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James HEWITT

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  • Name James HEWITT 
    Born Belfast, Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbdumbar/dumb5y.htm
      HEWITT
      Written by Rev. Charles M. Smith, Rollingdam, NB
      Found in October 5, 1972 edition of the Saint Croix Courier.
      By permission of the Saint Croix Courier Page Loaded 1 Dec. 2003

      James Hewitt and Robert Hewitt arrived in Canada from (Belfast?) Ireland in 1823 and settled at Rollingdam, apparently on the main road, which was then the old St. Andrews-Fredericton Road. James is believed to settle at what is now McCann?s Corner; and the little house and old barn still stand there in a sad state of disrepair. It is believed to be that of James Hewitt although this fact remains unconfirmed. Back in the late 1800?s Edward Hanson and family are said to have rented this place for a few years. Edward was the Section Master on the Railroad. Originally here was no corner as such at this point as the Meadow Road and the road to Whittier Ridge had not as yet been run out. However, James Hewitt owned land in this area for many years and in 1871 gave, in a deed, a block of some 80 acres to his son John: a lot that extended from Meadow Road to the Wrigley Line, and from the river to the Railroad. According to an 1841 record of citizens of this community, both Robert and James apparently were still living on the main road, but after this date Robert seems to have moved to a nearby neighborhood.

      Robert Hewitt and his wife Ann were both born in Ireland, Ann coming to Canada in 1824. Robert was born about 1799 and Ann about 1797. An 1851 census shows them as having only two children, though there may well have been others before this date. A son Adam then aged 23 and a daughter Nancy then aged 19. (There were several Adam Hewitts. The father of James and Robert back in Ireland was Adam.) Robert?s son Adam may well have been the one known as Black Adam, due to his black hair; and the distinction of Red Adam from Whittier Ridge. Black Adam lived in Greenoch. In what is now known as the Stuart Home at Gidden?s Corner. Nancy Hewitt (Adam?s sister) married George Hanson but she died May 7, 1861 at the tender age of only 26.

      James Hewitt and his wife Jane had at least 8 children all born in Rollingdam, as follows: Adam, James, Mary, William, Robert, Ann, John, Eliza, and Samuel. Jane is believed by some to have been an O?Neil, originally from England. However, James? and Jane?s stone reads:

      James Hewitt died December 27, 1881 aged 77 years & 3 months, native Co. Down, Ireland. Jane, his wife, died April 16, 1886, aged 82 years, native Co. Antrim, Ireland.

      These children comprised the principal Hewitt families of the Rollingdam area. In brief, James? son Adam (Red Adam) lived at the foot of Whittier Ridge Road on the farm more recently known as Fred Steen Home. Adam?s son William followed him and raised his family there. James? son James married Nancy Montgomery of Rollingdam and lived in McMinn and raised a large family: three girls and six boys. A great many descendants derived from this union.

      Mary Hewitt married George R. Wrigley, and lived at Rollingdam on the land adjoining that of their parents. They had seven children including Joseph who lived at Rollingdam. The Wrigley home has long since been removed but the old cellar has remained in evidence. Joseph Wrigley?s home remains just north of his mother?s old home place.

      William Hewitt?s home was on the Clarence Ridge Road about a quarter mile from the Lower Bridge at Rollingdam. William was twice married. First to Catherine Wilson of Sorrel Ridge and having four children: Isadore, William Harris, Elias Howard, and Robert Frederick (called Fred). William?s second marriage was to Sarah Henry to which union seven more children were added: Eva, Emerson, Mary Eliza, Genevieve, Effie, Hazen, and Ellsworth.

      Eliza married Edward Howard and lived in St. Andrews, and had three sons and three daughters. John lived on his parents? land at Simpson?s Corner (later McCann?s). He was twice married. No children the first union. His second wide was Emma Graham. Seven or eight children were born of this marriage. There was also Robert, Ann, and Samuel Hewitt.

      Samuel Hewitt was another son of James. His gravestone bears the grim record of his brief life:

      Samuel Hewitt, died December 4, 1882, aged 44 and five infant children of Samuel and Jane Hewitt.

      The children of Samuel and Jane were Addiem Gertrude, Bessie, Beatrice and Nora. A son Arthur and a daughter Bertha died of Black Diptheria about 1885.

