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Encyclopedia > Executive Council of Upper Canada

The Executive Council of Upper Canada had a similar function to the Cabinet in England but was not responsible to the Legislative Assembly. Members of the Executive Council were not necessarily members of the Legislative Assembly but were usually members of the Legislative Council. Members were appointed, often for life. The first five members were appointed in July 1792. The Council was dissolved on February 10, 1841 when Upper and Lower Canada were united into the Province of Canada. A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... The Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada was the legislature for the province of Upper Canada, which later became the province of Ontario. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... take you to calendar). ... Lower Canada was a British colony in North America, at the downstream end of the Saint Lawrence River in the southern portion of the modern-day province of Quebec. ... Note: for information about Canadas present-day provinces, see Provinces of Canada. ...

After the War of 1812, the Executive Council was dominated by members of the Family Compact, an elite clique based in York. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and United Kingdom from 1812 to 1815, on land in North America and at sea around the world. ... The Family Compact was the informal name for the wealthy, conservative elite of Upper Canada in the early 19th century. ...

List of Members of the Executive Council

Member Town Start Stop
James Baby Sandwich July 9 1792 Feb 19 1833 died in office
Alexander Grant, Sr. York July 9 1792 May, 1813 died in office
William Osgoode York July 9 1792 July 1794 to Lower Canada
William Robertson Sandwich July 9 1792 Nov 4 1792 resigned
Peter Russell York July 9 1792 September 30 1808 died in office
├ćneas Shaw 1 York June 21 1794 1807 retired
Jacob Mountain Quebec City June 10 1794 never attended
John Elmsley, Sr. York Jan 1 1796 July 1802
John McGill York Mar 2 1796 Aug 13 1818
David William Smith Mar 2 1796 July 1802 left Canada
Henry Allcock York Oct 14 1802 September 1804
Thomas Scott York Apr 8 1805 Aug 1816
William Dummer Powell York Oct 8 1808 Sept 1825
Prideaux Selby York Oct 8 1808 May 9 1813 died in office
Isaac Brock York Sep 30 1812 Oct 13 1812 died in office
Roger Hale Sheaffe Oct 20 1812 June 4 1813 replaced
Baron Francis de Rottenburg June 19 1813 never attended
Gordon Drummond Nov 4 1813 Mar 1814
Samuel Smith Etobicoke Nov 30 1813 Oct 1825
John Strachan 2 York May 11 1815 Mar 12 1836 resigned 3
William Claus Niagara Feb 12 1818 Sep 1824
George Herchmer Markland 4 York Oct 22 1822 Mar 12 1836 resigned 3
Peter Robinson York Dec 24 1823 Mar 12 1836 resigned 3
James Buchanan Macaulay York May 5 1825 July 1829
William Campbell York Oct 26 1825 Mar 1828
John Beverley Robinson York Apr 25 1829 Jan 25 1831 resigned
Joseph Wells York Sept 13 1830 Mar 12 1836 resigned 3
John Elmsley, Jr. York Sep 20 1830 Dec 3 1833 first term
Robert Baldwin Toronto Feb 20 1836 Mar 12 1836 resigned 3
John Henry Dunn Toronto Feb 20 1836 Mar 12 1836 resigned 3
John Rolph Toronto Feb 20 1836 Mar 12 1836 resigned 3
William Allan Toronto Mar 14 1836 Feb 10 1841
Augustus Warren Baldwin Toronto Mar 14 1836 Feb 10 1841
John Elmsley, Jr. Toronto Mar 14 1836 Jan 8 1839 second term
Robert Baldwin Sullivan Toronto Mar 14 1836 Feb 10 1841
William Henry Draper Toronto Dec 27 1836 Feb 10 1841
Richard Alexander Tucker Kingston Dec 8 1838 Feb 10 1841

Notes: Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = City of Windsor, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... Alexander Grant (1734–1813) was a British army officer, businessman and politician in Upper Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength City of Toronto, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... William Osgoode (March 1754-January 17, 1824) was the first Chief Justice of Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about Peter Russell the Canadian government official, not the present day futurist Peter Russell. ... Motto: « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Quebec Official logo Provincial region Province Country Capitale-Nationale Quebec Canada Gentilé Québécois, Québécoise Mayor Andrée Boucher Jan. ... Sir Isaac Brock KB (6 October 1769 – October 13, 1812) was a British Major-General and administrator. ... Roger Hale Sheaffe General Roger Sheaffe (15 July 1763 – 17 July 1851) was a British General in the first part of the 19th century. ... Major-General Francis de Rottenburg, baron de Rottenburg (1757-1832) was born in what is now Gdansk, Poland to a Swiss family and became a British military officer and colonial administrator. ... Lieutenant-General Sir Gordon Drummond holds the honour of being the first Canadian-born officer to command the military and the civil government. ... Samuel Smith (December 27, 1756 - October 20, 1826) was an army officer, politician and colonial administrator in Upper Canada. ... Etobicoke (pronounced a-TOE-ba-coe; in SAMPA [@[email protected]]), is the western region of Toronto, Ontario. ... John Strachan (April 12, 1778-November 1, 1867) was an influential figure in Upper Canada and the first Anglican Bishop of Toronto. ... Categories: Canada geography stubs | Ontario communities | Coastal towns of Canada ... Peter Robinson (1785-1838) was born in New Brunswick, the eldest son of Christopher Robinson (an officer of the Queens Rangers) and Esther Sayre (daughter of Rev. ... Robert Baldwin (12 May 1804 – 9 December 1858), Canadian statesman, was born at York (now Toronto). ... William Allan (1770 - July 11, 1853) was a Canadian banker, businessman and politician. ... Robert Baldwin Sullivan (24 May 1802 – 14 April 1853), was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician who became the 2nd Mayor of Toronto. ... William Henry Draper (March 11, 1801-November 3, 1877) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada and Canada West. ... Kingston, Ontario, with a population of approximately 146,8381 people, is located in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. ...

  1. ├ćneas Shaw was an honorary member after 1803.
  2. The Reverend John Strachan was an honorary member until July 25 1817.
  3. On March 12 1836, all members of the council resigned to protest when the new Lieutenant Governor Sir Francis Bond Head refused to consult with his council.
  4. George Markland was an honorary member until July 6 1827.

Sir Francis Bond Head (1793 – 1875) was Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada during the Rebellion of 1837. ...


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



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