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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



KINGS, Nova Scotia (1867 - 1925)


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, 1840, c.155

That, from and after the passing of this Act, all that part of King's County, lying on the North side of the Basin of Mines, and known as the Township of Parrsborough, shall be, and the same is hereby annexed to the Counties of Cumberland and Colchester, as follows: All that part of the Township of Parrsborough lying to the West of Harrington's River, in the Five Islands, to the County of Cumberland, and the remaining part of said Township, lying East of Harrington River, aforesaid, to the County of Colchester.

Kings County (December 16, 1785)

Beginning at the Bridge on Seven Mile Brook in Wilmot being the beginning bound of the County of Annapolis thence to run north ten Degrees West to the Bay of Fundy and from the said bridge South ten Degrees East to the northern line of Lunenburg County; thence to run North seventy five degrees East until it comes to the South Western Limits of Hants County, thence North thirty degrees West until it comes to the South East angle of Horton Township and by the dividing line of Horton and Falmouth to the River Pizaquid now called Avon, and bounded on the North and North East by the Waters of the Bay of Fundy, Minas Gut and Basin and River Avon aforesaid, and also including the Township of Parrsborough and other Granted and Ungranted Land on the Northern side of Gut and Basin of Minas which are ascertained by a line drawn from Cape Chignecto to the Northern boundary line of Parrsborough, and thence to the South boundary of Francklin's Manor, and thence to begin at the East boundary of Land granted Benjamin Dewolf and John Clarke on the North side of the Basin of Minas aforesaid, thence to run North nine miles and thence to the South boundary of Francklin's Manor aforesaid.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 CHIPMAN, William Henry Merchant  1,472 69.08% A Conf 
COLEMAN,   659 30.92% Unknown 

By-Election:   On Mr. Chipman's death, 9-4-1870

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1870/06/23 CHIPMAN, Leverett de Veber Hardware merchant  accl.   Lib. 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 CHIPMAN, Leverett de Veber Hardware merchant  1,317 64.88% Lib. 
WICKWIRE, J.L.   713 35.12% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  1,043 52.46% Lib. 
CHIPMAN, Leverett de Veber Merchant  945 47.54% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  1,639 54.40% Lib. 
WOODWORTH, Douglas Benjamin Lawyer  1,374 45.60% Lib.-Cons. 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 WOODWORTH, Douglas Benjamin Lawyer  1,707 55.71% Lib.-Cons. 
BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  1,357 44.29% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  1,970 56.41% Lib. 
WOODWORTH, Douglas Benjamin Lawyer  1,522 43.59% Lib.-Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  1,815 52.32% Lib. 
BILL, C.R.   1,654 47.68% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Borden being unseated on petition, 28-11-1891

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1892/02/13 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  accl.   Lib. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  2,252 55.84% Lib. 
BILL, W.C.   1,781 44.16% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Borden being named Minister of Militia and Defence, 11-7-1896

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1896/07/30 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  accl.   Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  2,233 54.16% Lib. 
WEBSTER, Barclay   1,890 45.84% Cons. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  2,594 64.51% Lib. 
RYAN, J.W.   1,427 35.49% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  2,482 55.49% Lib. 
EATON, Nathan Woodworth   1,991 44.51% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 FOSTER, Arthur de Witt Teacher  2,474 51.57% Cons. 
BORDEN, Frederick William Physician  2,323 48.43% Lib. 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 BORDEN, Robert Laird Lawyer  3,941 60.96% Union 
SEALY, James   2,524 39.04% Opp 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 ROBINSON, Ernest William School teacher  5,812 53.28% Lib. 
PHINNEY, Horton W. Merchant  5,097 46.72% Cons. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1925.


See:HANTS--KINGS (Nova Scotia)(1925 - 1935)


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