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Benjamin BRADFORD

Benjamin BRADFORD

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  • Name Benjamin BRADFORD 
    Born 28 Mar 1753 
    • Benjamin Bradford
      in the Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Name: Benjamin Bradford
      Birth Date: 28 May 1753
      Relationship: Child
      Father: Joshua Bradford
      Mother: Hannah Bradford
      Household Members:
      Name Relation
      Joshua Bradford Self (Head)
      Hannah Bradford Wife
      Cornelius Bradford Child
      Sarah Bradford Child
      Rachel Bradford Child
      Mary Bradford Child
      Melatiah Bradford Child
      Joshua Bradford Child
      Hannah Bradford Child
      Joseph Bradford Child
      Benjamin Bradford Child
      Ancestry.com. Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
    Gender Male 
    Burial Oak Point, St David, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bradford descendants 1542/3, through Smith families 1963, by John Eliphalet and Willetta M. Smith.
      by Smith, John E. (John Eliphalet), b. 1878.
      Publication date 1963
      p 6
      Benjamin the ninth child of Joshua and Hannah was bora at Kingston, Mass, May 28, 1753 and lived for a time in Maine and from there removed to the province of N. B. He married Martha Studley of Bristol, Me. and lived on what is now known as the "Conner Farm" at Oak Point, N. B. , where both he and his wife are now buried.
    Residence 15 Sep 1773  Long Island, Meduncook [Friendship], Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1783  Penobscot, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See Robert Carver Penobscot Inhabitants Certified Loyal 1783
    Residence 10 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/PenobscotGroupSorted.html
      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, pages 172-177) Microfilm C-9818
      Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1784
      Men: Benjamin Bradford
      Women: Millity Bradford
      Children over 10: Anna Bradford
      Children under 10: Daniel Bradford, Mary Bradford, Benjamin Bradford
    Residence 15 Dec 1785  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 14 Apr 1790  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 1796 
    • RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      Year 1796
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F1040
      See petition of TURNER, JAMES
      . BALDWIN, JOHN
      . BRADFORD, BEN
      . COOKSON, WILLIAM
      . DALEY, DAVID
      . DOUGHERTY, EDMOND
      . EASTMAN, DAVID
      . GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      . HALEY, JOHN
      . HITCHINGS, AMOS
      . JOYCE, JOHN
      . LINNEKIN, ZEBEDEE
      . MCCURDY, LACHLAN
      . MCINTOSH, JOHN
      . MILLEKIN, DOMINICUS
      . PENOBSCOT ASSOCIATION, -----
      . RIGBY, JOHN
      . SIM, ROBERT
      . THOMSON, DUGALD
      . TURNER, JAMES

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New Brunswick etc etc

      The memorial of James Turner, David Eastman, Jonathan Greenlaw, Lachlan McCudy and others...

      Humbly sheweth

      That your Memorialists were of the number of those persons who during the war between Great Britain and her Colonies, left their possessions on account of their attachment to the British Government, and sheltered themselves and families from the rage of their enemies in His Majesty's Garrison then established at Penobscot...

      That previous to the Garrison's evacuation Penobscot the General there commanding agreeable to his instructions, directed to be made known to your Memorialists, that besides the Land allowed indiscriminately to all Loyalists desirous to settle in the bay of Passamaquaddie, those of the Penobscot association who had families should be allowed a certain proportion of Land for each woman and child to be laid out in the rear of the Land given to the Loyalists...

      That accordingly directions were given to the Surveyors who actually did lay out land for each woman and child belonging to the families of the Penobscot association and the Lots were drawn and assigned to each one.

      That numbers of those children now come to maturity and others concerned in the said Land have been and are still desirous to occupy and improve but have been much discouraged therefrom, as hitherto no Grant could be obtained to confirm the Possession- as also it having been represented to your Memorialists that certain persons now of the Association have applied for and allowed License to occupy a large portion of the Lands allotted to the families of your Memorialists

      Your Memorialists therefore beseech your Excellency a Grant of the Land agreeable to the original Survey...

      And as in Duty bound etc

      St Andrews, County of Charlotte
      1st February 1796

      [Signed]
      James Turner
      David Eastman
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Lachlan McCurdy
      Amos Hitching
      William Cookson
      David Daley
      Dominicus Millekin
      John Hurley
      John Joyce
      Dugald Thomson
      John McIntosh
      Robert Sim
      John Baldwin
      Ben Bradford
      Zebedee Linnekin
      Edmod Dougherty
      John Rigby

      James Turner & others of Penobscot Association for their Family lots
      Saint Patricks
      The Family lots fall mostly within the reserve the Survey of them is therefore Anulled
      Filed 12th March 1793 [sic]
    Residence 11 Sep 1804  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 31 Jan 1807 
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS24/DocumentViewer.aspx?culture=en-CA&record=1187
      Legislative Assembly : Sessional Records (RS24)
      S18-P7
      Petition of Benjamin Bradford, Oak Point, Charlotte County complaining of the inconvenience and risk to which he is liable in ferrying passengers at that place and praying for relief. 13 Feb. 1807, p.89.
      Microfilm F16177
      ...The Petition of Benjamin Bradford
      ...your petitioner who resides in Oak Point
      ...[asks for establishment of ferry]
      St Andrews 31 January 1807
    Residence 31 Jan 1807  Oak Point, St Stephen, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 13 Jun 1812  St Stephen, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume D Page 306
      [309/473]
      No 216
      Benjamin Bradford yeoman St Stephen
      Samuel Connick yeoman St Andrews
      150 pounds
      quit claim on improvements and 40 acres adjoining the improvements on the Waweig Stream on reserved land
      13 June 1812
      Benjamin Bradford
      Wit: Harris Hatch
    Assessed 1815  St Stephen, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ST STEPHEN TAX LIST - 1815
      (Transcribed from a xerox copy in the MC files at PANB), Cleadie B. Barnett, C.G.(C), Mounted: 14 May 1998
      Benjm. Bradford
      St. Stephen / 17th Feby. 1815 --- / Robert Crocker / Collector
    Assessed 1822  St Stephen, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grant Lot 61 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 15 Feb 1822  St David, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wallace Hale's Early New Brunswick Probate, 1785-1835
      Reference 8370
      Family Name JOICE
      Given Names John
      Was there a Will? No
      Was an inventory completed? No
      Date administration granted 1822-02-15
      County Charlotte
      Parish St. Andrews
      Probate is for a woman? No
      Abstract references a vessel? No
      Abstract Parish of St. Andrews, Charlotte County. Intestate. Administration granted 15 February 1822 to the widow Elizabeth JOYCE of St. Andrews. Fellow bondsmen Joseph WALTON, St. Andrews, and Benjamin BRADFORD, St. David.
      RS number 63
    Petition 1827  for Oak Point Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name BRADFORD, BENJAMIN
      Year 1827
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4208
      4 other Petitioner(s) were on this Petition
      BRADFORD, JOSHUA
      HOPPS, JOHN
      HOPPS, MARTIN
      SMITH, JOHN

