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Thomas William Dobbie (November 13, 1829 – April 1, 1908) was a Canadian civil engineer, provincial land surveyor and political figure. He represented Elgin East in the 1st Canadian Parliament as a Conservative member.[1]

He was born in Bayham Township, Upper Canada in 1829,[1] the son of Andrew Dobbie,[2] a Scottish immigrant, and Martha Ann Bowlby. Dobbie was educated in Bayham township and London, Ontario.[2] He served as reeve for the township from 1863 to 1867 and from 1876 to 1877. Dobbie lived in Tillsonburg.[3]

Dobbie was married twice: to Susan Margaret Jones in 1872 and to Mary Hodgson in 1891. He died in Tillsonburg at the age of 78.[2]


  1. ^ a b Thomas William Dobbie – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  3. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1871)