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.
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.
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 to 1640 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.
William Charles Wentworth was an Australian explorer, journalist, politician and author, and one of the leading figures of early colonial New South Wales. He was the first native-born Australian to achieve a reputation overseas, and a leading advocate for self-government for the Australian colonies.
Sir John Morison Gibson, was a Canadian politician and the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Sir John Wentworth, 1st Baronet was the British colonial governor of New Hampshire at the time of the American Revolution. He was later also Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia. He is buried in the crypt of St. Paul's Church (Halifax).
Earl of Strafford is a title that has been created three times in English and British history.
Events from the year 1797 in Canada.
Thomas Bain was a Scottish born Canadian parliamentarian.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant abolitionism. He was a member of the Secret Six who supported John Brown. During the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized black regiment, from 1862–1864. Following the war, Higginson devoted much of the rest of his life to fighting for the rights of freed people, women and other disfranchised peoples.
Vaucluse is an eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of Waverley Council and the Municipality of Woollahra.
George Hamilton was a Canadian merchant and politician, who founded the city of Hamilton, Ontario.
Lieutenant-General Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, KG, known as Thomas Wentworth, 3rd Baron Raby from 1695 to 1711, was an English peer, diplomat and statesman who served as First Lord of the Admiralty.
Baron Wentworth is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1529 for Thomas Wentworth, who was also de jure sixth Baron le Despencer of the 1387 creation. The title was created by writ, which means that it can descend via female lines.
The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is the Catholic school board for the city of Hamilton, Ontario which includes the former Wentworth County. It currently operates 54 schools: 46 elementary, 7 secondary and 1 adult school.
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William Robertson was an Ontario labourer and political figure. He represented Wentworth in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1943 to 1948 as a Co-operative Commonwealth member.
Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly who served in the 10th parliament of New South Wales held their seats from 1880 to 1882.</ref> Elections for the tenth Legislative Assembly were held between 17 November and 10 December 1880 with parliament first meeting on 15 December 1880. Electoral reforms passed by the ninth parliament had resulted in parliament being expanded to 108 members elected in 43 single member electorates, 25 two member electorates, 1 three member electorate and 3 four member electorates. In addition, electorates franchised on qualifications of occupation or education had been abolished. The parliament had a maximum term of 3 years but was dissolved after 23 months. Sir Henry Parkes continued as the Premier for the duration of the parliament. The Speaker was Sir George Allen.
Sir John Savile (1546–1607) was an English lawyer and judge.
Members of the New South Wales Legislative Council who served from 1861 to 1864 were appointed for life by the Governor on the advice of the Premier. The 1855 Constitution of New South Wales provided that the first council was appointed for a period of 5 years, but that subsequent members would be appointed for life. The previous council had ended in controversy with an attempt was made to swamp the chamber by appointing 21 new members in May 1861, because the council had rejected the Robertson land bills. When the council met and the new members were waiting to be sworn in, the President Sir William Burton stated that he felt he had been treated with discourtesy in the matter, resigned his office of president and his membership, and left the chamber. 19 other members also resigned in protest. In the absence of the President and Chairman of Committees, under the standing orders the council was adjourned. There were no further sitting days before the terms of the members of council had expired.
Wentworth was a provincial riding in Ontario, Canada, that was created for the 1934 election. It was abolished prior to the 1987 election. It was merged into the ridings of Wentworth East and Wentworth North before 1987 election.
Wentworth, an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, was created in 1859 and abolished in 1904.