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William MONTGOMERY

William MONTGOMERY

Male [1785] - 1860

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  • Name William MONTGOMERY 
    Born [1785] 
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1798]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Birth [1805]  Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Census 1891: William
    Birth Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth 1799  Ballynure, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1819  not Armagh [Directory] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • www.libraryireland.com/Antiquities/Newry.pdf
      THE GENERAL DIRECTORY of NEWRY, ARMAGH, AND THE TOWNS OF
      Dungannon, Banbridge, Portadown, Warrenpoint, Tandragee, Rosstrevor, Lurgan, Kilkeel, Waringstown, Rathfriland, &c. FOR 1820;
      No Montgomery or Creighton blacksmith

      Armagh City
      Montgomery, William, farmer, Dobbin street.

      Tandragee
      Montgomery, William, publican.
    Residence 1824  not Pigot's Directory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1827  [1, 2, 3
    • The following account of the number of emigrants that arrived at the Port of St Andrews between 13 May 1823 and 23 May 1831 was obtained from two letters dates 19 May 1831 and 24 May 1831 from J M Spearman, Custon House, St Andrewsto W F Odell Esq at Fredericton. These letters are part of the Colonial Office Papers (188-41) and are on Microfilm F-1491 at the provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

      Prior to 1823 the returns for St Andrews were forwarded to the Port of Saint John.

      [Shirley O'Neil]

      Date of Arrival - Name of Vessel - From Where - Number of Passengers

      13 May 1823 Portaferry Portaferry 152
      5 June 1823 Collins Belfast 189
      26June 1823 ? Newton Belfast 294
      16 August 1823 Plantagenet Belfast 180
      5 September 1823 Francis Belfast 144
      29 September 1823 Portaferry Strangford 32
      2 October 1823 Indian Chief Belfast 87
      4 October 1823 Beaver Dublin 17

      1824 and 1825 not transcribed yet

      2 May 1826 Portaferry Portaferry 139
      16 May 1826 William Belfast 116
      29 June 1826 Allice Liverpool 7
      29 August 1826 Cossack Belfast 147
      15 September 1826 Portaferry Portaferry 10
      20 October 1826 Elizabeth Greenoch 87
    • RS555 Provincial Secretary: Immigration Administration Records
      http://archives.gnb.ca/Irish/Databases/ImmigrationRecords/?culture=en-CA

      Lists of Passenger Vessels to St. Andrews, 1823-1830, 1835
      1827
      May 5 Hibernia from Strangford [Down] 120 passengers
      May 21 James Bailie from Belfast 170
      May 31Trafalgar from Dublin 110
      June 20 William Henry from Dublin 305
      September 11 James Bailie from Belfast 35
      September 13 Hibernia from Strangford 27
      October 8 Portofeery from Strangford 30
      Total: 797
    Assessed 16 Apr 1831  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Apparently on the Rollingdam Road
    Assessed 14 Apr 1832  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Apparently on the Rollingdam Road
    Assessed April 1833  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 4 May 1840 
    Blacksmith 
    Assessed 24 Apr 1841  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Assessed 28 Apr 1843  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Assessed 15 May 1844  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Assessed 18 Apr 1846  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Assessed 16 Apr 1847  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Assessed 14 Sep 1849  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1851  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion 1851  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1851  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • William Montgomery
      in the 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
      Name: William Montgomery
      Gender: Male
      Age: 53
      Estimated birth year: abt 1799
      Relation to Head of House: Husband
      Race: Irish
      Province: New Brunswick
      District: Charlotte County
      Sub-district: St Patrick
      Sub-District Number: 20
      William Montgomery 53 Irish Farmer 1827
      Mary 42 Irish 1827
      Nancy 19 Native
      James 21
      Robert 11
      Margaret 7
      Rachel 5
      Rebecca 3
      John 1/4

      Year: 1851; Census Place: St Patrick, Charlotte County, New Brunswick; Schedule: I; Roll: C_995; Page: 43; Line: 6
      Frame house
    Assessed 17 Jun 1853  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Assessed 1854  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Assessed 1855  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Assessed 12 Apr 1856  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Will 22 Apr 1859  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • William Montgomery Probate Records for Charlotte County, Book E, pgs 47-49, dtd April 22, 1859.

