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James SIMPSON

James SIMPSON

Male [1807] - 1895

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  • Name James SIMPSON 
    Born [1807]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1807]  [2
    Birth [1808]  Derry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • No Petition. Is this a mix-up between him and James M Simpson?
    Birth [1808]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Birth [1810]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Birth [1816]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Birth [1831]  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Immigration 1818  [3, 4
    Assessed 1831  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name of Persons: James Simpson Jr
      Poll tax:
      Real Estate of non Residents:
      Real Estate of Inhabitants: 50
      Personal Estate of Inhabitants:
      Annual income: 30
      20 per cent value of property: 10
      Amount to be Taxed:
      Total Assessment: - 4 7
    Assessed 16 Apr 1831  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 14 Apr 1832  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed April 1833  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 24 Apr 1841  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 28 Apr 1843  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 15 May 1844  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 18 Apr 1846  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 16 Apr 1847  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 14 Sep 1849  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1851  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1851  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • James Simson
      in the 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
      Name: James Simson
      Gender: Male
      Age: 43
      Estimated birth year: abt 1809
      Relation to Head of House: Single
      Race: Irish
      Province: New Brunswick
      District: Charlotte County
      Sub-district: St Patrick
      Sub-District Number: 20
      James Simson 43 Irish Farmer 1818
      Mary Simpson Widow 67 Irish 1818 Infirm
      Emily A Guest 11 Native
      William Tole 27 Native Farmer
      Mary A Tole Wife 26 N
      James Tole Son 1 N
      Year: 1851; Census Place: St Patrick, Charlotte County, New Brunswick; Schedule: I; Roll: C_995; Page: 45; Line: 4
      Frame house
    Assessed 13 Jul 1851  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 17 Jun 1853  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 1854  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 1855  Rollingdam District, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 13 Jun 1860  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1861  [1
    Farmer/Proprietor 
    Religion 1861  [1
    Baptist 
    Residence 1861  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Own household. Right before William and David Johnson
    Assessed 19 Jun 1861  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 20 Jun 1862  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 30 Jun 1863  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Assessed 20 Jun 1866  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Religion 16 Mar 1870  [11
    Baptist 
    Residence 16 Mar 1870  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1871  [7, 12, 13
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  [7
    Baptist 
    Residence 1871  Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Residence 1871  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1881  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  [8
    Baptist 
    Residence 1881  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Will 16 Oct 1890 
    • No 3375 Will late James Simpson a certified Copy
      Volume 50 page 426

      In the name of God, Amen. I James Simpson of Rolling Dam in Parish of Dumbarton in County of Charlotte, Farmer, being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hence revoking all former last Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. It is my desire that my funeral and testamentary expenses and all my just debts shall be paid by my Executor hereinafter appointed, out of my estate so soon as may be found convenient after my decease. I give and devise to Harry Havelock Toal, son of James Howard Toal, of Parish of Dumbarton in County of Charlotte, all that certain lot of land with the buildings thereon, situate at Rolling Dam in Parish of Dumbarton in County of Charlotte, bounded on East side by Highway, South and West sides by land of William Martin on North side by land of Estate of William Toal and by the Highway. Containing six acres being the lot and premises whereon I reside. To have and to Hold same to said Harry Havelock Toal, his heirs and assigns forever. It is my will and desire that a promissory note made by James Howard Toal to me for Two Hundred dollars and interest shall be collected and paid to said Harry Havelock Toal where he arrives at the age of twenty one years, provided that is said James Howard Toal shall within one year after my decease, convey to said Harry Havelock Toal, for the consideration of said note, that certain lot of land called the Patrick Scllion Lot, containing fifty acres situate in Parish of Dumbarton, in County of Charlotte, and make execute, and record a good and sufficient Deed thereof, free from all encumbrances, then and in that case, said James Havelock Toal shall be discharged from the payment of said note and the debt for which said note was given.

      I give and bequeath to my nephew James Henry Simpson in reduction of the Mortgage made by him to me One Hundred Dollars.

      I give and bequeath to Gertrude Toal, adopted daughter of William Toal, One Hundred and fifty Dollars.

      I give and bequeath to my brother Abraham Simpson, two hundred dollars.

      I give and bequeath to my niece Margaret wife of Samuel Nixon, ten dollars.

