Fonds MS136 - Henry Bartlett Rainsford

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Henry Bartlett Rainsford

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  • 1822-1842 (Creation)
    Rainsford, Henry Bartlett

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Biographical history

Henry Bartlett Rainsford was the son of Andrew Rainsford who after the Revolution came to New Brunswick as a Loyalist and became the barrack master at Fredericton and the first receiver-general of the colony. He received 500 acres of land at Kingsclear and died in Fredericton at the age of 84 years in 1820. Henry Bartlett (1798-1881) married Jane Wetmore and became the deputy commissioner of crown lands under Thomas Baillie.

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The Series consists of Henry Bartlett’s correspondence, receipts, account statements, etc. of his business affairs, 1822-1842. Also, three publications given to Bliss Carmen by his family in 1845 and two land records thought to come into Mr. Riansford's possession as he was deputy commissioner of crown lands.

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Donated by William MacLean in March 1994 (FRM acc. 1994.12).


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  • English

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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society Collection

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The Loyalist Collection at UNB Archives (MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.R3F3P3) compliments this series.

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