Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
May 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Hon. Peter Boyle De Blaquière


De Blaquière, the Hon. Peter Boyle (1784-1860), legislative councillor of Canada, was born in Ireland on April 27, 1784, the younger son of an Irish peer. He came to Canada in 1837, and in 1839 he was appointed a member of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada. He was re-appointed to the Legislative Council of United Canada in 1841. From 1850 to 1852 he was chancellor of the University of Toronto. He died at Yorkville, near Toronto, on October 23, 1860.

Source  : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 190.


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