Descendents of John Gregg [also Grieg] (ca. 1792 - 20 Feb 1868)
and Wife Mary (ca. 1791 - 28 Aug 1846)

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Descendents of John Gregg [also Grieg] (ca. 1792 - 20 Feb 1868)
and Wife Mary (ca. 1791 - 28 Aug 1846)

First Immigrant Generation

JOHN & MARY GREGG

The family of John and Mary Gregg lived in the town and parish of Wooler, Northumberland, England, and the baptisms of the children are recorded in the register of Cheviot Street Church, under the spelling GRIEG.   The family used the spelling GREGG in New Brunswick.

 

In the list of emigrants asking for land on the New St Andrew's Road (PANB RS 637/26d, August 1837) appear John Gregg, 45, labourer, his wife Mary, 45, and children Jane, 21; James, 20, labourer; Andrew, 18, painter (?); Esther, 17; and Agnes, 16.   John Gregg drew lot number 9L, and his name is on the list of the "English Emigrants" who settled in Harvey Settlement.

 

From NB Land Grants, v. 28, no. 3122 (NBFA RS686):
John Gregg received Lot no. 9 Acton Sett. [sic] 27 December 1843.  [The drawing is definitely that of Lot no. 9 in Harvey and not Acton.]

NB York County, Land Registry v. 47, p. 332, no. 18097 (film #5635 RS98): 18 October   1852 Lot no. 9 from John Gregg, farmer, to his son, James Gregg, both of Campo Bello, Charlotte County, signed by John Gregg and Ellen M. Gregg, his wife.  Witnessed at Campobello, 17 January 1867 and registered in York County 26 January 1867 .

NB York County, Land Registry v. 50, p. 338, no. 20259 (film 5636 RS98) 4 February 1868 Lot no. 9 from James Gregg, farmer, Campobello to Andrew Wood Cockburn for the sum of $475.   Registered in York County 3 April 1869.  Signed by James Gregg.

 

As the land transactions reveal, the Gregg family soon left for Campobello Island, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, where both John and his son James are listed in an 1841 taxation roll
(See: www.rootsweb.com/~nbcampob/camp2c2.htm ).  

 

The 1851 Census for Campobello, Charlotte County, NB, includes:

John's wife Mary had died 28 August 1846 aged 55 and was buried at St Anne's Anglican cemetery, Campobello.   John remarried Mary CALCEO of Eastport, Maine, 8 May 1848.   She was born c.1808 and died 20 July 1849 aged 41.   Finally, John married a third time on 9 July 1852 to Ellen FANNING of Campobello. (See: www.rootsweb.com/~nbcampob )

In 1853 and 1856 John was a member of the Campobello Fishery Society
(See: www.rootsweb.com/~nbcampob ).  

The 1861 Campobello census includes:

 

According to his gravestone, he died 20 February 1868 aged 75 and was buried at St Anne's Campobello 23 February (the register gives his residence as Welshpool and his age as 72).   His gravestone states that he was "A native of Wooler, Northumberland, England. Immigrated to Campobello in 1837".  
(See: http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NBCemeteries/Default.aspx?L=EN&PageLoad=Form )

 

John and Mary had the following children:

1               i. Jane
2               ii. James
3               iii. Andrew
4               iv. Esther
5               v. Ann
6               vi. John

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Descendents of John Gregg [also Grieg] (ca. 1792 - 20 Feb 1868)
and Wife Mary (ca. 1791 - 28 Aug 1846)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

1. Jane

Born 17 March 1816, bap. 31 March 1816 Cheviot Street Presbyterian Church, Wooler, Northumberland.   Jane witnessed her brother Andrew's marriage in York County, New Brunswick in 1842.   She married Price FLAGG of Campobello, who died 30 May 1871.   Jane d. 9 September 1903 aged 86 years, 9 months ( Saint Croix Courier , 24 September 1903), and was buried at St Anne's Campobello.   The photograph of Jane Gregg Flagg below was obtained from the Campobello genealogy website (See: www.rootsweb.com/~nbcampob/gregg.htm )

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Photograph of Jane Gregg Flagg taken in 1882. Her father John Gregg first immigrated to Harvey Settlement in 1837 before moving to Campobello. He owned "Gregg's Farm site Hotels & Summer Colony"

The 1851 Census for Campobello, Charlotte County, NB, includes:

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1861 Campobello Census:

