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John Alexander HEWITT

John Alexander HEWITT

Male 1845 - 1896  (50 years)

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  • Name John Alexander HEWITT 
    Baptism 2 Sep 1841  Greenoch Presbyterian, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 30 Sep 1845  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 16 Jun 1846  All Saints Anglican, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 30/09/1845 16/06/1846 John Alexander James & Jane Hewitt St Patrick farmer JA
    Birth NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth [1846]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth [1847]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth [1848]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Birth [1849]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Birth 1848  [9
    Residence 1851  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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
    Religion 1861  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1861  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 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
    Occupation 1871  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1871  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 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
    Residence 11 Oct 1871  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1881  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  [7
    Baptist 
    Residence 1881  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 21 Apr 1891  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 21 Apr 1891  [8
    Baptist 
    Residence 21 Apr 1891  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Death 1896  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Death 1896  [9
    Aged 16 Feb 1896  In his 48th year Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 16 Feb 1896  St Andrews, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Date February 20, 1896
      County Charlotte
      Place Saint Andrews
      Newspaper St. Andrews Beacon

      John HEWITT of Rollingdam (Charlotte Co.), who has been in poor health for some time past, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. HOWARD, Sunday afternoon. He was in his 48th year. The body was taken to Rollingdam on Tuesday for burial, Mrs. Hewitt accompanying it.

      Date March 12, 1896
      County Charlotte
      Place Saint Andrews
      Newspaper St. Andrews Beacon

      d. St. Andrews, Feb. 16, John A. HEWITT, age 48 years.
    Burial 18 Feb 1896  Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Will 11 Mar 1896  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Inventory 30 Jun 1896  [12
    • "And whereas at a Court of Probate Holden at Saint Andrews in and for the County of Charlotte on the Thirtieth day of June last past, the said John W Stevens executor as aforesaid, having represented that the personal estate of the said John A Hewitt, deceased, which had come to his hands was deficient for the payment if the debts owing by the said estate..."
    Residence Simpson's (McCann's) Corners at Parents House, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Buried Rollingdam Baptist Cemetery, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I316  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2014 

    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 1 Sarah Jane Mary MILES,   b. 1847,   d. 9 Jul 1878  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1871  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • m. 11th inst., by Elder Garraty, John A. HEWITT, Dumbarton (Charlotte Co.) / Sarah Jane MILES d/o Thomas MILES, Esq., St. Mary's (York Co.)
      23 October 1871 FARMER

      1113 m. 11th inst., by Elder Garraty, __ A. HEWITT, Dumbarton (Charlotte Co.) / Sarah Jane MILES d/o __ MILES, Esq., St. Mary's.
      19 October 1871 COURIER
    Family ID F382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emma Maude GRAHAM,   b. St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1940, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MBON 1879  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Married 11 Dec 1879  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 15, 16
    • m. 11th inst., at residence of bride's father, by Rev. F.W. Harrison, John A. HEWITT, Dumbarton (Charlotte Co.) / Miss Emma Maud GRAHAM
      25 December 1879 PILOT

      1179 m. 11th inst., at residence of bride's father, by Rev. F.W. Harrison, John HEWITT, Dumbarton (Charlotte Co.) / Miss Emma Maud GRAHAM, St. Andrews
      18 December 1879 COURIER
    Children 
     1. Vera Margaret HEWITT,   b. 28 Jan 1881, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1973, Pictou, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Cecil Graham HEWITT,   b. 25 Sep 1882, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1980, Bath, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     3. Donald HEWITT,   b. Sep 1885,   d. Bef 1891  (Age ~ 5 years)
     4. Edith Kathleen HEWITT,   b. 1 Apr 1886, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1947, St Andrews, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Colin Ernest HEWITT,   b. 14 Mar 1888, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1963, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Jean Kyle HEWITT,   b. 17 Jun 1890, Rollingdam, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. October 1986  (Age 96 years)
     7. James HEWITT,   b. [1890], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895
     8. Ronald John HEWITT,   b. 18 Jan 1892, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1958, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Hilda Marie HEWITT,   b. 22 Apr 1893, Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1981, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Census 1861: John A
      Birth index Vera: John A
      Census 1871: John A
      NB Cemeteries: J A
      Birth record of Colin: John A Hewitt
      Birth record of Cecil: John A Hewitt
      Birth record of Edith: John A Hewitt
      Birth record of Hilda: John Alexander Hewitt
      Birth record of Jean: John Alexander Hewitt
      Birth record of Ronald: John A Hewitt
      Birth record of Vera: John A Hewitt
      Civil War: Nil

      Date June 6, 1895
      County Charlotte
      Place Saint Andrews
      Newspaper St. Andrews Beacon

      When John A. HEWITT of Rollingdam (Charlotte Co.), invited his brother, Bill HEWITT to drive to St. Andrews with him on Friday and assist him in securing the custody of his children, he little dreamed he was preparing for himself a bed within prison walls for the night. (see original 'Father Attempts To Abduct His Own Child')
    • Friday?s Sensation

      St Andrews Beacon, 6 June 1895

      A Father Attempts to Abduct His Own Children

      He fails in his attempt, but secures lodging in the jail for a night. The mother captures her child. The courts will settle the matter.