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1827 Armstrong, Richard E. - 1827 Frink, Margaret
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1289004
      8130798
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008130798?cat=78954
      [149/814]
      Petition of Benjamin Bradford r St Stephen
      ...
      that your petitioner in 1825 forwarded a petition to your Excellency for a piece of land on the Oak Point Reserve accompanied with a license of occupation from the Deputy Surveyor of Woods for which he gave a valuable consideration...
      application was not complied with...
      ...asks to reconsider
      ...to be included in the same patent as John Hopps, Martin Hopps, John Smith
      ...
      St Stephen
      11 October 1827
      Benjamin Bradford

      Benjamin & Joshua Bradford 300 acres to be bounded easterly to the westerly line of the Grant? to Morrison? and the two ? and to have a front ?
    Occupation Ferryman Todd's/Oak Point to Bayside 
    • http://www.heritagecharlotte.com/bradford/benjaminbradfordloyalist.html
      In late 1784, Benjamin and Martha Bradford arrived in the new land and had at four children all under the age of ten with them. Later four more children were born in Canada. Many of the Loyalists received two land grants. Benjamin received one parcel of land in what is now the Town of St. Andrews and another parcel of land, of approximately 100 acres, in Bayside (at the location of what is now the rock quarry). The front of his lot at Bayside, and as well a section of the adjoining lot of John Soloman, was reserved for fortification as it was located at the junction of two rivers, the St. Croix River and the Waweig River. He also acquired land at Oak Point (Todd's Point) which was immediately across Waweig River and his lot at Bayside. At Todds Point, he operated a farm and also operated a ferry across the river. The ferry was known for many years as Bradford's Ferry. The ferry landing was located on the south side of the Point and may have been in the cove facing Devil's Head in Maine. This ferry was a key link between the communities of St. Andrews and St. Stephen, especially in a time before rail service.
    • The earliest mention of Bradford's ferry is an 1807 petition made by Benjamin Bradford. He claimed that while living on Oak Point, he was often put in the position of "Setting Passengers across" and was "frequently subjected to great inconvenience and risque." In another petition he made in 1827, he asks for land on Oak Point, and hoped to be included in the grant to Martin Hopps, John Smith, and John Hopps. Martin Hopps and John wre granted land on the point in 1830, but Bradford was not. Christopher Scott had been granted a lot the year before.

      There is no doubt Benjamin lived at Oak Point. Whether he acquired that farm by deed, or simply settled there without right, is hard to say. He did grant a deed to Christopher Scott for 100 acres on Oak Point in 1823, but he was probably relinquishing his claim in order for Scott to be granted the land more easily. Did Benjamin and Scott have an agreement that was not recorded by a deed?

      The lot that Christopher Scott was granted was called Lot D of the Reserve, and it was certainly the same lot that Benjamin occupied. The grants to Smith, Scott and Hopps encompassed nearly 300 acres on the end of the point. There was nowhere that Benjamin's farm could have been wedged in without overlapping one of these lots. Considering the deed to Scott, it was certainly on Lot D. The lot eventually was sold to William Connor in 1860. It has been known as the Bradford Farm, Oak Point Farm, and Connor Farm. Today it is the Ganong Nature Park.

      Benjamin Bradford also owned a farm lot on the water up Oak Bay, as well as the last farm lot on what is now Hill's Point. He sold both early on, as the Oak Point property was certainly the best spot to run a ferry to. He kept his St Andrews Lot 61 until 1804 when he sold both that and Lot 60 to Robert Pagan. That deed did not make any concessions for operating a ferry from either of those lots. Was the ferry in operation that early, or was he simply running the ferry to the reserved land at the end of Lot 61? William Simpson was granted that reserve in 1838, and ran a ferry (and apparently a tavern) until at least the 1850s.

      The 1827 petition is the last mention I find of the Bradford operating a ferry. It is still unclear if Benjamin Sr, Benjamin Jr or both of them ran the ferry. Benjamin Sr appears to have remained on Oak Point until his death, and a Bradford historian claims he and his wife are buried there. Benjamin Jr was living in St Andrews as early as 1803, perhaps on Lot 61. It was that year that he bought Lot 57, which was where he lived.
    Residence [1775]  Waldoboro, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence [1781]  Castine, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Jul 1832  All Saints Anglican, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 01/07/1832 Bradford Benjamin St Andrews, a pensioner 54 JA
    Person ID I37640  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2018 

    Father Joshua BRADFORD,   b. 1710, Kingston, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1758, Meduncook [Friendship], Knox, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Hannah BRADFORD 
    Married 17 Feb 1736  Kingston, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joshua Bradford
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
      Name: Joshua Bradford
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 17 Feb 1736
      Event Place: Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender: Male
      Spouse's Name: Hannah Bradford
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
      Document Information:
      Reference ID 3
      GS Film Number 910367
      Digital Folder Number 007009751
      Image Number 00071
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHNH-ZT5 : 4 November 2017), Joshua Bradford and Hannah Bradford, 17 Feb 1736; citing Marriage, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 910,367.
    Family ID F2942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha STUDLEY,   d. Bef 1822 
    _MARI 15 Sep 1773  Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2007/01/bristol-marriage-intentions-1758-1797.html
      Bristol Marriage Intentions, 1758-1797
      Source: Genealogical Advertiser: A Quarterly Magazine of Family History, Vol. 4 [Ancestry.com] (Cambridge, Mass., 1901).
      BRISTOL, MAINE.
      Intentions of Marriage Prior to 1800.
      From the manuscripts of Prof. John Johnston, LL.D., author of the "History of the Towns of Bristol and Bremen in the State of Maine, including the Pemaquid Settlement."
      COMMUNICATED BY ALBERT W. JOHNSTON OF PRINCE'S BAY, N. Y.
      About 1773-75. Benjamin Bradford of Long Island [Waldoboro. See Lincoln County Probate for Roland Gushing 1788] and Vistia [?] Studley.

