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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



ANNAPOLIS, Nova Scotia (1867 - 1917)


British North America Act, 1867

Each of the Eighteen Counties of Nova Scotia shall be an Electoral District. The County of Halifax shall be entitled to return Two Members, and each of the other Counties One Member.

R.S. of Nova Scotia, 1864, c.3, s.6

The boundaries of counties, townships, electoral divisions and polling districts, for the purposes of this chapter, shall be the same as are now established.

Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1837, c.89

Annapolis County to comprehend and comprise all that part of the present County of Annapolis to the Eastward of a line to pass through the centre of the Gut of Annapolis and from a line to be drawn from the same to the centre of Bear River, and from thence to be continued southwardly, following the course of the same River, to the head of the tide, and thence following a line South twenty four degrees East to the boundary of Queen's County, and containing the Townships of Annapolis, Granville and Wilmot, and so much of the Township of Clements as lies to the Eastward of Bear River, and of the aforesaid line; and also, all other parts of the County of Annapolis to the Eastward of the same line, and not included in any Township...

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 RAY, William H. farmer  1,171 53.54% A Conf 
LONGLEY, merchant  1,016 46.46% Cons. 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 RAY, William Hallett farmer  1,129 52.56% Lib 
LONGLEY, A. merchant  1,019 47.44% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 RAY, William H. farmer  878 79.96% Lib 
CHESLEY, T.W.   220 20.04% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 LONGLEY, Avard merchant  1,301 50.06% Cons. 
RAY, Wm. H. farmer  1,298 49.94% Lib 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 RAY, W. Hallett farmer  1,430 51.11% Lib 
FITZRANDOLPH, R.E.   1,368 48.89% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 MILLS, John B. lawyer  1,758 50.40% Cons. 
RAY, Wm. H. farmer  1,730 49.60% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 MILLS, John B. lawyer  1,835 52.47% Cons. 
CHIPMAN, Wm. A.   1,662 47.53% Unknown 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 MILLS, John B. lawyer  2,012 52.57% Cons. 
LONGLEY, J.W.   1,815 47.43% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 WADE, Fletcher B. barrister  1,883 52.07% Lib 
MILLS, John B. lawyer  1,733 47.93% Cons. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 PICKUP, Samuel W.W. merchant  2,013 52.88% Lib 
SHAFFNER, Lawrence D.   1,794 47.12% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 PICKUP, Samuel W.W. merchant  2,121 52.62% Lib 
CORBITT, George E.   1,910 47.38% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 DAVIDSON, Avard Longley lawyer  2,131 50.15% Cons. 
PICKUP, Samuel Walter Willet   2,118 49.85% Lib 

The electoral district was abolished in 1917.


See:DIGBY AND ANNAPOLIS (Nova Scotia)(1917 - 1925)


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