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Male 1794 - 1861  (66 years)

  • Name Oliver GOLDSMITH 
    Born 6 Jul 1794  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Was born on the 6th of July 1794
      in St. Andrews (New Brunswick)

      Son of Henry Goldsmith and Mary Mason (9 children)

      Grandnephew of Oliver Goldsmith, the Anglo-Irish poet

      Two years of living in St. Andrews, a fire destroyed their home

      Annapolis Royal (Nova Scotia). Eventually, Halifax in 1796.

      Oliver went to the Halifax Grammar School (did not enjoy it)
      Tried a lot of professions: - Halifax Naval Hospital (but was disgusted); - apprentice to an ironmonger (but was discharged for idleness); - work for a bookseller, - work in a lawyer?s office.
      Finally, through his father (1st assistant commissary general in Halifax) Oliver began working as a civilian volunteer in the British army?s Commissariat at Halifax in 1810 (16 years old)

      Oliver went to the Halifax Grammar School (did not enjoy it)
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jun 1861  Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics
      Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 19 Number 368
      Date July 27 1861
      County Saint John
      Place Saint John
      Newspaper New Brunswick Courier
      d. Liverpool, England, 23rd June, Deputy Commissary General Oliver GOLDSMITH, age 66.
    Person ID I3342  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2017 

    Father Henry GOLDSMITH,   b. 5 Jul 1755, Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1811  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Mary MASON,   b. 9 Nov 1859,   d. 29 Jan 1832 
    Married 29 Mar 1779  Trinity Church, Newport, Newport, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Henry Goldsmith
      in the Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899
      Name: Henry Goldsmith
      Marriage Date: 29 Mar 1779
      Marriage Place: Newport, Rhode Island, USA
      Spouse Name: Mary Mason
      Page Number: 450 Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
      Trinity Church

      Annals of Trinity Church, Newport, Rhode Island, Volume 1
      By George Champlin Mason

      p 159
      March 29 1779 Henry Goldsmith was married to Mary Mason
      This was the last marriage ceremony performed by the Rev Mr Bisset before he took his hurried departure with the British troop.
      Henry Goldsmith was born in the County of Westmeath, Ireland 4 July 1755. His wife Mary Mason daughter Benj mason and granddaughter of Daniel Ayrault, was born November 9 1759. Mr Goldsmith adhered to the Crown. After the birth of his first childn her removed to St Andrews, NS, from there to Annapolis Royal, them to Halifax, and, finally in 1800 to England, where he and his wife died. They had fourteen children born to them.
    Family ID F1002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart