Thomas Robertson (January 25, 1827 – September 6, 1905) was a lawyer and political figure in Ontario, Canada. He represented Hamilton in the House of Commons of Canada from 1878 to 1887 as a Liberal member.
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Hamilton was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1904 and a provincial riding in the Ontario Legislature from 1867 to 1894. It was located in the province of Ontario and consisted of the city of Hamilton.
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He was born in Ancaster, Upper Canada, the son of Alexander Robertson, a Scottish immigrant, and Mathilda Simons. Robertson was educated at the University of Toronto, studied law with John Hillyard Cameron and was called to the bar in 1852. He married Frances Louisa Reed in 1850. He served as the first Crown Attorney for Wentworth. Robertson ran unsuccessfully for the federal seat in Wentworth South in 1867. In 1873, he was named Queen's Counsel.
Ancaster is a community and former municipality in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, located on the Niagara Escarpment. Founded as a town in 1793, it had been one of the oldest European communities established in present-day Ontario. It amalgamated with the city of Hamilton in 2001.
The Province of Upper Canada was a part of British Canada established in 1791 by the Kingdom of Great Britain, to govern the central third of the lands in British North America, formerly part of the Province of Quebec since 1763. Upper Canada included all of modern-day Southern Ontario and all those areas of Northern Ontario in the Pays d'en Haut which had formed part of New France, essentially the watersheds of the Ottawa River or Lakes Huron and Superior, excluding any lands within the watershed of Hudson Bay. The "upper" prefix in the name reflects its geographic position along the Great Lakes, mostly above the headwaters of the Saint Lawrence River, contrasted with Lower Canada to the northeast.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, by the North Sea to the northeast and by the Irish Sea to the south. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford was an English statesman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War. He served in Parliament and was a supporter of King Charles I. From 1632–40 he was Lord Deputy of Ireland, where he established a strong authoritarian rule. Recalled to England, he became a leading advisor to the King, attempting to strengthen the royal position against Parliament. When Parliament condemned Wentworth to death, Charles reluctantly signed the death warrant and Wentworth was executed.
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Events from the year 1797 in Canada.
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Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth was the eldest son of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth and Margaret Fortescue. He studied at St John's College, Cambridge.
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Thomas Robertson was a Canadian civil servant, entrepreneur and politician. Robertson was a Liberal member of Parliament for the electoral district of Shelburne in the House of Commons of Canada from 1878 to 1887, a Nova Scotia Liberal member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1894 to 1902, and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in 1902.
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