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Charlotte County Grammar School

  • Corporate body
  • 1816-1953

The school was established by an Act of the Legislature, passed March 11th, 1816, entitled, “an act to Establish a Grammar School in the Town of Saint Andrews.” The preamble of the Act states “Whereas education of the youth is of the utmost importance in society, and public attention to that subject has by experience been found to be attended with the most beneficial effects.”

The Rector of St. Andrews Church (so named in the Act), in the Parish of St. Andrews, for the time being, together with Robert Pagan, John Campbell, John Dunn, Colin Campbell, David W. Jack, Harris Hatch, Thomas Wyer Jr., and John Strang, were named as the first Board of Trustees and Directors of the School, by the name of “the president and directors of the public grammar school in the town of Saint Andrews.” It was also provided that the Rector was always to be the President of the Board. It continued under those conditions until the Free School Act in 1872, when by the new Legislation, the St. Andrews Grammar School, in common with all the other Grammar Schools in all the other counties in New Brunswick, became part of the Free School system of the Province, since which time it has been known and legally designated as the Charlotte County Grammar School.

Until the adoption of the Free School Law, which was passed by the Legislature on May 11th, 1871, and by the terms of the Acts, came into operation on the 1st day of January, 1872, the Grammar School, in St. Andrews seems to have been entirely distinct from the other School system which was in vogue and was noted by Patrick Clinch, the first school Inspector for Charlotte County appointed by the Government, when making his annual report to the Government in 1854.

The original Act of Incorporation provided that the Government would grant 100 pounds annually, in aid of the Grammar School, towards the support of a Master, and 200 pounds to aid in the erection of a school building. But it was provided that as soon as the annual income of the said Grammar school should amount to 600 pounds, then the annual Grant of 100 should cease.

It is believed that the old Grammar School building was erected about 1817 as the school opened in 1818. It was exclusively for male pupils in the advanced grades, and the pupils were largely made up of sons of the United Empire Loyalists and their descendants. The school mandate was to teach Latin, Greek, orthography, use of globes and practical mathematics to the sons of loyalists. In 1868 the school was opened to the daughters of loyalists.

The Charlotte County Grammar School was renamed Prince Arthur School, when the school was rebuilt on the original site in 1912. However, graduating high school students continued to be classified as graduates of Charlotte County Grammar School until circa 1953.

Wilbur, Richard

  • Person
  • 1926-2016

Richard Wilbur was born in Montreal in 1926 and maintained a dual career as a teacher of Canadian History and a freelance journalist. He taught history at the Arcadian Academic for 9 years and then after moving to St Andrews taught in Saint John. For 25 years he was a freelance writer which included writing a newspaper column on the Fisheries. He also worked for the CBC newsroom for 4 years, which took him to Toronto, the West Coast and Halifax.

His books include The Rise of the French New Brunswick, The Silver Harvest and The Fundy Weir Men Story, which won the Canadian Historical Association Regional Certificate.
Richard Humphrey Wilbur died on March 31, 2016

Dick, John

  • Person
  • 1825- 1886

John Dick married Susanna McGibbon (great grandparents of donor) who were both Protestants from County Antrim, Ireland. They sailed to New Brunswick in May 1846 coming first to St Stephen and then they settled in Moores Mills.

John Dick was born in Ireland in 1825 and died in 1886 in Moores Mills. Susanna McGibbon was born in Ballystockart, County Down, Ireland in 1828 and died in 1907 in Moores Mill. She was the daughter of William McGibbon who was born in 1783 and died in 1867, his wife Agnes was born in 1789 her date of death is unknown.

John and Susanna had 10 children. William was born 1845 and died in 1926. James McGibbon was born 1851 and he died 1922. John Henry was born 1856 and died 1866. Matthew was born 1860 and died 1942. Charles Frederick was born 1866 and died 1938. Mary Agnes was born 1847 died 1920. Joseph was born 1851 but his date of death is unknown. Sarah Ann was born in 1854 and died in 1890. George Edward was born 1858 and died 1933. The last child Margaret Emma was born in 1862 died in 1957.

Rogerson, James

  • Person
  • 1850-1926

The papers in this collection relate to the house built in Leonardville Deer Island in 1898 by the great grandfather of the donor Freda Andrews. His name was James Rogerson and he was the son of the first Robert Rogersonwho settled on James Rogerson was born in 1850 in Leonardville, Deer Island, he died in 1926.
He was married to Rebecca Cline she was born in 1853 and died in 1898. James Rogerson father was Robert Rogerson who was born in 1801 in Scotland. He came to Canada in 1833 and settled in Deer Island, he married Eliza Parker who was born in Campobello in 1822. Robert Rogerson ran the first school on the Island from his home. Robert Rogerson died in 1851 and his wife Eliza died in 1871.

