North Yorkshire

Emigrants from Yorkshire to Nova Scotia



The schedules of participating families and individuals which follow should be regarded as provisional rather than definitive. They have been compiled over the course of several years from printed transcripts of passenger registers, local histories, published and unpublished letters, and anecdotal information. Suggestions and criticisms are very welcome.


AINSON See I'Anson.
ANDERSON Thomas Anderson, a passenger (with his wife Mary) on the Duke of York, 1772.
ANDREW Moses Andrew, cooper, age 34, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.1 Contact: Cathy Andrews-Newman <cousincathy.newman@gmail.com>
ANDREW Thomas Andrew, husbandman, age 37, a passenger (with his wife and family) on the Two Friends, 1774.
ANSON See I'Anson.
APPLETON Robert Appleton, husbandman, age 24, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
ATKINSON John Atkinson, a passenger (with his wife Martha (Colpitts) and children) on the Providence, 1774.2
ATKINSON John Atkinson,3 age 45, labourer, a passenger (with his wife Frances and children) on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Ruby Bjarnason <l.bjarnson@ns.sympatico.ca>
ATKINSON Robert Atkinson, a farmer from Yorkshire, age 28, a passenger (with his wife Ann) on the Albion, 1774.
ATKINSON Roger Atkinson, a passenger (with his family) the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.4
BARE Richard Bare [Barr?], butcher, age 26, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.5
BARLOW Jonathan Barlow, farmer, age 24, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
[BARR]6 Sarah Barr, servant, age 21, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
BATH John Bath, servant, age 23, a passenger on the Jenny, 1775. 7 Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>. Contact: Ken McEvoy <kenm@benetech.com>
[BEAVER]8 Elizabeth Beaver, house-keeper, age 30, a passenger on the Jenny, 1775.
BEHARRELL Francis Beharrell. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
BENNETT David Bennett, farmer, age 30, a passenger (with his wife Mary) on the Albion, 1774.
BERWICK George Berwick, a passenger (with his wife and two children) the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.9
BEYS John Beys, husbandman, age 24, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
BIGGIN Thomas Biggin, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.10
BLACK William Black, linen draper, age 43, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth and family) on the Jenny, 1775. See Don Chapman's site. See also The Chignecto Isthmus.
BLACKBURN Jacob Blackburn, servant, age 27, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
BLASHELL Francis Blashell (Blashil),11 farmer, age 29, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
BLENKEY Charles Blenky (Blinky),12 farmer, age 33, a passenger (with his wife Sarah and family) on the Albion, 1774.
BLENKHORN William Blenkhorn (Blackhorn),13 farmer, age 33, a passenger (with his family) on the Two Friends, 1774.
BLENKINSOP William Blenkinsop, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
BOAST See Boss.
BOSS Francis Boast [Boss],14 farmer, age 47, a passenger (with his wife and children) on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774. Contact: Merilyn Boss <mertt@prodigy.net>
BOWSER Richard Bowser, farmer, age 29, a passenger (with his wife Ann) on the Two Friends, 1774.
BOWSER Thomas Bowser, a passenger (with his wife Mary) on the Duke of York?, 1772. Note: Mary Phillips, a Yorkshire family historian, feels that Thomas was on a later ship, possibly the regular packet Adamant in 1773.15
BRIGGS Thomas Briggs, blacksmith, age 28, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.16 Contact: Dan Briggs <briggsie@rogers.com>
BROWN James Brown, husbandman, age 17, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
BROWN William Brown, carpenter, age 22, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
BULMER John Bulmer, farmer, age 45, a passenger (with his wife Grace and family) on the Two Friends, 1774.17
BULMER George Bulmer, [age 12], apprentice [to William Freeze],18 a passenger on the Duke of York, 1772.
BULMER William Bulmer, brother of George Bulmer [q.v.], a passenger on the Duke of York, 1772.19
BULMORE See Bulmer.
[CALVERT]20 Jane Calvert, [age 20],21 a passenger on the Providence, 1774. Likely a relation of Isabella Ripley, wife of Robert Ripley, also passengers on the Providence. Contact: Gord Ripley
CARTER John Thomas and Jane (Thompson) Carter and their two sons, of Skelton, Yorks., settled at Westmoreland Point.22 Their names do not appear in the surviving passenger lists for the period 1772-1775. This may imply that they were on a ship such as The Duke of York, for which there is no list, or that they arrived before 1772 or after 1775.
CARTER Richard Carter, farmer, age 27, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
CHAPMAN Lancelot Chapman, farmer, age 49, a passenger (with his family) on the Albion, 1774. See Descendants of Lancelot Chapman.
CHAPMAN William Chapman, farmer, age 44, a passenger (with his wife Mary and family) on the Albion, 1774. See also The Chignecto Isthmus. Howard Trueman says that William arrived in 'the spring of 1775'. See Descendants of Lancelot Chapman.
CHARLTON Robert Charlton, husbandman, age 17, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
CHARMICK Henry Charmick, chandler, age 31, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
CLARK John Clark, farmer, age 55, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Settled in the Granville, N.S. area. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
CLARK Richard Clark, farmer, age 50, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Settled in the Granville, N.S. area. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
CLARK William Clark, farmer, age 42, a passenger (with his wife Dorothy (Stonehouse) and family) on the Jenny, 1775. Settled at Granville, N.S. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
CLARKSON Charles Clarkson, husbandman, age 19, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
COATES Thomas Coates, of Thirlby-near-Thirsk, Yorks., a passenger (with his wife Ann (Hood?) Coates and children James, Robert and Mary) on the Duke of York, 1772. Contact: George Coates <coatesdg@perth.igs.net>
COLE Jonathan Cole, farmer, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
COLPITTS Robert Colpitts. See below, Immigrants from Elsewhere.
