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Descendents of David Cessford (1803 - 21 Jan 1862)
and Margaret "Peggy" Piercy (1804 - 21 Jul 1864)

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First Immigrant Generation

1. David Cessford . Born 1803 in Northumberland, Eng. Died 21 Jan 1862 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   David Cessford and his wife Peggy with their three oldest   children, left Northumberland County, England in May 1837, aboard the brig Cornelius of Sunderland from Berwick-upon Tweed, and came to New Brunswick. They settled in Harvey with the others who came to this country on the same ship and were among the first settlers of Harvey.   Their fourth child was born on the Cornelius on 4 Jul 1837.   Two more children were born in Harvey.

   In the listing of "Emigrants Who ask for land on the New St. Andrews Road" in 1837 (PANB RS 637/26d Emigrant List for Harvey Settlement) David Cessford is 34 years of age, wife Margaret is 34, children: Barbara, 9; Margaret, 6; John, 3; and infant, 4 weeks old.   Listed with the family is Wm Taite, 50 years old, labourer.       David Cessford and family settled on a 100 acre Land Grant Lot No. 8E.   The 1861 census shows the youngest two sons, aged 21 and 17, at home.   No. of hands employed - 2 male.   Acres of land owned or occupied - 30 improved, 70 unimproved.   Cash value of farm - 150 pounds, value of implements and machinery - 10 pounds.   Two horses, 2 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 8 sheep, 2 swine, 300 lb. pork slaughtered.   Produced 100 lb. butter, 50 lb. cheese, 25 lb. wool, 10 tons hay, 200 bu. oats, 80 bu. buckwheat, 50 bu. turnips,   120 bu. potatoes, 30 bu. carrots, and 20 lb. flax (??).

    Inscription on gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   CESSFORD   In memory of David Cessford, died Janry 21, 1862 Aged 58 y'rs 5 mo's; Also wife Margaret, died July 21, 1864 Aged 60 y'rs 4 m's.

   He married Margaret "Peggy" Piercy, in England. Born 1804 in Northumberland, Eng. Died 21 Jul 1864 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Maiden name believed to be "Piercy".   Unknown if she was closely related to the other Piercys who came to NB at the same time.

    They had the following children:

  2   i.   Barbara Cessford

  3   ii.   Margaret Cessford

  4   iii.   John "Jack" Cessford

  5   iv.   Margery Cessford

  6   v.   Robert Cessford

  7   vi.   James Cessford