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John RIGBY

John RIGBY

Male 1754 - Aft 1811 DEED

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  • Name John RIGBY 
    Born December 1754 
    Gender Male 
    Birth [England] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elizabeth said to have been born in England. Many descendants give English as their ethnic origin.
    Death Bef 1822 ASSESS 
    Residence 15 Apr 1761  Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Deed. See father
    Residence C 1779  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Artificers and Inhabitants who Built Fort George, Penobscot, 1779-1780
      Robert Carver Brooks
      Maine Genealogist
      May 2004
      p 54
      [c 1779]
      Artificers
      "Artificer" was the military term applied to the skilled civilian and off-duty military gracftsmen employed by the Engineer Department. The civilian artificers who came from Halifax with the Engineer Department included:
      Carpenters @ 5/- per diem
      John Carlow
      John Rigby
      Thomas Turner
    Residence Bef 1780  US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence April 1783  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Maine Genealogist, The
      RECORD: 2004.
      VOLUME: 26
      PAGE: 55
      The Artificers and Inhabitants Who Built Fort George, Penobscot, 1779-1780
      In April 1780 William Swain was replaced by John Bulpit and John Chaytor was added as a second Foreman. Carpenters George Hows and William Innis departed at the end of September, replaced by Thomas Hailey and Martin Carlow. James Turner and William Cookson were added in January 1780. The latter four received and 4/- perdiem. Samuel Mathews Jr (1766-1841) became Carpenters' Boy after the siege, but departed with his brother with his brother in law William Swain in April 1780. Carpenter Thomas Armstrong joined in May 1780.

      The last large Artificers' payroll found was that for the month of April 1783 at which time the organization was
      Master Carpenter @ 10/- per diem John Chaytor
      Foreman @ 7/6 per diem John Rigby
      Carpenters @ 5/- per diem
      Lauchlan McCurdy
      John Lilley
      William Munro
      Michael Leonard
      Nineon Linsey
      John McKinley
      Michael Ryan
      John Evans
      @ 4/- per diem
      William Cookson
      Maurice Henley
      ...
    • http://www.royalprovincial.com/genealogy/settle/lndpenb2.shtml
      A List of Houses their Owners Names & Value Exclusive of the Lotts on which they stand. Penobscot 26th April 1783.
      LYMBURNER?s 100. 0. 0.
      GREENLAW?s 70. 0. 0
      ...
      LINKLITERS 60. 0. 0
      ...
      LINKLETER?s 100. 0. 0.
      ...
      Hutts south from the Fort 100. 0. 0.
      ...
      RIGBY?s, DAVIS?s & sundry Hutts in that Neighbourhood 320. 0. 0.
      The above is a Copy of a valuation of all the Houses Private Property on the Peninsula of Penobscot Called Campbelltown, as [illegible] the lowest Computation in April 1783 And forwarded to His Excellency Sir Guy CARELTON then At New York.

      Robr. PAGAN

      Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 51, folio 252.
    Residence 4 Jul 1783  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Penobscot Inhabitants Certified Loyal
      4 July 1783
      John Rigby: 2 over 10 [John, Ann]; 2 under 10 [Mary, Elizabeth]
    Residence 1784  Back Lands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 10 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 19 Feb 1791  Lot 47, Bayside, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 17 Jul 1791 
    Carpenter 
    Residence 17 Jul 1791  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume B Page 161
      [164/753]
      No 466
      Samuel Brooks St Andrews and wife Mary
      John Rigby carpenter St Andrews
      5 shillings
      100 acres in St Andrews
      that lot conveyed to me by said Rigby by deed A 309
      17 July 1791
      Samuel Brooks
      Mary Brooks
      Wit: Joseph Smith, John Sharmon
    Occupation 7 Jul 1797 
    • Eastport and Passamaquoddy : a collection of historical and biographical sketches. Eastport, Me.: E.E. Shead & Co., 1992.
      p 124
      He on the 7th day of this instant July [1797] went to said Doceas [Doucett's] Island accompanied by William Cookson, Thomas Greenlaw, Nehemiah Gilman and John Rigby for the purpose of making further discoveries there.
    Residence *[1774-1778]  [NS] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elizabeth is said to have been born in Nova Scotia. If the Rigbys lived there, it would be about this time.
    Residence Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Original Text The Artificers and Inhabitants Who Built Fort George, Penobscot, 1779-1780
      Volume Name 26 (2004)
      Page 54
      The Maine Genealogist. Farmington, ME: The Maine Genealogical Society, 1977-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB531/rd/14529/54/265105850
      The civilian artificers who came from Halifax with the Engineer Department included
      Master Carpenter @ 7/6 per diem William Swain
      Foreman @ 7/6 per diem Elias Davis
      Carpenters @ 5/- per diem
      Richard Connor
      Michael Ryan
      James Russell
      John Rigby
      Patrick Haney
      John Carlow
      Lauchlan McCurdy
      William Towers
      John Cunnable
      Richard Tufts
      Thomas Cole
      John McMillan
      Gilford Stanford
      Michael Leonard
      George Hows
      Anthony Thompson
      John Crafts
      John Mills
      Thomas Turner
      William Innis
      Carpenter's Boy @ 2/6 per diem John Fling
      Master Mason @ 7/- per died Thomas Tate
    Residence 27 Aug 1798  NB [Halifax deed] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/27173?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deed records, 1749-1903; index, 1749-1967 : [1968 filming]
      Authors: Halifax County (Nova Scotia). Registrar of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 32-33, 1794-1796
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      459723
      8286616
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008286616?cat=27173
      [601/752]
      Volume 33 Page 376
      John Rigby carpenter r New Brunswick
      Isaac Rigby carpenter Halifax
      300 pounds
      three Lots of Land Stituate [?] being in the North Suburbs of Halifax described and [?] Letter E No Nine ten and - being formerly Christopher Smith, late of said Halifax deceased and is abutter and bounded as follows that is today, Northerly on Lands belonging to Wm Rogers, me asuring three hundred feet, Westerly on the streat leading from the Barracks to Fort Needham, measuring two hundred feet, Southerly on Lands belonging to Elias Marshall and George Fohle three hundred feet and Easterly on the rear of said George Fohl's Land one hundred feet, and on Dutch Town Street (s called) one hundred feet
      27 August 1798
      John Rigby
      Wit: Jno Albro, Henry Vandecraft
    Died Aft 1811 DEED 
    Person ID I12598  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2020 

    Father Henry RIGBY,   b. February 1706,   d. From 10 Jul 1784 to 15 Jan 1785  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. August 1715,   d. Bef 1785  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Family ID F19177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann,   d. Aft 19 Feb 1791 
    Married C 1770 
    Children 
     1. James Robert RIGBY,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. [1810]
     2. Mary Elizabeth RIGBY,   b. *[1771-1774],   d. Bef 14 Aug 1826
     3. Elizabeth RIGBY,   b. [1777], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861 CENSUS
     4. John RIGBY,   b. US Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1841 TAX
     5. Susannah RIGBY,   b. Castine, Penobscot, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1848
     6. Henry RIGBY,   b. [1784], Bayside, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1873, Portland, Saint John, Saint John, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. George RIGBY,   b. NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1839, Houlton, Aroostook, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Isaac RIGBY,   d. Bef 1822 ASSESS?
     9. Rebecca RIGBY,   b. 2 Sep 1799,   d. 14 Sep 1870  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F12943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    A look at the families living on the Penobscot Association Grant in the rural part of St Andrews, New Brunswick, around 1805.

  • Notes 
    • Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      Esther Clark Wright: John Rigby St Andrews
      Early NB Probate: Nil
      NB Cemeteries: Nil
      Eastport Sentinel: Nil
      Charlotte County Probate: Nil
      Deed 1811 Lot 47: John Rigby Sr
      Old Soldiers: Nil
      Penobscot Journal 1782: Nil
      NS Census 1770: Nil
      Pownalborugh Marriages: Nil
      Lincoln County Deeds: Nil
      Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire: Nil
      All Saints Anglican: Checked
      Back Lands 1784: Wife and 3 children
      Maine Soldiers and Sailors: Nil
      MA Soldiers: Nil
      Pownalborough 1766: Nil
      Pownalborough 1771: Nil
      Pownalborough 1777: Nil
      Balltown 1777: Nil
      Gardiner 1777: Nil
      Hallowell 1777: Nil
      Balltown 1797: Nil
      Newcastle 1783: Nil