COOK David Cook. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
CORNFORTH Paul Cornforth, farmer, age 70, a passenger (with his wife and son William) on the Albion, 1774. A Yorkshire family, said by Howard Trueman23 to have settled in the Sackville area. Contact: Justine Cornforth <justine@cornforth.org>. See also Cornforth Family Internet site.
COULSON John Coulson, farmer, age 20, a passenger (with his wife Mary) on the Albion, 1774.
CRAWFORD Andrew Crawford, husbandman, age 28, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
DAVIS John Davis, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.24
DEAN Robert Dean, labourer, age 28, a passenger on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
DEWTHWAITE James Dewthwait(e), farmer, age 34, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Contact: Shelley Chaisson <ShelleyChaisson@hotmail.com>
[DIMOND]25 Diamond, Alice, age 24, servant, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
DIXON Charles Dixon, papermaker, a passenger (with his wife Susanna and family) on the Duke of York, 1772. See Charles and Susanna Dixon Descendants. Contact: Ray Dixon <psdxn@nb.sympatico.ca>
DOBSON George Dobson (Junior), son of George Dobson [q.v.]. George travelled to Boston with his father in 1773. 26
DOBSON George Dobson (Senior), brother of Richard Dobson [q.v.]. George arrived (with his wife Mary (Barker) and grown-up family) after February 1773, travelling first to Boston, where a granddaughter (Jane Wells) was buried in April. 27 He died at Point de Bute on July 28, 1773.28 Contact: Betty Dobson <bettydobson@eastlink.ca>.
DOBSON Richard Dobson, gentleman, age 72, 'a relation being dead, he is going to settle affairs'. Brother of George Dobson [q.v.]. Richard was a passenger on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Betty Dobson <bettydobson@eastlink.ca>.
DOBSON Thomas Dobson and Ann Dobson, passengers on the Providence, 1774. Contact: Betty Dobson <bettydobson@eastlink.ca>.
DONCASTER William Doncaster. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
DONKIN William Donkin. See below, Immigrants from Elsewhere.
DOUTHWRIGHT See Dewthwaite.
DUKE John Duke (Dooks),29 farmer, age 25, a passenger (with his family) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
DUNNING John Dunning, farmer, age 24, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
ELLIS George Ellis, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
ELLIS William Ellis, a farmer from Yorkshire, age 25, a passenger (with his family) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
FAIRBAIRN James Fairbairn, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
FAWCETT John Fawcett (Fawceit),30 farmer, age 29, a passenger (with his family) on the Two Friends, 1774. See also The Chignecto Isthmus. Howard Trueman says that 'Three brothers... William, John and Robert... came to Nova Scotia from Hovington, Yorks. in the spring of 1774'. Contact: Kathy Lewis <lewisk@unb.ca>
FAWCETT John Fawcett, a passenger on the Valiant, 1817. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
FENLEY Robert Fenley [Fenby?], husbandman, age 26, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
FENTON Sarah Fenton, age 15, a passenger (with her sister Mary) on the Jenny, 1775. 'Going to meet her father'.
FENWICK Edward Fenwick, labourer, age 28, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
FENWICK Matthew Fenwick, servant, age 16, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
FIELDING Armstead (Amistead),31 Fielding, farmer, age 42, a passenger (with his family) on the Two Friends, 1774.
FIRTH George Firth, farmer, age 30, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
FLINTOFT Christopher Flintoft (Flintoff), of Hutton Rudby, Yorks., brother of Mary Richardson [q.v.]. A passenger on the Providence, 1774.
FLINTOFT Jane Flintoft, of Hutton Rudby, Yorks., sister of Mary, Christopher and Sarah Flintoft [q.v.]. Jane was born in 1756, and married William Humphrey [in Nova Scotia?] circa 1774. She is not included in any of the surviving passenger lists, but it is possible that she arrived with her sister Sarah in 1773. Another possibility is that Jane accompanied the family of Charles Dixon on the Duke of York in 1772. Contact: Barb Trenholm <trenholm@istar.ca>
FLINTOFT Mary Flintoft, see John Richardson.
FLINTOFT Sarah Flintoft, see John Smith.
FORSTER George Forster was from Yorkshire and settled in Amherst, Nova Scotia.32 George Foster (sic) and his family were passengers on the Providence, 1774.
FRANCKLAND Thomas Franckland [Franklin?], a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
FREEMAN William Freeman. See below, Other Yorkshire Settlers.
FREEZE William Freeze, a mason, a passenger (with his wife and family) on the Duke of York, 1772.
GARBUT Richard Garbutt (sic), joiner, age 34, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth and family) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
GELDART See Gildart.
GIBSON George Gibson, age 36, miller, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
GILDART John Gildart [Geldart], age 19, husbandman, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
GILDART Joshua Gildart [Geldart],33 husbandman, age 48, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
GILLIAT William Gilliat, farmer, age 34, a passenger (with his wife Rebecca (Appleby) and family) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Settled in the Granville, N.S. area. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
GRAHAM Thomas Graham, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
GRAHAM William Graham, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
HABISHAW William Habishaw (Harvishire),34 farmer, age 18, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.35
HALLIDAY See Holiday
HALL Thomas Hall, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
HAMMOND Henry Hammond, farmer, age 31, 'rents being so high he goes in hope to make a purchase', a passenger (with his wife Margaret and two daughters) on the Albion, 1774.
