Henry J. Robinson of H.M. 76th Regiment of Foot was a well-connected Irishman who remained in Fredericton when his regiment departed. He married first Agnes Strachan Partelow, daughter of the Honourable John R. Partelow, and secondly Sarah Black. There were no children.
Schoolteacher, hotel keeper and stage coach proprietor Joseph Phillips (1828-1905), father of little Lillie Bell, was a son of Zophar Phillips and his wife Mehitable Dunphy. The Phillips family and the Sinclairs, whose burial plot is adjoining, settled on the Rusagonis River.
Alexander McKilligan, baker and later City Marshall, had emigrated to New Brunswick from Forres, Scotland. He married Martha Braine, housekeeper to the Lieutenant Governor, in 1844. After Martha’s death, he remarried and moved to his farm at Tay Creek, York County, NB.
When James McAlpine retired from the army he was gazetted ensign, 1st Battalion York County Militia on 11 January 1860. He was appointed Commissioner of the Alms House and later appointed clerk of the deputy treasurer’s office.
Charles MacPherson was a lumber merchant, his Fredericton place of business in Regent Street near the wharf. He was a member of the Legislature for York County continuously from January 1851 until 1861, and elected again in 1870.
Captain John Hewitt, of His Majesty’s 52nd Regiment of Light Infantry, died 25 August 1825 aged 33 years, “after a short illness and deeply lamented by his brother officers.” He was a relative of Sir George Hewett.
Lieutenant Heron was in Fredericton with the 74th Regiment in 1818, and in 1824 Joe and Mary Heron had a farm on Heron’s Lake that was a show place in its day, and when the Prince of Wales came to New Brunswick in 1860 he was taken to Heron’s Lake for fishing.
George Harding deeded his slave Sippeo to his son John, “to be his property and his heirs and successors during the life of the said negro….” John Harding in turn willed his slaves to his sister, Elizabeth, second wife of the Loyalist Captain Elijah Miles. Sippeo became the verger of Christ Church, Maugerville.
James Frost Gordon was a retired English soldier. He taught school in Kings County in 1861 and at the time of his death, in 1867, was an English and Writing Master at the Collegiate School in Fredericton.
The goal of this project is to share online the legacy of Isabel Louise Hill (1901-1996), librarian and author of numerous books on the United Empire Loyalists and other founding families of central New Brunswick, Canada.
[click to read more...]