Baldwin, Robert

posted in: People | 0

Date of Birth1804-05-12Place of birth:York (now Toronto), Upper Canada (now Ontario)Date of Death1858-12-09Place of death:at his home “Spadina”, Yorkville (Toronto), Ontario (Canada West)

Robert Baldwin along with his political partner Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, led the first responsible ministry in Canada, regarded by some as the first truly responsible government.

In 1829 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, but at the general elections of 1830 he was defeated, and he did not again sit in the legislature until after the Union of 1841.

Interred at St. James, Toronto

Web References:

http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/baldwin_robert_8E.html

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/robert-baldwin

https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/baldwin-lafontaine

Follow Stephanie Allen:

I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott. My Mum was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that much could be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries. I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Ministers, artists and athletes. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home. This web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know.

Latest posts from

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.