The following queries (Q5734 to Q5754) were posted on 11 November 2020.
Q20-5734 ALEXANDER: Veterans Affairs Canada is looking for a photo
Private Charles Alexander
DOD: April 9, 1917
Service Number: 444952
Unit: Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)
Division: 26th Bn.
Born: May 15, 1887, Newcastle, New Brunswick
Enlistment: June 15, 1915, Sussex, New Brunswick
Spouse of Mary Jane Alexander of Newcastle, New Brunswick.
Mother pre-deceased him. Step-father James Paul, St. John, NB. Son Peter Alexander.
Sailed on Oct 30, 1915. Arrived in England SS Corsician Nov 9, 1915. April 15, 1916 transferred to 26th Battalion France.
Program Officer, Commemoration
Veterans Affairs Canada / Government of Canada
/ Tel. 902-394-2632
Q20-5735 ALWARD: I have been look for proof of lineage connecting Anne Alward d/o Oswald Alward & Mary ??? (Bergman) 1st wife of Oswald. I have all the connections from Anne to my husband and everything from Oswald back, plus gave Dominion copies of the archives first families and such but they will not except these as proof, they say I need a family bible or a birth certificate.
Can you help me, I would like to get my father-in-law his EU status for his birthday this December, he will be 86 and it would be nice for him to have something to talk about in the nursing home. We are in Ontario.
Q20-5736 ARBOUR: Just wondering if ANYONE has information to these two "Arbour"s (I here suspect are actually Arbo/Arbeaus). Looking for other official or familial references. The petition mentions the three KNOWN Arbos/Arbeaus of the period John, his brother Joseph and Joseph's wife Amy.
Q5737-2020 BOYCE: I am interested in researching my grandmother's family genealogy, her name was Elizabeth Boyce and she was born on March 4th 1904 and died on November 23rd 1973. I am very interested in trying to find out more information about her parents, grand parents and great great grand parents.
Elizabeth Boyce's parents were (father) John Wesley Boyce born 1876 in Harcourt (Kent) county NB. and died in 1954. Elizabeth Boyce's mother's name was Susan Selena (nee Donald) Boyce and was born in 1879 and died 1954
Q20-5738 CAMERON: Veterans Affairs Canada is looking for a photo of Private James Cameron and information on his life before and during his enlistment in the First World War. I searched your site under Restigouche branch, he was born in New Mills, NB.
Private James Cameron
DOD: April 9, 1917
Service Number: 709705
Unit: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)
Born: February 5, 1893
Born New Mills, NB, Feb 5, 1893
Father Joseph Cameron. Active Militia before enlisting. Mother was dead at time of enlistment.
Enlisted November 11, 1915, Sussex, NB. Departed Halifax June 28, 1916 SS Olympic. Arrived July 5, 1916, Liverpool. In the field, France Nov 29, 1916.
Foster mother Mrs. Isabelle Gournaville Issac, Bonaventure County, QC
Program Officer, Commemoration
Veterans Affairs Canada / Government of Canada
Q20-5739 ESTEY: My ancestor Mary Elizabeth Estey born September 6th 1800 and died March 8th, 1864 and was married to the Reverend Samuel Hartt (a prominent Baptist minister). They're both buried in the Lower Waterville UNited Baptist Cemetery. I have a family history book that states she was taken care of by her Aunt Ruth Estey Everett and Mary was the granddaughter of John and Molly Hartt Estey who resided in Kingsclear in York County. Her parents are a complete mystery. Do you have any source that states Mary was raised by her aunt Ruth and she was related to John and Molly? I can't find anything in the Provincial Archives or Probates that connects Mary to any of her relatives besides her husband and children. Any help would be appreciated.
Q20-5740 HAMILTON: I am searching John Hamilton b: 1811 Ireland and wife Christiana b: 1815 Ireland. They died in Carlton Co. NB in 1889. I believe they came NB in 1837 and bought a farm. Do you know anything about them or any one who is also searching this family?
Q20-5741 HARTT: I've searched and searched, but I can't find anything that proves my ancestor Thomas E. Hartt (born August 22, 1823 and died March 2, 1885, married to Mary Jane True ) was the son of Reverend Samuel Hartt Jr. and Mary Estey Hartt. I did find a NB census from 1851 that lists Samuel and Mary's other children, but Thomas was already married and had his own separate household when the census was taken, so he wasn't listed under his father's household. If anyone can help me prove Thomas was Samuel and Mary's son, I would be so grateful.
Q20-5742-HOWELL: Bass River, Kent County, New Brunswick. The church burnt years ago, thus no records.
Brothers and sisters of Asa Howell are: William, John, Joseph, James, George, Annanias, Annie & Mary.
Asa Howell m Eliza (McDougall) Campbell – lived in Bass River, Kent Co, NB. She had Campbell children (Husband died) previous to marrying Asa Howell.
Children of Asa & Eliza Howell:
1.Mildred Matilda Howell d 1969 m Ezekiel Nickerson d 1963
2.Isaac Wilson Howell b 1887-1950 m Grace Annabella McKnight 1871-1979 (Petitcodiac, NB)
3.Charles Nickerson Howell d 1975 m Gladys Seymore d 1986 (Havelock/Cornhill, NB)
Q20-5743 KIERSTEAD: I was looking for - The Descendants of William Robert Kierstead and
Q20-5744 LANGILLE: I am researching information for Roma Langille murder/suicide in
Q20-5745 LIND: I as a swede trying to find a longlost relative who was living in NB for some time be a member to get some info or advice. I am looking for GUSTAV LIND b. 1893 in Sweden and His wife Teatsie FENERTY b. 1899 in Halifax. They married 1919 iin St John then I just know that Teatsie lived in Montreal 1940 and remarried and died in 1964 in Montreal. Someone has told me they got two Children: Stewart or Stuart b. 1925-1930 and Marian a Little younger. I assume they were born in NB. They were not born in Montreal.
Q20-5746 McCAUSTLIN: I recently found out through DNA testing, that my biological father was from St. John, New Brunswick. His name was Edward Leo McCaustlin [1902-1969] and he seems to have lived all his life in St. John except for when he served in the Carlton and York regiment of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. For a while he was stationed in England, where I was born in 1943. I believe that after he came home from the war, he lost a leg, whether it was through an accident or through an illness I do not know. He died in 1969 in D.V.A. Lancaster Hospital in West St. John where he had been for 1 year, 3 months and 25 days. I have been able to find his birth, marriage and death certificates and also where he is buried, and I have sent off for his army service records, but because of Covid there is no telling when I will receive them. Through Ancestry.com I was also lucky enough to get in touch with, and visit [before Covid], a niece of his in BC.
I am planning a trip to New Brunswick soon, probably in 2021, and want to arm myself with as much information about him as I can before I get there so that I can visit some of the places where he lived and worked. So, I was wondering if any members could offer me advice on where to go and what to look for in my search once I get to New Brunswick.
Q20-5747 NAKAYAMA: I am trying to locate some information on a New Brunswick resident Chunin Hideyoshi Nakayama. Nakayama is the family name. My understanding is that he passed away some time in 1999.
I am hoping to discover the burial location of my martial arts instructor's Teacher, he started training with this man from the age of 6 and was essentially like a father to him, and it would mean a lot to him to be able to go and pay his respects. I'm hoping that someone from your organization might be able to help me.
Q20-5748 OSBORNE: My great-great grandfather James Osborne (1852-1923) settled in Ferrybanks, which was near Sand Brook and Wirral. According to Harlan Nason, this area "was settled about 1870 by several families who left Saint John to escape flu epidemics that had caused much sickness in that city" (Harlan Nason, Back Creek and South Branch Settlements (Wirral, N.B., 2000), p. 42). Nason states that this settlement was named after the Baptist minister who led the group. It burned in 1903. James Osborne moved to nearby Wirral and is buried in its United Baptist Church Cemetary. When I last visited some years ago, relatives were still living on the family property in Wirral. It would be good to know if anyone has more information about this initial settlement of Ferrybanks, or about the antecedents of this James Osborne.
