John Yule

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John Yule (November 21, 1812 – November 27, 1886) was a seigneur and political figure in Canada East. He represented Chambly in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1841 to 1843 as a Conservative.

He was probably born in Chambly, the son of William Yule and Philo Letitia Ash. Yule was seigneur of Chambly-Est. He provided wood products and supplies to the garrison at Chambly. Yule operated a flour mill and a sawmill and was involved in the timber trade, shipping, railroads and industry. He resigned his seat in the assembly in September 1843. Yule was mayor of Chambly from 1849 to 1872. He operated the toll road from Chambly from 1852 to 1856. He was married twice: first to Eliza Hall; around 1845 and then to Eliza Maria Eliot in 1856. He died in Montreal at the age of 72.


  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.