1871 Campobello Census:

1871 Campobello Census:

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The 1901 census records her birthdate as given in the Cheviout Street baptisimal register:

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They had the following children:

i. Hannah E. b. 1841 d. 13 Jan. 1856 age 14y10m (stone at St Anne's)

ii. Mary Ann b. 5 Apr. 1849

iii. James Andrew c1850

iv. Esther J. c1853 (St Anne's bur reg has bur 1880 of Esther Flagg of Portland Me)

v. Sarah E. b. 1853, d. 5 Mar. 1854 age 9m (stone at St Anne's)

vi. Lucy b. 1854 d. 10 May 1854 age 2m (stone at St Anne's)

vii. Georganna c1858

 
 


Descendents of John Gregg [also Grieg] (ca. 1792 - 20 Feb 1868)
and Wife Mary (ca. 1791 - 28 Aug 1846)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

2. James 

James b. 8 May 1817, bap. 28 May 1817 Cheviot Street Presbyterian Church, Wooler.   James was living with his father in 1851.   He appears in Hutchinson's Directory of 1865-66 as a fisherman, and in 1867-68 as a farmer.   The Lovell directory of 1871 also records him as a farmer on Campobello.   He died 14 May 1876 aged 50, according to his stone at St Anne's church, but the age is incorrect.   He appears not to have married.

1871 Campobello census:

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Descendents of John Gregg [also Grieg] (ca. 1792 - 20 Feb 1868)
and Wife Mary (ca. 1791 - 28 Aug 1846)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

3. andrew

Andrew b. 21 November 1818, bap. 20 December 1818 Cheviot Street Presbyterian Church, Wooler.   Andrew may not have gone to Campobello with his family, as he was living in Fredericton when he was married 7 August 1842 to Mary P. PICK of that city, by George Coster, the Anglican minister there.   The witnesses were his sister Jane Gregg and John Lawson (York County , NB, Marriage Register B. 1837-1850).   This was the only Gregg marriage in York County in that time period.

The 1851 Census for Fredericton has:

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Andrew died 11 August 1856 aged 35 and was buried in Fredericton Rural Cemetery.   Mary died 18 December 1899 aged 77.

 

1881 census, Queens Ward, Saint John, 24 D 1, p. 22:

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1871 Campobello Census

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Andrew and Mary Gregg had the following children:

i. John b. c1844 [perhaps the John E., 37, b. NB in Boston census 1881]

ii. Harriett D. b. c1846

iii. probably Mary P. b. c1853

iv. Christiana M. b. c1856

v. Arthur M. b. c1858

There may have been other children.

 
 


Descendents of John Gregg [also Grieg] (ca. 1792 - 20 Feb 1868)
and Wife Mary (ca. 1791 - 28 Aug 1846)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

4. Esther

Esther b. 26 April 1820, bap. 14 May 1820, Cheviot Street Presbyterian Church, Wooler.   She died unmarried 12 September 1894 aged 72 and buried at St Anne's Campobello.


Descendents of John Gregg [also Grieg] (ca. 1792 - 20 Feb 1868)
and Wife Mary (ca. 1791 - 28 Aug 1846)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

5. Ann

Ann b. 9 March 1822, bap. 17 March 1822, Cheviot Street Presbyterian Church, Wooler.   Ann was recorded as Agnes in the list of the Wooler settlers, but was baptized Ann and was known by that name in New Brunswick.   She married 3 August 1843 John FARMER of Campobello, the collector of customs there.   

 

The 1851 census of Campobello includes:

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1861 Campobello Census:

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Ann (Gregg) Farmer died 8 July 1864 aged 44 and was buried at St Anne's.   John remarried 30 June 1870 to Julia PALMER of Campobello and had a second family.

1871 Campobello Census:

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1891 Campobello Census:

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John Farmer died 3 February 1901 aged 88 and was buried with his first wife.

 

John and his first wife Ann had the following children:

i. Frances Owen b. c1845

ii. Richard J.R. b. c1847

iii. William O. b. c1848

iv. Thomas OR George b. c1850

v. Edward OR Edwin b. c1851

vi. John b. c1855

 
 


Descendents of John Gregg [also Grieg] (ca. 1792 - 20 Feb 1868)
and Wife Mary (ca. 1791 - 28 Aug 1846)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

 6. John 

John b. 1 September 1823, bap. 5 October 1823, Cheviot Street Presbyterian Church, Wooler.   He is not in the list of the Wooler settlers and likely died in England.