      I give, bequeath and devise to Jane, wife of my brother Jacob Simpson, ten dollars and also all that certain lot of land situate in Parish of Dumbarton, in County of Charlotte, containing forty acres and bounded on North by Estate of Michael McCarroll, on East by Highway, on South by Estate of Samuel McFarlane, being same lot upon which said Jacob Simpson resides. To Have and to Hold same to said Jane, her heirs and assigns forever.

      I give and bequeath to Lilia daughter of James Howard Toal my nephew, one hundred dollars.

      I give and bequeath to Gertrude daughter of James Howard Toal my nephew one hundred dollars.

      I give and bequeath to Margaret wife of James Howard Toal ten dollars.

      I give, devise and bequeath to said Harry Havelock Toal all the rest and residue of my estate to have and to hold same to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

      I nominate and appoint Melbourne MacMonagle of the Town of Saint Stephen, in County of Charlotte, Barrister at Law and Alexander J McCann of the Parish of Dumbarton in said County, Esquire, Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety.
      James Simpson SS
      Signed sealed and published by Testator in presence of us, who in presence of testator and each other, hereto sign as witnesses at his request.
      M MacMonagle, Daniel Crilley
      New Brunswick, Charlotte SS

      I John M Stevens, Registrar of Probate in and for the County of Charlotte, aforesaid, so hereby certify that the foregoing and annexed paper writing contains a true copy of the original Will of James Simpson, late of Dumbarton, in the County of Charlotte aforesaid, Farmer, deceased, which said Will has been duly proved before the Judge of Probate for the said County of Charlotte and is filed in my Office, that I have carefully compared the said foregoing Copy with the original, thereof so filed in my Office as aforesaid and found the same to be a correct and true copy of said Will. Given under my hand this 24th day of April AD 1895 John M Stevens Registrar of Probates for the County of Charlotte Recd & Regd 29th June 1895 (at 2 o'clock PM) George F Hibbard, Registrar
    Religion 1891  [6
    Baptist 
    Residence 27 Apr 1891  Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Aged 15 Apr 1895  88 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 15 Apr 1895  Rollingdam, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Daniel F Johnson : Volume 97 Number 424

      Date : April 25, 1895
      County : Charlotte
      Place : Saint Andrews
      Newspaper : St. Andrews Beacon

      d. Rolling Dam (Charlotte Co.) April 15, James SIMPSON, age 88 years.
    Will Proved 24 Apr 1895 
    Religion Baptist  [3
    Person ID I4275  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2014 

    Father Henry SIMPSON,   b. [1783], Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 30 Jul 1857 
    Mother Mary,   b. [1784], Derry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861 CENSUS 
    Family ID F679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella MITCHELL,   b. 5 Sep 1832,   d. 21 May 1886  (Age 53 years) 
    _MBON 1870  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Married 16 Mar 1870  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-NFQX : 6 March 2015), James Simpson and Isabella Mitchell, 16 Mar 1870; citing Dumbarton, , New Brunswick, Canada, p. 298, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 845,795.
      James Simpson of Dumbarton and Isabella Mitchell of the same place were married by License and with Consent of parents on the 16 Day of March 1870 by me William C Rideout Baptist Minister
      This marriage was solemnized between us
      James Simpson
      Isabella Mitchell
      In presence of
      Edward Carlow
      Ruth Rideout
      Recd & Regd March 30 1870
    Family ID F2260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Armagh at Irish Family History Foundation: Nil
      Census 1851: p 45 Simson. Frame house. Mother, sister Mary Ann and family in household
      Census 1891: both parents born in Ireland
      NB Cemeteries: Nil
    • Another early Rollingdam family was that of James SIMPSON. James is believed to have owned about three blocks of land in the lower end of Rollingdam, from the corner southward; and westward from the Digdeguash River to the GIDDEN'S and other adjacent lands. He acquired his first piece of land March 30, 1829, from George D. MORRISON in which apparently both blocks No. 2 and 3, owned by Hector and George MORRISON were granted. From the wording of the deed it is strongly implied that both James SIMPSON and George MORRISON were residents of St. Andrews at that time (1829), although local tradition has it the SIMPSONS originally came from Waweig. In any event they were in St. Andrews for the transaction. A few years afterward James and his wife Elizabeth ( Mitchell) SIMPSON, in July 1835, transferred one block of 100 acres to Alexander McCANN. It must be kept in mind that dates, as such, mainly confirm and legalize property transactions but not necessarily settlements upon lands--which most often, antedated deeds by 5 or more years. James SIMPSON'S home was the one now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin NODDIN and family. Although James and Elizabeth are reputed to have had no children--yet his gravestone reads: "James died October 13, 1855, aged 56; erected by his son Samuel." (Provided we have the correct James SIMPSON). There was also a James Henry SIMPSON of Waweig. The MONTGOMERY family was comprised of James and Jane MONTGOMERY who came from Ireland in 1830 and lived on the main road--where Mrs. George Richardson now resides. Apparently there were three children of this couple: Robert, John, and Sarah. Robert married Rebecca MONTGOMERY (of the Whittier Ridge road) and they had three children; Effie, who married William McKAY and lived in Canterbury, NB. Edith May, who married George Walter FRENCH and lived in BC; and Willard who lived in West Virginia. John, called 'lame John' lived in the old home on the west side of the road. His brother Robert and wife Rebecca lived in the old homestead on the east side but this couple died when quite young, leaving three very small children--mentioned above. Robert was only 45 and Rebecca only 30. Their uncle John (a bachelor) helped to raise his brother's three children.

      (This information has been recently confirmed by a daughter of Edith (MONTGOMERY) FRENCH,--Mrs.Patricia (FRENCH) CHOQUETTE of British Columbia. To the best of this author's knowledge the following is a list of dates of arrivals in Canada, or in a few cases to Rollingdam itself: James SIMPSON-1829, James MONTGOMERY-1820.
    • 1838-1854
      James Simpson to Thomas Wyer Mort Vol S p 734 St Patrick
      William Simpson to Charles Day Vol W p 456 St Patrick
      William Simpson to William Drummond Vol W p 456 St Patrick

      1854-1874 (not Complete)
      James Simpson to John McAllum Vol 4 p 181 St Patrick
      James Simpson to Thomas McCann Vol 5 p 551 St Patrick
      James Simpson to Samuel Simpson Vol 8 p 476 St Patrick
      James Simpson to Thomas Simpson Vol 8 p 477 St Patrick
      James Simpson to Charles McFarlane Vol 8 p 621 St Patrick
    • He was assessed as a resident of the place at the spot currently referred to as McCann's Corner in April of 1831. In 1832 James acquired 100 acres of Lot 5 lying between the Rollingdam Road and the Digdeguash River in Saint Patrick, the lot which was granted to John Gilman in that same year and on which William Simpson (first husband of John Gilman's wife Mary) made improvements before his death in 1815. James paid Henry Simpson, his father, 3 pounds and 15 shillings for this land. In 1833, James bought Lot 3, originally granted to George Morrison. In 1837, James purchased 100 acres of Lot 2, originally granted to Hector Morrison, from Samuel Arnold for the sum of 50 pounds. James is supposed to have sold one of these blocks of land to Alexander McCann in 1835.

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

    2. [S123] Vital Statistics in New Brunswick Newspapers, Daniel F Johnson, (http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NewspaperVitalStats/Default.aspx?L=EN).

    3. [S6] An Index to Irish Immigrants in the New Brunswick Census of 1851, Edited by: P. M. Toner, (1991).

    4. [S5] Census of New Brunswick 1851, Library and Archives of Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1851/index-e.html).

    5. [S163] Information from Mary Ellen Jones, Mary Ellen Jones, (August 27, 2002).

    6. [S119] Census of Canada, 1891, Ancestry.com, (http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1274&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0).

    7. [S16] Census of Canada, 1871, Ancestry.com.

    8. [S8] Census of Canada, 1881, Ancestry.com.

    9. [S157] Land Petition of Henry Simpson, Henry Simpson, (14 March 1821).

    10. [S836] Charlotte County, NB Tax Assessment Books, Charlotte County, NB.

    11. [S170] Charlotte County Marriage Register, Charlotte County, NB.

    12. [S609] McAlpine's Directory of New Brunswick, 1871, McAlpine's, (1871).

    13. [S166] Lovell's Directory 1871, Lovell's Directory 1871, (1871).

    14. [S88] Marriage Bonds of New Brunswick, Province of New Brunswick, (1810-1932).