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York Co., New Brunswick, Canada

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PARISHES
York County was one of the eight original Counties formed when New Brunswick became a separate Province.  There were seven original parishes, however they included only a small portion of the lands assigned to the County, which extended from its present southern line, and took in all the lands now in York, Carleton, Victoria and Madawaska Counties. Many parishes overlaped what are now County lines. (* Marks one of the original parishes.)
Bright Parish - Set off from Queensbury & Douglas and unassigned lands in 1869.
Bright Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Canterbury Parish - Set off in 1855 from Dumfries and unassigned lands, which included what is now North Lake until 1879.
Canterbury Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Douglas Parish - Set off in 1824 from St Marys & Queensbury, extended to northern limits in 1854.
Douglas Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Dumfries Parish - Set off in 1833 from Woodstock, with part of Prince William and all of Canterbury. until 1854, and McAdam until 1894.
Dumfries Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Fredericton Parish* - Formed in 1786 and changed to a city in 1848. The city is greatly enlarged by 2002, with the additions of many surrounding areas. (see the introduction to the Church Photos for the Greater Fredericton area.)
Fredericton Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Kingsclear Parish - Formed in 1786 and  included New Maryland Parish until 1846 and Manners Sutton Parish until 1855.
Kingsclear Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Manners-Sutton Parish - Set off in 1855 from Kingsclear and Prince William, and unassigned land, which included part of what is now McAdam.
Manners-Sutton Parish - Introduction to Parish History
McAdam Parish - Set off in 1894 from Prince William & Dumfries
McAdam Parish - Introduction to Parish History
New Maryland Parish - Set off in 1846 (or 1850) from Kingsclear and unassigned lands
New Maryland Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
North Lake Parish - Set off from Canterbury Parish in 1879.
North Lake Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Prince William Parish* - Established 1786. Included parts of Dumfries Parish until 1833, Manners Sutton Parish until 1855, and McAdam Parish until 1894.
 Prince William Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Queensbury Parish* - Established in 1786. Included part of Douglas until 1824 and Stanley until 1846.
Queensbury Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Southampton Parish - Set off from Northampton.  It took in all of that parish on the York County side of the line.  Divided in 1833.
Southampton  Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
St. Marys Parish* - Established in 1786. Included part of Douglas until 1824 and Stanley until 1846.
 St. Marys Parish - Introduction to Parish History |
Stanley Parish - Set off in (1837 or) 1846 from Saint Marys Parish and unassigned lands, much as at present.
Stanley Parish - Introduction to Parish History |

Parishes that were in York County at one time, but have been reassigned over the years to Carleton County, and eventually Victoria County or beyond.

Brighton Parish - Now in Carleton County. Set off in 1821 from unassigned lands
Kent Parish - Formed in 1786 now in Carleton County. Set off in 1821 from unassigned lands, and was later subdivided into lands that became part of Victoria and Madawaska counties.
Northampton Parish - Formed in 1786 (Now in Carleton County. Included Southampton.
Wakefield Parish - Formed in 1786 Now in Carleton County. Set off in 1803 from unassigned lands.
Woodstock Parish - Formed in 1786 Now in Carleton County - Also included Dumfries and Part of Canterbury, which have remained in York County.
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FAMILY HISTORIES
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Beginnings | A collection of gathered materials on individuals and families. Unproven - a place to start.

John ADAMS & Sarah COLEY | Generation One to Five (Loyalist) Seems to have settled originally in Sunbury County, but many of his descendants resided in York County and beyond.

Allen Family | This record begins in 1705, New Amsterdam, New York, and follows those who came to New Brunswick as Loyalist.

Hugh COWPERTHWAITE & Sarah MEAD | Generation One to Six & a Land Petition (Loyalist) Settled originally in Sunbury Co, but many of his descendants resided in York County and beyond.

[Unknown perhaps Jacob?] HANSON | Generation One to Five / mid to late 1700s to 1900s. The earliest generation in NB for this line is not well defined, and may have had some connection to the Hanson family that settled in Charlotte County.

Hartin Family | Follows the lives of many of the children of William Harton (b. & d. in Ireland) and his wife Rebecca Robinson (b. in Ireland, d. in NB). Particularily the son, Rev. Thomas R. Hartin, who for many years was the rector of Canterbury, York Co., NB. There is extensive data on the Canterbury lines at this link *.

Ephraim JONES & Dorothy [Unknown poss. Crouse] | Generation One to Four / 1800 to early 1900s. No connection made yet to the original settler for this family line.

John McGAUGHEY & Catherine EWING | Generation One to Three / 1821 to early 1900s (Irish) Settled first in York County but John and Catherine moved to Carleton Co, as did some of their children.

Daniel MOREHOUSE & Hannah HANSON | Generation One to Four / late 1700s to early 1900s. This Daniel seems to be a descendant of the next Daniel in this listing, but the connection has not yet been found.

Daniel MOREHOUSE & Mary [Unknown] | Generation One to Five / late 1700s to early 1900s (Loyalist) This Daniel Morehouse settled on the Keswick area. He served in the New York Volunteers. They are the probable ancestors of Daniel, who m. Hannah Hanson (see above).

Daniel MOREHOUSE & Jane GILL | Generation One to Five / late 1700s to early 1900s (Loyalist) This Daniel was attached to the Queens Rangers during the Revolutionary War and settled in Queensbury Parish. He does not seem to be a close connection to the other two lines. There is also misc data linked to these three files, of others of this name who settled in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Misc. Items
Church Records |
York County GenWeb |
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Guides |

Began: July  2000
Updated:Monday, 26-May-2008 08:40:43 MDT