Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

1. David Cessford 

 Born 1803 in Northumberland, Eng. Died 21 Jan 1862 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

  

David Cessford and his wife Peggy with their three oldest   children, left Northumberland County, England in May 1837, aboard the brig Cornelius of Sunderland from Berwick-upon Tweed, and came to New Brunswick. They settled in Harvey with the others who came to this country on the same ship and were among the first settlers of Harvey.   Their fourth child was born on the Cornelius on 4 Jul 1837.   Two more children were born in Harvey.

  

In the listing of "Emigrants Who ask for land on the New St. Andrews Road" in 1837 (PANB RS 637/26d Emigrant List for Harvey Settlement) David Cessford is 34 years of age, wife Margaret is 34, children: Barbara, 9; Margaret, 6; John, 3; and infant, 4 weeks old.   Listed with the family is Wm Taite, 50 years old, labourer.       David Cessford and family settled on a 100 acre Land Grant Lot No. 8E.   The 1861 census shows the youngest two sons, aged 21 and 17, at home.   No. of hands employed - 2 male.   Acres of land owned or occupied - 30 improved, 70 unimproved.   Cash value of farm - 150 pounds, value of implements and machinery - 10 pounds.   Two horses, 2 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 8 sheep, 2 swine, 300 lb. pork slaughtered.   Produced 100 lb. butter, 50 lb. cheese, 25 lb. wool, 10 tons hay, 200 bu. oats, 80 bu. buckwheat, 50 bu. turnips,   120 bu. potatoes, 30 bu. carrots, and 20 lb. flax (??).

   

Inscription on gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   CESSFORD   In memory of David Cessford, died Janry 21, 1862 Aged 58 y'rs 5 mo's; Also wife Margaret, died July 21, 1864 Aged 60 y'rs 4 m's.

  

He married Margaret "Peggy" Piercy, in England. Born 1804 in Northumberland, Eng. Died 21 Jul 1864 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Maiden name believed to be "Piercy".   Unknown if she was closely related to the other Piercys who came to NB at the same time.

   

They had the following children:

  2   i.   Barbara Cessford

  3   ii.   Margaret Cessford

  4   iii.   John "Jack" Cessford

  5   iv.   Margery Cessford

  6   v.   Robert Cessford

  7   vi.   James Cessford

 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

2. Barbara Cessford

Daughter of David Cessford & Margaret "Peggy" Piercy. Born Approx 1829 in Wooler, England. Christen 29 Nov 1831 in United Presbyterian, Cheviot St., Wooler.

   

"Barbary" Cessford was a witness at the marriage of Margaret Tait and Thomas Piercy, 1 Oct 1849.   She is not listed in the 1851Census.   No record of her death.   No further information on Barbara.   Possibly married and moved away.   (More research needs to be done.)

 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

3. Margaret Cessford

Daughter of David Cessford & Margaret "Peggy" Piercy. Born Approx 1832 in Wooler, Eng.

   

Margaret is listed with her family in a list of "emigrants who asked for land on the new St. Andrews Road" in 1837, however is not listed in the 1851 Census, and no record of her death. She may have married and moved away.   (More research needs to be done.)

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

4. John "Jack" Cessford

Son of David Cessford & Margaret "Peggy" Piercy. Born 27 Sep 1834 in Wooler, England. Christen 5 Oct 1834 in United Presbyterian, Cheviot St., Wooler. Died 25 Nov 1907 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Jack and Margaret were farmers in Harvey.   Jack is buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery, but Margaret's name is not on the gravestone.   She may have moved to British Columbia after Jack died.   There is a picture taken in BC of Margaret with one of her brothers who lived in BC.   Also three of their sons moved to BC.

    

In the 1861 Census they owned or occupied 25 acres improved land and 55 acres unimproved land, cash value of farm was 100 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 2 pounds.   They had 2 horses, 2 milch cows, 1 other neat cattle, 4 sheep, 2 swine; produced 150 lb. butter, 12 lb. wool, 5 tons hay, 250 bu. oats, 20 bu. buckwheat and 80 bu. potatoes.

 

He married Margaret Grieve, daughter of William Grieve & Eleanor Turnbull. Born 19 Nov 1834 in Collingwood House, Eng. Christen 26 Nov 1834 in Branton, Northumberland, Eng.

 

They had the following children:

  8   i.   Robert "Bob" Cessford

  9   ii.   William David Cessford

  10   iii.   John "Albert" Cessford

  11   iv.   Eleanor Jane "Ellen" Cessford

  12   v.   Thomas "Tommy" Cessford

 
 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

5. Margery Cessford

Daughter of David Cessford & Margaret "Peggy" Piercy. Born 4 Jul 1837 in On The "Cornelius". Died 24 Sep 1860 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were Alexander Wilson, Margaret Grieve, John Cessford and Jane Wilson.

 

She married Robert Wilson, son of Robert Wilson & Mary Brown, 10 Jul 1854 in York Co., NB By Dr. John M. Brooke . Born 8 Jul 1831 in Howlaws, Scotland. Died 14 May 1901 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Ref: Jocelean Swan Hall, "The Wilsons of Harvey", 1798 - 1983, Centennial Printing, Fredericton, NB, 1983, p. 2, 69.

 

They had the following children:

  13   i.   Barbara Wilson

  14   ii.   Mary Jane Wilson

  15   iii.   Robert Brown Wilson

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

6. Robert Cessford 

Son of David Cessford & Margaret "Peggy" Piercy. Born 28 Aug 1841 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Died 26 Mar 1913 in Victoria, BC. Buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC. Occupation Carpenter.

    

PANB #F15552, p. 565:   Robert Cessford and Margaret Nesbitt married on Sep 7, 1864 by Samuel Johnson, witnesses Annie Nesbitt and William McMillan.

      

Robert, Margaret and their older children moved from Harvey, NB,   to Vancouver Island, BC approximately 1876.   Robert worked in a tannery in Victoria, BC.

   

Most of the Cessfords in Victoria were buried in Ross Bay Cemetery.

   

Robert's birth date was taken from 1901 Census, Victoria, BC, and he was a carpenter that that time.

   

Robert died at age 72 years.

  

He married Margaret Nesbitt, daughter of George Nesbitt & Elizabeth Embleton, 7 Sep 1864 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 1846 in Harvey. Christen 22 Feb 1846 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 13 Jan 1942 in Victoria, BC. Buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.

   

Margaret died 13 Jan 1942, at age 94 years.

 

   

From newspaper clipping - Victoria, BC, Jan 1936:

   

Has Ninetieth Birthday Tea

   

Flowers and Good Wishes Greeted Mrs Margaret Cessford Yesterday.

   

Masses of beautiful flowers, including a lovely bouquet from Mayor and Mrs David Leeming greeted Mrs Margaret Cessford, pioneer resident of Victoria, on the attainment of her ninetieth birthday yesterday.

   

Sixty years in this city have brought many friends to the venerable resident, and a host of them called to tender their personal congratulations and good wishes at her home on Mary Street, Victoria West, where she lives with her daughter.   Despite her great age, Mrs Cessford is extraordinarily alert and in possession of all her faculties, and she exchanged many reminiscences and reciprocated the good wishes over the tea cups, both afternoon and evening.

   

Historic Tea Cups

   

And the tea cups themselves have almost as interesting a history as Mrs Cessford, for they were presented to her by the late Sir James Douglas, former Governor of British Columbia, and are of the capacious size beloved of early Victorian appetites!

   

Assisting in receiving the guests during the afternoon and evening were Mrs Cessford's daughter, Mrs J. C. Dodds, also Mrs George Cessford, Mrs R. Campbell and Miss Muriel Cessford.   Mr Tom Cessford came over from Seattle to celebrate his mother's birthday.   Those serving tea were Mrs George Cessford, Miss Muriel Cessford, Mrs R. Dalziel and Mrs R. Campbell.

 

   

They had the following children:

  16   i.   James Cessford

  17   ii.   Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cessford

  18   iii.   Adeline Cessford

  19   iv.   George Wellington Cessford

  20   v.   Almira "Myra" Cessford

  21   vi.   John Harvey "Jack" Cessford

  22   vii.   Margaret "Madge" Cessford

  23   viii.   Thomas Piercy Cessford

 
 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

7. James Cessford 

Son of David Cessford & Margaret "Peggy" Piercy. Born 1843 in Harvey. Christen 24 Dec 1843 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. James McCurdy . Died 1865 in Maine.

 

  

Believed to have died at age 21 years on a stream drive in Maine.   (No documentation)

 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

8. Robert "Bob" Cessford

 

Son of John "Jack" Cessford & Margaret Grieve. Born 15 May 1857 in Harvey. Died 16 Oct 1925 in Comox, B.C. Buried in   Courtenay Civic Cemetery, Section A. Occupation Miner, Farmer.

   

Bob went to BC in the 1880s, worked his way across Canada on the CPR, and settled in the Comox District of Vancouver Island.

 

   

Copied from newspaper obituary:

   

Lived Many Years In Comox District

   

Late Mr Robert Cessford Came to Cumberland in Eighties.

   

A resident of the district for 37 years and of the Courtenay section of it for the past twelve, Mr Robert Cessford passed away on his homestead last Friday after an illness of two weeks.

   

Mr Cessford was one of the New Brunswickers who came out to British Columbia in the eighties.   He worked his way across Canada on the C.P.R. and came to Cumberland where he worked for the Robert Dunsmuir, Ltd. and later for the Canadian Collieries for twenty-five years.   He left the mining town to take up farming.   He tackled a piece of uncleared land twelve years ago near the Puntledge Indian reserve and by dint of unremitting labor cleared twenty acres of it and made it one of the best homesteads in the district.   In August of last year lightning set his barn on fire and in an hour he had lost barn and crops, home and farm implements.   Unfortunately he had   very little insurance.   This was a heavy blow from which he never seemed quite to recover.   But there was no definite illness till two weeks ago when he took to his bed and died in his sixty-eighth year on Friday.

   

Mr Cessford left to mourn his loss his wife, Messrs. J. T. Cessford, W. W. Cessford, R. J. Cessford (sons), Mrs R. F. Lefley, of Victoria, Mrs Harold Grant, of Camp 2, and Miss Margaret Cessford (daughters), Mr W. D. Cessford of Vancouver, Albert Cessford of Princeton, Thos. Cessford of New Brunswick (brothers) and Mrs Pollock of New Brunswick (sister).

   

The late Mr Cessford was a charter member of Cumberland Lodge A.F. & A.M. and a charter member of Union Lodge No. 11 of Oddfellows at Cumberland and both orders took part in the funeral on Tuesday afternoon, which was under Masonic auspices.   The funeral service was conducted from the family residence, the Rev. W. T. Beattie officiating, to the Presbyterian cemetery at Sandwick, where interment took place.   The pall-bearers were Messrs. D. Thomson, P. McBryde, D.R. Macdonald, S. Horwood, H. G. Blackhall and Len Piket.   The principal mourners attending the funeral included a number from Denman Island, where Mr Cessford had many relatives and friends.

 

   

He married Isabella Piercy, daughter of Thomas H. Piercy & Jane Speedy. Born 18 Oct 1869 in Harvey Sta. Christen 15 Jul 1870 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 16 Dec 1931 in Courtenay, B.C. Buried in Courtenay Civic Cemetery, Section A.

   

BC Vital Stats:   d. 16 Dec 1931, age 62, at Courtenay, BC.

   

They had the following children:

  24   i.   John "Thomas" Cessford

  25   ii.   William Wallace Cessford

  26   iii.   Ethel Cessford

  27   iv.   Lena Cessford

  28   v.   Robert James Cessford

  29   vi.   Margaret Jane "Peggy" Cessford

 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

9. William David Cessford 

 

Son of John "Jack" Cessford & Margaret Grieve. Born 23 Nov 1866 in Harvey. Died 29 Oct 1935 in Vancouver, B.C. Occupation Lumbering Business.

   

Not married.   Lived in BC for 48 years, and was engaged in the lumbering business.   Died in Vancouver 29 Oct 1929 at age 69 years.

 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

10. John "Albert" Cessford  

 

Son of John "Jack" Cessford & Margaret Grieve. Born Approx 1867 in Harvey. Died 21 May 1939 in Vancouver, B.C. Buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

    Not married, died in Vancouver 21 May 1939 at age of 72.   Lived in Princeton, BC, before moving to Vancouver around 1932.

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

11. Eleanor Jane "Ellen" Cessford  

 

Daughter of John "Jack" Cessford & Margaret Grieve. Born 24 Oct 1869 in Harvey. Died 9 Nov 1928 in Harvey. Buried in Acton Cemetery.

   

She married John Joseph "Joe" Pollock, son of John Pollock & Harriett "Hattie" Davis, 31 Dec 1895 in St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, Fredericton, NB . Born 9 Aug 1869 in Acton, NB. Died 1953 in Harvey. Buried in Acton Cemetery.

   

They had the following children:

  30   i.   Ida M. Pollock

  31   ii.   Mildred Alma Pollock

 
 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

12. Thomas "Tommy" Cessford  

 

Son of John "Jack" Cessford & Margaret Grieve. Born 18 Jun 1871 in Harvey. Died 5 Mar 1959 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Lived on Lot 8, second tier, on the Patterson Road in Harvey.   No children

   

He married Alma Victoria Little, daughter of Thomas Herbert Little & Margaret "Isabel" Embleton, 23 Oct 1901 in York Co., NB. Born 3 Mar 1874 in Harvey. Died Jan 1948 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

   

From newspaper obituary - 1948:

   

Mrs Thomas Cessford

   

Jan 19 -- The community was shocked to learn of the death of Mrs Thomas Cessford, which occurred at her home this morning.   While eating breakfast, she suffered a heart attack and died instantly.   Deceased, who before her marriage was Miss Alma Little, a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Little of Coburn, is survived by her husband, two sisters; Mrs George Embleton and Miss Elizabeth Little of Coburn; two brothers, David Little of Coburn and Harry Little of Harvey Station and one nephew, Harold Embleton, Wilmot, NB.

   

The funeral service will be held from her late home tomorrow with service by Rev. W. E. Aitken and burial in Harvey Cemetery.

 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

13. Barbara Wilson   

 

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Margery Cessford. Born 6 Sep 1854 in Harvey. Died 19 May 1927 in Maine.

   

Barbara and her husband Frank Hammond lived in Bangor, Maine, and had one daughter.

   

She married Frank Hammond. Occupation Conductor On The Maine Central Railway, Bangor.

   

They had the following children:

  32   i.   Mabel Hammond

 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

14. Mary Jane Wilson   

 

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Margery Cessford. Born 12 Dec 1857 in Harvey. Died 18 Aug 1945 in Maine.

   

She married Gilbert Fenlason.

   

They had the following children:

  33   i.   Vera Fenlason

  34   ii.   Robert W. Fenlason

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

15. Robert Brown Wilson

Son of Robert Wilson & Margery Cessford. Born 18 May 1860 in Harvey. Died 15 May 1861 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. 

 
 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

16. James Cessford

Son of Robert Cessford & Margaret Nesbitt. Born 14 Aug 1865 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Died in Seattle, Wash. Buried in Laconia. Occupation Miner.

   

James was born in Harvey, NB, went to Victoria, BC with his family in 1868, and went to the Yukon in 1897.   He died in Seattle and buried in Laconia.

   

(In BC Vital Stats - Marriage Registration Index, there is "James Cessford married Florence Grace Campbell in Victoria, 14 Nov 1893."    Also, from the death records,   Florence Grace Cessford died 2 Oct 1960, age 85, in Quesnel, BC.)

   

In 1901 Census for Victoria, BC, James was a miner, and his birth date was 14 Aug 1865, born in NB.

   

He married Florence "Grace" Campbell, daughter of Neil Campbell & Barbara Blackwood, 14 Nov 1893 in Victoria, BC. Born 1874 in Marlintown, Glengary Co., Ont. Died 2 Oct 1960 in Quesnel, BC. They were separated.

   

They had the following children:

  35   i.   Erma Campbell Cessford

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

17. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cessford

Daughter of Robert Cessford & Margaret Nesbitt. Born 28 Oct 1868 in Harvey, York Co., NB.

   

Elizabeth's birth date, 28 Oct 1868, age 32, taken from 1901 Census for Victoria, BC.

   

Lizzie and her husband Johnny lived at 842 Selkirk Ave., Victoria, BC.

   

From notes written by Jessie Pearson, March 1997, sent to Bill McEwen: "Elizabeth (Aunt Lizzie), Uncle Johnny and their daughter Effie lived at 842 Selkirk Avenue,..... fronting on Gorge Waterway, had a fruit orchard, two tennis courts and a carriage house.   In pre-war times Uncle Johnny had vested interests in Copper Mining.   Effie was a teacher and later married Tom Temple......"

   

She married John R. Collister, 12 Feb 1889 in Victoria, BC.

   

They had the following children:

  36   i.   Effie Myrtle Collister

 
 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

18. Adeline Cessford

Daughter of Robert Cessford & Margaret Nesbitt. Born 8 Oct 1870 in Harvey. Died 13 Oct 1931 in   Victoria, BC.

   

After her first husband, Joseph Turnbull Grieve, died she married James Harlem Teed, but he didn't stay around long, leaving Adeline with her five children to raise alone.

   

She first married Joseph Turnbull Grieve, son of Henry "Harry" Grieve & Margaret Speedy, 21 Dec 1886 in Victoria, BC. Born May 1864 in Harvey. Christen 17 Jul 1865 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 1894 in Courtenay, BC. Occupation Farmer, Butcher.

   

Joseph died of blood poisoning from a cut finger and was buried on the family farm right in Courtenay--they owned a dairy farm.

  

They had the following children:

  37   i.   Margaret Grieve

  38   ii.   Robert Grieve

  39   iii.   Henry "Harry" Grieve

  40   iv.   Vera M. Grieve

  41   v.   Charlie Grieve

 

   

She second married James Harlem Teed, 17 Oct 1902 in Cumberland, BC.

 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

19. George Wellington Cessford

 

Son of Robert Cessford & Margaret Nesbitt. Born 15 May 1872 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Died 11 Aug 1959 in Victoria, BC. Occupation Capt. Sealer.

   

From 1901 Census for Victoria, BC, George was born 15 May 1872 in NB, and was a Capt. Sealer.

   

From notes written by Jessie Pearson March 1997, and sent to Bill McEwen:   "George was a deep sea whaler--went to sea as a cabin boy in 1889 for eight dollars a month on the Schooner Ariel.   He left sealing, after many years on a chartered boat, and returned to Victoria where he took up work as a carpenter.   He and Aunt Nell with daughter Muriel lived on Henry Street, close to Mary St.   Aunt Nell died in St. Joseph Hospital.   Muriel lived in Seattle until her death.   We knew very little of Muriel, have no dates."

 

   

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1959:

   

G. W. Cessford

   

Seal Hunter In Old Days Dies in City

   

A pioneer Victorian who was one of the last survivors of the famous Bering Sea seal hunters made famous in Jack London's novel "Seawolf" died in St. Joseph's Hospital yesterday.

   

He was George Wellington Cessford, 87, a personal friend of the man many believe was the model for London's ferocious central character "Wolf" Larsen.

   

In his sealing days, Mr Cessford matched wits with the deadly Russian patrols off Copper Island when the sealers would slip within the prohibited 30-mile zone around the Russian coast in search of valuable fur seals.

   

He was seal hunter and one of the charterers of a vessel which was "high boat" among the sealing fleet in 1895.

   

When the sealing boats were not running from the Russians, they were often fleeing the guns of the U.S. patrol boats which tried to maintain a 60-mile prohibited area around Alaska and adjacent islands.

   

Mr Cessford came to Victoria from New Brunswick at the age of three, travelling with his parents to San Francisco by rail and to Victoria aboard the old ship Pacific.

   

Recalling his boyhood a few months before he died, he remembered when he was 11 watching six square riggers riding out a storm in Royal Roads and seeing four of them driven ashore.

   

His father was employed in a tannery on what is now the grounds of Royal Roads.

   

Mr Cessford went to sea in 1889 as a cabin boy on the schooner Ariel for pay of $8.00 a month.   In 1905 he left the sealing fleet and returned permanently to Victoria where he worked as a carpenter until his retirement in 1945.

   

He is survived by his wife Nellie, at home, 43 Hibberson Crescent.

   

Funeral will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. from Chaplins funeral home, with Rev. Roy McGillivray officiating.

 

   

He married Nellie.

   

(In Vital Stats for BC, Death Registration Index, a Helen Cessford died 14 Jul 1971, age 84, in Victoria, BC--this may have been Nellie, this information would have to be verified/jh)

   

They had the following children:

  42   i.   Muriel Cessford

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

20. Almira "Myra" Cessford

 

Daughter of Robert Cessford & Margaret Nesbitt. Born 10 Apr 1874 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Died 1 Aug 1956 in Victoria, BC. Buried in Ross Bay Cemetery.

 

From 1901 Census for Victoria, BC, Almira was born 10 Apr 1874 in NB, and was a dressmaker.

 

From notes written by Jessie Pearson, March 1997, sent to Bill McEwen:   "Almira (Aunt Myra to all or us) was married to Jack Dodd.   He worked for the years I can remember as a Janitor at the Parliament Bldgs...... Aunt Myra died in the Gorge Hospital (Nursing Home), was buried at Ross Bay, as most of the Cessfords living in Victoria were. .... No children of this marriage."

 

She married John C. "Jack" Dodd, 16 Sep 1902 in Victoria, BC.

 

They lived in Victoria.   Jack worked as a janitor at the Parliament Buildings.   No children.

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

21. John Harvey "Jack" Cessford 

 

Son of Robert Cessford & Margaret Nesbitt. Born 19 Sep 1876 in Esquimalt, BC. Died 21 Jan 1929 in Victoria, BC. Buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.

 

From BC Vital Stats, Death Registration Index:   John Harvey Cessford, died 21 Jan 1929, age 52 yr., in Victoria.

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

22. Margaret "Madge" Cessford

 

Daughter of Robert Cessford & Margaret Nesbitt. Born 13 Nov 1878 in Esquimalt, BC.

 

Information from notes written by Jessie Pearson in March 1997, and sent to Bill McEwen:    "Madge followed her brother Jim to Alaska, and married Tom Gleason in Alaska, but the marriage didn't last long.   She worked for a family by the name of Agnew in Seattle, Wash.   (Mr Agnew was a banker.)"

 

She married Thomas Gleason, in Alaska.

 
 
 
 

Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

THIRD Immigrant Generation

23. Thomas Piercy Cessford

Son of Robert Cessford & Margaret Nesbitt. Born 9 Jan 1882 in Esquimalt, BC.

 

   

Thomas was living in Seattle in 1936.

 

   

(In BC Vital Stats - Marriage Registration Index:   Thomas Piercy Cessford married Antonia Julia Droob 30 Apr 1910 in Victoria.   In Death Registration Index:   Antonio J. C. Cessford (female) died 5 Sep 1935 at 48 yr. at Shawnigan Lake, BC.)

 

   

He married Antonia Julia Droob, 30 Apr 1910 in Victoria, BC. Born Approx 1887 in Denmark. Died 5 Sep 1935 in Shawnigan Lake, BC. Buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.

 

   

Antonia Julio died 5 Sep 1935 at age 48 years.

INDEX

Nellie, spouse of   19

Campbell, Florence "Grace", spouse of   16

Cessford, Adeline   18

Cessford, Almira "Myra"   20

Cessford, Barbara   2

Cessford, David   1

Cessford, Eleanor Jane "Ellen"   11

Cessford, Elizabeth "Lizzie"   17

Cessford, Erma Campbell   35

Cessford, Ethel   26

Cessford, George Wellington   19

Cessford, James   16

Cessford, James   7

Cessford, John "Albert"   10

Cessford, John "Jack"   4

Cessford, John "Thomas"   24

Cessford, John Harvey "Jack"   21

Cessford, Lena   27

Cessford, Margaret   3

Cessford, Margaret "Madge"   22

Cessford, Margaret Jane "Peggy"   29

Cessford, Margery   5

Cessford, Muriel   42

Cessford, Robert   6

Cessford, Robert "Bob"   8

Cessford, Robert James   28

Cessford, Thomas "Tommy"   12

Cessford, Thomas Piercy   23

Cessford, William David   9

Cessford, William Wallace   25

Collister, Effie Myrtle   36

Collister, John R., spouse of   17

Dodd, John C. "Jack", spouse of   20

Droob, Antonia Julia, spouse of   23

Fenlason, Gilbert, spouse of   14

Fenlason, Robert W.   34

Fenlason, Vera   33

Gleason, Thomas, spouse of   22

Grieve, Charlie   41

Grieve, Henry "Harry"   39

Grieve, Joseph Turnbull, spouse of   18

Grieve, Margaret   37

Grieve, Margaret, spouse of   4

Grieve, Robert   38

Grieve, Vera M.   40

Hammond, Frank, spouse of   13

Hammond, Mabel   32

Little, Alma Victoria, spouse of   12

Nesbitt, Margaret, spouse of   6

Piercy, Isabella, spouse of   8

Piercy, Margaret "Peggy", spouse of   1

Pollock, Ida M.   30

Pollock, John Joseph "Joe", spouse of   11

Pollock, Mildred Alma   31

Teed, James Harlem, spouse of   18

Wilson, Barbara   13

Wilson, Mary Jane   14

Wilson, Robert Brown   15

Wilson, Robert, spouse of   5