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William COOKSON

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  • Name William COOKSON 
    Born [1744]  [1
    Gender Male 
    Death Bef 1822 ASSESS 
    Residence 16 Dec 1766  Weeton with Preese, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 21 Apr 1771  Wesham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1775-1777  [Lot 21+ West Side Sheepscot] Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 30 Jun 1777  [Balltown] Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions (Lincoln County)
      [360/1111]
      At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln, on the last Tuesday of September being the 30th day of said Monty Anno Domini 1777
      Thomas Turner [r Balltown] recognized in L50 and with him and with him [sic] Jonn Bartlett [r Balltown] & William Cookson as Sureties in L25 each, conditioned that the said Thomas appear next Term to answer a presentment of the Grand Jury against him
      [361/111]
      James Turner recognized in L50 and with him Thomas Turner & William Cookson as Sureties, in L25 each, conditioned that the said James appear next Term to answer to a presentment of the Grand Jury against him
    Military SPRING 1778 
    American 
    Residence 2 Jun 1778  Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/581614?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions (Lincoln County)
      Court dockets 1834-1842 Court records v. 1-4 1761-1816
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1765424
      7856980
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007856980?cat=581614
      [365/1111]
      Volume 1 Page 162
      At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln on the first Tuesday of June, being the Second Day of said Month, Anno Domini 1778
      [366/1111]
      Volume 1 Page 163
      Thomas Turner being solemnly called to come into Court to Serve? his Bail, did not appear but made Default.

      James Turner, Jonn Bartlet & William Cookson who were bound for the Appearance of Thomas Turner at this Court, were called to bring in the Body of the said Thomas Turner but did not appear but made Default.

      James Turner who stands bound over to this Court by Way of Recognizance, being solemly called to come into County to save himself & Bail, did not appear, but made Default.

      Jonathan Bartlet & William Cookson who were bound for the Appearance of James Turner at this Court were called to bring the Body of the said John but did not appear, but made Default.
    Residence 1779  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • British and Tory marauders on the Penobscot
      Edward Kalloch Gould
      Rockland, Me 1932
      p 20
      Belfast
      Belfast was just across Penobscot Bay from Castine, and after the American defeat there in 1779, immediate preparations for departure were made...
      Soon after the evacuation of Belfast, a party of twelve men commanded by Sergeant David Jenks, ventured from Camden to drive away some of the cattle that had been abandoned, and which Richard Stimson, who had been left behind, probably with his father Ephraim Stimson, at Mount Ephraim, was to assist in finding. They made the deserted house of Samuel Houston in the eastern part of the town their place of rendezvous, and passed the night there.

      In the morning Jenks went to the shore to shoot wild fowl, and a dense fog prevailing, he was surprised and taken prisoner by three men named Armstrong, Cookson and Turner who had landed from Castine on an expedition of plunder. The better to deceive the men remaining at the house they marched Jenks towards it with his musket on his shoulder.

      Supposing them to be friends, Stimson and others came out to meet them. A struggle at once ensued. Stimson, although a small sized man, was brave and strong. Being summoned by Armstrong to surrender, he dropped his musket, and seizing Armstrong by the legs threw him upon the ground, calling to Jenks, "Blow him through." The latter immediately fired, the bullet going through Armstrong's brain, producing instant death. In the affray, Cookson stabbed Stimson in the arm with a bayonet. As soon as Jenks discharged his musket, he turned and struck Cookson down; but the latter recovered himself, and with Turner escaped to their boat.

      The thick fog rendered pursuit useless. Stimson always imputed cowardice to the remainder of the party, as from the house they witnessed the affair and rendered no assistance.
      ...
      A romantic incident in this connection has been handed down. A beautiful sister of Stimson was compelled by the British to hold a lantern at the grave, it being dark before the disinterment was completed. Attracted by her appearance, one Turner, who was of the number, continued the acquaintance, and after the war closed married her.
    Residence 25 May 1779  Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 21 Jun 1779  Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence January 1780  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William COOKSON
      Maine Genealogist, The
      RECORD: 2004.
      VOLUME: 26
      PAGE: 55
      The Artificers and Inhabitants Who Built Fort George, Penobscot, 1779-1780
      In April 1780 William Swain was replaced by John Bulpit and John Chaytor was added as a second Foreman. Carpenters George Hows and William Innis departed at the end of September, replaced by Thomas Hailey and Martin Carlow. James Turner and William Cookson were added in January 1780. The latter four received and 4/- per diem. Samuel Mathews Jr (1766-1841) became Carpenters' Boy after the siege, but departed with his brother with his brother in law William Swain in April 1780. Carpenter Thomas Armstrong joined in May 1780.

      The last large Artificers' payroll found was that for the month of April 1783 at which time the organization was
      Master Carpenter @ 10/- per diem John Chaytor
      Foreman @ 7/6 per diem John Rigby
      Carpenters @ 5/- per diem
      Lauchlan McCurdy
      John Lilley
      William Munro
      Michael Leonard
      Nineon Linsey
      John McKinley
      Michael Ryan
      John Evans
      @ 4/- per diem
      William Cookson
      Maurice Henley
      ...
    Residence 1782  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aek740/penobscot_loyalists.htm
      Penobscot Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute
      Robert C Brooks
      December 1983 issue of Downeast Ancestry (vol 7, no 4)
      p 130
      The Penobscot Journal 1782
      a day book kept by a now unidentifiable merchant at Fort George, Penobscot 3 January 1782-16 October 1782
      Dugal Callum Serj 74 Reg
      John Carlow
      Amos Hitchens
      John Collins
      John Cookson
      William Cookson
      John Limeburner
      Matthew Limeburner and son
      Capt David Eastman
      Mrs Eastman
      Donnald McClain
      Liuet Arch McLean
      Ensign David McLean
      Ensign Donaldn McLean
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
    Residence April 1783  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William COOKSON
      Maine Genealogist, The
      RECORD: 2004.
      VOLUME: 26
      PAGE: 55
      The Artificers and Inhabitants Who Built Fort George, Penobscot, 1779-1780
      In April 1780 William Swain was replaced by John Bulpit and John Chaytor was added as a second Foreman. Carpenters George Hows and William Innis departed at the end of September, replaced by Thomas Hailey and Martin Carlow. James Turner and William Cookson were added in January 1780. The latter four received and 4/- perdiem. Samuel Mathews Jr (1766-1841) became Carpenters' Boy after the siege, but departed with his brother with his brother in law William Swain in April 1780. Carpenter Thomas Armstrong joined in May 1780.

