Vavasour and Edwards


Henry Froude Vavasour died Nov. 21st, 1885 aged 58 years. Also his wife Jane C., died July 7th, 1917 aged 87 years. Cora Forrester Vavasour died June 23rd, 1865, aged 3 years.

In Memoriam. Maude M. Vavasour died Jan. 5th, 1890 aged 31 years. "To live in Hearts we leave behind is not to die." "Nearer my God to Thee."

Edwin Edwards died Jan. 18th, 1880 aged 64 years. This monument is erected by his Sister and her Children in memory of a Beloved Brother and Uncle.

Lot #21, 12 x 14 feet, surrounded by iron paling with the name VAVASOUR over the gate. The tall handsome monument stands alone.

Edwin Edwards was an Irishman and a mining engineer who, upon retirement, came to New Brunswick and lived with his sister Jane C. Edwards, Mrs. Vavasour. She used to tell of being in Australia with her brother and of having seen, in a miner’s home, quintuplet babies asleep in a sliced hogshead.

Henry F. Vavasour, bookseller and stationer, was an only child of Henry Vavasour who died in 1832. He lived on the south side of King Street a few doors above York Street. His mother was Maria, third daughter of Samuel Grosvenor, and his stepfather was Thomas H. Cripps. The bookstore was bought by Francis Beverly.

Members of the Vavasour family were talented. Miss Maud Vavasour was extremely musical as they all were, and she had a beautiful singing voice. Her brother, Edwin Vavasour, worked all his life in the Fredericton post office. He died aged seventy and was buried 30 April 1926 in the Rural Cemetery.

See also The Old Burying Ground, Vol. II, p. 51.

McInnes and McBeath


Miss R.M. McInnes claims a lot on the 3rd path from Allen Street in the new part. Bounded on the north by the Joseph Fleming lot, on the other three sides by walks, it being a corner, enclosed by granite posts, iron rods and chains. Marked by monuments to William McBeath, Sarah Moffat and others.

Two stones are enclosed by iron railings and chains with joining posts.

Sacred to the memory of Henry McPherson McBeath who departed this life 15 January, 1841, aged 19 months. Also Mary Allison McBeath who died 26th August, 1841, aged 25 days. Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the Kingdom of God."

William McBeath born April 30, 1800, died June 30, 1882, and Sarah Moffat, wife of William McBeath died November 26th, 1875.

Footstones: "H.McP.B." and "M.A.MCB."

William McBeath was a prominent member of the Kirk, and the first insurance agent in Fredericton.

In memory of John McInnes, born in Argylshire, Scotland, June 1st, 1819, died Jan. 15, 1880, and his wife Jane, died 1833. Also John Campbell — John Archd. — Clara L. Alice — Jesse Campbell. Children of John and Jane McInnes.

Jane was the daughter of William and Sarah McBeath. Her husband, John McInnes, lived with the McBeaths when he came to Fredericton to take charge of the gas works. One son, Frank McInnes, was the Boston city engineer. Another son, Archibald, married Caroline, a daughter of George Babbit of Fredericton, and became a prominent engineer in New York.

Daily Telegraph, Saint John, NB, 20 January 1880:

Fredericton, Jan. 19 – The funeral of John McInnes which took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock was largely attended. The pall bearers were John A. Morrison, Wm Anderson, F.A.H. Straton, Geo. F. Whelpley, Arthur Limerick and John Edwards. The remains were interred in the old burial ground.