The Descendants of Captain Théophile de la Cour DesBrisay


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The Descendants of Captain Théophile de la Cour Desbrisay and Madelaine Boisrond de St. Léger

First Generation

1. Captain Théophile de la Cour DESBRISAY [4302] was born in 1662, died on 15 Jul 1767 aged 105, and was buried in Dublin, IRE, UK.

Burial Notes: Huguenot Cemetery, Merion Row, St. Stephen's Green

General Notes: He was the first of the name to come to England after the Edict of Nantes was revoked.

SUMMERSIDE JOURNAL Aug. 2, 1888: The Catholic WEEKLY REVIEW is publishing a series of letters written from Quebec. It says that in the church Notre Dame des Victoires there is the following tablet in Latin:

Translation is as follows:

"On the 1st May, 1688, the foundation stone of this church was laid by Jacques Rene De Brisay, Marquis de Dennonville, Governor, Innocent XI, being Pope and Louis XIV, King of France, and that the church was dedicated to the Infant Jesus.

Jacques Rene de Brisay, a dashing colonel of dragoons, was Governor in Canada from 1685 to 1689. He was brave but indiscreet and, in his treatment of the Indians, exhibited a singular want of tact. History says of him: "Few Governors ever set down more sage maxims for administration, yet fewer left Canada in a sadder plight. Dennonville, who acted up to his lights, was a very upright and honorable man and a pious and devout Catholic. His little daughter. Marie Anne who saw the light at Quebec on the 14th of October, 1865, was the first of her name born in Canada.

The same year that witnessed the departure of the Marquis de Dennonville for Quebec, invested with the honor and dignities of the Viceroy of the King of France, saw also the departure from the shore of that kingdom of the cadet branch of the family, the de Brisays dit de la Cour. Those who had gained distinction in the civil wars, fighting under the standard of the Prince of Conde, were strict followers of the new Huguenot tenets and upon the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, in the year 1685, they fled to Ireland where, for a hundred years, they lived as British subjects, and intermarried with several Irish families. The men, almost without exception, held commissions in the Army or Navy of England. One General Jasper de Brisay, married into the family of the first Sir John Parnell. Towards the close of the last century, a Colonel de Brisay received the Royal Commission as Colonial Secretary and Deputy Governor of St John's (now Prince Edward) Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and thither he removed. He died in Charlottetown, leaving a large family whose descendants survive in many parts of the Dominion.*

Another de Brisay, afterwards known as "the General," was one Thomas, whose marriage notice was lately found in an old Halifax newspaper of 1799. There it is "Married at St. John, N.B., on Monday the 22nd ult., Thomas de Brisay, Lieut. Colonel of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Artillery, to Miss Anna Byles, daughter of the Rev. Mather Byles, Rector of that city and chaplin of New Brunswick." One of "the General's descendants, Mather Byles de Brisay, is now a judge residing in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia."

*A link to the de Brisay family of France is surmised, but yet to be proven. The educated guess of DesBrisay family researchers is that we descend from the second marriage of Jacques de Brisay (m. 1 Judith d’Argenson) to a Dutch woman, but actual records of that union may no longer exist.

Théophile married Madelaine BOISROND DE ST. LÉGER [4303] [MRIN: 1428] on 13 Dec 1692 in London, ENG, UK, daughter of Monsieur Samuel BOISROND DE ST. LÉGER [12018] and Unknown.

Marriage Notes: Savoy Temple

Children from this marriage were:

2 F i. Magdalaine Marie de la Cour DESBRISAY [5317] was born in 1693 and was baptized in 1693.

Magdalaine married Sieur Solomon BLOSSET de Loches [7704] [MRIN: 2623]. Marriage status: married. Solomon was born about 1648 and died on 21 Oct 1721 aged about 73.

General Notes: He was the Senior Officer of "La Melonieres" Regiment of Foot in 1719 and Commanded a Huguenot Regiment bearing his name.

+ 3 M ii. Captain Theophilus DESBRISAY [3537] was born in 1694, died on 5 Jul 1772 in Dublin, IRE aged 78, and was buried in Dublin, IRE.

Second Generation (Children)

3. Captain Theophilus DESBRISAY [3537] (Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born in 1694, died on 5 Jul 1772 in Dublin, IRE aged 78, and was buried in Dublin, IRE. Another name for Theophilus was Samuel Théophile de la Cour DESBRISAY.

Burial Notes: Boileau tomb, Merrion Street Cemetery

General Notes: Theophilus is listed in the 1735 Dublin Directory and was stationed at Cork Hill. He was Agent for the 2nd Regiment of Foot on the Irish Establishment also at Cork Hill, according to the "List of General and Field Officers as They Rank in the Army 1754," which is in the Library of the British Museum. In "Freeman's journal" of the 13th September 1763 issue, he appears as a Captain, crossing to Ireland by the Holyhead Packet.

Captain Theophilus Desbrisay settled in Lisburn after the Irish Campaign, but when his daughter married another Huguenot, Simon Boileau of Dublin, he moved to be near her. Captain Desbrisay and his lady are mentioned in correspondence from Paul Mangin when they visited him in Dublin. Captain Desbrisay is also mentioned in the Pensions List, and served in Brandenburg, Ireland and Flanders. It also says he had a large family. He died in Dublin and is buried in the Boileau tomb in Merrion Street cemetery. They were a non-conforming family.

