Charles Joseph Alleyn

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Charles Joseph Alleyn
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6th Mayor of Quebec City
In office
Preceded by Ulric-Joseph Tessier
Succeeded by Joseph Morrin
Personal details
Born (1817-09-19)September 19, 1817
County Cork (Republic of Ireland)
Died April 4, 1890(1890-04-04) (aged 72)
Quebec City, Quebec

Charles Joseph Alleyn (September 19, 1817 – April 4, 1890) was a Quebec lawyer and political figure.

He was born in County Cork, Ireland in 1817 and studied at Clongowes Wood College. Alleyn came to Lower Canada with his family around 1837. He was called to the bar in 1840. He supported the annexation movement in Quebec.[clarification needed] He served on the city council for Quebec City from 1851-57, serving as mayor in 1854.

In 1854, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Quebec City. He supported the abolition of seigneurial tenure, an elected Legislative Council and separate schools. He served on the Executive Council as Commissioner of Public Works from 1857-58 and secretary for Canada East from 1858 to 1862. In 1866, he resigned from politics to accept an appointment as sheriff for the district of Quebec; he served in this post until his death in Quebec City in 1890. His brother Richard served in the Quebec legislative assembly.