      When John A Hewitt, of Rollingdam, invited his Brother Bill to drive to St Andrews with him on Friday and assist him in securing the custody of his children, he little dreamed that he was preparing for himself a bed within prison walls for the night. But that is what happened to him.
      Hewitt?s family affairs have been public property for a long time. Whether rightly or wrongly, he bears the reputation of being harsh and cruel, almost fiendish in his disposition. Domestic jars were of frequent occurrence at his home, and with the ungovernable temper that the head of the house possessed, both wife and children suffered a great deal at his hands. It is alleged that on one occasion in a fit of anger, he struck his eldest child with a billet of wood and broke her arm. The last of these family battles occurred in the early part of April, as a result of which Mrs Hewitt retreated with her seven children to St Andrews, bearing upon her body unmistakable marks of the brutal treatment she had received. She obtained protection beneath the roof of her mother, Mrs Graham, and since then has been endeavouring to maintain and school her children by the use of her needle.
      Her husband had importuned her to return to his bead and board ofttimes since them, promising to give her better treatment in future, but having little faith in his promises, she had refused to go. Finding that he could not persuade her to return, he concluded to try the experiment of taking away her children.
      It was to carry out this experiment that he harnessed his black mare at daylight on Friday and with his brother Bill started for St Andrews. He reached town about the time that the children were on their way to school. Enquiring from some of the school children, he found that him two little girls had not yet reached the building. Driving in the direction of their grandmother?s habitation he espied the little ones gathering violets on the side of the road. He whipped up his horse, and when he got alongside them, hi brother, who was a little more nimble of foot than he, leaped out and seized the eldest child, Vera, a little maid of fourteen years. The other child fled screaming towards the school. With his prisoner in tears Hewitt drove to the home of his sister, Mrs Howard, and was taken in.
      Not many minutes after the kidnapping occurred, the tiding reached Mrs Hewitt?s ears. She lost no time in making her way to Mrs Howard?s house and besought her husband to return to her her child. He sternly refused. By this time, the neighboring women, who sympathized with the troubled mother, had gathered around the house, and all manner of threats were indulged in. Finding that he would not give up the child peacefully, the women determined that they would keep him a prisoner in the house until night fall, when they hoped to get such assistance as would result to the little one?s release. They camped on his trail in front of the Howard. And though threatened with all sorts of legal penalties, stubbornly refused to abandon their position. Noon-time came and passed, and still the women held the fort. By this time it began to dawn upon William Hewitt that he had got himself into something of a mare?s nest, and seeing that there was little hope of his piercing the enemy?s lines with the prisoner in his possession, he concluded that he would slip home as quietly as he could. He accordingly drove away, the cheers of the women ringing in his ears as he disappeared over the hill. The whole afternoon through the women mounted guard in front of the house, determined to frustrate any attempt that was made to abduct the child. As the evening drew on, their ranks began to increase and it became evident that unless the child was speedily restored to her mother?s arms, the house in which she was kept a prisoner would be wrecked before morning. Mrs Howard was urged to use her influence with her brother to get him to give up the child, but she tearfully declared that she had no influence with him. The abdurate father was likewise appealed to, but he intimated that he would not yield up the child. Matters beginning to look serious, Mrs Howard dispatched a messenger to the Sheriff, begging his protection. He took a constable with him, and urged the crowd to disperse, but they only laughed at him. To show that they were determined to have the child or satisfaction, a stone was hurled at the house, and went crashing though the window. Seeing that mischief was brewing the Sheriff advised Hewitt to give up the child and seek legal measures to recover her, but her stubbornly refused. Then someone suggested that a warrant be obtained for Hewitt?s arrest for the assault committed on his wife some months ago. The frantic mother accepted the proposition, and with a host of sympathizers hastened off to Justice Hatheway?s residence. It was now past ten o?clock, and the magistrate, unlike most of the other people in town, has sought the repose of his couch. It was not long before he was aroused; and when he had satisfied himself that he was preceding legally, the warrant was issued and handed to Conn. Snodgrass, who had espoused the cause of the woman. But when the messenger bearing the warrant reached the house it was found that there was not a constable in whole crowd, and after an hour?s inpatient wait, deputy sheriff Kendrick and Constable McFarlane were ushered on to the scene. The Sheriff and his posses then entered the house, and to the astonishment of Mr Hewitt, placed him under arrest. This was a movement for which he was entirely unprepared, though from the presence of a loaded revolver and other instruments of offense that he was prepared to resist any attack from the crowd. He soon made up his mind to accompany the Sheriff, but when he got on the street it needed all the exertions of the guard to keep the crowd from venting their wrath upon him. As it was, two or three of them let their feet fly after him quite vigorously. As soon as Hewitt had been hustled off to Jail, the crown surged up to the door of the house, and Mrs Hewitt entering, sped up stairs like a deer to the room where her child was confined. In a twinkling she appeared at the door, bearing her child in her arms, also, a loaded revolver that she had found under the child?s pillow. Then the crowd sent up a great cheer. A stalwart member of the crowd carried the frightened little thing to her mother?s home, men, women, and children following in a cheering, excited procession. Arrived at the house, the sympathizing host filled every room, and for a few minutes the rescued child was the centre of a lively throng of congratulators. With the father in Jail, and the mother in possession of her heart?s treasure, the crowd felt that they had done their duty, and with a parting cheer to the women for having so bravely held the fort during the day, they dispersed to their homes.
      In connection to this unpleasant occurrence, it is only just to say that Mrs Howard denied any collusion with her brother in the matter. To the Beacon she stated that he had called upon her with the child, and her sisterly regard for him prompted her to open her doors to him. She regretted the affair very much. Hewitt himself, who is far from being in good health, declared that he was justified in what he did. He says there is another side to the story, and that he is far from being as black as he is painted.
      On Saturday morning, he was brought before Justice Hatheway, and as neither party was prepared to begin trial, the hearing of the matter was adjourned until Friday. Hewitt was admitted to bail on his own recognizance.

