Category:William Botsford Jarvis
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English: William Botsford Jarvis (May 4, 1799 – July 26, 1864) was an important member of the Family Compact and Sheriff of the Home District of the colony of Upper Canada. His estate in what was then York, Upper Canada gave its name to Rosedale, Toronto. He founded Yorkville, Toronto with the entrepreneur Joseph Bloor. In 1837, it was Jarvis, as sheriff, who stopped William Lyon Mackenzie and his rebels during Upper Canada Rebellion from entering York. In 1830, he was elected to the 11th Parliament of Upper Canada for the town of York, Upper Canada; he was defeated in 1834. He was elected to the town council for Toronto in 1841, but resigned the following year. Jarvis died at his home, Rosedale, in 1864.