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannbfam/CH.pdf
      RETURN OF THE BACK LANDS OF THE PENOBSCOTT LOYALIST - 1784
      Cleadie Barnett
      John Rigby 1 woman 3 children [Mary, Elizabeth, Susannah] 200 acres
    • Town Lot St Andrews Lot 1 Block C Parr's Division St Andrews

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name RIGBY, John
      Volume NS-A
      Page 165
      Grant number 95
      Place Saint Andrews
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 0
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/06/01: Town Lot
      Other names on this grant (354):

      Volume A Page 319 [322/485]
      No 158
      John Rigby Township of St Andrews
      Robert Pagan Township of St Andrews
      50 shillings
      Town Lot 1 Block C Parr's Division St Andrews
      8 September 1787
      John Rigby [SS]
      Wit: Robinson Crocker, Joseph Smith
    • RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name RIGBY, JOHN
      Year 1796
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F1040
      See petition of TURNER, JAMES
      Researchers should note that when a 'Name' has been drawn from a petition submitted by someone else or by a group, the 'See Petition of:' column directs them to the name under which the document is filed and microfilmed.
      All names on this petition : 19

      . BALDWIN, JOHN
      . BRADFORD, BEN
      . COOKSON, WILLIAM
      . DALEY, DAVID
      . DOUGHERTY, EDMOND
      . EASTMAN, DAVID
      . GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      . HALEY, JOHN
      . HITCHINGS, AMOS
      . JOYCE, JOHN
      . LINNEKIN, ZEBEDEE
      . MCCURDY, LACHLAN
      . MCINTOSH, JOHN
      . MILLEKIN, DOMINICUS
      . PENOBSCOT ASSOCIATION, -----
      . RIGBY, JOHN
      . SIM, ROBERT
      . THOMSON, DUGALD
      . TURNER, JAMES

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1796 Leonard, George Jr. - 1798 Raymond, Samuel
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288462
      8191399
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191399?cat=78954

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New Brunswick etc etc

      The memorial of James Turner, David Eastman, Jonathan Greenlaw, Lachlan McCudy and others...

      Humbly sheweth

      That your Memorialists were of the number of those persons who during the war between Great Britain and her Colonies, left their possessions on account of their attachment to the British Government, and sheltered themselves and families from the rage of their enemies in His Majesty's Garrison then established at Penobscot...

      That previous to the Garrison's evacuation Penobscot the General there commanding agreeable to his instructions, directed to be made known to your Memorialists, that besides the Land allowed indiscriminately to all Loyalists desirous to settle in the bay of Passamaquaddie, those of the Penobscot association who had families should be allowed a certain proportion of Land for each woman and child to be laid out in the rear of the Land given to the Loyalists...

      That accordingly directions were given to the Surveyors who actually did lay out land for each woman and child belonging to the families of the Penobscot association and the Lots were drawn and assigned to each one.

      That numbers of those children now come to maturity and others concerned in the said Land have been and are still desirous to occupy and improve but have been much discouraged therefrom, as hitherto no Grant could be obtained to confirm the Possession- as also it having been represented to your Memorialists that certain persons now of the Association have applied for and allowed License to occupy a large portion of the Lands allotted to the families of your Memorialists

      Your Memorialists therefore beseech your Excellency a Grant of the Land agreeable to the original Survey...

      And as in Duty bound etc

      St Andrews, County of Charlotte
      1st February 1796

      [Signed]
      James Turner
      David Eastman
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Lachlan McCurdy
      Amos Hitching
      William Cookson
      David Daley
      Dominicus Millekin
      John Hurley
      John Joyce
      Dugald Thomson
      John McIntosh
      Robert Sim
      John Baldwin
      Ben Bradford
      Zebedee Linnekin
      Edmod Dougherty
      John Rigby

      James Turner & others of Penobscot Association for their Family lots
      Saint Patricks
      The Family lots fall mostly within the reserve the Survey of them is therefore Anulled
      Filed 12th March 1793 [sic]
    • Loyalist Directory: John Rigby