(http://www.lisburn.com/books/huguenots/huguenots_5.html)

In 1769, Theophilus wrote the following letter to his son, Thomas, on the occasion of Thomas leaving for his assignment on Prince Edward Island. Theophilus was in London at the time.

Letter from Theophilus to Thomas

Excerpt from Chapter VI, titled Social Life In 18th Century Dublin:

"A strange figure was Captain Debrisay when upwards of 70 years of age still wearing the dress of the reign of Charles II, 'a large cocked-hat all on one side his face, nearly covering his left eye; a great powdered wig, hanging at the side in curls, and in the centre at the back a large black cockade with a small drop curl from it; his embroidered waistcoat down to his knees; the top of his coat not within three inches of his neck, the hip buttons about a foot from it; buttons all the way down the coat but only one at the waist buttoned; the hilt of the sword through the opening of the skirt; a long cravat, fringed, the end pulled through the third button-hole; small buckles; the coat sleeves very short, and the shirt sleeves pulled down, but hid by the top of the gloves, and the ruffles hanging out at the opening of the cuff; the waistcoat entirely open except the lower button, displaying the finely plaited frill. (Recollections of John O'Keefe) Such, in his bodily presentment, was the old courtier who we learn 'walked the streets of Dublin unremarked.'"

(*Don's note - This may have been an historical account of his father, not really sure of the exact date it was written).

Theophilus married Magdalene DE VERGÉZE D'AUBUSSARGUES [3538] [MRIN: 1143] in 1718 in Dublin, IRE, daughter of Captain Jacques DE VERGÉZE Lord of Aubussargues [5318] and Unknown. Magdalene was born about 1703, died on 11 Dec 1788 aged about 85, and was buried on 13 Dec 1788 in Dublin, IRE. Other names for Magdalene were Magdalene Verger D'AUBUSSARGUES, and Madeleine DE VERGEZE.

Burial Notes: Non-conformist French Church.

Children from this marriage were:

4 M i. Lieut. Col. Peter DESBRISAY RA [1486] died on 23 Mar 1759 in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe and was buried in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe.

Burial Notes: Carmelite Church

General Notes: He was killed at the Reduction of Guadeloupe, commanding the 63rd Regiment of Foot, blown up while defending the Fort of Basou Terre against the attack of the Enemy.

5 M ii. Reverend Henry L. de la Cour DESBRISAY [3539] .

6 M iii. Captain Theophilus DESBRISAY [3540] died about 1759 in Guadeloupe.

7 M iv. Lieut. Col. James DESBRISAY [7313] died in 1759.

Burial Notes: Church of the Carmelites

+ 8 F v. Madeleine Elizabeth DESBRISAY [5319] was born about 1720 in Dublin, IRE, died on 12 Jan 1786 in Dublin, IRE aged about 66, and was buried on 15 Jan 1786 in Dublin, IRE.

+ 9 M vi. General Jasper DEBRISAY 4th Dragoons [1487] was born about 1729 and died on 22 Nov 1818 in Worcester, ENG, UK aged about 89.

+ 10 F vii. Bonne DESBRISAY [9227] was born about 1730 in Dublin, IRE and died on 10 Dec 1768 aged about 38.

11 F viii. Elizabeth DESBRISAY [9230] was born in 1735.

Elizabeth married George L'ESTRANGE [9231] [MRIN: 3178] in 1755.

+ 12 M ix. Lt. Gov. Thomas de la Cour DESBRISAY [1458] was born on 10 Dec 1735 in Dublin, IRE, UK, died on 25 Sep 1819 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 83, and was buried on 28 Sep 1819 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

+ 13 F x. Mary DESBRISAY [8852] was born in 1738 and died in Dec 1826 in Chapelizod, Dublin, IRE aged 88.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)

8. Madeleine Elizabeth DESBRISAY [5319] (Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1720 in Dublin, IRE, died on 12 Jan 1786 in Dublin, IRE aged about 66, and was buried on 15 Jan 1786 in Dublin, IRE. Another name for Madeleine was Magdelaine DESBRISAY.

Burial Notes: Boileau Family Vault, The Green, French Church

Madeleine married Simeon BOILEAU DE CASTELNAU [5320] [MRIN: 1772] on 6 Aug 1741 in Dublin, IRE, son of Charles BOILEAU [6407] and Marie-Madeleine COLLOT D'ESCURY [6408]. Simeon was born on 10 Oct 1717 in Southampton, ENG, UK, died on 15 Jul 1767 in Dublin, IRE aged 49, and was buried in Dublin, IRE.

For more information on the Boileau family please see this website:

http://www.burningviolin.org/family/index.html

9. General Jasper DEBRISAY 4th Dragoons [1487] (Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1729 and died on 22 Nov 1818 in Worcester, ENG, UK aged about 89.

Death Notes: P.E.I Gazette February 13, 1819: DIED. At the city of Worcester, England, 22d Novr. 1818, Jasper DesBrisay, Esq, aged 89, elder brother of Col. DesBrisay of this Town. He was an officer at the battle of Culloden, 1745. He married a second wife at the age of 45 (?), daughter of Sir John Davie, by whom he had one son who inherited his Estate.

Jasper married Jane PARNELL [3541] [MRIN: 1144].

General Notes: She was an aunt of Sir John Parnell, and granddaughter of Thomas Parnell the Poet, who was born in Dublin in 1679 and married in 1705.