      Volume 11 Page 285 [284/620]
      No 254
      Will William Montgomery
      This is the last will and Testament of William Montgomery, Senior, of the Parish of Dumbarton in the County of Charlotte and Privince of New Brunswick, Blacksmith. I do hereby revoke and annul all former Wills and Testaments of any time heretofore by me made or executed and I do hereby nominated and appoint my friends Henry Styles and mym beloved wife Mary Montgomery or the Survivor of them to be my Executors or executor in this Behalf. Item the north half of my farm lot of land on which I now reside situate in the said Parish of Dumbaton and known and described as Lot C and B in a grant to me the said William Montgomery bearing date the seventeenth day of December eighteen hundred and thirty eight containing in the whole one hundred and seventy acres more or less, the said north half on which I now reside with all and singular the buildings and apputenances thereunto belonging. I do hereby decree unto my beloved wife Mary Montgomery and my son James Christy Montgomery to hold the same jointly together during the natural life of my said Wife Mary Montgomery and after her death the whole of the said real estate shall descend to my said son James Christy Montgomery his heirs and assigns forever. Item all of the remaining half or lot C and B as above described in a grant to me the said William Montgomery I do hereby decree unto my son John Montgomery his heirs and assigns forever. Item all of that lot of land in Block letter D in a grant to John Montgomery bearing date the twenty second day of August eighteen hundred and thirty nine I do hereby decree unto my son Robert Montgomery his heirs and assigns forever and I do further order that there be paid by my said Son Robert Montgomery to my wife Mary Montgomery the sum of twenty one pounds in three yearly instalments of seven pounds each for payment to commence in six months after my death, Item I hereby decree and direct that there be paid out of my homestead estate to my daughter Elizabeth the sum of two shillings and six pence, also in like manner to my daghter Mary the sum of two shillings and six pence, also to my son William the sum of two shillings and six pence, and also to my daughter Matilda Jane the sum of two shillings and six pence and in like manner to my daughter Nancy the sum of two shillings and six pence, and also to my daughter Margaret the sum of two shillings and six pence and to my daughter Rachel I decree the sum of two shillins and six pence also in like manner to my daughter Rebecca the sum of two shillings and six pence, all of which I to order that my said Son James Cristy Montomery do pay out of my estate as above provided within thirty days ? for as each arrives at the full age of twenty one years. In Witness Whereofe I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty second day of April eighteen hundred and fifty nine. Signed and published in our presence by the above named William Montgomery and when we were both personlally present at the same time when such signature and publication was made
      Daniel Hill Junr
      Hugh McKenna
      William Montgomery [His mark]

      I George D Street Registrar of Probate in and for the County of Charlotte do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true Copy of the original will of William Montgomery late of the Parish of Dumbarton in the County of Charlotte deceased which will has been duly proved before the Judge of Probates of the said County and is filed in my office given under my hand this fifteenth day of September AD 1864
      Recd and Regd 15th September 1864
    Died 7 Jan 1860  Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Assessed 13 Jun 1860  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Death 1 Jul 1860  [9
    Aged 1 Jul 1860  75 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Will Proved 15 Sep 1864 
    Occupation Blacksmith, nail maker, filer  [3
    • STYLES of Rollingdam
      Rev. Charles M. SMITH October 5th 1972 Saint Croix Courier, St. Stephen, NB
      The names of some of the men who worked on or in the mill were E. SHERMON (mill-wright ); David JOHNSON ( carpenter ); James HEWITT worked on the dam,
      Moses and Robert McCOUBREY, William CHASE, James CARR, Chandler McCURDY, Theodore WOODS, William KEEZER, Sam McFARLANE Sr., Nathan and Luther LAWRENCE, James REGAN, and Edward TOWERS. William MONTGOMERY Sr. did a great deal of "filing" in the early days for Henry.
    Residence 1st  Near McFarlane Mills, West side of the main road, Few Yards north of the United Church site, Rolling Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 2ND (1831)  3/4 Mile from the Upper Bridge, Whittier Ridge Road, Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Rollingdam Baptist Cemetery, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I1483  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2016 