      The last large Artificers' payroll found was that for the month of April 1783 at which time the organization was
      Master Carpenter @ 10/- per diem John Chaytor
      Foreman @ 7/6 per diem John Rigby
      Carpenters @ 5/- per diem
      Lauchlan McCurdy
      John Lilley
      William Munro
      Michael Leonard
      Nineon Linsey
      John McKinley
      Michael Ryan
      John Evans
      @ 4/- per diem
      William Cookson
      Maurice Henley
      ...
    Residence 27 May 1783  Fort George, Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 16-17 1782-1785 (the first titleboard on this film is incorrectly labeled "v. 15")
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11366
      8181957
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008181957?cat=352440
      [142/]
      Volume 16 Page 179
      Esther Rion of Penobscot spinster late widow and relict to Thomas Goodale late of Penobscot yeoman deceased

      2 pounds...for the support and maintenance of orphan children of said Thomas by William Lawrence of Penobscot gentleman
      land in Penobscot 100 acres good measure
      beginning at the southwest corner of a lot of land called and known by the name Stanards lot fronting and bounding west on Penobscot River and lying on an Island called and know by the name of the Great Island
      thence running down stream 55 rods bounding on said River
      thence east bounding on the wild land so far as with a line 55 rods north
      thence west to the first mentioned bounded
      ...
      and I Michael Rion now husband to the said Esther do fully allow and approve that said Esther may fill and convey all said land and premises
      27 May 1783
      Esther Ryon [Her mark]
      Michael Ryon
      Wit: Ed Lewis, Wm Cookson [His mark]
      Fort George Penobscot
    Residence 4 Jul 1783  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aek740/PL-132.jpg
      Downeast Ancestry
      December 1983
      Volume 7 Number 4
      Penobscot Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute
      Robert C. Brooks
      Page 133
      Penobscot Inhabitants Certified Loyal: 1783
      The copy from which this transcript was made is at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (PANS] in Halifax (Reference: MG 100, vol 26, no 15) and is presented here with PANS's permission.
      2 August 1783

      + do not stand in need of clothing
      Name +10 -10 Total
      Penobscot Loyalists Certified Loyal 1783
      4 July 1783
      William Cookson
      +10: 4 [William, Mary, Richard, Ellen]
      -10: 1 [Elizabeth]
      Total: 5
    Residence 25 May 1784  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Nathan Phillips deed Lot 94
    Residence 10 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 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
      The list below has been sorted in alphabetical order by surname, in order to isolate possible family groups.
      Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1784
      Men: William Cookson
      Children over 10: Richard Cookson, Mary Cookson
      Children under 10: Betsey Cookson
    Residence 20 Jun 1784  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aek740/PL-139.jpg
      December 1983 issue of Downeast Ancestry (vol 7, no 4)
      Robert C Brooks
      Penobscot Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute

      List of Cattle Brought Down in the Sloop from Penobscot
      20 June 1784
      W F Ganong compiled the following list from an old account book (author unknown, so not found). In the original, against each name was a mention of the number of cattle & other livestock carried.
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Matthew Limburner
      Jonethean Greenlaw
      Alex Greenlaw
      John Nason
      James Rusel
      Mr Thomson [James?/Dugal?]
      Daniel Brown
      Mr [William] Cookson
      Mr William Sween [Swain]
      New Brunswick Museum MS F61, Book IV, p 370
    Grant 1785  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grant 1785  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration [1774] 
    • The year Richard Turner and his family came to Maine.
    Residence 12 Mar 1785  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Deed Lot 94 granted to Nathan Phillips
    Residence 14 Jul 1798  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lot St George
    Residence 23 Mar 1800  [St Andrews, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wallace Hale's Early New Brunswick Probate, 1785-1835
      Reference 9096
      Family Name RUSSELL
      Given Names James
      Was there a Will? Yes
      Date of Will 1800-03-23
      Date Will was proved 1801-03-30
      Was an inventory completed? No
      County Charlotte
      Parish St. Andrews
      Probate is for a woman? No
      Abstract references a vessel? No
      Abstract Parish of Saint Andrews, Charlotte County, Yeoman. Will dated 23 March 1800, proved 30 March 1801. Wife Lydia her maintenance for life. Children James, Lucy, Jane, John and Phoebe maintenance until sons reach age 21 and daughters age 18. Son James land at Sandy Point, daughters each ?40 at age 18, son John Lots 55, 69, two town lots and ?40. Wife Lydia, Dougal THOMSON, shipwright, John McINTOSH, yeoman, executors. Witnesses: Henry Barlow BROWN, William COOKSON, Honor COOKSON (wife of William COOKSON).
      RS number 63
    Residence 10 Feb 1802  North Half, Lot 42 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 27 Mar 1815 
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/MC3706/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&abstract=9178§ion=NameIndex
      Wallace Hale's Early New Brunswick Probate, 1785-1835
      Reference 9178
      Family Name SIMONS
      Given Names Samuel
      Was there a Will? No
      Was an inventory completed? No
      Date administration granted 1815-03-27
      County Charlotte
      Parish St. Andrews
      Probate is for a woman? No
      Abstract references a vessel? No
      Abstract Parish of St. Andrews, Charlotte County, Mariner. Intestate. Administration granted 27 March 1815 to William COOKSON. Fellow bondsmen Stephen FORD and Stephen LAWRENCE, all of Parish of St. Andrews. Alexander McCURDY, George McCURDY and John GRANT directed to appraise the estate.
      RS number 63
    Will [Existed] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See Lot 42 deed 1831
    Died [JULY 1817]  [1
    Buried July 1817  [1
    • 07/1817 Cookson St Andrews 73 SA
    Person ID I37799  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2022 

    Family 1 Elizabeth TURNER,   b. 1747,   d. 1776, Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1766  Kirkham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Cookson
      in the Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936
      Name: William Cookson
      Gender: Male
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 16 Dec 1766
      Parish: Kirkham, Lancashire, England
      Spouse: Elizabeth Turner
      Register Type: Parish Register
      Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      Banns of Marriage were published between William Cookson of Weeton and Elizabeth Turner of Thistleton November 30 December 7 14
      William Cookson husbandman of this Parish and Township of Weeton with Preese
      and
      Elizabeth Turner spinster of this Parish and town of Thisleton
      Married in this Church by Banns
      this sixteenth Day of December in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and sixty six by me Charles Buck Vicar
      This Marriage was solemnized between US
      The mark of William Cookson
      The mark of Elizabeth Turner
      In the Presence of George Hornly, Dorothy Lomes
    Children 
     1. Mary COOKSON,   b. [1767], Wesham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820 CENSUS?
     2. Richard COOKSON,   b. [1769], Wesham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1840 CENSUS?
     3. Ralph COOKSON,   b. Wesham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1783?
     4. Ellen COOKSON,   b. *[1775],   d. Bef 1851 CENSUS
     5. Elizabeth COOKSON,   b. November 1776,   d. Bef 1850 CENSUS
    Family ID F11419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Honor RODDA,   b. 12 Jun 1747,   d. [1815]  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married [MAY 1784] 
    • Married by Henry Goldsmith Esq?

