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Queen's County (electoral district)

Queen's County was a federal electoral district in Prince Edward Island, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1873 to 1896.

Queen's County
Prince Edward Island electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1873
District abolished1892
First contestedBy-election 1873
Last contested1891

This riding was created in 1873 when Prince Edward Island joined the Canadian Confederation.

It was abolished in 1892 when it was redistributed into East Prince, East Queen's and West Queen's ridings.

It consisted of Queen's County, and elected two members.

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal by-election, 29 September 1873
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal David Laird acclaimed X
Liberal Peter Sinclair acclaimed X


Canadian federal by-election, 3 December 1873
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal David Laird acclaimed X
Called upon Mr. Laird being appointed Minister of the Interior, 7 November 1873
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal David Laird acclaimed X
Liberal Peter Sinclair acclaimed X


Canadian federal by-election, 22 November 1876
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Colledge Pope 3,199
Unknown William Welsh 3,111
Called upon Mr. Laird being appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the North West Territories, 7 October 1876
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative James Colledge Pope 3,275 X
Conservative Frederick de Sainte-Croix Brecken 3,102 X
Liberal Peter Sinclair 2,392
Unknown Mr. McGill 2,272


Canadian federal by-election, 9 November 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Colledge Pope acclaimed
Called upon Mr. Pope being appointed Minister of Marine and Fisheries, 19 October 1878
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal Louis Henry Davies 3,164 X
Liberal–Conservative John Theophilus Jenkins 3,122 X
Conservative Frederick de Sainte-Croix Brecken 3,120
Unknown D. Laird 2,759


Canadian federal by-election, 27 February 1883
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Frederick de Sainte-Croix Brecken acclaimed
Called upon Mr. Jenkins' election being declared void, the seat was adjudicated to Mr. Brecken.


Canadian federal by-election, 19 August 1884
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Theophilus Jenkins 3,428
Unknown William Welsh 3,388
On Mr. Brecken being appointed Postmaster of Charlottetown, August 1884
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal Louis Henry Davies 4,382 X
Independent Liberal William Welsh 4,314 X
Conservative Donald Ferguson 3,599
Conservative William Campbell 3,430
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal Louis Henry Davies 4,006 X
Independent Liberal William Welsh 3,854 X
Conservative Patrick Blake 3,669
Conservative Donald Ferguson 3,521

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