      New Feature in the Case

      On Monday, the Hewitt case assumed a new phase, when Mrs Hewitt appeared before Walter M Magee, Justice of the Peace, and made information against her husband for assault occasioning grievous bodily harm. She had preciously applied to Justice Hatheway, before whom the common assault case was pending, and he had refused to act. The warrant was placed in the hands of deputy-sheriff Chase and constable Spurgeon Rigby who at once started for Rollingdam to make the arrest. Arriving there at 8 o?clock Monday evening, deputy-sheriff Chase placed Hewitt under arrest, and leaving him in charge of the constable, went to Mr Graham?s house near by to serve summons as witness. When he returned he found Hewitt in bed. Every stitch of clothing belonging to him has disappeared. In a quandary what to do, the deputy sheriff concluded to wait until morning. When morning dawned, there was still no clothing visible, and as the prisoner appeared to be almost at death?s door, the deputy did not care to assume the responsibility of bringing him to St Andrews in a state of nudity. Empty-handed and very much crest-fallen he returned to St Andrews.

      A Second Time Arrested

      The first expedition to Rollingdam having failed in its object, a second was dispatched on Tuesday at noon, with orders to bring the accused clothed or naked. A quantity of bed-clothing from the Jail was taken, so as to be prepared for emergencies. Jailer Kendrick accompanied deputy Chase on this trip. Reaching Hewitt?s house at 4 o?clock, they found it locked and empty, the owned having evidently found both clothing and legs after the constables had departed that morning. After a couple of hours waiting and enquiry they found that he had driven to St Stephen. Thither they followed him, and after some enquiry succeeded in locating him in a house on Church hill. Chase arrested him there and took him to St Stephen lock-up. A few hours afterwards the officers started for St Andrews, reaching here about 1.30 o?clock Wednesday morning. Hewitt stood the journey very well, being closely wrapped up in blankets.

      Before Justice Magee

      Mr Justice Magee opened his first court for the hearing of the matter in the Grand Jury room of the court house at 11 o?clock on Wednesday morning. Spectators were numerous.
      M N Cockburn announced that he appeared for the crown.
      When the information had been read over to the prisoner, F H Grimmer, on his behalf, entered a protest against any further proceeding, as the same matter was pending before Justice Hatheway, and Justice Magee had, therefore, no jurisdiction. Hewitt, he declared, would seek redress for illegal arrest. He had been dealt with as no British subject can be dealt with. Having cited the law in support of his protest, he stated that Mr Hewitt very much regretted these proceedings, for the reason that they would eat upon hi estate and prevent his children from enjoying any benefit therefrom.
      M N Cockburn claimed that there were two distinct offences, that before Justice Hatheway being common assault and that before Justice Magee being assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.
      The court decided to proceed.
      Emma Hewitt, the prisoner?s with, was called to testify, but at this state Mr Cockburn asked for an adjournment until two o?clock which was granted.
      The hearing of the case had not been resumed when the Beacon went to press.