      Samuel?s widow Jane married John Peacock and to this union born a daughter Bernice. John Peacock?s first wife was Laura Pettigrove. Samuel Hewitt?s daughter Gertrude married Robert Peacock. Seven children were born to this union: Edith, Arthur, Bertram, Beatrice, Elda, Earnest, and Ruth. Thus the children of James and Jane Hewitt?s children have spread out so widely that their descendants are found from coast to coast in Canada and the United States.
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1809]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth [1807]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth [1805]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth [1804]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth [APRIL 1804]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth [SEP 1804]  Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbdumbar/RDBaptist/rdbapsectb.htm

      Rollingdam Baptist Cemetery, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, NB

      [group of 2]
      [front]James HEWITT / Died / Dec. 27, 1881 / AE 77 yrs, 3 mos. / Native of Co, Down Ireland / Jane HEWITT / Died Apr.16, 1886 / AE 82 yrs / Native of Antrim Co, Ireland
      [back] J.A. HEWITT / 1848 - 1896 / His wife / Sarah J. / 1847 - 1878
      Mother [footstone]
    Birth Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Birth Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Burial Rollingdam Baptist Cemetery, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1818  [1
    Immigration 1823  [6
    • 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 [Down] 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 [Down] 32
      2 October 1823 Indian Chief Belfast 87
      4 October 1823 Beaver Dublin 17
    • Adam Hewitt
      in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
      Name: Adam Hewitt
      Arrival Date: 19 Aug 1825
      Birth Date: abt 1770
      Age: 55
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Ship Name: Atlantic
      Search Ship Database: Search for the Atlantic in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
      Year: 1825; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 007; Line: 2; List Number: 517
      Adam Hewitt 55 Male
      Jas Hewitt 18 Male Farmer
    Assessed 16 Apr 1831  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Robert Hewit
      Poll Tax: - - 8
      Real Estate: 25 - -
      Personal Estate: 10 10 -
      Annual Income: - - -
      Amount of Property at 20 pct: 7 2 -
      Rate to be taxed: 42 12 -
      Total Assessment - 2 4 1/2

