5th Parliament of Upper Canada

The 5th Parliament of Upper Canada was opened 2 February 1809. Elections in Upper Canada had been held in May 1808. All sessions were held at York, Upper Canada and sat at the Parliament Buildings of Upper Canada. This parliament was dissolved 1 May 1812 by the Administrator of the Government Isaac Brock who had been frustrated in his efforts to pass legislation preparing the colony for war with the United States.

This House of Assembly of the 5th Parliament of Upper Canada had four sessions 2 February 1809 to 6 March 1812:[1]

Sessions[1] Start End
1st 2 February 1809 9 March 1809
2nd 1 February 1810 12 March 1810
3rd 1 February 1811 13 March 1811
4th 1 February 1812 6 March 1812
Riding Member
Dundas Henry Merkley
Essex Matthew Elliott
Essex Jean Baptiste Baby
Frontenac Allan McLean
Glengarry Alexander Macdonell
Glengarry Thomas Fraser
Grenville Stephen Burritt
Hastings & Ameliasburgh Township James McNabb
Kent John McGregor
Leeds Peter Howard
Lennox & Addington John Roblin[2]
Willet Casey (Feb 1811)
Lennox & Addington Thomas Dorland
1st Lincoln County & Haldimand Joseph Willcocks
1st Lincoln & Haldimand Levi Lewis
2nd Lincoln David Secord
3rd Lincoln Samuel Street – Speaker 1809–1812
4th Lincoln Crowell Willson
Norfolk Philip Sovereign
Northumberland and Durham David McGregor Rogers
Oxford & Middlesex Benajah Mallory
Prescott Thomas Mears
Prince Edward except Ameliasburgh Township James Wilson[3]
John Stinson (Feb 1811)
Stormont & Russell John Brownell[4]
Abraham Marsh (Sept 1810)
East York & Simcoe Thomas B. Gough
West York Richard Beasley[5]
John Willson (Feb 1810)

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Archives of Ontario "The Statutes of Upper Canada and the Province of Canada 1792 to 1866 On Self-Service Microfilm". Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2009.
  2. ^ disqualified in March 1810 because he was a Methodist preacher; Willet Casey was elected in a by-election in February 1811.
  3. ^ unseated in 1810
  4. ^ died in December 1809 and was replaced by Abraham Marsh in September 1810.
  5. ^ unseated in 1809

Further reading edit

  • Handbook of Upper Canadian Chronology, Frederick H. Armstrong, Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1985. ISBN 0-919670-92-X