      Saint John County Registry of Deeds

      Volume A3 Page 319
      [322/377]
      12 March 1785
      William Cookson St Andrews
      William Gallop Esq St Andrews
      15 pounds
      quit claim
      Land on Oak Point Bay Passamaquoddy
      Farm Lot 94 granted to Nathan Phillips and purchased by William Cookson from Phillips by a quit claim deed 29 May 1784
      100 acres
      William Cookson [His mark]
      Honor Cookson [Her mark]
      Wit Francis Welch, W B Brown
      Registered 16th May 1785


      Sold Lot 94 29 May 1784 with wife Honor

      Volume A Page 242 [245/485]
      No 94
      William Cookson and wife Honor yeoman St Andrews
      John Bentley St Andrew
      2 pounds
      Town Lot 8 Block O Parr's Division
      Carleton Street on the Northeast
      Provincial Royal Street on the South
      William Cookson [SS]
      Honor Cookson [SS]
      14 July 1786
      Wit: John Cury, Hugh Stuart
    Children 
     1. Margaret COOKSON,   b. [1785], St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1861, Calais, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William COOKSON,   b. [1784-C1787],   d. [1845-1851]
     3. James COOKSON,   b. [1789], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. C 1852
    Family ID F10958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Balltown Loyalists Map Schematic
    Balltown Loyalists Map Schematic

    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.
    The Adventure of Thomas Turner, James Turner, William Cookson, John Carlow and Martin Carlow
    The Adventure of Thomas Turner, James Turner, William Cookson, John Carlow and Martin Carlow
    Stephen Grover in New Brunswick
    Stephen Grover in New Brunswick
    The Loyalists of Balltown and Their Fates
    The Loyalists of Balltown and Their Fates

  • Notes 
    • Loyalists in Pownalborough [See Richard Turner]: Nil
      Return of Men at Balltown 1777: Nil
      Pownalborough 1777: Nil
      Pownalborough Miltia 1777: Nil
      Newcastle Census 1783: Nil
      Penobscot Certified Loyal 1783: Nil
      Petition 1796 for Land Allowed with and children
      Petition 1807 for Pleasant Ridge: Willm. Cookson w [Honor] 2s [William, James] 1d [Margaret]. Rev James Cookson petitions in Kings County b England.
      Sabine: Nil
      Early NB Probate: Nil
      Old Soldiers: Nil
      Eastport Sentinel: Nil
      Lincoln County Registry of Deeds: Extracted all Cookson 1760-1790. Perhaps more. For some reason I don't have good notes. Double checked 1773-1785
      Loyalist Claims: Nil

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannbfam/CH.pdf
      RETURN OF THE BACK LANDS OF THE PENOBSCOTT LOYALIST - 1784
      Cleadie Barnett
      William Cookson 1 woman 3 children 150 acres

      All Saints Anglican
      Baptisms
      21 Aug 1803 Carpenter William Cookson s of Mr Carpenter 16
      [William Cookson Carpenter s Anthony Carpenter m Mary Davis d Honor]

      Children by Elizabeth Turner
      Mary: Baptism
      Richard: Baptism. r Balltown. Quits claim on father's lot in Balltown
      Ralph: Baptism
      Ellen:
      Elizabeth:
      Martha: No evidence.

      Children by Honor Rhodda
      Margaret:
      William:
      James:
    • Lincoln County Court Records

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/581614?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions
      Court dockets 1834-1842 Court records v. 1-4 1761-1816
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1765424
      7856980
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007856980?cat=581614

      [359/1111]
      Lincoln Ss Anno Reipublican Americana Secondo
      At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln, on the last Tuesday of Septr being the 30th day of said onth Anno Domini 1777
      [360/1111]
      Thomas Turner recoginized in L50 and with him and with him Jona Bartlet & William Cookson as Sureties in L25 each, conditioned that the said Thomas appear next Term to answer a presentment of the Grand Jury against him
      [361/1111]
      p 157
      James Turner recognized in L50 and with him Thomas Turner & William Cookson as Sureties, in L25 each, conditioned that the said James appear next Term to answer to a presentment of the Grand Jury against him.
    • Lincoln County Court of General Sessions

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/581614?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions
      Court dockets 1834-1842 Court records v. 1-4 1761-1816
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1765424
      7856980
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007856980?cat=581614

      [365/1111]
      p 162
      Lincoln Ss Anno Reipublicae Americanae Secundo
      At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough with in and for the County of Lincoln on the first Tuesday of June, being the Second Day of said Month, Anno Domini 1778.
      ...
      [366/1111]
      p 163
      James Turner Jona Bartlett & William Cookson who were bound for the Appearance of Thomas Turner at this Court, were called to bring in the Body of said Thomas Turner but did not appear but made Default.

      James Turner who stands bound over to this Court by Way of Recognizance, being solemnly called to come into Court to save himself & Bail, did not appear, but made Default.

      Jonathan Bartlet & William Cookson who were bound for the Appearance of James Turner at this Court were called to bring in the Body of the said James but did not appear, but made Default
    • Balltown Land

      The 300 acres susrveyed for him in 1775, probably the plan Volume 16 Page 320.

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 16-17 1782-1785 (the first titleboard on this film is incorrectly labeled "v. 15")
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11366
      8181957
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008181957?cat=352440
      Book 16 [158/] 1782-1784 also [160/]
      William Cookson his plan 320
      [Microfilmed to p 317]

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 16-17 1782-1785 (the first titleboard on this film is incorrectly labeled "v. 15")
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11366
      8181957
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008181957?cat=352440
      [492/567]
      Volume 17 Page 191
      25 May 1779
      William Cookson Lincoln County
      Thomas Turner Lincoln County
      100 pounds
      300 acres on the Sheepscutt
      with house, buildings, gardens, orchards, lands, woods, ways, waters, easments and advantages whatsoever
      William Cookson [His mark]
      Wit: John Chaylor, William Towers
      SS St Andrews 16 November 1784 Robert Pagan Justice of the Peace

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 34-35 1795
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11375
      8128468
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008128468?cat=352440
      Book 35 [168/] 1795
      Richard Cookson to John Duley 268
      [563/570]
      Richard Cookson yeoman Ballstown
      John Duley
      quit claim
      100 pounds and for divers other good causes & considerations
      300 acres between Ralph Cheney & David Terry's land in Ballstown where said Duly now lives, of which he has this day given me a Deed all which Land my Father William Cookson formerly possessed
      3 January 1795
      Richard Cookson [His mark]
      Wit: Orchard Cook
    • See Plan Lincoln County Registry Books Volume 25 Page 260

      Ballstown-West 1768-1809: An Introduction to the History of the Town of Whitefield, Maine
      Linwood H Lowden 1984
      p 17
      In 1775 a lot of 300 acres was surveyed by Blodgett for William Cookson. This lot was on the western side of the Sheepscot River above Richard Turner. Cookson was married to Richard Turner's daughter Betsey. Betsey died leaving several small children. Cookson went to Canada, apparently leaving his children in Whitefield. He did not return. His lot was resurveyed in 1789 by Carr Barker for John Duley who was living there as early as 1777. Cookson's lot included the Stanley Tibbets farm. Duley's lot was larger and took in the Don Tibbets farm also. Duley lived on the part that is now Don Tibbets farm.

