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Alexander P. Barnhill

  • CA MNBM ID1697
  • Fonds
  • 1888

This fonds consists of certificates for appointments and qualifications granted to Barnhill by the Supreme Court of New Brunswick.

Barnhill, Alexander Perley

Barnhill, Ewing & Sanford

  • CA MNBM ID3826
  • Fonds
  • 1825-1929

This fonds includes:

  • Barnhill, Ewing & Sanford papers;
  • Simonds (Symonds) family estate papers;
  • Thomas Gilbert papers (which include William M. Jarvis letter book, 1873-1880 and Symonds family account book, 1880-1905);
  • Robert A. Gregory papers;
  • James S. Gregory papers;
  • Grants (1840-1889) and miscellaneous estate papers (1879-1923)

Barnhill, Ewing & Sanford

Beverley Robinson family

  • CA MNBM ID494
  • Fonds
  • 1750-1927

This fonds includes papers that relate to Beverley Robinson, his descendants and allied families, including Anthony Allaire, and John and Susan DeLancey Robinson. Included are correspondence, financial records, estate records, deeds and other materials. F25 includes a diary kept by Joshua Winslow, Commissary General of the British Army, 1750.

Robinson, Beverley

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)

Davidson family

  • CA MNBM ID792
  • Fonds
  • 1765-1955

This fonds consists of material from the practice of three generations of Newcastle (Northumberland County) lawyers, chiefly Allan A. Davidson, Jr. The legal documents reflect solicitor's work rather than civil litigation or criminal presentation. It includes material about expropriation by the Intercolonial Railway / Canadian National Railway and the forestry activities of Fraser Company. There are family documents, financial records and land records from 1795 to 1950. An account book belonging to Henry Gerrish, 1837-1840, is included as are the letterbooks of John Ambrose Street, Street & Kerr and Street & Davidson. There is also a journal of John Ambrose Street's voyage to England, 1817-1819.

Davidson (family)

George Otty

  • CA MNBM ID451
  • Fonds
  • 1787-1901

The fonds includes documents relating to approximately 300 civil cases, as well as extensive files on non-litigated land transactions, debt collections, and estate administration. Included is particularly interesting material on the legal aspects of constructing the railway through Kings County. While there are no criminal law files, there is considerable documentation arising from the role as clerk of the peace. Although the geographical focus is Kennebecasis Valley, other counties included are Albert, Queens and St. John.

Otty, George

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

Hubbard family

  • CA MNBM ID123
  • Fonds
  • 1738 - 1875

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;

Hubbard, William

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