HANDWICK James Handwick, maltster, age 24, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth) on the Albion, 1774.36
HARDY William Hardy, age 25, farmer, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
HARLAND William Harland, farmer, age 23, 'seeks a better livelihood', a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
HARPER Christopher Harper,37 a farmer, 'having purchased', age 45, a passenger (with his family) on the Jenny, 1775. See The Chignecto Isthmus. Also listed (possibly in error) as a passenger (age 40) on the Two Friends, 1774.
HARRIS Rachael Harris, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
HARRISON Eleanor Harrison, age 48, widow, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
[HARRISON]38 Jane Harrison, maidservant, age 20, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
HARRISON John Harrison, farmer of Rillington, Yorks., age 54, a passenger (with his wife Sarah [Lovell] and family) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. See also The Chignecto Isthmus.
HARRISON Thomas Harrison, tailor, age 24, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
HARRISON Thomas Harrison, husbandman, age 28, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
HARWOOD Thomas Harwood, farmer, age 34, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
HAWKWORTH Adam Hawkworth (Hawkesworth),39 joiner, age 34, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth and family) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
HAYTON George Hayton, farmer, age 32, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
HEMSEL William Hemsel, age 31, farmer, a passenger (with his wife and three children) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
HILL Anthony Hill, farmer, age 57, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
HILL John Hill. See below, Yorkshire Emigrants Who Yorkshire Emigrants Who Returned to England.
HODGSON Thomas Hodgson, tailor, age 38, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.40
HOLIDAY John Holiday, farmer, age 46, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth (Dale) and family) on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774. Settled in the Granville, N.S. area. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
HOLIDAY John Holliday (sic), shoemaker, age 40, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.41
HOPPER John Hopper, age 23, farmer, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Settled in Hillsborough Parish, Westmorland County, New Brunswick.42
HORSMAN Christopher Horsman, farmer, 27, a passenger on the Jenny, 1775.nt>
[HUDRY]43 Jane Hudry, servant, age 16, a passenger on the Jenny, 1775.
HUDSON Henry (Huttson, Hodson) Hudson, age 21, tailor, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Contact: The Annapolis Heritage Society, 136 St. George Street, P.O. Box 503, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0. Phone: 902 532-7754 Fax: 902 532-0700
HULTON James Hulton, age 15, apprentice to William Johnson [q.v.], a passenger on the Jenny, 1775.
HUMPHREY William Humphrey, an engineer by profession, arrived at Halifax in 1760. In [1774] he married Jane Flintoft [q.v], and their first child was born in 1775. William and his family later moved to Falmouth, N.S., where they farmed. It is very likely that Jane (Flintoft) Humphrey was a participant in the Yorkshire Emigration of 1772-1775, though William himself was not. Contact: Barb Trenholm <trenholm@istar.ca>
HUNTER George Hunter, farmer, age 40, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
I'ANSON Miles I'Anson, blacksmith, age 42, a passenger (with his wife Mary and family) on the Albion, 1774.44
IBBITSON Thomas Ibbitson. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
JACKSON Benjamin Jackson, mason, age 50, a passenger (with his wife and three sons) on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
JACKSON Joseph Jackson, a passenger on the Providence, 1774. Contact: Harriet Marvin <75523.3210@compuserve.com>
JACKSON Robert Jackson,45 blacksmith, age 48, a passenger (with his wife and three children) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
JACKSON Robert Jackson, ploughwright, age 39, a passenger (with his wife and three children) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
JAQUES John Jaques, emigrating 'on account of the high cost of provisions', age 26, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth (Rountree) and daughter) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. John and his family purchased land and settled at Granville, N.S. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
JAQUES Joseph Jaques and his wife Eleanor (Geldart) came to Canada in May, 1774 on the ship Albion. They settled on crown land near the present town of Salisbury, New Brunswick. Except for two married daughters, the Jaques family moved to Upper Canada in 1835. Contact: John Jaques <john.jaques2@sympatico.ca>46
JARRATT William Jarratt, farmer, age 40, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
JEFFERSON Robert Jefferson, age 24, farmer, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Settled in the Granville, N.S. area. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
JOHNSON John Johnson, tailor, age 20, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
JOHNSON John Johnson, tanner, age 27, a passenger (with his wife Martha and child) on the Albion, 1774.
JOHNSTON Matthew. See below, Immigrants from Elsewhere.
JOHNSTON William Johnston, farmer, 'having purchased an estate', age 49, a passenger (with his family) on the Jenny, 1775.
JOLLY John Jolly, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
KALIN Thomas Kalin, servant to William Robinson, age 24, a passenger on the Jenny, 1775.
KAY Bryan Kay, farmer, age 28, brother of Robert Kay [q.v.], a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
KAY Robert Kay, age 42, brother of Bryan Kay [q.v.], a passenger (with his wife Dorothy and five children) on the Albion, 1774.
KEILLOR Thomas Keillor came to Nova Scotia from Skelton, Yorks. in 1774, along with his wife Mary (Thompson). See The Chignecto Isthmus.
