James R. Hartley

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James R. Hartley
MLA for Carleton County
In office
Preceded by Charles Connell
Succeeded by George W. White
Personal details
Born 1833
Died September 29, 1868(1868-09-29) (aged 34–35)
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lucy Grant Morse (died 1877[1] )
Children James Chipman Hartley (barrister),[2] 1 daughter
Profession surveyor, civil engineer

James R. Hartley was an MLA for Carleton County, New Brunswick from 1867 to 1868. He was also a member of the Senate of the University of New Brunswick.[3] He was a resident of Woodstock.[4]

He was influential in selecting the route of the Intercolonial Railway in New Brunswick.[5]

He died at the Brayley House, Fredericton, on September 29, 1868, of typhoid fever.[6]

In 1874, the town of Hartland was named to honour him.[7]


  1. ^ "Obituary". Carleton Sentinel. September 15, 1877. Retrieved 11 April 2014. d. Woodstock, 29th Aug., 39th year, Lucy Grant Morse HARTLEY widow of James R. HARTLEY, Esq., and fourth d/o John BARNABY, Esq., Digby, N.S., left two children. 
  2. ^ "J. C. Hartley fonds". CANB. Archived from the original on 31 Jan 2014. 
  3. ^ "Obituary". Saint Croix Courier. 27 (347). October 1, 1868. Retrieved 11 April 2014. d. James R. HARTLEY, Esq., M.P.P., Fredericton, Tuesday 2 1/2 p.m., Civil Engineer. He was at the time of his death a Member of the Senate of the University of New Brunswick and represented Carleton Co. in the Legislature. 
  4. ^ Raymond, W. O. (21 July 1897). "Our Representatives in the House of Assembly". Woodstock 'Dispatch'. Retrieved 11 April 2014. In looking over this list it will be noticed that up to the time of the election of Geo. W. White in 1868 the members for the county were all residents of Woodstock. 
  5. ^ James Hannay (1909). History of New Brunswick Volume II Chapter XXXIX. ElectricCanadian.com. Retrieved 11 April 2014. On motion of Mr. Hartley, one of the new members for Carleton County, a resolution was passed, [..] This resolution was carried by a vote of 26 to 12, [..] 
  6. ^ "Obituary". Carleton Sentinel. 27 (51). October 3, 1868. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Hamilton, William B. (1996). Place names of Atlantic Canada (Repr. ed.). Toronto [u.a.]: Univ. of Toronto Press. p. 83. ISBN 0802004717. 

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