Cornelius of Sunderland Passenger List-Part 2

The following families and individuals, totalling 154 persons, are known to have been aboard the Cornelius of Sunderland. Links are to genealogical entries.

MESSER - BROWN (Table of Contents)

84. William Messer. Husband; aged 37; b. 4 Dec 1799; bp. 19 Jan 1800 Golden Square Presbyterian (or Scotch Church), Berwick-Upon-Tweed; son of Walter Messer and Ann; md. 24 Sep 1826, Ford, Northumberland by Thomas Knight, Rector; d. 21 Sep 1874, Harvey; bd., Harvey Settlement Cem. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer. Post-emigr. occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian. (entry updated 2 Dec. 2007).

85. Alice (or Alison) Brown. Wife; aged 42, b. ca 1795; daughter of William Brown; d. 19 Sep 1877; bd., Harvey Settlement Cem. (entry updated 2 Dec. 2007).

86. Elizabeth Messer. Daughter; aged 9; b. 29 May 1828; England; d. 26 Sep 1904, Harvey; bd, Harvey Settlement Cem. (entry updated 2 Dec. 2007).

87. Walter Messer. Son; aged 5, b. 4 Apr 1832, England; d. 7 Aug 1886, Harvey; bd., Harvey Settlement Cem. Eventual occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian. (entry updated 2 Dec. 2007).

88. William Messer. Son; aged 3; b. 1834, England; d. 1914, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Eventual occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian. (entry updated 2 Dec. 2007).

89. Thomas Messer. Son; aged 9 months; b. 1836, England; d. 20 Jul 1861, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.. Rel.: Presbyterian. (entry updated 2 Dec. 2007).

William Messer and his family first settled on Lot 6E, 100 acres in Harvey Settlement, which proved unsuitable for farming. In 1843 they moved to Lot V, fourth tract, north of Frog Lake. One daughter died in England prior to emigration and they had three more children in New Brunswick. In the 1861 Census, William owned or occupied 80 acres improved and 120 acres unimproved land, cash value of farm, 250 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 14 £.

 

MONTGOMERY - UNKNOWN (Table of contents)

90. Andrew D. Montgomery. Husband; aged 50; b. ca 1787, England or Scotland; d. Unknown. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer.

91. Nancy (or Agnes) Unknown. Wife; aged 50; b. ca 1787; d. Unknown.

 

92. Andrew Montgomery. Son; aged 22; b. ca. 1815; d. Unknown. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer.

93. David Montgomery. Son; aged 20; b. ca. 1817; d. Unknown. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer.

94. William Montgomery. Son; aged 17; b. ca. 1820; d. 1851.

95. Jane Montgomery. Daughter; aged 15; b. ca. 1822; d. Unknown.

96. Margaret Montgomery. Daughter; aged 12; b. ca. 1825; d. Unknown.

97. James Montgomery. Son; aged 9; b. ca. 1827; d. Unknown.

There is little information on this family.

 
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Descendents of Andrew Mowatt
(1776 - 28 MAY 1862)
& wife Margaret
(1779 - 17 OCT 1867)

MOWATT (MOWET) - HULISTON (Table of Contents)

98. James Mowatt. Husband; aged ca. 30; b. 1807/1808, Northumberland; son of Andrew Mowatt & Margaret; d. Jan 1892, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer. Post-emigr. occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

99. Catherine HulistonWife; aged 33; b. 1804, England; d.11 Oct 1866, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

 

100. Agnes Mowatt. Daughter; aged 8 months; b. 1836, England; d. 25 Jul 1868, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

James Mowatt, his wife Catherine Huliston and their 8 months old daughter Agnes were aboard the Cornelius along with James's brother Thomas Mowatt and his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” Moffitt. James received Land Grant Lot #6W, of 100 acres. In the statistical report for Harvey Settlement for the year 1843, there were four in James family; they had 8 acres in crops; 4 acres new land ready for crop next year; 8 acres in meadow and 3 acres in pasture.

101. Thomas Mowatt. Husband; aged 28; b. 4 May 1809, Ford, Northumberland; son of Andrew Mowatt & Margaret; d. 13 Dec 1892, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Pre-emigr. occ.: miller. Post-emigr. occ.: proprietor farmer. Rel: Presbyterian.

