Fonds 163 - John Fawcett (1801-1836)

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John Fawcett (1801-1836)

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CA MtA 163

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  • 1801-1814 (Creation)
    Fawcett, John

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0.5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

John Fawcett (1765-1837) was the son of William and Ann Fawcett, and the grandson of William Fawcett, who emigrated from Hovingham, Yorkshire, England, in 1774. He was also a brother of the William Fawcett, who gave the land on which the Methodist Chapel had been erected, and who was murdered in 1832. John Fawcett married a widow, Eleanor (Foster) Colpitts, by whom he had four children. He lived in Upper Sackville, New Brunswick, next to the present Upper Sackville United Church.

Custodial history

Family members believe that the notebook was borrowed form William Fawcett, grandson of the creator, by a researcher in the 1960's (possibly for the historical sketch "Centennial Remembrances of The United Church, Sackville, New Brunswick," 1967), and deposited in the Museum at that time. This photocopy was made of the original and given to Mount Allison University Archives by Kathryn Fawcett in 1997.

Scope and content

Fonds consist of a photocopy of a notebook containing early entries (1801-1814) for record of payment for subscriptions to the Methodist Church, record of payment to those working on the marsh dykes, and sketches of farm equipment with instructions. The remainder of the notebook contains John Fawcett's notes (original actual letters?) dated August 1835 and August 1836, relating early Sackville Methodist Church history from 1788, and his evaluation and criticisms concerning the Upper and Lower Sackville Methodist Churches.

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  • English

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The original notebook is located in the New Brunswick Museum Archives Section, Saint John, New Brunswick.

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The original notebook is located in the New Brunswick Museum Archives Section, Saint John, New Brunswick.

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The owner of the original must be contacted with any requests which involve copying this item in its entirety.

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Family trees for the Fawcett family are located in the archives Local History genealogy files.

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