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James HEWITT

James HEWITT

Male - 1893

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  • Name James HEWITT 
    Born Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth [FEBRUARY 1829]  [2
    Birth [1831]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Birth [FEBRUARY 1829]  [5
    Birth [1829]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Birth 7 Feb 1831  Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1851  [6
    Lumberer 
    Residence 1851  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • James Hewett
      in the 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
      Name: James Hewett
      Gender: Male
      Age: 42
      Estimated birth year: abt 1810
      Relation to Head of House: Husband
      Spouse's Name: Jane Hewett
      Race: Irish
      Province: New Brunswick
      District: Charlotte County
      Sub-district: St Patrick
      Sub-District Number: 20
      James Hewett 42 Irish Farmer 1818
      Jane Hewett 43 Irish 1818
      Adam Hewett 24 Native Lumber
      James Hewett 22 Native Lumber
      William Hewett 20 Native Lumber
      Robert Hewett 18 Native Lumber
      Samuel Hewett 14
      John Hewett 5
      Mary Hewett 19
      Nancy Hewett 17
      Betsy J Hewett 10
      Elizabeth Hewett 12
      Year: 1851; Census Place: St Patrick, Charlotte County, New Brunswick; Schedule: I; Roll: C_995; Page: 45; Line: 10
    Assessed 13 Jul 1851  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Assessed 17 Jun 1853  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Assessed 1854  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Assessed 1855  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 8 Nov 1855  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Assessed 12 Apr 1856  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Apparently at McMinn.
    Assessed 13 Jun 1860  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1861  [3
    Farmer, proprietor 
    Religion 1861  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1861  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Nancy Hewett
      in the 1861 Census of Canada
      Name: Nancy Hewett
      Gender: Female
      Age: 29
      Birth Year: 1832
      Spouse's Name: James Hewett
      Home in 1861: Dumbarton, Charlotte, New Brunswick
      Race: Native (Native American)
      Religion: Presbyterian
      Film Number: C-1000
      Page Number: 14
      James Hewett Junr 30 Native Farmer Proprietor Presbyterian
      Nancy Hewett 29
      Racheil I Hewett 5
      Nancy E Hewett 4
      Mary E Hewett 1
      Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1000
    Assessed 19 Jun 1861  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Assessed 20 Jun 1862  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Assessed 1863  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Apparently in McMinn.
    Assessed 27 Jun 1864  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Assessed 14 Jun 1865  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Assessed 5 Jun 1866  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 3 Apr 1871  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 3 Apr 1871  [10
    Church of Scotland 
    Residence 3 Apr 1871  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Religion 1881  [4, 11
    Church of England 
    Residence 1881  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 15 Apr 1891  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 15 Apr 1891  [11
    C Presbyterian 
    Residence 15 Apr 1891  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Aged 16 Sep 1893  64 years 7 months Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 16 Sep 1893  Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    • St Croix Courier
      SEPTEMBER 21, 1893
      DIED :
      HEWITT - At Rollingdam, September 16, James Hewitt, aged 64 years, 7 months.

      Date October 10, 1893
      County Saint John
      Place Saint John
      Newspaper The Daily Telegraph

      d. Rollingdam (Charlotte Co.) Sept. 16th, James HEWITT, age 94 years 7 mos.

      Date September 21, 1893
      County Charlotte
      Place Saint Stephen
      Newspaper Saint Croix Courier

      d. Rollingdam (Charlotte Co.) Sept. 16, James HEWITT, age 64 years 7 mos.
    Person ID I298  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2011 

    Father James HEWITT,   b. Belfast, Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1881, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jane O'NEIL,   b. [1804], Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1886 
    Married C 1826 
    Residence McCann's Corner, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy MONTGOMERY,   b. Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1911 
    Married 8 Nov 1855  Oak Bay, St David, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    • Nancy Montgomery
      New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
      Name James Hewitt
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 08 Nov 1855
      Event Place , , New Brunswick, Canada
      Gender Male
      Spouse's Name Nancy Montgomery
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Page 26
      "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-N83V : accessed 1 April 2016), James Hewitt and Nancy Montgomery, 08 Nov 1855; citing , , New Brunswick, Canada, p. 26, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 845,795.
      James Hewitt of Saint Patrick and Nancy Montgomery of the same place were married by license with consent of Parents on this eighth day of November 1855 by me William C Rideout Baptist Minister. This marriage was solemnized between us James Hewitt, Nancy Montgomery, in presence of William Hewitt.
      Rec & Reg 30 Jan 1856
    Children 
     1. Mary Emeline HEWITT,   b. Rolllingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1904, Pleasant Street (Home), Milltown, St Stephen, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rachel Jane HEWITT,   b. McMinn, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1918, Calais Hospital, Church Street, Calais, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nancy Elizabeth HEWITT,   b. McMinn, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1922, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. George Wellington HEWITT,   b. 17 Mar 1862,   d. 15 Jul 1909, Solano, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     5. James Franklin HEWITT,   b. 7 Jun 1865, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1930, Santa Barbara, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. William John HEWITT,   b. 20 Mar 1867,   d. Aft 1910 CENSUS
     7. Robert Melville HEWITT,   b. 20 Apr 1868,   d. 24 Feb 1940, Bellingham, Whatcom, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Thomas Alexander HEWITT,   b. 2 May 1871, Rolligndam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1926, Napa, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     9. Samuel Milton HEWITT,   b. 6 Oct 1878, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1951, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F78  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Census 1861: James Jr
      Civil War: Nil
    • Will of Late James Hewitt
      17 July 1890
      No 2446 p 234

      This is the last will and testament of me James Hewitt of the Parish of Saint Patrick in the County of Charlotte, farmer. I will and direct that my personal expenses and all my just debts be first paid by my executor, herein after named.