KING Thomas King, blacksmith, age 21, nephew of Christopher Harper [q.v.].47 He was a passenger on the Jenny, 1775. Also listed (possibly in error) as a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
KNEESHAW William Kneeshaw, a passenger (with his wife?) the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.48
LAMB John Lamb, farmer, age 21, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
LAYTON Frances Layton (Leighton),49 blacksmith, age 29, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth) on the Two Friends, 1774.
LAYTON John Layton (Leighton),50 husbandman, age 22, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
LEACH James Leach, farmer, age 27, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
LEAMAN See Robert Leming
LEGGET Five persons surnamed Legget (Mary, Mary, Anne, Christopher and John) are included in the Legge List as having arrived in Nova Scotia 'since the beginning of May, 1774'. William Sugget is also listed, and it is possible that Sugget is a mis-spelling of Legget. Members of the Legget family seem to have settled in the vicinity of Amherst and Westchester, Nova Scotia. Legget does not appear in surviving passenger lists for the period.
LEMING Robert Leming [Leaman],51 husbandman, age 51, a passenger (with his son Robert Leming, Jr.) on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Robert Leaman <robertleaman@sympatico.ca>
LEWIS William Lewis, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.52
LITTLE Thomas Little, tanner, age 27, a passenger (with his wife Ann) on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Kevin Little <kevin.little@ns.sympatico.ca>
LODGE Mathew Lodge, house carpenter, age 20, a passenger on the Jenny, 1775. A Yorkshire family, said by Howard Trueman53 to have settled in the Nappan-Maccan-River Herbert area.
LOWERISON Richard Lowerison was born in Yorkshire in 1741, and married Mary Gray in Yorkshire in 1773. Richard was a passenger on the Albion, 1774. Mary followed him aboard the Jenny in 1775. Contact: Don Houck <dhouck@foxinternet.net>. Contact: Bill Crowell <ycn0092@ycn.library.ns.ca>
LOWRY Mary Lowry, age 27, 'going over to her husband', a passenger on the Jenny, 1775.
[LOWTHER]54 Mary Lowther (Lowthier), age 21, servant, seeks a better livelihood, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
LOWTHER Jonathan Lowther. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
LOWTHER Joseph Lowther. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
LOWTHER Thomas Lowther. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
LOWTHER William and Hannah (Fox) Lowther. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
LOWTHER William and Hannah (ly) Lowther. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
LUMLEY John Lumley, husbandman, age 23, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
LUMLEY Thomas Lumley, farmer, age 45, a passenger (with his wife Ruth and family) on the Albion, 1774.
LUND George Lund. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
LUSBY Thomas Lusby and his wife Mary (Abbot) came to Nova Scotia in 1771? and settled in Amherst.55 According to Howard Trueman56 the Lusbys were a Yorkshire family. Contact: Doris Harkness <dorish@amh.auracom.com>
MARSHALL Israel Marshall, husbandman, age 28, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
MASON Abraham Mason, husbandman, age 43, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.57
MATKIN Matthew Matkin, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
MAUGHAM Henry Maugham, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
MENNARD George Mennard, age 21, a passenger (with his wife and child) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
MENNARD Robert Mennard, tailor, age 27, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
METCALF James Metcalf, a passenger on the Duke of York, 1772.58
MILLS Robert Mills, a passenger (with his wife Ann (Milner) and four children?) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.59. Robert and his family purchased land and settled at Granville, N.S. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
MILNER John Milner, a passenger on the Valiant, 1817. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
MILNER John Milner, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth? and children? Ann and Elizabeth) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
MILNER Jonathan Milner, age 26, a passenger (with his wife Mary (Welburn)) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Jonathan and Mary settled at Granville, N.S. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
MILNER Jonathan Milner and his wife Ann (Oliver). See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
MILTON John Milton (or Millon), farmer, age 22, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
MOON Robert Moon, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
MOON William Moon, weaver, age 25, a passenger on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
MOORING Thomas Mooring, house carpenter, age 23, a passenger on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
NELSON Anne Nelson, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
NEWTON John Newton, a passenger (with Elizabeth Newton) on the Providence, 1774.
NEWTON Mathew Hewton (sic), yeoman, age 30, a passenger on the Providence, 1775. Emigrating 'in expectation of better employment'.
NODDINGS Michael Noddings (Noddin), farmer, age 28, a passenger (with his wife and family) on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
[OLDFIELD]60 Elizabeth Aldfield (sic), age 25, servant, 'going to seek a better livelihood'. A passenger on the Jenny, 1775. Elizabeth married William Pipes, son of William Pipes [q.v.].
OLIVER John Oliver, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
OLIVER Richard Oliver, farmer, age 19, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Richard settled at Granville, N.S. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
OULTON Charles Oulton. See below, Immigrants from Elsewhere.
OXLEY A Yorkshire family, said by Howard Trueman61 to have settled in the Amherst area. Also settled at River Philip. George, John and Mary Oxley, passengers on the Providence, 1774.
PALISTER Joseph Palister, labourer, age 25, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
PARKER Joseph Parker, rope-maker, age 33, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth and family) on the Two Friends, 1774.
PARKER Mary Parker, age 40, a passenger (with her daughter Elizabeth) on the Jenny, 1775. 'Going over to meet her husband'.
PARKER William Parker, a farmer, age 31, a passenger (with his family) on the Jenny, 1775. Note: A list in the Public Record Office in London, England has a William Parker, age 31, as a passenger (with his wife Mary and two sons) on the Two Friends, 1774.
