British Toryism Amidst ‘a horde of disaffected and disloyal squatters’: The Rise and Fall of William Bowman Felton and Family in the Eastern Townships

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British Toryism Amidst ‘a horde of disaffected and disloyal squatters’: The Rise and Fall of William Bowman Felton and Family in the Eastern Townships
Abstract
The British-born Felton and his extended family arrived in the Eastern Townships in 1816. By 1829, the family had been granted over forty square miles of land in the townships of Ascot and Orford, an area predominately settled by American-born immigrants. In 1822, Fenton was appointed to Lower Canada’s Legislative Council. He was a firm believer that the Council should remain an appointed body in order to represent the interests of the Church of England, English-speaking merchants and British immigration.
Publication
Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’études des Cantons de l’Est
Volume
No. 1
Pages
13-42
Date
Fall 1992
Language
en
Citation
Little, J. I. “British Toryism Amidst ‘a Horde of Disaffected and Disloyal Squatters’: The Rise and Fall of William Bowman Felton and Family in the Eastern Townships.” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’études des Cantons de l’Est No. 1 (Fall 1992): 13–42.
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