      [Cookson Lane in Whitefield runs east from Rte 218 towards Jefferson. On the Scammon Plan, it lays between No 10 Abraham Heath and No 11 Levi B Erksine, back to No 5A? Chas Glidden & others. This road name probably doesn't refer to the Richard Cookson who lived in Whitefield after the Revolution. Judging by the David and John Terry deeds, the Scammon Plan, the Plan for Ralph Cheney and John Duley in "Ballstown-West", Richard Cookson lived on Lot 21, which belonged to John Terry and was directly south of his father David Terry's Lot, on the west side of Sheepscot. Richard Cookson did not live on the lot that his father had possessed before the War, which was resurveyed for John Duley.]

      p 18
      [Plan for Ralph Cheney's and John Duley's Lots]
      North line of Cheney: Southeast to the River to certain bend in the River called the Ox Bow
      100 poles in width

      South line of Duley: to the sharp bend and "trout brook"
      176 poles in width

      * * *
      Scammon Map
      Ralph Cheney's lot would be Lots No 16 Wm Hopkin 118 acres & Lot 17 Richard Finn 119 acres
      Duley's Lot would be Lots 18 Harriman 208 acres & Lot 19 J Bates 167 acres
    • Lincoln County Registry Books 1760-1800

      William Cookson to Thomas Turner Volume 17 Page 191

      Book 16 [158/] 1782-1784 also [160/]
      *William Cookson his plan 320
      [See also p 12a "Ballstown-West" for lot surveyed for William Cookson 1775. Lots 18 & 19]

      Book 23 1789 [160]
      *Peter King to John Cockson 142 [436/] merchant Boston
      *James Keaton to John Cockson 144

      Book 35 [168/] 1795
      *Richard Cookson to John Duley 269

      Book 44 1799-1800 [173]
      *Richard Cookson to James Finn et al 226

      [323/463]
      Book 76 1810-1811
      John Terry to Richard Cookson 79
    • Petition for Land Allowance for Children

      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

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1796 Leonard, George Jr. - 1798 Raymond, Samuel
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288462
      8191399
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191399?cat=78954
      [215/829]

      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]
    • Farm Lot 42 St Andrews Honor Davis Grant

      Lot 42 was granted to Honor Rodda widow of Elias Davis. She removed to New Brunswick with the Loyalists, apparently a widow that the time. She later married William Cookson. William and Honora occupied the northern half of Lot 42. The southern half went to Thomas Greenlaw and his wife Elizabeth Jane Davis, daughter of Honor. No deed for this. There is reference to the will of William Cookson in the 1831 deed heirs of Honor Davis, but no reference to the will in the registry books. This Will probably conveyed the southern half of 42 to Elizabeth Jane Davis Greenlaw and thus to her husband. Greenlaw's half was later split up for his children.

      Nicholas Johnson [Lot 43]
      William Cookson/Honora Davis [Lot 42: He lived on the northern Half]
      Thomas Greenlaw
      Elias Greenlaw/William Cookson[Shore] - George Greenlaw [Back]
      Christopher Greenlaw [Shore] - William L Greenlaw [Back]
      Stephen Greenlaw [Shore]
      [Lot 42 owned by my late father Thomas Greenlaw] George Greenlaw
      Capt McCurdy [Lot 41 granted to Maurice Hinley]

      Volume B Page 739 [742/753]
      No 1034 Mortgage
      William Cookson yeoman St Andrews
      Daniel McMaster merchant St Andrews
      10 February 1802
      19 pounds 3 shillings 6 pence
      northernmost half part farm Lot 42
      the moiety on which the said William Cookson now dwelleth
      50 acres
      William Cookson [His mark]
      Wit: Donald McDonald
      Registered 20 March 1802

      Volume J Page 517
      [519/553]
      No 477
      Daniel McMaster
      Richard Hasluck merchant Birmingham, England
      northwest half part of farm lot 52 50 acres more or less
      18 August 1829
      Daniel McMaster
      Wit: H Hatch
      Received and registered 18 August 1829

      Volume K Page 278 [282/548]
      No 263
      William Cookson yeoman St Andrews and wife Jane
      William Greenlaw, Ralph Cookson yeomen St Andrews
      quit claim
      25 pounds
      1/2 a certain tract, piece or portion of land rear Penobscot Association Grant
      beginning at William McCurty's south line extending 100 rods back from
      thence in a northerly direction running the same course as the aforesaid Penobscot Grant until it come as far as north as Jonathan D Greenlaw's north line
      thence in a westerly direction until it join said line
      being lands now in possession by the aforesaid William Cookson and confirmed by the Supreme Court in Saint Andrews in August 1828
      21 June 1829
      William Cookson [SS]
      Wit: George Greenlaw, James Muirhead

      Volume L Page 278 [300/553]
      No 234
      William Cookson yeoman St Andrews
      Elias Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews
      30 pounds
      part of Lot 42 Penobscot Association
      commencing on the lower side of the highway leading from Saint Andrews to Schoodiac at the southerly line of Nicholas Johnson [Lot 43 John Nason] on the northerly line of the said Lot 42
      thence westerly on said dividing line to high water mark of the River Saint Croix
      thence southerly along the several courses of said river at high water mark aforesaid, far enough to contain 6 acres by a line running parallel with the side lines from the bank of the said river to the highway
      thence northerly along the said highway to the bounds first mentioned
      estate of inheritance
      10 December 1831
      William Cookson
      Wit: Samuel H Whitelock, Thomas WHitlock
      Received 13 December 1831

      Volume M Page 75 [78/549]
      No 63
      Anthony Carpenter tailor Eastport and wife Mary; Thomas Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews and wife Elizabeth; Solomon Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews and wife Margaret; heirs to the estate of Honor Cookson formerly Honor Davis late of St Andrews deceased
      William Cookson yeoman St Andrew
      2 pounds
      northernmost half part of Farm Lot 42
      the moiety on which the said William Cookson now dwelleth
      and adjoining to the the southernmost half part of said lot now in the possession of Thomas Greenlaw & Elizabeth his wife, held by virtue of a will from William Cookson late of St Andrews deceased
      11 August 1831
      Mary Carpenter [Her mark]
      Thomas Greenlaw [SS]
      Elizabeth D Greenlaw [SS]
      Solomon Greenlaw [SS]
      Margaret Greenlaw [SS]
      Wit: J D Greenlaw, William Simpson
      Received 5 August 1832

      Volume M Page 77
      [80/549]
      No 64
      3 August 1831
      William Cookson yeoman St Andrews
      John Wilson Esq St Andrews
      mortgage north half Lot 42 William Cookson now lives on
      adjoining Thomas Greenlaw to the south
      50 acres
      excepting 6 acres on the lower side of the public road leading from St Andrews to St Stephen
      referece deed 10 December 1831 to Elias Greenlaw
      William Cookson
      Wit: S H Whitlock, H Hatch
      Received and registered 5 August 1832

      Volume M Page 97 [100/549]
      No 78
      Elias Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews
      Thomas Greenlaw yeoman Charlotte County
      36 pounds
      beginning at the southwesterly corner of land now occupied by Nicholas Johnson and on the Bank of the River Saint Croix
      thence by said Johnson's southerly line till it hits the highway leading to St Stephens
      thence by the said Highway southerly till a line at a right angle and parallel with the said Johnson's line running to the River Saint Croix
      6 acres
      "as a good in the feasible estate of Inheiritance in fee simple"
      16 July 1832
      Elias Greenlaw
      Wit: William Cookson, Daniel Grant
      Received 15 August 1832

      Volume M Page 143 [146/549]
      No 116
      Elias Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews
      Thomas Greenlaw yeoman Charlotte County
      36 pounds
      [same as described in earlier deed]
      16 July 1832
      Elias Greenlaw
      Wit: William Cookson, Daniel Grant
      Received 13 August 1832