      James Hewit
      Poll Tax: - - 8
      Real Estate: 25 - -
      Personal Estate: 7 10 -
      Annual Income: - - -
      Amount of Property at 20 pct: 6 10 -
      Rate to be taxed: 39 - -
      Total Assessment - 2 3 1/2
    Assessed 14 Apr 1832  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Assessed April 1833  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 30 May 1835  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 17 Apr 1838  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  [9
    Assessed 15 May 1844  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Assessed 18 Apr 1846  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Assessed 16 Apr 1847  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Assessed 14 Sep 1849  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1851  [1
    Farmer 
    Residence 1851  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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  [Income & Poll] Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Assessed 17 Jun 1853  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Assessed 1854  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Assessed 1855  Rollingdam District, 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  [9
    Assessed 13 Jun 1860  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Religion 1861  [2
    Church of England 
    Residence 1861  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • James Hewett
      in the 1861 Census of Canada
      Name: James [James Hewett]
      Gender: Male
      Age: 54
      Birth Year: 1807
      Spouse's Name: Jane
      Home in 1861: Dumbarton, Charlotte, New Brunswick
      Race: Irish
      Religion: Church of England
      Film Number: C-1000
      Page Number: 3
      James Hewett 54 Irish Farmer Proprietor Church of England
      Jane Hewett 51 Irish Presbyterian
      Robert Hewett 27 Native General labourer P
      Saml Hewett 24 Native G labourer P
      Betsy Hewett 20 Native
      John A Hewett 14
      Edgar Hewett 0
      Sarah Cookson 23 Lodger Native Shoe maker Baptist
      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  [9
    Assessed 30 Jun 1863  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Assessed 20 Jun 1866  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1871  [3, 11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1871  Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1871  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • James Hewitt
      in the 1871 Census of Canada
      Name: James Hewitt
      Gender: Male
      Age: 66
      Birth Year: abt 1805
      Birth Place: Ireland
      Marital Status: Married
      Religion: Presbyterian
      Origin: Irish
      Province: New Brunswick
      District: Charlotte
      District Number: 175
      Subdistrict: Dumbarton
      Subdistrict Number: f
      James Hewitt 66 Irealnd Presbyterian Church of the Lower Provinces Irish Farmer Married 1 over 20 unable to write
      Jane Hewitt 67 Ireland P I M
      John A Hewitt 23 NB P I Farmer
      Year: 1871; Census Place: Dumbarton, Charlotte, New Brunswick; Roll: C-10376; Page: 11; Family No: 36
    Occupation 1881  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  [4
    Church of England 
    Residence 1881  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • James Hewitt
      in the 1881 Census of Canada
      Name: James Hewitt
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Married
      Age: 77
      Birth Year: 1804
      Birthplace: Ireland
      Religion: Church of England
      Nationality: Irish
      Occupation: Farmer
      Province: New Brunswick
      District Number: 26
      District: Charlotte
      Sub-District Number: F
      Subdistrict: Dumbarton
      James Wrigley 27 NB C Presbyterian English Farmer
      James Hewitt 77 Ireland Church of England Irish Farmer
      Jane Hewitt 77 Ireland C Presbyterian Irish
      Year: 1881; Census Place: Dumbarton, Charlotte, New Brunswick; Roll: C_13179; Page: 19; Family No: 86
    Death 27 Dec 1881  [5
    Aged 27 Dec 1881  77 years 8 months Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Aged 27 Dec 1881  77 years 3 months Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation Farmer  [8
    Died 27 Dec 1881  Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Rollingdam United Church Cemetery, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I307  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father Adam HEWITT,   b. [Moira, Down, Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1855 
    Family ID F88  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Adam HEWITT,   b. 11 Mar 1827,   d. 5 Dec 1906  (Age 79 years)
     2. Mary HEWITT,   b. 15 Feb 1830,   d. 14 Jan 1910, Winslow, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. James HEWITT,   b. Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1893, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William HEWITT,   b. 25 Mar 1832,   d. 26 Dec 1920, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Robert HEWITT,   b. 16 Apr 1834, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1870  (Age 35 years)
     6. Nancy HEWITT,   b. 25 May 1835, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1861  (Age 25 years)
     7. Samuel HEWITT,   b. Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1883, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Elizabeth J HEWITT,   b. Rollingdam, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1907, Woodstock, Carleton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Betsy J HEWITT,   b. 3 Jul 1841,   d. Bef 1875  (Age < 33 years)
     10. Thomas HEWITT,   b. 17 Mar 1843,   d. Bef 1851 CENSUS
     11. John Alexander HEWITT,   b. 30 Sep 1845,   d. 16 Feb 1896, St Andrews, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Census 1851: Hewett p 45 Frame house
      Irish Marriages, 1771-1812: Nil
      County Assessments:
      No mention in Pennfield Assessments: 1855, 1856, 1860, 1861, 1862
      IFHF Antrim/Down: Nil [15 May 2014]
      Greenoch Presbyterian: Nil
      Death s William: Adam Hewitt

      No Hewitt marriages for James and Jane up to 1840. I looked at "Early marriages of Saint John", Kings Co. marriages and York Co. marriages. The only James Hewitt I found was in King's County marriages, register A. James Hewitt of Saint John married Sarah Ann Mercer of Springfield Parish, King's County in Springfield on 10 June 1827. Witnesses were U. Allen and Henry A. Scovil.
    • Carleton County Marriages: Nil
      York County Marriages: Nil
      Carleton County Marriages: Nil
      Washington County Marriages: Nil
      Calais Vitals: Nil
      Early Maine marriages: Nil
      Christ Church St Stephen: Nil
      Angilcan St George: Nil
      Northwestern NB Marriages: Nil
      Eastport Centinel: Nil
      ME Marriages: Nil
      The Charlotte County marriage register does not have pages 130, 131, 132. Are these missing? Are they misnumbered? Could their marriage be here?
    • Checked Irish Family History Foundation 13 March 2008
      http://ifhf.brsgenealogy.com

      Baptism Record
      Name: James Hewitt Date of Baptism / Birth: 16/06/1805
      Address: Parish / District: ANNA
      Gender: Male County Co. Cavan
      Denomination: Church Of Ireland
      Father: James Hewitt Mother: Ann Hewitt

      Baptism Record
      Name: James Hewit Date of Baptism / Birth: 31/05/1807
      Address: Parish / District: ANNA
      Gender: Male County Co. Cavan
      Denomination: Church Of Ireland
      Father: James Hewit Mother: Mary Hewit

