Executive Council of Lower Canada

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The Executive Council of Lower Canada was an appointive body created by the Constitutional Act of 1791. Its function was to advise the Governor or his representative on the administration of the colony's public affairs. It was replaced by the Executive Council of the Province of Canada in 1841.

List of Members[edit]

Member Start [1] Stop Authority
James McGill November 22, 1793 December 19, 1813 [2] Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
William Osgood September 19, 1794 1801 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
James Monk November 29, 1794 June 1820 [3] Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
John Lees December 29, 1794 March 4, 1807 [2] Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
Antoine-Louis Juchereau Duchesnay December 29, 1794 December 15, 1806 [2] Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
John Young December 29, 1794 September 14, 1819 [2] Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
Reverend Jacob Mountain Lord bishop of Quebec November 19, 1795 June 16, 1825 [2] Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
Adam Lymburner September 16, 1791 1799? Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
Jenkin Williams May 25, 1801 October, 30 1819 [2] Robert Shore Milnes
John Craigie May 25, 1801 November 26, 1813 [2] Robert Shore Milnes
Pierre-Louis Panet May 25, 1801 December 2, 1812 [2] Robert Shore Milnes
Chief Justice John Elmsley, Sr. October 29, 1802 April 29, 1805 [2] Robert Shore Milnes
S. Richardson November 25, 1805 Thomas Dunn
Chief Justice Henry Allcock August 12, 1806 February 22 1808 Thomas Dunn
Justice Jonathan Sewell September 8, 1808 March 27, 1838 [4] James Henry Craig
James Irvine August 22, 1809 1822 [3] James Henry Craig
James Kerr June 26, 1812 November, 20 1831 [3] George Prevost
Ross Cuthbert June 26, 1812 until 1824, or 1838, or 1841, depending on sources George Prevost
M. H. Perceval June 26, 1812 October, 12 1829 [2] George Prevost
John Mure June 26, 1812 January 17, 1823 [2] George Prevost
Olivier Perrault June 26, 1812 March 19, 1827 [2] George Prevost
William Bacheler Coltman July 5, 1815 1825? George Prevost
William Smith September 16, 1791 December 6, 1793 John Coape Sherbrooke
Mr. Hale December 28, 1820 December, 24 1838 [2] George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie
Mr. Speaker Louis-Joseph Papineau December 28, 1820 January 25, 1823 [5] George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie
Mr. Secretary John Ready December 28, 1820 January 29, 1822 [3] George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie
Charles J. Stewart, D.D. Bishop November 22, 1826 July 13, 1837 [2] George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie
Charles-Étienne Chaussegros de Léry, esq. January 4, 1826 October 22, 1835 or in 1837, depending on sources [3] George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie
John Stewart, esq. January 4, 1826 February 10, 1841 [6] George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie
Andrew William Cochran, esq. May 15 1827 ? George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie
Philippe Panet, esq. May 26 1831 November 2, 1838 or February 10, 1841 Matthew Whitworth-Aylmer, 5th Baron Aylmer
Dominique Mondelet, esq. November 16, 1832 February 10, 1841 [6] Matthew Whitworth-Aylmer, 5th Baron Aylmer
Hughes Heney, esq. January 28, 1833 February 10, 1841 [6] Matthew Whitworth-Aylmer, 5th Baron Aylmer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Appointed or sworned in.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Died in office.
  3. ^ a b c d e Resigned.
  4. ^ Constitution suspended.
  5. ^ Revoked.
  6. ^ a b c Coming into force of the Act of Union.

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