Julia Anna Hanford, first wife of Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley


Sacred to the memory of Julia Anna wife of S. Tilley died 27th March 1868 aged 45 years. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."

Julia Anna was the youngest daughter of James T. Hanford of Saint John, and the first wife of Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, a father of Confederation. They were married in 1843 and had a large family. Later, when married to his second wife, Alice Chipman of St. Stephen, Tilley was known as Leonard rather than Samuel.

Ward Chipman and the Botsford plot


The Honourable Ward Chipman, Judge of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick 1803-1824, died and was buried in Fredericton. Later, the remains were taken to Saint John and re-interred.

Elizabeth, widow of Ward Chipman, very likely gave the vacant burial lot to her nephew, George Botsford, who resided in Fredericton.

Several tombstones and graves of the George Botsford family are where the Honourable Ward Chipman was originally buried.

See also The Old Burying Ground, Vol. III, p. 152.