8th General Assembly of Nova Scotia

A writ for the election of the 8th General Assembly of Nova Scotia was issued on October 21, 1799, returnable by December 23, 1799. The assembly convened on February 20, 1800, held six sessions, and was dissolved on May 28, 1806.


Dates of specific sessions are under research.

Governor and CouncilEdit

Technically, Gov. Milnes was appointed not as governor general, but as Governor of the Canadas, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia (four simultaneous appointments). Since a governor only has power when actually in their jurisdiction, the three additional appointments were effectively meaningless, with Lt. Gov. Wentworth serving as acting governor.

The members of the Council are currently under research.

House of AssemblyEdit


Division of seatsEdit

The customary assignment of seats was continued: 4 seats assigned to Halifax County, 2 seats to the other counties and to Halifax Township, and 1 seat to the other townships, for a total of 39 seats.


Note: Unless otherwise noted, members were elected at the general election, and took their seats at the convening of the assembly. By-elections are special elections held to fill specific vacancies. When a member is noted as having taking their seat on a certain date, but a by-election isn't noted, the member was elected at the general election but arrived late.


  • David Allison; "History of Nova Scotia", Bowen, Halifax, 1916. Vol. 2
  • Elliott, Shirley B. (1984). "Appendix A: Assembly Lists". The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1983: a biographical directory (PDF). Halifax: Province of Nova Scotia. p. 257-260. ISBN 0-88871-050-X.

Preceded by General Assemblies of Nova Scotia
Succeeded by