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Richard SMY

Richard SMY

Male [1748] - 1824

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  • Name Richard SMY 
    Born [1748] 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 26 Aug 1781  [New York, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Collections for the year
      by New-York Historical Society; New-York Historical Society. John Watts De Peyster publication fund series
      p 121
      Proceedings of a Board of General Officers of the British Army at New York 1781
      Examined the Returns which had been taken of the Commissary General's Waggons, Horses, Drivers, Artificers &c as follows
      Muster Roll of Artificers, Labourers &c employed in the Commissary General's Provision Department
      Richard Smy employed at New York
      Mathew Melvin New York
      Patrick Ferguson New York
      John McMinn New York
      Robert McGwillam new York
      Tom Richards New York
      Eneas Graham New York
      Daniel Stillwell New York
      26 August 1781
    Residence 13 Jul 1784  Passamaquoddy, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
      From Library and Archives Canada, Ward Chipman Papers, Muster Master General's Office - Loyalists Musters, 1776-1785
      (M.G. 23, D 1, Series I, Volume 24, page 183) Microfilm C-9818
      Return of Men, Women and Children Loyalists settled in the District of Passamaquoddy
      Men: Richd Smy, Alexr Robinson
      Women: Catherine Smy
      Children Under 10: Richd Smy, Thos Smy

      12th July 84
      I do certify that the above named Men, Women and Children are actually present, and are by the Kings Instructions entitled to their proportion of the Royal Bounty.
      Gillam Tailer
      A. C.
      Saint Andrews
      13th July 1784
    Residence 1787 
    • Mentioned in Court of General Sessions records September 1787
    Residence 1788  [St Andrews, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 

      In 1788 the Charlotte County Court of General Sessions granted "a License to John Hunter Clarke, Alexander Young, Richard Tmy (Smy), Donald Grant and Benjamin Dalton, as tenants in common, to occupy part of the Reserve (Glebe Land) in the rear of Block Letter M and Letter N Bulkeley Division in the Town of Saint Andrews for the term of three years, the premises to be laid down in grass in the Fall before the expiration of the said term." (F 29F PANB, page 31)
    • License is hereby granted unto John Hustis Clarke, Alexander Young, Richard Smy, Donald Grant, and Benjamin Dalton, as Tenants in commons to occupy that part of the Reserve in the rear of the Block Letter M and Letter N Bulkeley Division - Town of Saint Andrew for the Term of Three years, the premises to be laid down in grass in the Fall before the experation of the said Town.
    Assessed 15 Apr 1822  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Assessment of the Parish of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte in pursuance of the General Sessions of the peace for the said County to levy the sums of Three hundred and twenty pounds for Poor rates
      ated the 15th day of April 1822
      Names of persons ratable: Richard Smy
      oll Tax: - 6 -
      mount at which each person is assessed:
      eal Estate of Non-residents:
      ate thereon per cent: 0 3 6
      otal Assessment: -6 -
    Occupation Cooper 
    • Richard Smy practiced cooperage in New York City before coming to New Brunswick. He was granted Lot 1 Block M Bulkley's Division in St Andrews, on the northeast corner of Adolphus and Carleton streets. He did not sell this lot until 1819, 5 years before his death. Was this where his cooperage was located? Smy bought two other town lots, one in 1786 and another in 1804. Was his place of business on either of these spots?

      Both of his sons Richard and Thomas learned the trade as well. Thomas died between the 1845 assessment and the 1851 census. Richard Junior lived until 1856. In the 1851 census the only other cooper in the parish of St Andrews was Samuel Johnson.

      Did Samuel Johnson work for the Smys? Perhaps while other farmer went into the woods to lumber in the winter, Samuel went to Town to work in Smy's cooperage?

      Perhaps Samuel Johnson was associated with Leonard Bartlett's mill in Waweig.

      There is a tangible link between Samuel Johnson and Richard Smy. Richard Smy and Mary Greenlaw had a son Richard born in 1828. Mary Greenlaw was one of the sisters of Joanna Greenlaw, Samuel Johnson's last wife.
    Buried 20 Mar 1824  All Saints Anglican, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 20/03/1824 Smy Richard St Andrews 76 JA
    Person ID I36628  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Family Catherine,   b. [1761], [NY] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. [DECEMBER 1819], St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married C 1781 
     1. Richard SMY,   b. NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 25 Mar 1856, All Saints Anglican, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas SMY,   b. [1774-1784],   d. Bef 1851 CENSUS
     3. Charlotte SMY,   b. *[1784-1792],   d. Bef 1851 CEN?
     4. Jane Ann SMY,   b. Aft 1784,   d. Bef 1851 CENSUS?
     5. John SMY,   d. Bef 1789
     6. John SMY,   d. Bef 1822 ASSESS?
     7. Ann SMY,   b. [1791], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861 CENSUS?
     8. William SMY,   d. Bef 1822 ASSESS?
     9. Francis SMY,   d. Bef 1831 ASSESS?
    Family ID F10550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • St Andrews Assessment 1831 Town: Richard Smy [L] George Smy [L]
      St Andrews Assessment 1831 Country: Nil Smy
      Registry Books -1874: Void of Smys after first book
      Charlotte County Probate: Nil
      Old Soldiers/Widows: Nil
      Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      First Families: Nil
      Loyalist Claims: William Smy of Courtland Manor, Westchester County, to Burton, NB
      Penobscot Carver: Nil
      ECW: Richard Smye Commissary General's Department cooper St Andrews
      Loyalist Ship Lists NB, David Bell: Nil