Thomas M. Osborne Jr.
Q20-5748A PRICE: Looking for the parents of William Thomas Price of England 1799-1884 Canterbury, NB. Married Lydia Wott Grant 1824 Northampton, Carleton, NB.
Q20-5749 QUIGLEY: I am Dennis Murphy of Alabama, USA. I am researching the Quigley side of my family.
In his book, OLD NORTH ESK on the Miramichi, W D Hamilton mentions that my John Murphy married a Mary Quigley from the Newcastle Parish.
His book (I have the first edition only) states that church records say the Mary was from the Newcastle Parish. As his book was focused on Old North Esk on the Miramitchi, he did not go into detail.
In our family oral history, there is a story of a letter Mary Quigley Murphy wrote to a grandchild in Pennsylvania, USA. In that letter she wrote that her brothers had sent for her in an arranged marriage with John Murphy of North Esk. After she arrived, she found out that John was 13 years her senior, an old man as she put it. Mary was in her early 20's, John was about 36. Mary also said that he brothers came over in the company of the Murphy brothers.
Oral family history places them in County Wexford, as relayed to me by my grandfather James Stanley Murphy Sr. James Stanley is a grandson John Murphy.
I have found only one Mary Quigley in County Wexford who was baptized 24 JUN 1810 in Wexford. There is only one Quigley family in County Wexford at that time.
She arrived in New Brunswick about 1832/3 and was married in a Catholic ceremony in 1833.
The Murphy & Quigley brothers, if they came together, would have arrived about 1817 according to legal documents available. I would like to know more about the Quigley's of Newcastle in that era
Q20-5750 RASLEY: I am looking for a long-lost ancestor from Sweden and it would of great help if I could get the Death of his mother-in-law. Her name was MARY RASLEY (married FENERTY) she was born 5th of AUGUST 1870 or 1869 in Halifax. She died in St John as she lived with the other daughter after she was a widow in 1908. She was alive in census 1921 so her Death date must be after 1921.
Q20-5751 WALKER: David Walker was born in Molus River, Kent, NB around 1860. I believe the civil parish was Weldford. His wife was Mary McCarthy nee McDougall. I believe they were Presbyterians. David's father John died after 1860 but before 1891. David Walker died after 1911 while his wife died on 5 April 1940 in Molus River. His mother was Elizabeth to husband John. The goal of my research is to find a place of birth overseas for John Walker.
Q20-5752 WILSON: My grandmother was born in St Stephen, in 1872. I would love to obtain a copy of her birth certificate.
Q20-5753 WORRALL: I am currently researching my family tree and have hit a huge brick wall in regards to the family of my great great grandmother, Mary Jane Worrall. I am looking for any information on a merchant who I believe was George Worrall and lived in St John in the early 1800’s up to about 1840. His wife’s name was Elizabeth but I do not know her maiden name. They have for sure two children, George born in 1821 (was a merchant in his own right in St John on Duke Street and died in 1872) and Mary Jane born in 1824 in St John, Mary Jane married my Great great grandfather, Arthur Daniel on August 7, 1849 in St John. Arthur is the younger brother of Thomas W. Daniel who managed a major store in St John, Daniel & Boyd. Arthur was a mill owner and his mill was Kirk and Daniel set in Portland beside St John. However, I am stumped on the Worrall side of the family. All efforts to locate or even find information on this line has hit a dead end. Can you provide any information on obtaining perhaps marriage, birth or death records for the Worralls. I have searched all on line database for New Brunswick but they do not go far enough back and are to no effect. Dates I have are as follows:
Q20-5754 UNMARKED GRAVE PROGRAM: My name is Paul Gallinger, I have been tasked to search for the names and locations of all eligible Canadian and Allied Veterans who have died five or more years ago, and lie in unmarked graves. In March of 2019, the Indigenous Veterans Initiative was launched in an effort to commemorate and honour the memory of over 18,000 Indigenous Veterans, many of whom are thought to lie in unmarked graves.
