Mackenzie, William Lyon, 1795-1861

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Dates:
Birth 1795-03-12
Death 1861-08-28
Canadians
English

Biographical notes:

Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Mackenzie, was born at Springfield, Dundee, Scotland, Mar.12,1795. He came to Canada in 1820, where he became a shopkeeper in York, Dundee, and later Queenston. In 1824 he founded the Colonial Advocate, a political Journal. In 1828 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada; expelled for "a libel constituting a breach of the privileges of this House" in 1831; re-elected and expelled five times. He was chief organizer of the rebellion of December, 1837 in Upper Canada; set tip a provisional government on Navy Island, and was imprisoned for breach of the U.S. neutrality laws. Returned to Canada under Amnesty Act in 1849; in 1851 was elected to Legislative Assembly; resigned in August, 1858 Was the author of many books and pamphlet. In 1822 he married Isabel Baxter of Dundee, Scotland and they had 13 children. He died in Toronto, Aug. 28, 1861. (from Wallace, Dic.Can.Biog.) (blue index cards)

From the description of William Lyon Mackenzie papers, 1802-1868. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 422770009

First mayor of Toronto, Upper Canada, and leader of the Patriot cause of the Rebellion of Upper Canada, 1837-1838.

From the description of Newspaper articles [microform] 1841-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367554961

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  • Legislators
  • Mormon pioneers
  • Reformers
  • Mormons--Polygamy

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  • Ontario (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Nauvoo (Ill.) (as recorded)