102. Elizabeth "Betsy" Moffitt. Wife; aged 24; b.1813, Stickel, Roxburgh, Scotland; daughter of John Moffat & Janet Gladstone; d. 22 Jan 1854/1855, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

 

Rev. Dr. Andrew Joseph Mowatt. Son in womb; b. 11 Feb 1838, Woodstock, NB; d.19 Feb 1911 while preaching at the pulpit, Erskine Church, Montreal. Occ. Presbyterian Minister. Rel.: Presbyterian.

Thomas Mowatt and his pregnant wife Elizabeth "Betsy" Moffitt came to NB with his brother James Mowatt, his wife Catherine Huliston and their infant daughter Agnes. It is believed that Elizabeth's maiden name was Moffitt, and that she was a sister of Mary Moffitt who married Peter Wood, and Margaret Moffitt who married John Swan. Both of these sisters and their families came to Harvey as chain migrants around 1850. Thomas brought the document copied below to New Brunswick with him in 1837: "This certifies that Thomas Mowatt, a native of this neighbourhood, of creditable parentage, leaves this country for N. Brunswick, wishing to better his situation in that land.   He is a member in full communion with this Presbyterian Congregation and has always acted as becometh the Christian. He is of a mild inoffensive disposition, exceedingly peaceable, quiet and retiring, very highly esteemed as a servant, well acquainted with husbandry in all the modern improvements.   He has had for several years the oversight of a corn mill and is very capable of managing such a concern, so he is likely to prove an acquisition to any gentlemen improving his estate. He leaves us in comfortable circumstances, with his brother James. But if a mysterious Providence should visit them with shipwreck or disaster, the British agent or Consul must afford them protection, and the humane may rest assured they lend aid to the deserving. Given in the name of the members, Trustees and Elders of this congregation, Thomas Hall, minister Crookham, County of Northumberland, May 21st, 1837”

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Descendents of James Nesbitt
(CA 1775 – 28 DEC 1851)
& Catherine 'Elspeth' Carr
(3 NOV 1776 – BEFORE MAY 1837)

NESBITT (Table of Content)

103. James Nesbitt. Widower; aged 52; b. ca. 1775; d. 28 Dec, 1851, Robbinston, Maine. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer. Rel.: Presbyterian, later Congregational Church.

104. George Nesbitt. Son; aged 21; b. 16 Feb 1816, Northumberland; d. 1881/1891. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer. Post-emigr. occ.: farmer.

105. Elspeth Nesbitt. Daughter; aged 17; b. 11 Sep 1818, Berwick (from obit.), Northumberland; d. 12 Nov 1911, Calais, Maine. Rel.: Presbterian, later Congregational.

106. James Nesbitt. Son; aged 14; b. 2 Oct 1822, England – d. unknown.

There were two Nesbitt families among the first Harvey Settlement settlers, James Nesbitt and John Nesbitt. The relationship between the two is unknown. James was a widower in 1837, when he came to New Brunswick on the Cornelius with his two sons, George and James, and daughter Elspeth. James’ wife who passed away before May 1837 was Catherine 'Elspeth' Carr (b. 3 Nov 1776, Norham, Northumberland, England). James settled on Lot #12W, 100 acres in Harvey Settlement.   He sold his land to John Kilpatrick on 14 Dec 1844, whose name is shown on the Land Grants Map.   Presumably after he sold his property he moved to Maine to live with his daughter, Elspeth.   The 1850 Census for Robbinston, Maine shows "James Mashbeth, age 75, born in England" living with John and Elizabeth Larner.   This name perhaps should have been "James Nesbitt".

 
 
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Descendents of John Nesbitt
(CA. 1790 - 11 APR 1850)
& Ann (unknown maiden name)
 (CA. 1795 - 25 FEB 1864)

NESBITT - REAVELY (Table of Content)

107. John Nesbitt. Husband; aged 47; b. ca. 1790, Northumberland; md. 26 Feb 1815, Wooler, Northumberland; d. 11 Apr 1850, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Post-emigr. occ.: farmer. Rel. Presbyterian.

108. Ann Reavely. Wife; aged 42; b. ca 1795; d. 25 Feb 1864, Harvey.

109. Susanna Nesbitt. Daughter; aged 21; b. 11 (register) or 21 (stone) Feb 1816, Wooler Town, Northumberland; bp. 25 Feb 1816, United Presbyterian Cheviot St. NC, Wooler, Northumberland; d. 20 May 1897, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Rel.: Presbyterian.

110. Thomas Nesbitt. Son; aged 19; b. 23 Sep 1817, Wooler Town, Northumberland; bp. 28 Sep 1817, United Presbyterian Cheviot Street, NC, Wooler, Northumberland; d. 20 May 1882, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Post-emigr. occ.: carpenter. Rel.: Presbyterian.

