Albert County, New Brunswick



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BABCOCK. Amos/Amasa Babcock (1764-1805) and wife Dorcas Bennett lived in Albert Co. for a while and had their children there before moving to Sackville, Westmorland Co.:

Dorcas 1790-1868
Henry 1792-1868 married Abigail Cole
Caleb H. 1794-1878 married Abigail Estabrooks
Delilah 1800-1872 married Robert Harrison
Elizabeth 1803-1849 married William Sears
Sarah 1804-1852 married William McGee
Amy married Thomas Sears
Mary/Mercy married James Bray.

Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Tara Hawkins (17/8/1999)


BABCOCK. Line of Babcocks .. from James 1 to Jonathan Sr. who was NS Planter 1760 from Rhode Island. In turn, s/o Jonathan Sr. ..... Amos, Jonathan Jr., Frederick ** TO ALBERT COUNTY ** Jonathan Jr. in 1785 / Frederick in 1790 / Amos in 1791-92/

Jonathan Jr. returned to NS 1807 .... Frederick grant on Pollett River, Salisbury Parish, 1796.. Amos to Shediac Parish 1803.. After Family Tragedy and Amos' death, his wife Dorcas and 9 children returned to Albert Co. Heather, NB Canada (12/2/2001) NEW Babcock/Sears/Hillier/Casford/Bennett/Peardon/of Atl. Canada

BABCOCK, Amos 1764 - 1805 & wife Dorcas Bennett...- Searching for info on daughter, Dorcas 1790-1868, Mary (no dates known). In Albert County 1791/92 till 1803 and in Albert County again 1805. Contact Heather, NB Canada (12/2/2001) Babcock/Sears/Hillier/Casford/Bennett/Peardon/of Atl. Canada (8/3/2001) NEW


BABCOCK, Ephraim b.c.1809-11 NB. Census 1851: Ephraim aged 41, wife, Mary aged 21, son, William Henry aged 2. Looking for info & descendants.  Heather 12/3/2001  NEW

BANNISTER. Looking for information on the following family:

Thomas Bannister (1842-1921) born Pollet River married 1867 Sarah Sweet born Saint John (1843-1915). Had children:

James Albert (1865-1940) m. 1898 Florence Bessie Leeman (1877 - ?);
Thomas A. (1868 - ?);
Walter W. (1870-1949) m1. Dorothy, m2 Julia Geldart (1877-1960);
Robert J. (1874-1935) m. Gladys Irene Coram;
Ada Bernice (1877- 1954) m. Frank W. Collier (1884-1974);
George B (1879-1915) ;
Zenith (1880-1961) m. Harley Horsman (1870-1951);
Lena (1881 - ?);
Charles C. (1884 - ?) m1. Cecilia Louise Doiron; m2 Flossie Collier;
Harry (1886-1888);
Florence (1886- ? ) m. George W. Lahey (1870-1941).

Bob Sweet (16/2/2000)

BAKER. I am researching the descendants of Mr. Birch Rix Baker (later reversed middle and last name to Birch Baker Rix), who was born about 1883 in Cape Wolfe, Lot 7, PEI, son of Josiah Baker and Melinda Josephine (Warren) Baker (who married, 2nd, William Wallace Young of Annapolis NS in 1899 in MA). He moved to New Brunswick and married in 1908 in Westmorland County, NB, Bessie May McNulty. Birch died in 1948 in Albert County, NB. I am trying to research his life, his wife's vitals and parentage, and their possible living desecendants, two daughter named Edith and Jean (whether they used Baker or Rix is unknown to me). I am happy to share whatever I have with fellow researchers. Thank you very much! Michael Meggison (30/1/2001)

BAXTER. Baxter, John J. married Jane/Jennie Mulligan August 1881. Jane dau. of Robert and Ann Mulligan.

