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George Bulmer, of the Duke of York[1]

Male Abt 1759 - 1841  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name George Bulmer 
    Suffix of the Duke of York 
    Born Abt 1759  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigrated Abt 1771  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    on the Duke of York 
    Died 1841 
    Person ID I5704  Main
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2005 

    Family Susannah Dixon,   b. 1767,   d. 1838  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1784  [2
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2005 
    Family ID F2183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • From History of Sackville:

      "BULMER - George Bulmer came from England with the Dixons. He was thirteen years of age when he was apprenticed to Mr. Freeze, a mason. He married Susannah, second daughter of Charles Dixon and left a family as follows: Charles, born in 1787 and married to Elizabeth Oulton; James, married to Ruth Harris, a grand-daughter of William Carnforth. His family consisted of: William, Rebecca, Edward, Susan, George, Mary Ann, John and Hazen B. John, born in 1793, married to Rebecca Lawrence. George, born in 1795, married to Levina Merrill. He followed John Barnes and Cyrus Snell in the mill business at Frosty Hollow. Edward, born in 1805, married to Zene Kinnear, daughter of Courtney Kinnear. Nelson, born in 1805, married to Abigail, daughter of Nathan Merrill. William, born in 1809, married Jane Crossman of Moncton. Jane, born in 1785, married William Smith of Maccan. Mary, born in 1791, married to Benjamin C. Scurr. He was born in 1788. He was the only child of Thomas Scurr and his wife, Elizabeth Carnforth. He sailed for the West Indies and was never heard from again. He had three daughters, Elizabeth Ann, married to Jonathan Black, Susan and Ruth Grace, the latter married Squire Jesse L. Bent. Ann married Joseph Bowser, son of Thomas Bowser. Isabelle, born in 1801, married James Estabrooks, son of James, M.P.P. Elizabeth, born in 1787, married to Henry McLellan. They settled in Lunenburg. Rufus, a son of Charles P. Bulmer, married in 1846 to Ruth Merrill. He lived on the homestead, later occupied by his son, Nathan.

      Mr. Nelson Bulmer made this statement when he was eighty- three years of age: "My father came out from England as an apprentice with Mr. Freeze who came out to do mason work on Fort Cumberland. They landed at Fort Cumberland on the 16th day of May, 1772. Thirty or forty families came out at the same time; the Blacks, Bowsers, Dixons, Chapmans and others. They were the first English immigrants after the French War. My father bought a thousand acres of land and then got a grant of three hundred acres, commencing at the Shaw or Harper place and extending to the Anderson Round House. They lived in Fort Cumberland for some years. Mr. Freeze then moved to Amherst. My father built a log house near the site of the Salem Baptist Church. His property was divided up and sold at his death. He had six girls and seven boys, twelve of whom married and died. The early families were pretty much mixed up in the way of marriages. Mr. Carnforth had four daughters, one married John Harris, Sr., another Jonathan Burnham; another Michael Grace; and the fourth, Mr. Scurr, the grandfather of the late Charles Scurr.

      He lived and died and was buried near the Glebe lot in Mount Whatley. They left one son. He married Mary Bulmer and lived on the Carnforth property, situated where the late John Harris and the late John Patterson lived, and included Spectacle Island and Bear Island. The Carnforth and Dixon properties butted on each other. Mr. Dixon held the upland and George Bulmer and Carnforth divided the Spectacle between them. Mr. Carnforth is buried in the Tingley graveyard.

      The last time I saw Grandfather Dixon I was about eight years of age. He came over to see Mother; (nee Susan Dixon) stopped all day. At four o'clock Mother told me to yoke the cattle. I did so and took him down the field cart to the Aboideau from where he walked home. Old Jonathan Burnham was a big fat man. He was collector of customs; at his death his son succeeded him. The next collector was Marmaduke Backhouse. "

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1170] History of Sackville, New Brunswick, Dr. William Cochran Milner, Historian, and Former Dominion Archivist (1846-1939), (Originally published in 1934 by The Tribune Press, Ltd., Printers & Publishers, Sackville, New Brunswick (transcribed version on the web at: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~corbeil/purdy/sackville.htm) Editor and Transcriber: Carol Lee Dobson; Additional Editing and Proofing: Penelope Chisholm. September 1998 Published by The Chignecto Project volunteers (http://www.chignecto.net)), "(c) Susannah, born 1767, married George Bulmer 1784.  She died 1838, age 67.  Mr. Bulmer died in 1841, aged 82 years. " (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1170] History of Sackville, New Brunswick, Dr. William Cochran Milner, Historian, and Former Dominion Archivist (1846-1939), (Originally published in 1934 by The Tribune Press, Ltd., Printers & Publishers, Sackville, New Brunswick (transcribed version on the web at: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~corbeil/purdy/sackville.htm) Editor and Transcriber: Carol Lee Dobson; Additional Editing and Proofing: Penelope Chisholm. September 1998 Published by The Chignecto Project volunteers (http://www.chignecto.net)), "He came from England in the "Duke of York" when he was twelve years of age." (Reliability: 0).