Person:Oliver Mowat (1)

Oliver Mowat
d.19 Apr 1903 York, Ontario, Canada
m. 16 Jun 1819
  1. Oliver Mowat1820 - 1903
  2. George Levack Mowat1823 - 1871
  3. John Bower Mowat1825 - 1900
  4. Katherine Anne Mowat1828 - 1915
  5. Jessie Bower Mowat1833 - 1913
  • HOliver Mowat1820 - 1903
  • WJane Ewart1824 - 1893
m. 19 May 1846
  1. Jane Helen Mowat1847 - 1908
  2. Jessie Mowat1849 - 1849
  3. Frederick Mowat1851 - 1924
  4. Laura Mowat1853 - 1941
  5. Arthur Mowat1855 - 1926
  6. Edith Mowat1859 - 1944
  7. John Mowat1860 - 1861
Facts and Events
Name Oliver Mowat
Gender Male
Birth[2] 22 July 1820 Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 19 May 1846 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canadato Jane Ewart
Census[3] 1861 Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
Census 1871 Toronto, York, Ontario, CanadaSt Partick's Ward
with Jane Ewart
Census 1891 Toronto, York, Ontario, CanadaSt Partick's Ward
with Jane Ewart
Census[4] 1901 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
Death[1] 19 Apr 1903 York, Ontario, Canada

Taken from Wikipedia:

Mowat was born in Kingston, Ontario, to John Mowat and Helen Levack. As a youth, he had taken up arms with the royalists during the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, which suggested a conservative inclination in politics. However, he did not trust the politics of Macdonald, George-Étienne Cartier, or the other leaders of the Conservative Party and instead joined the Reformers.

Before entering politics, Mowat trained as a lawyer, and, on January 27, 1836, Mowat, not yet sixteen years old, articled in the law office of John A. Macdonald. He was called to the bar on November 5, 1841. In 1846, he married Jane Ewart, a daughter of John Ewart of Toronto. Mowat and his wife had three sons and four daughters. In 1856 Mowat was appointed Queen's Counsel.

Mowat's daughter, Jane Helen Mowat, married Charles Robert Webster Biggar, and their son Oliver Mowat Biggar became Canada's first Chief Electoral Officer.

Mowat was also the great-great-uncle of Canadian author the late Farley Mowat.

Taken from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography[3]

MOWAT, Sir OLIVER, lawyer, politician, judge, and office holder; b. 22 July 1820 in Kingston, Upper Canada, son of John Mowat* and Helen Levack; m. 19 May 1846 Jane Ewart, daughter of John Ewart*, in Toronto, and they had three sons and four daughters; d. there 19 April 1903.

Oliver Mowat’s father and mother were natives of Caithness, Scotland. John Mowat, a Peninsular War veteran, came to the Canadas with the British army in 1814; upon his discharge he settled near Kingston, then the chief mercantile centre of Upper Canada. At the time of Oliver’s birth, he was a partner in a general store in the town.

  1. Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1938 and Death Overseas, 1939-1947, Image 305 & 306.[1]

  2. Wikipedia - Sir Oliver Mowat.


  3. Canada. 1861 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).

    Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1106

  4. Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).

    Year: 1901; Census Place: Toronto (West/Ouest) (City/Cité) Ward/Quartier No 4, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario; Page: 17; Family No: 168