William Bruce Almon

25th Oct 1784 - 12th Jul 1840

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

William Bruce Almon, physician and politician of Nova Scotia, co-awardee with his brother Mather Byles Almon, brother-in-law James William Johnston and Lewis Johnston (all q.v.), probably as executors of John Johnson (q.v.).

  1. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 25/10/1784 to William James Almon and Rebecca Byles. Attended Edinburgh University 1806-1809 then returned to Nova Scotia where he worked as a doctor. Married Laleah Peyton Johnston in Nova Scotia, 29/01/1814. Appointed to the Legislative Council in 1838. Died 12/07/1840 of typhus, age 52.

Sources

T71/865 St Andrew claim no. 494 (Mount Salus).

  1. Colin D. Howell, Entry for William Bruce Almon in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: http://www.biographi.ca/EN/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=3214 [accessed 06/07/2012].

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Laleah Peyton Johnston
School
Kings College, Windsor
University
Edinburgh [1806-1809 ]
Occupation
Physician and politician

Associated Claims (1)

£514 15S 7D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Imperial (2)

Member of the legislative council
Canada: Nova Scotia including Cape Breton Island 
Other
Canada: Nova Scotia including Cape Breton Island 
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Physician. Used his various medical positions and political clout to improve the standard of medical treatment in Nova Scotia, particularly that of the...
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Colin D. Howell, Entry for William Bruce Almon in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: <a...

Relationships (2)

Brothers
Brother-in-laws

Addresses (3)

Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Nova Scotia, Canada
Nova Scotia, Canada