The Descendants of Benjamin Darby and Sarah Bremble


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The Descendants of Benjamin Darby and Sarah Bremble

Generation One

1 . Benjamin 1 DARBY; born circa Jun 1744; married Harriet? ? circa 1772 at Newburg, Orange, NY; married Sarah Bremble circa 1784 at Grimross, Gage Township, NB; died 3 Mar 1844 at St. Eleanor's "Old Mr. Benm. Darby died this morning Sunday 5 o'clock aged 99 years 9 months;" buried 5 Mar 1844 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanor's, PE.

Harriet? ? was born circa 1754 at Newburg, Orange, NY. She died in 1783 at sea on route to Saint John, NB. She was buried circa 1783 at at Sea.

The five known children of Benjamin 1 Darby and Harriet? ? were as follows:

Sarah BREMBLE married (--?--) Bremble. She was born circa 1760 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE. She died in 1825 at Bedeque aged 66 [or 86?] years. She was buried at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanor's.

The nine known children of Benjamin 1 Darby and Sarah Bremble were as follows:

Generation Two

3 . Mary 2 DARBY ( Benjamin 1 ); born 1774 at Newburg, Orange, NY; married William Hanington 1792; died 1850 at Shediac Cape, Westmoreland, NB.

The two known children of Mary 2 Darby and William Hanington were as follows:

7 . Lois 2 DARBY ( Benjamin 1 ); born circa 1788 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE; married (--?--) Lowery 1814 at Prince.

The four known children of Lois 2 Darby and an unknown spouse were as follows:

(--?--) LOWERY was born circa 1790 at St. Eleanors.

There were no known children of Lois 2 Darby and (--?--) Lowery.

9 . Deborah 2 DARBY ( Benjamin 1 ); married Alexander B. Forbes; born circa 1792 at St. Eleanor's, Prince.

Alexander B. FORBES died on 27 Dec 1823 Mr. Forbes - A merchant from Miramichie who died when the Brig Jessie sank 27 Dec 1823. His body was found along with those of Donald M'Kay and Captain M'Alpin. "It would appear that they must have perished from the severity of the weather, as some provisions were found."

The two known children of Deborah 2 Darby and Alexander B. Forbes were as follows:

10 . Isaac 2 DARBY ( Benjamin 1 ); born circa 1793 at St. Eleanors, Prince, PE; married Mary Schurman, daughter of Isaac Schurman and Mary Baker, 21 Jun 1825 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; by license secured in Charlottetown on the 15th of June [1825]; died 1 Feb 1863 at St. Eleanors, PE, ...after a lingering illness, borne with christian resignation,...of St. Eleanors, in the 67th year of his age. A widow and large circle of relatives and friends mourn his departure; buried at United Baptist, Central Bedeque, PE.

Mary SCHURMAN was born on 22 Aug 1803 at Central Bedeque, PE. She died on 25 Nov 1870 at St. Eleanors,, PE. She was buried at United Baptist, Central Bedeque, PE.

The four known children of Isaac 2 Darby and Mary Schurman were as follows:

11 . Esther 2 DARBY ( Benjamin 1 ); born 1794 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE; married Capt. Alexander Kennedy 1818 at Prince; buried 7 Oct 1888 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanor's, PE; aged 95.

Capt. Alexander KENNEDY was born in 1787 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE. He died in 1875 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE. He was buried on 25 Dec 1875 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanor's, PE; age 88 yeard.

The six known children of Esther 2 Darby and Capt. Alexander Kennedy were as follows:

13 . Netus 2 DARBY ( Benjamin 1 ); born circa 1799 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE; married Margaret Glover, daughter of David Glover, 28 Jul 1827 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; by license, present: George Darby, Isaac Darby, John Small, Da[vid?] Schurman, James Smith, Wm. Jardine; died 1857; buried 14 Aug 1857 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE.

Margaret GLOVER was born circa 1802 at St. Eleanors, PE. She was buried on 1 Jun 1859 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE.

