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  • George Jervis Goodhue (1800 - 1873)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jun 24 2017, 19:46:47 UTC
  • Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey (1784 - 1857)
    Kirkes Pinhey (December 11, 1784 – March 3, 1857) was a Canadian landowner and politician.==Early Years==Pinhey was born in Devonshire, England, in 1784 to Mary Townley and William Pinhey. He was educa...
  • Sir David Lewis Macpherson, KCMG, PC (1818 - 1896)
    David Lewis Macpherson, KCMG PC (September 12, 1818 – August 16, 1896) was a Canadian businessman and political figure. He was a member of the Senate of Canada from 1867 to 1896. He was knighted for hi...
  • René-Édouard Caron (1800 - 1876)
    Notes * Lieux info: Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (naissance), Québec (mariage,décès)* René-Édouard fit ses étude au collège de Saint-Pierre-de-la-rivière-du-Sud puis au Petit séminaire de Québec, de 1813 à 1...
  • Amable Dionne (1781 - 1852)
    , AMABLE, marchand, officier de milice, homme politique et seigneur, né le 30 novembre 1781 à Kamouraska, Québec, fils d’Alexandre Dionne, cultivateur et capitaine de milice, et de Magdelaine Michaud ;...

The Legislative Council of the Province of Canada was the upper house for the Province of Canada, which consisted of the former provinces of Lower Canada, then known as Canada East and later the province of Quebec, and Upper Canada, then known as Canada West and later the province of Ontario. It was created by The Union Act of 1840.

The first session of parliament began in Kingston in Canada West in 1841. It succeeded the Legislative Council of Lower Canada and Legislative Council of Upper Canada.

The 24 legislative councillors were originally appointed. In 1856, a bill was passed to replace the appointed members by election. Members were to be elected from 24 divisions in each of Canada East and Canada West. 12 members were elected every two years from 1856 to 1862.

The British North America Act of 1867 divided the Province of Canada into the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, each with representation in the unelected Senate of Canada. As a province, Ontario never created a Legislative Council, however, Quebec had its own Legislative Council until 1968. Both the provincial and federal upper houses used (and, in the case of the Senate, continues to use to the present day) the same 24 divisions for Quebec as had been used for Canada East by the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada prior to Confederation.