      I give, devise, and bequeath unto my son James Franklin, his heirs and assigns, the southern half of a tract of land on the western side of the Digdeguash river, in the parish of Saint Patrick, formerly conveyed to me by one Samuel Hewitt, now deceased, by a certain deed of indenture bearing date the tenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, as by reference thereto being had will more fully appear and now belonging to me, the whole tract containing one hundred and sixty acres more or less.

      I give, devise, and bequeath to my son Samuel Milton, his heirs and assigns, the northern half of the said tract of land on the western side of the said Digdeguash River, in the said Parish of Saint Patrick, bounded and described as follows, to wit:

      On the east by the said Digdeguash River, on the south by a lot of land owned and occupied by Thomas Ray, on the west by the Digdeguash Highway or road, on the north by a lot of land occupied by John A Graham, containing fifty acres more or less, it being the same property conveyed by me Thomas Cathcart, now deceased, to me by a certain deed of indenture bearing date the twenty second day of May, one thousand eight hundred and seventy two, and reference will thereto more fully appear.

      Reserving unto Nancy Hewitt, my wife, the following described portion of said lots and tracts of lands and premises, to wit: Beginning in the northwest angle of the said first mentioned tract of land, where it bounds on the road, and thence running in an easterly direction along the south line of a lot of land at present owned and occupied by Thomas Ray, 5 chains of 4 poles each, thence in a southerly direction parallel with said road until it strikes the John Cassilis Road (so called) or the southern line of the said tract of land, thence westerly along the south line of said tract of land, until it strikes the said Digdeguash Road (so called), thence in a northerly direction along said Digdeguash Road to the place of beginning, containing two acres, more or less, reserving the right of way unto said James Franklin Hewitt and Samuel Milton Hewitt, along the roads or tracts that have been used and are used at present to cross over to occupy their farm lots of land, unto Nancy Hewitt my wife during her natural life.

      I give, devise, and bequeath unto my son Samuel Milton, his heirs and assigns, after Nancy Hewitt, my wife's death, all of the last described lot, parcel or tract of land and premises, except the reserved right of way unto the said James Franklin Hewitt to cross and recross over to occupy his farm lot of land.

      I give, devise, and bequeath all my personal property of every description after payment of my debts, towards the support and maintenance of Nancy Hewitt, my wife, and Samuel Milton my son, jointly m and I further direct that the said Nancy Hewitt, my wife, shall me provided with a Christian burial after her death with part of the proceeds of the said personal property, and I direct that any balance that may remain on hand after the death and interment of the said Nancy Hewitt, my wife, shall belong to the said Samuel Milton Hewitt, his heirs and assigns.

      And I hereby appoint my friend Hill M Wilson of the parish of Saint Patrick and John W Stevenson of the said Parish of Saint Patrick to be the executors of my will. In witness thereof, I the said James Hewitt have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety one the words "heirs and assigns" in page first, between the twentieth and twenty first lines from the top were entered before signing.

      James Hewitt
    • 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.
    • James Cathcart to Samuel Hewitt
      1 November 1861
      ames Cathcart Saint Patrick farmer
      amuel Hewitt Dumbarton farmer
      500
      ll that portion of the lot of land purchased by my late father John Cathcart from C McStay lying on the northeastern or lower side of the road leading from the corner of the house lately occupied by his family to Digdeguash river
      uch portion containing by estimation one hundred and sixty acres more or less
      eserving however for the use of the public that road at present laid off for a highway across the corner of the afore described lot the above described lot being in the parish of Saint Patrick and was willed to me by my late father the afore said John Cathcart
      the half of the lot between the road and river
      James Cathcart to Samuel Hewitt
      ames Cathcart Saint James
      uit claim unto Samuel Hewitt
      1
      ll the dower right and title to dower property possession claim and demand conveyed by my mother Jane Cathcart to me the said James Cathcart of in and to that portion of the lot of land purchased by the late John Cathcart my father from C McStay and willed by my late father to me and heretofore conveyed by me to the aforesaid Samuel Hewitt lying on the northeastern or lower side of the road leading from the corner of the house lately occupied by my said father John Cathcart and at present occupied by my mother to the Digdeguash River such portion containing by estimation one hundred and sixty acres more or less
      here is reserved for the use of the public that road at present laid for a highway across the corner of the afore described lot