      Volume S Page 473 [475/909]
      No 733 Mortgage
      7 March 1838
      Thomas Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews
      John Wilson merchant St Andrews
      21 pounds 12 shillings
      beginning at the southerly corner of late occupied by Nicholas Johnson and on the bank of the river St Croix
      thence by the said Johnson's southerly line will it hits the highway reaching to St Stephen
      thence by the said highway southerly till a line at a right angle runs parallel with the said Johnson line running to the river St Croix
      6 acres
      and thence to the first mentioned boundary
      Thomas Greenlaw
      Wit: Thomas B Wilson

      ? Is this the Hiram Greenlaw Lot mentioned in the Lot 42 deeds
      Volume V Page 32
      No 1200
      Harris Hatch Esq St Andrews and Ann his wife
      Hiram Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews
      100 pounds
      all that certain piece parcel or lot of land situate lying and being in the parish of St Andrews
      on the east? side of the high road leading from St Andrews to Warweigh
      beginning at the bounds of the lot of land owned formerly by one Adolphus McGrath thence running 35 rods on a southerly direction along the said high road
      thence in a westerly direction to the shore of the St Croix
      thence by the shore in a northerly direction 25 rods to the dividing line between the said lot and the said Adolphus McIntosh
      thence upon the said dividing line to the bounds first mentioned
      30 acres
      reserving unto the widow of Thomas Eastman her right...?
      15 November 1848
      H Hatch
      Ann Hatch
      Wit: Thomas Wyer

      Volume Y Page 421 [424/668]
      No 3010
      John Wilson merchant St Andrews
      George A Greenlaw St Andrews
      25 pounds
      in Bayside
      beginning at Thomas Greenlaw's line at the northern part on the new main road between St Andrews and St Stephen
      thence north 16 rods to a stake
      thence east to the old rear line called the Ash Tree Line
      thence south until it strikes said Thomas Greenlaw's north line
      thence west to the said New Main Road to the place of beginning
      20 November 1852
      John Wilson
      Alice Wilson
      Wit: John Bolton, Elizabeth Immitar?

      Volume X Page 622 [624/672]
      No 2695
      Elias Greenlaw St Andrew and wife Ruth
      William L Greenlaw and wife Sarah
      Stephen Greenlaw and wife Lucy
      50 pounds paid by
      George T Greenlaw St Andrews
      Lot 42 in St Andrews
      commencing at the St Croix River at Capt McCurdy's north line
      thence northerly thirteen and a half rods
      thence easterly to the New or Great Road
      thence southerly thirteen and a half rods to Capt McCurdy's north line
      thence westerly to the place of commencement
      owned by our late father Thomas Greenlaw
      Quit Claim
      16 December 1852
      Lucy Greenlaw [SS]
      Ruth Greenlaw [SS]
      Sarah Greenlaw [SS]
      William L Greenlaw [SS]
      Elias Greenlaw [SS]
      Stephen Greenlaw [SS]
      Wit: C R Hatheway

      Volume 1 Page 301 [304/666]
      Deed
      No 218
      Christopher Greenlaw farmer St Andrews and John Gay Greenlaw farmer St Andrews
      Anthony W Rideout caulker St Andrews
      5 pounds
      bounded northerly by Johnsons Cove and a brook running into the same
      easterly by the New St Stephen Road
      southerly by land in the possession of Thomas Johnson
      westerly by the St Croix
      3 acres
      14 November 1854
      Christopher Greenlaw
      John G Greenlaw
      Wit: J W Chandler

      Volume 2 Page 302 [305/669]
      No 259
      John Wilson merchant St Andrews
      Hiram Greenlaw carpenter St Andrews
      12 pounds 10 shillings
      commending onthe old St Andrews road leading to St Stephen
      being lot formerly owned by William Cookson
      5 acres
      on the southwest side of the road
      running down to the St Croix
      adjoining lands ot Stephen Greenlaw on the suth side
      Elias Greenlaw on the north side
      including 1 acre conveyed by deed from Rolland? Higgins deed not recorded sold to Hiram Greenlaw
      5 December 1854
      John Wilson
      Alice Wilson
      Wit: George Greenlaw, Stephen Greenlaw

      Volume 8 Page 541 [544/712]
      No 366
      Alice Wilson widow Chamcook sole executrix of the last will & testament of John Wilson Esquire late of Chamcook deceased
      George Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews
      25 pounds
      beginning at a stake lately placed on William Greenlaw's lot on the main or great road leading from St Stephen to St Andrews
      thence north 16 rods to Benjamin Johnson's south line
      thene east to the old ash tree or rear mountain line
      thence south until it meets said William Greenlaw's line
      thence west to the place of beginning
      11 January 1856
      Alice Wilson [SS]
      Wit: Maria Aikins, Thomas Wilson, William Ker

      Volume 7 Page 62
      No 46
      Elias Greenlaw r St Andrews
      William Adoniram Greenlaw r St Andrews
      50 pounds
      land in St Andrews situate on the Bay shore
      beginning at the stake on Stephen Greenlaw's line
      thence north until it strikes Benjamin Johnson's south line
      thence east until it meets the new main road between St Andrews and St Stephen
      thence south until it strikes the northern line of said Stephen Greenl's lot
      thence in a westerly course to the place of beginning
      11 June 1859
      Elias Greenlaw
      Wit: Alex Stevenson, Jeremiah Craig
      Received 15 October 1859

      Volume 7 Page 230 [233/667]
      No 168
      William L Greenlaw farmer St Andrews
      Benjamin Pettigrove trader St Andrews
      for in consideration that Pettigrove supply me with goods and provisions to enable me to carry on my lumbering operation during the ensuing winter
      beginning on the road at present leading from St Andrews to St Stephen at the westerly corner of William F Cookson's lot
      thence running easterly along the north line of the said lot til it strikes the rear or mountain line
      thence northerly along the said mountain line til it strikes the south line of a lot owned by William Adoniram Greenlaw
      thence westerly along the said south line to the said road first mentioned
      thence southerly along the said road to the place of beginning
      16 acres
      5 December 1859
      William L Greenlaw [SS]
      Sarah Greenlaw [SS]

      Volume 7 Page 228 [231/667]
      No 167 Mortgage
      William Adoniram Greenlaw farmer St Andrews
      Benjamin Pettigrove trader St Andrews
      [same land in 9:156 to road leading from St Andrews to St Stephen]
      5 December 1859
      William A Greenlaw
      Wit: Benj R Stevenson
      Received 11 January 1860

      Volume 9 Page 156 [159/629]
      No 96 Mortgage
      William Adoniram Greenlaw farmer St Andrews
      Harris H Hatch gentleman St Andrews
      beginning on the road formerly leading from Saint Andrews to Saint Stephen at the easterly corner of Benjamin Johnson's lot
      thence westerly along the said Johnson's south line to the shore of the river Saint Croic
      thence southerly about 18 rods to the north line of a lot formerly owned by Hiram Greenlaw
      thence easterly along said north line to the said old road
      thence northerly alond such road to the place of beginning
      6 acres
      also
      a right of way from the said lot to the road at present leading from St Andrews to St Stephens
      29 Septeber 1860
      William A Greenlaw
      Wit: B R Campbell
      Received 29 January 1862

