Basil R. Church

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Basil Rorison Church (August 28, 1800[1]– 5 April 1858[2]) was a physician and political figure in Canada West.

He was born in Elizabethtown Township in 1800 and settled in Wolford Township, where he was later appointed magistrate.[1] Church was licensed to practice medicine in 1828.[3] He represented North Leeds and Grenville in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1854 to 1858.[2] He was a member of the Universalist Church. He died in Toronto while still in office.[1]

His nephew, Levi Ruggles Church, represented the County of Ottawa and then Pontiac in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Turner, Larry. Merrickville:Jewel on the Rideau. ISBN 0-9699381-0-1. 
  2. ^ a b c "Church, Levi Ruggles". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Charles D (1996). Bluebloods & Rednecks: Discord and Rebellion in the 1830s. General Store Publishing House. pp. 177–78. ISBN 1896182453. Retrieved 2012-10-04.