robert Donkin (1861)

Charles Tupper
Alexander McFarlane
Digby County John C. Wade
Mathurin Robicheau
Colin Campbell
Guysborough County Stewart Campbell
William O. Heffernan
Halifax County
Western division
John Tobin
Henry Pryor
Samuel Leonard Shannon
Halifax County
Eastern division
John Esson
William Annand
Hants County
North Division
Ezra Churchill
Arthur McNutt Cochran
Hants County
South division
Joseph Howe
William Chambers
Inverness County Peter Smyth
Hugh McDonald
Hiram Blanchard
Kings County
North Division
William Burgess
Samuel Chipman
Kings County
South division
John L. Brown
William B. Webster[2]

Daniel Moore (1861)

Lunenburg County Henry Bailey
Benjamin Wier
Henry Moseley
Pictou County
East division
Alexander C. McDonald
Robert P. Grant
Pictou County
West division
George McKenzie
James McDonald
Queens County John Campbell
Queens County
South district
Andrew Cowie
Queens County
North district
Lewis Smith
Richmond County Charles F. Harrington
Henry Martell
Shelburne County Thomas Coffin
Township of Shelburne John Locke
Township of Barrington Robert Robertson
Sydney County W. A. Henry
John McKinnon
Victoria County Hugh Munro [3]

Charles J. Campbell (1861)

William Ross
Yarmouth County Thomas Killam
Township of Yarmouth William H. Townsend
Township of Argyle John V.N. Hatfield


  1. ^ named judge
  2. ^ died in 1861
  3. ^ appointed chairman of the Board of Works


Preceded by General Assemblies of Nova Scotia
Succeeded by