Malachy Bowes Daly

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The Hon.

Sir Malachy Bowes Daly
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7th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
July 11, 1890 – July 26, 1900
Governor GeneralThe Lord Stanley of Preston
The Earl of Aberdeen
The Earl of Minto
PremierWilliam S. Fielding
George Henry Murray
Preceded byArchibald McLelan
Succeeded byAlfred Gilpin Jones
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Halifax
In office
Preceded byAlfred Gilpin Jones
Patrick Power
In office
Succeeded byAlfred Gilpin Jones
Thomas Edward Kenny
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons (Canada)
In office
February 10, 1885 – January 15, 1887
Preceded byPosition Created
Succeeded byCharles Colby
Personal details
Born(1836-02-06)February 6, 1836
Quebec City, Lower Canada
DiedApril 26, 1920(1920-04-26) (aged 84)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political partyLiberal-Conservative
RelationsDominick Daly, (father)

Sir Malachy Bowes Daly KCMG QC (February 6, 1836 – April 26, 1920) was a Canadian politician and the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

Early life[edit]

Born in Quebec City, the son of Sir Dominick Daly, he was called to the bar in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1864.

Political and administrative career[edit]

Daly was a private secretary to his father and to three governors of Nova Scotia: Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell, Sir Charles Hastings Doyle, and Sir William Fenwick Williams.

He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the riding of Halifax in the 1878 federal election. A Liberal-Conservative, he was re-elected in the 1882 elections. From 1885 to 1887, he was the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons. From 1890 to 1900, for two terms, he was the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia. In the New Year Honours list January 1900, he was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG).[1]

Outside politics, he was also a cricketer, playing twice for the Canada national cricket team in 1874.[2] He also scored the first century in Canadian cricket in Halifax during the 1858 cricket season.[3]


At Halifax, July 4, 1859, he married Joanna Kenny, second daughter of Sir Edward Kenny, a cabinet minister in the Sir John A. Macdonald government. On retiring from the Governorship, he, Lady Daly and their daughter, Miss Daly, were honoured by public testimonials. He was given a magnificent dressing case; Lady Daly was given a diamond star pendant and Miss Daly was given a diamond ring. Lady Daly served as a volunteer and as President of the Ladies' Auxiliary in connection with the Mission to Deep Sea Fisheries. She was an amateur actress, and performed at Government House in Nova Scotia.[4]

Awards and Decorations[edit]

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  1. ^ "No. 27150". The London Gazette. 2 January 1900. p. 2.
  2. ^ Other matches played by Malachy Daly at CricketArchive
  3. ^ Notable feats in Canadian cricket Archived 2008-01-20 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 71.


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