Hon. John Ambrose Street and Jane Isabella Louisa Hubbard

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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.

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