John Morton
(Abt 1765-)
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James Morton
(1786-1879)

 

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Mary MacMichael

James Morton 265

  • Born: 1786, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland 266
  • Marriage: Mary MacMichael on 1 Dec 1816 in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland 264
  • Died: 2 Feb 1879, West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada aged 93
  • Buried: Feb 1879, West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada
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Date Published - February 12, 1879
County Northumberland
Place Newcastle
Newspaper Union Advocate
d. 2nd Feb., at residence of his son, James MORTON, Sr., age 88
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We publish today the death of James MORTON, Sr., father of Alex. MORTON, Esq., New Mills. He was one of a few emigrants who left the shore of Galloway, Scotland in the summer of 1825 and landed in Miramichi in September just before the memorable fire. After a brief stay there he went to Richibucto (Kent Co.) and resided for a time near Kingston when there was only three houses in this now flourishing town. From this he went up the West Branch of St. Nicholas River and took a farm, when there were not ten houses in all of Weldford Parish, where he resided till his death. He leaves behind six children, 73 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren.

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bullet  Death Notes:

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 46 Number 1625
Date February 14 1879
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Daily Telegraph
The 'Newcastle Advocate' publishes the death of James MORTON. He was one of the few emigrants who left the shore of Galloway, Scotland in the summer of 1825 and landed in Miramichi in September, just before the memorable fire. After a brief stay there, he went to Richibucto (Kent Co.) and resided some time near Kingston, when there were only three houses in what is now a flourishing town. From this he went up the West Branch of St. Nicholas River and took a farm, where there were not ten house in all of Westford Parish, where he resided until his death. He leaves six children, 73 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, in all 150 children.


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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He immigrated in Sep 1825 to Miramichi, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada. According to his obituary, James left the shores of Galloway in the summer of 1825 and landed in Mirimichi in September 1825.

He owned property on 17 Jan 1827 in Carleton, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada. 267 From New Brunswick Provincial Archives
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Name MORTON, James
Volume 9
Page 93
Grant number 2079
Place Carleton
County Northumberland
Date 17/01/1827
Accompanying plan Yes
Acres 160
Microfilm F16312
Comments 5 Others
Other names on this grant: (5)
LENNOX, John 100 acres
MCKEAN, Alexander * 100 acres
MCMICHAEL, Alexander 100 acres
MCMICHAEL, James 70 acres
MCMICHAEL, William 90 acres

He had a residence in 1861 in Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 268 Age: 66
Relation to Head of House: Father

He had a residence in 1871 in Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 269 Age: 77
Marital Status: Widowed


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James married Mary MacMichael, daughter of John MacMichael and Mary Margaret McTaggart, on 1 Dec 1816 in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.264 (Mary MacMichael was born before 29 Aug 1786 in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland 270, christened on 29 Aug 1786 in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, died on 3 May 1869 in West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada and was buried in May 1869 in West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada.)




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