Partelow and Tabor


Memorial to the Honourable John R. Partelow who died on the 13th Jan. 1865, aged 69 years.

Also his wife, Jane Hamlin, who departed this life 20th Feb. 1866, aged 69 years. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

In Memory of Charles Clifton Tabor, late Lieut. 15th Regt., died March 21st, 1888 aged 47 years. "Simply to Thy cross I cling"

In memory of Ada, wife of Charles Clifton Tabor, died March 23rd 1919, aged 80 years. "At rest in the Lord".

Percy Clifton, died Nov. 8th, 1886 aged 2 years, son of Charles and Ada Tabor.

John Clifton Tabor

Lot #156. There are six graves in this enclosed lot: Hon. John R. Partelow, his wife, and his daughter Ada, Mrs. Tabor, with her husband and two of their children.

Chas. C. Tabor claims a lot in the Burial ground. Size about 16 feet square. Situate towards the North West corner of Ground. Enclosed by heavy granite coping. Marked by marble [illegible]. Engraved "Partelow" Claimer purchased this lot from Henry Chestnut Feb 21st 1866

John R. Partelow was the son of a shoemaker, Jehiel Partelow of Saint John. He married Jane Hamlin Matthews in 1819.

From 1828 until 1856, except for an interlude of three years, John R. Partelow was a member of the Legislature for the County of St. John. He was Chamberlain of Saint John from 1827 until 1865, and was also Mayor of that city, appointed 10 April 1846 and holding office until 5 July 1848 when he was appointed Provincial Secretary. Mr. Partelow was appointed Auditor General of New Brunswick on 7 May 1855, which office he held until his death in January 1865.

When Mr. Partelow was appointed Provincial Secretary, he brought his wife and family to Fredericton. His eldest daughter, Mary, married James R. Crane. Jane, the second daughter, married John MacKay. Elizabeth married Thomas Otty Crookshank. Agnes married Henry Jeffrey Robinson, Captain, 76th Regiment, in 1857 and is buried nearby in the H.J. Robinson plot. Emma, the fourth daughter of Mr. Partelow, was the third wife of James Scott Beek, who succeeded Mr. Partelow as Auditor General and, like his father-in-law, was one of New Brunswick’s most distinguished civil servants. The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1908, lists Mr. James S. Beek, Auditor General of New Brunswick as a Companion of the Imperial Service Order. The order was instituted by King Edward, 8 August 1902, for faithful and meritorious service in the Civil Service.

Ada, the youngest daughter, in 1862 married Charles Clifton Tabor of the 15th Regiment of Foot stationed in Fredericton from 1862 to 1868. Captain Tabor and his wife were well known in Fredericton. When Captain Clifton Tabor retired from the army, they resided at "Woodlands," the former home of Major Hansard of the 69th Regiment (Ret’d) who died in 1853. Mrs. Hansard sold the house in 1866.

The Tabors had a large family: besides the two young sons buried here, they had seven sons and three daughters. Their daughter Agnes, when young, wrote a prize essay on the 104th Regiment. She married, as his first wife, J.H.A.L. Fairweather, Judge of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick. Lilla married the Rev. G. Edward R. MacDonald, a nephew and foster son of Rev. Canon George Goodridge Roberts. The MacDonalds lived in California. After the death of Mrs. Clifton Tabor in 1919, her eldest daughter, Ada, married Dr. William Tyng Raymond, Professor of Classics at the University of New Brunswick. Some years after he retired (1929), they moved from their home at 770 George Street in Fredericton to Saint John where they died.

Hon. John Ambrose Street and Jane Isabella Louisa Hubbard


I.H.S. In memory of the Honourable John Ambrose Street, died 5th May A.D. 1865 in the 70th year of his age. "And now Lord what is my hope, Truly my hope is even in Thee."

In memory Jane Isabella, widow of the late Hon. J.A. Street, died 29th Sept. 1883 in her 84th year. "Come unto Me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest."

Lot #8 measures 11 x 13 feet. These two handsome memorials are surrounded by a cast-iron fence. The gate has been removed.

John Ambrose Street was the seventh son of the Honourable Samuel Denny Street, born in 1795 at Burton where his father had a large grant. Samuel Denny Street served in the Royal Fencible Americans at the taking of Fort Beausejour and later at Fort Howe under Major Gilfred Studholme. A friend who had served with him since the days when they were 2nd Lieutenants together was Ambrose Sharman who, with his wife, was drowned in the St. John River at Burton in December 1793. John Ambrose Street was named after him. The orphaned Sharman children were sheltered by Samuel Denny Street until such time as they married.

