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Descendents of John Nesbitt (ca. 1790 - 11 Apr 1850)
and Ann (unknown maiden name; ca. 1795 - 25 Feb 1864)
Third Immigrant Generation
32. Margaret Ann Nesbitt . Daughter of James Nesbitt & Mary Carmichael. Born 23 Mar 1879 in Harvey. Died 12 Dec 1923 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
33. Robert Garfield "Gary" Nesbitt . Son of James Nesbitt & Mary Carmichael. Born 23 Mar 1881 in Harvey. Died 11 Apr 1956 in Saskatchewan.
34. William Henry Grieve . Son of George Grieve & Jane Nesbitt. Born 4 Dec 1854 in Harvey. Died 2 May 1933 in Sandwick, BC. Buried in Courtenay Civic Cemetery, Section A.
From BC Vital Stats: Died 2 May 1933, age 78, Sandwick, BC.
He married Agnes Piercy, daughter of Matthew Piercy & Agnes Moffitt, 20 Feb 1909 in Sandwick, BC. Born 21 Jul 1863 in Harvey, NB. Died 9 Jan 1936 in B.C.
Notes from "Piercy - A Family Tree 1814-1979":
Agnes and John Berkeley had four sons and four daughters. They had a farm on the Lake Trail, bounded on the railway track and what is known as Johnston Street now. He also owned the property on the corner of 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue where the old Bank of Commerce was built.
After John's death, Agnes remarried William Grieve in 1910.
35. Ann Nesbitt "Annie" Grieve . Daughter of George Grieve & Jane Nesbitt. Born 19 Sep 1856 in Harvey.
36. John Grieve . Son of George Grieve & Jane Nesbitt. Born 6 Oct 1858 in Harvey.
37. Elenor Alice "Ellen" Grieve . Daughter of George Grieve & Jane Nesbitt. Born 19 Oct 1860 in Harvey.
38. Margaret "Maggie" Grieve . Daughter of George Grieve & Jane Nesbitt. Born 16 Aug 1863 in Harvey. Died 13 Mar 1930 in Sandwick, B.C. Buried in Courtenay Civic Cemetery, Section A.
She married Henry "Harry" Piercy, son of Walter Piercy & Sarah Swan, 8 Dec 1885 in Nanaimo, BC. Born 10 Jan 1857 in Harvey. Died 4 Apr 1950 in Comox, B.C. Buried in Courtenay Civic Cemetery, Section A.
Harry went to Comox Valley of British Columbia in 1878. He married Maggie on 8 Dec 1885 in BC.
From newspaper obituary - 1950:
Henry (Harry) Piercy died in St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox, B.C. on April 4, 1950. Mr Piercy was born at Manners Sutton Jan 10, 1857, one of twelve children of Walter and Sarah (Swan) Piercy. He was one of the members of the survey party that mapped out the route for the Transcontinental railway in the 1870's and when winter halted their work he and his fellow workers went back to Calgary and then crossed the mountains through the United States to British Columbia on foot. He stayed in British Columbia for a time, later returned to New Brunswick but could not settle down. He went back to the Comox Valley and a few years later, in 1885, married Miss Margaret Grieve, also a native of Harvey.
For a time he worked as a logger and later went to Texada Island at the height of the logging boom, where he worked as a blacksmith, having learned the trade in New Brunswick as an employee of the late Patrick (Paddy) McGinn of Fredericton.
From Texado he returned to Comox Valley and took up farming on the Condensory Road, Courtenay. He retired from active farming work 25 years ago. For the past few years he made his home with his son George at Victoria, and with his daughters in Courtenay. Mrs Piercy passed away 20 years ago.
Mr Piercy made several visits to New Brunswick in recent years, his last trip having been in 1936.
They had the following children:
94 i. Walter Wallace Piercy
95 ii. George Martin "Dodd" Piercy
96 iii. Lillian Jane Piercy
97 iv. Edith Sarah Piercy
98 v. Bessie Lavina Piercy
99 vi. Alfred Warden "Ward" Piercy
100 vii. Minnie Irene Piercy