Alfred Boultbee

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Alfred Boultbee
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for York East
In office
1878–1882
Preceded by James Metcalfe
Succeeded by Alexander Mackenzie
Ontario MPP
In office
1871–1874
Preceded by John McMurrich
Succeeded by Joseph Henry Widdifield
Constituency York North
Personal details
Born (1828-03-05)March 5, 1828
Hampshire, England
Died December 29, 1901(1901-12-29) (aged 73)
Political party Ontario Conservative 1871-1875
Federal Conservative 1878-1882
Spouse(s) Caroline Augusta (m. 1857)
Occupation Lawyer

Alfred Boultbee (March 5, 1828 – December 29, 1901) was an Ontario lawyer and political figure. He represented York North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1871 to 1874 and York East in the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative member from 1879 to 1882.

He was born in Hampshire, England in 1829 and came to Ancaster Township in Upper Canada with his family in 1836. He articled in law with William Notman and was called to the bar in 1855. He began practice in Newmarket, but later joined Thomas McCulloch Fairbairn in a practice in Peterborough. After the death of Fairbairn in 1874, he moved his practice to Toronto. In 1857, he married Caroline Augusta, the daughter of George Hamilton. He served as reeve for Newmarket for a number of years. With others, Boultbee established the North York Sentinel and served as its editor for several years. He helped organize the local Freemason lodge and held an office in the Grand Lodge of Canada.

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