      13 June 1895

      A Comedy of Errors

      The end of that ?comedy of errors,? which came so nearly resulting in a tragedy, viz, the Hewitt Case, has not yet been reached, though the charged of assault which were laid again Hewitt and on which he was arrested no less than three time, have been withdrawn and he is now enjoying his freedom. Prior to the withdrawal of the charges, Hewitt agreed to convey his property to his wife in trust for his children, but when he found that his wife intended to farm him out he refused to come to terms. She is equally firm on her declaration that she will not resume life with him. Thus matters stand, Hewitt has returned to Rollingdam and his wife remains here with her friends.
    • 25 March 1868
      Petition
      John Hewitt Dumbarton
      British subject born in NB does not own any land
      purchase 100 acres
      $20 down
      Little Flume Ridge, Dumbarton
    • Will of John A Hewitt

      This is the last will testament of me John A Hewitt of the parish of Dumbarton, in the County of Charlotte, farmer. I will and direct that my funeral expense and all my just debts be first paid by my executors hereinafter named. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my wife Emma Hewitt, her heirs and assigns, the several tracts of land on the western side of the Digdeguash river in the parish in the parish of Saint Patrick and Saint Croix on the county of Charlotte.

      All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate in the parish of Dumbarton, bounded and described as follows, to wit:

      On the east by a lot of land owned and occupied by one William Martin, on the North by a lot of land owned and occupied by John Waddingham, on the west by a lot owned and occupied by James Giddens, and on the south by a lot of land formerly owned by one John Doyle, now deceased, farmer, containing 40 acres, more or less.

      All that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the parish of Dumbarton, bounded and described as follows, to wit:

      On the east by the Digdeguash river, on the north by a lot of land formerly owned by one George Rigley, now deceased, farmer, on the west by the Canada Pacific Railway, and on the south by the meadow road (so called), containing eighty acres, more or less.

      All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate in the parish of Dumbarton, bounded and described as follows, to wit:

      On the west by a lot of land owned by John Waddingham, the north by the meadow road (so called) and on the south by a lot of land owned by William Martin, it being part of a the lot or tract of land conveyed by deed by one Samuel Hewitt, now deceased, farmer, to the said John A Hewitt, containing 25 acres, more or less.

      All that certain lot, piece or parcel or land situate in the parish of St Croix (formerly Saint Patrick) bounded and described as follows, to wit:

      On the east by the Canada Pacific Railway, on the southwest by the shoreline railway, and on the north by a lot of land owned by James Bartlett, containing 1 acre, more or less.

      To have and to hold the aforesaid several lots of land and premises, so long as the said Emma Hewitt remains to be my widow, I will and direct that the aforesaid lots of land and premises be equally divided among my sons Colin M Hewitt and Robert J Hewitt, and my daughters, viz:- Vera M Hewitt, Cecil Hewitt, Lean Bessie Hewitt, Edith K Hewitt, and Mary J Hewitt, as soon as the youngest of my sons and daughters, the legatees of this my will, attains the full age of twenty one years, to hold to them and their heirs forever.

      I give and bequeath all my personal property of every description after payment of my debts to be equally divided by my executors between my sons and my daughters hereinbefore named as legatees in this my will, as soon as the youngest legatee attains the full age of twenty one years. And I also further will and direct that my sons and daughters hereinbefore named as legatees in this my will shall have a home in the homestead dwelling house and on the homestead premises as long as they remain single and unmarried or until they attain the full age of twenty one years. And I hereby nominate and appoint my friends Joseph Rigley of Dumbarton and John W Stevenson of Saint Patrick to be the executors of this my will. (The words forty acres more or less on page first between the twentieth and twenty first lines from the head of the page were entered before I signed.) In Witness thereof I the said John A Hewitt have hereunto set my hand this Sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety five.

