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Mrs. Louisa Birt's Children 1873-1876

From the Register Kept by Col. J. W. Laurie located in the Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 18, Series I, Vol. 1. I would like to thank S. Swiggum and A. Chappell for their assistance in obtaining this data and in helping to decipher it.

The data was entered into a ledger, which was intended for some type of military purpose. Column headings were crossed out and relabelled. In the remarks column below I have joined 3 columns from the original. Two of those columns seem to have been used for a single purpose. They are labelled No of Applic (Number of Applications I assume). Only one column is used and it occasionally contains a date/dates or sometimes a word or two. The Remarks column in the original rarely contained anything. When it did, it was usually "See Removals" or a number 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8. These appear below as 23.4.76 (6), i.e., the date it happened and the code for which I do not have a meaning. Sometimes a small letter "i" appears after a name and I do not know why.

In the address column you will often find the name of a place followed by the county name. For example, "River Inhabitants, Richmond, C.B." which I would translate as River Inhabitants, Richmond County, Cape Breton. However, sometimes they seem to be a little reversed, such as Digby Neck, Rossway. Please remember that you are looking at place names, and county names, from 1873-1876 and they may not be the same today. If anyone can help with names or places which have question marks after them it would be appreciated. Please send them to me.

This is the information for the children who came in the first group in August, 1873. Information for the other groups will follow.

Name Age # Name Address Remarks
Mary Hawkings 14 1 Revd D. Macrae St. John, NBrunsk  
Maggie MacDonald 11 2 J.G. Copeland New Glasgow (crossed out) See Removals
Sarah Cunningham 8 3 John Fraser Glengarry  
John Stevenson 8 4 Mrs J. McCurdy Little River, Musquodoboit
(Note: now called Elderbank - Stevenson name found in St. Andrew's Cemetery at Elderbank)
 
Robt Jones 10 5 C.E. Atkinson Lower Maccan, Cumb.  
Mary E. Jones 13 6 " "  
Amy Ludlow 13 7 W.R.Morrison River Inhabitants, Richmond, C.B. 13.1.76
Alice Kerman 13 8 Revd J. Taylor (crossed out) Tiviotdale Colchester (crossed out) See Removals
Thos. Robinson 10 9 Geo McCole Little River Musquodoboit (Note: now called Elderbank)  
Ellen Maudsley 9 10 B. Starratte Paradise, Annapolis  
Henry Hoey 10 11 Rupert Fulton Mid. Stewiacke, Colchester 2.6.76 (6)
2.6.76?
Dora McDonald 12 12 "    
William Rock 10 13 Solomon Drew Nictaux Falls, Annapolis  
Robt Laidlaw 11 14 Robt Putnum Mid Stewiacke, Col. 12.4.76 (6)
Geo. W. Hughes 13 15 Robt Breckin (crossed out)
John Robertson Col.
Nine Mile River, Hants (crossed out) Col.
Merigomish Pic Co
 
Julia Welsh 9 16 " " 6.4.76 (6)
Elizth Maudsley 10 17 M.B. Harrison Lower Maccan Cumbd.  
Henry Profit 14 18 Malcom Logan (crossed out)
Will Douglas
Middle Musquodoboit (crossed out)
Maitland
 
George Gabriel 12 19 Wm Bates (crossed out)
Alex Taylor
Little River, Musquodoboit (Note: now called Elderbank) no app.
Thos. Winstanley 14 20 Lewis Kirby (Crossed out)
W.M. Maynor
Tower Road, Halifax(crossed out)
Digby Neck, Rossway
 
Henry McClune 13 21 John A. Jenkins Windsor, Hants 10.4.76 (8)
Anne Taylor 10 22 " "  
Joseph Roberts i 12 23 David Cameron (crossed out)
Mrs. J.A. Musgrave
Salmon River (crossed out)
Holmworth, Aylesford Co. Valley Station
 
John Marks 13 24 Donald MacDonald Kemptown, Col.  
John Jones 12 25 J. J. Kock Middle Manor La Have, Lunenburg 2.6.76 (5)
David Smith 9 26 J.C. Harrison Lower Maccan, Cumberland  
Miriam Caffrey 18 27 (married)    
Wm Williams 11 28 J. R? ? (crossed out)
S. Caldwell
Lower Stewiacke, Colchester (crossed out)
Nine Mile River, Douglas, Hants.
 