Jasper next married Charlotte Davie BASSETT [7290] [MRIN: 2479] in 1808, daughter of Sir John DAVIE [7310] and Eleanora BASSETT [8988]. Charlotte died in 1847.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 30 M i. John Theophilus DEBRISAY M.A. [7291] was born on 24 Jan 1804 and died on 3 Oct 1846 in Blackfriars, Gloucester, ENG, UK aged 42.

10. Bonne DESBRISAY [9227] (Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1730 in Dublin, IRE and died on 10 Dec 1768 aged about 38. Another name for Bonne was Bonna DEBRISAY.

Bonne married Major Randal ADAMS Regiment of Foot [9228] [MRIN: 3176] on 13 Dec 1745 in Dublin, IRE, son of Randal ADAMS [12595] and Unknown. Randal was born about 1728 and died on 1 Jul 1749 aged about 21.

The child from this marriage was:

31 F i. Jane Catherine ADAMS [12594] was born on 11 Jul 1747.

Bonne next married Robert T. THORP Esqre [9229] [MRIN: 3177] on 24 Dec 1753. Robert died after 1769.

Children from this marriage were:

32 M i. Robert THORPE [11541] was born about 1764 in Dublin, IRE and died on 11 May 1836 in London, ENG, UK aged about 72.

For a formal biography of Robert Thorpe, please see the Dictionary of Canadian Biography:

http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=3696&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=029cs0ovbmevftvcvnp3qij9s7

33 F ii. Sarah THORPE [12012] .

Sarah married Edward SOREYD [12013] [MRIN: 4230]. Marriage status: married.

General Notes: Surname spelling is uncertain.

34 F iii. Bonne THORPE [12014] .

She never married and had no children

35 M iv. Ralph THORPE [11542] died in India.

36 M v. William THORPE [12015] .

37 F vi. Mary Anne THORPE [12016] .

12. Lt. Gov. Thomas de la Cour DESBRISAY [1458] (Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 10 Dec 1735 in Dublin, IRE, UK, died on 25 Sep 1819 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 83, and was buried on 28 Sep 1819 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: He died at his home, which was called "Ellen's Grove".

Account of the funeral of Thomas, by John P. Tanton:

"State Funeral in the Olden Days

The funerals used to be different from what they are now. Our fathers had no stately hearses with plumes to carry the corpse, no decorated caskets. The coffins were plain, covered with fine cloth and metallic lace for the wealthy; whilst the pallbearers and mourners had long crape (sic) sashes and hat bands. The corpse was carried to the graveyard on a bier borne by four men, who were sometimes relieved by others when the journey was long. The funeral of Lieut. Governor desBrisay was a marked event in the early history of the town. He died on the 25th and was buried with great pomp on the 28th of Sept., 1819.

General Notes: Thomas De La Cour Desbrisay, Lieut. Governor of P.E.I. was born in Ireland of French descent. The terrible persecution of the Huguenots which followed the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV, King of France (1685) caused them to flee in large numbers to Holland and the adjoining states. William of Orange was then preparing for the invasion of England. Burning with zeal for the cause which the Prince espoused, six regiments of Huguenots were raised in the Low Countries in which the ancestor of the Colonel received a Captain's commission, signed by William and Mary. At the conclusion of the war which placed the Prince of Orange on the throne of England, the Desbrisays settled in Ireland. Here as so stated Colonel Desbrisay was born, and is said to have imbibed that strong attachment to his native country which is proverbial to sons of the Emerald Isle.

In the spring of 1779 the Lieut. Gov. arrived on the Island and took over as Governor in the absence of Gov. Patterson and he remained as governor for one year. The grants of land during his short administration were of such a nature as to arouse the strongest opposition from Gov. Patterson and led through the agency of the Colonial Secretary to the revocation of some of the titles.

At the time of Col. Desbrisay's death, his son who was the first Protestant minister on the Island, was still Rector of the parish after 44 years of service. The Rector wished to be relieved from the solemn duty of officiating at the burial of his father. He wanted to have the Scotch minister, Dr. McGregor to act, but the Governor would not allow it. He was forced therefore to act himself. Col. Desbrisay at the time of his death resided on Sydney Street with a garden and gate in the rear of his house opening on Queen Street Square right opposite the church, which stood on the vacant plot between the Market and Post Office. The funeral was organized by Adj. General Holland in full military costume. The doctor and Rector at the head of the procession. The corpse was carried on a canopy by four men as usual, led by Holland who was followed by Lieut. Gov. Smith with the whole garrison of soldiers and artillery men with their officers, under arms. The band played the "Dead March in Saul". As it passed along the military were followed by the Free Masons in full regalia, then all the chief men of the town. They wended their way to the old church yard. On arrival, the corpse being lowered into the grave, the grand old service of the Church of England was repeated by the Rector, standing with tears in his eyes by the grave of his father. The troops then fired the last salute in memory of the departed soldier, and all was over.

At this time the Old Market House stood opposite Pippy's Corner (now Stamper's) on the south side of Queen Square. The boys of Ch'town were granted a holiday by their school masters to see the funeral. Numbers of them stood by the Market House (a building of 18 by 26 ft) for that purpose. In this crowd were Thomas Desbrisay and Benjamin Davies. The first of these was afterwards attached to the survey under Capt. Bayfield; the other subsequently filled many important positions in the Colony and only recently passed away. He was a friend of the writer from the days when, members of a debating club, we met together, and where his son Sir Louis made his debut as a public speaker. The account of Mr. Desbrisay's death was sent me by Mr. Davies not very long before his death. He passed away full of years, and we hope reposes in that better land where peace and joy reign forever."

