5th General Assembly of Nova Scotia


5th General Assembly of Nova Scotia

The 5th General Assembly of Nova Scotia represented Nova Scotia between May 1770 to 1784, its membership being set in the 1770 Nova Scotia general election.

The 5th General Assembly is known as Nova Scotia's "Long Parliament" [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofnovasco03alliuoft] as it sat for fourteen years, throughout the length of the rebellion of the thirteen colonies. William Nesbitt was chosen as speaker in 1770.

According to Allison, page 481, in 1774, the composition of His Majesties government in Nova Scotia was:

Governor and Council

Governor - His Excellency Francis Legge
Lieutenant-Governor - The Hon. Michael Francklin

His Majesty's Legislative Council (appointed by the Governor, may or may not be from House):
*Honorable Jonathan Belcher
*Charles Morris
*Honorable Richard Bulkeley
*Joseph Gerrish
*Henry Newton
*Jonathan Binney
*Joseph Gorham
*Arthur Gould
*John Butler

Provincial Officers (appointed by the Governor, may or may not be from House):
*Secretary of the Province - Honourable Richard Bulkeley
*Attorney General - William Nesbitt
*Treasurer - Benjamin Green
*Register - Arthur Goold
*Chief Surveyor of Lands - Charles Morris
*Provost Marshal - John Fenton
*Chief Receiver of His Majesty's Quit Rent - Joseph Woodmass
*Deputy Auditor - John Breynron

Division of Seats

Members of the House of Assembly following the election of 1770
*County of Halifax - William Nesbitt, John Butler, John Newton, Robert Campbell
*County of Annapolis - Phineas Lovett, Joseph Patten
*County of Lunenburg - A. Hinshelwood, John Creighton
*King's County - Winckworth Tonge, H.D. Denson
*County of Cumberland - John Huston, Joshua Winslow
*Queen's County - William Smith, Simeon Perkins
*County of Sunbury - Charles Morris, Jr
*Town of Halifax - Charles Proctor, Thomas Bridge
*Town of Onslow - Joshua Lamb
*Town of Truro - William Fisher
*Town of Londonderry - John Morrison
*Town of Annapolis - O. Wheelock
*Town of Granville - John Harris
*Town of Lunenberg - Philip Knaut
*Town of Horton - Charles Dickson
*Town of Cornwallis - Samuel Willoughby
*Town of Falmouth - Edward York
*Town of Newport - Isaac Deschamps
*Town of Cumberland - Jonathan Eddy
*Town of Sackville - R. Foster
*Town of Liverpool - John Doggett [died in 1772; replaced by Christopher Prince.]
*Town of Yarmouth - empty
*Town of Barrington - John Fillis (1772)

Notes:

References

*David Allison; "History of Nova Scotia", Bowen, Halifax, 1916. [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofnovasco02alliuoft]
* [http://www.canadiana.org/ECO/mtq?doc=9_00946_15 "Journal and votes of the House of Assembly for the province of Nova Scotia" (1770)]


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