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Sir Francis Hincks

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Sir Francis Hincks

  • Birth 14 Dec 1807 Cork, County Cork, Ireland
  • Death 18 Aug 1885 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Burial Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Plot Section F # 315
  • Memorial ID 7245056

Politician/Journalist. Born in County Cork, Ireland, Hincks immigrated to York, Ontario, in 1831. The city of York later became Toronto in 1834. In 1835 he became the manager of the People's Bank, and in 1838 he became founder and editor of the Toronto Examiner. In 1841 he entered politics and served as the Joint Premier of the United Province of Canada from 1851 to 1854, Inspector General from 1842 to 1843, and 1848 to 1851, Governor of Barbados and the Windward Islands from 1855 to 1862, Governor of British Guyana from 1862 to 1869, and the Minister of Finance from 1869 to 1873 in the government of Sir John A. MacDonald. He was knighted in 1869.

Bio by: Peterborough "K"


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7245056
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Francis Hincks (14 Dec 1807–18 Aug 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7245056, citing Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .