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Ancestors of Frederick Robert Rhynold


      130. Samuel Alexander Hurst, born Abt. 1755167; died Bef. 1838. He married 131. Elizabeth ? 1780 in Massachusetts, United States of America167.

      131. Elizabeth ?, born Abt. 1760167.

Notes for Samuel Alexander Hurst:
Hurst, Samuel [Grantee] from Harmon Dieckhoff [Grantor]; Book B; pg. 382; year 1792; Manchester [Location of Land]; Deed [Instrument]
Hurst, Samuel [Grantee] from Harmon Dieckhoff [Grantor]; Book B; pg 459; year 1794; Guysborough [Location of Land]; Deed [Instrument]

Marriage Notes for Samuel Hurst and Elizabeth ?:
The people of the late Sixtieth Regiment (Royal Americans) who received land
on the south side of Chedabucto Bay, beginning on the west side of Andrew
Finicane's grant near Crow Harbour included Samuel Hurst, his wife Elizabeth.
Their names were recorded on a copy of the muster roll taken at Halifax, 17
July 1784. They were part of the clean sweep following the American
Revolutionary War.
     
Children of Samuel Hurst and Elizabeth ? are:
  i.   Sarah Hurst, born Abt. 1777 in United States of America; married John "Thomas" Hyde December 13, 1797 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
  102 ii.   John William Hurst, born 1781 in United States of America; died September 1857 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; married Esther Mary Bedford May 22, 1804 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
  iii.   Elizabeth Hurst, born Abt. 1783 in United States of America; married Samuel Deickhoff.
  69 iv.   Susannah Hurst, born Abt. 1784 in Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia; died Aft. 1831; married John Nowlan November 16, 1802 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
  v.   Hannah Hurst, born February 02, 1785 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
  vi.   Mary Hurst, born March 18, 1787 in Half Island Cove, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; died Aft. 1825 in Crow Harbour, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; married Stephen (Diggedon) Digdon June 20, 1809 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
  vii.   Ann Hurst, born May 13, 1789 in Half Island Cove, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; died Aft. 1817; married William Bedford November 27, 1806 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; born June 28, 1785 in Half Island Cove, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; died Abt. 1861.
  viii.   Sophia Hurst, born July 04, 1793 in Half Island Cove, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; married John Antoin Selv August 05, 1811.
  65 ix.   Lydia Hurst, born June 1796 in Half Island Cove, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; died December 19, 1871; married Frederick Rhynold.


      136. John Nowland He married 137. Margaret ?.

      137. Margaret ?

Notes for John Nowland:
John Knowland and family, of King's Carolina Rangers, drew land at Country
Harbour, 4 June 1784. The family included his wife, Margaret, and children
John and Sarah, both over ten years old. Variations of this name are: Knowlan,
Nowlan, and Nolan.
John Nowland may have entered the Rangers in Savahhah, Georgia or Charleston, South Carolina. He was mustered in Captain Robert Lawe's Rangers and St. Augustine, East Florida on April 24, 1783.
     
Children of John Nowland and Margaret ? are:
  68 i.   John Nowlan, born Aft. 1772; died Aft. 1831; married Susannah Hurst November 16, 1802 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
  ii.   Sarah Nowlan, born Abt. 1773.
  iii.   Joseph Nowlan, born Abt. 1785; married Sarah Ann McKay; born Abt. 1829.
  iv.   David Nowlan, born Abt. 1789.
  v.   Thomas Nowlan, born 1794; died 1864; married Elizabeth ?; born 1801.


      162. Isaiah Horton, born January 19, 1735/36 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts168; died Abt. 1820 in Southside Cooks Cove, Guys. Co. N.S.169. He was the son of 324. Hezekiah Horton and 325. Mary Martin. He married 163. Anna Wood February 14, 1762 in Glocester, Rhode Island170.

      163. Anna Wood, born February 16, 1741/42 in Glochester, Rhode Island; died in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia171. She was the daughter of 326. William Wood and 327. Anna Collins.

Notes for Isaiah Horton:
There were seven sons and daughters in the family which Isaiah Horton and
his wife brought from Pictou, and the number was increased after their arrival
by the birth of another son.
In 1761, Isaiah Horton lived in Scituate, Rhode Island. He was listed as
"Isaiah Horton of Glocester, Yeoman" in May 1763 when he sold his land to
Eload Hunter. He left for Nova Scotia in the summer of 1763. After living in
West River, Pictou for a number of years, he moved to Southside Cooks Cove,
Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, where he eventually died.
     
Children of Isaiah Horton and Anna Wood are:
  i.   William Horton, born in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; married Lydia Cook October 02, 1790 in Guysborough, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia171; born Abt. 1768 in Guysborough, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia171.
  ii.   Anna Horton, born in Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; married Benjamin Critchett June 23, 1785171; born Abt. 1766 in Nova Scotia, Canada171.
  iii.   Houghton Horton
  iv.   Stutely Horton, born 1762 in Rhode Island; died 1803 in Musquodobait, Halifax, Nova Scotia; married Hannah Fisher 1784; born Abt. 1758 in Londonderry, New Hampshire171; died January 06, 1848 in Musquodobait, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  v.   Isaiah Horton, born Abt. 1768 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; married Zipporah Hyde April 15, 1793172,173; born Abt. 1772.
  vi.   George Washington Horton, born Aft. 1770 in Nova Scotia; married (1) Susannah Catherine Langille June 18, 1803; died December 28, 1827; married (2) Elizabeth Digdon February 03, 1829 in Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia173; born March 25, 1804 in Guysborough, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia173; died Abt. 1871 in Guysborough, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia173.
  vii.   Hezekiah Horton, born Aft. 1770 in Nova Scotia173; married Mary Macintosh Bef. 1813173; born Abt. 1774 in Nova Scotia173.
  81 viii.   Mary Horton, born October 1770 in Pictou, Pictou County, Nova Scotia; died July 15, 1872 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; married Thomas Jones January 21, 1794 in Guysborough, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
  ix.   Charles Horton, born December 02, 1785 in Guysborough, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia173; married Sarah Scott January 18, 1810 in Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia173; born Abt. 1789 in Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia173.


      166. Benjamin Critchett, born Abt. 1766 in Nova Scotia, Canada173. He married 167. Anna Horton June 23, 1785173.

      167. Anna Horton, born in Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of 162. Isaiah Horton and 163. Anna Wood.
     
Children of Benjamin Critchett and Anna Horton are:
  i.   William Critchett, born September 23, 1786 in Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia173; died May 23, 1787173
  ii.   Rachel Critchett, born January 31, 1788 in Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia173; died January 04, 1875 in Guysborough, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia173
  83 iii.   Anna Critchett, born Abt. 1790 in Guysborough, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; married William Spanks December 05, 1809.
  iv.   Benjamin Critchett, born Abt. 1800173; married Susan Stewart January 03, 1837173.
  v.   Charles Critchett, born May 22, 1807 in Nova Scotia, Canada173; died February 27, 1887 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts173
  vi.   Alexander Critchett, born Abt. 1809 in Nova Scotia, Canada173
  vii.   Isaiah Critchett, born Abt. 1811 in Nova Scotia, Canada173


      176. ? Munroe
     
Children of ? Munroe are:
  88 i.   John Munroe.
  ii.   Thomas Munroe, married Ann Spears April 26, 1821 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia174; born October 17, 1799 in Round Bay, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia174.
  Notes for Thomas Munroe:
May be the brother of John. Based on name and estimate of date only.

  More About Ann Spears:
Baptism: December 03, 1799, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia174


      200. David "The Spy" Dobson, born in Ingleby Arncliffe, Yorkshire, England; died Aft. 1838 in Half Island Cove, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia175. He was the son of 400. George Dobson and 401. Mary "Granny Forkey" Barker.

Notes for David "The Spy" Dobson:
Civil unrest in the New England had erupted into destruction and violence.
The self-styled Patriots-rebels in the eyes of those loyal to the English
King-declared their independence from Britanion 4 july 1776. Twenty-three
days later (27 July 1776) -one day short of the third anniversary of his
father's death-David enlisted in the recently arrived Royal Fencible Americans
at Fort Cumberland. On November 6th, he went on a mission to assess the
enemy forces. Through some misfotune, he was captured by Eddy's men, as were
other Fencibles in November. By the 12th, roughly forty prisoners were
shipped to Boston and presumably kept in a military stockade until the end of
the Revolutionary War. As late as 20 October 1777, he was listed as a prisoner
The last record we found that clearly placed David in the custody of the
rebels was the 20th Oct 1777 muster roll of the Royal Fencible Americans.
Several officers and soldiers, including David Dobson, transferred to The
American Volunteers (Ferguson's Corps of Rifelmen and Rangers), mustered at
New York in Dec 1779. The American Volunteers sailed on Dec 26th to Savannah,
Georgia. David Dobson had transferred to Ferguson's Riflemen from Captain
William Van-Allen's Company in the Fourth Battalion, New Jersey Voluteers.
The next verifiable record of David Dobson is the sale of his share of his
father's land to his step-father, George Forkinther, on 9 December 1780. He
spent his early years in Charlottetown as a tavern keeper, doubtless sharing
war stories with the many disbanded soldiers in town and perhaps even breaking
up a few bar room brawls. This rough lifestyle may explain why word of his
death reached Cumberland by 1786. Subsequent records, however, prove that he
lived a good deal longer. By 1793, he was in Halifax, Nova Scotia. From
there he moved to Guysborough County, where he married.
Many of David's still refer to themselves as Half Island Cove Dobsons. Most
have moved away, but a few remain in the area. Ties to the core group of
Dobsons on teh Chignecto Isthmus were severed over the years until our origins
were all but forgotten. One of David's great-granddaughters could only recall
that the Dobsons came from Yorkshire. David himself became little more than a
nameon a census return. Years of research have brought him back from anonymity
We have various records of a man named David Dobson during the intervening
years, but cannot establish 100% that this is our guy in every instance.
Arranged in Chronologica Order, the records are as follows:
1) Private David Dobson is captured and shipped to Boston in November 1776
2) David and George Dobson appear on a list of prisoners being shipped to
Newport, Rhode Island (possibly prior to Apr 1777). (Note. Our David's
brother George was pressed aboard a Yankee privateer and later released due to
ill heatlh.)
3) David Dobson sells his share of his late father's land to his step
father, George Forkinther on 9 Dec (Note: This one IS our guy. The document
does not specifically state that David was present in Cumberland and seems to
bear his seal rather than his customary signature.)
4) Private David Dobson of the Forth New Jersey Battalion transfers to Major
Ferguson's Riflemen. The corps is mustered at New York in late 1779 and sails
for duty in Savannah, Georgia, on 26 Dec 1779 5) David Dobson, an army guide,
is assaulted and robbed of a considerable sum of money by Hessian soldiers
near Brooklyn Church, Long Island, New York, in Dec 1781. 6) Unable to support
his wife and four small children as a result of the assualt, David Dobson
applies to Sir Henry Clinton for financial assistance in Feb 1782. In his
memorial, he tells of being imprisoned and tried for loyalty, but managing to
escape. 7) The sale of his inherited land is registered at Cumberland, Nova
Scotia, on 4 Mar 1782.8) David Dobson, a victualler, marries the widow Hannah
Richardson on 2 Aug 1774 at Charlottetown, Isle of Saint John (now Prince
Edward Island)His son George's family established themselves in New England
Possibly deals with David's robbery by Hessians:
"Hesse-Kassel Leib Regiment (DU Corps) monthly report for December 1781:
Arrested from the Leib Co., one drummer Sonderwein, and one private Goebell,
jun., charged with common street robbery. Those two men were carried on the
monthly reports as arrested until July 1782."
Report for August 1782:
"Sentenced: Conrad Sonderwein from Treysa, 24 years, and Adam Goebell, from
Neustadt/Eisenach, 24 years old, both for crime committed on 30th November
1781 on Long Island (street robbery) to be hanged, and sentence carried out."
There are documents attesting to [David's] being an army guide circa 1781, at
which time he was assualted and robberd by Hessian soldiers near Brooklyn
Church.-John Helmut Merz
Initially British prisoners were housed in prison ships in Boston Harbour under some pretty squalid conditions, although the officers were often housed in private houses in teh city under parole. I think Capt. Barron and the good Rev. Eagleson ra ted that treatment, while David and George likely languished in the prison ships. Later, as more prisoners were captured, they were often transported throughout the state under care of the local sheriffs, and would be able to work the fields fo r their keep. Conditions then were pretty rough, but perhaps better than in the prison ships.
David lived in Charlottetown between 1792 and 1811. 1817 and 1838 census places him and his son David in Canso. David married Magdalene Rogers on 25 Dec 1813 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.

More About David "The Spy" Dobson:
Baptism: May 29, 1753, Ingleby Arncliffe, Yorkshire, England175
     
Children of David "The Spy" Dobson are:
  100 i.   David Junior Dobson, born 1777; died 1862; married Elizabeth Jones August 29, 1808 in Westmorland County, New Brunswick.
  ii.   ? Dobson, born 1777.
  iii.   ? Dobson, born 1777.
  iv.   William Dobson, born Abt. 1808 in Crow Harbour, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; died November 27, 1844 in Salmon River, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia176; married Nancy "Ann" Hurst Hyde December 15, 1829 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; born January 23, 1806 in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia177; died December 21, 1866 in Crow Harbour, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
  More About William Dobson:
Occupation: Fisherman178


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