Sir Samuel Cunard, 1st Baronet

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Samuel Cunard

Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Death: Died in Kensington, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Cunard and Margaret Cunard
Husband of Susan Cunard
Father of Sir Edward Cunard, 2nd Baronet; William Cunard and Margaret Ann Mellish

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Sir Samuel Cunard, 1st Baronet

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Sir Samuel Cunard, 1st Baronet (21 November 1787 – 28 April 1865) was a British shipping magnate, born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, who founded the Cunard Line. He was the son of a master carpenter and timber merchant who had fled the American Revolution and settled in Halifax...

...Samuel Cunard was the son of Abraham Cunard who was originally from Germany and raised a Quaker and Margaret Murphy, who was raised as an Irish Catholic who were Loyalists to the British Crown who came to Halifax in 1783...

...He was married to Susan, daughter of William Duffus (on 4 February 1815; she died 23 January 1828) by whom he had nine children. He was succeeded in the business and in the baronetcy by his son Sir Edward Cunard, 2nd baronet. Sir Samuel was the grandfather-in-law of the society hostess Emerald, Lady Cunard (wife of the third baronet), and the great-grandfather of Nancy Cunard...

...William Cunard, second son of Sir Samuel Cunard, married Laura Charlotte Haliburton, daughter of author and politician Thomas Chandler Haliburton. The couple had three sons and one daughter...

...Sir Samuel Cunard died at Kensington and is buried there in Brompton Cemetery."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Samuel Cunard', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2012, 08:48 UTC, <> [accessed 13 November 2012]

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Sir Samuel Cunard, 1st Baronet's Timeline

November 21, 1787
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Age 28
Age 37
April 28, 1865
Age 77
Kensington, London, England