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Henry Purdy (ca 1744 – July 20, 1827) was a landowner, judge and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Cumberland County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1806 to 1820.

He was the son of Samuel Purdy and Winnifred Griffin. In 1773, he married Tamar Kniffen. Purdy was captain of the Westchester Loyalists and settled in Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia in 1783. He served as lieutenant-colonel in the local militia and judge in the Inferior Court of Common Pleas. Purdy was named high sheriff for Cumberland County in 1794. He died at the age of 83.


  • A Directory of the Members of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1958, Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1958)


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