Cameron and Rutter

Cameron

Sacred to the memory of Mother and Father. Nathaniel Cameron died Sept. 19th 1879 aged 81 years; his wife Martha H. died March 27th 1869 aged 60 years.

John Cameron, born Feb. 17th 1831, died March 15th 1892.

William Cameron born July 26th 1834, died July 1, 1906.

James N. Cameron, born Oct. 10th 1839, died July 26th 1893.

In memory of Martha Cameron who departed this life March 27th 1869 aged 60 years.

Sacred to the memory Thomas Rutter who departed this life May 22nd 1865 aged 44 years.

Lots #67 and #68. Both lots are the same size, and marked "Cameron" on the plan of the burial ground.

In Lot #67, measuring 13 x 14 feet, surrounded by a cast iron ornamental fence, are five graves of the Cameron family. There are three tombstones in this lot, but that to the memory of Thomas Rutter applies to his grave in the lot next adjoining, #68. Six footstones are inscribed "W.C.," "J.C.," "N.C.," "M.C.," "T.R.," and "J.N.C." The footstone marked "T.R." is also misplaced.

Nathaniel Cameron married Martha Agnew on 27 April 1828, at which time the bride’s father, William Agnew, and his family were living in St. Mary’s. Nathaniel Cameron and his three sons, John, William, and James N., were butchers and prosperous. They had a butcher shop in King Street on the corner of St. John Street, and another most successful business in York Street near Queen Street. McCarthy, another butcher, was a partner to this last establishment.

Lot #68 contains the graves of Thomas Rutter, cabinetmaker, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Nathaniel and Martha Cameron. Only the base for one post remains of a cast iron fence which surrounded this lot, similar to that around the Cameron graves. Thomas Rutter built and occupied the house on St. John Street that was later occupied by Mrs. A. E. Hanson.

Lot #68. Mr. John Cameron claims for Mrs. M. Rutter a lot in the Burial Ground. Size about 12 x 14 feet. Situate in the New part, Bounded on the North by Hon. Chas. McPhersons [sic] Lot, On the South by the Cameron Lot, On the East by S.L. Tilleys Lot, and on the West by Allen Street. Enclosed with an iron paling, and marked by a Monument to the late Thomas Rutter. This lot was purchased from the Sec. of the Citizens Comt by the late Thomas Rutter.

The family of Edward Yardy, King’s Printer

Yardy

Sacred to the memory of Mary Yardy, died April 11, 1871, aged 83 years. "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff will comfort me."

William Yardy died Dec. 25 1863, aged 85 years.

Sacred to the memory of Edward Yardy, died Aug. 24, 1901, aged 89 years. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Sacred to the memory of Catherine, wife of Edward Yardy, died Nov. 25 1883, aged 66 years. "Her children rise up and call her blessed."

Mary Ellen d. of Edward and Catherine died Aug. 30, 1843, ae 3 months.

Separate headstones. This plot was purchased by Edward Yardy from Henry Chestnut.

Edward Yardy, born 1814, came to Fredericton from Ireland with his parents, Mary and William, in 1821. He was a printer in the office of the King’s Printer. Edward Yardy was married in 1841 to Catherine Smith. The family home was on St. John Street, adjacent to the site of the Farrell brick house. Edward Yardy’s parents lived with their son.

Edward and Catherine Yard’s fourth daughter, Julia Alice, married Charles Victor Twiss of Boston in 1874.  Another daughter married Charles Archibald Welsh (or Welch) who was the son of carpenter Anthony Welch, for some time verger of the Parish Church, Fredericton.

Fredericton Evening Capital, Fredericton, NB, 16 October 1884:

Edward Yardy’s connection with the printing business in this Province extends over a period of 65 years. He entered the office of the ‘Star’ published in Saint John city by Mr. Younghusband and subsequently went with Mr. Seeds & Cameron who took the ‘Star’ and afterwards published the ‘Observer’. In 1837, he went to Fredericton and entered the ‘Royal Gazette’ office, then published by the late Mr. Simpson. Mr. Yardy was foreman of the Gazette for a number of years. Mr. Yardy and his two daughters with his son, who had come from Boston to accompany them to their new home, left this morn. for that city.

New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, Fredericton, NB, 5 September 1885:

Death of a Fredericton boy – Intelligence has been received of the death of C. Archie WELSH at his home in Beverly near Boston, Mass. The cause of his death was heart disease. His wife was the daughter of Edward YARDY, lately of this city. The Boston ‘Post’ says that he constructed some of the finest buildings in Boston among them being the New Old South Church, the palatial residence of Martin Brimmer, the Art Museum and the St. John’s Memorial Church, Cambridge. He was 53 years old and leaves a widow and son.

Carleton Sentinel, Woodstock, NB, 11 July 1896:

Edward Yardy, Boston, Mass. is visiting his daughter Mrs. W.H. Everett of this town. He is accompanied by his daughter, Susie Yardy. Mr. Yardy was be remembered as the veteran printer, who was foreman of the ‘Royal Gazette’, Fredericton for over half a century. He is now in his 88th [?] year, but is hale and hearty.

William Edgar and family

Edgar

In memory of Isabella, wife of William Edgar, died 26th Sept. 1861, aged 59 years.

In memory of Lizzie, wife of Joseph Edgar, died June 20th, 1880, aged 40 years. Also her infant daughter, died June 15th 1880. "Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection."

William Edgar was a millwright who came from Scotland. The Edgar family lived on Regent Street next to the Waverley Hotel.

Morning News, Saint John, NB, 7 February 1853:

Married at Fredericton on the 27th ult. by the Rev. John M Brooke, Robert, son of William Cameron to Isabella Monteath daughter of William Edgar of that city.

In 1871, William Edgar, widower, was listed in the census as a farmer. His children were Thomas (born 1828), Mary (born 1829), Isabella (born 1831), George (born 1833), Elizabeth (born 1836), John (born about 1844), and James (born 1845). Mary and Elizabeth were dressmakers, and John and George were harness makers.

The James Agnew family

Agnew

James Agnew, Sarah Agnew. Our children

One small tombstone, topped with what appears to be a sleeping lamb, stands in this spacious lot.

Lot #82. Mrs. Agnew claims a lot in the B. Ground, situate in the upper of westerly part, Claimer presumes the lot extends between two paths and room for two graves in width. Bounded on the near side by John Mills’ lot. Not enclosed, has one stone to Agnew children. Claimer’s husband purchased the above lot from Mr. Chestnut some 20 years ago [c.1866].

James Agnew, born 1811, Irish, was a carpenter with several employees. In the 1870s he was one of the assessors in Fredericton. He lived in Charlotte Street, near Sunbury. Other family members were his wife Sarah (born 1824), daughters Ellen (born 1844), Clara (born 1862), and Elizabeth (born 1846), and his mother-in-law, Ellen Rutter (born 1801). Mrs. Stephen Hovey, Jane, was his sister. Another sister, Martha, married N. Cameron.