James Boyle Uniacke (d. 1858) was born in Ireland, son of Richard John Uniacke and Martha Maria Delesdernier. He later became the first premier of Nova Scotia (1848–1854) and lead the first Responsible government in Canada, while also serving concurrently as the colony’s attorney-general. Joseph Howe, his provincial secretary, would join him in creating new democratic reforms. (A full list of Nova Scotia premiers can be reviewed at: NSLegislature.ca on the History menu tab. Also see Richard John Uniacke, November 22, 1753).