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Descendents of William Heughan (Haughan) (ca 1757 - 1 Dec 1825)
and Agnes Beattie (ca 1762 - 19 Dec 1849)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. John Heughan . Son of William Heughan & Agnes Beattie. Born Approx 1793 in Dumfries, Scot. Died 26 Oct 1857 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.


   John Heughan came to Harvey Settlement after the erection of the grave marker to his first wife was put in place in Old Annan Cemetery some time after 1841.   He petitioned for land and received a crown land grant (Lot O) along with 18 other settlers who got their grants in 1851 and was the only one who was not a member of the first group of settlers who came in 1837.   According to tradition in Harvey, his daughter Jane (from his first marriage) was black so her mother had to have been black as well.   The selection of middle names for his children (Francis and Angelie) almost certainly indicates an influence outside Scotland or England.   Census records indicate daughter Jane and her mother were born in Trinidad.


1841 Census    
Piece: SCT1841/812 Place: Annan - Dumfries-shire Enumeration District: 6
Civil Parish: Annan-Burgh Folio: 6 Page: 1
Address: Newington Lodge    
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
Heughan John M 40 Farmer Dumfries-shire Occ. Note: Late planter in Trinidad
Heughan William M 15   Overseas-British Place of birth: Trinidad
Heughan Jane F 15   Overseas-British Place of birth: Trinidad
Heughan John M 12   Overseas-British Place of birth: Trinidad
Heughan Agnes F 70   Dumfries-shire  



A suggestion as to the name of John's first wife is provided by the inscription on William Heughan's grave marker in Old Annon Cemetery, which states "and Angelle Areuell spouse of John Haugham who died 15 April, 1841 aged 50 years".   Data obtained from:


http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~scottish/indexoldannancem.html (There are transcription errors on the linked web page that were corrected by Rene Anderson, 9 Dec, 2005)


This name matches well with the name of the daughter from this first marriage.




    PANB, NBFA new film #F15551, p. 332:      John Heughan and Jane Scott of the Parish of Kingsclear were married by banns, being of age this twentieth day of September one thousand eight hundred and forty five, by D. McCurdy, Minister.


    This marriage was solemnized between us:   John Heughan, Jane Scott.

    In the presence of James Little, Isabella Piercy.

    Filed and Registered Dec 24, 1845.



    On Gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   (Facing Hwy) In memory of John Scott, died 12th Dec 1862 aged 59 years, a native of Northumberland, England; also John Heughan, died 26th Oct 1857 aged 64 years, native of Dumfriesshire, Scotland; (facing woods) Also, Jane, his wife.



    From New Brunswick, York County, Land Registry   v. 38, p. 613-4, NBFA film F5631.   (Original very poor quality)