PATISON Jonathan Patison, husbandman, age 19, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
PATTERSON A Yorkshire family, said by Howard Trueman62 to have settled in the Sackville area. (See PATISON?)
PEARSON Christopher Pearson, age 20, farmer, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
PEARSON Nicholas Pearson, a passenger with his family on the Mary, 1774.63 On 2 Jan 1761, in the Parish Church in Sunderland, Durham, England, Nicholas Pearson married Esther Angus.64 His residence was given as "the Parish of Ormesby, Co York" and hers as "this parish," that, is the Parish of Sunderland, County Durham. Thirteen years later, on 26 April 1774, Nicholas Pearson, age 40, shoemaker, sailed on the ship Mary from the Port of Stockton and arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, "to seek better employment." He was accompanied by his wife Esther, age 36, and 3 children aged 10, 6, and 1.65 These children are probably Ann (born about 1763), Nicholas Jr (born about 1768), and Thomas (born about 1773). They departed from Stockton-on-Tees, which is about seven miles from Ormesby, Nicholas's home parish. On 5 November 1778, four years after his arrival in Canada, Nicholas Pearson was ordained as a Baptist minister. The Pearsons lived in Horton (later called Wolfville), Kings County, NS, for 17 years, and then moved to Hopewell, New Brunswick. Contact: Jane Fraser <janemfraser@hotmail.com>
PECK Benjamin Peck, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.66
PECK Richard Peck (Pick),67 farmer, age 46, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
PECK Richard Peck, husbandman, age 47, a passenger (with his wife Jane and family) on the Jenny, 1775.
PECKETT See Pickett.
PEEBLES Hugh, weaver, age 36, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
PICKERING Samuel Pickering, farmer, age 23, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
PICKETT Edward Peckett [Pickett?], age 11, husbandman, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.68
PICKETT Giles Pickett, age 41, blacksmith, a passenger (with his wife Mary and four children) on the Albion, 1774.69
PICKNY Michael Pickny, farmer, age 42, 'turned off his farm, it being turned into a large one', a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
PIPES William Pipes, farmer, age 49, a passenger (with his sons William and Jonathan) on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Jennifer Maxwell <j.maxwell@ns.sympatico.ca>
PRAID Ralph Praid, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
RAMSAY John Ramsay, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
READ Eliphalet Read. See below, Immigrants from Elsewhere.
READ George Read [Reed], farmer, age 33, a passenger (with his wife Hannah and four children) on the Albion, 1774.
READ Thomas Read 'who was one of the Yorkshire settlers'70 settled on the River Herbert.
READ William Read (Reed), farmer, age 30, a passenger (with his sister Elizabeth) on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
REMMINGTON James Remmington, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.71 Contact: Cathy Andrews-Newman <cousincathy@canada.com>
RICHARDSON John Richardson, blacksmith, age 28, a passenger on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
RICHARDSON John Richardson, of Hutton Rudby, Yorks., a passenger (with his wife Mary (Flintoft) and children Elizabeth and Christopher)72 on the Providence, 1774.
RICHARDSON Joseph Richardson, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
RIPLEY James Ripley. See below, Immigrants from Elsewhere.
RIPLEY Robert Ripley emigrated from Battersby in the Parish of Ingleby Greenhow, Yorks. in 1774. He and his wife and six children were passengers on the Providence, 1774. Contact: Gord Ripley. See also Mallory Burton's interesting site Researching the Ripleys and Gord Ripley's site Five Generations of the Ripley Family in Nova Scotia
RIPLEY Thomas Ripley. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
ROBERTSON William Robertson, husbandman, age 15, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
ROBINSON Edward Robinson, age unknown, a passenger73 on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Contact: Sherry Comeau <comeau.crew@ns.sympatico.ca>
ROBINSON John Robinson, butcher, age 28, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. John settled at Granville, N.S. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
ROBINSON John Robinson, farmer, age 40, a passenger (with his wife Mary and two[?] children) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
ROBINSON John Robinson, farmer, age 41, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
ROBINSON John Robinson, husbandman, age 47, a passenger on the Jenny, 1775.
ROBINSON William Robinson, 'having purchased', age 42, a passenger (with his family) on the Jenny, 1775. Howard Trueman74 mentions another(?) Robinson family that settled in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia about 1770.
ROUTH John Routh, husbandman, age 22, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
ROUTLEDGE William Routledge, blacksmith, age 30, a passenger (with his wife Sarah and family) on the Two Friends, 1774.
SAVAGE John Savage, labourer, age 40, a passenger (with his wife? Elizabeth and child) on the Albion, 1774.
SCOTT Henry Scott, husbandman, age 27, a passenger (with his wife Mary and family) on the Albion, 1774.
SCURR Thomas Scurr, farmer, age 34, a passenger (with his family) on the Albion, 1774.
SEDDLE See Siddall.
SEDEL See Siddall.
SEDGEWICK John Sedgewick (Sidgewick),75 farmer, age 39, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
SHARROW George Sharrow, age 26, farmer, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
SHERWOOD William Sherwood, linen weaver, age 21, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
SHIPLEY Thomas Shipley, butcher, age 31, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth and family) on the Albion, 1774.
SHIRES William Shires, age 29, farmer, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
SIDDALL Francis Siddall, with his wife and two children, passengers on the Duke of York, 1772. Francis was the father of the Ralph Siddall who arrived on the Albion in 1774. Contact: Angie Siddall, No. 5 Upper Skiff Lake Rd., Skiff Lake, New Brunswick E6H 1R7.