      Vital records of old Bristol and Nobleboro in the county of Lincoln, Maine : including the present towns of Bremen, Damariscotta, South Bristol, and the plantation of Monhegan
      Statement of Responsibility: editor, Christine Huston Dodge
      Maine Historical Society, 1947-1951
      https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE954285
      Volume 2
      p 20
      Benjamin Bradford and Mitea Studley of Long Island, Bristol, int 15 September 1773 [Vital Statistics of town records of Bristol from 1765 to 1892 complete and in the possession of the town clerk.]
    Children 
     1. Anna BRADFORD,   b. [BEFORE 1774],   d. Bef 1822 ASSESS?
     2. Daniel BRADFORD,   b. [1775], Waldoboro, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1859, Calais, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary BRADFORD,   b. [1777], ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1857, Robbinston, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Benjamin BRADFORD,   b. [1781], Castine, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1858
     5. Huldah BRADFORD,   b. 24 Nov 1784, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1876  (Age 91 years)
     6. Rachel BRADFORD,   b. 1785
     7. Joshua BRADFORD,   b. 13 May 1787,   d. 25 Jul 1829  (Age 42 years)
     8. Martha BRADFORD,   b. 16 Dec 1789,   d. 13 Apr 1868  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F10890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth HITCHINGS,   b. ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1854 
    Married C 1822 
    Family ID F2908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    A look at the families living on the Penobscot Association Grant in the rural part of St Andrews, New Brunswick, around 1805.

  • Notes 
    • Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      All Saints Anglican: Nil
      Early NB Probate: Nil
      Old Soldiers: Nil
      St Andrews Assessment 1822: Nil
      St David Assessment 1823: Nil
      St David Assessment 1831: Nil
      St David Assessment 1843: Nil
      Penobscot Journal 1783: Nil
      St Andrews Assessment 1831 Country: Mrs Bradford [L] [Probably Sarah wid Joshua]; Benj Bradford [L]
      Me Soldiers and Sailors Revolutionary: bur Portland

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannbfam/CH.pdf
      RETURN OF THE BACK LANDS OF THE PENOBSCOTT LOYALIST - 1784
      Cleadie Barnett
      Benjamin Bradford 1 woman 4 children 250 acres

      Benjamin Bradford is uncle of John Davis. How? Perhaps he is not the son of Honor. Sarah Bradford, sister of Benjamin Bradford married John Davis. They had a son John. John Davis m Mary Martin 1764-1835

      Volume A Page 187
      [190/485]
      No 53
      July 8th 1786 This may Sarteyfey all hoom it may concern tha I the subscriber John Davis of lawful age have heretofore given my Unkel Benjamin Bradford of Saint Andrews in the County of Sharlott and Province of New Brunswick full paor and athoraty to sell a loot of land on Scoadack River Number Seventy seven on the Mounth of Wawigg River and is now in the posion of Edmund Doraty as witness my hand
      John David
      St Andrews 8th July 1786
      Attest Cornelius Bradford
      Acknowledged this day before me by the within John Davis and his voluntary Act and Deed
      Robt Pagan J Peace
      Saint Andrews
      County of Charlotte
      Registered the 14th August 1786
      Wm Gallop Regr
    • RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      Year 1796
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F1040
      See petition of TURNER, JAMES
      . BALDWIN, JOHN
      . BRADFORD, BEN
      . COOKSON, WILLIAM
      . DALEY, DAVID
      . DOUGHERTY, EDMOND
      . EASTMAN, DAVID
      . GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      . HALEY, JOHN
      . HITCHINGS, AMOS
      . JOYCE, JOHN
      . LINNEKIN, ZEBEDEE
      . MCCURDY, LACHLAN
      . MCINTOSH, JOHN
      . MILLEKIN, DOMINICUS
      . PENOBSCOT ASSOCIATION, -----
      . RIGBY, JOHN
      . SIM, ROBERT
      . THOMSON, DUGALD
      . TURNER, JAMES

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New Brunswick etc etc

      The memorial of James Turner, David Eastman, Jonathan Greenlaw, Lachlan McCudy and others...

      Humbly sheweth

      That your Memorialists were of the number of those persons who during the war between Great Britain and her Colonies, left their possessions on account of their attachment to the British Government, and sheltered themselves and families from the rage of their enemies in His Majesty's Garrison then established at Penobscot...

      That previous to the Garrison's evacuation Penobscot the General there commanding agreeable to his instructions, directed to be made known to your Memorialists, that besides the Land allowed indiscriminately to all Loyalists desirous to settle in the bay of Passamaquaddie, those of the Penobscot association who had families should be allowed a certain proportion of Land for each woman and child to be laid out in the rear of the Land given to the Loyalists...

      That accordingly directions were given to the Surveyors who actually did lay out land for each woman and child belonging to the families of the Penobscot association and the Lots were drawn and assigned to each one.

      That numbers of those children now come to maturity and others concerned in the said Land have been and are still desirous to occupy and improve but have been much discouraged therefrom, as hitherto no Grant could be obtained to confirm the Possession- as also it having been represented to your Memorialists that certain persons now of the Association have applied for and allowed License to occupy a large portion of the Lands allotted to the families of your Memorialists

      Your Memorialists therefore beseech your Excellency a Grant of the Land agreeable to the original Survey...

      And as in Duty bound etc

      St Andrews, County of Charlotte
      1st February 1796

      [Signed]
      James Turner
      David Eastman
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Lachlan McCurdy
      Amos Hitching
      William Cookson
      David Daley
      Dominicus Millekin
      John Hurley
      John Joyce
      Dugald Thomson
      John McIntosh
      Robert Sim
      John Baldwin
      Ben Bradford
      Zebedee Linnekin
      Edmod Dougherty
      John Rigby

      James Turner & others of Penobscot Association for their Family lots
      Saint Patricks
      The Family lots fall mostly within the reserve the Survey of them is therefore Anulled
      Filed 12th March 1793 [sic]
    • Lot 60 granted to William Lindsay

      Volume B Page 42
      [45/753]
      No 342
      William Lindsay yeoman St Andrews
      Benjamin Bradford yeoman St Andrews
      25 pounds
      Farm Lot 60 granted to William Lindsay
      William Lindsay
      14 April 1790
      Wit: Thomas Emerson, H B Brown

      Voloume C Page 237
      [242/560]
      No 175
      Benjamin Bradford yeoman St Andrews
      Robert Pagan Esq St Andrews
      150 pounds
      Farm Lot 60 granted to William Lindsay
      Farm Lot 61 granted to Benjamin Bradford
      purchased 14 April 1790
      11 September 1804
      Benjamin Bradford
      Wit: H B Brown, Nehemiah Gilman