111. Ann Nesbitt. Daughter; aged 17; b. 13 Oct. 1819 Wooler Town; bp. 1 Nov 1819 Wooler West Chapel, Northumberland; d. unknown.

112. John B. Nesbitt. Son; aged 16; b. 1821, Wooler, Northumberland; d. 23 May 1898, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Eventual occ.: farmer.

113. Elspeth "Elisabeth" Nesbitt. Daughter; aged 13, b. 8 Dec 1823 Wooler Town, Northumberland; bp. 14 Dec 1823, West Chapel Presbyterian NC, Wooler, Northumberland; d. unknown.

114. James Nesbitt. Son; aged 11; b. 23 Mar 1826, Wooler, Northumberland, England; bp. 6 Apr 1826, West Chapel Presbyterian NC, Wooler, Northumberland; d. 30 Oct 1882, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Eventual occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

115. Jean (or Jane - sic.) Nesbitt. Daughter; aged 8; b. 9 Jun 1828, Wooler, Northumberland; bp. 19 June 1828 Wooler West Chapel, Northumberland; d. 5 Feb 1918, British Columbia; bd. Courtenay Civic Cem., Section A, Courtenay, B.C.

116. Robert Nesbitt. Son; aged 6; b. 1831, Wooler, Northumberland; bp. 30 Sep 1831, West Chapel Presbyterian, NC, Wooler, Northumberland; d. bef. 1871. Eventual occ.: farmer.

There were two Nesbitt families among the first Harvey Settlement settlers, John Nesbitt and James Nesbitt. Relationship between the two is unknown. John Nesbitt, with his wife Ann, and eight children came to America on the Cornelius. John Nesbitt and his family settled on Land Grant Lot 20 E.

 
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Descendents of William Patterson
(6 MAR 1812 - 11 DEC 1892)
& Sarah Ann Jane Dibblee
(3 MAY 1820 - 8 NOV 1855)

PATTERSOn (Table of Content)

117. William Patterson. Single man; aged 25; b. 6 Mar 1812 (from family bible) Berwick, Scotland (from obit.); d.11 Dec 1892, Harvey; Post-emigr. occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian. (entry updated 22 Jan 2008).

William Patterson came to New Brunswick as a single young man on the Cornelius. He subsequently married a local young woman, United Empire Loyalist descendant Sarah Ann Jane Dibblee. Birth date is taken from family bible and Scottish origin is based on obituary as well as all census entries where he is listed as being of Scottish origin. Spelling of last name is variable as on at least one document he signed his name as Paterson. “He went into the green woods and by hard work he made for himself a fine farm” on Land Grant Lot #9 second tier (South), 98 acres, in Harvey Settlement in 1841. In the 1861 Census, William owned 70 acres improved, and 28 acres unimproved land; cash value of farm, 250 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 12 pounds.  He had two horses, 3 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 5 other neat cattle, 16 sheep, 3 swine, slaughtered 700 lb. pork; produced 150 lb. butter, 40 lb. wool, 15 tons hay, 300 bu. oats, 30. bu. buckwheat, 2 bu. peas, 4 bu. timothy, 20 bu. turnips and 150 bu. potatoes.William “was an elder in the Presbyterian church for upwards of thirty years and took a leading part in church and

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Descendents of Thomas Piercy
(CA 1760 - UNKNOWN)
& Elizabeth Unknown (UNKNOWN)
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Descendents of Thomas Piercy
(CA 1760 - UNKNOWN)
& Elizabeth Unknown (UNKNOWN)

PIERCY - HENDERSOn (Table of Content)

118. Thomas Piercy. Husband; aged 53; b. 1784, Northumberland; bp. 29 Jun 1784, Spittal, United Presbyterian, Northumberland; son of Thomas Piercy & Elizabeth; md. 19 Apr. 1812 Ford, Northumberland; d. 12 Oct 1865, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Pre-emigr. occ.: steward, hind; Post-emigr. Occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

 

119. Mary Henderson. Wife; aged 51; b. ca. 1786, Wooler; bp. 3 Jan. 1787 Wooler Tower Hill U.A.; daughter of Matthew and Margaret (her parents are named in the baptisms of some of the grandchildren); d. 3 Sep 1868, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

120. Matthew Piercy. Married son; see also entry for PIERCY – MOFFITT below.

121. Elizabeth Piercy. Daughter; aged 22; b. 10 Mar. 1816 Redsford, parish of Kirknewton, Northumberland; bp. 13 Mar. 1816 Crookham Presbyterian, Northumberland; d. 26 Jun 1889, Fredericton, NB; bd. Forest Hill Cem., Fredericton.