SIDDALL Ralph Siddall, reputed to have been a passenger on the Duke of York, 1772.76
SIDDALL Ralph Siddall, cartwright, age 29, a passenger on the Albion, 1774. Passengers on the Jenny, 1775, included Bridget Sedel (sic), going with her children to join her husband.77 Contact: Bill Crowell <ycn0092@ycn.library.ns.ca>
SILK Michael Silk, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
SIMPSON Charles Simpson, age 22, husbandman, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
[SIMPSON]78 Mary Simpson, servant, age 25, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
SINTON William Sinton, age 21, miller, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.79
[SKELTON]80 Ann Skelton, servant, age 18, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
SKELTON John Skelton, age 25, a farmer. Passenger on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
SKELTON John Skelton, age 38, servant. A passenger (with Jane Skelton, 38, likely his wife) on the Jenny, 1775.
SKELTON Thomas Skelton, tallow chandler, age 35, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
SLEE John Slee, age 22, husbandman, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.81
SMITH Francis Smith. See below, Immigrants from Elsewhere.
SMITH John Smith, a cabinetmaker of Yarm, Yorks., age 34, arrived at Halifax on July 31, 1773 [vessel unknown] with his wife Sarah (Flintoft) and family. John and Sarah settled at Newport, Hants County, N.S. He later became a Methodist lay preacher. 82
SMITH John Smith, farmer, age 29, a passenger (with his wife Mary and family) on the Two Friends, 1774.
SMITH John Smith, husbandman, age 28, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
[SMITH]83 Mary Smith, servant, age 26, a passenger on the Albion, 1774. (Possibly the wife or sister of John Smith, husbandman).
SMITH Nathaniel Smith,84 farmer, age 52, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth (Duck) and family) on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Robert Smith <bobsmith@nbnet.nb.ca>
SNOWDON Pickering Snowdon (Snowden),85 weaver, age 22, a passenger on the Two Friends. Howard Trueman states that the Snowdons were from Wales, but this is disputed by the Yorkshire family historian Mary Phillips, who notes that 'Snowdon is a Yorkshire name... several in the Yarmouth district'.86
STAPLETON Robert Stapleton, physician, age 30, a passenger (with his wife and three children) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.87
STAVELEY Richard Staveley, age 26, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774. 'Complains, along with his brother above... that rents have been raised by William Weddell, Esq.'88
STAVELEY Robert Staveley, age 26, a passenger on the Mary, 1774.
STEEL John Steel, farmer, age 46, a passenger (with his son) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
STIBBINS Ralph Stibbins, merchant, age 40, a passenger (with his wife and three children) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.89
STILES Anthony Stiles, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.90
STILES John Stiles, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.91
STOCKDALE Joseph Stockdale, age 24, husbandman, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
SWAN Clifford, joiner, age 21, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
SWINBURN George and Elizabeth Swinburn(e), passengers on the Providence, 1774.
[TATUM]92 Diana Tatum, servant, age 25, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
TAYLOR George Taylor, a passenger on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Laurence Moncrieff <moncrieff@travel-net.com>. Contact: Diane Shaw <sisca@nbnet.nb.ca>
TAYLOR Michael Taylor, farmer, age 23, a passenger on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Laurence Moncrieff <moncrieff@travel-net.com>. Contact: Diane Shaw <sisca@nbnet.nb.ca>
TAYLOR Michael Taylor, husbandman, age 45, a passenger (with his wife) on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Laurence Moncrieff <moncrieff@travel-net.com>. Contact: Diane Shaw <sisca@nbnet.nb.ca>
TAYLOR Robert Taylor, farmer, age 28, a passenger on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774. Contact: Laurence Moncrieff <moncrieff@travel-net.com>. Contact: Diane Shaw <sisca@nbnet.nb.ca>
THOMPSON Andrew Thompson, farmer, age 40, a passenger (with Mary, his wife and William Jones, age 9, son of Mary Thompson) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
THOMPSON Anthony Thompson, age 20, husbandman, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
THOMPSON John Thompson, age 32, farmer, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.93
THOMPSON Joseph Thompson, age 26, farmer, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
THOMPSON Richard Thompson, age 25, farmer, 'Lord Bruce having raised his rent', a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
THOMPSON Richard Thompson,94 husbandman, age 30, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774. Contact: James Little <red.knight@pei.sympatico.ca>
THOMPSON William Thompson, farmer, age 42, a passenger (with his wife and family) on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
THURSBY William Thursby, husbandman, age 28, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.95
TOPHAM Richard Topham, age 29, farmer, a passenger (with his wife and child) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
TOWSE John and Mary Towse. See below, Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration.
TRANNER Joseph Tranner, age 32, farmer, a passenger (with his wife and child) on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
TRENHOLM Edward Trenholm. See below, Yorkshire Emigrants Who Returned to England.
TRENHOLM HelveticaJohn Trenholm, [possibly] a passenger (with his father and brothers) on the Duke of York, 1772.96 Contact: Karen Trenholm <kjtren@sympatico.ca>
TRENHOLM Matthew Trenholm, [possibly] a passenger (with his father and brothers) on the Duke of York, 1772.97 Contact: Karen Trenholm <kjtren@sympatico.ca>
TRENHOLM Robert Trenholm, [possibly] a passenger (with his sons Edward, John and Matthew) on the Duke of York, 1772.98 Contact: Karen Trenholm <kjtren@sympatico.ca>
TRERICE John Trerice, a passenger? on the Duke of York, 1772. Apprenticed to Thomas Coates [q.v.].99
TRUEMAN William Trueman (Truman),100 miller, age 52, a passenger (with his wife Ann and son William) on the Albion, 1774. Contact: Eugenia Coates <gcoates@nbnet.nb.ca>
TURNBULL Foster Turnbull, a passenger on the Providence, 1774.
