Henry Burritt

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Henry Burritt (August 26, 1791 – November 4, 1872) was a farmer and political figure in Upper Canada.

He was born in Augusta Township in 1791, the son of Stephen Burritt. He settled on a farm in Marlborough Township. In 1821, he was appointed justice of the peace in the Johnstown District. He was a member of the local militia, eventually becoming lieutenant-colonel. He was elected to the 13th Parliament of Upper Canada in an 1839 by-election after William Benjamin Wells was expelled from the assembly.

He died at Burritt's Rapids in 1872.


  • Becoming Prominent: Leadership in Upper Canada, 1791-1841, J.K. Johnson (1989)