Contact: David Soule 10 Churchill Rd. South Portland, Maine 04106 USA (7/3/1998)

BECKWITH. I'm interested in finding any knowledge on the family of my  great-grandmother, Louisa Jane Beckwith born 1856 in Harvey Parish.  First she married Capt. James Leighton, who was lost at sea off NB after having 5 children. Later Louisa came to Hallowell, Maine and married  Harrison Gray II, a widower with four childred already. They married in  Hallowell, I believe in 1888 and had 5 more childred together. Louisa  Jane died and is buried in Penobscot, Me. with her youngest son, Carl.   Sincerely, Cindy Hinton (25/7/2000 email address updated 26/3/2001)   

BERRY I am seeking information on Jane Berry, b. abt. 1843, married to David. Crossman, b. abt 1845, both of Coverdale Parish, Albert Co. Their children include: Merritt, Milledge, James, Albert, Walter, Freeman,Wilfred, Effie, and Earley. I'm seeking information on Jane's date of birth, death and marriage. Also looking for information on her parents,Matthias Berry and Delilah Ricker.

 Thanks Cindy Jensen

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BERRY. Researching ancestors and descendants of Thomas Berry and Rebecah Ricker (m. ca. 1783), Mathias Berry (b. 1786) and Delilah Ricker, Turtle Creek. Kevin Berry (25/1/2001)


I am so glad to find this site!  I believe I am related to George and Letitia Berryman!!  Depending on the dates, 
whatever and information you could provide about these people would be appreciated.  I have had a hard time tracking them.

Suzanne Ovenell
4251 Rd P NW
Quincy, WA 98848

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BISHOP. I'd appreciate it very much if I could post my great-great grandparents marriage. I recently tracked down cousins in Ohio that had a huge cache of information from Lucy Downey's bible which also included a marriage certificate.  

Certificate says:  Mr. Mariner Bishop and Miss Lucy Downey were solomnly united by me in Holy Matrimony at Hopewell Cape on the 17th day of February in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty five. Conformably to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of the Land. Witnesses, William Virgie and Charlotte Bishop.  

Another marriage that also took place in Hopewell Cape, Albert Co., Canada was the marriage of Archibald Bishop, son of Mariner & Lucy, and Miss Sarah (Sadie) Sharp(e).  

 I'm really interested in finding other family members who may still be in New Brunswick, Canada. Jacquie Baral (USA, California)  (25/7/2000)


I am looking for any information on FRANCES DELILAH BLEAKNEY / BLAKNEY / BLAKENEY born l852/3 in Albert County, New Brunswick .

She married CHARLES H. ANDERSON, son of Charles Anderson and Nancy Smith. I have found lots of info on Charles' family , but cannot find anything on Frances' family. Hope you can help! Sincerely, T.Malbon

From: Joan McLeod []

BOYLE. My grandmother was Mary Bernice Boyle, born at Hopewell ( I think), in Albert County NB in 1886. Her father was James, her uncle was Dan Boyle. I have very little information about their lives in New Brunswick before they came to Alberta about the turn of the century. However, I came across a photo which may lend some help.  It was taken in "Albert, Albert Co. N.B. June 5th 1905.  A list of the women in the photo includes:

Bessie Anderson ,
Marion B. Atkinson,
Lily Barbour,
Mae B. Boyle ( my grandmother),
Julie Downing, Sarah Hoar,
Mary Lyons,
Effie McLean,
Estelle L. Murray,
Flossie Perry,
Aggie Smith,
Belle Smith,
Gertie Stiles,
May Stiles. 

It is not likely that any of them is still alive as they would be over 100 years of age (not impossible!), but if any of the names leads to family still alive who have some knowledge of the Boyles and their friends, it would be very nice to have. Jack Sandgathe (29/3/1999)

BREEN Looking for information on Timothy W Breen , born 1876 and died 1933 in Saint John NB.. I believe Timothy lived in Goshen. Timothy married Stella McAndrew in 1895. I have been unable so far to trace Timothy's family in the Goshen area. Timothy and Stella had the following children.

