George Pattison, dry goods merchant


George Pattison, born at Gateshead, Co. Durham, England, Feb. 24, 1819, died at Fredericton August 2, 1864.

This lone tombstone in memory of George Pattison was originally surrounded by a handsome cast iron fence. He was a merchant and a member of the Church of England. The dry goods business of George Pattison was established before 1840 in Fredericton and after his death in 1864 was continued successfully by Patrick Dever. When George Pattison died, he was sharing living quarters with John James Fraser, barrister, and attended by two servants.

Advertisement, Headquarters, Fredericton, NB, 22 September 1858:

Geo. Pattison & Co. Wholesale & Retail DRY GOODS MERCHANTS "COMMERCE HOUSE" FREDERICTON, July 2, 1856.

Royal Gazette, Fredericton, NB, 1 August 1866:

NEW BRUNSWICK – YORK, TO-WIT. To the Sheriff of the County of York, or any constable within the said County, Greetings: Whereas William H. Robinson, and John James Fraser, the Executors of the last Will and Testament of George Pattison, late of Fredericton, in the County of York, deceased, have filed their accounts as such Executors with the said Estate.