William Edgar and family


In memory of Isabella, wife of William Edgar, died 26th Sept. 1861, aged 59 years.

In memory of Lizzie, wife of Joseph Edgar, died June 20th, 1880, aged 40 years. Also her infant daughter, died June 15th 1880. "Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection."

William Edgar was a millwright who came from Scotland. The Edgar family lived on Regent Street next to the Waverley Hotel.

Morning News, Saint John, NB, 7 February 1853:

Married at Fredericton on the 27th ult. by the Rev. John M Brooke, Robert, son of William Cameron to Isabella Monteath daughter of William Edgar of that city.

In 1871, William Edgar, widower, was listed in the census as a farmer. His children were Thomas (born 1828), Mary (born 1829), Isabella (born 1831), George (born 1833), Elizabeth (born 1836), John (born about 1844), and James (born 1845). Mary and Elizabeth were dressmakers, and John and George were harness makers.

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