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.

Agnes Strachan Partelow, wife of Henry J. Robinson


Agnes Strachan, beloved wife of Henry J. Robinson, Esq. late of H.M. 76th Regiment. Died at Saint John Sept. 12th, 1868, in the 34th year of her age.

Henry Jeffrey Robinson of H.M. 76th Regiment of Foot was an Irishman who remained in Fredericton when his regiment departed, and married Agnes Strachan Partelow, daughter of the Honourable John R. Partelow, Provincial Secretary of New Brunswick from 1848 to 1854. He and his wife lived in the house which is now numbered 868 George Street. In 1865, they bought another house, 725 George Street, then newly improved. It was said that the ill health of his wife marred the first few years in that house.

In 1869, Henry Robinson took for his second wife Sarah Black, a sister of the late John Black, Barrister, and a daughter of Rev. John Black of Springhill. Her unmarried sister Eleanor lived with them. Some years later Henry J. Robinson took his wife to Ireland to live and her niece, Ethel Rainsford, visited them there. Henry Robinson was well-connected. He had no children.

Gleaner, Fredericton, NB, 4 April 1896:

A cable from Port Rush, Ireland announces the death at that place today of Col. H.J. ROBINSON, brother-in-law of John BLACK, M.P.P. of this city. Col. Robinson, who resided in this city about 14 years ago, was stricken with paralysis some months since and latterly no hope of recovery was held out. Mrs. Robinson will have the sympathy of friends in her affliction.