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This part of our website contains family histories submitted by NBGS members.  The submitters of this material wish to share the results of their work with NBGS members and other persons who are interested in New Brunswick's history and the genealogies of its people.  Readers are free to use this material in their own research and to quote the material in their own written works provided that the sources are cited completely and the authors or transcribers are given due credit.
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JOHN LONDON’S BLACKSMITH LEDGER 1824-1846  John London was born in 1782 and came to this Province with his Loyalist father, Ralph London, a blacksmith, and his mother, Ann (Seaman/s) London who had married in New York City in 1781.  John followed his father in his trade, prospering as a blacksmith in Carleton County.
It was John's great-great-grandson who gave the Ledger into Pamela Fulton's safekeeping forty-five years ago.  Having now completed the transcription and indexing of the Ledger she is pleased to make it available to New Brunswick genealogists and historians.
AITON FAMILIES IN NEW BRUNSWICK: THE SCOTTISH IMMIGRANT HUGH AITON (1874-1862) AND HIS DESCENDANTS AND RELATIVES IN CANADA  From the pen of researcher and historian Thomas Paterson, these pages tell the stories of Hugh Aiton (1784-1862), his influential Presbyterian minister Andrew Donald (1806-1891), Andrew Aiton (1803-1881), Andrew Aiton (1853-1924), and their families and communities primarily in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. 
MAQUAPIT LAKE DIARY 1876-1894, from the London Family, concentrates on the Parishes of Sheffield, Sunbury County; Canning and Gagetown, Queens County.  Entries include weather, farming, lumbering, teaching, river steamers, trade, social, church and political events, births, deaths and marriages from Grand Lake and along the St John River from Saint John to Woodstock and beyond. Over 230 surnames and 85 place names are discussed at varying levels of details.  Also included are an Index and Glossary.
This section also includes Duncan London’s 1916-1917 Diary
All material in this section was transcribed by Pamela J. Fulton.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ARTHUR SPURGEON CARPENTER, written by his grandson, Miles Ludlow Carpenter, presents the information that the author was able to gather about his grandparents, Lena and Spurgeon Carpenter.
The author's intention is to treat each family as a separate entity. His first goal is to do this for as many as possible of Spurgeon Carpenter’s brothers and sisters and for his parents. When this task is completed he plans to move backward in time doing the same for earlier ancestors. This work is not just intended to be a chronological record of the members of the Carpenter family. Rather, it describes what life was like for each generation being documented
THE CASSIDY FAMILY HISTORY 1797-1949 is the original compilation of the history and genealogy of the Cassidys of Cassidy Lake.  It was compiled in conjunction with the rededication of the church at Cassidy Lake in 1949.  For more information about the Cassidys of Cassidy Lake (Kings County, NB), please visit the family website at
THE CASSIDY STORY: FROM IRELAND TO CASSIDY LAKE AND BEYOND tells the story of the family from the beginning in Ireland, to the homestead at Cassidy Lake, to the far corners of Canada and the United States.  New in this book is information on our ancient ancestors in the 1300 AD timeframe.  Of more recent times, we chronicle the assembly and divesture of the homestead properaty at Cassidy Lake from 1823 to today.  The book is essentially a print version of what's in these web pages without subsequent updates.  For more information about the Cassidys of Cassidy Lake (Kings County, NB), please visit the family website at
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