James Dupré Lance

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1884–1887 9th Cheviot Independent
1887–1890 10th Cheviot Independent

James Dupré Lance (28 January 1829 – 28 March 1897) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from Canterbury, New Zealand.


Lance was born in Boulogne, France. He first came to New Zealand in 1856 to visit his brothers.[1]

He contested the 1866 election for the superintendency of the Canterbury Provincial Council against William Sefton Moorhouse representing the runholders; he came a distant second.[1]

On 12 July 1865, Lance was appointed to the New Zealand Legislative Council. His membership lapsed on 18 October 1867 through absence.[2] He represented the Cheviot electorate from 1884 to 1890.[3] He contested the Ashley electorate in the 1890 election and was defeated by Richard Meredith.[4]


  1. ^ a b Gardner, W. J. "Lance, James Dupré - Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 79. 
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  4. ^ "The General Election, 1890". National Library. 1891. p. 2. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Hugh McIlraith
Member of Parliament for Cheviot
Constituency abolished