      Volume 2 Page 324
      [327/669]
      NO 278
      David McLachlin yeoman St Andrews
      William McLachlin yeoman St Andrews
      75 pounds
      Lot 60 St Andrews
      westerly by the River St Croix
      northerly by a lot now owned by William Simpson Lot Number 61
      southerly by Lot 59 owned and occupied by my father John McLachlan
      100 acres
      lot purchased by my father John McLachlan on which I now reside
      18 October 1855
      David McLaughlin
      Sarah McLaughlin
      Wit: C R Hatheway
    • Lots 61 granted to Benjamin Bradford

      Volume C Page 237
      [242/560]
      No 175
      Benjamin Bradford yeoman St Andrews
      Robert Pagan Esq St Andrews
      150 pounds
      Farm Lot 60 granted to William Lindsay
      Farm Lot 61 granted to Benjamin Bradford
      purchased 14 April 1790
      11 September 1804
      Benjamin Bradford
      Wit: H B Brown, Nehemiah Gilman

      27 November 1830
      Heirs of Robert Pagan to William Eills

      Volume Q Page 131 [134/557]
      No 129
      29 April 1835
      William Eills and wife Margaret yeoman St Stephen
      William Simpson farmer St Andrews
      30 pounds
      Lot 61 Penobscot grant
      granted to Benjamin Bradford conveyed to Robert Pagan 11 September 1804 from heirs of Robert Pagan 27 November 1830 to William Eills
      100 acres
      William Eills [SS]
      Margaret Eills [SS]
      Wit: Saml McGowan, Schuyler P Frink

      Volume 2 Page 324
      [327/669]
      NO 278
      David McLachlin yeoman St Andrews
      William McLachlin yeoman St Andrews
      75 pounds
      Lot 60 St Andrews
      westerly by the River St Croix
      northerly by a lot now owned by William Simpson Lot Number 61
      southerly by Lot 59 owned and occupied by my father John McLachlan
      100 acres
      lot purchased by my father John McLachlan on which I now reside
      18 October 1855
      David McLaughlin
      Sarah McLaughlin
      Wit: C R Hatheway
    • http://davidsullivan.ca/oldstandrews/scrapbook/oldstandrews/loyalists.1907.html
      Beacon
      Feb 25, 1907
      The Loyalists of St. Andrews
      A lengthy paper on The Loyalists of St. Andrews was recently read before the Canadian Literature Club of St. Andrews by Mr. R. E. Armstrong, President of the Club. Copious extracts were made from the writings of Mr. James Vroom, Prof. Ganong and Dr. G. U. Hay; the Session Records of Charlotte County, the minute books of the Friendly Society of St. Andrews and of the St. Andrews and Quebec Railroad Association and also from the Educational Report of New Brunswick.
      ...
      Benjamin Bradford. Descendant of Gov. Bradford of the Plymouth Colony Established the ferry from Bay Side to Oak Point, long known as Bradford?s ferry.

      Lot 108? See below
    • https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name BAMFORD, JOHN
      Year 1814
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4176
      See petition of CLENDENIN, ANDREW
      1813 Hansen, Benjamin - 1814 Mace, Isaac Family History Library United States & Canada Film 1288472

      Andrew Clendenin and others
      8th March 1814
      Referred to W Odell & Judge Saunders to enquire and Report

      To the Honorable Major General Sir Thomas Sumarez President of His Majesty's Councel and Commanding in Chief His Province of New Brunswick

      Class 1st
      The petition of Andrew Clendenin John Berry, William Thompson, David Keyzer, John Bamford, Samuel Beal, Jacob Young Junior Jacob Young the third, James Brown Junior, Samuel Thomas, Elisha Davidson, James Smith, John Humphrey, James Brown the third, Jonathan Pineo Ebenezer Ross.

      Class 2nd
      David Howe Stone, George Smith, James Brown senior Greene Brown, Thomas Brisley, Tristram Moore, Stephen Brooks, Lewis Brewer Mundie and Elisabeth Bunton

      Class 3d
      Samuel Connick, Thomas Connick, Caleb Bartlett, William Higgins, Daniel Hill

      Humbly Sheweth

      That the lands whereon the first numbered class are settled was sett off and a part by John Jones Esquire the deputy Land surveyor in seventeen hundred eighty four, to make up the allowance for Women and children after giving to the Head of each Family, one Hundred acres on the Rivers and Bays anove the mouth of the River St Croix

      In a few weeks after Mr Jones run out a sheet leading from the rear of the front lotts at the Head of Oak Point Bay Westerly and marked off a line of lotts on each side thereof for a number of Gentlemen from whom most of the present settlers became purchased either direct or from their assigns paying in some instances at the rate of five Hundred pounds New Brunswick Currency purchase.

      It so happened that in October of the same Year Sir John Wentworth his Majesty's surveyor General of Woods for North American was pleased to make a reservation of forty six thousand acres of Land in the district of St Stephen and Saint David except a small strip in the Northerly and Westerly part of Saint Andrews from prehending the lotts as aforesad within the limits thereof for the purpose of preserving to His Majesty's Use the Pine Timber standing in the Vallies between the Ridges of Hard Wood Land, thereby presenting Your Honors Petitioners from obtaining their expected titles.

      The second class are seated on the Gore west of and between the Cape Ann Association Grant and that to Nehemiah Marks Esquire and others. Moore & Brooks by Purchase from Peter Christie Esquire - Against several of the others who expected to obtain Titles there are prosecutions for Trespass now pending in His Majesty's Supreme Court instituted y the Attorney General.

      The Third class have possession and improvements on the Wawig, Par of which were, by letters licensed to Benjamin Bradford, the others sett down under, encouragement from His Majesty's Assistant deputy Surveyor for that district.

      The schedule of the Parishes of St Stephen and St David transmitted to Your Honor by Captain Frink will shew Your Honor what Progress they have made in Cultivation / the third Class expected who are within the district of Saint Andrews/ by a reference to the Title of Crown Tenants at Will.

      Your Honors Petitioners beg leave to State that, the original Object in making the reservations aforesaid hath long since ceased to exist- The masts suited to the Royal Navy were cut and taken off under the Contract of Messrs Hunter and Robinson by their Agents Messr Blacks, The Milling business and the call for square Timber for the British Markets since the Baltic Sea hath been shut up caused the other timber to be felled which was near the shores, but such as had not, hath been killed by the fires during the last & preceeding Years, that there remains at this present, no timber which can ever be an object for Government use, and those about their particular seatins never aforded any Pine Timber, being hard wood Lands

      The late President Ludlow, but a few weeks before his death directed a similar application to be made thro him giving an apearance that he would transmit the same to the Secretary of State for His Majesty's most gracious will and Pleasure therein.