[VECKEL]101 Hannah Veckel, maid-servant, age 20, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
[VECKEL]102 Mary Veckel, maid-servant, age 20, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
WALKER Mathew Walker, age 24, farmer, a passenger on the Prince George or the Thomas & William, 1774.
WALKER Richard Walker, age 33, farmer, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
WALKER Tristram Walker, husbandman, age 27, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
WALTON Thomas Walton, husbandman, age 24, a passenger on the Jenny, 1775.
WARD Jonathan Ward. See below, Immigrants from Elsewhere.
WARD William Ward, farmer, age 24, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth (Grant) and son Moses) on the Two Friends, 1774. 103
WATERWORTH John Waterworth, farmer, age 43, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
WATSON Francis Watson, tailor, age 18, a passenger on the Jenny, 1775.
WATSON John Watson, age 33, farmer, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
WATSON Thomas Watson, a passenger (with his wife and family) on the Providence, 1774.
WEBSTER John Webster, tailor, age 25, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
WEBSTER Mathew Webster, tailor, age 23, a passenger (with his wife and family) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
WEBSTER William Webster, house carpenter, age 33, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
WELDON John Weldon started for Nova Scotia on a ship that was wrecked off the coast of Portugal, in 1773 or early 1774. While he was making his way back to England, his wife Ann and four children travelled to Nova Scotia on the Albion. He then followed, arriving at Halifax in the fall of 1774. Contact: Joy Timbrell <joytimbrel@juno.com>. See also Don Chapman's site.
WELLS William Wells, mason, of Thirsk, Yorks. Arrived at Fort Cumberland in 1773,104 via Boston, with his wife Margaret (Dobson) and their children.105 See also The Chignecto Isthmus. Contact: Barb (Wells) Henderson <hende262@aol.com>.
WHEATLEY Thomas Wheatley. See below, Yorkshire Emigrants Who Returned to England.
WILKINSON Thomas Wilkinson, blacksmith, age 23, a passenger (with his wife and child) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
WILLISON John Willison, carpenter, age 36, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
WILSON James Wilson, age 19, joiner, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
WILSON John Wilson, age 46, farmer, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
WILSON Leonard Wilson, a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth and daughters Ann and Mary) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Leonard and his family settled at Granville, N.S. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
WILSON Robert Wilson, farmer, age 49, a passenger (with his wife Mary (Williamson) and family) on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774. Robert and his family settled at Granville, N.S. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
WILSON Thomas Wilson, farmer, age 26, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.
WILSON Thomas Wilson, age 50, joiner, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
WILSON William Wilson, farmer, age 23, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Prince George, 1774.106
WINN David Winn, age 17, farmer, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
WINN William Winn, age 27, farmer, a passenger on the Albion, 1774.
WOOD Josiah Wood. See below, Immigrants from Elsewhere.
WOOD William Wood, of Burinston, nr. Bedale, Yorks., a passenger (with his wife Elizabeth and family) on the Duke of York, 1772.
[WRIGHTSON]107 Elizabeth Wrightson, servant, age 20, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.
WRY John Wry, age 23, weaver, a passenger on the Two Friends, 1774.108

Other Yorkshire Settlers

These emigrants from Yorkshire were early pioneers in Nova Scotia, but it is not known when they arrived. That they may have participated in the Yorkshire Emigration (1772-1775) seems possible, or even likely, but (at present) this cannot be confirmed by the evidence of passenger lists, land grants, or letters.

FREEMAN William Freeman, b 1741 in Yorkshire, d 1801 in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. William married Jerusha Yeomans (1745-1812) in 1765, and purchased land in Amherst from Elisha Freeman. Contact: Kevin Lee <kevin.lee2@sympatico.ca>

Yorkshire Families Arriving Before or After the Emigration
BEHARRELL Francis Beharrell. Marty Lund <lundsnel@direct.ca> notes that "Francis Beharrell was born in 1772 and immigrated to Nova Scotia from Yorkshire, England in 1817 with his wife, Mary Ann Watson, born in 1774."
COOK David Cook, a passenger on The Trafalgar, 1817.109
DONCASTER Howard Truman notes that William Doncaster married Elizabeth, a daughter of Richard and Mary Grey Lowerison. William and Elizabeth settled at Amherst Point, Nova Scotia circa 1790.110
FAWCETT John Fawcett, of Stockton Forest, Yorks., a passenger on the Valiant out of Hull, 1817. According to Howard Trueman,111 this John Fawcett settled first on Prince Edward Island, then in Sackville, and finally in Salisbury, New Brunswick.
IBBITSON Thomas and Jane Ibbitson, immigrants to Prince Edward Island circa 1817. According to Marty Lund, "John, William, Henry, Thomas and James Ibbitson settled in the Shinimicas, Nova Scotia area in 1816-1820. Their great-aunt was Mary Ibbitson, wife of William Chapman who arrived on the Albion in 1774". For more information, see Marty's site.