      Volume 9 Page 157 [160/629]
      No 7 Mortgage
      George T Greenlaw farmer St Andrews
      Harris H Hatch gentleman St Andrews
      all of Lot 42
      commencing at the River St Croix at Capt McCurdy's north line
      thence northerly thirteen and a half rods
      thence easterly to the new or great road
      thence southerly thirteen and a half rods
      to Capt McCurdy's north line
      thence westerly to the place of commencement
      part of Lot 42 owned by my late father Thomas Greenlaw
      17 September 1860
      George T Greenlaw [SS]
      Annah Greenlaw [SS]
      Wit: C Hatch

      Volume 9 Page 158 [162/629]
      No 98
      Mortgage
      William L Greenlaw St Andrews farmer
      Harris H Hatch St Andrews gentleman
      beginning on the road at present leading from St Andrews to St Stephen at the westerly corner of William F Cookson's lot
      thence running easterly along the north line of the said lot til it strikes the rear or mountain line
      thence northerly along the said mountain line til it strikes the south line of a lot owned by William Adoniram Greenlaw
      thence westerly along the said south line to the said road first mentioned
      thence southerly along the said road to the place of beginning
      17 Septmber 1860
      William L Greenlaw
      Wit: C Hatch

      Volume 10 Page 131
      Mortgage
      George T Greenlaw to Harris Hatch

      Volume 10 Page 594 [597/624]
      No 488 Mortgage
      28 December 1863
      Willia A Greenlaw ship carpenter St Andrews
      Harris H Hatch gentleman St Andrews
      [Same Land 9:156]
      William A Greenlaw
      Wit: B R Fitzgerald
      Received 20 January 1864

      Volume 11 Page 463 [462/620]
      No 415
      Thomas Jones Sherriff of Charlotte County
      9 August 1861
      I was commanded to make the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of George Greenlaw in my bailiwick, the sum of 18 pounds 19 shillings 1 penny and have the same at the Supeme Court on the Second Tuesday in October there next to render to Thomas Turner Odell and Eliza Turner
      on the Bay shore
      beginning at a stake place on William Greenlaw's lot on the main or great road leadng from St Stephen to St Andrews
      thence north 16 rods to Benjamin Johnson's south line
      thence east to the old ash tree or rear Mountain line
      thence south until it meet said William Greenlaw's line
      thence west to the place of beginning
      same premises conveyed to George Greenlaw by Alice Wilson 11 January 1856
      after advertising and selling the same according to the lat Benjamin R Stevenson became the purchaser for the sum of 10 pounds
      13 May 1863

      Volume 10 Page 594 [597/624]
      No 488
      Mortgage
      28 December 1863
      William A Greenlaw St Andrews ship carpenter
      Harris H Hatch St Andrews gentleman
      $230
      Same 6 acre lot
      William A Greenlaw
      Wit: B R Fitzgerald

      Volume 11 Page 58 [61/620]
      No 56
      Frederick Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews
      James Brown St Andrews
      $20
      lot near Johnson's Cove on the great road leading from St Stephen
      on the north line of Frederick Greenlaw's lot
      thence westerly from the Gret Road
      by said line 52 rods to the westerly side of the old highway
      thence at a right angle southerly until it is 1 rod south of the south line of the lot formerly owned by the late Elias Greenlaw
      supposed to be about 6 "rods"
      forming a strip of land 1 rod wide for a road to give access from the great road to the front lands to the banks of the St Croix River
      the owner of said road from time to time are to keep it fenced
      5 April 1864
      Frederick Greenlaw
      Wit: C R Hatheway

      Volume 15 Page 545 [549/624]
      No 445
      Ruth Brown wife of Elias Greenlaw, deceased, Frances Bradford of St Andrews one of the heirs of Elias Greenlaw and Benjamin Bradford her husband, Adelaide Greenlaw, Liddy Greenlaw, Ruth Greenlaw, also heirs of Elias Greenlaw all of the Town of St Andrews and Mary Munroe also one of the heirs and Charles Munroe her husband of the US
      Benjamin Johnson St Andrews
      $90
      commencing on the road leading to St Stephen at the south line of said Benjamin Johnson land
      thence southerly until it comes to a small road lying between the land being now conveyed & that of Christopher Greenlaw
      thence westerly following the line already laid out until it strikes the line of H H Hatch on the westerly side of the old road
      thence northerly to the south line of Benjamin Johnson
      thence easterly to the place of beginning
      5 acres
      14 July 1868
      Ruth Brown [SS]
      Fanny Bradford [SS]
      Adelaide Greenlaw [SS]
      Lydia Greenlaw [SS]
      Ruth Greenlaw [SS]
      Mary Monrue [SS]
      Charles S Monroe [SS]

      Volume 17 Page 367 [370/516]
      No 262
      13 July 1868
      Harris H Hatch Esqr St Andrews and wife Cordelia
      Christopher Greenlaw farmer St Andrews
      $200
      beginning on the road formerly leading from Saint Andrews to Saint Stephen at the easterly corner of Benjamin Johnson's Lot
      thence westerly along Johnson's south line to the shore of the river Saint Cros
      thence southerly about 18 rods to the north line of a lot formerly owned by Hiram Greenlaw
      thence easterly alond said line north to the said old road
      thence northerly along said road to the place of beginning
      6 acres
      also
      right of way from the said lot to the road leasing from Saint Andrews to Saint Stephen
      Harris H Hatch
      Cordelia Hatch
      Wit: Robert Thomson Esqr


      Volume 19 Page 431 [434/606]
      No 327
      David Brown one of the heirs of the late James Brown
      Harris Greenlaw
      $1
      quit claim
      lot deeded by Harris Greenlaw, Alexander Greenlaw, Ralph Cookson, Ann Cookson to James Brown
      bounded on the north by lands formerly owned by Elias Greenlaw
      on the west by the St Croix
      on the south by lands formerly owned by Thomas Greenlaw
      on the east by the old road leading from St Andrews to St Stephen
      6 acres
      1 August 1871
      David Brown
      Wit: George Friber?

      Volume 19 Page 432 [435/606]
      No 328
      Sarah McCurdy and James husband of Sarah heir of the late James Brown
      Harris Greenlaw
      $1
      quit claim
      lot deeded by Harris Greenlaw, Alexander Greenlaw, Ralph Cookson and Ann his wife to James Brown
      bounded on the north by lands formerly owned by Elias Greenlaw
      on the west by the river St Croix
      on the south by land formerly owned by Thomas Greenlaw
      on the east by the Old road leading from St Andrews to St Stephen
      6 acres
      - September 1871
      Sarah Jane McCurdy
      James McCurdy [His mark]
      Wit: James McCurdy

