In the same year, he married Sarah Harriet Owen Williams. In , Haliburton was elected the Member of Parliament for Launceston , Cornwall as a member of the Conservative minority; he did not stand for re-election in Haliburton received an honorary degree from Oxford for his services to literature. He continued writing until his death on 27 August , at his home in Isleworth , near London. In , he married her, soon thereafter returning to Nova Scotia with her.
Louisa's story before marriage is related in the "Haliburton Chaplet," edited by their son, Robert Grant Haliburton Toronto: The couple had two sons and five daughters:. In , Louisa died and was buried at Windsor.
Haliburton was eager to promote immigration to the colonies of British North America. In , faculty and students at his alma mater founded a literary society in honour of the College's most celebrated man of letters. The Haliburton Society, still active at the University of King's College, Halifax , is the longest-standing collegial literary society throughout the Commonwealth of Nations and North America.
It is the basis of Windsor's disputed claim to being the town that fathered hockey. In , a memorial to Haliburton and his first wife was erected in Christ Church, Windsor , by four of their children: Laura Cunard, Lord Haliburton, and two surviving sisters.
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