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Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

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Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

PRE-Immigrant Generation

1. George Embleton

 

Born 1776 in Framlington, Eng. Died 1833 in Wooler. Occupation Joiner, Cartwright.

   

Copied from records from Wooler area by E. E. Lister--source not identified:   "George Embleton of the Parish of Wooler and Margaret Davidson of Berwick were married in this church by Banns this 28th day of July, 1802 by Hugh Hodgson, Vicar.   This marriage was solemnized between George Embleton and Margaret Davidson, now Embleton in the presence of *John Darry and *Jane Bolton, Charles Embleton, Robert Davidson."

 

*According to the parish registers of Eglingham (NBL) 1662 - 1812 transcribed at:

http://www.geocities.com/boltonsurname_uk/eglingham.html

these witnesses were John Davy and James Bolton.

   

George Embleton and Margaret Davidson were married in 1802 in Eglingham, England in presence of Charles Embleton and Robert Davidson.   They had ten children.   Three children died in childhood.   One daughter, Mary, married and stayed in England, and the remaining six children emigrated to Canada.   George died in Wooler at age 56 years, and his wife Margaret died in Wooler at age 54 years.

   

He married Margaret Davidson, daughter of William Davison, 23 Jul 1802 in Eglingham, Eng. Born 1782 in Bewick Folly, Eglingham, Eng. Died 1836 in Wooler.

   

They had the following children:

  2   i.   Mary Embleton

  3   ii.   Isabella Embleton

  4   iii.   William Embleton

  5   iv.   William Embleton

  6   v.   Mary Embleton

  7   vi.   Margaret Embleton

  8   vii.   Eleanor Embleton

  9   viii.   George Embleton

  10   ix.   Elizabeth Embleton

  11   x.   Robert Embleton

Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

2. Mary Embleton

 

Daughter of George Embleton & Margaret Davidson. Born 1803 in Eng. Died 1803 in England. First daughter of George Embleton, joiner.   Mary died at age 10 days.

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George embleton

Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

3. Isabella Embleton 

 

Daughter of George Embleton & Margaret Davidson. Born 1804 in Branton, England. Christen 25 Jul 1804 in Branton Presbyterian. Died 16 Feb 1892 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

(Believed to be buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery, but her name is not on gravestone.)

   

She married Thomas Herbert, son of Robert Herbert & Isabella Wandless, 11 Jun 1824 in Haughhead (Parish Of Ilderton). Born 1798 in Alwinton, England. Died 24 Feb 1862 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Marriage:   1824.   Ilderton Parish Bishops Transcripts:   Thomas Herbert, Biddleston of the Parish of Allenton a batchelor and Isabella Embleton of the Haugh-Head of this parish, spinster, by Banns June 11.   Witnesses:   George Embleton, Elizabeth Reed, George Herbert.  

   

(Allenton was old name of Alwinton.)   (The marriage information from Ewen Herbert of Victoria, Australia, who did research in England.)

   

Thomas Herbert, his wife Isabella Embleton, and their children Margaret, age 12, Isabella, age 10, Robert, age 8, Mary, age 3, and Christina, age 1 year; together with Isabella's sisters Eleanor and Elizabeth Embleton, and brother Robert Embleton; and brother William Embleton and his wife Jane and two young sons George and James Embleton came to New Brunswick on the brig Cornelius of Sunderland in 1837.   They were among the first settlers of Harvey Settlement.   Thomas's occupation on arrival in NB was listed as Miller.

   

Thomas first got Land Grant Lot #7W, first Tract, Harvey Settlement, 100 acres, and later added other property to his holdings.   The 1861 Census shows that the Herberts had 300 acres of land--75 improved and 225 unimproved.   Cash value of farm was 200 pounds, and value of implements and machinery was 15 pounds.   They had 3 horses, 3 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 4 other neat cattle, 12 sheep, 2 swine, and slaughtered 350 lb. pork.   They produced 150 lb. butter, 90 lb. cheese, 55 lb. wool, 15 ton hay, 15 bu. wheat, 300 bu. oats, 30 bu. buckwheat, 6 bu. peas, 5 bu. timothy, 12 bu. turnips and 80 bu. potatoes.

   

Daughter Christina, age 1 year, is included in a listing of the family after they arrived in NB, but the 1851 Census does not list her (she would have been about 15 years old), so perhaps she died soon after their arrival in NB or sometime prior to 1851.   (No record of her death.)

Large format crayon portrait of five female generations of Isabel Embleton and her descendants taken ca. 1889 based on apparent age of infant Isabel Robison. Those in the photo, descending down the family tree, are: (Far right) Isabella Embleton (b. 9 Jun, 1804 (Haugh Head near Wooler) - 16 Feb 1892 Harvey Station, wife of Thomas Herbert; (third from right) Margaret Ann Herbert (b. 19 Jul 1825 - d. 10 Jan 1913), wife of David Little; (second from right) Isabel Little (b. 20 Jun 1845 - d. 18 Mar 1905), wife of James Embleton; (Far left) Margaret "Maggie" Embleton (b. 19 Jan 1867 - d. 25 Jul 1952), wife of George Robison; (Infant) Isabel Robison (b. 9 Jan. 1888 - d. 18 Dec 1918 of Spanish Flu).

Copied from article about Haugh Head, Wooler in local Berwick newspaper (contained in letter to Ewen Herbert, Australia, from Eric Herbert, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 9 Mar 2002): ".....Life in 1837 must have been hard.   In this year William Embleton, who ran a joiner's shop at Haugh Head decided to risk crossing the North Atlantic with his young family to settle in Canada.   Along with his brother-in-law Thomas Herbert from Coldgate Mill they joined the sailing ship 'Cornelius' at Berwick and with a group of other emigrants from Glendale and Tweedside made the hazardous crossing to New Brunswick, where their descendents still live, in a district named by them Tweedside."

   

(Information on the Thomas Herbert family was compiled from New Brunswick Census Reports, Church Records, Land Grants records, Marriage records, Birth records, death records, newspaper obituaries, cemetery gravestones, and research done previously on related families.)

   

They had the following children:

  12   i.   Margaret Ann Herbert

  13   ii.   Isabella "Belle" Herbert

  14   iii.   Robert Herbert 

  15   iv.   Sarah Herbert

  16   v.   Mary Herbert

  17   vi.   Christian Herbert

  18   vii.   George Herbert

  19   viii.   Eleanor "Jane" Herbert

Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

4. William Embleton

 

Son of George Embleton & Margaret Davidson. Born 1806 in Eng. Died 1808 in Wooler, Eng. First son of George and Margaret Embleton.   William died at age 2 years.

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Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

5. William Embleton 

 

Son of George Embleton & Margaret Davidson. Born 28 Dec 1810 in Wooler, England. Christen 10 Mar 1811. Died 1 Dec 1875 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

William and wife Jane Runchman with their sons George and James emigrated to New Brunswick in 1837 from Northumberland, England, with the first settlers of Harvey.   They settled on Lot 5W, a hillside lot.   The 1861 census lists William as a farmer/carpenter.   He employed two males and one female, owned or occupied 30 acres improved land and 15 acres unimproved.   Cash value of farm was 80 pounds, value of implements and machinery was 4 pounds.   He had one horse, 2 milch cows, 3 other neat cattle, 10 sheep, 2 swine, and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 120 lb. butter, 25 lb. wool, 8 tons hay, 130 bu. oats, 60 bu. buckwheat and 60 bu. potatoes.

 

William and Jane had ten children.

   

Copied from article about Haugh Head, Wooler in local Berwick newspaper (contained in letter to Ewen Herbert, Australia, from Eric Herbert, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 9 Mar 2002): ".....Life in 1837 must have been hard.   In this year William Embleton, who ran a joiner's shop at Haugh Head decided to risk crossing the North Atlantic with his young family to settle in Canada.   Along with his brother-in-law Thomas Herbert from Coldgate Mill they joined the sailing ship 'Cornelius' at Berwick and with a group of other emigrants from Glendale and Tweedside made the hazardous crossing to New Brunswick, where their descendents still live, in a district named by them Tweedside."

 

From E. E. Lister:   "The archives in Berwick listed William Embleton, born Dec 28, 1810 and christened March 10, 1811.   His father was George Embleton, Joiner, from Longframington and mother Margaret, daughter of William Davidson, Shepherd."

 

He married Jane Runchman, 1832 in England. Born 1812 in England. Died 9 May 1886 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Unsure who Jane's parents were, but it is quite possible that her father's name was James Runchman, and her mother's name was Cherry--maiden name unknown.   There was a Cherry Runchman who immigrated to Harvey in 1842 with her son Edward Runchman and granddaughter Margaret Runchman.   Cherry was born approximately 1774/1777 (Age in 1851 Census was 77 and age in 1861 census was 83 years) and died 13 Jan 1866, at age 88 years.

