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.

Captain James John Dudgeon, 22nd Regiment


Sacred to the memory of Capt. James J. Dudgeon, 1st Batt. 22nd Regiment who died at Fredericton January 3rd 1867 aged 38 years. This tablet was erected by his fellow officers.

Footstone: “M.D.”

This lot is fenced with an iron rail, looped chain and stone posts. The iron tassels have been removed. The footstone in this plot is misplaced. It might better be placed at the grave of Margaret Doak, two tiers away.

Captain James John Dudgeon was paymaster of the 22nd Regiment, stationed in Fredericton at the time of Confederation. He and Colonel F.P. Harding, C.B. 22nd Regiment, who commanded Her Majesty’s Troops in New Brunswick, were brother officers.

The burial record at the Cathedral reads "James John Dudgeon, Jan. 5, 1867. 37 years." Only six months prior to the death of Captain Dudgeon, Bishop Medley had christened Frederick Annesley (1866-1943), infant son of James John and Elizabeth Maria Dudgeon. Mr. George T. Taylor, the artist and pioneer photographer, photographed the graveside ceremony during the firing of the salute at Captain Dudgeon’s funeral.

Doak and Tufts


Mrs. Margaret Doak claims lot #10, 8 x 10 NEW PART bounded NORTH by Thomas Stewart’s lot, WEST by a wooden paling — This lot enclosed by a wooden fence and is marked by a monument to MRS. WILLIAM TUFTS. This lot purchased from Henry Chestnut in 1861, he then being secretary of the citizens committee.

In 1886 there were seven graves in this lot, marked "W. Tufts" on the plan. A high square stone marks the graves.

In memory of Andrew Doak, 1836-1871, also his wife Margaret, 1837-1906.

Joseph S. 1867-1873, Rebecca, 1861-1880, Margaret J., 1863-1882, children of A. and M. Doak.

In memory of Isabella, wife of William Tufts, died March 26, 1865 aged 26 years. Also their daughter Isabella J. died May 21, 1865.

Andrew Doak was a millman. He lived at the eastern end of Fredericton on the Doak Road. John Doak, his father, was a farmer. All members of John Doak’s family were born in Ireland, except his youngest son, John.

Two unmarried sisters of Andrew Doak, Sarah Jane, aged 32, milliner, and Mary Ann, 23, were living together in Fredericton in 1861. They are thought to be buried here, as well as Margaret Doak’s older sister, Ann Hood, who was one of Andrew’s household. In 1871, Margaret was widowed leaving her with a family of four daughters: Rebecca, 10; Margaret, 8; Isabella, 6; and Alice, one year.

Isabella, buried here with her child, was the first wife of William Tufts and sister to Andrew Doak. William Tufts was a shoemaker on Queen Street. He lived in Westmorland Street. In 1878 he is described as a Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. In 1867, William Tufts married, secondly, Mary, a daughter of Robert Wallace and his wife Mary Strachan. They lived in Marysville where he died and was buried. His widow is buried with her parents in an unmarked grave elsewhere in this burial ground.