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground.

General Notes: He was a colonial administrator, office holder, and politician.

The Memorial of Colonel Thomas Desbrisay, Secretary, Register, etc. of the Island of St. John, North America.

Humbly Showeth:

That your Memorialist was brother to the late Governor and Colonel, Peter Desbrisay, of the '63rd Regiment of Foot, who when commanding and defending the Fort Of Basou Terre against the attack of the Enemy, was unfortunately blown up at the Reduction of Guadeloupe, in the year 1759.

That Memorialist was Lieutenant Governor of this Government, upwards of Fifteen Years, that in the year 1785 Nova Scotia and St. Johns Government were reduced, and made Subordinate to that of Canada, and that the then full Governors, vizt. Parr and Patterson accepted the Command of their respective Governments, as

Lieut Governors, which superseded Lieut. Governor Fanning from Nova Scotia, and your Memorialist from St. Johns.

That Memorialist was a Commissioned Officer, in the Army of Great Britain upwards of Thirty six years, eleven of which was a Captain of a company in the Royal Artillery, where had Memorialist remained, he would now have been a Major General, his Commission as Captain being dated the 8th day of February 1760.

That Memorialist has resided in this Government Fourteen years the 10th of next October, in the discharge of his duty, and he flatters himself, to the satisfaction of the Inhabitants of this Island.

That Memorialist has 8 sons, 5 of whom did duty as Commissioned Officers in America this last War, vizt.

1st Revd. Theophilus - Rector to St. John's Island

2d Thomas - Captain in the Royal Artillery

3d Jasper - 1st Lieut. in the 43rd Regt. of Foot

4th Peter - Captain of Marines

5th Solomon - 1st Lieut. of Marines

6th George - now a Cadet at Woolwich Academy

Your Memorialist therefore most humbly requests you will be pleased Sir, to take the services and sufferings of himself and Family, into your consideration and recommend him to His Majesty to be appointed either Governor, or Lieut. Governor to the Command of a Government in North America, or in the West Indies.

Which is most humbly submitted.

Island Saint John

1st May 1793

THOS DESBRISAY

For more information on Thomas de La Cour Desbrisay please see the Dictionary of Canadian Biography: http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=2365&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=029cs0ovbmevftvcvnp3qij9s7

Thomas married Ellen LANDERS [1459] [MRIN: 474] about 1753. Ellen was born about 1736 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK, died on 19 Oct 1819 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged about 83, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. Another name for Ellen was Ellen LANDEN.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

General Notes: She was called "The Morning Star of Dublin Castle."

Children from this marriage were:

+ 38 M i. Reverend Theophilus DESBRISAY [1436] was born on 9 Oct 1754 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK, died on 14 Mar 1823 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 68, and was buried on 19 Mar 1823 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

+ 39 M ii. General Thomas de la Cour DESBRISAY [1470] was born in 1756 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died on 14 Mar 1823 in Teignmouth, Devon, ENG, UK aged 67.

40 F iii. Margarett DESBRISAY [1469] was born about 1757 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

41 F iv. Ellen DESBRISAY [1468] was born about 1758 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

Ellen married Colonel BOILEAU [1478] [MRIN: 476] about 1776 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

+ 42 F v. Elizabeth DESBRISAY [1474] was born about 1760 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died on 20 Nov 1839 in Frampton, Upper Canada aged about 79.

+ 43 M vi. Major Peter DESBRISAY , R.N. [1475] was born about 1761 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died in Mar 1840 in East Stonehouse, Devon, ENG, UK aged about 79.

44 M vii. Lieutenant Solomon DESBRISAY R.N. [1464] was born about 1763 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

+ 45 F viii. Mary DESBRISAY [1472] was born about 1764 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK, died on 16 Mar 1847 in Charlottetown, Queens, PE, CAN aged about 83, and was buried on 21 Mar 1847 in Charlottetown, Queens, PE, CAN.

+ 46 F ix. Magdalen DESBRISAY [1466] was born about 1766 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

47 M x. Albert DESBRISAY [1461] was born about 1767 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died in West Indies. The cause of his death was Yellow Fever.

48 M xi. James De La Cour DESBRISAY [1465] was born about 1769 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

49 M xii. Lieutenant Jasper DESBRISAY [1462] was born about 1770 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK. The cause of his death was Sunstroke.

General Notes: He served in the 17th Regiment of Foot.

50 M xiii. Lt. William DESBRISAY [1476] was born about 1772 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

General Notes: He was a lieutenant in the 21st Foot Regiment. He died of cold and fatigue received when on duty in the West Indies.

51 M xiv. Reilly DESBRISAY [1463] was born about 1774 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

+ 52 M xv. Lieutenant-Colonel George DESBRISAY Royal Artillery [1473] was born about 1774 and died on 16 Aug 1851 in Chester, ENG, UK aged about 77.

53 F xvi. Penelope DESBRISAY [1467] was born about 1778 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

13. Mary DESBRISAY [8852] (Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born in 1738 and died in Dec 1826 in Chapelizod, Dublin, IRE aged 88.

Mary married George NIXON Esqre [8853] [MRIN: 3050] on 24 Dec 1761 in Redmills, Chapelizod, Dublin, IRE, son of John NIXON [8868] and Jane JAMES [8869]. George was born about 1726 in Redmills, Chapelizod, Dublin, IRE and was buried in Castleknock.