      John A Hewitt

      12 September 1896
      John W Stevenson Executor of the last will and testement of John A Hewitt
      Emma Hewitt Town of St Andrews widow
      to dispose of the land to pay the creditors of J A Hewitt
      Stevenson advertised 4 weeks land in lobby of the County Record Office, St Andrews; window of Henry T Boyd's store, Rollingdam; Post Office, Elmsville
      publish notice in the St Croix Courier 1 week
      land put to auction and Emma Hewitt being the highest bidder for 1st lot $665.75; 2nd lot $611; 3rd lot $40; 4th $5.75
      1st: in Dumbarton bounded on the east by land owned and occupied by William Martin, North by land owned and occupied by John Waddingham, west by land owned and occupied by James Giddings, south by land formerly owned by John Doyle now deceased. 40 acres
      2nd: On the east by the Digdeguash river, on the north by a lot of land formerly owned by one George Rigley, now deceased, farmer, on the west by the Canada Pacific Railway, and on the south by the meadow road (so called), containing eighty acres, more or less.
      3rd: On the west by a lot of land owned by John Waddingham, the north by the meadow road (so called) and on the south by a lot of land owned by William Martin, it being part of a the lot or tract of land conveyed by deed by one Samuel Hewitt, now deceased, farmer, to the said John A Hewitt, containing 25 acres, more or less.
      4th: On the east by the Canada Pacific Railway, on the southwest by the shoreline railway, and on the north by a lot of land owned by James Bartlett, containing 1 acre, more or less.
    • 1 January 1876
      John Graham to Sarah J Hewitt
      John Graham Dumbarton Farmer and Annie his wife
      to Sarah J Hewitt Dumbarton
      In Dumbarton
      On the east side by the Digdeguash River
      On the west by land formerly owned by Samuel Connick
      On the north by the Meadow Road so called leading to the NB & Canada Railroad and land owned by Samuel Hewitt
      n the south by land owned by David Johnson and James Giddens. [Back 40 acres to Adam Hewitt then Giddens)
      200 acres (except a certain piece of land deeded to one James Simpson containing acres more or less [sic]
      $900

      9 March 1876
      John A Hewitt to William Martin
      Sarah J Hewitt Dumbarton and John A Hewitt yeoman
      William Martin City of St John mechanic
      $950
      northerly by the meadow road and land owned by Samuel Hewitt
      westerly by the land owned by Sarah Jane Hewitt
      Southerly by lands owned by one James Giddens and David Johnston
      easterly by the Digdeguash River
      containing 150 acres more or less

      James Hewitt to Sarah J Hewitt
      2 April 1876
      ames Hewitt Dumbarton yeoman and his wife
      arah Jane Hewitt Dumbarton
      1
      eginning on the western shore of the Digdeguash River and running west fifty three rods along the meadow road
      hence north six rods
      hence east 53 rods thence south to the place of beginning
      3/4 acres

      15 January 1876
      Sarah J Hewitt and J Hewitt to Elizabeth McGovern
      John and Sarah Jane Dumbarton farmer
      Elizabeth McGovern Dumbarton
      $40
      western side of the Digdeguash River
      commencing on the main road on the east corner and running five rods and a half till it strikes lands deeded to Sarah J Hewitt
      thence west 14 rods and 9 feet till it strikes the northeast corner of lands owned by one William Toal
      thence north to the main road
      thence down the main road to the place of beginning
      containing a half acre

      18 July 1882
      James Wrigley to John A Hewitt
      James Wrigley Dumbaton and Julia his wife
      John A Hewitt Dumbarton Farmer
      $30
      commencing at the southwest corner of land deeded to Sarah Jane Hewitt and running seventeen rods up the meadow road to a rock on the bank of the road
      thence running 6 rods north to a stake? on the north west corner of the said piece of land
      thence running easterly seventeen rods to land deeded to Sarah Jane Hewitt
      thence running southerly 6 rods to the place of beginning
      5/8 acre
    • 19 May 1870
      artin Best to Sarah J Hewitt
      artin Best Saint Patrick farmer
      arah Jane Hewitt Dumbarton
      310
      art of Farm Lot No 3 (grant lot 7 to Malcolm McFarlane)
      astern third on the Digdeguash
      00 acres

      1 January 1876
      arah Jane Hewitt Dumbarton and John A Hewitt
      nnie Graham Dumbarton
      00 acres of above
      700
    • Judgment John A Hewitt, William Hewitt, Adam Hewitt, John McGowan, Johg Dolby vs William Martin
      upreme Court
      137.70 against the plaintiff William Martin
      0 May 1891

  • Sources 
    1. [S528] Greenoch Presbyterian Church, St Andrews, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB, As transcribed by Shirley O'Neill & Nancy Burnham.

    2. [S3913] All Saints Angilcan Church Records, St Andrews, NB, Transcribed by Shirley O'Neill.

    3. [S3726] Death Certificate of Edith Kathleen Mallory, Province of New Brunswick, (d 23 July 1947 reg 26 July 1947).

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

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