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Nelson, Wolfred

Nelson, Wolfred, 1792–1863, Canadian rebel, b. Montreal. A brother of Robert Nelson, Wolfred served as a surgeon in the War of 1812. In 1827 he entered the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada as a supporter of Louis Joseph Papineau. For his leading role in the rebellion of 1837, Nelson was banished (1838) to Bermuda with the amnesty of 1843 he returned to Montreal, resumed his medical practice, and served again (1844–51) in the Legislative Assembly.

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