11th General Assembly of Newfoundland

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11th General Assembly of Newfoundland
Colonial Building seat of the Newfoundland government and the House of Assembly from January 28, 1850, to July 28, 1959.
Founded 1874
Disbanded 1874
Preceded by 10th General Assembly of Newfoundland
Succeeded by 12th General Assembly of Newfoundland
Last election
Newfoundland general election, 1873

The members of the 11th General Assembly of Newfoundland were elected in the Newfoundland general election held in November 1873. The general assembly sat from February 1874 to Fall 1874.

The Anti-Confederation Party led by Charles Fox Bennett won the election. However, defections and resignations before the assembly's opening reduced his party to a minority[1] and Frederick Carter formed the government in 1874.[2]

Prescott Emerson was chosen as speaker.[3]

Sir Stephen John Hill served as colonial governor of Newfoundland.[4]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1873:[5]

Member Electoral district Affiliation
James J. Rogerson Bay de Verde Conservative
Charles Bowring Bonavista Conservative
Alexander J.W. McNeilly Conservative
John Burton Conservative
Prescott Emerson Burgeo-La Poile Conservative
James S. Winter Burin Conservative
Charles R. Ayre Conservative
John Rorke Carbonear Conservative
Thomas Glen Ferryland Anti-Confederate
Richard Raftus Anti-Confederate
Thomas R. Bennett[nb 1] Fortune Bay Anti-Confederate
Frederick Carter[nb 2] Harbour Grace Conservative
William Wood Conservative
Joseph I. Little Harbour Main Anti-Confederate
Patrick Nowlan Anti-Confederate
Charles Fox Bennett Placentia and St. Mary's Anti-Confederate
James Collins Anti-Confederate
Henry Renouf[nb 1] Anti-Confederate
John Bartlett Port de Grave Anti-Confederate
John J. Dearin St. John's East Anti-Confederate
Robert John Parsons Anti-Confederate
Robert J. Kent Anti-Confederate
Lewis Tessier St. John's West Anti-Confederate
Patrick J. Scott Anti-Confederate
Maurice Fenelon Anti-Confederate
John Steer Trinity Bay Conservative
John Warren Conservative
William Whiteway Conservative
Frederick Carter[nb 2] Twillingate and Fogo Conservative
Charles Duder[nb 3] Anti-Confederate
Smith McKay Anti-Confederate


  1. ^ a b Named a judge January 9, 1874
  2. ^ a b Frederick Carter was elected in two ridings
  3. ^ Joined Conservatives in 1874


By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:

Electoral district Member elected Affiliation Election date Reason
Harbour Grace Ambrose Shea Conservative January 17, 1874 F Carter chose to sit for Twillingate and Fogo[5]



  1. ^ Hiller, James K. (1982). "Bennett, Charles Fox". In Halpenny, Francess G. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XI (1881–1890) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  2. ^ Hiller, James K. (1990). "Carter, Frederic Bowker Terrington". In Halpenny, Francess G. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XII (1891–1900) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  3. ^ "The Speaker of the House of Assembly". House of Assembly.
  4. ^ "Hill, Sir Stephen John". Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage. Memorial University.
  5. ^ a b "Elections". Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. pp. 690–91.