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Descendents of John Gregg [also Grieg] (ca. 1792 - 20 Feb 1868)
and Wife Mary (ca. 1791 - 28 Aug 1846)

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Prepared by: Jocelean Hall, Harvey, York Co., NB.
Revised by: Prof. Bruce Elliott, Carleton University, Ottawa
Last updated: 15-07-2005

First Immigrant Generation

The family of John and Mary Gregg lived in the town and parish of Wooler, Northumberland, England, and the baptisms of the children are recorded in the register of Cheviot Street Church, under the spelling GRIEG.   The family used the spelling GREGG in New Brunswick.

In the list of emigrants asking for land on the New St Andrew's Road (PANB RS 637/26d, August 1837) appear John Gregg, 45, labourer, his wife Mary, 45, and children Jane, 21; James, 20, labourer; Andrew, 18, painter (?); Esther, 17; and Agnes, 16.   John Gregg drew lot number 9L, and his name is on the list of the "English Emigrants" who settled in Harvey Settlement.

From NB Land Grants, v. 28, no. 3122 (NBFA RS686):
John Gregg received Lot no. 9 Acton Sett. [sic] 27 December 1843.  [The drawing is definitely that of Lot no. 9 in Harvey and not Acton.]

NB York County, Land Registry v. 47, p. 332, no. 18097 (film #5635 RS98): 18 October   1852 Lot no. 9 from John Gregg, farmer, to his son, James Gregg, both of Campo Bello, Charlotte County, signed by John Gregg and Ellen M. Gregg, his wife.  Witnessed at Campobello, 17 January 1867 and registered in York County 26 January 1867 .

NB York County, Land Registry v. 50, p. 338, no. 20259 (film 5636 RS98) 4 February 1868 Lot no. 9 from James Gregg, farmer, Campobello to Andrew Wood Cockburn for the sum of $475.   Registered in York County 3 April 1869.  Signed by James Gregg.

As the land transactions reveal, the Gregg family soon left for Campobello Island, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, where both John and his son James are listed in an 1841 taxation roll
(See: www.rootsweb.com/~nbcampob/camp2c2.htm ).  

The 1851 Census for Campobello, Charlotte County, NB, includes:

Gregg John 54 English Father Farmer Immig. 1837
  James 38 English Son Farmer  
  Esther 30 English Daughter    
Corvis Hannah 17 U.S.   Servant 1850
Ketchum Richard 25 N.B.   Clergyman  

John's wife Mary had died 28 August 1846 aged 55 and was buried at St Anne's Anglican cemetery, Campobello.   John remarried Mary CALCEO of Eastport, Maine, 8 May 1848.   She was born c.1808 and died 20 July 1849 aged 41.   Finally, John married a third time on 9 July 1852 to Ellen FANNING of Campobello. (See: www.rootsweb.com/~nbcampob )

In 1853 and 1856 John was a member of the Campobello Fishery Society
(See: www.rootsweb.com/~nbcampob ).  

The 1861 Campobello census includes:

GREGG John Husband 68 England Farmer  
  James Son 38 England General Laborer  
  Esther Daughter 31 England    
  Edward Son 12 Native    
Farmer John Grandson 6 Native    


According to his gravestone, he died 20 February 1868 aged 75 and was buried at St Anne's Campobello 23 February (the register gives his residence as Welshpool and his age as 72).   His gravestone states that he was "A native of Wooler, Northumberland, England. Immigrated to Campobello in 1837".  
(See: http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NBCemeteries/Default.aspx?L=EN&PageLoad=Form )

John and Mary had the following children:

1               i. Jane
2               ii. James
3               iii. Andrew
4               iv. Esther
5               v. Ann
6               vi. John

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