      Volume 47 Page 412 [415/664]
      No 2157
      6 May 1791
      Christopher Greenlaw farmer St Croix
      Martin F Greenlaw farmer St Croix
      for and in consideration of the sum of natural love and affect and $1
      known as the Hiram Greenlaw Estate
      land in St Croix [part Lot 42?]
      west by the River St Croix
      south formerly by Thomas Greenlaw [Lot 42?]
      east by old St Andrews road
      north by lands formerly owned by Elias Greenlaw [Lot 42 Honor Davis/William Cookson]
      6 acres
      also
      land on the Bay Side in St Croix
      beginning at the old main road leading from St Andrews to St Stephen at Higgins Corner bound
      thence northerly 18 rods 12 feet until it strikes a stake
      thence east to the main road leading from St Andrews to St Stephen known as the new Great Road
      thence south 18 rods 12 feet until it strikes old Thomas Greenlaw north line
      thence west to the place of beginning
      except a road in the northerly side of the said land sold to James Brown
      also
      land in St Croix [part Lot 42?]
      beginning in the road formerly leading from St Andrews to St Stephen at the easterly corner of Benjamin Johnston's lot [Lot 43]
      thence westerly along the said Johnston's south line to the shore of the River St Croix
      thence southerly about 18 rods to the north line of a lot formerly owned by Hiram Grenlaw
      thence easterly across said north line to the said old road
      thence northerly along the said road to the place of beginning
      6 acres
      also
      a right of way from said lot to the road leading from St Andrews to St Stephen
      Christopher Greenlaw
      Wit: M N Cockburn
      Received 20 May 1893
    • Lot St George

      Volume B Page 705 [708/753]
      No 995
      William Cookson yeoman St Andrews and wife Honor
      Orange Seelye St George yeoman
      5 pounds
      St George eastern side of Maguaguadavick
      Lot 4 Letter B
      14 July 1798
      William Cookson [His mark]
      Honor Cookson [SS]
      Wit: James Stewart, Anthy W Carpenter
      Registered 28 September 1798.
    • Petition for Pleasant Ridge

      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name JOHNSON, Nicholas
      Year 1807
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4171
      See petition of JOHNSON, NICHOLAS
      BERRY, JAMES
      CARLON, JACOB
      CARLON, MARTIN
      CARPENTER, ANTHONY W.
      COOKSON, WILLIAM
      FOULERTON, ALEXANDER
      GILCHRIST, GORDON
      GOODELL, EBEN
      GRANT, DANIEL
      GREENLAW, ALEXANDER
      GREENLAW, EBENZER
      GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      GREENLAW, SOLOMON
      GREENLAW, THOMAS
      HARVEY, WILLIAM
      HITCHINGS, AMOS
      HITCHINGS, GEORGE
      HITCHINGS, JAMES
      HITCHINGS, WILLIAM
      JOHNSON, BENJAMIN
      JOHNSON, NICHOLAS
      JOICE, JOHN
      MACCULLOCH, DONALD
      MANSFIELD, J.
      MCCURDY, ALEXANDER
      MCCURDY, JAMES
      MCCURDY, LACHLAN
      MCCURDY, NEAL
      MCGEAR, WILLIAM
      RIDEOUT, BENJAMIN
      RYAN, JOHN
      SMITH, JOSEPH
      STINSON, CHARLES
      STINSON, DAVID
      STINSON, JOSEPH
      THOMSON, DOUGALD
      TRADWELL, REUBEN
      TURNER, EPHRAIM

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1806 Arnold, Oliver - 1808 Connors, Nathaniel
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288467
      8191404
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191404?cat=78954
      [623/846]

      To His Honour Gabriel D Ludlow, Esquire President of the Province of New Brunswick &c &c

      The Memorial of Nichs Johnson and other Inhabitants of the parish of St. Andrews, and its vicinity, in the County of Charlotte. ---

      Humbly Seweth

      That your Memorialist in general are of the number of those Loyalist, who emigrated into this country at the peace with America in 1783, or their sons now of age, and were mostly comprised among those Loyalist denominated the Penobscot Association, who settled in and about Passamaquoddy bay, and were promised One hundred acres of lands for themselves, and Fifty for their wives, and for each child. ---

      That from various intervening impediments your Memorialist never received their full allotments of land which Government had at first given them good reason to expect would not have been delayed.

      That during this long lapse of time your Memorialist have laboured under great difficulties to maintain themselves, and bring up large families of children, who, by the divine blessing have increased to a pleasing degree, as Your Honor will perceive by the annexed list of them. ---

      That your Memorialist, stimulated by parental affection to provide for their offspring have anxiously sought for unoccupied lands whereon to form a settlement for themselves and families so that by their united endeavours they may be enabled to surmount their present hardships ---

      That your Memorialist are informed of a Tract of Land lying between this county and the Oromocto river commonly called Pleasant Ridge, being in a wilderness ungranted, which if secured to your Memorialist by a Grant, might answer all their claims as to quality, and they believe is a good quality, and calculated for a large settlement. ---

      Your Memorialist therefore humbly pray Your Honor will be pleased to Grant them such a portion of the above Tract of Land as may be sufficient for their accommodation and also reserve and lay out such portions of the same, as Your Honor may deem expedient for public purposes, as they with satisfaction look forward to a large and flourishing settlement there if their Memorial is compiled with, and Your Memorialist as in duty bound will ever pray ---

      St. Andrews 21st August 1807

      The following is a list of the families of the Subscribers attested to in the Memorial hereto subjoined ...

      Nichs Johnson wife 5 sons 1 daughter
      Neal McCurdy wife 2 sons 4 daughters
      James McCurdy
      Somo Greenlaw wife
      Laughlan McCurdy wife 2 sons 4 daughters
      John Ryan & his mother
      Willm Cookson wife 2 sons 1 daughter w 2s 1d
      Anthy W Carpenter wife 5 sons 4 daughters
      Thos Greenlaw wife 3 sons 1 daughter
      Martin Carlow wife 2 sons 3 daughters
      Jacob Carlow
      Joseph Stinson wife 4 sons 2 daughters
      Alex. McCurdy wife 2 daughters
      Donald McCullich wife 4 sons 2 daughters
      Alex Fullerton
      Ephrm Turner
      Eben Goodel wife 4 sons 1 daughter
      Danl Grant wife 5 sons 4 daughters
      Jona Greenlaw Senr wife 1 son 5 daughters
      Josh Smith wife 2 sons 2 daughter
      Reuben Tredwel wife
      John Joice wife 6 sons 1 daughter
      Bena Rideout
      Javin Manser wife 4 sons 4 daughters
      Amos Hichens wife 3 sons 3 daughters
      James Hichens
      Geoe Hichens wife 1 son
      Willm Hichens
      Gordon Gilchrist wife 1 son 2 daughters
      Benja Johnson wife 1 son 3 daughters
      Willm Harvey wife 2 sons 4 daughter
      Chas Stinson wife 3 daughters
      Willm McGear wife 1 son 4 daughters
      James Berry wife 5 sons 3 daughters
      Dougal Thompson wife 5 sons 4 daughters
      Alex Greenlaw Senr wife 2 sons 6 daughters
      Alex Greenlaw Jr
      Ebenr Greenlaw wife 3 sons 3 daughters
      Total: 33 Men 27 women 61 boys 67 girls

      We certify that we are acquainted with the foregoing Memorialist in general --- That they are Loyal Subjects, and useful Settlers --- And we most Respectfully beg leave to Request that the prayer of their Memorial may be compiled with.

