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Based on the advice from the Town of Cobourg and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, face to face meetings at Victoria Hall have been cancelled until further notice. In order to stay connected and to keep you safe during the pandemic, monthly meetings are taking place by Virtual Zoom webinars. You can join by desktop or a laptop computer, tablet or smart phone!

 

Cobourg and District Historical Society Meetings are held every month except May, June, July, August and December.  Meetings are held in the Citizen's Forum in Victoria Hall on the fourth Tuesday in the Month.  Meetings start at 7:30pm but coffee and cookies are available starting at 7:00pm.  Meetings are $5 for non-members and free for members of the society and students. 


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The first Mayor, Ebenezer Perry, was elected in 1837.  The current Mayor is John Henderson  The list includes all those in between with photos of some but most have no publicly available photo.

Ebenezer Perry 1837 - President Board of Police Ebenezer perry
Wilson S. Conger 1839 - President Board of Police Wilson Conger

William Weller

 

Mayor 1850 - 1851 / 1863

President Board of Police 1838, 1843, 1844

See the History of William Weller and his Stage Coach Line.

weller
Andrew Jeffrey Mayor 1852 Andrew Jeffrey
S.E. Mackechnie Mayor 1853 S.E. Mackechnie

D.E. Boulton
(D'Arcy)

 

Mayor 1854 - 1857

President Board of Police 1840, 1841, 1842, 1846

A major figure in Cobourg's early history. Many references to him on this site. Notably in connection with the Cobourg - Peterborough Railway. Search this site for more references.

D'Arcy Boulton
John Beatty Mayor 1858 - 1860 / 1866 - 1867 John Beatty

Asa A. Burnham

 

Mayor 1861 - 1862

President Board of Police 1845, 1847-1849

Asa Burnham
G.S. Daintry
(George Smith)
1864 - 1865

The Daintry family played a major role in Cobourg's History. Search the site to find references.
George Smith Daintry
W. Kerr 1868 - 1873  
William Hargraft 1874  
John Sutherland 1875  
George Guillet 1876 - 1879 George Guillet
J. Vance Graveley 1880 - 1885  
C.C. Field
(Corelli Collard)
1886  
Sam Clarke 1887 - 1890  
William Battell 1891 - 1892  
Richard Wilson 1893 - 1895  
J.D. Hayden 1896 - 1898  
E.C.S. Huycke 1899 - 1902  
William H. Floyd 1903  
W.J. Maher 1904 - 1905 / 1922  
David Ewing 1906  
Charles A. Munson 1907 - 1908  
Harry Field 1909 - 1910  
George Gummow 1911 - 1914  
Edward Duncan 1915 - 1916  
George Greer 1917 - 1918  
Daniel Denton 1919 - 1920  
William W. Hooey 1921  
Frederick D. Boggs 1923 - 1924  
Fred J. McArthur 1925 - 1926 / 1929  
Harry McGuire 1927  
William E. Cooper 1928  
A. Roy Willmott 1930  
George Thompson 1931 - 1932  
John P. Delanty 1933 - 1936  
Maurice Booth 1937 - 1939  
John B. Ewart 1940  
John D. Burnet 1941 - 1944 / 1951 - 1960  
Roy D. Dodge 1945 - 1947  
Joseph S. Smith 1948 - 1950  
J.A. Heenan 1961 - 1980  
J.M. Lees 1981 - 1985  
A.V. Read
(Angus)
1986 - 1994
J.E. Chalovich
(Joan)
1995 - 2000
Peter G. Delanty 2000 - 2010
Shown with Tom MacMillan, Town Crier, at one of the many openings of offices.
Peter Delanty
Gil Brocanier 2010 - 2018
John Henderson 2018 - present john henderson