    Father MONTGOMERY,   b. Bef 1778 
    Family ID F8193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna CREIGHTON 
    Married 1806  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Married C 1810 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth MONTGOMERY,   b. [1811], Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1876, Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary MONTGOMERY,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1889, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John MONTGOMERY,   b. [1825],   bur. 31 Oct 1831, All Saints Anglican, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William MONTGOMERY,   b. [1826], Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1892, Whittier Ridge, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann CREIGHTON,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1898, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1827  Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Matilda Jane MONTGOMERY,   b. 14 Jul 1829, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1911 CENSUS
     2. Nancy MONTGOMERY,   b. Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1911
     3. Margaret MONTGOMERY,   b. 6 May 1835,   d. IN INFANCY
     4. James Christopher MONTGOMERY,   b. [1837],   d. Aft 1863
     5. Robert Henry MONTGOMERY,   b. Rollingdam, St Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1914, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret MONTGOMERY,   b. 15 Apr 1843,   d. 20 Mar 1899, Milltown, St Stephen, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. Rachel MONTGOMERY,   b. Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915
     8. Rebecca MONTGOMERY,   b. Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. [AUGUST 1878]
     9. John E MONTGOMERY,   b. 13 Jan 1851,   d. 24 Feb 1920, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. Joseph E MONTGOMERY,   b. 6 May 1859, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1931, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Census 1821: Nil
      Census 1851: Frame house
      Irish Marriages, 1771-1812: Nil
      IFHF Marriages 27 S 2014: Nil
      IFHF: Nil Armagh, Nil Down, Nil Antrim, Nil Derry, Nil Tyrone, Nil Donegal, Nil Fermanagh, Nil Cavan
      Death s Joseph: John Montgomery
      PANB Petitions: Nil
      Johnson's Vitals: Nil

      William, James Christopher, Robert Henry, John E, Joseph E
      None of William's son named their sons William, except for William's.

      Tithes
      James: Ballymore, Eglish, Kilmore
      Christopher: Nil
      Robert: Eglish, Seagoe
      Henry: Kilmore
      John: Ballymore, Drumcree, Seagoe
      Joseph: Nil

      Armagh
      Presbyterian 1st Armagh b 1796-1803 1825-1949 m 1796-1823 1825-1910
      Presbyterian 2nd Armagh b 1825-1915 m 1825-1924
    • Evidence for children
      Elizabeth: Will. [See Creighton theory below]
      Mary: Will.
      John:
      William: Will.
      Nancy: Baptism. Will.
      Matilda Jane: Baptism. Will.
      Margaret: Baptism.
      James Christopher: Baptism. Will.
      Robert Henry: Baptism. Will.
      Margaret: Baptism.
      Rachel: Baptism. Will.
      Rebecca: Baptism. Will.
      John: Baptism. Will.
      Joseph: census 1861 son of Mary Montgomery. However, his death certificate says he is the son of John Montgomery.

      Perhaps the children said to be of William Montgomery were in fact Creightons. These children fit quite nicely.

      Church Baptism Record
      Name: Matilda Creighton Date of Birth:
      Date of Baptism: 07-Mar-1814
      Address: Dunarnan Parish/District: FIRST MAGHERAFELT
      Gender: Female County Co. Derry
      Denomination: Presbyterian
      Father: William Creighton Mother:

      Name: William Creighton Date of Birth:
      Date of Baptism: 21-Jul-1815
      Address: Dunarnan Parish/District: FIRST MAGHERAFELT
      Gender: Male County Co. Derry
      Denomination: Presbyterian
      Father: William Creighton Mother:

      Name: Margaret Creighton Date of Birth:
      Date of Baptism: 18-Feb-1817
      Address: Dunarnan Parish/District: FIRST MAGHERAFELT
      Gender: Female County Co. Derry
      Denomination: Presbyterian
      Father: William Creighton Mother:

      Name: Mary Creighton Date of Birth:
      Date of Baptism: 06-Dec-1819
      Address: Dunarnon Parish/District: FIRST MAGHERAFELT
      Gender: Female County Co. Derry
      Denomination: Presbyterian
      Father: William Creighton Mother:
    • Church record to check

      Ballymore [Clare Presbyteran b 1824-1945 m 1825-1936. Church of Ireland b 1783-1923 (including Presbyterians 1822-1832) m 1783-1908 bur 1783-1899] Nil RootsIreland.
      Drumcree [No Presbyterian. Church of Ireland Drumcree b 1788-1906 m 1802-1903 bur 1804-1903. Church of Ireland Portadown St Mark's b 1826-1901 m 1827-1848] Nil RootsIreland.
      Kilmore [No Presbyterian. Church of Ireland Kilore b 1789-95 1799-1996 m 1799-1923 bur 1824-1942. Church of Ireland Mullavilly b 1821-74 m 1821-45 bur 1821-76.] Nil RootsIreland.
      Seagoe [No Presbyterian. Church of Ireland b 1735-1821 m 1735-1821 bur 1735-1821] Nil RootsIreland.
      Clonfeacle [No Presbyterian. Church of Ireland later.] Nil RootsIreland.
      Eglish [No Presbyterian. Church of Ireland b 1803-1935 m 1804-1936 bur 1803-1935] RootsIreland CoI 1803-
      Lisnadill [No Presbyterian. Church of Ireland later]

