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Tilley, Alice, Lady

  • Person
  • [fl. 1867]

Lady Alice Starr Tilley (neé Chipman) was the second wife of Sir Samuel Tilley, a Father of Confederation and several term Member of Parliament and Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. She was involved in numerous women's organizations and benevolent works. She and Samuel had two children.

Lordly, Herman A.

  • Person
  • fl. 1943 - 1956

Herman A. Lordly was a librarian at the Law School in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Matthew, William Diller, Ph.D.

  • Person
  • n.d.

William Diller Matthew was the son of George Frederick and Katherine. He was born in Saint John. He married Kathleen Lee Matthew and had one son and two daughters. He was educated at the University of New Brunswick and Columbia University, N.Y., where he received a Ph.D. He was in charge of the Vertebrate Paleontology Department at the Museum of Natural History, New York. He was a fellow in the Royal Society of Great Britain; member of the Geological Society and Paleontological Society of America.

Prominent People of the Maritime Provinces, 1922; and Census, 1851

Cumming, George

  • Person
  • n.d.

George Cumming lived in Cornwallis, Kings County, Nova Scotia, in the early nineteenth century. His sister, Mary McLean, lived in Saint Martins, New Brunswick. She was widowed in December 1836. George's brother, Hugh, who had 2 children, probably lived near Saint John, New Brunswick.

Inches, James A., Lieutenant-Colonel, b. ca. 1832

  • Person
  • [b. ca. 1832]

James A. Inches was born in Scotland around 1832. He and his wife, Charlotte had 4 children: Clarence (b. ca. 1855) ; Charlotte (b. ca. 1856); Annie (b. ca. 1858); and Walter (b. 1861). The Inches family was Episcopalian. In 1862, James Inches, who is described as a clerk, began to organize a company of militia at St. Stephen.

On 8 January 1866, Lieutenant-Colonel James A. Inches reported to New Brunswick's Lieutenant Governor, Arthur Gordon, on Fenian activity in Calais, Maine, just across the border from St. Stephen. The Fenians, an Irish American group, were planning raids into British North America in support of Irish independence. The Fenians were active in the towns along the border, trying to drum up support for their cause. In April 1866 they briefly occupied Indian Island.

On 23 May, Inches sent the Lieutenant-Governor a telegram about the Fenian activities in Calais. At Gordon's request, he made a more detailed report on 24 May. He outlined Fenian movements, naming two men, Doyle and James Barrett, as being highly involved in transporting weapons within Calais then out of the area by sea. He refused to name the source of his information, stating only that it was undoubtedly reliable.

Source: Harold Davis, "The Fenian raid on New Brunswick," Canadian Historical Review, vol. 36, 1955.

Holman, Harriett B. (née Dunbrack)

  • Person
  • n.d.; fl. 1892-1954

Harriett B. Dunbrack was probably the daughter of Henry Dunbrack of Saint John, New Brunswick. She married Frank E. Holman, of Holman and Duffell, importers of wallpaper and window shades in 1892, and they had at least three children, Douglas Blythe (b. 1895), Gerda Arminel (b. 1898) who married Donald Foster in 1924 and Arthur Carleton (b.1900). Harriett Holman died sometime after 1954 and Frank E. Holman died in 1927.

Harriett was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Natural History Society and secretary-treasurer from 1892. The Auxiliary was established in 1881 as an associate branch of the Natural History Society, which did not allow women as members. In 1954, at the invitation of the president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Harriett Holman gave an address about her memories of the early days of the Auxiliary.

Descendant of Henry Thomas

  • Person
  • n.d.

This collection was apparently made by one of the descendants of Henry Thomas (ca.1746-1828). He was born in New York and commanded a company of Loyalist during the American Revolution. In 1783 he arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the "Hopewell". He was appointed assistant engineer of the province and magistrate for Queens County. He was an officer of the militia in both Saint John and Queens counties. He was also a member of the first grand jury convened on 1 February 1785. Thomas received a land grant in Parrtown (now central Saint John) in 1784 as well as land on the Kennebecasis River.

Sources: Sharon Dubeau,New Brunswick Loyalists; D.R. Jack, Loyalist Families of New Brunswick, vol. iv, S-Z; Esther Clark Wright, The Loyalists of New Brunswick; Lorenzo Sabine, Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution

Jones, Fred G.

  • Person
  • d. [ca. 1973]

Fred G. Jones was a bookbinder in Saint John, New Brunswick, and was employed by J.A. MacMillan Company, a printing firm, from 1911 to 1954. He won first prize at the 1922 Saint John Exhibition for his bookbinding. In 1932, Fred became bindery foreman at J.A. MacMillan Company. He was married to Clara and lived in north end Saint John. Fred G. Jones died around 1973.

Saint John City Directory, 1909-1975

Moorhead, Rev. John Francis

  • Person
  • n.d.; fl. [1945]-2001

The Rev. John Francis Moorhead is the son of Rev. William Henry Moorhead (d. 1962) and C. Mabel Wilson of Quebec province. William Moorhead was an Irish immigrant who became the fourth bishop of Fredericton. His son John followed his father's footsteps into the priesthood and was ordained by him. J. F. Moorhead served as a military chaplain during the Second World War and later served in the dioceses of Brandon, Manitoba, and Fredericton, New Brunswick. In 2001, the Rev. John Moorhead was living in Sussex, New Brunswick.

Sources: Lyman Harding, Citizen With the Saints a Brief History of Anglicanism in New Brunswick; New Brunswick Telephone Directory, 2001

Thompson, S.H.

  • Person
  • fl. 1864-1868

S. H. Thompson was a midshipman in the British Navy in the 1860s. At that date, the training of midshipmen could include serving brief periods on several vessels. They were expected to keep a log of their voyages and frequently illustrated them with detailed drawings of the ports they visited and other scenes related to the work of the ship.

Thompson served on H.M.S. "Victory" in Portsmouth Harbour from June to August 1864. He then sailed to Gibraltar and Malta on H.M.S. "Meeanee" in August and September 1864. At Malta he joined H.M.S. "Orlando" from September 1864 to January 1865, sailing to Beirut with stops at Genoa, Tunis and Jaffa. A year later he was again serving on H.M.S. "Victory" in Portsmouth Harbour from January to April 1866. That month he joined H.M.S. "Bellerophon", sailing to Ireland and Portugal until he left the ship in January 1868.

His next ship, H.M.S. "Royalist", sailed in January 1868 to Madeira and across the Atlantic to Bermuda, Jamaica, Port au Prince, Haiti, San Domingo, Santiago and Havana Cuba, Port Antonio, Vera Cruz, Rio Grande, and Nassau, Bahamas. In March 1869 he joined H.M.S. "Royal Alfred", flag ship of the commander in chief of the North American and West Indian station and sailed north to Bermuda, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Charlottetown. The record of his voyages ends in August 1869 and nothing further is known of him.

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