      Surname : Rigby
      Given name : John
      Where Resettled : St. Andrews, NB
      Source : NYGBS; V39 N3 Jul 1908
      Other Info : Reference letters C; H
      C. Grantees of St. Andrews, Charlotte County.
      H. The Penobscot Association.
    • Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics
      Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 56 Number 3958
      Date January 6 1881
      County Charlotte
      Place Saint Andrews
      Newspaper Bay Pilot
      d. At residence of John MARKS, Dufferin (Charlotte Co.) 25th Dec., Mrs. Elizabeth A. RIGBY, age 84 [Misprint, should be Bixby]
    • Lot 47 St Andrews

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name RIGBY, John
      Volume NS-A
      Page 176
      Grant number 96
      Place Passamaquoddy
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 100
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/08/03: Penobscot Association
      Other names on this grant (188):

      Volume A Page 362 [365/485]
      Jas Rigby carpenter and Anna my wife St Andrews
      Samuel Brooks gentleman St Andrews
      25 pounds
      Lot 47 granted to John Rigby Penobscot Association
      6 May 1788
      John Rigby [SS]
      Wit: William Brooks, George Odwine, H B Brown

      Volume B Page 161 [164/753]
      No 466
      Samuel and Mary Brooks St Andrews
      John Rigby carpenter St Andrews
      5 shillings
      quit claim
      100 acres lot of land
      conveyed to be by John Rigby by deed recorded in A 309
      16 July 1791
      Samuel Brooks [SS]
      Mary Brooks [SS]
      Wit: Joseph Smith, John Sharman

      Volume B Page 168 [171/753]
      John Rigby and Anna wife carpenter St Andrews
      Benjamin Pomroy yeoman St Andrews
      12 pounds 10 shillings
      100 acres Lot 47 in St Andrews Penobscot Association
      one half that lot on which I now live
      dividing it in the middle from one end to the other and being that half adjoining to lot numbered forty eight on that half on the northerly side
      19 February 1791
      John Rigby [SS]
      Agnes Rigby [Sic] [SS]
      Wit: Luther Dana, John Sherman

      Volume B Page 161
      [164/753]
      No 466
      Samuel Brooks St Andrews and wife Mary
      John Rigby carpenter St Andrews
      5 shillings
      100 acres in St Andrews
      that lot conveyed to me by said Rigby by deed A 309
      17 July 1791
      Samuel Brooks
      Mary Brooks
      Wit: Joseph Smith, John Sharmon

      Volume B Page 414
      [417/753]
      No 409
      Benjamin Pomeroy yeoman St Stephen
      Daniel McMaster Esq St Andrews
      18 pounds
      50 acres
      1/2 Lot 47
      5 October 1795
      Benjamin Pomeroy
      Hannah Pomeroy [Her mark]
      Wit: Matthew Thornton

      Volume B Page 673 [676/753]
      No 970
      Daniel McMaster Esq St Andrews
      Amos Hitchings Junr yeoman St David
      35 pounds
      half lot 50 acres
      St Andrews
      part Lot 47 Penobscot upper or northern side
      originally granted to John Rigby sold to Benjamin Pomeroy
      9 May 1801
      Daniel McMaster
      Wit: Robert Sim

      Volume C Page 432 [437/560]
      John Rigby St Andrews
      Henry Rigby St Andrews
      $50
      beginning at a stone stituate on the west side of the King High Way near to my dwelling house and running ten rods southerly on the road to a stone
      thence westerly eighty rods to another stone
      thence northerly ten rods to another stone
      thence easterly to the place started
      5 acres
      29 September 1807
      John Rigby
      Wit: C Hatch, Dond McDonald

      Volume C Page 537 [542/560]
      No 416
      John Rigby farmer St Andrews
      Stephen Ford St Andrews
      100 pounds
      being part of land escheated and quit claimed to John Rigby by Samuel Brooks and Mary his wife
      50 acres
      9 October 1809
      John Rigby
      Wit: Harris Hatch, Eliza Ann Hatch

      Volume D Page 178 [181/473]
      No 162
      1 September 1811
      John Rigby Sr yeoman St Andrews
      Daniel McMaster merchant St Andrews
      200 pounds
      part of lot 47
      50 acres from Brooks
      John Rigby [SS]
      Wit: Harris Hatch

      Volume D Page 191
      [194/473]
      No 176
      1 October 1811
      Daniel McMaster merchants St Andrews
      Stephen Ford yeoman St Andrews
      100 pounds
      part of Lot 47
      the same being released and quit claimed to John Rigby by Samuel Brooks and Mary his wife
      50 acres
      being conveyed by the said John Rigby to Daniel McMaster by deed
      Daniel McMaster
      Wit: Harris Hatch