      Alexander Robinson is listed with the Smy family in the list of 1784. John and Lydia Robinson

      All Saints Anglican
      26 Oct 1790 Smy son s of Mr Smy 5
      05/12/1835 Smy St Andrews HLO
    • Richard SMY
      New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
      Journals and Periodicals

      Record 1908.
      Volume: 39, Page(s): 250

      New Brunswick Loyalists in the War of the American Revolution
      Richard Smy
      Surname : Smy
      Given name : Richard
      Rank :
      Where Resettled : St. Andrews, NB
      Status as Loyalist :
      Proof of Loyalty : NYGBS; V39 N4 Oct 1908
      Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) : A vestryman All Saints Ch. St. Andrews.

      Grantees at Morristown (St. Stephen) The Port Matoon Association.
    • Grant: Lot 1 Block M Bulkley's St Andrews [Corner of Adolphus and Carleton. Across from Algonquin]

      Volume E Page 450 [455/511]
      Richard Smy Sr cooper St Andrews wife Catherine
      William Whitlock Jr St Andrews
      7 pounds 10 shillings
      Lot 1 M Bulkley's St Andrews granted to Richard Smy
      9 April 1819
      Richard Smy Jr
      Wit: W Garnet, Don McLachlan [b Scotland 1790 m Margaret Gow]
    • Grant: Farm Lots 9 & 10 St Stephen/St James [Lower Little Ridge]

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name SMY, Richard
      Volume NS-1
      Page 140
      Grant number 36
      Place Passamaquoddy
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-03-11
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 200
      Microfilm F16300
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/09/17
      Other names on this grant (119):

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name SMY, Richard
      Volume ROLL
      Page 0
      Grant number 748
      Place -----
      County Charlotte
      Date 1815-03-06
      Accompanying plan ---
      Acres 265
      Microfilm F16515

      Volume H Page 152 [157/547]
      No 124
      Richard Smy cooper St Andrews
      James Boyd St Andrews
      6 pounds 12 shillings 4 pence
      1/2 or 50 acres of Farm Lot 9 3rd Division Marks Grant
      being the northeastern or equal half of Lot 9
      now in the possession of Mrs Nancy Christie at St Stephens
      15 April 1823
      R Smy
      Wit: Colin Campbell, N Parker

      Volume M Page 341 [344/549]
      No 289
      6 April 1833
      Richard Smy cooper & George McLachlan and Nancy his wife & Nathaniel Eccles and Deborah his wife, all of St Andrews
      James Boyd merchant St Andrews
      25 pounds
      Situate in St James
      Lot 10 3rd division of the Grant to Nehemiah Marks
      lately escheated and in part regranted
      which said lot originally granted to Richard Smy Senior late of St Andrews deceased
      100 acres
      Richard Smy
      George McLachlan [His mark]
      Nancy McLachlan [Her mark]
      Nathaniel Eccles
      Deborah Eccles
      Wit: S H Whitlock, Colin Campbell, John Connelly

      Volume N Page 506 [520/553]
      No 405
      Thomas Smy cooper St Stephen
      William T Rose St Stephen
      15 pounds
      Farm Lot 9 & 10
      3rd Division St Stephen
      Marks Grants
      100 acres each
      which I own and am possessed of as one of the heirs of my Father Richard Smy late of the Parish of St Andrews deceased
      farm lots granted to my said father Richard Smy and which he at the time of his death was possessed of
      26 April 1833
      Thomas Smy
      Wit: Israel I Andrews, Daniel C Wickenare
    • Lot 4 Block I Bulkley's St Andrews

      Volume F Page 121
      No 82
      24 MAY 1786
      Ninian Lindsay yeoman Town of St Andrews [b Ireland m 1796 Elizabeth Marks d Nehemiah]
      Richard Smy cooper Town of St Andrews
      2 pounds 5 shillings
      Bulkley's Division 4 I town lot St Andrews
      Gilliam Taylor
      John Walter
    • Lot 3 Block R Bulkley's St Andrews

      Volume F Page 150
      No 101
      3 April 1804
      Thomas Tompkins yeoman parish of St Andrews [from New York. His daughter Sarah m Thomas Wyer Jr]
      Richard Smy cooper parish of St Andrews
      Lot 3 R Bulkley's St Andrews
      Ninian Lindsay
      William Cummings [s Silas Cummings Blacksmith St Andrews]

      Volume F Page 342 [345/543]
      No 223
      Richard Smy cooper St Andrews
      Thomas Wyer Junior merchant St Andrews [m Sarah Tompkins]
      10 pounds
      Town lot 3 Letter R Bulkley's Division
      which said lot I purchased of Thomas Tompkins as will appear by his deed on record to me bearing date 8 April 1804
      4 January 1821
      R Smy
      Wit: Nathan Niblock, John Lambert
    • Lot 16 Block B Jones's Division St Stephen

      Volume D Page 561
      No 534
      16 November 1815
      Richard Smy Sr cooper St Andrews
      John Fraser St Stephen
      25 pounds
      Lot 16 B Jones Division St Stephen
      Ebenezer Bugbee [r St Stephen]
      Thomas Fraser [r St James]
    • RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name SMY, RICHARD
      Year 1807
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4171
      See petition of CHRISTY, PETER
      All names on this petition : 36