John Ambrose Street married Jane Isabella Louisa Hubbard, daughter of William Hubbard who represented Sunbury County from 1785 to 1792. Their children were Thomas George, Louisa Isabella, William Woodbridge, Mary Jane, James Peters, Sarah Boies, Charles Frederick, Lucretia A.P., John Ambrose, Ambrose Bacon, and Alfred Henry.

J.A. Street was admitted to the Bar in February 1817 and practised at the Miramichi. He was elected in 1833 to the House of Assembly, representing Northumberland County, and re-elected continuously until 1856. In 1840, John Ambrose Street was appointed Clerk of the Crown in the Supreme Court. In 1849 he was made a Queen’s Counsel, one of only five in the province. His Fredericton residence was on the corner of King and York Streets, his law office, a small wooden building adjoining. This stood on part of the property formerly belonging to his father. In 1851 he was appointed Attorney General and in that same year the Hon. James Carter was appointed Chief Justice.

Although not reared in that tradition, John Ambrose Street was one of the strongest supporters of responsible government in New Brunswick.

When John Ambrose Street was appointed Attorney General, the Street family was one of the most prominent in the province. George Frederick was a Justice of the Supreme Court, William Woodbridge was a successful commission merchant and a mayor of Saint John, Alfred Lock was a barrister in Saint John, and two other brothers were clergymen. His large house at the Miramichi was occupied by his son, James, who married Miss Libby Cunard.

New Brunswick Reporter, Fredericton, NB, 5 May 1896

Died at the residence of his son, William Woodbridge Street, Esquire 75 Charlotte Street, St. John, on Wednesday morning the Hon. John Ambrose Street of Fredericton, Barrister-at-Law and Queen’s Counsel, in the 70th year of his age.

Executors were William Ward and Charles Street.

Sarah Jane Smyth, wife of Andrew Sinclair


In memory of Sarah J. Sinclair, died September 20, 1886 aged 66 years.

R. Allen Sinclair died Aug. 12, 1862 aged 6 years and 9 months.

Jane Smythe died Aug. 15, 1876 aged 78 years.

Another large stone marker, "MOTHER," stands at some distance from the tall monument, indicating that the lot is large. It may be that there are more than three or four graves belonging to this family.

There is no tombstone for Andrew Sinclair, who came from Scotland in 1835 at the age of nineteen. Sarah Jane Smyth, his wife, came from Ireland with her mother in the same year.

One Andrew Sinclair was a shoemaker, in King Street near Regent in 1865 and in George Street in 1871, according to directories. He may have been a brother of Robert Sinclair, who married Matilda Smyth.

Morning News, Saint John, NB, 28 August 1843:

Married on Friday evening last by the Rev. Samuel Robinson, Mr. Robert Sinclair, to Miss Matilda Smyth, all of this city.

In 1871, Jane Smyth, age 72, widow, was living with her daughter, Sarah Jane Sinclair, who had parted from her husband. Her six children resided with her.

New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, Fredericton, NB, 15 August 1876:

d. St. John, 15th inst., at residence of Mrs. Sarah J. SINCLAIR, Mrs. Jane SMYTH, 78th year. Funeral will take place in Fredericton city from steamer on arrival from St. John Thursday.

This burial lot was claimed in 1886 by S. J. Sinclair, who died that September.

Mary, wife of William Ryan


Mary, wife of William Ryan, died Oct. 2nd, 1876 aged 29 years. "Parted below united above"

Footstone: “M.D.”

Lot #73. The tombstone in memory of Mary Ryan stood deep in the earth, the inscription partly obliterated, until in 1955 it was broken off. It now lies flat next to its base. The footstone "M.D." is misplaced here. It was erected over the grave of Mary Davidson, Moses Denton, or Margaret Doak and should be replaced.

James Ryan claims a lot in the B. Ground, size 10 or 12 feet by 17 feet, Situate about the centre of the New Part, near Allen Street. This lot is marked by a marble slab to the memory of Mary Ryan. This lot was purchased by the above claimer from H. Chestnut about twenty years ago for the sum of $10 or 12.00. Sept 2[?] 1886.

Lovell’s Directory 1871 lists William Ryan, mason, on King Street. William and Mary shared a home with John Ryan, his father.

According to the census of 1881, a brick maker by the name of James Ryan, 43, Irish and Roman Catholic, was living in Fredericton with his wife, Mary Ann, 40, and their six children.