Ellen Burgess 9 29 L. Reynolds    
Wm Smith 11 30 James Fraser Lower Ward Margarets Bay 14.4.76 (5)
16.11.76 (6)
Mark McIvoy i 12 31 S. Bohaker Granville 22.7.76 (5)
W.G. Oliphant 11 32 Wil. Nichol (crossed out)
Wil. Chisholm
Digby Neck, Rossway (crossed out)
Wentworth, Wallace
8.4.76 (6)
Eliza Duckworth 7 33 Mrs. Bourdillault 123 Barrington St. Halifax 3.4.76 (5)
more sent August 23?.76
R.F. Edwards 7 34 Nelson Graham Dartmouth  
Catharine Edwards 5 35 " "  
Sarah Barton 13 36 Patillo Liverpool, Queens Co.  
Peter Williams 10 37 Wm Turner Lower Barneys River, Pic. Co. 12.6.76 (4)
John Carrington 11 38 H. Fowler Burns Annapolis 31.5.76 (7)
James Graham 14 39 F. A. Lawrence (crossed out)
Nichols
Truro (crossed out)
Rossway, Digby
 
Robt Kermun? 10 40 J. Newton Freeman Liverpool, N.S.  
Robt Roberts 15 41 James Caffrey Truro 16.5.76 (7)
No?/Two?/Ten? children
John Winstone 15 42 John Logan (crossed out) 3 Mile House, Pictou (crossed out) 14.11.76 (6)
11.1.76
John Coleman 14 43 Robt McDonald (crossed out)
J. Keith (crossed out)
Stellarton (crossed out)  
James Lewin 11 44 Wm Grant Toney's River Pictou  
Saml R. Williams i 10 45 Thos Grant Scotch Hill Pictou 11.7.76 (5)
Maggie Jones 6 46 John Robertson St. Annes C.B.  
E. Jones 9 47 " "  
Thos Williams 9 48 W.W. Pickings Lower Stewiacke  
Sarah Ludlow 8 49 James Wilson River John, Pictou  
Martha Duckworth 11 50 Dr. Edwin Clay Bedford  
John Ghybord? 7 51 And. Campbell Earltown ***ly before sent
James Lingforth 15 52 Kent Kents Island Musquidoboit  
John Campbell 17 53      
M. A. Stafford 6 54 Geo. McIntosh Oakfield  
W.H. Williams 16 55 Henry Sutherland Clyde River Shelburne 14.11.76 (6)
Fred G. Williams i. 13 56 R. Hamilton " 22.2.76
Sophy Ludlow 18 57 Revd Jas. Murray Wallace Cumbd no app.
Anne Hawkins &
baby
25 58
(on line with word baby) Baylrs?

(on line with word baby) Orphans Home
 
E. Hawkins 7 59 Hugh Fraser Big Brook, Hopewell  
Geo Robinson 8 60 James McKay Lower Barneys, Pic 20.4.76 (5)
Albert Stewart 7 61 Wm A. McDonald Kemptown, Col 5.6.76 (5)
Georgie Duckworth 3 62 Joseph Weston Wolfville, Kings Co  
Charles Tearyle 8 63 " Williams Shoemaker, Oakfield  
David Bell 8 64 John Tate (Hale?) (crossed out)
John McKenzie
Mid. River Westville
Onslow Colchester (crossed out)
See Removals
Thos Gallagher 5 65 Rachel Downing Nelsons Way Office New Annan, Col.  
Charles Ludlow 9 66 Alex Murray Earltown, Col. 12.6.76 (5)
Wm Totterdell 9 67 Earltown [sic] Charles Mckay[sic]  
Joseph Smith 10 68 Patrick Hill (Hile?) Highland Village, Londonderry  
Thos Simpson 6 69 Benj Bond Milford, Hants no app.
Edward Simpson 8 70 " " no app.
Henry Brown 8 71 J. Kelly Gold Mines Office, Halifax  
Mrs Edwards   72      
Mrs Evans   73      


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