Haliburton, Thomas Chandler (1796-1865), author of The Clockmaker; or, the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville (1837), was born in Nova Scotia. He became a member of the Assembly, and was successively Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and judge of the Supreme Court. In 1842 he retired and came to England. He was a Conservative member of Parliament from 1859 to 1864, and died at Isleworth. Among his works were an Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia (1829), The Old Judge (1849), and The Americans at Home (1854).