Midland District, Upper Canada
... extending within the north and south bounds of our province, extending from the western limits of the said district of Luneburg, as far westerly as to a north and south line, intersecting the mouth of a river now called the Trent, discharging itself from the west into the head of the bay of Quinty, and therein comprehending the several towns and tracts called or known by the names of Pittsburg, Kingstown, Ernestown, Fredericksburg, Adolphustown, Marysburg, Sophiasburg, Ameliasburg, Sydney, Thurlow, Richmond and Camden...
In 1792, the following electoral counties were established in the District:
At the beginning of 1800, Lennox and Addington were combined to form the incorporated counties of Lennox and Addington, and the islands comprising Ontario were divided between Frontenac and Lennox and Addington. The general boundaries of the District were also altered so that it comprised:
... the counties of Frontenac, the incorporated counties of Lenox and Addington, Hastings, and Prince Edward, with all that tract of land which lies between the district of Johnstown and a line drawn north, fifteen degrees west from the north west angle of the township of Rawdon, till it intersects the northern limits of the Province, together with all the islands in the Ottawa River, wholly, or in greater part opposite thereto...
Prince Edward County was separated in 1831 to form Prince Edward District, and Hastings County was split off in 1837 to form Victoria District. Lennox and Addington regained their separate identities in 1845, but still remained united for electoral purposes.
At the beginning of 1850, the district was abolished, and the United Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington replaced it for municipal and judicial purposes.
- Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute - founded in 1807 as Midland Grammar School replacing Kingston Grammar School (c. 1792)
- Armstrong, Frederick H. Handbook of Upper Canadian Chronology. Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1985. ISBN 0-919670-92-X
- Changing Shape of Ontario: Early Districts and Counties
- Proclamation of July 24, 1788
- Proclamation of July 16, 1792
- An act for building a gaol and court house in every district within this province, and for altering the names of the said districts, S.U.C. 1792, c. 8, s. 3, 11
- An act for the better division of this province, S.U.C. 1798, c. 5, s. 11-18
- 1798 Act, s. 18
- An Act to erect the County of Prince Edward into a separate District, S.U.C. 1831, c. 6
- An Act to authorize the erection of the County of Hastings into a separate District, S.U.C. 1837, c. 31
- An Act for better defining the limits of the Counties and Districts in Upper Canada, for erecting certain new Townships, for detaching Townships from some Counties and attaching them to others, and for other purposes relative to the division of Upper Canada into Townships, Counties and Districts, S.Prov.C. 1845, c. 7, Sch. B
- An Act for abolishing the Territorial Division of Upper-Canada into Districts, and for providing temporary Unions of Counties for Judicial and other purposes, and for the future dissolutions of such Unions, as the increase of wealth and population may require, S.Prov.C. 1849, c. 78, Sch. A, B
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