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Charles Joseph Alleyn

Charles Joseph Alleyn (September 19, 1817 – April 4, 1890) was a Quebec lawyer and political figure.

He was born in County Cork, Ireland in 1817 and studied at Clongowes Wood College. Alleyn came to Lower Canada with his family around 1837. He was called to the bar in 1840. He supported the annexation movement in Quebec. He served on the city council for Quebec City from 1851 to 1857, serving as mayor in 1854. In 1854, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Quebec City. He supported the abolition of siegeurial tenure, an elected Legislative Council and separate schools. He served on the Executive Council as Commissioner of Public Works from 1857 to 1858 and secretary for Canada East from 1858 to 1862. In 1866, he resigned from politics to accept an appointment as sheriff for the district of Quebec; he served in this post until his death in Quebec City in 1890.

His brother Richard served in the Quebec legislative assembly.



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