Robert, Thomas & William PAGAN
Jan 2008

Husband: Robert Pagan (01) merchant (01)

Born: native of Glasgow, Scotland (01) Chr'd: _______________
Died: 23 Nov 1821, ae 71 yrs, St Andrews, Charlotte Co, NB (01) Buried: Old Burial Ground, St Andrews (01)
Married: Wife: Miriam Pote (01) of Marbelhead, MA (01)b Born: ca. 1767 (01) Died: 1828, ae 81 yrs, St Andrews (01) Buried: Old Burial Ground, St Andrews (01)
Father: Jeremiah Pote (01) Mother: Elizabeth Berry (01)

Ref: 01: New Brunswick Loyalist, Sharon Dubeau

Came to America in 1768, settled at Falmouth, MA. Came to NB and settled at St Andrews, Charlotte Co in 1784. He was a merchant. He was a brother of Thomas & William. Went into partnership in a firm of shipbuilders and lumber merchants in Falmouth, MA. In 1778 he was proscribed as a traitor and banished from MA. He held many public offices, including: - magistrate, Member of the House of Asembly (Charlotte Co 1786); Col. in Militia; Crown agent for lands in NB; Member of the "Friendly Society of St Andrews", 1803.

Husband: Thomas Pagan (01/02)

Born: native of Glasgow, Scotland (01)
Died: 1 Feb 1804 (01/02) Scotland (01) Buried:
Children: 01: Maria (01)

Ref: 01: Brunswick Loyalist, Sharon Dubeau: He removed to Halifax, then to Scotland. In Parrtown 1784 and was a merchant of Saint John. Settled in St Andrews, Charlotte Co.

REF: 02: Graves Papers, PANB M-0 Surname: PAGEN

Husband: William Pagan (Hon) (01)

Born: 2 Feb 1744, near Glasgow, Scotland (01) Died: 12 Mar 1819, Fredericton, York Co, NB (01) Buried: Old Cemetery, Fredericton (01)
Ref:01: Graves Papers, PANB v.7/2


PAGAN, WILLIAM (HON) 1744-1918

Born 2 Feb 1744, near Glasgow, Scotland. Of Scottish ancestry. Son of ...

Educated in Scotland

One of four brothers who emigrated to America about 1769. (See Pagan Family Notes). Settled at first with two his brothers at Falmouth, Casco Bay, Ma (now ME), and engaged in the lumbering and shipbuilding business. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, along with his two brothers, he sided with the Crown and was forced to abandon his business, and take refuge within the British lines.

At the close of the War, the three brothers came to Saint John. William and his brother Thomas settled in St John, where they established a large and successful mercantile and shipping business, but later in life appears to have moved to Fredericton, NB, and resided there until his death. He was the first President of the Saint Andrew's Society.


First elected to the House of Assembly of NB, as one of the members for Saint John City and County, at the first GE in the newly constituted Province of NB, November 1785. His election, along with that of the other five successful candiated were protested, but they were confirmed in their seats.

He was re-elected at teh next four GE's in 1792, 1795, 1802, and 1809, and sat continuously as member until the dissolution of the Legislature in 1816, when he retired from active political life.

On August 26th 1817, he was called to a seat on His Majesty's Council of NB, by Governor Major-General George Straccy Smythe, and continued a member of that Council until his death.

He died, March 12th 1819, at Fredericton, NB, aged seventy-five years. Buried in the Old Cemetery, Fredericton, NB. (A monument, bearing name, dates and inscription, marks his grave.)

NOTE: PAGAN PLACE, off Germain St, Saint John, NB still perpetuates the memory of the Pagan family.