In June 1996 the Last Post Fund (LPF) created the Unmarked Grave Program whose objective is to provide a permanent military marker for eligible Veterans who lie in unmarked graves.
This program is available to veterans whose grave has not had a permanent headstone or foot marker for five years or more, and who have not previously received funeral and burial funding from the LPF or Veterans Affairs Canada
The LPF introduced the Indigenous Veterans Initiative which has two components:
To provide grave markers to Indigenous Veterans deceased for five years and lying in unmarked graves,
To add traditional names of Indigenous Veterans to existing military grave markers.
Both of these initiatives’ components require research and community support from members of Indigenous communities throughout Canada.
The following queries (Q5721 to Q5733) were posted on 19 August 2020.
Q20-5721 BROWN: Joseph Alex Brown born July 14, 1842 in New Brunswick and died June 19, 1900 in Cedaro, NE. Was married March 21, 1861 in Jones, IA to Martha Ellen Porter. She was born March 29, 1842 in Licking, OH and died Sept 28, 1912. Look for information on Joseph Brown.
Q20-5722 BRAZIER: I am trying to locate this man mentioned in the newspaper article and get a Last Post marker if there is a bare plot. SURREY MIRROR UTD COUNTY POST, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1917 ... things that have confidence will equal even this. CANADIAN SOLDIER MARRIED. The marriage took place at St. Matthew's 1 Church, Redhill, on October 27th, of 1 Pte. Ira Chesley Brazier, the Canadians. I to Miss Elsie Florence Wood, of Red hi 11. The ...
Published: Friday 09 November 1917
He and his wife had many children according to Ancestry, all Moncton. Where is his grave?
Q20-5723 BROWN: I am searching for information about Joseph & his parents. Joseph Alec Brown (b) July 14, 1842 NB, (d) June 19, 1900 NE, USA. Buried in Reading, Berks co. PA, wife Martha Ellen Porter (1842-1912). His parents Alexander Brown (1814-?), Angeline (1820-?). Martha Parents. Joseph Porter (1812-1885), Sarah Bebout (1816-1860).
Q20-5724 BURKE: I understand that there was a Martin Burke that landed in Saint John from Ireland in 1831 but I cannot find any info on him. Do you have any suggestions or information on him? Our Martin Burke got married in Windsor, NS in 1838. Says he is Irish may be from Cork.
Q20-5725 COFFEY: I am researching a family named Coffey which immigrated from Galway, Ireland in 1847. They arrived in May 1847 on the barque Amazon, but the father died at Partridge Island in July. Four young children were placed in the destitute orphan asylum, probably in June/July 1847, spent a few weeks in the almshouse (for illness) in October, then were sent back to the orphan asylum in November 1847. The older sister, Bridget was 15 at the time and was (apparently) not permitted to take the younger children with her, but in November 1847 succeeded in taking them out of the orphan asylum to Boston.
Do you know of any genealogical sources showing the names and death dates (or burial records) of the immigrants who died in connection with the mass migration of 1847? (The family's mother, also named Bridget, is ASSUMED to have died while crossing from Liverpool, but no deaths were reported on the barque Amazon and she does not show up as a Partridge Island casualty).
Additionally, do you know of any registers of children who were sent to the destitute orphan asylum?
My only current sources are an index to the immigrant hospital which shows the 4 children entering and then returning to the orphan asylum, plus a notation that John Coffey, age 40, died at Partridge Island in July 1847. The 15-year-old Bridget was reported to have "returned from Boston" to take the children out of the orphan asylum and take them to Boston.
Admittedly, these people stayed in Saint John for a short period of time and left few legal actions behind before they relocated to Boston, MA, so it is probable that they left no other genealogical tracks.