      Tamlaght Finlagan: Checked at IFHF 27 December 2020
    • Montgomery Tithes Armagh

      Ballymore [6]
      Drumcree [5]
      Kilmore [4]
      Seagoe [3]
      Clonfeacle [3]
      Eglish [3]
      Lisnadill [2]
      Forkhill [1]
      Killevy [1]
      Derrynoose [1]
      Keady [1]

      Alexander Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Forkill
      Townland: Shean
      Year: 1828

      Betty Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Seagoe
      Townland: Derryvore
      Year: 1834

      Geo Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Clonfeacle
      Townland: Derrygoonan
      Year: 1833

      Geo Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Clonfeacle
      Townland: Mullycarnon
      Year: 1833

      Henry Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Kilmore
      Townland: Mullahead
      Year: 1833

      Hereford Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Ballymore
      Townland: Ballymore
      Year: 1830

      Hertford Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Drumcree
      Townland: Clounagh
      Year: 1828

      Hugh Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Ballymore
      Townland: Lisbane
      Year: 1830

      Hugh Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Drumcree
      Townland: Aughanergan
      Year: 1828

      James Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Ballymore
      Townland: Derryallen
      Year: 1830

      James Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Eglish
      Townland: Trea
      Year: 1833

      James Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Kilmore
      Townland: Clenroot
      Year: 1833

      James Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Kilmore
      Townland: Cordrain (Count De Salis)
      Year: 1833

      James Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Kilmore
      Townland: Cordrain (Lord Mandeville)
      Year: 1833

      Jas Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Ballymore
      Townland: Ballymore
      Year: 1830

      John Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Ballymore
      Townland: Lisbane
      Year: 1830

      John Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Drumcree
      Townland: Aughanergan
      Year: 1828

      John Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Seagoe
      Townland: Boconnell
      Year: 1834

      Josh Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Clonfeacle
      Townland: Mullybrannon
      Year: 1833

      Margaret Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Drumcree
      Townland: Aughanergan
      Year: 1828

      Patrick Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Killevy
      Townland: Aghadavoil
      Year: 1835

      Robert Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Eglish
      Townland: Tray
      Year: 1833

      Robert Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Seagoe
      Townland: Derryvore
      Year: 1834

      Robt Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Seagoe
      Townland: Lylo
      Year: 1834

      Thos Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Derrynoose
      Townland: Cargalisgarron
      Year: 1825

      William Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Ballymore
      Townland: Derryallen
      Year: 1830

      William Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Drumcree
      Townland: Ballyworkin
      Year: 1828

      William Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Eglish
      Townland: Tray
      Year: 1833

      William Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Kilmore
      Townland: Mullahead
      Year: 1833

      William Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Lisnadill
      Townland: Colone
      Year: 1832

      Wm Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Keady
      Townland: Lagan
      Year: 1825

      Wm Montgomery
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Lisnadill
      Townland: Drumgaw
      Year: 1832
    • Lots Rollingdam B C

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name MONTGOMERY, William
      Volume 22
      Page 14
      Grant number 1649
      Place Saint Patrick
      County Charlotte
      Date 1838-12-17
      Accompanying plan Yes
      Acres 210
      Microfilm F16323

      Grant
      15 December 1838
      210 Acres
      Lot B & C east of the Digdeguash River in Saint Patrick: 170 acres
      Lot 2 east of the Digdeguash south of Samuel McFarlan: 40 acres

