Barnabus (Of Newfoundland) Blanch(e) (b. March 19, 1814, d. March 19, 1889)
Barnabus (Of Newfoundland) Blanch(e) was born March 19, 1814 in Newfoundland or Ireland, and died March 19, 1889 in Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada. He married Catherine Dalton on Abt. 1842 in Grand Digue, N. B. Canada.
Notes for Barnabus (Of Newfoundland) Blanch(e): Emigrated to Newfoundland before Sept 1841
Cape Pele Cemetery across from new church Stone is the first stone on the left Wm Boleyn is further left and forward of this stone
Superior of Colonization - A C Sutton. Received Lot # 2 containing 200 acres at Square Lake, Westmoreland Co. Newfoundland on Oct 27, 1842 From application dated Sept 1841 stated he was a "Native of Ireland" 1/2 acre owned by Patrick Blanch(e) who assigned to Barnabus . Rest was bought by Barnabus at $3. / acre in Dec 1841 He is one of four brothers on tombstone in Shediac it states "Barnabus Blanch(e) of Newfoundland" Ancestor two times because Barnabus Blanch(e) and Mary Pauline Boleyn were first cousins
Came to Newcastle, New Brunswick from Newfoundland, then he walked down the shore to "Murray Corner" where he met Catherine Dalton. She was born the year of the Miramaachi Fire in 1825
1850 census of Botsford, New Brunswick, Canada, gives Barnaby (Barnabus) an Irish farmer, age 37. wife Catherine, 25; Edward, 6; John, 5; Agnes, 3; and Martin, 9 months.
They were married in Grand Digue, a village on the shore of the Northumberland Strait, about 10 miles north of Shediac. It was the only Catholic Church in Eastern Westmorland County at that time
See letter written before 1980 written by one of the children of William Blanch(e) and Catherine Boley Speaks of Nellies marriage, Frank as best man Catherine never married so must be Arthur Blanch(e) writing letter probably to Kenneth the child of Nellie and Vincent Brien page 1 Margaret Mooney married James Dalton), native of Ireland, lived in Murray Corner, N B where their daughter Catherine was born. Catherine married Barnabus Blanch(e), native of Newfoundland, married at Grand Digue, the nearest Catholic Church at that time. They rode horse back from Murray Corner to Grand Digue. Later they moved to Shemogue (then called Bristol). There was only a trail from Shemogue to Sackville at the time. They stopped at Square Lake, where Barnabas cut logs and built his first log house, down by the lake, and set out apple trees, which were later called the "Old Orchard". When the main road was widened through to Sackville, he built a wooden frame house nearer the main road. This house was where your mother and brother, Fred, were born. The house was later destroyed by fire. The house you remember was built by my father, William Blanch(e), son of Catherine Dalton and Barnabus Blanch(e). William Blanch(e) married Catherine Boleyn daughter of Nellie Wuigley and William Boleyn, natives of Prince Edwards Island, who first lived in Shediac, as their family grew larger 7 in all. Grandfather Boleyn bought land in St. Andre. The same farm where William Boleyn , grandson lives today. This spring he received a plaque from the Government for a farm which had been in the family one hundred years. Mary Ellen Blanch(e), (Nellie) your mother, married Vincent J Brien, son of Mary O'Donnell (Bathurst) and Amos Brien), Sheogue, on September 20, 1909 at 2 P M in Saint Timothy's Church, then a mission Church, only has Mass once a month. Cousin Annie Hennessey , Irishtown was bridesmaid, wearing a blue silk dress and a wide rimmed hat. The bride wore white nuns veiling, long white veil, coronet of orange blossoms. Fred Blanch(e) was best man (He died March 19, 1918 - he was a diabetic,) Lived from June when the disease became active until March. Insulin had not been discovered then. page 2 after the marriage ceremony had been performed, the guests returned to our home. About 100, where a full course dinner was served. In the evening the furniture was removed from the dining room, where they danced until daylight. After dinner, Sept 21, the bridal party left by horse and wagon for River Hebert, your mother wearing a navy suit, white blouse, white gloves and a black satin picture hat. I still remember how lonesome we were. The guests from Irishtown, Sackville and Amherst started arriving a week before the wedding and stayed 2 weeks after. My mother was so tired. Said "that was the first and last wedding she would ever have." So her only remaining daughter Mary Catherine Blanch(e) died, as she lived, a useless Old Maid, which I do not think her mother's words had anything to do with the situation. Teresa was born the next June (1910) in Strathcona. Aunt Dolly took Reta with her, a little girl 5 years old. Grandma Blanch(e) had been there for 2 weeks. As your mother was not well. She had a convulsion before the baby was born. But was okay after. She had great faith in Dr. Rockwell. Your mother and father moved to Joggins the summer before Mary E was born. My father, Will Blanch(e) had 2 sisters. Annie Blanch(e) married Uncle Mike Boleyn, daughters Margaret and Pauline), sons Charlie (Iota's Iota's father)) and Willie. My fathers other sister Amelia married Tom Cullen much against her parents wishes died when she had 4 children. Amelia us Annie Brien's grandmother. These are the names of my fathers *((William Blanch(e) )* brothers: Ed married Catherine Joyce - 1 daughter Catherine married John Ryan John married Susan Mulrhine George, Jim, Joe , Ed, Charlie, Bess Cook, Mary Feetham page 3 Tom married Mary MacDonald, (Leo) Carson), Julia ), Ron , Frank m. Kathleen (#3754), Genevieve Mar married Susie Kaiser. Uncle Mart died in a house on Havelock Street. I know very little about his family. They moved to U S A. Ambrose married Louise Gould, Don), Frank, Lena, & Queenie . Brdley married Mrs Ella Murphy - widow - no family Buried in Conn's Mills Jim never married - was drowned in our lake. I remember it very well. The crowd of men grappling the lake and all the worry and sorrow. My mother * ((Catherine Boleyn )* had 3 sisters May married Tom Hennessey) - lived in Irishtown - had a large Family Charlie, Will, Jack , Jack & Basil. Daughters Sr Benedicta, Annie, Gertie, and Bea Logue Aunt Ellen married Dan McCarthy, Sackville - 4 sons, Clarenc, Ernest, Courtney, Justin m. daughters Nell, Carey , & Ethel - all dead. My mothers brothers Mike married Ann Boleyn *(letter says Boleyn but was in fact Annie Blanch(e))* John married Dolly Garrison )m -sons Jim ), Jack) & daughter Reta Will married Maggie Burke Windsor) - 3 daughters Mary Ellen Dill Ethel Bird ) Lena Vickers
Mary Catherine Blanch(e) ( Aunt Mayme) died November 1, 1973
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More About Barnabus (Of Newfoundland) Blanch(e): Burial: Cape Pele, N. B. CA.
More About Barnabus (Of Newfoundland) Blanch(e) and Catherine Dalton: Marriage: Abt. 1842, Grand Digue, N. B. Canada.
Children of Barnabus (Of Newfoundland) Blanch(e) and Catherine Dalton are: