Fonds ID123 - Hubbard family

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Hubbard family

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  • [1798] - 1875 (Creation)
    Hubbard, Nathaniel
  • 1738 - 1875 (Creation)
    Hubbard, William
  • 1738-1875 (Creation)
    Hubbard Family

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55 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1751 - 1813)

Biographical history

William Hubbard (1751-1813), born at Stamford, Connecticut, was educated as a barrister. He, along with his two brothers, Isaac and Nathaniel, and his sister, Margaret, came to New Brunswick with the Loyalists after the American Revolution. William settled in Burton, Sunbury County, and became a registrar of deeds and wills, deputy surrogate, member of the first House of Assembly, and chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas.

He married Benjamina Woodbridge Clarke in 1790. They had at least one son, Nathaniel, born 1798.

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(1798 - 1876)

Biographical history

Nathaniel Hubbard (1798-1876), son of William Hubbard and Benjamina Clarke Woodbridge, became a registrar of wills and deeds (like his father)--a position he held for fifty years. He also laid out and supervised considerable mileage of the Great Roads in southwestern New Brunswick.

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William Hubbard (29 Sep 1751 – 23 Dec 1813), born at Stamford, Connecticut to Nathaniel Hubbard and Mary Quintard. He was educated as a barrister and came to New Brunswick with the Loyalists in 1783 after the American Revolution together with his two brothers, Isaac and Nathaniel, and his sister Margaret. He settled in Burton, Sunbury County. He became the registrar of deeds and wills; deputy surrogate, member of the first House of Assembly, and chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas. William married Benjamina Woodbridge Clarke (born 18 Jul 1769 at Stamford) 1 July 1790 and they had 12 children. Benjamina was the daughter of Joseph Clarke and Isabella Elizabeth Alleyne. She died on died 1 Jan 1856, He married Benjamina Woodbridge Clarke in 1 July 1790 and they had 12 children. His son Nathaniel (1798-1876) also became registrar of wills and deeds, a position he held for 50 years. He also laid out and supervised considerable mileage of the Great Roads in southwestern New Brunswick.

1) Mary Isabella Elizabeth Hubbard baptized 10 Jul 1791, d. 12 Mar 1811:
2) Margaret Ann Hubbard m. 14 May 1818 Leveret Hubbard DeVeber of Saint John, b. 1790, d. 12 Feb 1876:
3) Sarah Hannah Boies Hubbard bp. 17 Mar 1795, m. 19 Jun 1819 cousin Jacob Allan s/o Adam Allan and Mary Woodbridge Clarke:
4) Jeremiah Smith Boies Hubbard b. 1796, bp. 15 Feb 1797, d. 28 Dec 1852 at Wilmington: was adopted by William’s mother’s brother in law, Jeremiah Smith Boies a wealthy business man in Boston, MA: settled in Wilmington, Delaware:
5) Nathaniel Hubbard born 26 Jul 1798, d. 29 May 1878, m. (1st) 14 Jul 1828 Susan Maria Louisa Street born 29 Jan 1800, died 23 Aug 1847, d/o Samuel Denny Street: had three children: m. (2nd) 1849 Charlotte Hazen b. - , d. 17 Nov 1873, d/o John Hazen of Oromocto, Sunbury County: settled at Burton, NB and had three children:
6) Jane Isabella Smith Hubbard born 1799, bp. 29 Jun 1800, d. 27 Sep 1883, married Apr 1823 John Ambrose Street b. 22 Sep 1795, d. 1865, s/o Samuel Denny Street: settled in Fredericton and had eleven children:
7) Eliza Saunders Hubbard born 1802, m. 29 Jan 1820 George E. Clements:
8) Penelope Bissett or Bliss Hubbard born c1803, died 21 Mar 1880:
9) William Dudley Woodbridge Hubbard b. 1805, m. 19 May 1835 Frances Lydia Peters, third d/o James Peters of Portland Parish, Saint John:
10) Benjamina Ann Clarke Hubbard born 1807, d. Feb 1902:
11) Hetty or Mehitabel Lucretia Clarke Hubbard born 18 Oct 1809, d. 17 Nov 1860:
12) Mary Isabella Elizabeth Hubbard b. 24 Apr 1812, d. 17 Jan 1889.

Dora Louisa Hubbard (1882-1968), who after receiving her schooling in Burton attended the Newtown Hospital School in Massachusetts, graduating in 1914 as a registered nurse and she continued to nurse in the Newtown Hospital. She went overseas in June 1916 serving until June 1917. Continuing her WW I service she then served with the American Red Cross until 1918. After the war she did private nursing in Boston until 1940, when she moved to Montreal, until 1953 when she retired and returned to Fredericton. In addition to Dora's records there is an item pertaining to Nathaniel Hubbard and an item pertaining to Belmont House of R.D. Wilmot.

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

Scope and content

This fonds consists of family papers including estate and land title documents, personal correspondence of both William and Nathaniel and private financial records. Many records created by Nathaniel in the course of his work are also present, including court books (1826-1860) for Sunbury Co. containing 560 petty civil cases (Hubbard as magistrate); working files of Nathaniel Hubbard as supervisor of public works, including his accounts and reports of construction and repair of Great Road from Nashwaak to Finger Board (ca. 50 miles); and work with the provincial government, commissioners, surveyors, contractors, and labourers in road and bridge work, 1825-1856. There are also working files of Nathaniel Hubbard as commissioner for Gagetown Canal, 1840-1844;

Records created by both father and son as magistrate and registrar of Sunbury Co. include property records for Burton, Lincoln, Maugerville, Sheffield and other parishes and marriage licenses and bonds for Sunbury Co. residents, 1788-1826. There are also documents belonging to Richard Floyd (New York and Maugerville), 1738-1784; and a journal, Rev. Samuel Clarke in account with Leveritt DeVeber, 1831-1842;

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Immediate source of acquisition

Acquired from Mr. R.D.W. Hubbard 1953


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  • English

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S 34 - 5

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The records of William Woodridge Hubbard can be found in MC16 at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick


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