The 12 known children of Netus 2 Darby and Margaret Glover all born at St. Eleanors, PE, were as follows:

14 . Hannah 2 DARBY ( Benjamin 1 ); born circa 1799; married Robert Ellis 6 Jul 1823 at Bedeque, Prince, PE; by Thomas Chanter, J.P; died 4 Feb 1891 at Summerside, PE, aged 92; buried 7 Feb 1891 at St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE.

Robert ELLIS; [Author's Note: This Robert Ellis is not the son of William Ellis, the shipbuilder of PEI, who had a son named Robert. The two Roberts may have been second cousins. Primary source verification is pending.] was born circa 1797 at Bideford, Devon, [or London], England; [Author's Note: His tombstone states "a native of London, England". Recent research indicates that he may have been born in London. Primary source verification is pending]. He died on 28 Aug 1872 at Summerside, PE, aged 75, of cancer. He was buried on 1 Sep 1872 at St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE; of cancer, aged 75.

The five known children of Hannah 2 Darby and Robert Ellis were as follows:

15 . Susannah 2 DARBY ( Benjamin 1 ); born 1801 at St. Eleanor's, Prince; married David Betts circa 1824 at Prince, PE; died 29 Mar 1856 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE; buried at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; aged 55 years.

David BETTS was born circa 1800 at St. Eleanors, PE.

The eight known children of Susannah 2 Darby and David Betts all born at St. Eleanors, PE, were as follows:

Generation Three

16 . George Lionel 3 HANINGTON ( Mary 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); married Marie Elizabeth Kennedy, daughter of Capt. Alexander Kennedy and Esther Darby, 2 Nov 1842 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; by license, in presence of Thomas Welland and Netus Darby.

Marie Elizabeth KENNEDY was born on 19 Apr 1820 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE. She married Peter Schurman, son of Caleb Schurman and Mary Lefurgey, on 10 Nov 1853 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanor's, PE; Peter Schurman, widower of Lot 25, Mary Elizabeth Hannington, widow, of Shediac, NB. License. Witnessed by Isaac Schurman, [Ann?] C. Kennedy, [J?] B Schurman. She died on 2 Aug 1879.

The only known child of George Lionel 3 Hanington and Marie Elizabeth Kennedy was:

17 . Deborah Ann 3 HANINGTON ( Mary 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); married Richard Bell.

The only known child of Deborah Ann 3 Hanington and Richard Bell was:

20 . Avery Edwin 3 DARBY ( Lois 2 , Benjamin 1 ); born 13 Feb 1824 at[Lot 17]; married Amelia Williams, daughter of William Williams, 29 Oct 1845 at St. John's Anglican, St. Eleanors, PE; Both of St. Eleanors, by license, witnessed by Robt. Ellis & William Kennedy; died 1920.

The 10 known children of Avery Edwin 3 Darby and Amelia Williams were as follows:

21 . Lavinia 3 DARBY ( Lois 2 , Benjamin 1 ); born 14 Feb 1824 at[Lot 17]; married William McEwen 15 Jan 1845 at St. John's Anglican, St. Eleanors, PE; by license, both of St. Eleanors, witnessed by Benjamin Darby & John Tantin; died 3 Mar 1911 at St. Eleanors, PE.

William MCEWEN was born circa 1815. He died on 4 Nov 1861 at Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

The nine known children of Lavinia 3 Darby and William McEwen were as follows:

22 . Kenneth B. 3 FORBES ( Deborah 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); died 1903 at Richibucto, NB.

The only known child of Kenneth B. 3 Forbes and an unknown spouse was:

28 . Marie Elizabeth 3 KENNEDY ( Esther 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); born 19 Apr 1820 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE; married George Lionel Hanington, son of William Hanington and Mary Darby, 2 Nov 1842 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, PE; by license, in presence of Thomas Welland and Netus Darby; married Peter Schurman, son of Caleb Schurman and Mary Lefurgey, 10 Nov 1853 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanor's, PE; Peter Schurman, widower of Lot 25, Mary Elizabeth Hannington, widow, of Shediac, NB. License. Witnessed by Isaac Schurman, [Ann?] C. Kennedy, [J?] B Schurman; died 2 Aug 1879.

