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Gordon GILCHRIST

Gordon GILCHRIST

Male [1757] - 1846

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  • Name Gordon GILCHRIST 
    Born [1757]  Loth, Sutherlandshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1760]  Loth, Sutherlandshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 1807  for Pleasant Ridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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
      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
    Petition 1821 
    • Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name GILCHRIST, GORDON
      Year 1821
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4190
      4 other Petitioner(s) were on this Petition
      CAMPBELL, COLIN
      WILSON, JOHN
      WILSON, SIMEON
      WYER, THOMAS

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1821 Garcelon, William - 1821 Nevers, George
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288486
      8130797

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008130797?cat=78954
      [45/843]
      Memorial of Gordon Gilchrist, John Wilson, Simeon Wilson, Thomas Wyer Junior and Colin Campbell...
      Gordon Gilchrist b in the Highlands of Scotland from whence he came to NB in 1784
      r last 20 years in Charlotte County [1801-1821]
      ae 55 [1766]
      widower

      John Wilson b NS removed to NB 13 years ago [1808] r St Andrews where he is extensively engaged in the West India Trade and in the Habit of furnishing Employment to a great many persons
      ae 36 [1785] married

      Simeon Wilson brother of John b NS removed to NB 13 years ago
      ae 27 [1794] unmarried

      Thomas Wyer Jr b NY came to NB with parents during NY Evacuation in 1784
      has for many years extensively concerned in mercantile Business
      ae 40 [1781] married 4 children

      Colin Campbell b Glasgow from when he came to St Andrews while an infant in the Fall of 1784
      resided for short intervals at St John, Scotland, West India Island
      ae 37 [1784] married 7 children

      ...
      St Andrews 19 March 1821
    Death 21 Apr 1846  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics
      Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 11 Number 717
      Date April 25 1846
      County Saint John
      Place Saint John
      Newspaper New Brunswick Courier
      d. St. Andrews (Charlotte Co.) 21st inst., Gordon GILCHRIST, age 86, native of Parish Loth, Sutherlandshire, North Britain, emigrated to this Province in 1784, elder of Scottish Church at St. Andrews from its first organization.
    Residence [1801-1821]  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Apr 1846  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics
      Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 11 Number 1863
      Date April 22 1846
      County Charlotte
      Place Saint Andrews
      Newspaper St. Andrews Standard
      d. Yesterday morn., St. Andrews (Charlotte Co.) Gordon GILCHRIST age 89, native of Parish Loth, Sutherlandshire,North Britain, emigrated to this Province in 1784, Elder ofScottish Church. Funeral from residence of Thomas BERRY at 3o'clock.
    Buried 24 Apr 1846  All Saints Anglican, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 24/04/1846 Gilchrist Gordon St Andrews 86 JA
    Person ID I8006  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 

    Father GILCHRIST 
    Family ID F17627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor GILCHRIST,   b. [14 Mar 1786], Saint John, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1872, Taunton, Bristol, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F17686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charity TIBBETTS,   b. [1763],   d. 5 Apr 1816, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1795-1807 
    Family ID F17625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Petition 1807: 1 son 2 daughters
      Caren Secord: Nil
      ECW: Nil
      Registry Books through Volume F don't mention wife
    • GILCHRIST: Gordon Gilchrist b. c1757 in Parish of Loth, Sutherlandshire, Scotland, died 21 Apr 1846: came to NB in 1784 and settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County: married Charity - b. c1764, d. 5 Apr 1816: the only child mentioned is daughter Helen Gordon Gilchrist of Taunton, MA.

      Sources: MC80/360 Acadiensis: Vol III, No. 4, Oct 1903, Old Burial Ground, St. Andrews, page 282: see obituary 22 Apr 1846 in St. Andrews Standard: Gordon?s sister Ann Gilchrist born c1769, died 9 May 1847 at St. Andrews, widow of Mr. Blackwood of Saint John: see obituary dated 15 May 1847 in New Brunswick Courier in MC1730.
    • Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name GILCHRIST, GORDON
      Year 1824
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4199
      See petition of WYER, THOMAS
      5 other Petitioner(s) were on this Petition
      POTE, JEREMIAH
      POTE, ROBERT
      POTTER, ELIZABETH
      TOMPKINS, THOMAS
      WYER, THOMAS

      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name GILCHRIST, GORDON
      Year 1831
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4213
      See petition of ST. ANDREWS INHABITANTS, -----
      22 other Petitioner(s) were on this Petition