Fonds ID158 - Harding family

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Harding family

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  • 1775-1909 (Creation)
    Harding family (Saint John)

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3 cm of textual records
1 graphic

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(Branch begins in 1745)

Biographical history

It is believed that William Harding (1745-1818) was born in England and emigrated to New York, but actually he may have been born in New York according to a genealogical source on the internet ( He came to Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1783 as a Loyalist. He married Sarah Gillies (1747-1825). Their children were: William Jr.; Elizabeth; Mary H.; George, born in Newburg, New York, in 1779; Thomas, born in Saint John in 1786; and John.

Biographical Review, Province of New Brunswick, 1900

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Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

Scope and content

This fonds includes personal correspondence of the Harding and Reed family, 1805-1849; wills and deeds primarily in Maugerville parish, 1775-1909; accounts and receipts of Capt. Jonathan Harding , 1793-1843; and receipts and accounts of other Harding family members, 1845-1849. There are also notes about the Reed and Harding families and a silhouette labelled Catherine Reed.

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Acquired from Mrs. John S. Harding (Fredericton), 1958


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  • English

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S 32 - 8

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