Palmer, Edward

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Palmer, Edward

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The Hon. Edward Palmer, son of James Bardin Palmer (1771-1833) and Millicent Jones Palmer (1779?-1875), was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on 1 September 1809. The third of eight sons, Edward was a lawyer, politician and Father of Confederation. At twenty-four, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly for Charlottetown (1833-1860) after which he became a member of the Legislative Council (1860-1873). He was appointed to the Queen's Council (1857), Solicitor General for Prince Edward Island (1845-1851), appointed a Judge in the Queen's County Court (1873), and Chief Justice for Prince Edward Island (1874). He married Isabella Phoebe Tremaine (1820-1914), daughter of Benjamin Tremaine of Quebec on 22 September 1846. They had nine children, one of whom, Herbert James Palmer (1851-1939), went on to become the eleventh Premier of Prince Edward Island. Edward Palmer died in Charlottetown on 3 November 1889


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25 April 2001




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