LOWTHER Jonathan Lowther, a passenger on The Trafalgar, 1817. Jonathan married Nancy Chapman and settled at Fenwick, N.S.112
LOWTHER Joseph and Anna (Coltis) Lowther, passengers on The Trafalgar, 1817. Settled at Amherst Head.113
LOWTHER Thomas Lowther, a passenger on The Trafalgar, 1817. Thomas married Mary Ripley and settled at Fenwick, N.S.114
LOWTHER William and Hannah (Fox) Lowther and their three children emigrated from Yorkshire to Charlottetown, P.E.I. in 1819.115
LOWTHER William and Hannah (ly) Lowther and their two children, passengers on The Trafalgar, 1817. They settled first at Tonge's Island and later at Mt. Whatley.116
LUND George Lund [of Beverley, Yorkshire?] married Jane Ibbitson of Point de Bute, N.B. in 1821. Many of his descendants settled in the Sackville area. Contact: Martin Lund <lundsnel@direct.ca>
MILNER John Milner, a passenger on the Valiant, 1817. According to Howard Trueman,117 John Milner settled in Sackville.
MILNER Jonathan Milner and his wife Ann (Oliver), of Butterwick, Yorkshire. Arrived circa 1815 and settled at Granville, N.S. Contact: Lucy Traves <ltraves@fox.nstn.ca>
RIPLEY Thomas Ripley, 'married, and lately come from Yorkshire' applied for a grant of land in Cumberland County in 1817.118 Thomas may have been a son of Robert Ripley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774 on the Providence. Contact: Gord Ripley
TOWSE John Towse, of Garton-on-the-Wolds, Yorks., a passenger (with his wife Mary) on the Valiant, 1817. The Towse family settled in the Sackville-Tantramar area. Contact: Debra Cohig <Cohigfam@aol.com>

Yorkshire Emigrants Who Returned to England
HILL John Hill, Sutton-on-Forest, Yorks., a passenger (with his family) on the Albion, 1774. Applied for his passage back to England, having been in Nova Scotia for two years.119
TRENHOLM Edward Trenholm, a passenger (with his father Robert and brothers Edward and John) on the Duke of York, 1772. Edward settled in Quebec, but returned to England within a few years. His son William emigrated to Quebec in 1819. Contact: Karen Trenholm <kjtren@sympatico.ca>
WHEATLEY Thomas Wheatley, of Boroughly near North Allerton, Yorks., a passenger on the Jenny, 1775. Resident one year at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Applied to [?] Massey for his passage back to England.120

Immigrants from Elsewhere

These settlers emigrated to Nova Scotia from Great Britain and America. They were pioneers and founders in their own right, and in many cases their children married the children of Yorkshire emigrants. Several took part in the Yorkshire Emigration, travelling to North America on the same ships as the settlers from Yorkshire. They were not themselves, however, immigrants from Yorkshire.

COLPITTS Robert Colpitts [of Durham County, England] age 28, farmer from Newcastle-on-Tyne, a passenger on the Thomas & William or the Jenny, 1775. Robert settled on land near the present-day city of Moncton, N.B. He travelled to England in 1776 to gather his family, but was prevented from returning immediately by the American Revolution. In 1783 he brought his family to New Brunswick, settling upriver at Petticodiac. (Don Colpitts, Pointe de Bute, N.B.)
DONKIN William Donkin. See 'William Donkin of Northumberland' in Nova Scotia Historical Review, 10(1) June 1990. Howard Trueman121 writes that the Donkins were a Yorkshire family, but this is erroneous. Despite the fact that William received lands from the 'Yorkshire Grant', he and his wife Ann (Scott) emigrated from Ovingham, Northumberland.
JOHNSTON Matthew and Ann (Ash) Johnson and their infant son John, passengers on the Providence, 1774. At his marriage on the 7th of November, 1772 Matthew was said to be from the Parish of Ovingham in Northumberland, and Ann from the Parish of Tynemouth, Northumberland. Their son John was christened at Ovingham on June 6, 1773. Contact: Alex Reeve <areeve@bc.sympatico.ca>
OULTON Charles Oulton, the first of the name to settle on the Isthmus, came to Nova Scotia from New England [??] with his mother in 1759.122 He was among the first grantees of Cumberland Township, in 1763.
READ Eliphalet Read. According to Howard Trueman,123 a William Read from New England came to Sackville about 1760... but Nancy Read <readm@cadvision.com> writes: Truman made a mistake in his footnote. It was not William Read who came to Sackville, it was Eliphalet Read. Eliphalet was on the list of inhabitants in 1765 and on the 1770 Census of Sackville. The History of the Read Family by Jacob Whittemore Reed says 'Eliphalet, son of Joseph and Hannah, born Oct 6 1730; married Sarah Bucklin of Providence. He moved to New Brunswick, and was with General Wolfe at the taking of Quebec in 1759. He finally settled at Sackville. Children Eliphalet, William, Joseph, Benjamin, Joshua, Hannah, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Sarah.'
RIPLEY James Ripley, probably a Loyalist, received a grant of land at Parr Town, Sunbury County in 1784.124
SMITH Francis Smith of Nappan, Nova Scotia, was a son of Captain John Smith, an emigrant from Ireland circa 1750.125
WARD Jonathan Ward. Howard Trueman126 mentions Jonathan Ward, who came from New England [Attleboro, Mass.] in 1760. Jonathan was a brother of Nehemiah Ward, who married Susannah Salisbury. See http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/robertkline/
WOOD Josiah Wood, who married Sarah Ayre. His family was from New England. See The Chignecto Isthmus.