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Three Generation Genealogies of Early Stanley Settlers

The New Brunswick Company made four concerted attempts at direct overseas recruitment for the planned community of Stanley. The first targeted poor children institutionalized in London, the second farm labourers and tradesmen in the eastern Borders between England and Scotland. The third party was recruited, disastrously, in the Scottish highlands, and the fourth was a second party from the Borders. The first three parties were settled in and around Stanley, with varying degrees of success; the fourth escaped the Company's control and founded Harvey, south of Fredericton.

1835-1836: Juvenile recruitment of Stanley (no families yet)
1836: D'Arcy party from the Eastern Borders
1836: Skye settlers in Stanley (no families yet)