      Samuel Hewitt to John Cassilis
      28 November 1862
      Samuel Hewitt Dumbarton yeoman
      John Cassilis Saint Patrick farmer
      $1
      west side of the Digdeguash in Saint Patrick
      south by land owned by the said John Cassilis
      east by the McStay Brook
      north by land owned by Samuel Hewitt
      west by the main road
      3 acres
      beginning at a cedar stake on the eastern side of the main road at the northwest angle of the lot now owned by the aforesaid John Cassilis
      thence running by the magnet north 64 degrees east 16 chains of four poles each to the McStay Brook
      thence westerly between the Cassilis road and the McStay Brook 10 chains or to the main road
      thence southerly along the main road nine chains and 50 links to the place of beginning
      the said parcel being part of the grant to William C McStay by the said McStay sold to John Cathcart and by him willed to his son James Cathcart and purchased by Samuel Hewitt from James Cathcart

      Samuel Hewitt to James Hewitt
      10 December 1863
      Samuel Hewitt Dumbarton farmer
      James Hewitt Dumbarton farmer
      $600
      all that portion of the lot of land purchased by the late John Cathcart from C McStay lying on the northeastern side of the road leading from the rolling dam to the Digdeguash Mills
      bounded on the north by land owned and occupied by John Cumming
      on the west by the Digdeguash road
      on the south by the Cassilis road and John Cassilis north line
      east by the Digdeguash river
      containing 160 acres

      Thomas Cathcart to James Hewitt
      22 May 1872
      Thomas Cathcart Saint Patrick and Rachel his wife
      James Hewitt Saint Patrick farmer
      $100
      being one moiety or half part of that lot of land containing 100 acres purchased by the late John Cathcart from the late John Cuney and being part of the grant to Charles McStay and willed by said John Cathcart to his son the aforesaid Thomas Cathcart
      said half of the aforesaid 100 acres hereby sold or intended to be sold
      being that half lying on the eastern side of the Digdeguash highway or road
      50 acres

      19 July 1887
      James Hewitt Saint Patrick farmer
      Elisha Frye Saint Andrews
      $59 mortgage
      all that certain lot or tract of land situate in the parish of Saint Patrick
      lying on the northeastern side of the road leading from the Rolling Dam to the Digdeguash Mills
      containing 160 acres
      conveyed by deed from Samuel Hewitt 10 December 1863

      James Hewitt to James F Hewitt
      23 February 1892
      James Hewitt Saint Patrick farmer
      James F Hewitt Geneva, Watcom County, Washington labourer
      $400
      the southern half in moiety of the following described lot of land purchased by the late John Cathcart from C McStay on the northeastern side of the road leading from the Rolling Dam to the Digdeguash Mills
      bounded on the north by a lot of land at present owned and occupied by Thomas Ray
      on the south by Cassilis road and the north line of the lot of land formerly owned by the late John Cassilis and at present occupied by Jane Cassilis widow of the said John Cassilis
      east by the Digdeguash River
      being the same property conveyed by Samuel Hewitt to James Hewitt 10 December 1863
      the whole lot containing 160 acres
      the southern half containing 80 acres

      28 July 1900
      James F Hewitt Geneva, Watcom, Washington farmer
      Robert M Hewitt Saint Patrick
      $75
      southern moiety or half part of 160 acre lot
      80 acres
    • Mary Bartlett
      New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
      Name George Gilley
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 07 Mar 1854
      Event Place Saint Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada
      Gender Male
      Spouse's Name Mary Bartlett
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Page 9
      Citing this Record
      "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-N7VL : 13 March 2018), George Gilley and Mary Bartlett, 07 Mar 1854; citing Saint Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 9, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 845,795.
      New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
      GS Film Number 000845795
      Digital Folder Number 005418858
      Image Number 00074
      Marriages Solemnized in the Parish of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte in the year 1854
      George Gilley of this Parish and Mary Bartlett of this Parish were married in this Parish by License this seventh day of March in the year 1854 by me Jerome Alley DD Rector
      This marriage was solemnized between us George Gilley, Mary Bartlett
      In presence of David Walsh, James Hewet
      Rcd & Reg 23 January 1855

  • Sources 
    1. [S3542] Death Certificate of Nancy E Hewitt, Department of Health - New Brunswick, (d 25 December 1922 filed 1 or 2 January 1923).

    2. [S123] Vital Statistics in New Brunswick Newspapers, Daniel F Johnson, (http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NewspaperVitalStats/Default.aspx?L=EN).

    3. [S101] Census of Charlotte County, NB 1861, Province of New Brunswick, (New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Charlotte Branch, 1999).

    4. [S8] Census of Canada, 1881, Ancestry.com.

    5. [S165] Vital Statistics in the St Croix Courier, St Croix Courier, (Charlotte County Genweb).

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

    7. [S99] Johnson Family Record, Attributed to Alice Johnson.

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

    9. [S170] Charlotte County Marriage Register, Charlotte County, NB.

    10. [S16] Census of Canada, 1871, Ancestry.com.

    11. [S119] Census of Canada, 1891, Ancestry.com, (http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1274&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0).