Alban Leo Gerard born further trace of him so far
Annie E. Breen born mother
Wm T Breen born further trace
Mary G Breen born 1902.............married T Fisher
Marion Breen born 1901
Margaret Breen born .............married F Simonds

Any connection to the Breens of Goshen would be appreciated. Pat O'leary (1/11/2000)

BREWSTERS   Just for your info, I have done a lot of work on decendents of the Brewsters and all the intermarriages with Peck's, Calhoun's, Tingley's, etc. and a lot on the decendents of James Anderson (1761) and Hannah Bishop and a fair bit on the decendants of Thomas Kennie (married Elizabeth Bennett); a bit on the Osborne (which included some Butland's) and the Hoppers (decendents of Peter) - all Albert County families. Am always pleased to share info with anybody. Sharon Shadbolt

My email is: Sharon Shadbolt (24/11/02)

BRIGGS I am looking for some information on my great, great, great grandfather, John Briggs, who was born in Coverdale, Albert County, in 1800. I would like to know, who John parents were, then he have any siblings and when did his family arrive in New Brunswick. I don't know if they were part of the Yorkshire families that came over from England or did they come up from the States. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You, Dan Briggs Saint John, N.B. 16/3/2001

BRIGGS I am looking for information on John Amos Briggs. Died Dec20, 1917.  in New Brunswick. His son Edwin lived in Albert county. His wife was Lucy Bella Magee. I am looking for a death date for him as well as any other information. Thank-you Jean Saulnier (Briggs) 26/3/2001

BRODIE    I I am tracing my Brodie ancestors in Canada.  My first Brodie was Edward who came from Scotland, and married Emily Davis in the early 1800's.  My great great grandfather was their son Colon Campbell Brodie born about 1835 in Bayside Westmorland County I believe. I found he and his brother Stuart Brodie in an Emigrant Settlement in 1865-1868.  He was called Campbell Brodie in the Hutchinson Directory.  This Emigrant Settlement, I have been told is now Melrose.  I am from USA so am not too
familiar with Canada, though i am learning with my research. 

My first question to you would be:
1)How do I find out if my first Edward Brodie were naturalized and where would I search for records for him?  As well as a marriage record for he and Emily Davis?
2) How would I find a birth record or certificate for Colon Campbell Brodie born approx 1835?
3)What exactly was this Emigrant Settlement, and how can I find clues on why my ancestor was there?
4)How do I find a birth certificate for Colon Campbells son Colon Campbell Brodie Jr. born 1866?

I would appreciate any guidance you can be.  We have found my Colon Campbell Brodie Sr. in an 1861 census with wife Margaret and son William in Westmorland Co, Westmorland Parish.  We also found possible siblings of Colons living with Emily Davis Brodies brother and family in 1861 same place.  In 1851 census for Botsford Parish we found Emily  as Emily Braddie, living with two of her children. We also find other of her children living with her brother Stephen. Could you tell me where Botsford Parish is in relation to Westmorland Parish? 

Thanks for any answers you may have for me.  Sincerely Barb Brodie Kineke

My email is:  Barb Brodie Kinek  (24/11/02)

BROWN. Searching for parents of Rufus Milledge Brown, b. 1809, d. 1882, married about 1836 Elizabeth Trites, b. 1811, d. 1851, parents of Elizabeth are Abraham Trites, b. 1780, d. 1836 & Susanna Christian Steeves, b. 1788, d. 1842 (Susanna parent's Christian Steeves, b. 1753, d. 1775 & Rosanna Trites, b. 1753, d. 1848).

My email is: (24/4/2000)

BROWN.  Looking for info on Benjamin Brown, born approx 1811 in New Horton, Albert County, N.B. and who married Caroline Spencer and settled in New Yarmouth, Cumberland County, N.S.  Who were Benjamin's parents, siblings, etc.

Also interested in the Terris family of Albert County.- Have a database of approx 5000 descendants of the original John Trerice (Terris).

My email is:  Greg Brown  (24/4/2000)

BUCKLEY. I have come across a character called Samuel BUCKLEY who was born in Albert or St John about 1856. His parents travelled to Albert from Middleton (Derbyshire, England), but then returned almost immediately to Middleton. The family appears in all 5 Censuses 1841-1891. Do you have any records of This BUCKLEY family at your end? Below is an e-mail I circulated round the Derbyshire Mailing List. One of the replies put me on your trail.