Franklin O. Sorenson
Q20-5726 DOHERTY: Who are the parents of George Doherty may be. If the censuses are correct George was born c1824 in NB, married Maria Anne Winters, daughter of Nathaniel Winters who he & Maria were living with in 1851 in Dumfries Parish (now Canterbury Parish). The Provincial Returns of Death for George is March 24, 1908 in Benton, York County, NB at age 90 and noting he was born at Skiff Lake, York County, NB.
Q20-5727 FINLEY: I am interested on finding information on Dennis Finley (or his relations) who was granted land at Westfield NB, in the early 1800s (ca 1812). I have seen several references on-line that note the New Brunswick Genealogical Society has a copy of Finley, Alden G., Finley-Taylor Ancestors and Relations, A Genealogical Reference (Second Edition - Privately Published Nov 1986 in its holdings. Is this document available for viewing or borrowing by NBGS members?
Q20-5728 FORCE: Do you have any Force, Demiller and Brentin/Bunting. Philip Force came to Saint John in 1808 from Sussex Parish, Kings Co. with wife and Children. Daughter Rhoda married William DeMilles Jan 26, 1828 at Saint John. Both where of Hampton. Daughter Elizabeth married Roland Brenten/Bunting Feb 8, 1816 in Saint John. They were all large land owners in the area.
Mrs Mary Lou Force Drew
Q20-5729 GERRARD: I have a photograph of my father (Colin Gerrard, now deceased) with a fellow airman, both in RAF uniform taken at Moncton NB by Earl R Wilcox, probably in 1942-43. I know he trained at Grosse Ile (I also have a photograph of No 9 Initial Training Wing, by Thos F Holte).
I understand that photographic studios often keep records and hoped that the archives of this studio may still exist. Do you have any information or suggestions to help direct my search for further details of who his colleague may be, and what occasion the photograph captured please?
I'm in Bedfordshire in the UK, so a very long- distance research project.
Q20-5730 McFARLANE: I have Walter MCFARLANE in my ancestry tree marrying first, Jean RISK and second, Patience MACRAE (1761-1843) in 1795. Patience MACRAE, b. 1761 in North Carolina; d. 1843 probably Elmsville, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada. Married Walter MCFARLANE in 1795, per declaration on petition for survivor’s benefit of Revolutionary War soldier. Walter was a member of the 74th Regiment of Foot. Patience and Walter had six children together
Unfortunately, provenance is in short supply. Hope this helps.
Q20-5731 McIVER: I wonder if someone could quickly look to see if my great grandfather is listed in your database of obituaries. He was born in Scotland in 1824, joined the Royal Navy and then the Coast Guard and eventually retired to Arthuret parish near Carlisle, England. The Arthuret church burial list includes his wife, a son and his wife and one child. The church registration of deaths lists these individuals as well as John McIver, my great-grandfather, but he is listed as having died in "Springfield NB" on 11 Dec 1900. He is listed in the 1891 census for Arthuret parish, and I know his wife died in 1898, but I don't know when or why he might have travelled to Canada. I searched New Brunswick vital statistics and Findagrave.com, but no sign of him, even with trying common variations: McIvor, MacIver, and MacIvor. This is my only possible family history connection to New Brunswick all the others were prairie homesteaders. I am hoping someone in your organization would be willing to conduct this one search of your obit database and let me know what they find, if anything. If this request is contrary to NBGS policies or practices, I understand and thank you for taking the time to read this! Stay well.
Q20-5732 THORNTON: Trying to locate data on Cynthis Sears, maiden name Thornton. Married to Jerimiah Sears (born 1785, died, 1869 Sackville, NB) Cynthia supposedly born in Buctouche, Kent NB, 11 Sep 1788; died in Sackville, NB, 1 Dec 1865. Can't verify source for Cynthia Sears, birth or death. Appreciate any assistance.
Q20-5733 WALSH: I am looking for information regarding James Walsh/Welsh 1758-1812. He is in one of the first families mention in FIRST FAMILIES OF NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY. I live in Repentigny near Montreal, Quebec. Thank you for your time and wonderful job for people like me that enjoy doing family trees for family and friends. I am 74 years old and this is my pass time.
