Name of Record

Original held at

Microfilm location and number

Photocopy of original

Transcript or Index

Microfilm location and number

Notes

Township Books b/m/d and Marriage Registers

           

Ft. Lawrence aka Cumberland Township Book

b/m/d *

NAC

LDS 477526

NAC M-843

PANS 12183

MtA 5334

       

Parrsboro Township Book

b/m/d 1760-1822

Vaughn Library, Acadia University

PANS 13256

CCM 81-33-8

 

in Milner Papers at NB Museum

and at
http://www.egroups.com/files/nscumber/
Milner+papers/ (for members only) and

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html
under Don Lewis Cumberland/
Colchester Township Records

LDS 859575

PANS 10908

 

River Philip Township Book

b/m/d 1783-1928

PANS

PANS 15 055

CCM 82-21-1

LDS 1376195

 

Transcribed by Ernest Coates

The Citizen, Jan. 17 – May 16, 1987

CCM "Original Copies of News Clippings"
Scrapbook Archives.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html
under Don Lewis
Cumberland/ Colchester Township Records

   

Register of Births in the District of Francklin Manor, Elysian Fields, Maccan, Nappan**

1757-1817 and 1832-1837

Mt. A Archives (viewing not permitted)

NAC M-843

Mt.A 5334

PANS 12183

NAC

9 B9-20

Acadian Archives, Moncton, NB

Transcript of Acadian records from this Register: "La Societe Historique Acadienne", Triezième Cahier, Vol.11, No.3, Octobre 1966, Moncton, NB, under the article titled "Un Registre de l’etat civil des habitants de Franklin Manor, des Champs-elyses, de Maccan et de Nappan" commente par Regis Brun, pgs. 103 - 104.

   

Township Records of Southampton

b/m/d 1758-1817

1832-1837**

NB Museum

LDS 862075

PANS 12 689 ?

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html

under Don Lewis Cumberland Colchester
Township Records and at

   

Maccan, Cumb. Co. Township Records, minutes of town meetings, financial accounts for 1813-1925 and overseers of the poor 1825-1868

Loaned to PANS for microfilming by Mrs. John Goodwin, Southhampton, Cumberland Co.

PANS 12689

       

Sackville Township Book

1766 -1841***

Mt. A Archives

MtA 5331

 

http://genweb.net/
~nbspast/we-2.html

transcript

   

Westchester Township

1782-1900

 

PANS 13 497

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html
under Don Lewis Cumberland
Colchester Township Records

 

This register covers many of the Loyalists located at Westchester, Wallace (Ramshag) and Farmington of Cumberland County,NS

Cumberland Co. Clerk of the Peace, Marriages 1820-1821

PANS MG 100,

v. 129, 3-3A

LDS 1376193

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
files/wordfiles/1820marriages.doc

   

Albert Co. NB Marriage Register 1846-1887

     

MtA

MtA CS 88 N4K3 1984 Bell

Order from kenk@nbnet.nb.ca

Westmorland Co. NB Marriage Register 1790-1887

 

MtA 5332

 

MtA 2495 W4 Z48 1986 Bell

 

Order from kenk@nbnet.nb.ca

Cemeteries

           

Cumberland County Inventory of Grave Markers

Cumberland County Museum

CCM Binders 1-35

 

CCM

 

Sponsored by the Wells Foundation

Some Cumberland County,NS Cemeteries by Susan Hill

Published 1997

Order from:

sahill@ns.sympatico.ca

         

Mapleton Cemetery inscriptions

Cumberland Regional Library, Amherst

         

Cemeteries of North Cumberland by Joyce Aitchison WILLS

Order from:

North Cumberland Historical Society

hyslopc@fox.nstn.ca

   

MtA FC 2345 C8 A23 1990 Bell

   

Gravestone Inscriptions, Westchester, Rose, Cumberland Co. by J.A. Wills

Published Nov. 1986

Order from:

North Cumberland Historical Society hyslopc@fox.nstn.ca

         

Fenwick Cemetery 1892-2000 by Myrtle Chappell,

Order from M. Chappell at 902-667-3955

         

Index to Cemetery Inscriptions, Westmorland Co., NB

     

MtA FC 2495 W4 A94 1988 Bell

   

Cemetery Inscriptions, Westmorland Co., NB

 

LDS 1321058

 

MtA FC 2495 W4 A9 1970 Bell

MtA 5565

 

Gravestone Inscriptions for the 100 cemeteries in Kings Co.

Kings Historical Society

   

Index available from Family History Committee of The Kings Historical Society

   

Church Records

           

Acadian Church Records 1679-1757

     

MtA CS 88 A25 D4 1975 BELL

   

Methodist Circuit Parrsboro-Maccan, marriages 1822-32

Maritime Conference

Archives, Sackville

Not microfilmed

 

Index available at church & PANS

Transcript available from North Cumberland Historical Society

   

Methodist Circuit Parrsboro-Maccan Marriages 1832-1894

Trinity-St.Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, NS

PANS 11181-X

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/sources.html

   

Methodist Circuit Parrsboro Maccan Bapt. 1823-1839

Trinity-St.Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, NS

Not microfilmed

       

Methodist Circuit Parrsboro- Maccan Bapt. 1840-1970

Trinity-St.Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, NS

PANS 11181-X

       

Methodist Circuit Parrsboro- Maccan Membership lists 1824-1840

Maritime Conference

Archives, Sackville

PANS 11657

       

Nappan Circuit Book 1869-1871, Nappan , Fenwick, Maccan, Lower Maccan, River Hebert, Joggins, Minudie and Chignecto Mines

CCM #RG4 Methodist Church; Accession #81-135-12

         

Cumberland Circuit Baptisms 1816-1838

Maritime Conference Archives, Sackville

Mt. A.Archives

Mfm #8504

       

Anglican Bapt. 1822-1884

Christ Church, Amherst area

Christ Church

Amherst, NS

PANS 11172-X

       

Anglican Mar. 1823-1875

Christ Church, Amherst area

Christ Church

Amherst, NS

PANS 11172-X

       

Anglican Burials 1823-1912

Christ Church, Amherst area

Christ Church

Amherst, NS

PANS 11172-X

       

Joggins/Minudie Catholic

b/m/d 1849-1909

St.Thos. Aquinas

RC Church, Joggins, NS

PANS 11590-X

LDS 857500

U of

Moncton,

Acadian Studies Centre

Index available at

Univ. of Moncton,

Acadian Studies Centre

 

LDS microfilm includes St. John Catholic Church in Springhill 1897-1903

River Philip United 1862-1999

River Philip United Church (by appointment)

         

Church of Scotland

Wallace Baptisms 1832-1843

Marriages 1832-1844

Scottish Record Office, Edinburgh

LDS 0304666

 

   

Springhill Church Records: Baptisms and marriages, 1897-1903; baptisms 1903-1909

 

LDS 857500

       

Catholic Church. Saint John Springhill, baptisms and marriages, 1897-1903; baptisms 1903-1909

 

LDS 857500

       

Catholic Church. Saint Brigid Parrsboro, baptisms, 1853, 1855, 1877- 1910; marriages, 1906-1910; deaths, 1882-1887, 1906-1910; census, 1870

Chancery Office in Halifax.

LDS 872003

 

http://www.egroups.com/
files/nscumber/St.Brigids.doc

(partial transcribtion for CC list members only)

   

Church records, 1891-1917 Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

RLDS Library Archives, Independence, Missouri

LDS 1976873

       

More church records held at PANS listed at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/cumb_ch.html

           

Census

           

1770 Amherst,Cumberland;

Sackville (now NB)

PANS RG1, Vol.443 #10

PANS 13580

MtA 5656

NAC M-5219

LDS 1376295

 

PANS Report 1934, Appendix B

PANS Newsletter #7 Jan. 1974

   

Some Assessment, Tax, Grantees, Tenants, and Other Lists 1765 – 1789, Supplemental to the Nova Scotia 1770 Census, Copied and Indexed by Bernice C. Richard, 1985

PANS

       

Chicago Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690

Book sold by GANS

1785 Men above 21 years

PANS RG1, Vol. 443

MtA 5656

       

1791 Capitation Tax lists

(names head of household; male/female of age, under age)

PANS RG1, Vol. 444

**This one is the most

detailed of all Tax lists.

PANS 13580?

MtA 5656

NAC M-5219

LDS 1376295

       

Index to 1791 census (Poll Tax)

     

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
files.html

   

1792-1795 Poll Taxes and Assesments

PANS RG 1, Vol. 444

PANS?

MtA 5656

NAC M-5219 (Parrsboro area. only)

LDS 1376295

 

GANS

1791-1795 Capitation and Assessment Tax Rolls

http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/
tax_rolls.html

 

book sold by GANS

1827 NS Census

PANS

PANS ?

CCM 82-116-4

NAC M-5219 (Parrsboro area. only)

LDS 1376295

       

1838 Parrsborough, Kings County

PANS RGI, Vol. 449, #162

PANS 1376477

NAC M-5220

 

GANS Publication R-14

http://www.egroups.com/files/nscumber/
1838not.txt

and http://www.egroups.com/
files/nscumber/Parr1838.csv

(for CC list members only)

 

book sold by GANS

1861 Cumberland County

PANS

PANS 13595

NAC M-1169

LDS 865081

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
files.html

 

Index to 1861 census for Pugwash, Wallace, Wentworth and Westchester at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/sources.html

1871 Cumberland County

PANS

PANS 13629-31

LDS 0493607

NAC C-10555-57

 

Index by Don Lewis at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html

   

1881 Cumberland County

PANS

PANS13657

LDS 1375812-13

NAC C-13176-77

 

Index by Don Lewis at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html

   

1891 Cumberland County

PANS

PANS 13661

LDS1465736-37

NAC T-6311 or C-6311

 

Index by Don Lewis at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html

   

1901 Cumberland County

PANS

PANS 568

LDS1843531

NAC T-6449

CCM T-6449

 

Index by Don Lewis at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html

   

Vital Statistics

           

Index to Births, covers all NS

PANS

PANS 15846-51

LDS 1298984-87 & 1302066-67

 

Index by Don Lewis at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html

   

Births 1864-1877

PANS

PANS 16512

LDS 1298667

       

Index to Marriages

PANS

LDS 1302061

PANS 15856 & 13182

 

Index by Don Lewis at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html

   

Marriages 1864-1894

PANS

PANS 16530

LDS 1298866

       

Marriages 1894-1913

PANS

PANS 16531

LDS 1298867

       

Index to Deaths, covers all NS

 

LDS 1276123-25

PANS 15852-54

 

Index by Don Lewis at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/
sources.html

   

Deaths 1864-1877

PANS

LDS 1298879

PANS 16522

       

Index to Marriage Bonds of NS 1763-1864

PANS ?

       

Diskette sold by GANS

Nova Scotia marriage bonds 1763-1871

PANS

PANS 15926-15937

 

typescript

LDS 1376196 to 1847

LDS 1376197 from 1848

   

Marriage Index all counties

Catalog of Marriage License Bonds 1853-1864

PANS?

PANS ?

LDS 1302060

       

Vital statistics from Harris Jenks’ journal : 2000 births,

marriages & deaths in Diligent River & around the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia

(by Layton, Jack F)

 

LDS Fiche

6088411

       

Legal Records

           

Deeds and Land Records Parrsboro

           

Index to Deeds1786-1900

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS ?

LDS 0496228

       

Index to Deeds 1900-1947

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS ?

LDS 0496229

       

Deeds Vol. 1-25 1789-1905

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS ?

LDS 0496343-0496360, 0496190 and 0589541-44

       

Judgements 1764-1947

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS ?

LDS 0496230

       

Land Grants 1856-1882

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS?

LDS 0496237

       

Land Grants1882-1936

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS?

LDS 0496238

       

Deeds and Land Records Cumberland Co.

           

Index to deeds vol. 1-12 (by year)

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS?

LDS 0496213-0496227 check SDL library catalogue

       

Deeds

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS?

LDS 0496239-0496311 check SDL library catalogue

       

Index to Land Petitions for all NS

PANS

PANS?

       

Land Petitions for all NS

PANS

PANS various reels

       

Crown Land Grants Index 1730-1937 for all NS

PANS

PANS 12926-27

       

Land Grants 1854-1967 v. 1-6 (by year)

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS?

LDS 0496231-36 check SDL library catalogue

       

Township of Cumberland 1763 List of Grantees

     

http://genweb.net/
Westmorland-ct-NB/cumb-grant.html

   

Probate and Inquest Records

           

Will Books Court of Probate

Justice Centre

16 Church Street

Amherst, NS

PANS?

see LDS Library Catalogue

PANS

     

Estate Files Court of Probate

Registry of Deeds,

9 Havelock St.

Amherst, NS

PANS?

LDS 1547587-89

       

Deaths, Burials and Probate of Nova Scotians 1749-1799

       

MtA CS 88 N64 M37 1990 BELL

 

Cumberland County Inquest Case Files 1931-1959

RG 41 Vol. 141

         

Early New Brunswick Probate Records 1785-1835 by R. W. Hale, Heritage Books

       

MtA CS 88 N43 H35 1989 BELL

 

Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Probate Records, 1785-1885

 

MtA 5355

       

Probate Records for Parrsboro and Advocate Harbour,

Kings County, NS 1765-c1830

Nova Scotia Housing and Municipal Affairs

Land Information Services

P.O. Box 7

Kentville, NS

B4N 3V9

   

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/files.html

 

Index on diskette sold by Kings Historical Society

famhist@glinx.com

General Sessions of the Peace (Quarter Sessions)" for Cumberland County, Nova Scotia

           

List of Town Officers 1789-1794

PANS RG34-309

   

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nscumber/files/

(only for CC mailing list members )

   

Military Records

           

The Orderly Book for the Parrsborough Corps, King’s Co. Regiment 1825-1841

Mt. Allison Archives

Webster Collection 7001/151

         

Business Records

           

Minudie Mining and Transportation Company, 1867-1901

PANS

MG 3 Vol.: 5077-5085

         

Daybook of Joseph Read & Company, 1854-55

PANS

         

Read Stone Co. records

PANB

# MC 224

         

Cumberland Coal Fields

 

CCM

 

Cumberland Coal Fields

   

Cumberland Railway and Coal Company (est. 1883) Springhill, NS Original, 2 vols. 1889-1890 Letterbooks

PANS

         

Cumberland Ditching Machine Company, Apple River, Original 29 pages, 1901-1902

PANS

       

Documents concerning H.H. Field’s patent on a ditching machine company.

Papers and Diaries

           

RATCHFORD Papers

Mt. Allison Archives, Webster Collection

7001/113

         

SEAMAN/READ papers

Mt. Allison Archives

#7768/9

Not microfilmed

       

READ Family Papers with

Read Stone Co. records

PANB # MC 224

         

MILNER Papers by W.C. Milner

NB Museum

LDS 859575

       

Thorton H. LODGE Papers

 

PANS

       

BAKER Collection

1773-1881 range

(Many legal documents)

PANS MG1 Vol. 106 and

PANS MG1 Vol.2762-2766

Not microfilmed

       

Gilbert SEAMAN Diary 1875-1885, Minudie, NS area

Amos Seaman School Museum, Minudie,NS

PANS

       

"The Old King is back": Amos "King" Seaman and His Diary by C. Bruce Fergusson

PANS

       

book sold by PANS

for $3.00

Amos SEAMAN Misc. Papers

 

CCM 85-45-1

       

Rufus BLACK Diary of Pugwash

included in the Milner Papers (see above)

LDS 859575

PANS 10908

       

Anonomous diary kept by a resident of Cumberland County

NAC MG 23 (C23)

       

daily weather observations, farm work, arrivals and departures of persons, ships, and travels to [Saint John] and Halifax, January to October, 1765

1795 diary of Captain John MacDonald regarding his inspection of the estates of Lt. Gov. DesBarres.( estates of Minudie, Nappan, Maccan, Tatamagouche)

NAC MG 23, F1, Series 2

NAC C-1455

       

DESBARRES Papers

NAC MG 23, F1, Series 2

NAC C-1455

       

A Review of the Leaders of Citizenship, Southampton Area 1767-1967

by Laura B (Brown) Goodwin

PANS

         

Beausejour Museum Papers

Ft.Beausejour Museum or Mt.A

CCM 81-33-9

CCM 81-33-10

       

School Records

           

1899 School Register for Allan Hill School (Parrsborough Shore)

Ottawa House,

Parrsboro, NS

Not microfilmed

       

1899 School Register for Diligent River

Ottawa House,

Parrsboro, NS

Not microfilmed

       

Amherst area Registers

CCM,Amherst, NS

Not microfilmed

       

School Register for

East Mapleton 1899-1908

Cumb.Co.Museum

Amherst, NS

Not microfilmed

       

Pugwash area Registers

N. Cumb. Historical

Society, Pugwash

Not microfilmed

       

Springhill area Registers

Springhill Heritage

Group, Springhill

Not microfilmed

       

Wallace area Registers

Wallace and Area Museum,

Wallace, NS

Not microfilmed

       
             

 

 

Newspaper Articles

Compiled by whom:

Newspaper Name & Date

Microfilm #

Comments

The Journals of Lord Amherst

J.S. McLennan

The Citizen, Amherst Oct. 10, 1992

 

Also in Amherst Daily News Feb. 24, 1932

Recollections of Local Lawyers

Hon. Sir Charles J.Townshend

The Citizen, Amherst Apr. 2, 1992

 

Also in Amherst Daily News Feb. 1919

The Yorkshire Migration

Dr. Graham P. Hennessey

The Citizen, Amherst Nov. 26, 1988

   

Oxford Curling Club

T.E. Reid

The Citizen, Amherst Jan. 19, 1991

 

Also in Amherst Daily News Winter 1938

The Isthmus of Chignecto

?

The Citizen, Amherst June 13, 1992

 

Also in Amherst Daily News Apr. 1, 1919

Early History of Amherst

Rev. D.A. Steele, D.D.

The Citizen, June 30 – July 7, 1990

 

Also in Amherst Gazette Xmas 1896

Amherst’s First Court House

 

The Citizen, Jan. 30, 1993

 

Also in Amherst Daily News Apr. 4, 1919

Some People & Events of Early Chignecto

Pearl MacD. Atkins

The Citizen, June 18 – Aug. 13, 1975

   

Early Roads & Related Things

Pearl MacD. Atkins

The Citizen, July 23 – Aug. 27, 1988

   

The History of Athol

Rev. Hibbert R. Baker in 1930

The Citizen, March 8 – 15, 1986

   

History of Athol

Harvey Jones in 1923

Springhill Record, Apr. 29, 1976

 

This was a school assignment in 1923.

History of Brookdale & Salem

Pearl MacD. Atkins in 1958

The Citizen,Dec. 20, 1986-Jan.17,1987

   

Life & Times in Early Chignecto

Pearl MacD. Atkins

The Citizen, Mar. 28 – July 4, 1987

 

First appeared in The Citizen in 1975.

History of East Leicester

Lynne M. Welton

The Citizen, Feb. 8 – Mar. 1, 1986

   

History of Fort Lawrence

Pearl MacD. Atkins

The Citizen, Mar. 22 – Apr. 5, 1986

 

Also in The Citizen, Oct. 15, 1977

Joggins … long time ago

?

The Citizen, Amherst March 16, 1991

 

First appeared in Amherst Daily News in 1908

An Early History of Maccan

Phyllis Hoeg in 1931

The Citizen, Amherst July 18, 1987

 

Prize winning essay for C.W.I. June 2, 1931

Recalling the story of Minudie

?

The Citizen, Amherst Sept. 1, 1990

 

Reprinted from Amherst Daily News 1936

Early History of Nappan

Carl Logan

The Citizen, Amherst Apr. 13, 1991

 

Also in Amherst Daily News June 16, 1938

The Early History of Pugwash

?

The Citizen, Amherst Feb. 6, 1993

 

Also in Amherst Daily News Dec. 1, 1931

Pugwash 100 Years Ago

?

The Oxford Journal Apr. 12, 1923

   

Memories of past times in Minudie and River Hebert

Frank L. Dawson

The Citizen Feb. 24 – March 17, 1990

   

Early History of River Philip

Gwendolyn Ripley

The Citizen, Amherst Feb. 20, 1993

 

Speech given at School Fair Sept. 14, 1932

Short History of Springhill

Dan MacLeod in late 1880’s

The Citizen, Jan. 24 – 31, 1987

 

Also in New Glasgow Evening News 1924

History of Tidnish Bridge

Pearl MacD. Atkins in 1956

The Citizen, Jan. 4 – Feb. 1, 1986

   

Religious History of Amherst

Dr. D.A. Steele in 1904

Amherst Daily News May 14-15, 1963

 

Appeared in "The Good Old Days?" column

River Philip Township Records

Transcribed by Ernest Coates

The Citizen, Jan. 17 – May 16, 1987

 

Listed in alphabetical order by surname

Memories of Advocate

by Bertha Campbell

The Citizen, a series in May/June 1988

   

History of Advocate

Interviews with Alfred Knowlton who died in 1904

The Citizen, Feb. 27-April 17, 1982 and again from July 3-Aug17, 1985

   

A Touch of Cumberland History

Early History of Advocate and Vicinity

by Bessie Moore probably written about 1912

The Citizen, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 1989

   

Springhill Mine Disaster ~ 95th Anniversary

by Bertha J. Campbell

The Citizen, Feb 22 1986 pp.19, 24

Mt.A # 5030

 

Springhill's First Mine Disaster

by Mary Willa Littler

The Citizen, Apr 12 - 28 Jun 1986

Mt.A # 5030

 

 

History of West Brook and Halfway River

by Annie Thompson

The Citizen, 4 Jan 1986, p.9;

11 Jan 1986, p.6; 18 Jan 1986, p.11;

25 Jan 1986, p.6.

Mt.A #5030

 

History of Athol

by Rev. Hibbert R. Baker in 1930

The Citizen, 8 Mar 1986, p.3;

15 Mar 1986, p.3.

Mt.A #5030

 

A Brief History of Canaan Mountain

by Hubert and Eva Skidmore

Parrsboro Record 19 Jan 1971, p. 1

   

Cumberland’s Methodist History Advocate

by L.B. Bird

Parrsboro Record, 23 Feb 1971, p. 11

 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nscumber/files/

Cumberland’s Methodist History

Parrsboro

by L.B. Bird

Parrsboro Record, 20 June 1972, p. 7

   

Cumberland’s Methodist History

Port Greville

by L.B. Bird

Parrsboro Record, 30 Mar 1971, p. 4

   

Advocate Document of 1836

 

Parrsboro Record, 2 Feb 1971, p. 2

 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nscumber/files/

Uncovers Story of the Parrsboro Packet

 

Parrsboro Record, 16 Nov 1971, p. 1

   

Friends Re-United After 80 Years (Mrs. Burton Pettigrew and Mrs. Lenora Fife)

 

Parrsboro Record, 19 Sept. 1972, p. 9

   

Footnotes:

*The Mt. Allison microfilm #5334 contains the following records:

1) Town of Cumberland, Minutes of Meetings, 1780 to 1787

2) Town of Fort Lawrence, Minutes of Meetings, 1788- 1879

3) Fort Lawrence District, Marks of Cattle, Sheep 1781-1860

4) Town of Cumberland, Register of Marriages, Births and

Deaths 1783-18135)

5) Thomas Roach- Comments on Cumberland Register 1836

6) Fort Lawrence District Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages 1766-1891 7)

8) William Harper, Drafts of letters sent, 1830 - 1831

9) George Harper, Timber Accounts, 1829 -1831

10) Harpers, Tables of Deal (1830)

12) Harpers, invoice for Goods wanted, N.D.