Children from this marriage were:

54 U i. G. NIXON [8856] was born about 1762 in Southvale, Queens, IRE.

55 U ii. NIXON [8858] was born about 1764 in Milford, Queens, IRE.

56 M iii. George NIXON Jr. [8859] was born about 1766 in Milford, Queens, IRE and died in May 1839 aged about 73.

+ 57 M iv. Frederick Peter NIXON [8854] was born about 1763 in Southvale, Queens, IRE and died on 30 Jan 1849 in Dublin, IRE aged about 86.

58 M v. Robert NIXON [8857] was born in 1770 in Milford, Queens, IRE and died in May 1812 in Killala aged 42.

59 F vi. Jane NIXON [8855] was born about 1772 in Southvale, Queens, IRE.

60 F vii. Magdalene NIXON [8860] was born about 1774 in Southvale, Queens, IRE.

61 M viii. Walter NIXON [12017] died in India.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)

(Note - #14 through #29 are in the Boileau family tree)

30. John Theophilus DEBRISAY M.A. [7291] (Jasper 4th Dragoons (General) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 24 Jan 1804 and died on 3 Oct 1846 in Blackfriars, Gloucester, ENG, UK aged 42. The cause of his death was Ruptured blood vessel.

Death Notes: "The Rev. John Theophilus De Brisay M.A. died suddenly on the

3 October 1846 at Gloucester from the rupture of a blood vessel."

General Notes: School, Worcester (Mr Simpson and Mr Wheeler). ' Matric. Michs. 1822; Scholar, 1823-6; B.A. 1826; M.A. 1829. Ord. deacon (Exeter) Oct. 28, 1827; priest, Oct. 19, 1828; 'C. of St Margaret's, Leicester, for some years, to 1846.' Died Sept. 25, 1846, aged 43, at Blackfriars, Gloucester. (Venn, II. 184.)

John married Harriette Frances WILSON [7292] [MRIN: 2480] in 1828, daughter of Captain Lestock WILSON Indian Marines [5331] and Bonne BOILEAU [5321]. Harriette was born on 27 Nov 1789 and died on 12 Nov 1855 in Castelnau, Barnes, Surrey, ENG, UK aged 65.

Marriage Notes: He married his Cousin (2nd) Harriette Wilson daughter of Captain Lestock Wilson of the Marine Service of the Honorable the East India Company.

Children from this marriage were:

109 M i. George DE BRISAY [7293] was born in 1831 and died in 1841 aged 10.

+ 110 M ii. Rev. Henry de la Cour DE BRISAY M.A. [7294] was born on 5 Dec 1831 in Brightwell, Baldwin, Oxford, ENG, UK and died on 2 Aug 1916 in Buckingham, Oxfordshire, ENG, UK aged 84.

38. Reverend Theophilus DESBRISAY [1436] (Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 9 Oct 1754 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK, died on 14 Mar 1823 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 68, and was buried on 19 Mar 1823 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: A report of his death and funeral in the Daily Examiner in April 1896 reads,"With the death of the Rector many felt the church had died too for he had many friends and faithful followers".

"It was a cold winter that he died, the frost intense and the snow 4-6 feet deep. The whole town turned out to clear a path from his home to the church to the burial ground the day before the funeral. The Better class of people felt they should see the corpse to the grave in full dress. It was very cold but they attended in dress coats and black kid gloves. Most had their hands frozen and suffered from the frost. The act however shows how much he was respected."

Will of Rev. Theophilus Desbrisay

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

His headstone reads:

In MEMORY OF THE REV. THEOPHILUS DESBRISAY Trinity College, Dublin; who for upwards of 47 years with great faithfulness and piety, discharged the duties of RECTOR of this Parish. Affectionately beloved by his Parishioners and esteemed by all who knew him, he DIED on the 14th March.A.D. 1823

For a formal biography of Rev. Theophilus Desbrisay, please see the Dictionary of Canadian Biography: http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=2834&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=029cs0ovbmevftvcvnp3qij9s7

Theophilus married Margaret STEWART [1437] [MRIN: 466] on 12 Aug 1778 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, daughter of Chief Justice Peter STEWART [1490] and Helen MACKINNON [2598]. Margaret was born on 27 Jul 1762 in Campbeltown, Kintyre, SCO, UK, died on 2 Mar 1851 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 88, and was buried on 6 Mar 1851 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: "In the year 1778 he married Margaret Stewart the eldest daughter of the Honorable Chief Justice Stewart, of a younger branch of the Ancient House of Blackhall and Ardgowan, who, from the flattering representations of the then State of the Colony, was induced to leave Scotland, at a great personal Sacrifice, to assume the Judicial office."

Death Notes: From The Islander, 7 March 1851, page 3:

Died On Sunday morning last, the 2nd inst., at the advanced age of 89 years, 10 months, Mrs. Margaret Desbrisay, Relict of the late Rev. Theophilus Desbrisay, formerly Rector of this Parish for nearly fifty years. The deceased was the eldest daughter of the late Chief Justice Peter Stewart, who came to this Island at the early period of 1775, she being then in her fifteenth year.