Karen Lorraine Nielsen
Q20-5733A THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH AT PENOBSQUIS BY GRACE MC LEOD AND PHYLLIS HALL
I am seeking to purchase the above out of print book from a NBGS member or would ask for a look up if a member can do that. I would prefer to purchase.
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Q20-5704 O'REGAN and his family.
You can find Daniel Francis O'Regan's headstone on findagrave.ca. Daniel is buried in the Riverside Catholic Cemetery, Riverside-Albert, Albert County, New Brunswick. The inscription on the headstone reads:"In Memory of Daniel F O Regan died March 30, 1884 age 68 years a native of Kinsale Ireland".
Daniel's death was reported in the Saint John Daily Telegraph on April 5, 1884 as follows:
"d. Hopewell Hill (Albert Co.) 30th ult., Daniel Francis O'Regan, a native of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, age 68 years".
You can find Robert Emmett O'Regan's headstone on findagrave.ca. Robert is also buried in the Riverside Catholic Cemetery. The inscription on the headstone reads:
In Memory of Robert E. Emmett son of Daniel and Mary O'Regan Sept. 23, 1849-May 16, 1852
Mary O'Regan is buried in Hopewell Hill Protestant Cemetery. The inscription on the headstone reads:
Mary O'Regan d. 29 Dec 1892 Age 70Y 7M, wife of Daniel F. O'Regan (from Cemeteries of Albert County New Brunswick by David F. Christopher 1988)
Daniel and Mary's weddng is not found in the "Marriage Register 1846-1887 Albert County NB" (1984 by Ken Kanner and V. "Bing" Geldart). Their marriage is not found in the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick-Vital Statistics from Government Records (RS141).
You would not need a licence to run for the provincial legislature. A liquor licence may have been required, also a licence to run a hotel, but I do not know where you could find these. As for his occupation as a mariner, you learned the trade by being on the boat. The O'Regans are also found in the 1851 Albert County Census for Hopewell.
Daniel is 34 of Irish descent, a tailor and he arrived in NB in 1836
Mary is 28 and was born in NB
Robert is 1 year old
Mary is 3 years old
Thomas Mullen is 10 and is a lodger, born in NB.
I trust this information will be of some use to you.
The following queries (Q5709 to Q5720) were posted on 17 April 2020.
Q20-5709 BRADFORD: I am William John Bradford's granddaughter (descended from the Mayflower's William Bradford), and I'm currently applying for a Mayflower Society membership. I'm trying to track down information about my ancestry on my father's side and I hope you can help. The person assisting me with the Mayflower application mentioned there is a .pdf Family Histories document held by the Charlotte County branch of NBGS that lists 'Bradford ancestry' (I'm hopeful this has been digitalized). There might be more information the NBGS has about the Bradford family too, which I would appreciate as well. I am a member of NBGS, looked up the general surname index on the name Bradford and requested details but haven't yet heard anything back, so I thought I'd check here too.
I would greatly appreciate anything you are able to share. I grew up in Nova Scotia, but now live in Seattle, Washington and find it a bit more challenging to visit some of the places I am reading about. I am including a passage below that contains some pertinent details.
The following queries (Q5701 to Q5708) were posted on 12 February 2020.
Q20-5701 CLARK: Looking for any information on the family of Robert Clark b. abt 1800 died unknown married Nancy Anne Greene abt 1820 she died 12 Jun 1865 Lower Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada and is buried in the Anglican Cemetery in Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. They had several children two David and Elizabeth are buried there too.
Lew Gregory Jr.
