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Bliss family

  • CA MNBM ID1104
  • Fonds
  • 1790 - 1893

This fonds includes correspondence and legal documents of Jonathan Bliss, 1790-1822. There is also correspondence and other material of William Bowers Bliss (1834-1863).

Bliss (family)

Botsford family

  • CA MNBM ID2603
  • Collection
  • 1782-1913

This collection consists of Botsford family records donated by 4 different donors. Records relating to Amos Botsford include accounts payable, land records and records of annuities belonging to Deborah Murray. A list of the Loyalist settlement in the Annapolis/Digby area, Nova Scotia includes equipment and tools received from Amos Botsford and names of families. There are also complaints about Amos Botsford's handling of Loyalist claims.

Records relating to William Botsford include his receipt book, 1801-1829, for legal services rendered and testimonials and recommendations written for individuals including one for immigration purposes. There is also a copy of a warrant re William Botsford's salary as assistant judge. Documents pertaining to the Supreme Court case of Robert Crookshank and William Walker v. J. White, George Nowlan, and George Ketchum probably also belonged to William.

There are certificates and other personal papers belonging to Garrad Clopper, Harry G. Botsford of Boston, LeBaron Botsford and Sarah Cyper. Family and business correspondence, 1782-1913. Deeds for Botsford family property from 1797 to 1837 are also included.

There are also ephemeral items including Valentine's Day and other cards, and a printed poem by Maud Botsford entitled, "Our Boys," probably from the First World War. The apprenticeship indenture of Frederick Turner as a clerk and writer to Henry George Clopper of Wakefield, York, Co. N.B. is dated 1827.

There are family and legal papers relating to the Clopper, Murray and Ralph Cook estates. A plan of the Clopper farm in Fredericton is also included.

Botsford (family)

Brill family

  • CA MNBM ID1726
  • Fonds
  • 1795-1844

This fonds consists of family records including David Brill's appointment as captain in Queen's County militia, 1795, and returns of his company, 1801. There also the wills of David Brill, 1825, and Stephen Thomas, 1826. Deeds for sale of property between family members, 1806 and 1844 are also included.

Brill (family)

Buckingham family

  • CA MNBM ID1746
  • Fonds
  • 1803-1853

This fonds consists of letters from the Camp family in Lincoln, New Brunswick, to the Buckingham family in Connecticut, 1803-1853. The letters discuss family matters. There are also records of land holdings and other financial documents.

Buckingham (family)

Chaloner family

  • CA MNBM ID1748
  • Fonds
  • 1784-1828

The fonds consists of family records. There are two lot certificates for land on Germain Street, dated 1783, belonging to John Chaloner (lot 553) and Benjamin Chaloner (lot 554). There is a commission of 1827 appointing Benjamin Chaloner tide surveyor, gauger, and weightmaster in Saint John. There is also a bond, dated 1828, given by Ninyon Chaloner to Benjamin C. Chaloner, executor of John Chaloner's estate. It bound Ninyon to ensure that Peggy, a Black woman who had been the late John Chaloner's servant, received comfortable care during her lifetime and at her death, a decent burial at Ninyon's expense.

Chaloner (family)

Harding family

  • CA MNBM ID158
  • Fonds
  • 1775-1909

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.

Harding (family)

Hazen and Chipman

  • CA MNBM ID3001
  • Fonds
  • 1764-1899

This fonds includes:

  • Estate papers of William Hazen;
  • Estate papers of M. Jarvis 1786-1876;
  • Correspondence, Business and personal papers of William Hazen;
  • Correspondence and other materials re Simonds, Hazen and White Litigation 1764-1812;
  • Business papers of Ward Chipman Sr. 1785-1870;
  • Chipman Sr. litigation papers;
  • Legal notes by Ward Chipman;
  • Criminal Cases 1786-1812;
  • Commissions of Oyer & Terminer 1796-1812;
  • Civil litigation 1783-1836;
  • Inquests into the causes of death 1787-1812;
  • Land transaction papers1762-1856;
  • New York Admirality Court papers 1765-1882;
  • Materials related to the city of Saint John;
  • Business and personal papers of R.F. Hazen Ward Chipman Jr.

Hazen and Chipman (family)

Henry B. Brown

  • CA MNBM ID1730
  • Fonds
  • 1786

This fonds consists of 4 pages dealing the accounts of Henry Brown's legal work for April, July, and September terms of 1786.

Brown, Henry Barlow

J.A. Inches report

  • CA MNBM ID1991
  • Fonds
  • 24 May 1866

This report was prepared for Lieutenant-Governor Arthur Hamilton Gordon by Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Inches on 24 May 1866. It discusses in detail the activities of the Fenians in the Calais, Maine, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick, on 23 and 24 May 1866.

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

John G. Beckett

  • CA MNBM ID1703
  • Fonds
  • 1858, 1889

This fonds consists of John Beckett's journal of a voyage to Glasgow on board the "Adept of Glasgow" in 1858. There is also a typewritten transcript of the journal and a photocopy of John Beckett's obituary, 1889. The diary records daily activities and notes about his trip home, his first since emigrating. He had visits with his mother, brothers Alexander and Hugh, uncles and aunts, cousins and friends.

Beckett, John G.

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