Funeral from the family residence, Thurs. next at half past 1 o'clock.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

General Notes: With her father and step-mother and brothers and sisters, Margaret, at age thirteen, left Cork, Ireland aboard a small vessel, the "Elizabeth," for Prince Edward Island. The journey took two months and ended badly. The ship was wrecked in a storm and the party was washed ashore on the north side of Prince Edward Island. Most of the cargo was lost but the family survived the hardships. It was spring when they arrived in Charlottetown where they made their home. Margaret married the Reverend Theophilus DesBrisay on 12 August 1778, when she was sixteen years old.

Children from this marriage were:

111 F i. Helen DESBRISAY [1439] was born on 28 Nov 1779 in Covehead, Queens, PE, CAN, died on 30 Jan 1844 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 64, and was buried on 2 Feb 1844 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. Another name for Helen was Ellen DESBRISAY.

Death Notes: From The Islander, 2 February 1844, page 3:

Died On Tuesday morning, the 30th ult., in the 65th year of her age, Ellen, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Theophilus Desbrisay, formerly Rector of this Parish for a period of forty-seven years.

Saint John, New Brunswick Courier:

d. Charlottetown, P.E.I., 30th ult., age 65, Ellen DESBRISAY eldest d/o Theophilus DESBRISAY, formerly Rector there for 47 years 1686d.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

+ 112 F ii. Margaret DESBRISAY [1440] was born on 27 Jul 1781 in Covehead, St. John's Island, CAN, died on 17 Feb 1870 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 88, and was buried on 19 Feb 1870 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

+ 113 M iii. Thomas DESBRISAY Esq. [1441] was born on 24 Aug 1783 in Covehead, St. John's Island, CAN, was baptized in Oct 1827 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 6 Mar 1857 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 73, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

114 F iv. Magdalen DESBRISAY [1442] was born on 5 Jul 1785 in Covehead, Queens, PE, CAN, died on 24 Nov 1804 aged 19, and was buried on 27 Nov 1804 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: She died at age 19.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

Magdalen married Lieutenant Peter R.N. [1455] [MRIN: 469].

115 M v. Lt. Peter DESBRISAY [4408] was born on 31 Aug 1787 in Covehead, Queens, PE, CAN and died on 17 Sep 1811 in E. Indies aged 24.

Death Notes: Possibly died at St. Helena Island, according to Douglas L. Smith, "Fort Bourbon" according to story in General Notes.

General Notes: Peter Des Brisay entered the Royal Navy in 1806 as Lt. Marines. He was taken prisoner by the French and imprisoned at the Isle of France and on his being released he embarked at Cape of Good Hope on board His Majesty's Frigate "Neried" (sp?) and proceeded on a cruise. Shortly after doing so he became unwell and was sent on shore to the Hospital at Fort Bourbon where the "Africaine" (sp?) Frigate soon after arrived on her way to attack the Isle of France and he was appointed to her by Admiral Brutie (sp?). Lt Des Brisay was entreated by the officers to remain on board during the attack but would not do so and he disembarked with a company of marines. They marched 40 miles in parching heat and one night up to their middles in swamp. On their return on board Lt D was taken ill with violent cramps and on the Africaine's (sp?) return to Port he was sent on shore to the Hospital where he was attended with the best possible care. But it was in vain, and on the 9th of January 1811 he died and was interred with naval honors at Fort Bourbon.(*Note - This was transcribed from an old family history paper in the possession of Tom Des Brisay. It is in very poor condition and transcribed to the best of Tom's and my ability)

+ 116 M vi. Theophilus DESBRISAY Jr., RN [1443] was born on 12 Aug 1789 in Parson's Creek, St. John's Island, CAN and died on 1 Aug 1847 in Chatham, NB, CAN aged 57.

117 F vii. Annabella DESBRISAY [1444] was born on 17 Sep 1791 in Covehead, Queens, PE, CAN, was baptized on 19 Oct 1791, and died on 19 Oct 1791.

118 F viii. Mary DESBRISAY [1445] was born on 6 May 1793 in Covehead, Queens, PE, CAN, was baptized on 26 May 1793, died on 14 Nov 1858 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 65, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: She died at age 65. The Islander, 19 Nov 1858 p.3:

Died on Sunday last, Mary, 5th daughter of Rev. Theophilus, Rector of Charlottetown. For 40 years a consistent member of the Wesleyan-Methodist in this city in the 65th year of her age.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

+ 119 M ix. Reverend Albert DES BRISAY [1446] was born on 24 Jul 1795 in Covehead, PE, CAN, died on 24 May 1857 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 61, and was buried on 27 May 1857 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

+ 120 M x. Solomon DESBRISAY Esq. [1447] was born on 13 May 1797 in Covehead, Queens, PE, CAN, was baptized on 26 May 1797 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 5 Apr 1844 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 46, and was buried on 12 Apr 1844 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

+ 121 M xi. Charles DESBRISAY [1450] was born on 5 Jul 1799 in Covehead, St. John's Island, CAN, died on 12 Dec 1875 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 76, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

+ 122 F xii. Penelope Margaret DESBRISAY [1413] was born on 27 Jan 1802 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 14 Mar 1859 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 57, and was buried on 17 Mar 1859 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

123 F xiii. Flora DESBRISAY [1448] was born on 5 Feb 1804 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 21 Mar 1808 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 27 Mar 1808 aged 4, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

39. General Thomas de la Cour DESBRISAY [1470] (Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born in 1756 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died on 14 Mar 1823 in Teignmouth, Devon, ENG, UK aged 67.