Pass, Mrs. G. Ernest

  • Person
  • 1 January 1921-31 May 1999

Helen Elizabeth Pass (nee Haley) was born 1 January 1921 in Basswood Ridge. Her parents where Arthur Sutherland Haley (1885 – 1958) and Margaret Ethel Nelson (1888 – 1966) of Basswood Ridge. She married George Ernest Pass and they had one daughter Shirley Clark nee Pass who now lives in Calais.

Her husband enlisted with the North Shore 3rd Canadian Infantry Division NB, Service # G/63356.
George was killed in action on 11 August 1944 aged 35. He is buried at Bayeaux War Cemetery, Normandy, France, Plot 1V.A.14. He was the son of George and Nettie Pass of St Stephen.

Helen never remarried and lived with her sister Marion Haley in St Stephen until their deaths.
Helen was a collector of newspapers and liked to keep scrap books.

John A. Doon Company

  • Corporate body
  • 1920-1970

John Andrew Doon was born on May 01, 1870 and died June 26, 1948. He was the son of Arthur Doon (1831-1918) and Rachel Doon (1833-1906). They had moved to St. Andrews from Deadman’s Harbor, Charlotte County in 1865.

Arthur Doon leased the home on 24 King Street, St. Andrews which was directly behind the Hardware Store, some time prior to 1900. In 1900 his son John Arthur Doon purchased it. It then became the Doon Family home until the 21st century.

John Andrew Doon was a successful boatman and St. Andrews fish dealer.
He was married to Luella Jack and had two sons. George Doon's dates of birth and death are unknown, though John Eldon Doon who was born in 1910 and died December 14, 2000.

The Doon residence saw three generations of Doons, and the property was conveyed to John Eldoon Doon in 1940.

The Doon Residence at 24 King Street, St. Andrews is designated as a Local Historic Place for its architecture and its past occupants. The actual construction date is not certain, but the style suggests that it was built in the late 1700s or early 1800s.

Brodie, William

  • Person
  • 1864-

William Brodie was born in Fredericton about 1864, his parents were Scottish. In 1891 he was living in St Andrews living at Lucy Sprague’s boarding house and was a teacher and the principal of Charlotte County Grammar School. In 1899 he resigns from the Charlotte County Grammar School which was very unpopular with the parents of the students. He never married

Mayfield Women's Institute

  • Corporate body
  • 1963-?

The first Women's Institute was started in Ontario in 1897. Mrs. Alma Jane Porter from Andover, New Brunswick organized the first Women's Institute in New Brunswick in 1911. The Women's Institute was organized to meet the needs of rural women and to allow them to discuss the problems in their community and find possible solutions. Mayfield Women’s Institute was started in October 1963 it is not known when it was disbanded.

Chipman Hill Memorial Hospital

  • Corporate body
  • 1902-1950

The second wife of Sir Leonard Tilley was Alice Starr Chipman, daughter of Zachariah Chipman, a prominent shipowner and merchant of St Stephen, NB. When her father died, she wrote to her brother and two sisters, who were co-heirs in his property, and out-lined her plan to use the old homestead as a hospital, and they agreed.
At the time, there were not sufficient facilities in Charlotte County to care for the sick. Those who were ill had to go away for hospital treatment in Saint John. Lady Tilley believed that adequate medical care ought to be obtained closer at hand, and what more fitting memorial to her parents’ memory than a hospital in the home where they had lived long, useful lives. So ‘Cedars’ became known as the Chipman Memorial Hospital. However, there was much to be done before the hospital could be properly outfitted and rendered self-supporting. In 1902, after Lady Tilley solicited support from other members of the community, the hospital was equipped with twenty beds and was ready to take in patients. Annual grants from the county and the endowment of beds from various sources helped with the upkeep and maintenance. As the number of patients increased new wings were added to the building. The first one was erected in memory of one of Lady Tilly’s sisters by the latter's husband, Mr Owen Jones. Another wing was built but soon cots where placed in corridors. Eventually Charlotte County Hospital was built to replace the Chipman Memorial Hospital.