Letter 19 Aug 1810, Robert and Ann King of Sledmere to Thomas King, Sackville, N.B.

(this particular document is very hard to read ~ DS)

The NAC microfilm # M-843 lists the following contents:

Francklin Manor (also called District of Francklin Manor in

another place)

Elysian Fields

Maccan

Nappan

Fort Lawrence Civil Registers BMD 1766-1891

Cumberland, Cumberland Co. Civil Registers BM 1774-1813

Cumberland County Civil Registers BMD 1746-1817,

1832-1837

The LDS and PANS microfilms seem to contain the same records.

**The handwritten original document entitled "Register of Births in the District of Francklin Manor, Elysian Fields, Maccan, Nappan", a photocopy of which can be obtained from NAC, consists of 2 parts, book 1 and 2. In book one, which carries the title, the name of the child, the parents, the town and the birth date are given. Some deaths but no marriages are included. Book two has no title, it is not as well written and it includes births, deaths, marriages and marks of cattle etc. Some of the births that are in the first, well organized, book are also in this book.

Apparently someone at the New Brunswick Museum, who had access to these original documents, made a typed transcript and for some reason called it the "Township Records of Southampton,

A Register of Marriages, Births, Deaths and Marks of Cattle in the District of Maccan, Nappan and Southampton for the County of Cumberland. Luke Harrison, town clerk March 20th 1786, James Jenks, town clerk 1821, Thomas Read, town clerk, 1831". This transcript has become known as the Southampton Township Book.

If these records were exactly the same as the Register of Births in the District of Francklin Manor etc. there wouldn’t be a problem. However all the Acadian records in the original are missing from the transcript. Most of the French families were living in Elysian Fields. The transcriber has changed some of the village names to their modern version. Maccan in the original is given as Southampton in the transcript but not all the time so the transcript contains both names. Francklin Manor in the original is always called River Hebert in the transcript. So the name Francklin Manor doesn’t even appear in the transcript. The same goes for Elysian Fields which is Barronsfield in the transcript. A few times Maccan is given as Nappan in the transcript but not always by any means, so that you can’t tell if it was an error or intentional. These differences could be explained by possible prejudice on the part of the transcriber against the French and an urge to use the modern names or what he thought to be the modern names for old places.

However that’s not all. There are 136 births, 12 deaths and 57 marriages in the "Township Records of Southampton" that don’t occur in the 2 parts of the "Register of Births in the District of Francklin Manor, Elysian Fields, Maccan, Nappan", leading one to suspect that the transcriber had access to more records that now can’t be located. When asked about this the NB Museum apparently couldn’t give the name of the transcriber nor answer if there are other records out there!

***The Sackville Township Book, Mt Allison microfilm # 5331 contains the following documents

1) List of those who got shares in 1) Westcock, 2) Tintramer

2) Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Commissions of Oyer and Terminer,

1805, 1821

3) Westmorland County, New Brunswick Record of proceedings in the Court of Common Pleas 1785-1830

4) Town Officers for ensuing year in the Divisions of:

Westmorland

Hopewell

Petcudiack

5) Town and Parish Officers appointed for the year 1786 in:

Sackville

Hillsboro

Moncton

Hopewell

Memramcook

6) Town and Parish Officers appointed for the year 1787 in:

Hopewell

Sackville

7) Town and Parish Officers appointed for the year 1788 in:

Westmorland

Monkton

Sackville

Hopewell

8) Town and Parish Officers appointed for for the year 1789 in:

Westmorland

Sackville

Dorchester

Hopewell

Hillsboro

Moncton

9) Town and Parish Officers appointed each year between 1790 to 1809 in:

Westmorland

Sackville

Hopewell

Hillsborough

Monkton

Dorchester

Salisbury

 

This chart was compiled by Sandra Naehrig, Susan Hill and Diane Shaw. Some microfilm numbers are still missing. If you can add anything to the information here or correct any errors, please contact me at snaehrig@magnet.ch

13 August 2000