      Volume W Page 386 [389/673]
      No 2029
      14 June 1851
      William Montgomery Saint Patrick blacksmith and Mary his wife
      Henry Styles Saint Patrick farmer
      10 pounds
      Description: All that piece or parcel of land lying on the east side of the Digdeguash River, being a part of Lot B and C granted to me William Montgomery, commencing in the middle of said Digdeguash River at the said Styles Mill dam thence down the River five rods thence easterly to a poplar stake, twenty feet southeast of the end of the dam, thence north by a knotted fir tree to the flowage or pond under the said dam thence along the margin of said flowage or pond taken at the time of highest freshets to the northern boundary of said lot thence west to the middle of the Digdeguash River thence down the middle of Said River to the place of beginning.
      William Montgomery [His mark]
      Mary Montgomery [Her mark]
      Wit: Duncan McFarlan, Samuel McFarlan
    • Lot 1 Rollingdam [David Laiton Grant]

      Volume S Page 108 [110/909]
      No 138
      4 May 1840
      Lachlan Cameron merchant St Andrews
      William Montgomery blacksmith Saint Patrick
      105 pounds
      Northeast part Lot 1 Saint Patrick
      100 acres
      south by Harry Halock, east by Matthew Lynch, north by Edward Fitzmaurice, main Road leading to Whittier's Ridge to Rollingdam, lately occupied by Thomas Thompson
      Know all men by these presents that I Lachlan Cameron of Saint Andrews, County of Charlotte, and Province of New Brunswick, Merchant, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and five pounds, lawful money of the Province of New Brunswick to me paid by William Montgomery of the Parish of Saint Patrick's, County aforesaid, Blacksmith, the receipt whereof to hereby acknowledge have granted, bargained, and sold and by these presents to grant, bargain and sell unto the said William Montgomery, his heirs, and assigns, all that certain piece of land situate, lying and being in the Parish of Saint Patrick aforesaid in the County and Province aforesaid, known and distinguished as the northeast part of Lot Number One containing one hundred acres, more or less, bounded on the south by Harry Halok on the east by land owned by Matthew Lynch, on the north by land owned by Edward Fitzmaurice and ? by the Main Road leading from Whittier?s Ridge to the Rollingdam line, ? piece of land lately occupied by Thomas Thompson, said land deeded to me by on Benjamin Follet and references to this said deed duly registered with the Records of the said County in the 67th and 68th pages of Book Lettered F will more freely appear together with all the rights memory prior uses & appurtenances thereunto ? any wise appertaining. To Have and to Hold, the said land and premises with the appurtenances to the said William Montgomery, his heirs and assigns and to his and him only we ? behoof for him and I do for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said William Montgomery, his heirs & assigns that I am seized of the premises as a good indefeasible title of inheritance in fee simple, free of and from all manner of encumbrances whatsoever. And ? conditions, reservation and services there and restricted to His Queen only excepted. And that I have in good right, truly proven and lawfully authority to grant, bargain and sell the same in manner and form as above written. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty and in the ninth year of Her Majesty?s Reign. The words Lachlan Cameron in this eighth line from the bottom on the first page having thence erased before signing, sealing.
      Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Wellington Cameron, C L Babcock
      Lachlan Cameron (SS)
      Be it remembered that on the day and year above written before me William Babcock, Esquire, on the Her Majesty?s Justices of the Peace in and for the County Charlotte, personally came and appeared Lachlan Cameron and acknowledged that he executed the property deed of Mortgage freely and voluntarily for the purposes therein contained.
      William Babcock, J P
      Recd. & Regd. 4th May 1840
      Mortgage: To be paid on the fourth of May starting in 1841 and continuing for nine years until paid. [Deed: Montgomery to Lachlan Recd. & Regd. 4th May 1840.]

      Volume S Page 108 [110/909]
      No 139
      Mortgage
      William Montgomery
      Lachland Cameron
      4 May 1840

      Volume Y Page 375
      William Montgomery Senior blacksmith Saint Patrick and Mary his wife
      William Montgomery Junior yeoman Saint Patrick son of William Montgomery Senior
      105 pounds
      Description: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land situate, lying and being in the Parish of Saint Patrick, aforesaid, known and distinguished as the Northeast part of Lot Number One containing one hundred acres, more or less, bounded on the south by land owned by Harrison Hatch, on the east by land owned by Matthew Lynch, on the north by land owned by Edward Fitzmaurice, and west by the main road leading from Witters Ridge to the Rollingdam, being that piece of land lately occupied by Thomas Thompson, said land deeded by Benjamin Follet to one Lachlan Cameron.
      16 June 1841
      Wit: George Mackay, Samuel McFarlane
      Signed [Their Marks]
      William Montgomery
      Mary Montgomery
    • New Ireland Remembered: Historical Essays on the Irish in New Brunswick
      Edited by Peter M Toner, New Ireland Press, 1988

