6th Parliament of Upper Canada

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The 6th Parliament of Upper Canada was opened 27 July 1812. Elections in Upper Canada had been held in June 1812. All sessions were held at York, Upper Canada.

The first Parliament buildings (located at the intersection of Front and Parliament Streets) were destroyed by fire on 27 April 1813, as a consequence of an American attack on the city during the War of 1812. The House of Assembly then met once in 1814 in the ballroom of Jordan's York Hotel.[1] The House then moved to the home of Chief Justice of Upper Canada William Henry Draper. This parliament was dissolved 18 April 1816.

This House of Assembly of the 6th Parliament of Upper Canada had five sessions 27 July 1812 to 1 April 1816:[2]

Sessions[2] Start End
1st 27 July 1812 5 August 1812
2nd 25 February 1813 13 March 1813
3rd 15 February 1814 14 March 1814
4th 1 February 1815 114 March 1815
5th 6 February 1816 1 April 1816
Riding Member
Dundas John Crysler
Essex Richard Pattinson
Essex William McCormick
Frontenac Allan McLean - Speaker 1813-1816
Glengarry Alexander McMartin
Glengarry John Macdonell [3]
Alexander Macdonell
Grenville Gideon Adams
Hastings & Ameliasburgh Township James Young
Kent John McGregor
Leeds Levius Peters Sherwood
Lennox & Addington Benjamin Fairfield
Lennox & Addington Timothy Thompson
1st Lincoln County Joseph Willcocks (deserted)
Robert Nelles (Feb 1816)
2nd Lincoln Ralfe Clench
3rd Lincoln Thomas Dickson
4th Lincoln John Fanning [4]
Isaac Swayze (Feb 1814)
Norfolk Robert Nichol
Northumberland and Durham David McGregor Rogers
Oxford & Middlesex Mahlon Burwell
Prescott Thomas Mears
Prince Edward except Ameliasburgh Township John Stinson
Stormont & Russell John Beikie
East York & Simcoe Thomas Ridout
West York Abraham Markle (deserted to US)
James Durand (Feb 1815)

See also


  1. Government of Ontario site
  2. 2.0 2.1 Archives of Ontario [1]
  3. killed at Queenston Heights in October 1812 and replaced by Alexander Macdonell.
  4. died in January 1813 and was replaced by Isaac Swayze.
Preceded by
5th Parliament of Upper Canada
Parliaments in Upper Canada
Succeeded by
7th Parliament of Upper Canada


  • Handbook of Upper Canadian Chronology, Frederick H. Armstrong, Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1985. ISBN 0-919670-92-X