Origin of Halifaxafter the 2d Earl of Halifax (1716-71)
- The capital and largest city of Nova Scotia, Canada, in the south-central part of the province on the Atlantic Ocean. Founded by the British in 1749, it served as an important naval base in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, World War I, and World War II.x
- A town of northeast England northeast of Manchester. It is an industrial center.x
Halifax is believed to be a descendant of Old English hāliġfeax (literally “holy hair”). The town is said to have received the name from the fact that the hair of a murdered virgin was hung up on a tree in the neighborhood, which became a resort of pilgrims. Compare also Fairfax.
- Lacey's Harnack and Loisy, with introduction by Viscount Halifax (London, 1904); "The Encyclical and M.
- On the 15th of November the Exclusion Bill, having passed the Commons, was brought up to the Lords, and an historic debate took place, in which Halifax and Shaftesbury were the leaders on opposite sides.
- On the appointment of Lord Halifax as lord lieutenant in the same year Lucas wrote him a long letter (19th of Sept.
- SIR JAMES STANSFELD (1820-1898), English politician, was born at Moorlands, Halifax, on the 5th of October 1820, the son of James Stansfeld, a county-court judge.
- In 1865 he was re-elected for Halifax, and in 1866 became undersecretary of state for India.