      "Reception of the Irish in New Brunswick," William A Spray

      p 14
      The growth of the Atlantic timber trade made it easier for immigrants to get to New Brunswick. Earlier, many of the timber ships crossed the Atlantic in ballast to pick up timber. With the increased demand for cheap passages, ship owners found they could make quick profits by putting in temporary decks and filling the holds with passengers. The immigrants were not charged very much for a passage, but little was done to make them comfortable and they had to provide their own provisions. In 1818 the standard fare from Londonderry to St Andrews was five guineas. To Saint John it was usually three and a half guineas but could be even lower, depending on the number of ships competing for passengers. Ships bound for American ports charged ten guineas. Ships bound for Saint John and St Andrews were advertised as being convenient for immigrants going to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and this route was taken whenever possible by poor immigrants.

      p 15
      The east coast ports of the United States charged masters or shipowners a head tax for every passenger landed. This tax was to used to offset any expense that might be incurred if the immigrants became ill or could not find employment. The usual practice was to add the sum to the cost of the passage. Since New Brunswick did not have a head tax in the early years, this gave New Brunswick bound ships another advantage. Later, in 1832, when New Brunswick finally introduced a head tax, it was only half that charged to American ports.

      p 14
      The growth of the Atlantic timber trade made it easier for immigrants to get to New Brunswick. Earlier, many of the timber ships crossed the Atlantic in ballast to pick up timber. With the increased demand for cheap passages, ship owners found they could make quick profits by putting in temporary decks and filling the holds with passengers. The immigrants were not charged very much for a passage, but little was done to make them comfortable and they had to provide their own provisions. In 1818 the standard fare from Londonderry to St Andrews was five guineas. To Saint John it was usually three and a half guineas but could be even lower, depending on the number of ships competing for passengers. Ships bound for American ports charged ten guineas. Ships bound for Saint John and St Andrews were advertised as being convenient for immigrants going to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and this route was taken whenever possible by poor immigrants.

      p 15
      The east coast ports of the United States charged masters or shipowners a head tax for every passenger landed. This tax was to used to offset any expense that might be incurred if the immigrants became ill or could not find employment. The usual practice was to add the sum to the cost of the passage. Since New Brunswick did not have a head tax in the early years, this gave New Brunswick bound ships another advantage. Later, in 1832, when New Brunswick finally introduced a head tax, it was only half that charged to American ports.

      p 16
      For a two-year period after 1823 there was a decrease in the number of Irish immigrants arriving in the province. This was chiefly because of the passage of a new, more stringent Passenger Act in 1823, which restricted the number of passengers a vessel could carry to one for every five tons. Ships had to carry better provisions, including meat, which was to be issued daily, and there was to be more careful inspection by officials. The most radical change, however, was the requirement that ships carrying more than fifty passengers had to have a surgeon. It was hard to find surgeons willing to sail on immigrant vessels, and passenger fares increased, making it almost impossible for the Irish poor to immigrate. Conditions on vessels that did sail certainly improved, but there were protests from agents and shipowners who felt the new act was valuable "if we wish to keep the pauper population at home, but the most irrational and absurd that can be imagined if we wish to facilitate their egress." The new act certainly had its effect on the number of Irish immigrants arriving in New Brunswick in 1824 when their number dropped to 2,049, which was a decrease of over fifty percent from the previous year, when 4, 721 arrived. The numbers arriving in 1825 remained low at just over 2,500.

      p 17
      The shipowners were successful in 1827 in having the Passenger Act repealed. According to colonial officials, the consequences were disastrous. Passage rates dropped from ?2 to ?3 for voyages to New Brunswick ports as compared to ?5 for American ports. More and more poor immigrants were able to take advantage of these low fares and the result was crowded vessels, poor food, and sickness among many Irish immigrants who came out "in transient vessels chartered for the express purpose of making money, by men reckless of character or consequence, so long as they suppose the Law will not reach them."

      p 18
      It seems the immigrants of 1826 and 1827 included more sick and destitute paupers than ever before.