122. Mary Piercy. Daughter; aged 18; b. 30 Sept 1819 (stone) 30 Sept 1818 (register) at Thornington, Northumberland; bp. 11 Oct. 1818 Crookham Presbyterian, Northumberland; d. 6 Mar 1892, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.; Rel.: Presbyterian.

123. Isabella Piercy. Daughter; aged 16; b. 20 Sep. 1820 Thornington, Northumberland (father a hind); bp. 27 Sep. 1820 Crookham Presb.; d. Aft.1893.

124. Walter Piercy. Son; aged 10; b. 19 May 1827, Thornington, Northumberland (father a hind); bp. 23 May 1827 Crookham Presbyterian, Northumberland; d. 24 Jan 1914, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Eventual occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

Thomas Piercy, wife Mary Henderson sailed on the Cornelius with their two sons, three daughters and one daughter-in-law. There were also children not in the list who likely died (or in Margaret's case perhaps married in England): Margaret b. 25 Feb. 1813 Fenton, p. Wooler (father a steward), bp. 11 Mar. 1813 Crookham Presbyterian; Thomas b. 9 Feb. 1823 Thornington (father a hind), bp. 19 Feb. 1823 Crookham Presbyterian; Andrew b. 19 Oct. 1824 Thornington (father a hind), bp. 22 Oct. 1824 Crookham Presbyterian. Thomas received Land Grant Lot # 18 West, 100 acres. Thomas and his elder son, Matt, who was 23 years old, arrived in Harvey before the rest of the family and had a comfortable house built, with a fire place before the rest of the family arrived. Mary and their daughters and younger son walked from Fredericton to Harvey, a distance of approximately 25 miles, after their home had been built.

 

 

 

Piercy-Moffitt (Table of Content)

120. Matthew Piercy. Husband; aged 22; b. 15 Jul 1814, Readsford, Parish of Kirknewton, Northumberland; son of Thomas Piercy and Mary Henderson (above); bp. 23 Aug. 1814 Crookham Presbyterian, Northumberland; d. 28 Feb 1889, Comox, BC; bd. 1 Mar 1889, Courtenay BC Civic Cemetery, Section A. Pre-emigr. occ.: blacksmith; Post-emigr. occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

125. Agnes Moffitt. Wife; aged 21; b. 19 Oct 1815, Lanton, Northumberland; daughter of later chain migrants John Moffitt & Ellen "Nellie" Davidson; d. 17 Apr 1886, Comox, BC; bd. Courtenay, BC Civic Cem. Rel. Presbyterian.

Mathew Piercy and his wife came to New Brunswick with Matthew's parents (see also PIERCY – HENDERSON entry above), sisters and brother on the Cornelius. Agnes’s parents and family also eventually came to Harvey in 1842 as chain migrants. They received Land Grant Lot #14 West, 100 acres. Their twelve children were born in Harvey. After 38 years of living in Harvey, the Piercy’s moved to British Columbia in 1875 and settled on Vancouver Island, where they again were pioneer settlers. Their sons Thomas, John, Matt, Sam and Walt, and youngest daughters Agnes and Isabella moved to BC with their parents. Elizabeth died at an early age in Harvey. The four oldest daughters married and remained in New Brunswick. Matthew was very active in the Presbyterian church and the second church built in Harvey Settlement was on his land. In the Comox, BC the Presbyterian Church and cemetery was built on land donated by Matthew Piercy and Samuel Crawford. Matthew and Agnes are buried in that cemetery.

 
 
 
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Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 APR 1862)
& Jane Dickson
(1788 - 8 OCT 1871)

ROBISON (Table of Content)

126. William Robison. Single man; aged 25; b. 6 Sep 1811, England; son of later chain migrants Marshall Robison & Jane Dickson d. 16 Apr 1889, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer. Post-emigr.: occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

William Robison came to Harvey on the Cornelius as a single young man. He settled on Lot #11, second tier, 100 acres, between the lots of George Nesbitt and Thomas Wilson, southeast of the road from Saint Andrews to Fredericton.   He was followed in 1842 by his parents and siblings. In the 1861 Census for Manners Sutton, he owned or occupied 40 acres of improved land and 60 acres of unimproved land; cash value of farm was 150 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 2 pounds.   Had 3 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 2 other neat cattle, 7 sheep, 4 swine, and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 200 lb. butter; 20 lb. cheese; 25 lb. wool; 9 tons hay; 130 bu. oats; 80 bu. buckwheat; 60 bu. turnips; 80 bu. potatoes and 30 bu. carrots.