      Hugh MacKay, JP
      Robt Pagan
      Thos Wyer
      Danl Mc[Inaiter]
      Don McLachland

      13th Jul 1808 The Lands are Vacant in the Situation applied for in this Memorial and have been frequently reported to me to be of a very good quality - A settlement in that situation will completely open the inland communication between Fredericton and Charlotte County ---

      Geo Sproule S Genl
    • Town Lot St Andrews [Lot 7 Block I Parr's granted to William Cookson] [Lot 8 Block O Parr's granted to Honor Davis]

      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name COOKSON, William
      Volume NS-A
      Page 165
      Grant number 95
      Place Saint Andrews
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 0
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/06/01: Town Lot
      Other names on this grant (354)

      Volume A Page 242 [245/485]
      No 94
      William Cookson and wife Honor yeoman St Andrews
      John Bentley St Andrews
      2 pounds
      Town Lot 8 Block O Parr's Division
      Carleton Street on the Northeast
      Provincial Royal Street on the South
      William Cookson [SS]
      Honor Cookson [SS]
      14 July 1786
      Wit: John Cury, Hugh Stuart
      Registered 7 February 1787
    • Claim to Water Lot on Water Street

      Volume A Page 440
      [443/485]
      No 256
      George Wisley Town of St Andrews
      Alexander Linkleter merchant Town of St Andrews
      my house and 63 feet extending from High Water Mark 17 feet nine inches broad on which the house stands
      formerly the property of William Cookson but now the said William Cookson resigns all right and title to his lot adjoining Water Street next to high water mark to George Wisley
      70 pounds
      8 March 1784
      George Wisley
      William Cookson [His mark]
      Wit: Mark Lunisden, William Troop, James Hannah
      Registered 1 May 1784

      Possibly:
      Volume B Page 86
      [89/753]
      No 388
      David Mowatt, James Russell, administrators of the goods and chattels of Alexander Linkletter late of St Andrews deceased
      David McMaster Esq St Andrews
      21 pounds
      Water Lot 6 Block _ Parr's Division St Andres
      sold to defray the expenses incurred in building the Gaol at St Andrews
      40 feet upon Water Street
      northwesterly by Robert Pagan Esq
      southeasterly by land now in the possession of Daniel McMaster
      formerly the property of said Alexander Linkletter and in his possession at the time of his death
      10 September 1790
      David Mowatt
      James Russell
      Wit: H B Brown
      Registered 30 October 1790
    • Farm Lot 91 Penobscot Oak Bay

      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name COOKSON, William
      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)

      No disposal by Cookson to 1838

      Volume C Page 414
      [419/560]
      No 317
      Colin Campbell Esq St John
      Josiah Stiles yeoman St David
      100 pounds
      Lot 92 granted to William Stewart & Lot 91 granted to William Cookson
      10 January 1803
      Colin Campbell
      Wit: H B Brown, Jesse Cristy
      Reg 16 May 1807

      Volume C Page 414
      [419/560]
      No 318
      Josiah Stiles yeoman St David
      James Nicholson shipwright St Stephen
      50 pounds
      Lot 91
      eastern side of Oak Bay, St David
      Lot 91 granted to William Cookson
      sold to Colin Campbell
      sold to Josiah Stiles
      100 acres
      13 May 1807
      Josiah Stiles
      Wit: H French, Sergent Tole
    • Eastport and Passamaquoddy : a collection of historical and biographical sketches. Eastport, Me.: E.E. Shead & Co., 1992.
      p 124
      He on the 7th day of this instant July [1797] went to said Doceas [Doucett's] Island accompanied by William Cookson, Thomas Greenlaw, Nehemiah Gilman and John Rigby for the purpose of making further discoveries there.
    • JOHN COOKSON: John Cookson married Elizabeth Beal on Jul 30, 1785 in Cumberland County, Maine.
      Gender: Male
      Town: Gorham
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0010928 & 0010930.
      [s John Cookson m Abigail Cavendar]

      JOSEPH COOKSON: Joseph Cookson married Jenny Lagben on Dec 5, 1795 in Cumberland County, Maine.
      Gender: Male
      Town: Gorham
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0010928 & 0010930.
      [s Reuben Cookson m Mary York]

      REUBEN COOKSON: Reuben Cookson married Mary York on Jan 1, 1769 in Cumberland County, Maine.
      Gender: Male
      Town: Gorham
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0010928 & 0010930.
      [s John Cookson m Mary Baker]
    • Lot 94 Oak Point Bay

      Saint John County Registry of Deeds

      Volume A3 Page 318
      [321/377]
      Nathan Phillips merchant St Andrews
      William Cookson yeoman St Andrews
      8 pounds
      Lot 94 Oak Point Schoodic River
      25 May 1784
      Nathan Phillips
      Wit: Richard Brown, David Shields
      That the said Cookson further binds himself his Heirs and Assigns for ever in the sum of two hundred pounds of the above Currency to the above Phillips his Heirs and Assigns that the said Cookson is fully & sufficiently satisfied and runs all rishs he the said Cookson his Heirs and Assigns & never looks to the said Philips his heirs or assigns for any satisfaction in witness whereof I the said Cookson set my hands and Seal this twenty fifth day of May AD 178four
      William Cookson [His mark]
      Wit: Richard Brown, David Shields
      Registered 16th May 1785

      Volume A3 Page 319
      [322/377]
      12 March 1785
      William Cookson St Andrews
      William Gallop Esq St Andrews
      15 pounds
      quit claim
      Land on Oak Point Bay Passamaquoddy
      Farm Lot 94 granted to Nathan Phillips and purchased by William Cookson from Phillips by a quit claim deed 29 May 1784
      100 acres
      William Cookson [His mark]
      Honor Cookson [Her mark]
      Wit Francis Welch, W B Brown
      Registered 16th May 1785
    • Capt Thomas Robbins 5th Lincoln Co Regt

      Index [2720/2843] Capt Thomas Robbins begins

      Volume 36 Page 224 [287/354]
      Volume 37 Page 166 [224/628]
      Volume 37 Page 86 [See Deer Isle Militia] 1st Lieut
      Volume 36 Page 125 [170/628]

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 36, Sea coast defense rolls 1775-1780
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1906760
      8092197
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092197?cat=729681
      [275/354]
      Volume 36 Page 215
      An Abstract or Pay Role for Captain Thomas Robbins Company under the Command of Cols John Allan Raised for the defence of Machias

      Mens Names. Rank. Pay pr month. Date of inlistment. Date of Discharge. Distance from Home in miles. Days allowed to Return home at 20 miles pr day. Time of Service including time to Return home. Due ? officers Ration from 31 July at 60/ pr month. Total amount of Wages & Rations Money.
      ...
      John Carlow. Private. 2 - -. May 20. Deserted.
      James Turner. Private. 2 - -. May 20. Deserted.
      Wm Cuckson. Private. 2 - -. May 20. Deserted.
      Martin Carlow. Private. 2 - -. May 20. Deserted.

      Thos Robbins Captain
      Machias Decr 1 1778

      Lincoln Ss Then Personally appeared Captain Thomas Robbins and made Solemn oath that the above Pay Role by him Subscribed is Just and true in all its Parts to the Best of his knowledge.

      Before me Benja Foster Jus Peace

      Decr 1st 1778
      Copy
      To the Honble Treasurer of State of Massachustt Bay Pleas to pay Major George Stillman the amouth of the above Role and you will Oblige your Very Humble Servt
      Thos Robbins

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

    2. [S3977] Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1, (http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/PenobscotGroupSorted.html).