      To Your Honors Protection the Petitioners hereunder humbly submith themselves & should any doubts arise in Your Honots breast as to the facts sett forth, they bed their Petition may be referr'd to the Justices of the General Session & the Grand Jury of the County of Charlotte with directions for them to certify the situation of the reservations and that of the Present applicants

      As in duty Bound so prays

      Your Honors Petitioners
      Namely
      Class 1
      Andrew Clendenin
      Jno Berry
      William Thompson
      David Keyzer
      Jno Bamford
      Samuel Beal
      Jacob Young 2nd
      Jacob Young 3d
      James Brown Junr
      Samuel Thomas
      James Smith
      John Humphrey
      James Brown 3d
      Jonthn Pineo
      Ebenr Ross

      Class 2
      David H Stone
      Geo Smith
      James Brown
      Greene Brown
      Thos Brisley
      Tristram Moore
      Stephen Brooks
      Lewis B Mundie
      Elizabeth Bunton

      Class 3
      Samuel Connick
      Thomas Connick
      Caleb Bartlett
      Daniel Hill
      William Higgins

      The undersigned beg leave to recommend the prayer of the preceeding Petition first--as it respects the applicants who are a P????able and industrious sett of Loyal Inhabitants. Secondly If the reservations Attended to were taken off those lands, would soon be applied for, taken up & Peopled, thereby strengthening a frontier settlement, add security to the present inhabitants, and open a door to provide lands for a number of Families who have had no provision made for them altho resident in the Parishes as aforesaid for fifteen to twenty five Years past
      Nathan Frink

      Schedule of Purchasers in the Reservation No 1 & 2
      St Stephen & St David
      Charlotte County

      Schedule to the application of the Crown Tenants in the Reserves in St David and Saint Stephen

      Mason Whetten & 4 others they pay one tenth to P Cristie & the ? ? N Frink

      1. Andrew Clendenin paid for one Lott 25L
      To Joseph More? St David one [Lott] 100 ____ L125
      six Americans are more culling staves staff by License on this Man's Farm

      2. John Berry purchased of William Vance who gave an absolute deed, ? a Bond from Himself, Jno Dunn and Joseph Porter Esquire to indemnify him in the ? possession of those lotts for 21 years as a Guarantee against the Kings Claim

      3. William Thompson is included in the above / he is in Lease to Jno Berry

      4. Kezer and Bamford purchased of Vance the purchase not known originally

      5. Samuel Beal purchased his License at _____ 14 but the same tract was included in Vance sale to him under? of a former license from Capt Hatch

      6. James Brown Junior paid the same _____ 14 and under the same Circumstances

      7. Elisha Davidson sett down, with his Father in Law Samuel Thomas
      24years since
      Thomas Began his farm by M James? Cozen?

      8. Jacob Young 3d purchased of Capt Hatch & paid _____ 15

      9. Jacob Young Junr [purchased of Capt Hatch &] paid _____ 15

      10. Samuel Thomas paid 23 years since 25 years settled __ 25

      11. Jno Humphrey paid 28 years since Since 1784 __ 17.10

      12. James Smith [paid 28 years since Since 1784 __] 25.00

      13. James Brown 3d paid/under Vances claims . . 165.00

      14. Jonathan Pineo [paid] to Robert Hitchings [under Vances claim] 150

      15. Ebenezer Ross [paid] to Josiah Hitchings [under Vances claim] 150

      Carried over L1215.10

      Mr Harris Hatch owned the lott fronting Ross. He purchased of Glidden when he Run away at 25L Glidden paid Josiah Hitching 100L & owns him now 50L

      Wm Vance Either Had or Pretended to have Sir John Wentworths License for in? from Land

      Amount brought over ______ 1215.10

      16. George Smith was to pay Mr Cristy but afterward could get no tittle 25
      He therefore referred on the advice of Mr Frink

      17. James Brown Senior agreed to pay 25 conjointly with Green
      their papers were Lost? into Mr Odells office long since by Mr Frink

      18 Green Brown . . . the same 25

      19. Thomas Brisley . . . the same 25
      Those persons afterwards referred and their papers are in the Secretaries Ofice will explain how thet sett down

      20. Tristram Moore paid Mr Critie 25 This same is now acknowledged Mr C promised to indorse the original Memorial with Mr Frink

      21. Stephen Brooks paid Mr Cristie 25 [same]

      22. David Howe Stone is a deserter from the American Troops, about six years since He sat down and made some improvement but on being served with a process? from the Higher Court abandonded them immediately and now lived in Rosss Place

      23. Lewis Brewer Mundie purchased of Brooks in the rear such? as he paid is not recollected

      24. Elisa Buntons late Husband purchased of Mr Cristie 300 Acres at 300$ Mr Cristie acknowledges to Have recd 100 of Brooks above But her brother Tristram says 288 $ was paid Fitzgerald now a soldier with Genl Coffin sat down on two hundred a process? issued agt him, he ?, his Wife & Children possess one lott of the same Purchase by Mr Buntons late Husband

      ____
      1265.10

      Amount brought up 1265.10

      Samuel Connick Bought of Benja Bradford who had letters of Leave from Colo Winslow and took up Bradford's note due in Boston for _____ 300

      Thomas Connick Bt of Mr Cristie a Sawmill and some Land uncertain what he paid for the Mill. Samuel says Thos was to pay 30L for the land to Caot Hatch & is to be believed

      Caleb Bartlett _____/ uncertain Law or in what Manner he sat down _____

      William Higgins (Claimed by a License of Mr Cristy) Christies ? ? ? ? ?

      Daniel Hill payts to Capt Hatch for a Meadow 40/- pr year to Capt Hatch

      ______
      L1565.10

      During the last winter I was applied to beg Andrew Kennie the assr Cons at St Andrews to make him Return of the Parish of St Stephen & St David in compliane with the ? letter of the Commr in Chief No 49 in doing of which I became posses'd of the fact as stated above and reported ot the schedule--I advised these Persons to state their Case and those themselves in the Clemency of the Governmen--They applied to me to state their Situation by petition and to come up and present it
      Nathan Frink


      Whereas on this twenty Ninth day of January in the Year one thousand Eight Hundred and seven - It hath been Mutually agreed between Peter Cristy of the Parish of St Stephen in the County of Charlotte and Province of New Brunswick Esqr and Benjamin Bradford of the same Parish County and Province aforesaid as follows

