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William John Weldon[1]

Male 1824 - 1883  (59 years)


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  • Name William John Weldon  [2, 3
    Born 1824 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Hotel man - Shediac and Moncton  [4
    FamilySearch ID L8SS-WS3 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L8SS-WS3 
    Died 1883  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I2907  Main
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2020 

    Father Andrew Weldon,   b. 1803, Dorchester, New Brunswich, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Dorchester, New Brunswich, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Martha Wilson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1822 
    Family ID F1977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Hickman,   b. 1830,   d. 1914  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1849  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. James Dale Weldon,   b. 1850,   d. 1916  (Age 66 years)
     2. Martha Ann Weldon,   b. 1852,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William John Weldon, Jr.,   b. 13 May 1855,   d. 1912  (Age 56 years)
     4. Adelaide H. Weldon,   b. 1856,   d. 1878  (Age 22 years)
     5. Charles C. Weldon,   b. 1857,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Edward D. Weldon,   b. 1862,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Elizabeth Weldon,   b. 29 Nov 1868, Dorchester, New Brunswich, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2005 
    Family ID F1174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1883 - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "of Moncton" NB

      From History of Charles Dixon:

      "4 William John, eldest son of Andrew and Martha Wilson
      Weldon, was a mechanic and was also engaged in farming a
      few years; after which he removed to Shediac, where he went into the hotel business. From thence he removed to Moncton and continued the hotel business there. He married Miss Mary J. Hickman in 1849.

      Their children were named James D.,
      Martha A., William J., Adelaide H , Charles C., Edward D. and
      Mary E. Mr. Weldon died at Moncton in 1883, aged 60 years.
      Mrs. Weldon still survives."

      Marlene Hickman transcribed the following set of articles from the Chignecto Post:

      July 20, 1871 - Chignecto Post:    "Farming - Mr. William J Weldon has commenced farming at Petitcodiac on a scale which is far beyond anything hitherto attempted, at least in Westmorland. He has sowed 65 acres in oats, 2 in potatoes, 10 in buckwheat, 1-2 in carrots, 11/8 in turnips and 70 in grass for hay. We are happy to chronicle the enterprise so unusual among our agriculturists and will watch with much interest the return Mr. Weldon receives for his labor and expenditures. The whole crop was put in by Mr. Weldon with the assistance of two men. We learn an abundant supply of black mud with both lime and plaster in the farm gives him an inexhaustible supply of manure. He has 77 acres under crop, 70 for mowing, 40 for pasturage and 80 ready to stump."

      There are several articles about Weldon's hotels:

      January 4, 1872 - Chignecto Post:  "The Weldon House Shediac was reopened a few days ago by its proprietor Mr. W J Weldon, who has been so long and favorably known in connection with it. The house has been very recently overhauled and completely refurnished for the purpose of making it inferior to no House in these provinces. Shediac is fortunate in possessing capital hotel accommodations."

      February 29, 1872 - Chignecto Post:   An advertisement: "Weldon House, Shediac (opposite the railway station) - The subscriber would inform his friends and the public general that he has newly furnished the above Hotel throughout in first class style and it is now open for the accommodations of the travelling public. Wm. J Weldon, Proprietor - Coaches leave daily for North Shore on arrival of trains."

      March 21, 1872 - Chignecto Post   "Mr. W J Weldon of Shediac, who has been fined several times for liquor sold at Weldon House has obtained a rule nisi for a certiorari in the case and has applied for a rule in another; the ground being a conflict between Dominion and Local authority."

      October 19, 1876 - Chignecto Post  "The Royal Hotel has changed proprietors. W J Weldon Esq. of Shediac opened the house on Monday last and from Mr. Weldon's experience in Hotel business and from the well known fact that he and his family make it their business to accommodate guests in the most comfortable manner it is believed that the change will be for the better."

      April 19, 1877 - Chignecto Post:  "Shediac Items - Mr. Jas Weldon of the "Weldon House" about refurnishing the new part of this popular hotel, preparatory to summer travel."

      May 10, 1877 - Chignecto Post:  "The Weldon House Moncton will have 25 rooms added to it this summer."

      From History of Sackville:

      "Their eldest son, William J., was a prominent and successful hotel keeper at Dorchester. In 1849 he married Mary J. Hickman. Their daughter, Martha Ann Weldon married Mr. Justice A. L. Palmer. " [8, 9, 10]

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

    2. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca), vol. 72.
      651   Joseph HICKMAN, one of the old residents of Dorchester (West. Co.) died Sept. 4. He was some years ago engaged in shipbuilding. During the past few years, however, owing to failing health, he has not been engaged in business. The deceased leaves a son, John H. HICKMAN and a daughter, Mrs. W.D. DOUGLAS of Amherst, N.S. Three brothers also survive him, John HICKMAN and William HICKMAN of Dorchester and James S. HICKMAN, Amherst, as well as two sisters, Mrs. W.J. WELDON, Moncton and Mrs. W.B. DIXON, Sackville. 12 September 1889 LEAF

    3. [S1129] Irish Canadian Cultural Association, (http://www.newirelandnb.ca/), http://www.newirelandnb.ca/names_w.html "1) Miss Hickman married William J. Weldon of Moncton".

    4. [S1157] Charlie Hickman, (Charlie Hickman [chickman@nbnet.nb.ca]), "W. C. Milner" - from the "joseph_1821.pdf" file emailed to JSH - 29 Mar 2005.

    5. [S1130] Martin Lund, http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1886623&id=I92897149.

    6. [S1143] History of Charles Dixon, Compiled by James D. Dixon, a grandson, (History of Charles Dixon, One of the Early English Settlers of Sackville, N.B., (Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004), (Orig. Pub., Sackville, N.B., privately printed). James D. Dixon, History of Charles Dixon, One of the Early English Settlers of Sackville, N.B., 1891.)), p. 156 - "He married Miss Mary J. Hickman in 1849".

    7. [S1157] Charlie Hickman, (Charlie Hickman [chickman@nbnet.nb.ca]), "m. 1849 "joseph_1821.pdf" file emailed to JSH - 29 Mar 2005.

    8. [S1129] Irish Canadian Cultural Association, (http://www.newirelandnb.ca/), http://www.newirelandnb.ca/names_w.html "3) Miss Hickman m. Edward B. Dickson of Sackville".

    9. [S1143] History of Charles Dixon, Compiled by James D. Dixon, a grandson, (History of Charles Dixon, One of the Early English Settlers of Sackville, N.B., (Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004), (Orig. Pub., Sackville, N.B., privately printed). James D. Dixon, History of Charles Dixon, One of the Early English Settlers of Sackville, N.B., 1891.)).

    10. [S1156] Marlene Hickman, (admen@nbnet.nb.ca (Bob & Marlene Hickman)), transcribed Chignecto Post articles - sent to JSH in email 11 Apr 2005.