 
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Descendents of John Scott
(CA. 1771 - UNKNOWN)
& Susan Johnston
(CA. 1775 - UNKNOWN)

SCOTT (Table of Content)

127. Jane Scott. Single woman (sibling); aged 40; b. 2 May 1797, Northumberland; bp. 7 May 1797, United Presbyterian Cheviot St., NC, Wooler, Northumberland; daughter of John Scott & Susan Johnston; md. 20 Sep. 1845 in Harvey Settlement to John Heughan; d. 17 Mar 1871, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

128. John Scott. Single man (sibling); aged 38; b. 20 Dec 1798, Northumberland; bp. 24 Dec 1798, United Presbyterian Cheviot St. N.C., Wooler, Northumberland; son of John Scott & Susan Johnston; d.12 Dec 1862, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Pre-emigrat.: occ.: carpenter. Post-emigr. occ.: farmer.

Jane Scott and her brother John Scott were aboard the Cornelius. John received Land Grant 2nd Tract W. Harvey Settlement, Kingsclear, York Co., 100 acres 1851/12/19 KL4949. In the 1851 Census, John (45 years old) was living in the household of John and Elizabeth (Chambers) Nesbitt, and was listed as farmer/prop. In the 1861 Census he was living with his sister Jane Heughan (her husband John Heughan had died in 1857), and was listed as a farmer/carpenter.

 
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Descendents of robert tait

Tait 

129. Robert Tait Single man; no additional information available.

 
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Descendents of Margaret Tait

TAITE (Table of Content)

130. William Taite Widower?; aged 50; no additional information available.

131. Margaret Taite. Daughter; aged 5; b. ca. 1832, Northumberland; md. 4 Oct 1849 in Harvey Settlement to Thomas Piercy; d. 3 Mar 1891..

Little is known of this family. Based on the ordering in the fall of 1837 government list of names of those applying for land on the St. Andrews Road this family seems to be closely associated with that of David Cessford. Margaret was previously assumed to be a daughter of David and Peggy Cessford. However, Margaret is not in the 1851 census with the Cessford family, and alone among the children does not appear among the English baptisms. Based on her age profile Margaret is most likely the Margaret Taite who married Thomas Piercy in 1849. Witnesses at the marriage were Walter Piercy and Barbara Cessford providing further evidence of the close link between the Cessford and Taite families.

 
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Descendents of THOMAS THOMSON

THOMSON 

132. Thomas Thomson. Brother; aged 34, b. ca 1803, unknown; d. unknown.

133. James Thomson. Brother; aged 24; b. ca 1813, unknown; d. unknown.

The names of these two brothers appears on the list of names of those applying for land on the St. Andrews Road in the fall of 1837 (this poster left). No additional information is available.

 
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Descendents of John Thompson
(1800 – 25 AUG 1888)
& Isabella Swan
( CA 1800 – 20 MAY 1851)

THOMPSON - SWAN (Table of Content)

134. John Thompson. Husband; aged 37; b. 1800, Northumberland; md. 29 Jan 1832, Cornhill Parish Marriage Register 1798-1850; d. 25 Aug 1888, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.. Pre-emigr. occ.: teacher. Post-emigrate. occ.: teacher, farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian. (entry updated 18 Feb. 2008).

135. Isabella Swan. Wife; aged 37; b. ca 1800, Northumberland; daughter of later chain migrants Henry Swan & Elizabeth Russell; d. 20 May 1851, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

136. John T. Thompson. Son; aged 4; b. 1833, England; d. 11 May 1910, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Eventual occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian. (entry updated 18 Feb. 2008).

137. Elizabeth ThompsonDaughter; aged 3; b. 1834, England; d. 4 Feb, 1909, Brooklyn, NY; bd. 7 Jul 1909, Harvey Settlement Cem. (entry updated 18 Feb. 2008).

138. Margaret Thompson. Daughter; aged 11 months; b. Jun 1836, England; d. 29 Mar 1928, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. (entry updated 18 Feb. 2008).