The only known child of Marie Elizabeth 3 Kennedy and George Lionel Hanington was:

Peter SCHURMAN married Janet McKay. He was born on 23 Jul 1819 at Central Bedeque, PE. He died on 20 Jun 1882.

The four known children of Marie Elizabeth 3 Kennedy and Peter Schurman were as follows:

32 . Capt. Alexander Ellis 3 KENNEDY ( Esther 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); born 11 Feb 1831 at St. Eleanor's, Prince, PE; married Mary Jane Schurman, daughter of Peter Schurman and Janet McKay, 8 Nov 1865 at Shediac, NB; died 23 Mar 1915 at Sydney, Cape Breton, NS, age 85.

Mary Jane SCHURMAN was born on 9 Nov 1845 at Wilmot Valley?, PE. She died on 9 Aug 1899.

The 10 known children of Capt. Alexander Ellis 3 Kennedy and Mary Jane Schurman were as follows:

38 . Georgina Helen 3 DARBY ( Netus 2 , Benjamin 1 ); born 31 Mar 1836 at St. Eleanors, PE; married William Wilson Cairns circa 1880; died 1898.

William Wilson CAIRNS was born in 1831. He died in 1914.

The only known child of Georgina Helen 3 Darby and William Wilson Cairns was:

46 . Capt. John 3 ELLIS ( Hannah 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); born 15 Apr 1824 at probably Bedeque, PE; married Margaret Potter, daughter of Capt. John Potter and Margaret Kemp Mills, 4 Oct 1848 at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Liverpool, Lancaster Co., England; by licence, by Robert C. Greer in the presence of T.B. Robertson and Mary Eachnaey (John of full age, bachelor; Margaret of minor age, spinster); died 18 Dec 1873 at Summerside, Prince, PE, "suddenly ... aged 49 years;" buried at St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE.

Margaret POTTER was born on 3 Sep 1829 at Greenock, Scotland. She died on 12 Aug 1917 at Summerside, Prince, PE, aged 88, at 9 PM. She was buried on 14 Aug 1917 at St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE.

The six known children of Capt. John 3 Ellis and Margaret Potter were as follows:

49 . Elizabeth Caroline 3 ELLIS ( Hannah 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); born 10 Jun 1832 at Bideford, Devon, England; married Henry Compton Green, son of Samuel Green and Elizabeth Cock, 5 Mar 1850 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE; both of Lot 17, by licence, in presence of Robert Ellis and John Haszard; died 28 Apr 1915 at Summerside, PE, aged 83; buried 30 Apr 1915 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE.

Henry Compton GREEN was born on 3 Apr 1817 at PE, Canada. He died on 30 Dec 1917 at Summerside, Prince, PE, of Summerside, aged 100 years 8 months 2 days, died Sunday 6 PM. He was buried on 2 Jan 1918 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE.

The 10 known children of Elizabeth Caroline 3 Ellis and Henry Compton Green were as follows:

50 . William Henry Rawle 3 ELLIS ( Hannah 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); born 3 Jul 1836 at Bideford, Devon, England; married Hannah Iron Preedy, daughter of Thomas Preedy and Frances Moore, 9 Aug 1858; marriage performed by Rev. Maurice [Sawby/Sawley ?]. Witness was J.N. Renou[f?]. Hannah was of Charlottetown; married Susannah Fernley Fisher after 1860 at New Zealand; died 28 Mar 1909 at Waihi Hospital, Waihi, New Zealand, after a short illness at age 72; buried 31 Mar 1909 at Auckland, New Zealand.

Hannah Iron PREEDY was born circa 1833. She died on 23 May 1873 at William Weeks residence, Charlottetown, Queens, PE, aged 40 years. She was buried after 23 May 1873 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Elm St., Charlottetown, Queens, PE.

The only known child of William Henry Rawle 3 Ellis and Hannah Iron Preedy was:

Susannah Fernley FISHER died after 28 Mar 1909.

The three known children of William Henry Rawle 3 Ellis and Susannah Fernley Fisher were as follows:

Generation Four

72 . Mary Elizabeth 4 MCEWEN ( Lavinia 3 Darby , Lois 2 , Benjamin 1 ); born 1846 at Summerside, Prince Edward Island; died 20 Feb 1885 at Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

The four known children of Mary Elizabeth 4 McEwen and an unknown spouse were as follows:

74 . Joseph James 4 MCEWEN ( Lavinia 3 Darby , Lois 2 , Benjamin 1 ); died 1891.

