Simmons and Russell


This burial lot, next to that of Manners-Sutton, was owned jointly by Isaac Simmons and John Russell. Part of an iron fence remains.

Sacred to the memory of Sarah A. beloved wife of Isaac W. Simmons, who departed this life on Aug. 6th, 1874 in the 42nd year of her age. Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep.

The Simmons stone is engraved on two sides.

Sacred to the memory of George R. who departed this life on July 25th, 1859 in the 20th year of his age, son of John and Frances Russell. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

John Russell died April 2nd, 1875 ae 72 years.

Footstones: "S.S." and "FATHER."

Simmons and Russell had a tannery on the bank of the river at the end of Westmorland Street. They manufactured leather and patent leather, and their business was so profitable that a short railway ran from their premises along Westmorland Street to the main line. John Russell was also a tinsmith.

The Morning News, Saint John, reported on 23 January 1854 that Mr. Isaac W. Simmons and Miss Sarah A. Russell, both of Fredericton, had been married "on the 5th inst." by the Reverend Mr. Churchill. Sarah was a daughter of John Russell and his wife, Frances, who is buried in the Atherton family plot.

Margaret Frederike Georgianne Manners-Sutton, infant


In memory of Margaret Frederike Georgianne Manners-Sutton born 30th Dec. 1857, died 5th April, 1858.

"On seraph wings the new born spirit flies / To brighter regions and serener skies / Than far be grief faith looks beyond the tomb / And Heaven’s bright Portals glisten through the gloom. / If bitter thoughts and tears in Heaven could be / It is thine Infant that should weep for thee / …the change when angels’ voices ring / Thy welcome yonder to Eternal rest

"I say unto you that in Heaven their angel do Always behold the face of my Father which is in Heaven. (St. Matthew XVIII. Chap. 10th verse.)

"For of such is the kingdom of Heaven. (St. Matthew X1X, Chap., 14th verse.)"

A tall, round pillar with top broken off marks this burial plot. The broken top indicates a young life interrupted by death. This column is falling forward and has been clumsily repaired with cement. The inscription is illegible on four sides of a large base.

The Honourable John Henry Thomas Manners-Sutton (born 1814) was Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from 1854 to 1861. He was the son of Charles Manners-Sutton, Viscount Canterbury and Baron of Bottesford, County Leicester. The child buried here is the daughter of J.H.T. Manners-Sutton and his wife, Georgiana Tompson.