Death Notes: From The Register 2 Aug 1823:

DesBrisay, Thomas Lieut. Gen., in Devonshire, England on the 15th of March in the 68th year of his age, sincerely lamented by his Regiment and all who knew him, Lieut. General Thomas DesBrisay of the Royal Artillery, brother of our late worthy and much regretted Clergyman, the Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay, was an excellent officer and a most worthy character. He has left an affectionate wife and five children to mourn the loss of a fine protector and tender parent.

General Notes: The book, Old Boston Families says he was a Lieut. Col. of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Artillery, at that time (of his marriage to Anna Byles) the commandant at Halifax, NS, and a lieutenant-general in the Army, who d. probably at Torquay, Devonshire, ENG.

Lieutenant-General Thomas DesBrisay

This officer entered the service as 2nd Lieutenant of Artillery, the 11th of November, 1773. In 1775 four companies of artillery were ordered for Boston, in one of which he was posted. The troops sailed from St. Helens the 14th of September, and arrived at their destination the 11th of November following. This officer remained in America during the war, and returned to England in September, 1784. The 7th of July, 1779, he obtained his commission as 1st Lieutenant; the 21st November, 1786, that of Captain-Lieutenant.

In June, 1788, he was again ordered to America, and remained there until 1801: during which period he commanded the Royal Artillery at Newfoundland, Halifax in Nova Scotia, and in both Canadas; he was four years at St. John, New Brunswick, between seven and eight years at Halifax, the remainder at Quebec. The 17th of January, 1793 he obtained his commission as Captain; the 1st of March, 1794 he received the brevet rank of Major; the 1st of January, 1798, that of Lieutenant-Colonel; and the 2nd of October, 1799, he was appointed Major in the Royal Regiment of artillery. On the 7th of February, 1803 he embarked on board the Eindham, East Indiamen, in command of three companies of artillery, for the Island of Ceylon, and returned to this country in September, 1807. The 1st of June, 1808, he was appointed to the command of the artillery at Exeter, where he continued till the 4th of June, 1811, which command he was then obliged to relinquish being appointed Major-General. The 12th of August, 1819, he received the Brevet of Lieutenant-General.

Thomas married Sarah PROCTOR [1480] [MRIN: 478] about 1779 in Halifax, NS, CAN, daughter of Charles PROCTOR [4890] and Margaret [4891]. Sarah was born about 1756, died on 4 Jun 1798 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged about 42, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: In Memory of Mrs. Sarah DesBrisay Wife of Lt. Colonel Thomas DesBrisay of the Royal Regt. of Artillery who died at Charlottetown on the 4th June 1798 aged 42 years. She was daughter of the late Charles Proctor Esq and Margaret his wife of Halifax Nova Scotia.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground. Her epitaph reads, "In memory of Mrs. Sarah DesBrisay wife of Lt. Colonel Thomas DesBrisay, the Royal Regiment of Artillery, who died at Charlottetown, June 4, 1798, aged 42. She was the daughter of the late Charles Proctor, Esq., and Margaret his wife, of Halifax, N.S."

Children from this marriage were:

+ 124 M i. Captain Thomas de la Cour DESBRISAY RA [3381] was born on 14 Aug 1780 and died on 4 Dec 1807 in St. Vincent, British West Indies aged 27.

125 F ii. Mary DESBRISAY [4883] was baptized on 8 Jun 1783 in Halifax, NS, CAN.

126 M iii. Lieut. Col. Theophilus DESBRISAY Royal Artillery [3380] was born about 1797 and died on 6 May 1857 in Teignmouth, Devon, ENG, UK aged about 60.

Death Notes: The Islander, page 2

Obituary 26 Jun 1857 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

On the 6th May, at the residence of P. Desbrisay, Teignmouth, in the 60th year of his age, Colonel Theophilus Desbrisay, late of the Royal Artillery, only surviving son of the late Lieut. General Desbrisay, of the same branch of Her Majesty's service. The deceased was highly respected in his regiment as an officer and a gentleman, and much esteemed by his [numerous] friends.

Thomas next married Anna Louise BYLES [4223] [MRIN: 1391] on 22 Jul 1799 in St. John, NB, CAN, daughter of Rev. Dr. Mather BYLES M.A., D.D. [3375] and Rebecca WALTER [4207]. Anna was baptized on 27 Nov 1768 in Boston, MA, USA and died in Apr 1830 in Teignmouth, Devonshire, ENG, UK aged 61.

Marriage Notes: 26 Jul 1799, The Saint John Gazette:

"m. Monday eve., Thomas DESBRISAY, Esq. Lt. Col. H.M. Regt. Royal Artillery / Anna d/o Rev. Dr. BYLES, Rector of this city and Chaplain of N.B. NBRG"

Baptism Notes: Christ Church Parish

Death Notes: Saint John City Gazette:

d. April last, Teignmouth, England, Anna DesBRISAY relict of

Major Gen. DESBRISAY, Royal Artillery.

Children from this marriage were:

127 F i. Martha Byles DESBRISAY [7399] was born in 1800 and died after 1870 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

128 M ii. Charles Mather DESBRISAY [4884] was born about 1801 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died on 14 Sep 1812 in Exmouth, ENG, UK aged about 11.

Death Notes: A cadet at M Academy, Woolwich, he drowned at age 11 1/2 years saving his school fellow.

