The family of Edward Yardy, King’s Printer

Yardy

Sacred to the memory of Mary Yardy, died April 11, 1871, aged 83 years. "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff will comfort me."

William Yardy died Dec. 25 1863, aged 85 years.

Sacred to the memory of Edward Yardy, died Aug. 24, 1901, aged 89 years. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Sacred to the memory of Catherine, wife of Edward Yardy, died Nov. 25 1883, aged 66 years. "Her children rise up and call her blessed."

Mary Ellen d. of Edward and Catherine died Aug. 30, 1843, ae 3 months.

Separate headstones. This plot was purchased by Edward Yardy from Henry Chestnut.

Edward Yardy, born 1814, came to Fredericton from Ireland with his parents, Mary and William, in 1821. He was a printer in the office of the King’s Printer. Edward Yardy was married in 1841 to Catherine Smith. The family home was on St. John Street, adjacent to the site of the Farrell brick house. Edward Yardy’s parents lived with their son.

Edward and Catherine Yard’s fourth daughter, Julia Alice, married Charles Victor Twiss of Boston in 1874.  Another daughter married Charles Archibald Welsh (or Welch) who was the son of carpenter Anthony Welch, for some time verger of the Parish Church, Fredericton.

Fredericton Evening Capital, Fredericton, NB, 16 October 1884:

Edward Yardy’s connection with the printing business in this Province extends over a period of 65 years. He entered the office of the ‘Star’ published in Saint John city by Mr. Younghusband and subsequently went with Mr. Seeds & Cameron who took the ‘Star’ and afterwards published the ‘Observer’. In 1837, he went to Fredericton and entered the ‘Royal Gazette’ office, then published by the late Mr. Simpson. Mr. Yardy was foreman of the Gazette for a number of years. Mr. Yardy and his two daughters with his son, who had come from Boston to accompany them to their new home, left this morn. for that city.

New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, Fredericton, NB, 5 September 1885:

Death of a Fredericton boy – Intelligence has been received of the death of C. Archie WELSH at his home in Beverly near Boston, Mass. The cause of his death was heart disease. His wife was the daughter of Edward YARDY, lately of this city. The Boston ‘Post’ says that he constructed some of the finest buildings in Boston among them being the New Old South Church, the palatial residence of Martin Brimmer, the Art Museum and the St. John’s Memorial Church, Cambridge. He was 53 years old and leaves a widow and son.

Carleton Sentinel, Woodstock, NB, 11 July 1896:

Edward Yardy, Boston, Mass. is visiting his daughter Mrs. W.H. Everett of this town. He is accompanied by his daughter, Susie Yardy. Mr. Yardy was be remembered as the veteran printer, who was foreman of the ‘Royal Gazette’, Fredericton for over half a century. He is now in his 88th [?] year, but is hale and hearty.