Upper Canada

Upper Canada
Year Pop. ±%
1806 70,718
1811 76,000 +7.5%
1814 95,000 +25.0%
1824 150,066 +58.0%
1825 157,923 +5.2%
1826 166,379 +5.4%
1827 177,174 +6.5%
1828 186,488 +5.3%
1829 197,815 +6.1%
1830 213,156 +7.8%
1831 236,702 +11.0%
1832 263,554 +11.3%
1833 295,863 +12.3%
1834 321,145 +8.5%
1835 347,359 +8.2%
1836 374,099 +7.7%
1837 397,489 +6.3%
1838 399,422 +0.5%
1839 409,048 +2.4%
1840 432,159 +5.6%
Source: Statistics Canada website Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871.
See United Province of Canada for population after 1840.

The Province of Upper Canada (French: province du Haut-Canada) was a part of British Canada established in 1791 by the British Empire to govern the central third of the lands in British North America and to accommodate Loyalist refugees from the United States of America after the American Revolution. The new province remained the government of the colonial territory for the next fifty years of growth and settlement.

Upper Canada existed from December 26, 1791 to February 10, 1841 and generally comprised present-day Southern Ontario. The prefix "upper" in its name reflects its geographic position higher up the river basin or closer to the headwater] of the Saint Lawrence River than that of Lower Canada or present-day Quebec to the northeast.

Upper Canada included all of modern-day southern Ontario and all those areas of northern Ontario in the pays d'en haut which had formed part of New France, essentially the watersheds of the Ottawa River, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior. It did not include any lands within the watershed of Hudson Bay.

Read more about Upper Canada:  Establishment, Canada West

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... that a system of registration should be established as in Upper Canada ... recommended that it be reformed to be modelled on that of Upper Canada, which according to them was "founded on the compound basis of territory and population." as opposed to population only ... On the subject of the constitution of Lower Canada, specifically the questions of the public revenue, and the maladministration, it recommended that the Crown should concede the "placing the ...
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... The fire consumed the parliament's two libraries, parts of the archives of Upper Canada and Lower Canada, as well as more recent public documents ... of the old provincial parliaments of Lower Canada and Upper Canada, which were merged into a single parliament through the Act of Union in 1840 ... The parliament house of the province of Upper Canada, founded in 1791 and seated in York, had been burned down by the American army during the War of 1812 ...
Levi Lewis
... Lewis (1762 – December 1828) was a farmer and political figure in Upper Canada ... Haldimand in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1808 to 1812 ... never served he came to Grimsby Township in Upper Canada with his family in 1787 ...

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