Best wishes,

John Palmer, Dorset, England
Webmaster Wirksworth Website

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Hello folk,
Can some kind Canadian soul help me with this Canadian place name puzzle and a strange re-immigration story???
Its the story of a Derbyshire man called Samuel BUCKLEY. Samuel's father William was a lead miner born in Wirksworth (Derbyshire), but in 1855 he emigrated to Canada with his wife Catherine (born in Middleton 1 mile away). Somewhere in Canada (maybe New Brunswick) they had their first child Samuel in 1856. But 2 years later the family was back in Middleton, where their next child Ann Elizabeth was born.
Why did the family come back to Derbyshire so quickly? Where in New Brunswick was young Samuel born? The only clue is a birth place name in the 1891 Census that I can't read and don't recognize. It looks to me like "Four? John? New Brunswick B.N.A [British North America?]". Can some knowledgeable Canadian work out what the handwriting says? I've scanned the entry and you can see it on Is there any lead in New Brunswick?
You can follow the story of the family by these entries from the Census 1841-1891. I feel there's a story here somewhere. Its not often that
you can follow a family through each of 5 Censuses, when they've been to the New World somewhere in between!
Best wishes,
John Palmer, Dorset, England
======1841 Census=============
---Town Street---[Middleton]----------
Md106a Jacob BUCKLEY 45 m Y Lead Miner
Md106b Jane BUCKLEY 45 f Y
Md106c Benjamin BUCKLEY 25 m Y Lead Miner
Md106d Elizabeth BUCKLEY 20 f Y
Md106e Henry BUCKLEY 15 m Y
Md106f William BUCKLEY 12 m Y
Md106g Jacob BUCKLEY 14 m Y
Md106h Ellen BUCKLEY 8 f N
Md106i Leuezer Jane BUCKLEY 3 f N
======1851 Census=============
#138---Middle Peak---[Wirksworth]---
W751a Jacob BUCKLEY Head M 56 M Lead miner Wirksworth
W751b Jane BUCKLEY Wife M 56 F Wirksworth
W751c Benjamin BUCKLEY Son U 31 M Lead miner Wirksworth
W751d Elizabeth BUCKLEY Dau U 29 F Wirksworth
W751e Henry BUCKLEY Son U 27 M Lead miner Wirksworth
W751f Jacob BUCKLEY Son U 25 M Lead miner Wirksworth
W751g William BUCKLEY Son U 22 M Lead miner Wirksworth
W751h Ellen BUCKLEY Dau U 17 F Wirksworth
W751i Louisa Jane BUCKLEY Dau 13 F Wirksworth
W751j Emily BUCKLEY Dau 1 F Wirksworth
======1861 Census==============
Md051a William BUCKLEY Head M 32 M Lead miner Wirksworth
Md051b Catherine BUCKLEY Wife M 30 F Middleton
Md051c Samuel BUCKLEY Son 5 M Scholar Albert "Albert
British Subject"[sic] Alberta?
Md051d Ann Elizabth BUCKLEY Dau 3 F Scholar Middleton
======1871 Census==============
#51---Hill Side 16---[Middleton]---
Md051a William BUCKLEY Head M 42 M Lead miner Wirksworth
Md051b Catherine BUCKLEY Wife M 40 F Middleton
Md051c Samuel BUCKLEY Son 15 M Joiners apprent New Brunswick CAN
"North America"
Md051d Ann Elizabth BUCKLEY Dau 13 F Cotton mill hand Middleton
Md051e Adah BUCKLEY Dau 6 F Scholar Middleton
Md051f William BUCKLEY Son 3 M Scholar Middleton
=======1881 Census=============
---Hill Side---[Middleton]---(RG11-3426-119-p17)---
Md095a William BUCKLEY Head M 52 M Lead miner Wirksworth
Md095b Catherine BUCKLEY Wife M 50 F Middleton
Md095c Samuel BUCKLEY Son U 25 M Joiner New Brunswick CAN
Md095d Ada BUCKLEY Dau U 16 F Cotton spinner Middleton
Md095e William BUCKLEY Son U 13 M Paper maker Middleton
=======1891 Census=============
Samuel BUCKLEY Head M 35 M Joiner Four? John? New Brunswick B.N.A
[British North America ie Canada?]
Mabel BUCKLEY Wife M 32 F
Herbert BUCKLEY Son 6 M Scholar
William James BUCKLEY Son 4 M Scholar

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