Gagetown, New Brunswick
On this site you will find transcribed Anglican Church records from the Gagetown, New Brunswick area. The original nine record books were kept by a series of travelling ministers and covered the years 1786 to 1841, containing lists of marriages, baptisms, and deaths. The records centre geographically on Gagetown, Queen’s County and particularly focus on the New Brunswick communities of Fredericton, Saint Marys, Lincoln, Grand Lake, Waterborough, Long Island, Wickham, Hampstead, Maugherville, Petersville, Sheffield, Kingston, Springfield, Greenwich, and Saint John. The communities are mainly located in King’s, Sunbury, and York Counties of New Brunswick, but entries as far flung as Nova Scotia, Ontario, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York are included.
The original materials are held by the New Brunswick Museum Archives (NBM Inventory No. 438) and were transcribed by author and local historian, Marianne Grey Otty (1890-1963). In turn, this digitization was based on a microform copy of Otty’s work from The Loyalist Collection of the Harriet Irving Library in the University of New Brunswick.
The Marianne Grey Otty Database will prove useful to genealogists, historians, and students alike. The entries particularly feature Loyalist settlers and their descendants. The database offers an opportunity to explore family connections, as well as providing a glimpse into eighteenth and nineteenth century New Brunswick.