      Checked IFHF for Antrim Down birth 30 March 2008
    • RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name HEWITT, JAMES
      Year 1838
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4217
      See petition of HEWITT, JAMES
      17 April 1838
      To his Excellency Major General Sir John Harvey HCH and C B Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick, etc etc etc.
      The Petition of James Hewitt of Saint Patrick in the County of Charlotte
      Humbly sheweth
      That he is a British Subject born in the County of Down in Ireland, and does not own any land, that he wishes to obtain by purchase a tract of land for immediate settlement, containing one hundred acres and situate as follows: on the Eastern side of the Digdeguash in the Parish aforesaid, on the Eastern side of the line marked out for a road from Fredericton to Saint Andrews, and in such situation as on a survey of the district may be found convenient. The said land is in a wilderness state and he requests that he may be allowed to purchase the same at three shillings per acre payable to by four installments, and if so allowed he is prepared to and will settle himself upon and improve the same forthwith, and conform in all aspects with the regulations for the granting of land & as in duty bound will ever pray

      James Hewitt (signed)
      St Patrick
      23 June 1851
      Grant
      103 acres
      Lot 20 Tryon Settlement, Saint Patrick
    • 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.
    • Lot 2 Rollingdam. Hector Morrison grant

      Volume 11 Page 104
      No 96
      11 May 1864
      Frederick A Morrison City of St John Attorney
      James Hewitt Dumbarton farmer
      65 pounds
      commencing at a cedar stake at the Digdeguash River between the line dividing lands in possession of George Wrigley and lands in possession of the said James Hewitt
      thence running westerly along the said line until it strikes the railroad
      thence southwesterly until it strikes the turnpike road otherwise called the meadow road
      thence easterly to McCann's mill so called on the Digdeguash River
      thence northerly by the said river up stream to the place of beginning
      60 acres more or less
      being part of grant to Hector Morrison [North of Meadow Road]
      Wit: James W Chandler

      Volume 12 Page 457
      No 389
      Robert Hewitt farmer Dumbarton
      Samuel Hewitt farmer Dumbarton
      28 November 1865
      Western side of the Digdeguash River
      Granted to Hector Morrrison
      300 acres
      $500
      Benjamin M Stevenson
      No 390 Mortgage Samuel to Robert $340

      Volume 18 Page 413
      1 January 1870
      Robert Hewitt, Dumbarton, Trader
      John Sinker, Dumbarton, Laborer
      $150
      "all those certain buildings situate and being in the Parish of Dumbarton and which contain one store and aisle and rough shed attached also one barn, said building being standing on an angle of land former by the rolling dam and meadow road so called which land belongs to my father James Hewitt and Being opposite or north of William Toal's store."
      Mortgaged to Robert Hewitt, 1 January 1870

      Volume 20 Page 280
      No 201
      24 October 1871
      James Hewitt Dumbarton yeoman and Jane his wife
      John A Hewitt Dumbarton farmer
      $1
      on the north by land owned and occupied by George Wrigley
      on the south by the Meadow Road so called leading from the Digdeguash River to Hewitt's Siding
      on the east by the said Digdeguash River
      on the west by the NB and Canada Railroad
      80 acres
      all the stock, with the exception of one year and a half calf, one cow and one spring calf. Also all the carts, wagons, ploughs and gearing and farming implements on and belonging to said premises
      Wit: Daniel Culley

      24 October 1871
      Mortgaged
      5 shillings
      shall at all times during the natural life of the said James Hewitt and Jane Hewitt his wife and during the life of the survivor of them furnish and provide a good and sufficient quantity and degree of food becoming their estate in life, their age and condition of bodily health, necessary and proper food, board, washing, lodging, clothing, mending, attendance, and fuel, bed and bed clothes and should it happen that the said John A Hewitt, his wife, his heirs deem it advisable not to be warmed by the same fire lit in the same room and board at the same table then the said James Hewitt and Jane his wife or either of them may require a separate sitting room and bed room from the rest of the family with fuel and every necessary attendance and with board in the same house now upon the above mentioned premises or in some other good and comfortable house therefrom of the house now being ? Shall be destroyed by fire or become otherwise uncomfortable or uninhabitable and shall also furnish and provide for the said James Hewitt and his wife Jane proper medical attendance, nursing and medicine and shall furnish and provide for the said James Hewitt and his wife Jane and the survivor of them a horse harness proper ? accommodation as ? and ? as the said James Hewitt now enjoys the same and shall after the decease of the said James Hewitt and Jane his wife decently inter them at the said James Hewitt's expense of that of his heirs or assigns. And ? The said John A Hewitt is to deliver up to the said James Hewitt one calf now, a year and a half old, and one calf half a year old next spring after being ?, also one cow and at all times during the life of the said James Hewitts and Jane his wife or the survivor of them, allow and provide them of required the use and benefit of a cow for their own private and special use and spport the said cow with food and proper shelter at all times. Also the said James Hewitt and Jane his wife are to have if they desire the sole use, benefit, control and ????ments resulting from that portion or parcel of land during their natural life which is on the east side of the turnpike road extending to the Digdeguash River. And furthermore the said John A Hewitt is to pay and provide Edward Hanson grandson of the said James Hewitt and Jane his wife with $100 lawful money of said Province of New Brunswick and provide said Edward Hanson with a reasonable amount of literary instruction at school but only on condition that the said Edward Hanson remains with the said John A Hewitt until he becomes twenty one years of age and faithful to that time and does not desert the farm above described for the purpose of earning wages without the consent of the said John A Hewitt or from some just and legal cause