John received a land grant of 100 acres, Lot 9W, in Harvey Settlement.   He had been educated as a school teacher and served in this role when he came to the Harvey community.   He served as Clerk of the Session in the Presbyterian Church, and as an elder. They eventually had ten children, three born in England and seven born in Harvey.   Isabella died when the youngest child was about two years old.

 

 

Thompson

139. John Thompson Nephew of John Thompson above; aged 16; b. ca 1821, most likely Northumberland; d. unknown.

This young man traveled on the Cornelius with his uncle John Thompson above. He seems to have left the community within a few years as he appears in no subsequent documents.

 
 
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Descendents of John Wightman
(JUN 1789 – 13 JAN 1867)
& Mary Davison
(1795 – 19 AUG 1871)

WIGHTMAN - DAVIDSON (Table of Contents)

140. John Wightman. Husband; aged 47; celebrated 48th birthday at sea; b. Jun 1789, Doddington, Northumberland; bp. 23 Jun 1789, Doddington, England; son of John Wightman; d. 13 Jan 1867, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer. Post-emigr. occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

141. Mary Davidson. Wife; aged 42; b. 1795, England; daughter of Mathew Davison, in England. d. 19 Aug 1871, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Rel.: Presbyterian.

142. Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Daughter; aged 12; b. Oct 1824, Wooler, Northumberland; bp. 29 Oct 1824, Wooler, Northumberland; d. 30 Mar 1889, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Rel.: Presbyterian.

143. Isabelle "Belle" Wightman. Daughter; aged 9; b. 14 Jan 1827, Wooler, Northumberland; d. 16 Sep 1901, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

144. John Wightman. Son; aged 8; b. ca. 1829, Wooler, Northumberland; d. 23 Aug 1891, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Eventual occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

145. Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Daughter; aged 6; b. 5 Mar 1831, Wooler, Northumberland; d. 15 Jun 1901, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Rel.: Presbyterian.

John Wightman, his wife Mary, and four children sailed aboard the Cornelius. They received Land Grant Lot #19 W, on the Tweedside Road.

 
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Descendents of Robert Wilson
(26 MAR 1799 - 25 JAN 1864)
& Mary Brown
(8 SEP 1798 - 12 DEC 1864)

WILSON - BROWN (Table of Contents)

146. Robert Wilson. Husband; aged 38; b. 26 Mar 1799, Greenlawdean, Scotland; bp. 14 Apr 1799; son of Alexander Wilson & Elizabeth Miller; md. 27 May 1818, Hutton, Scotland; d. 25 Jan 1864, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Pre-emigr. occ.: labourer. Post-emigr. occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

147. Mary Brown. Wife; aged 38; b. 8 Sep 1798, Morpeth, Northumberland; daughter of James Brown & Martha Reed; d. 12 Dec 1864, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

148. Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilson. Daughter; aged 18; b.18 Nov 1818, Lennilhill, Berwickshire; d. 28 Dec 1901, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

149. Thomas Wilson. Son; aged 16; b. 13 Jan 1821, Ayton Law, Scotland; d. 28 Dec 1892, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Rel.: Presbyterian.

150. Mary Wilson. Daughter; aged 10; b. 15 Dec 1826, Nethermoins, Scotland; d 21 Jan 1848, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

151. Margaret Wilson. Daughter; aged 8; b. 24 Apr 1829, Howlaws, Scotland; d. 2 Jul 1852, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem.

152. Robert Wilson. Son; aged 5; celebrated 6th birthday at sea, b. 8 Jul 1831, Howlaws, Scotland; d. 14 May 1901, Harvey; buried, Harvey Settlement Cem. Eventual occ.: farmer. Rel.: Presbyterian.

153. Alexander Wilson. Son; aged 3; b. 23 Jan 1834, Lennilhill, Scotland; d. 28 May 1906, Harvey; bd. Harvey Settlement Cem. Eventual occ: storekeeper, carpenter, farmer.

154. Jane Wilson. Daughter; aged 2 weeks; b. 14 May 1837, Lennilhill, Scotland; d. 16 May 1918, Harvey; bd. Magundy Cemetery. Later religion: Seventh-Day Adventist.

Robert Wilson and his wife, Mary Brown with seven children, the youngest just two weeks old, sailed aboard the Cornelius. Robert received Land Grant, Lot #10, 88 acres in Harvey Settlement. He paid the sum of eleven pounds for the land rather than working out an agreement with the government. As his sons grew older they received land on the second tier adjacent to Robert's. Robert's land was passed down to his youngest son, James.