      Namely
      That in case the said Benjamin Bradford shall obtain a License of occupation from His Majesty's Surveyor of the Woods for a tract of Land at the Head of Wawig included in the Reserve Number two, He the said Benjamin Bradfod shall give grant allow and assign one Hundred acres of the same to and for Mill Privilidge ? adjoining and Contiguous to the new Mill called the Love and Unity Built by Messrs Libby's - And that then and in that case, the said Peter Cristy shall convey to him the said Benjamin Bradford the one fourth of the said Mill Love & Unity ? for sawing, with the Quarter part of the aforesaid one Hundre Acres of Land and the appurtenances thereunto belonging - And it is further hereby agreed that in case the said Benja Bradford shall encline to disposses of his fourth part as aforesaid agreed for; he shall give the said Peter Cristy the Referrall of the same giving as much as any other persons and it is hereby further agreed and understood that in case the said Benjamin shall dispossess of the whole License Mr Cristy is to have the first offer on those terms, and in like manner should the said Peter Crity here after he enclined to dispossess of his proportion place or right to first give said Benj Bradford the Referrall

      In witness Whereof the Partied have hereunto set their hands and seals at St Stephen the day and year aforesaid
      Peter Cristy [Seal]
      Benj Bradford [Seal]

      Wintess
      Nathan Frank
      Ebenr Buzbee

      Connick's Voucher

      Mr Bradford Had letter of lease or License from Colo Winslow for fine Hundred Acres North of the Mill Privilidge on the Wawig Stream. Bradford Sons in Law Charles & Thadeus Libby with Joshua Coleman Built a Saw Mill on the stream Mr Bristie purchased the Mill of those three American - he has since sold the Mill to Thomas Connick and Samuel as bt the Land - I drew this agreement which was left in my hand by the Parits and is now offered as a Voucher in behalf o the two Connicks - Libbys or Coleman never got any thing for the Expenses or Labour nor did Bradford on Acct of the Mill but for the Land he got his debt of 1200$ paid by Samuel Connick

      Nathan Frink
      28 Feby 1814

      State of the Population, Buildings, Cultivation, Stock and produce of the applicants included in the annexed Memorial with remarks at foot as they stood Feby 1813

      Strength of Family, Settlers Names, Houses, Barns, Shops, Mowing, Tillage, Pasture, Horses, Oxen, Cattle, Young Cattle, Sheep, Wheat, Barley, Corn, Oats, Potatoes, Tons of Hay

      13 Andrew Clendinin Lieut of Militia 1 1 - 30 7 10 1 4 6 4 27 100 10 - 60 300 30

      13 John Berry 1 1 - 25 5 15 - 4 4 6 14 20 14 - - 50 30

      7 William Thompson 1 1 - 10 4 10 - 2 4 - 13 24 - - - 60 15

      7 David Keyzer 1 1 - 13 3 5 - 2 4 3 6 15 - - - 150 15

      7 John Bamford 1 1 - 10 5 - 1 2 2 2 6 40 - - - 200 12

      11 Samuel Thomas 1 2 - 30 3 30 1 4 5 4 26 80 - - 50 310 25

      7 Elisha Davidson 1 1 - - 4 - 1 - 1 1 5 12 - - - 100 -

      10 James Smith 1 2 - 30 7 6 1 4 7 - 28 50 10 6 30 200 25

      3 John Humphrey 1 1 - 10 7 6 1 4 4 3 16 20 - - 60 200 25

      1 James Brown 3e 1 1 - 5 4 2 - - 1 2 4? 70 - - 20 70 8

      12 Jonathan Pineo 1 1 - 2 3 4 - 2 1 2 10 10 - - - 130 3

      6 Ebenezer Ross 1 1 - 10 3 12- 2 1 2 8 15 - - - 50 4

      4 David Howe Stone 1 1 - - 4 - - - 1 - 6 - - - - - -

      4 George Smith 1 1 - 4 4 - - - 3 - 7 16 - - 25 67 2

      1 James Brown & 8 Greene Brown Father & sons together 2 1 - 4 8 - - 2 4 1 11 36 - - - 100 6

      8 Thomas Brisley 1 - 1 - 2 - - 1 - 2 - - - - 70 -

      3 Stephen Brooks / paid 25L/ 1 1 - 6 4 - - - 1 1 - 20 - - - 30 5

      10 Levi Brewer Mundie 1 1 - - 4 - - - 2 - - - - - - - 2

      [Total]
      135 Souls in Nineteen Families all settled within the limits of Sir John Wentworth Reservations
      19 19 1 189 81 100 6 32 52 31 185 528 34 6 245 2087 207

      1 Jacob Young Junior Comr the Parish Militia 2 2 1 40 4 100 3 10 12 2 30 45 - 6 - 500 -

      2 Jacob Young 3d [None]

      3 Samuel Beal 1 1 1 2 6 1 1 - 2 - - - - - - - 100 -

      4 James Brown Junior 1 1 - 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - -

      The above four persons are settled on the shore lotts at Oak Bay and have lands Licensed in their rear. Tristram Moore, lived on a Granted lott but paid 25L for 100 Acres of the Reserve, where he now raises his Bread. Mrs Buntons claim is similar,

      Samuel Connick Jr
      Thomas Connick
      Daniel Hill
      Caleb Bartlett
      Wm Higgins
      are on the Waweig streat & have considerable improvements but being within the Parish of St Andrews, the extent thereof cannot at present be ascertained.
      Remarks that other side

      Remarks
      The preceeding statement is copied from a Return called by the Comr in Chief in Feby 1813 and gives ? an Account of their Products for 1812, a very unfavourable season, the Crop of 1813 may be estimated at nearly double.

      Instituted by the Attorney General for the Province in behalf of the Crown

      The Schedule of the Parish of St Stephen & St David transmitted by Captain Frink will shew Your honor what progress they have made in cultivation the three Class excepted who are within St Andrews by referencing to the Title of Crown Tenants at Will

      Your Honors Memorialists

      As in duty Bound Prays
      1. Andrew Clindinning
      2. John Berry
      3. William Thompson
      4. David Kezer
      5. John Bamford
      6. Samuel Beal
      7. James Brown Junr
      Elisha Davidson
      8. Jacob Young 3d
      9. Jacob Young Junr
      10. Samuel Thomas
      11. James Smith
      12. John Humphrey
      13. James Brown Third
      14. Jonathan Pineo
      15. Ebenezer Ross
      16.
      17. George Smith
      18. James Brown Senior
      19. Green Brown
      20. Thomas Homer? Brisley
      21. Tristram Moore
      22. David H Stone
      23. Lewis Brewer Mundie
      24. Elizabeth Bunten
      25. Stephen Brooks

      Samuel Connick
      Thomas Connick
      Caleb Bartlett
      Daniel Hill
      William Higgins
      Mr Connick came over after the original was drawn and signed to request I would add his own & the other fourt persons opposite to this Petition
      Nathan Frink

      Fredericton 16th Feby 1814

      The Original Petition being drawn on Bad paper & ? I have drafted a fair copy and added the signatures of the Petitioners, for and in their behald
      Nathan Frink