      Volume 26 Page 361
      No 290
      April 1876
      John A Hewett Dumbarton and wife Sarah
      James Hewett Senr Dumbarton
      $1
      Lot 80 acres excepting ? acre deeded to Sarah Hewett
      John and Sarah quit the claim to James
      Wit: A J McCann JP

      Voluem 26 Page 410
      No 332
      James Hewitt to Sarah J Hewitt
      12 April 1876
      James Hewitt Dumbarton yeoman and his wife
      Sarah Jane Hewitt Dumbarton
      $1
      Beginning on the western shore of the Digdeguash River and running west fifty three rods along the meadow roadm thence north six rods thence east 53 rods thence south to the place of beginning
      1 3/4 acres
      Wit: A J McCann

      Volume 26 Page 380
      No 306
      21 June 1876 James and Jane release John A Hewitt from mortgage

      Volume 26 Page 381
      No 307
      21 June 1876
      James Hewitt Dumbarton farmer and Jane his wife
      Edward Howard Saint Andrews
      $1000
      80 acres minus ?
      Also all cows, horses and stock of every discipline and all farming utensils of every kind.
      Edward Howard mortgages to James and Jane
      Wit: A J McCann

      Volume 26 Page 382
      No 308
      Mortgage to Edward Howard and wife Eliza
      James and Jane Hewitt
      Situate in Dumbarton
      Bounded on the north by George Wrigley
      South by the Meadow Road
      East by the Digdeguash River
      West by the NB & Canadian RR
      80 Acres
      Cows, horses and stock of every description and all the farming utensils of every time, also all the waggons and ?
      Wit: H H Hatch
      21 June 1876

      Volume 28 Page 391
      No 294
      29 November 1877
      James Wrigley Dumbarton farmer
      James Hewitt Dumbarton farmer
      $700
      north by land owned by George Wrigley
      south by meadow road
      east by the Digdeguash river
      west by NB & Canada RR
      80 acres
      excepting 1 3/4 acres sold to Sarah Hewitt
      mortgage

      certificate: James Hewitt Senr to James Wrigley mortgage paid in full 28 June 1881
      Wit: C E McCann

      Volume 36 Page 318
      No 320
      18 July 1882
      James Wrigley and Julia his wife Charlotte County
      John A Hewitt farmer Dumbarton
      $30
      Dumbarton
      Commencing on the southest corner of land deeded to Sarah Jane Hewitt and running 17 rods up the meadow road to a rock on the bank of the road
      thence running six rods north to a stake on the northwest corner of the said piece of land
      thence running easterly 17 rods to the land deeded to Sarah Jane Hewitt
      thence running westerly 6 rods to the place of starting
      5/8 acre
      Wit: William Toal, Hill M Wilson

      Volume 35 Page 361
      No 514
      James McCrum Dumbarton and Nancy his wife
      Jane Hewitt Dumbarton
      $240
      in Dumbarton
      beginning at the northwest corner of the new road leading to the Digdeguash River and running up north the main rolling dam road till it runs up to the King lot so called
      thence turning and running at easterly course till it strikes the Digdeguash River
      thence turning and running a southerly course down said Digdeguash River till it srikes the said road leading to the Digdeguash River
      thence turning and running a westerly course up along said road leading to the Digdeguash River
      thence to the place of beginning
      14 acres
      10 May 1884
      Wit: William Toal

      Volume 40 Page 53
      No 40
      1 April 1886
      James Wrigley and Julia his wife Charlotte County
      John A Hewitt farmer Dumbarton
      $550
      80 acres excepting 2 acres and 1/2 deeded to John A Hewitt
      Wit: William Toal

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

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

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