Q20-5702 KAYE: I am researching the foundations of purebred dogs in Atlantic Canada 1885 - 1958
and of immediate interest is William Frederick Kaye and his brother Edmund whose Collies were out of the kennels of the Marquis of Lorne [who at that time, I believe, was still sitting as Gov. Gen. of Canada]. Noted is Gail Bonsall Kaye [Pipes] who would have been the niece of the brothers wrote a family history titled "10 Peel Street & the Kaye Family 1847-1947." I am hoping to acquire a copy and also in hopes that like her artistic father, John Henry, she may have painted one or any of the Collies.
Q20-5703 MCFARLANE: Seeking information on the MAIDEN NAME of my fourth great-grandmother, Patience MCFARLANE (abt 1763-1843) of St. Patrick, Charlotte County, New Brunswick. To date, what I know about her is based upon a handful of primary documents. One of these documents was her application for a pension as the widow of an "Old Soldier" in 1833. The "Old Soldier" was Walter MCFARLANE who had served with the 74th Regiment of Foot. She married Walter MCFARLANE in St. George in 1795. Two Charlotte County Deeds established that Walter was her second husband. Deeds associated with one James TAYLOR established that Patience MCFARLANE was his mother and advisor in the disposition of the lands owned by his late father, Ralph TAYLOR. Ralph TAYLOR has a grantee of the Penobscot Loyalists. To date, I have been unable to locate a record of her marriage to either Walter MCFARLANE or Ralph TAYLOR.
Q20-5704 O’REGAN: Daniel Francis O'Regan (B:1816 Kinsale Ireland) (Imm: 1836) Lived in Hopewell Hill New Brunswick Married Mary Steeves (originally was Stief) 8 Mar 1847 - are marriage certificates available anywhere?
1870 ran for provincial assembly - being politics are there licences that he would of applied for to run? 1871 had a liquor licence and in 1881 was a hotel keeper - are there licences required for these? Also of interest is his son Robert Emmett O'Regan (B: 4 Sep 1852 at Hopewell Hill)
1871 census had him listed as a mariner - would there have been an apprenticeship and graduation with a licence from some organisation?
Q20-5705 PHILLIPS: I am helping a gentleman, Phillips ancestor, apply for his NB Loyalist application and we are trying to find the actual marriage record for Mary Phillips who married Solomon Tracy July 1796- Gagetown area, Anglican church. Possibly Sunbury area also. It is recorded as such in lots of information but need the church record. I have looked online but no luck. Mary is the daughter of Thomas Phillips United Empire Loyalist.
Angela Donovan UE
Q20-5706 SCHOFIELD/SCHOPHIELD: Researching Martha Schofield, wife of John McGrath/McGraw/McRae. Likely date of birth: 1807/8, possibly in England or to English parents (she is listed in 1851 census as NB native and in 1861 as English); her sons list her as born in England consistently in their US census records after they immigrate. I found a probable marriage by license for the pair in 1823 which suggests she is then living in Nelson. Her spouse is listed as a widower in 1871 census, so she likely died after 1865, the year of the youngest child listed in 1871’s birth.
Q20-5707 STAMERS: I am working on a book on a nurse of the First World War from Saint John. Her name is Anna Stamers and her father was Benjamin Stamers and her mother was Sara Lavinia Elliott Stamers. Are you able to point me to any information on this family?
Q20-5708 WHITE: I joined the NBGS to find information about my paternal great grandfather and grandmother, but have not been very successful. Perhaps, you may have some suggestions? My father, Francis (Frank) Abbott White was born in St. John, N.B. in 1892 and his father Francis (Frank) Hazen White was born in N.B. to Isaac White (b. 1813) and Margaret Smith (b. 1816) both from Ireland. I believe Isaac died before 1883 and his wife Margaret lived with her son Frank Hazen White on 19 St. David. Is there anyway to find information on Isaac and Margaret, such as when and where they (1) were married, (2) arrived in Canada, and (3) died.
Q20-5708A Looking for Books: I am looking to purchase two Books written by E. C. Wright. “The Petitcodiac” 1945 and “Planters and Pioneers” original or revised. Will Pay Postage. Not long ago I discovered a copy of “Samphire Greens” in a thrift Shop. I now have Two copies.