      License will be granted to settled on the Land reserve for Black's Harbor Neck - at 1/3 for an acre

      ? applies to me, to know if Capt Hatch could give him a Title - I directed Mitchel to go Back and ask Capt Hatch to put the Terms in ? telling him, he should have an Answer; he brought the above minute & I advised Him, to have nothing to do with Capt Hatch of the Kings Reservations as ? had ? against some persons in a Similar situation
      Nathank Frink

      The Situation of other Reserves in the County is as follows

      No. Two lotts before the Grant to Allen Stewart ? and the Penobscot Grant in Scodiac - They were licensed to Peter Cristy Esqr. He sold them to Mr Porter for 50L they were inclosed and the old Road through them shut off that lead to the Head of Oak Point Bay which caused a new one to be cut (now impassable Spring Fall)

      No. A Oak Point the Reservation is divided into five parts and disposed of to B Bradford, Mr Hops, & others they say they paid 12.10 pr lott to Captn Hatch

      No. The Reserve at the mouth of Wawig was originally Licensed to Mr Dougherty, who had Charge of Mr Black's Pond under the Contract of Hunter and Robertson- It was taken from the Widow and Given to Wm Simpson who settled Down thereon & remained for some years - He has Exchanged it for Maloy's lotts on the Banks of the Digdeguash & on the Fredericton Road where Simpson now lived and Maloy is in the Reserve- He was an American & do not know Whether is now otherwis

      No. 1 William Garcelon tells be, that he paid Capt Hatch 50L for a License of 1200 acres Northerly and Easterly of the Grant of Mill Priviledge at at the Head of Oak Point Bay Granted to Colin Campbell Thomas Wyer & Wm Gallop - Garcelon had Purchased Wyer & Gallops right at 750L He calls himself a Subject, but his sons reported themselves as American Citizens at the declaration of War by America

      [No ] Black's Harbour reserve was offered to sale at 1/3 pr acre Mitcheles Boys applied to me for advice which prevented the sale, tho I sent them for a Memorandum pointing out the the Terms annex'd it was given & brought to one in Sepr last & by me shewn the same ? to the All? Genl at St Andrew's

      No 2 East of Goldsmith's mill - Stephen Ford, Henry Rigby & Alexander Greenlaw Junr Purchased of Peter Cristy Esqr 500 acres of the Kings Reservation They applied to me to draw the deed, but was referred & advized to the Contrary - Mr Cristy drew them a Quitclaim and took their joint note for 250L on the Strength of Which they went to work getting timber - Capt Hatch went to them seized seventy odd Tons in the woods it was undermined in the Court of Admiralty & lost to them

      Moses Mosely had a permite about the same Quantity of Timber ? ? number of Round ? were seized and Condemned but he did not Claim a right to the ?

      To the above I have not hesitancy in subscribing my name & not in Private

      Nathan Frink
    • Lot 77 granted to John Davis

      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name DAVIS, John
      Volume NS-A
      Page 176
      Grant number 96
      Place Passamaquoddy
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 100
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/08/03: Penobscot Association
      Other names on this grant (188)

      Volume A Page 187
      [190/485]
      No 53
      July 8th 1786 This may Sarteyfey all hoom it may concern tht I the subscriber John Davis of lawful age have heretofore given my Unkel Benjamin Bradford of Saint Andrews in the County of Sharlott and Province of New Brunswick full paor? and athoraty to sell a loot of land on Scoadack River Number Seventy seven on the Mounth of Wawigg River and is now in the posion of Edmund Doraty as witness my hand
      John Davis
      St Andrews 8th July 1786
      Attest Cornelius Bradford
      Acknowledged this day before me by the within John Davis and his voluntary Act and Deed
      Robt Pagan J Peace
      Saint Andrews
      County of Charlotte
      Registered the 14th August 1786
      Wm Gallop Regr

      Volume A Page 61
      [64/485]
      No 37
      Benjamin Bradford gentleman Charlotte County
      Edmund Dougherty yeoman Charlotte County
      25 pounds
      Lot 77
      15 December 1785
      Benjamin Bradford
      Wit: Robert Sime, John Chaytor

      Volume F Page 49
      [52/543]
      James Dougherty, Mary Dougherty, Elinor Dougherty, Rebecca Dougherty, William Chalmers, Hannah Chalmers/Chambers late Hannah Dougherty children and heirs of Edmund Dougherty late of St David deceased intestate
      to Edmund Dougherty
      200 pounds
      Lot 77 St David
      31 July 1817
      Signed
      Wit: Harris Hatch, Jonathan Currier, C Hatch

      Volume F Page 52
      [52/543]
      No 35
      Edmund Dougherty yeoman St David
      Harris Hatch Esq St Andrews
      117 pounds 5 shillings
      Lot 77
      1 September 1819
      Edmund Dougherty
      Wit: Alexander McDougall, Robert S Mowat

      Volume I Page 37
      [40/553]
      No 31
      Harris Hatch Esq St Andrews and wife Ann
      William Hill and Joseph Hill St David
      300 pounds
      Lot 77
      100 acres
      2 August 1825
      H Hatch
      Ann Hatch
      Wit: Peter Stubs Junr, Whitlock

      Volume S Page 566
      [568/909]
      No 887 Mortgage
      Joseph Hill farmer St David
      Ephraim Turner farmer St David
      Lot 77
      100 acres
      St David
      15 April 1842
      Joseph Hill
      Wit: James W Chandler, John Wilson
    • 40 acres on Reserved Land on the Waweig [Indexed in St David]

      Volume D Page 306
      [309/473]
      No 216
      Benjamin Bradford yeoman St Stephen
      Samuel Connick yeoman St Andrews
      150 pounds
      quit claim on improvements and 40 acres adjoining the improvements on the Waweig Stream on reserved land
      13 June 1812
      Benjamin Bradford
      Wit: Harris Hatch
    • Lot 108 St David West Side of Oak Bay

      Volume B Page 1
      [4/753]
      No 301
      Benjamin Bradford St Andrews
      Jacob Young St David
      Lot 108 St David
      100 acres
      This Deed give by virtue of a power from Mr Thomas Brown dated 1st September 1785
      11 August 1789
      Benjamin Bradford
      Wit: Robert Pagan
      Mr Benjamin Bradford Sir youll be kind enough to go to the lot No 108 Oak Point Bay and there improve and build a lot House upon it and in a Short time I expect to be with you and there settle every matter betwixt us, your compliance with the above will greatly oblige Sir, your most humble servant to serve you
      Thos Brown
      Saint Andrews 1st Sept 1785