The two known children of Joseph James 4 McEwen and an unknown spouse were as follows:

75 . Ellen 4 MCEWEN ( Lavinia 3 Darby , Lois 2 , Benjamin 1 ); born 21 Sep 1847 at Summerside, Prince Edward Island; married an unknown person 27 Jul 1864 at Summerside, Prince Edward Island; died 20 Jan 1939 at Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

The 10 known children of Ellen 4 McEwen and an unknown spouse all born at Summerside, Prince Edward Island, were as follows:

76 . William S. 4 MCEWEN ( Lavinia 3 Darby , Lois 2 , Benjamin 1 ); died 1924.

The two known children of William S. 4 McEwen and an unknown spouse were as follows:

79 . Ann Eliza 4 MCEWEN ( Lavinia 3 Darby , Lois 2 , Benjamin 1 ); married an unknown person 29 Nov 1873 at Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

The two known children of Ann Eliza 4 McEwen and an unknown spouse were as follows:

82 . Eliza Ann 4 SCHURMAN ( Marie Elizabeth 3 Kennedy , Esther 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); born 30 Oct 1854 at Shediac,[NB]; married Capt. Thomas Wilson; died 2 Jan 1879 at at sea died giving birth to her first child who also died; buried at St. Martin's in the Wood Anglican Churchyard, Shediac Cape, NB.

The only known child of Eliza Ann 4 Schurman and Capt. Thomas Wilson was:

96 . Benjamin Darby 4 CAIRNS ( Georgina Helen 3 Darby , Netus 2 , Benjamin 1 ); married Jane Winnifred Yeo; born 1866; died 1956.

Jane Winnifred YEO was born in 1874. She died in 1962.

The only known child of Benjamin Darby 4 Cairns and Jane Winnifred Yeo was:

97 . Margaret McGowan 4 ELLIS ( John 3 , Hannah 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); born 19 Nov 1849 at Greenock, Scotland; married Robert Louis Romcke 13 Sep 1882 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE; both of Summerside, by licence. Marriage performed by Theoph. Richey; died 24 Nov 1936 at Summerside, Prince, PE, aged 87; buried at St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE.

Robert Louis ROMCKE was born in 1847. He married Eliza Jane Robins on 11 Dec 1872 at North Bedeque, Prince, PE; she of Bedeque, he of Summerside. Married by Rev. Robert S. Patterson, assisted by Rev. Mr. Berry. He died on 9 Jan 1912 at at home, Summerside, Prince, PE, aged 64, due to heart failure. He was buried on 12 Jan 1912 at St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, Prince, PE.

The two known children of Margaret McGowan 4 Ellis and Robert Louis Romcke were as follows:

99 . Kenneth Forbes 4 ELLIS ( John 3 , Hannah 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); born 8 Aug 1853 at Summerside, Prince, PE; married Lucy Stewart, daughter of Donald Ross Stewart and Frances Glover, 28 Sep 1882; by Rev. N. McKay. Both of Summerside; died 27 Jun 1936 at Summerside, Prince, PE, aged 82 years; buried 29 Jun 1936 at People's Cemetery, Summerside, Prince, PE; service conducted by Rev. Walter McCleary.

Lucy STEWART was born on 26 Aug 1863 at Summerside, Prince, PE. She died on 4 Feb 1943 at Summerside, Prince, PE, aged 79. She was buried circa 6 Feb 1943 at People's Cemetery, Summerside, Prince, PE.

The seven known children of Kenneth Forbes 4 Ellis and Lucy Stewart were as follows:

107 . Henrietta Helen 4 GREEN ( Elizabeth Caroline 3 Ellis , Hannah 2 Darby , Benjamin 1 ); born 7 Jul 1857; married William B. Mills; died 1950.

William B. MILLS was born in 1854. He died in 1922.

The four known children of Henrietta Helen 4 Green and William B. Mills were as follows:


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