Prince Arthur School

  • Corporate body
  • 1929-1962

The history of education in St. Andrews, New Brunswick began shortly after the history of the town itself, which was settled by the Penobscot Loyalists around about 1783.
The earliest school were established by Anglican societies before the 1800 under the auspices of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
Mr. Samuel J Andrews, son of the rector, was appointed in 1787 to teach in St. Andrews. He was replaced in 1791 by James Berry who had been teaching in Campobello in 1790. An Ebenesser Hugbee is mentioned at having moved from St. Stephen to become schoolmaster and catechist at St. Andrews. In 1818 Albert Robison was school master and in 1823 George Millar was the school master.
These early S.P.G Schools were established to teach writing, elementary arithmetic, instructions emphasing religious purposes, reading. A license from the Lord Bishop of London was required for schoolmasters coming to New Brunswick from the Mother Country to teach in schools fostered by the Society for the Propagation of the Gopsel.

New England Society Indian School at the close of the American Revolution for the society (for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the Parts Adjacent) concentrated on the redemption of the Indians of New Brunswick from Roman Cathelocish, migratory habits and illiteracy. The recent trials of the Loyalists might have been expected to arouse their pity for the plight of the Indians upon whose hunting grounds they were encroaching. When this consideration was added the willingness of the Society to spend money on the Indian Schools in New Brunswick, thereby adding a number of administrative jobs for several prominent members of the official class, a scheme for the improvement and education of the Indians appeared in the light of a duty and an opportunity. Such a school was established in St. Andrews but the venture apparently met with little success and was unpopular with the Indians. These schools were abolished in the province in 1794.

The Parish Schools act of 1802 marked the beginning of the public school system of New Brunswick. The act granted ten pounds to each parish for the purpose of encouraging and assisting the schools in several parishes. Such schools were established in the parish and of St. Andrews.
The Abstract of Returns of the Inspection of Grammar and Parochial schools of New Brunswick 1844-1845” lists twelve teachers in St. Andrews parish schools with six hundred and five boys and girls on the rolls, only two hundred and ninety one of whom were present on the day of the inspection.

Madras School existing concurrently with the parish schools was a “Madras School” under the auspices of the National Society for the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church. The first Madras School in Charlotte County was in St. Andrews in 1820 and under the supervision of the Rev. James Alley, in 1823 George Millar took over as master and his wife opened a girls department. In July 1824 the Madras School had twenty four children attending and it is believed to have been located on William Street St. Andrews.

Moving schools in 1805 “An Act for Encouraging the Extending Literature in the Prinvice” resulted in the establishment of the so called “Moving Schools” which were to travel from parish to parish within each county spending six months in each. An entry in the Journal of Court of General Sessions of the Peace for April 13, 1805, records the drawing of lots among the parishes of Charlotte County to see which would get the appropriation first. St. Stephen and St. Andrews won the draw. St. Andrews to establish and keep its school for six months in the upper part of the parish.

Private Schools many were established James Berry kept a school in his home for the instruction of boys for this he charged ten shillings per quarter for older students and eight shillings per quarter for the younger students. Also a man by the name of McCartney is recorded as having held classes for which he received in addition to the fees, one cord of firewood from the families of each student.

The wife of Charles Joseph Briscoe was also rumored to have kept a private school after her husband’s death. A Miss Spriggott is reported to have held a young ladies school in here home on Water Street. She taught reading, writing and needlework. A Polly Wiggins held a private school in her home. A school for Roman Catholic children was held on King Street near the home of Mr. Frank Grimmer and around 1872 a school (public) was held in the Wallace MacLean house.
Miss Alice Stinson was engaged in a similar enterprise at the small building that was situated at the corner of Water and Ernest Street. It was later moved to the rear of the seaside Inn.
The fee charged in this school and others seem to be a penny a week hence the name ‘Penny Schools by which they were known.

St. Andrews Grammar School was opened in 1819 with the Rev. John Cassilis, a Presbyterian Minister as the Master, it was situated on the corner of King and Carleton Street.

Charlotte Grammar School after the Schools act of 1971 was passed the St. Andrews Grammar School became a free secondary school for Charlotte County. The Charlotte Grammar School existed until 1951, the original building was replaced in 1912.

Prince Arthur School in 1912 all the school of St. Andrews were housed in a new concrete building. The old Grammar School building was sold for $155.00 and moved to a location on Water Street to be used as a storage shed for coal. It was destroyed by fire in 1930. The institution known as the Charlotte Grammar School continued to exist within the Prince Arthur School complex.

In 1951 an era of Charlotte County educational history came to an unnoticed end when on December 19th, the Board of school Trustees applied to the Department of Education for relinquishment of the Grammar School in favor of a Town High School.

During the early 1950’s serious overcrowding in the Prince Arthur School forced consideration of the building of a new high school. The Vincent Massey School opened in 1956.

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