      Volume B Page 133
      [136/753]
      No 435
      Jacob Young yeoman St David
      Jacob Young Junior yeoman St David
      25 pounds
      100 acres western side of Oak Point Bay in St David
      Farm lot 108 granted to Thomas Brown
      conveyed to me by Benjamin Bradford from Thomas Brown
      15 August 1791
      Jacob Young
      Wit: Robert Pot, Duct? McIntosh
    • Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics
      Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 60 Number 1618
      Date April 12 1883
      County Charlotte
      Place Saint Stephen
      Newspaper Saint Croix Courier

      A Historical sketch of Col. William BRADFORD, Second Governor of Plymouth Colony, His Forefather and Descendants copied by Orria B. DOTEN of Oak Bay (Charlotte Co.) from Family Records and events kept by the descendants and such facts as can be obtained from the History and Encyclopedia of the United States: ... (7th generation) Benjamin BRADFORD, ninth child of Joshua BRADFORD and Hannah BRADFORD was at Kingston (then part of Massachusetts) May 28, 1753 and lived for s short time in Maine and from there removed to the Province of New Brunswick. He married Martha STUDLY of Bristol, Maine and lived on what is now known as Conner's Farm at Oak Point, N.B. where both he and his wife are now buried. Their children, of whom there were eight were Daniel BRADFORD, who lived at Calais, Maine; Benjamin BRADFORD, of whom the writer is a grandson; Joshua BRADFORD who lived at Bay Side; Hulda BRADFORD who married Mr. BYRNES and Polly BRADFORD who married Mr. SIBLAY, lived at Robbinston, Maine; Martha BRADFORD who married Mr. HOPPS; Rachel BRADFORD who married Mr. SMITH; Annie BRADFORD who married Mr. EARY, lived on farms located on Oak Point and Ledge Road. All these have passed away. Of their children there are now living, Mrs. D.. KELLY, J.R. BRADFORD, F.W. BRADFORD, Mrs. Deacon RIDEOUT, Elias SMITH, Cornelius HOPPS, John BYRNES, Robert EARY and others; also, John BRADFORD, Mrs. Joseph J. DOTEN, Mrs. William C. RIDEOUT, Mrs. George MURPHY, Capt. Benjamin BRADFORD and Percival BYRNES who are not living. (see original for first history of first six generations)
    • Lot A Oak Point

      Volume P Page 323
      No 277
      [No 326/550]
      Martin Hopps yeoman St David and wife Susan
      Asa Jordan yeoman St Stephen
      50 pounds
      land near Oak Bay Point, St Stephen
      Lot A granted to me 1831
      beginning at the northeast corner of a lot of land sold by me to Joseph Nason, part of Lot A
      thence south 76 degrees east 26 chains 87 1/2 links until it comes to the side line of Lot D granted to Christopher Scott
      thence 14 degrees 30 minutes west to a fine stake on the bank of the River Saint Croix
      thence on the bank of the river until it comes to the Joseph Nason's land
      thence north 15 degrees 15 minutes east until it comes to the first mentioned bounds
      61 acres
      6 July 1836
      Martin Hopps
      Susan Hopps
      Wit: Thomas Armstrong, Joseph Nason

      Volume P Page 324
      No 278
      [327/550]
      Martin Hopps yeoman St David
      Joseph Nason yeoman St Stephen
      50 pounds
      Part of Lot A Oak Point
      described
      on which the said Joseph Nason now lives
      7 July 1836
      Martin Hopps
      Susan Hopps
      Wit: Thomas Armstrong, Asa Jourdan
    • Lot B Oak Point

      Volume S Page Page 559
      [561/909]
      No 372
      Jacob Hopps farmer St Stephen and wife Cordelia
      David H Joice joiner St Stephen
      25 pounds
      land in St Stephen
      south side of a main road leading from the Com? in St Stephen to Oak Point
      lying between said road and Lot A granted to Martin Hopps
      bounded easterly by land of John Smith
      southerly by the Mathew Thomson lot owned by James Morriss
      30 acres
      now in the occupation of David H Joice
      20 January 1841
      Jacob Hopps
      Cordelia Hopps
      Wit: A Campebll
    • Bradford Farm Oak Point/Todd's Point granted to Christopher Scott
      Oak Point Farm
      Connor Farm

      No acquisition Russell or Bradford

      Volume H Page 517
      [525/547]
      No 423
      Benjamin Bradford farmer St Andrews
      Christopher Scott Esq St Andrews
      100 pounds
      Bradford Farm on Oak Point 100 acres
      bounded westerly by a line running north from a spruce stub on St Croix to a birch on Oak Bay
      5 September 1823
      Benjamin Bradford
      Wit: Colin Campbell, James Wilson

      Volume L Page 4
      [30/553]
      Christopher Scott sells numerous lots to William Scott including Lots 94 and 96 on the upper reaches of Oak Point in St David.
      10 December 1829

      Volume 7 Page 300
      No 214 Deed
      Joseph P Marks gentleman St Stephen and wife Lucy
      William Connor lumberman St Stephen
      13 February 1860
      375 pounds
      land on Oak Point
      commonly know as the Oak Point Farm
      granted to the late Christopher Scott 20 December 1830
      110 acres
      according to a survey & plan of the real estate of the late William Scott formerly made by Charles R Hatheway Esquire Deputy Surveyor and deeded to the late Nehemiah Marks by William Garnett, Alexander McLean and William Roger executors of the said William Scott by deed dated 20 October 1843
      Joseph P Marks
      Lucy E Marks
      Wit: T Burton Abbot
    • New Ireland: Loyalists in Eastern Maine During the American Revolution
      Michigan State University, Ph D 1971
      Robert Wesley Sloan

      p 114
      Another misadventure was the case of Benjamin Bradford and several other Loyalists, who were sent by Captain Henry Mowatt to steal a twenty-gun sloop being refitted at
      Marblehead. The raiders sailed to their destination in Bradford's vessel and as soon as they had landed, Bradford set sail for home, expecting that his comrades would follow in the captured sloop. But someone detected the scheme and the would-be thieves had to quit their task and make their way back to Penobscot as best they could. Bradford's fate was worse. Expecting that he might be approached by a rebel vessel, he had destroyed any papers that identified him as a Loyalist and participant in the raid. It was a British vessel that overtook him and, when he was unable to prove his allegiance, confiscated his ship. He was brought to Penobscot after his sloop had been burned.

      p 142
      He had no proof of his ship?s loss either and received nothing from the commission.

      [See: Jones, Loyalists of Massachusetts, p 50 Claim of Benjamin Bradford, A0 12, Volume 11, pp. 163-168 Frontier Missionary p 331.]