Cumberland County, N.S., Canada
List of Town Officers 1789
Notes: Taken from the Records of the "General Sessions of the Peace (Quarter Sessions)" for Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.
The Original Document is at PANS, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The original record book was donated by Belle Johnson.
The Names are spelled as they were originally written.
The Parrsboro area is not part of Cumberland County in 1789.

Surnames found in this 1789 Document:
BARRON, BENT, BLACK, BLINKHORN, BULMER,
CHAPMAN, CHURCH, COATS, COLLINS, COPP, COVERT, CRAWFORD
DICKIE, DOUTHWAIT, DUNCAN, FALES, FENWICK, FORRIST, FORSTER
FREEMAN, FULTON, GLENIE, HALL, HARRISON, HOLMES, JOHNSON, LODGE, LUSBY, McCELLAN, METCALF, MUNROW, NEWTON, OXLEY,
PIPES, PURDY, ROBINSON, RUSTON, SEAMAN, SMITH, STUART, TILLET

List of Town Officers 1789

 1789
Chosen By theCourt
 County Treasurer CUMBERLAND COUNTY Thomas Watson Esq.
 TOWN OFFICE AMHERST - 1789
Chosen By theCourt
Town Clerk Amherst 1789 Thomas Lusby
Constables & Collectors Amherst 1789 Thomas Black
Josuha Fulton
Assessors Amherst 1789 John Fulton
John Bent
John Stuart
Surveyors of Lines & Bounds, 
Overseerers of the Poor
Amherst 1789 James Douthwait
Isaac Forrist
Wm. Hall
Thomas Lusby
James Tillet
Surveyors of Hay & 
Fence Viewers
Amherst 1789 Joseph Bulmer
William Freeman
Surveyors of Rivers **Court Appointed No one.
Surveyors of Highways Amherst 1789 James Douthwait
Thomas Robinson
William Hall
Hogreaves Amherst 1789 James Roberts
Clerk of  the Market & 
Pound keeper
Amherst 1789 Ebenerzer Fales
Cullers of Fish and
Surveyors of Lumber
Amherst 1789 Thomas Robinson
Wm. Freeman
Gaugers and 
Sealers of Leather
Amherst 1789 Thomas Lusby
John Dickie
 TOWN OFFICE The Rivers ~
Elizian Fields, McCan & Nappan Etc - 1789
Chosen By theCourt
Town Clerk **Court Appointed No one.  
Constables & Collectors The Rivers 1789 Peter Collins
James Metcalf
Assessors The Rivers 1789 Edward Barron Esq.
John Glenie
Luke Harrison
Surveyors of Lines & Bounds, 
Overseerers of the Poor
The Rivers 1789 Wm. Blinkhorn
Thomas Coats
Surveyors of Hay & 
Fence Viewers
The Rivers 1789 John Harrison Sen.
Edward Barron Esq.
Surveyors of Rivers **Court Appointed No one.
Surveyors of Highways The Rivers 1789 Edward Barron Esq.
Math. Fenwick
Wm. Pipes Jun.
Hogreaves The Rivers 1789 Duncan Munrow
Clerk of  the Market & 
Pound keeper
The Rivers 1789 Duncan Munrow
Thomas Coats
Cullers of Fish and
Surveyors of Lumber
The Rivers 1789 Matthew Lodge
Gaugers and 
Sealers of Leather
**Court Appointed No one.
 TOWN OFFICE Westchester 1789
Chosen By theCourt
Town Clerk **Court Appointed No one.
Constables & Collectors Westchester 1789 Hezikiah Seaman
Assessors Westchester 1789 Gabriel Purdy
Samuel Holmes
Surveyors of Lines & Bounds, 
Overseerers of the Poor
**Court Appointed No one.
Surveyors of Hay & 
Fence Viewers
Westchester 1789 John Crawford
Surveyors of Rivers **Court Appointed No one.
Surveyors of Highways Westchester 1789 Gabriel Purdy
Hogreaves **Court Appointed No one.
Clerk of  the Market & 
Pound keeper
Westchester 1789 John Ruston
Cullers of Fish and
Surveyors of Lumber
**Court Appointed No one.
Gaugers and 
Sealers of Leather
**Court Appointed No one.

 
 TOWN OFFICE
River Philip 1789
Chosen By theCourt
Town Clerk River Philip 1789 John Black
Constables & Collectors River Philip 1789 Roger Robinson
Assessors River Philip 1789 George Oxley Sen.
John Black
Surveyors of Lines & Bounds, 
Overseerers of the Poor
River Philip 1789 William Duncan Sen.
Geo. Oxley Sen.
John Black
Surveyors of Hay & 
Fence Viewers
River Philip 1789 George Oxley Jun.
Surveyors of  River River Philip 1789 Matthew Johnson
John Oxley
Surveyors of Highways River Philip 1789 Richard Black
Hogreaves River Philip 1789 Rich. Black
Clerk of  the Market & 
Pound keeper
River Philip 1789 Richard Black
Cullers of Fish and
Surveyors of Lumber
**Court Appointed No one.
Gaugers and 
Sealers of Leather
**Court Appointed No one.
 TOWN OFFICE
Fort Lawrence 1789
Chosen By theCourt
Town Clerk Fort Lawrence 1789 George Forster Esq.
Constables & Collectors Fort Lawrence 1789 Thomas Copp
Robert Purdy
Assessors Fort Lawrence 1789 Henry Purdy
Wm. Chapman
Surveyors of Lines & Bounds, 
Overseerers of the Poor
Fort Lawrence 1789 Peter Mc Clellan
John Smith
Surveyors of Hay & 
Fence Viewers
Fort Lawrence 1789 Abraham Covert
Thomas Copp
Surveyors of Rivers **Court Appointed No one.
Surveyors of Highways Fort Lawrence 1789 Henry Purdy Esq.
Hogreaves Fort Lawrence 1789 John Newton
Clerk of  the Market & 
Pound keeper
Fort Lawrence 1789 Jesse Bent
Cullers of Fish and
Surveyors of Lumber
Fort Lawrence 1789 Ephraim Church
Gaugers and 
Sealers of Leather
**Court Appointed No one.

*** END of 1789
* Transcribed from the original by Diane Shaw (sisca @nbnet.nb.ca) in 1995.