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OLD NORTH ESK ON THE MIRAMICHI

OLD NORTH ESK ON THE MIRAMICHI by W. D. Hamilton,  1979.  479 pages, 7 x10, with maps, charts, photos, footnotes, glossary, bibliography, and index.  Historical background and biographical-genealogical history of North Esk Parish, Northumberland County, New Brunswick.  A few of the surnames on which there are discrete sections are: Allison, Blackmore, Chaplin, Copp, Dennis, Dunnett, Estey, Fitzgerald, Flynn, Forsyth, Gillis, Goodfellow, Hare, Harrigan, Holmes, Hosford, Hubbard, Johnston, Keys, Kingston, Matchett, Menzies, Mullin, Murphy, Mutch, McKay, McKibbon, McLean, McTavish, Rogers, Russell, Sauntry, Scott, Shaddick, Sheasgreen, Sherrard, Silliker, Somers, Stewart, Sutherland, Touchie, Tozer, Travis, Tweedie, Walsh, White, and Whitney.  Softcover edition. 

Book 8549 OLD NORTH ESK ON THE MIRAMICHI  $24.94 plus $13.00 shipping within North America. - First edition 1979 - 479 pages - soft cover - index  book has previous owner's name on cover  and stamped on first page. Used Book showing useage and handling.

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OLD NORTH ESK ON THE MIRAMICHI. New and enlarged edition 2004  (3rd) of book first published in 1979 - 593 pages    For more information contact  rmcusack@nbnet.nb.ca

OLD NORTH ESK ON THE MIRAMICHI by W. D. Hamilton,  Saint John, New Brunswick, 2004.  New and enlarged edition (3rd) of book first published in 1979.   593 pages, 7 x10, with maps, charts, photos, footnotes, glossary, bibliography, and index.  Historical background and biographical-genealogical history of North Esk Parish, Northumberland County, New Brunswick.  A few of the nearly 300 surnames on which there are discrete sections are: Allison, Blackmore, Chaplin, Copp, Dennis, Dunnett, Estey, Fitzgerald, Flynn, Forsyth, Gillis, Goodfellow, Hare, Harrigan, Holmes, Hosford, Hubbard, Johnston, Keys, Kingston, Matchett, Menzies, Mullin, Murphy, Mutch, McKay, McKibbon, McLean, McTavish, Rogers, Russell, Sauntry, Scott, Shaddick, Sheasgreen, Sherrard, Silliker, Somers, Stewart, Sutherland, Touchie, Tozer, Travis, Tweedie, Walsh, White, and Whitney.  Softcover edition.

OLD NORTH ESK ON THE MIRAMICHI, (593 pages. New and enlarged edition (3rd) of book first published in 1979.) is all about past events, community connections, and the greener pastures to which large numbers of Miramichi people went a hundred years or more ago.  The book is by W. D. Hamilton and is designated as the 25th Anniversary Edition of one first published in 1979.  This edition deals with the same subject matter as the first but is otherwise a new book from start to finish, containing nearly twice as much text plus a selection of photographs and a 20-page glossary.

The book has two main sections - a shorter one on History, and a lengthy one on Biography & Genealogy, with 298 sub-sections by surname.  Included among these are such well-known Miramichi names as  Allison, Ashton, Baisley, Brander, Cain, Chaplin, Connors, Copp, Curtis, Estey, Ferguson, Fitzgerald, Foran, Forsyth, Gillis, Goodfellow, Hare, Harrigan, Harris, Henderson, Hill, Hogan, Holmes, Hosford, Howe, Hubbard, Hutchison, Hyland, Jardine, Johnston, Jones, Keating, Kingston, Lawlor, Leach, Matchett, Matthews, Menzies, Morrison, Murphy, Mutch, McAllister, McCoombs, McDonald, McGrath, McKay, McKendrick, McKenzie, McKibbon, McKinnon, McLean, McTavish, Norton, Nowlan, O’Brien, O’Shea, Parker, Parks, Payne, Rolfe, Russell, Ryan, Sauntry, Scott, Shaddick, Sheasgreen, Sherrard, Silliker, Simpson, Sinclair, Smith, Somers, Stewart, Sullivan, Sutherland, Taylor, Tingley, Touchie, Tozer, Travis, Tweedie, Urquhart, Walsh, Waye, White, Whitney, and Young.
 
Among new findings reported is the discovery of where different settlers originated.  We learn, for example, that Thomas Blackmore, the founder of the Blackmore clan on the Miramichi, was baptized in Devonport, Stoke Damerel Parish, Devonshire, England, in 1788, the son of a family with Welsh connections, and that John Dunnett, the head of another large Miramichi family, was baptized at Bower, Caithness, Scotland, in 1797, a son of William Dunnett and Marjorie McIntosh.  Another  interesting discovery concerns John Mullin (b. 1762), a soldier with the Guides & Pioneers in the Revolutionary War, who came to Saint John with the Loyalists in 1783.  He was born in Pennsylvania and his wife Elizabeth Connor (a daughter of Loyalist Peter Connor) in Rhode Island.  They raised a large family in Springfield Parish, Kings County, from which many Kings and St. John county Mullins are descended, as well as hundreds of those who have lived on the Miramichi since John and Elizabeth’s son Thomas Mullin moved there nearly 200 years ago.
 
There is far more to be said about this book than space allows, but maybe its most unique feature is the vast amount of information it presents, not on where people came from, but on where their offspring went - on the part the Miramichi lumbermen played, for instance, in opening up the “Big Woods” of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, or how they led the way in the harvesting of the white pine forests along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania.
 
The revised 2004 book, OLD NORTH ESK ON THE MIRAMICHI, has 593 page
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