Fonds MC314 - Price and Murphy families genealogy

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Price and Murphy families genealogy

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  • Photocopied [before 1969] (Creation)
    Price - Murphy family

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0.5 cm of textual records

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(Branch begins ca. 1810)

Biographical history

James Lechmere Price, the son of Abigail Hovey and Richard Price (1784-1825), was born in Ludlow, New Brunswick about 1810. In 1834 he married his cousin Grace Hovey. Their daughter Ellen was born in June 1835. She married John B. Murphy, and they had no fewer than five children: James, Grace, John, Ellen and Laura. Ellen Murphy died in January 1920.

James Price had a varied career. He obtained a teacher's licence in 1831 and taught for a number of years. In 1843, he became deputy provincial surveyor and in 1850, commissioner for sale of Crown lands. He was also authorized to seize lumber cut illegally on Crown land. In addition, he held the post of justice of the peace, receiving his appointment in 1839. In 1851 was authorized to perform marriages. James L. Price died in 1869.

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These documents were collected by members of the Price and Murphy families while researching the family history. They include copies of wills, deeds, and genealogical information. There is also a copy of the evidence taken at a coroner's inquest into the 1834 suspicious death of Miramichi resident John Merithew.

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Donated by Don Forbes of Burtts Corner, N.B. in 1969.


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  • English

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