 

They had the following children:

  20   i.   George Embleton

  21   ii.   James Embleton

  22   iii.   Cherry Jane Embleton

  23   iv.   Margaret Isabella Embleton

  24   v.   Mary Christine Embleton

  25   vi.   Eleanor "Ellen" Embleton

  26   vii.   Elizabeth "Lizzie" Embleton

  27   viii.   William Embleton

  28   ix.   Christina Davidson Embleton

  29   x.   Amelia Emily "Amy" Embleton

william embleton

Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

6. Mary Embleton

 

Daughter of George Embleton & Margaret Davidson. Born 1811 in Eng. Died in Eng.

    

Mary and her husband Joseph Smith lived in England.   Probably the only member of their family to come to Canada was their son William Walter Embleton Smith, who married and settled in Harvey Settlement.

 

She married Joseph Smith, 1828 in Haughhead, Eng. Born 1801 in Alnwick, Eng. Died in Alnwick, Eng.

   

They had the following children:

  30   i.   Alice Smith

  31   ii.   William Smith

  32   iii.   Andrew Smith

  33   iv.   George Smith

  34   v.   Margaret Smith

  35   vi.   William Walter Embleton Smith

Mary embleton

Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

7. Margaret Embleton

 

Daughter of George Embleton & Margaret Davidson. Born 1812 in Eng. Died 1818 in Wooler, Eng.

   

Margaret died in Wooler at age 6 years.

Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

8. Eleanor Embleton

 

Daughter of George Embleton & Margaret Davidson. Born 4 May 1814 in Haughead, Eng. Christen 8 May 1814 in Ilderton, Eng. Died 23 Jun 1888. Buried in Woodstock Anglican Cemetery.

   

Eleanor came to NB in 1837 on the brig Cornelius of Sunderland with her sister and brother-in-law Isabell and Thomas Herbert and their five young children.   Eleanor was 20 years old.   Her sister Elizabeth, age 18, her brother Robert, age 16, and brother William Embleton with his wife Jane and two small children came to NB at the same time.   They were among the first settlers of Harvey Settlement.

   

From New Brunswick Courier, 23 Feb 1939:   Married Woodstock, Carleton Co., 13th inst., by Rev. R. Douglas,    E. A. Cunliffe, Esq.,   Woodstock and Eleanor, second daughter of George Embleton, Esq. of Northumberland, England.  

   

From Carleton Co., New Brunswick, Marriage Records, Book A:   Page 076:

Cunliffe, Elisha A. of Woodstock; Embleton, Elenor, of Woodstock, married 13 February 1839 by Richardson Douglas, Wesleyan Minister.   Witnesses:   A. Smedes Wetmore, Thomas Perley.

   

She married Elisha Ayers Cunliffe, son of Joseph Cunliffe Capt. & Pheobe, 13 Feb 1839 in By Richardson Douglas, Woodstock, N.B. Born 25 Jul 1796 in Woodstock, N.B. Christen 17 Mar 1800 in Woodstock, NB. Died 8 May 1868 in Woodstock. Buried in Woodstock Anglican Cemetery. Occupation Farmers, Woodstock Area. Religion Anglican.

   

Death date on gravestone:   8 May 1868.     However, obituary in Carleton Sentinel, 27 Jun 1868 reads:     Died 10th inst., at his residence, Woodstock (Carleton Co.) Elisha Ayers Cunliff, age 72   (Intelligencer please copy).

  

List of children for this family taken from the 1861 Census, Parish of Woodstock, Carleton Co., PANB F1595, page 34, #1332.   There may have been another daughter, although she is not listed in 1851 or 1861 Census.   From Carleton Sentinel, 14 March 1874--"Died at her mother's residence Lincoln, Maine, 17th ult., Camilla Cunliffe, eldest d/o late Elisha Cunliffe, Age 32."

   

They had the following children:

  36   i.   Joseph J. A. Cunliffe

  37   ii.   Margaret P. Cunliffe

  38   iii.   Elisha C. Cunliffe

  39   iv.   Isabel Cunliffe

  40   v.   Thomas (G. Or P.) Cunliffe

  41   vi.   Wellington Cunliffe

  42   vii.   M. Elizabeth Cunliffe

  43   viii.   Agatha Cunliffe

  44   ix.   Alma Victoria Cunliffe

  45   x.   Eleanor M. Cunliffe

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