James Edward Yorke

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James Edward Yorke

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Westerly, RI, USA
Death: Died in NS, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of James York, IV and Elizabeth Case
Husband of Lucy York; Edith (1st Marriage) Yorke and Mary (2nd Marriage) Yorke
Father of Miriam Nelson; Edward Elbridge Yorke; Richard Philips Yorke; Daniel Fones Yorke; Polly Yorke and 1 other
Brother of Captain Edward Yorke and William York

Managed by: Samuel Boyer
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About James Edward Yorke

Like many early New Brunswick families, the Yorkes settled first at Maugerville and Oromocto, in what is now Sunbury Co. and then moved up the river seeking to improve their lot.

This family came to settle at Victoria Corners, Simonds Parish, just North of the Shire Town of Carleton County, Woodstock. James Yorke was the first English-speaking school teacher on the Saint John River North of Woodstock.

There is another family of Yorks in Saint John, New Brunswick, but they are not known to be related to the Yorkes of Carleton County. There are also York(e)s nearby in Maine but they don't seem to be connected to Hannah in any way or closely related to the Yorkes of Carleton Co.

James Yorke is probably the grand-father of the Hannah Yorke, who married Samuel Gallop (Gallup) on December 9, 1830. Hannah was a minor and was married with the permission of her father, but there is no document to identify who her mother and father were.

It is almost certain her father was a Yorke, but the likeliest candidate, Edward Elbridge, husband of Susannah Foster, died in 1824 with only one daughter, Lydia Yorke. Susannah remarried to Enoch B. (Bartlett?) Gallop, brother of Samuel Gallup so he may have been the father who gave permission for Hannah Yorke to marry.

The Yorkes were closely linked by friendship and marriage to several other families that settled on the Saint John River together before the American Revolution. These included the Gallops, the Shaws, the Kinneys, and the Fosters. Their marriages are confusing and a bit entangled as there are several persons of the same name and upon the death of a spouse, each of these families frequently remarried with in the close-knit community.

Hannah and Samuel Gallop are found in the 1851 Census of New Brunswick. There is no earlier census before their marriage in 1830.

Another reason to suspect that Hannah is the daughter of Edward Elbridge and Susannah Foster is that two of her children are named Edward and Susannah while other names recall the Fosters and the Yorkes of earlier generations.

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