    Last Will & Testament of John Heughan deceased -- No. 13986

In the name of God Amen, I, John Heughan at present residing on my farm designated in the Crown Land Office Lot O situated in the Little Settlement in the Parish of Manners Sutton adjoining the Harvey Settlement in the County of York Province of New Brunswick North America, Farmer, being of sound mind and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare this instrument to be my last will and testament to prevent any dispute after my death hereby Declaring all former Wills or testmentory papers of whatever time or date to be null and void.    First as my son William Francis Heughan is on a voyage at sea and not expected to return till about three years from now I will that the farm after my death be carried on as it has been without any division until his return and any surplus produce raised on the farm be applied to Equadating any debt that may be upon the same and that William Francis Heughan can have no share of any part of my effects until permanently residing on the farm.   2nd that my wife Jane Heughan during her natural life is to occupy that certain portion of land Beginning at Matthew Chambers Road close to the brook running along the fence in a south direction 52 Rods to a fence running East and West, thence about 80 Rods West along said   fence to the West, thence about 80 Rods West along said fence to the West angle of Lot O, thence North 52 Rods to the lands owned by Matthew Chambers then East about 80 Rods along Matthew Chambers line to the place of beginning containing 26 acres more or less together with all buildings timber and fences thereon and at her death these land and premises turn to the bulk of my property estate.   I likewise bequeath to her one third of all my farm stock and farm implements that may be on the farm and all my household furniture beds bedding cooking utensils table linen to her own private use without any incumbrances on her part.    John Heughan (signed).   3d I do will and bequeath to my son William Francis Heughan the remaining two thirds of all the farm stock and farm implements together with the remaining part of my farm containing eighty four acres more or less with power to take possession of all the other part of my farm at the death of my wife Jane Heughan for his own use and behoof forever and that my son William Francis Heughan become surety and answerable for all the debts that may be due by me and to pay the same.   4th I will that if my son William Francis Heughan should not return at the time expected or can be ascertained that he is either dead or settled in other place his interest then in this will is to be transferred to my daughter Jane Angelie Lewis and her heirs forever.   6th I will should my son William Francis Heughan not return his interest (investment?) this will fall due to Jane Angelie Lewis.   In this case William Francis Heughan's daughter Sarah Heughan will be left an orphan and therefore entitled at the age of 21 years to 15 pounds currancy to be paid out of my real estate.   7th I will that Jane Angelie Lewis do remain with my wife and assist her in her affairs until William Francis Heughan either returns or is certified of his death or settlement elsewhere.    I will that Jane Heughan and Jane Angelie Lewis be excutri and that William Francis Heughan, David Little and Thomas Speedy executors of the forgoing will and testaments to see it fulfilled in all its details and that it be placed upon record not until six months after my death, dated July 14th, 1857.    John Heughan (signed).


    Witness:   William Grieve, Charles F. Watson, Charles D. Reed.


    Let it be down that my wife Jane Heughan is ............ with this instrument and is perfectly satisfied with its contents and in proof thereof do personally set our hands and seals in presence of

this thirtieth day         William Grieve                        John Heughan

of July 1857             Charles F. Watson                Jane Heughan

                                    Charles D. Reed


    I do hereby certify that the testor John Heughan is of sound mind and has executed this his last will and testament in   the presence of the following witnesses William Grieve, Charles F. Watson, Charles D. Reed and myself this thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven.   Registrar or Probate Office, County of York.   Thomas Herbert.


    I hereby certify that the aforegoing is a true copy of the last will and testament of John Heughan late of the parish of Manners Sutton in the County of York deceased as proved before the Judge of Probates in the said County of York and filed in my office dated this twenty-eighth day of December AD 1857.                   T. A. H. Stratton receipt


                              Probate for York County

New Brunswick         Registered this twenty-eighth day of December

York County                one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven.



    He first married Angelle D'Arcuell. Born in Trinidad.   Born ca. 1791 and as indicated on her graver marker "died 15 April, 1841 aged 50 years".



    They had the following children:

  17   i.   Jane Angelie Heughan

  18   ii.   William Francis Heughan

iii John (previously undocumented)


View of area of the Annan Old Parish Church graveyard (from south) where William Haughan and Angelle D'Arcuell are found (stone to the rear of group of three at center of image). Source: Tim Patterson, 26 Aug 2007.

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Close-up of the grave marker of William Haughen and his daughter-in-law Angelle D'Arcuell. Source: Tim Patterson, 26 Aug 2007.

In Memory of
WILLIAM HAUGHEN, who died at Preston-
Hall 1st Dec.r 1825, aged 68 years. Also
AGNESS BEATTIE his spouse who died
____________ aged ____ years.
And ANGELLE D'ARCUELL, spouse of
John Heughan who died 15th April 1841
Aged 50 years. 


Gravestone retranscribed by Tim Patterson 26 Aug 2007.


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    He second married Jane Scott, 20 Sep 1845 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Born Approx 1800 in Eng. Died 17 Mar 1871 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    From Daily Telegraph, 22 Mar 1871:



   Died Harvey 17th inst., Jane Hughan relict of late John Hughan, age 72.

    Jane Scott, age 41 years, and her brother John Scott, age 39 years, carpenter, left from the port Berwick-upon-Tweed on 28 May 1837 on the brig Cornelius of Sunderland, and arrived in Saint John, NB 12 Jul 1837.   They were among the first settlers of Harvey Settlement.