      Volume D Page 257
      [261/473]
      No 262
      Henry Rigby St Andrews
      Stephen Ford St Andrews
      $100
      a certain piece of land near to the dwelling house of John Rigby being 5 acres more or less
      said land was formerly quit claimed and released by John Rigby to Henry Rigby as may be seen by the record
      7 September 1812
      Henry Rigby
      Wit: Philip Lovejoy, John Jones

      Volume D Page 434
      [438/473]
      No 486
      Stephen Ford farmer St Andrews
      John McIntosh merchant St Andrews
      300 pounds
      Farm Lot - [Index says 47] containing 80 acres being the southeastern half purchased by me for Daniel McMaster Esquire
      Penobscot Grant
      17 July 1815
      Stephen Ford
      Wit: Catherine McIntosh, Colin Campbell

      Volume E Page 419
      [422/511]
      No 291 Mortgage
      - February 1819
      Amos Hitchings yeoman St Andrews
      Harris Hatch Esq St Andrews & Joseph Walton yeoman St Andrews
      Lot 47 on which the said Amos Hitchings now resides
      Amos Hitchings
      Eliza Hitchings
      Wit: Elizabeth Hitchings, Joseph Walton, George Hitchings

      Volume H Page 418
      [426/547]
      No 337
      Catherine McIntosh spinster St Andrews
      Hugh Cavan trader St Andrews
      220 pounds
      half tract Farm Lot [ ]
      being the south eastern half purchased from Daniel McMaster Esq by Stephen Ford
      and the said Stephen Ford by the late John McIntosh
      conveyed by my father John McIntosh in his will
      19 August 1824
      Catherine McIntosh
      Wit: H Hatch, Gordon Gilchrist

      Volume N Page 243
      [246/553]
      No 187
      21 April 1834
      Amos Hitchings yeoman St Andrews and Elizabeth his wife & Henry Rigby Hitchings ship carpenter
      Edward Hitchings ship carpenter
      650 pounds
      Henry Rigby Hitchings and Edward Hitchings tenants in common not joint tenants
      50 acres Lot 47
      Amos Hitchings
      Elizabeth Hitchings
      Wit: S H Whitlock, Peter Stubs

      Volume O Page 65
      [67/557]
      No 41
      20 March 1835
      Henry Rigby Hitchings ship carpenter St Andrews & Edward Hitchings ship carpenter St Andrews & Amos Hitchings yeoman St Andrews
      Amos Hitchings
      650 pounds
      hald lot of land 50 acres part of Lot 47
      northern side
      originally granted to John Rigby
      conveyed to Benjamin Pomeroy to David McMaster to Amos Hitchings to Henry R Hitchings and Edward Hitchings to Amos Hitchings
      Henry R Hitchings
      Edward Hitchings
      Wit: H Hatch, K Hatch

      Volume S Page 85
      [87/909]
      No 111 Wills
      Amos Hitchings St Andrews
      wife Elizabeth
      son Henry lot in St Andrews resided for 30 years east side of Highway St Andrews to Oak Bay
      youngest son Edward
      daughters Ann, Henrietta, Caroline, Sarah Elen single women
      30 April 1837
      Amos Hitchings
      Wit: W H Mowatt, Joseph Brown, William B Chandler
      proved 18 January 1840
    • Not likely him:

      Record of deeds, 1775-1912; land grants, 1854-1968; indexes, 1759-1968
      Authors: Lunenburg District (Nova Scotia). Registrar of Deeds
      Deeds v. 2-3, 1775-1795
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      555485
      8189227
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008189227?cat=88448
      [368/571]
      Volume 3 Page 163
      David Robert saw miller Chester
      John Rigsby cordwainer Chester
      10 pounds
      land described 3 acres and 23 acres in Chester?
      5 February 1785
      David Robert
      Wit: Nathan Dondle, Josiah Marshall

      [369/571]
      Volume 3 Page 165
      No 268
      John Rigsby cordwainer Chester
      John Swift mariner Chester
      11 pounds
      3 acres and 22 acres in Chester?
      8 April 1785
      John Rigsby [His mark]
      Wit: Josiah Marshall, Thos Embree