      p 18
      The reaction in the colonies and at home to the abuses of 1827 was so strong that another new Passenger Act was passed in 1828. Although not as restrictive as the act of 1823, it brought back limitations as to the number of passengers to be carried and the quality and quantity of provisions to be issued"This new act remain in force until 1835 and it did not cause a decrease in the number of Irish immigrating.
    • New Ireland Remembered: Historical Essays on the Irish in New Brunswick
      Edited by Peter M Toner, New Ireland Press, 1988
      "The Irish of New Brunswick at Mid Century: The 1851 Census"
      P M Toner

      p 110
      Insofar as can be determined from the evidence, many of the immigrants arrived as families. In fact, two of every three Irish-born married couples listed in the census had arrived in New Brunswick already married, many with children. In addition to these, it is also apparent that in many cases, the husband arrived earlier to seek employment and later sent for his wife and children, and even parents. There are numerous cases where the husband and father had a date of arrival as much as eight years in advance of the rest of the family, which usually arrived later as a group. Sometimes the rest of the family arrived a few at a time. This phenomenon was especially common in the Miramichi, where labour for timber production was imported from Scotland and Ireland for a period of years.

      p 113
      The vast majority of the people of Ireland at this time were tenant farmers of landlords' farm labourers. Therefore, it is not surprising that many of the immigrants were farmers here as well. The prospect of owning farmland either through grant or purchase must have been a great incentive for emigration, and the land which had been half cleared by timber operations was part of the lure of New Brunswick. A few Irish immigrants were willing to be tenant farmers here, but most were proprietors.

      The majority of those who arrived before 1825 were farmers.
    • IFHF
      Baptisms 1810-1830 Armagh father William. Nothing with mother Anna
      Church Baptism Montgomery James 1820 Co. Armagh
      Church Baptism Montgomery Alexander 1818 Co. Armagh
      Church Baptism Montgomery Sarah Jane 1826 Co. Armagh
      Church Baptism Montgomery Anne 1812 Co. Armagh

      Church Baptism Montgomery James 1820 Co. Armagh
      Church Baptism Montgomery Alexander 1818 Co. Armagh
      Church Baptism Montgomery Sarah Jane 1826 Co. Armagh
      Church Baptism Montgomery Anne 1812 Co. Armagh
      Church Baptism Montgomery Sarah 1828 Co. Armagh
      Church Baptism Montgomery George 1830 Co. Armagh
    • PRONI Freeholders before 1827

      Surname of freeholder: Montgomery
      Forename(s) of freeholder: William
      Address of freeholder (townland or street): Tandragee [Ballymore, Armagh. Outside Armagh town]
      Name of landlord: Lady Sparrow
      Address of landlord: Tandragee
      County: Armagh
      Date of registry: 1817

      Surname of freeholder: Montgomery
      Forename(s) of freeholder: William
      Address of freeholder (townland or street): Tandragee
      Name of landlord: Lady Sparrow
      Address of landlord: Ballymore
      County: Armagh
      Parish: Lower Orier
      Date of registry: 1817
      Candidates Y

      Surname of freeholder: Montgomery
      Forename(s) of freeholder: William
      Address of freeholder (townland or street): Armagh
      Name of landlord: Leonard Dobbin
      Address of landlord:
      County: Armagh
      Date of registry: 1822

      Surname of freeholder: Montgomery
      Forename(s) of freeholder: William
      Address of freeholder (townland or street): Armagh
      Name of landlord: Leonard Dobbin
      Address of landlord:
      County: Armagh
      Date of registry: 1822
      Candidates N

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Census of New Brunswick 1851, Library and Archives of Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1851/index-e.html).

    2. [S6] An Index to Irish Immigrants in the New Brunswick Census of 1851, Edited by: P. M. Toner, (1991).

    3. [S108] Montgomery of Rollingdam, Rev Charles M Smith, St Croix Courier, (27 July1872).

    4. [S172] Death Certificate of John E Montgomery, Province of New Brunswick, (d 24 February 1920 filed 29 February 1920).

    5. [S3543] Death Certificate of Joseph Montgomery, Department of Health - New Brunswick, (d 6 February 1931 filed 17 March 1931).

    6. [S593] Information from Timothy Montgomery, Timothy Montgomery, (Rcd February 2004).

    7. [S836] Charlotte County, NB Tax Assessment Books, Charlotte County, NB.

    8. [S545] Will of William Montgomery, Charlotte County, NB, (April 22 1859).

    9. [S23] New Brunswick Cemeteries Online, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NBCemeteries/?L=EN).

    10. [S532] Information from Charles Lesko, Charles Lesko.