129 M iii. Captain Peter DESBRISAY [8657] .

General Notes: He was a Captain in the Army and "led forlorn hope storming Montevideo no Engineer Officer present."

130 M iv. Lestock Wilson DESBRISAY [4885] was born in 1804 and died in 1804.

Death Notes: He died in infancy.

131 F v. Anna Elizabeth Mary DESBRISAY [4886] was born about 1807 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

132 F vi. Louisa Ellen DESBRISAY [4887] was born about 1809 in Bath, Somerset, ENG, UK and died on 30 Jan 1884 in Newton-Abbott, Devon, ENG, UK aged about 75. Another name for Louisa was Louise DE BRISAY.

General Notes: She was a widow at Teignmouth 30 Jan 1884. In the 1881 British Census, she was living with two servants in West Teignmouth, Devon, England.

Louisa married Reverend Thomas Henry William DESBRISAY [3377] [MRIN: 1631] in 1852 in Bath, ENG, UK, son of Major Peter DESBRISAY , R.N. [1475] and Joanna "Benigna" BOISROND [5834]. Thomas was born about 1786 and died on 27 Feb 1872 in Teignmouth, Devonshire, ENG, UK aged about 86.

Marriage Notes: 3rd quarter.

His 2nd wife Louise de Brisay whom he married was the eldest daughter of General Thomas de Brisay (See p. 37.) by his 2nd wife Louisa Byles, consequently his 2nd Cousin.

Death Notes: The Patriot 13 Apr 1872 p.2: Died 27 Feb at West Cliff Terrace, Teignmouth - Rev. Thomas Henry DesBrisay formerly Captain Royal Navy and 29 years Vicar of Yealhampton in the 86th year of his age, son of Late Major Peter DesBrisay Royal Artillery and nephew of Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay first Rector of Charlottetown.

General Notes: He became a Lieut. in the Royal Marines, left the service, studied at Cambridge, and was ordained. He was appointed Vicar of Yealhampton South Dover, which charge he filled for 25 years. He died at Trigemouth in his 85th year. Thomas is listed as Rev. for the parish of Yealmpton in the 1850 History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire, compiled by William White.

133 F vii. Georgina Caroline DESBRISAY [4888] was born about 1811 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died in 1872 in Newton-Abbott, Devon, ENG, UK aged about 61.

General Notes: She was living in Devonshire when her great-aunt, Catherine Byles made out her will in 1832. She died before her sister Louisa Ellen.

42. Elizabeth DESBRISAY [1474] (Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1760 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died on 20 Nov 1839 in Frampton, Upper Canada aged about 79.

Elizabeth married Captain Joseph OSBORNE [1483] [MRIN: 480] about 1778 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK. Joseph was born about 1758 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died before 1839.

The child from this marriage was:

134 M i. Dr. Peter P. OSBORNE [9306] was born about 1803 and died on 9 Jul 1825 in River de Grace, Lower Canada aged about 22.

43. Major Peter DESBRISAY , R.N. [1475] (Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1761 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK and died in Mar 1840 in East Stonehouse, Devon, ENG, UK aged about 79.

Death Notes: Benigna, Peter's wife, wrote that she was a widow in her will, which was dated 27 Mar 1841.

General Notes: He served with the Royal Marines.

Peter married Joanna "Benigna" BOISROND [5834] [MRIN: 1096] on 1 Oct 1783 in Eastonehouse, Devon, ENG, UK, daughter of General Theophilus BOISROND [5735] and Ann [8983]. Benigna was born about 1763 in Eastonehouse, Devon, ENG, UK and died in Mar 1842 in East Stonehouse, Devon, ENG, UK aged about 79. Another name for Benigna was Hannah BIRONDE.

Children from this marriage were:

135 F i. Sarah Hannah DESBRISAY [3392] died in 1852 in Cornwall, Devon, ENG, UK.

Death Notes: Plympton St. Mary District, 3rd quarter.

136 M ii. Reverend Thomas Henry William DESBRISAY [3377] was born about 1786 and died on 27 Feb 1872 in Teignmouth, Devonshire, ENG, UK aged about 86.

Death Notes: The Patriot 13 Apr 1872 p.2:

Died 27 Feb at West Cliff Terrace, Trigemouth - Rev. Thomas Henry DesBrisay formerly Captain Royal Navy and 29 years Vicar of Yealhampton in the 86th year of his age, son of Late Major Peter DesBrisay Royal Artillery and nephew of Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay first Rector of Charlottetown.

General Notes: He became a Lieut. in the Royal Marines, left the service, studied at Cambridge, and was ordained. He was appointed Vicar of Yealhampton South Dover, which charge he filled for 25 years. He died at Trigemouth in his 85th year. Thomas is listed as Rev. for the parish of Yealmpton in the 1850 History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire, compiled by William White.

Thomas married Harriette ROBY [12019] [MRIN: 4232]. Marriage status: married. Harriette died in Aug 1847.

Death Notes: "Harriette Roby the 1st wife of the Revd Thomas de Brisay died in August 1847."

Thomas next married Louisa Ellen DESBRISAY [4887] [MRIN: 1631] in 1852 in Bath, ENG, UK, daughter of General Thomas de la Cour DESBRISAY [1470] and Anna Louise BYLES [4223]. Louisa was born about 1809 in Bath, Somerset, ENG, UK and died on 30 Jan 1884 in Newton-Abbott, Devon, ENG, UK aged about 75. Another name for Louisa was Louise DE BRISAY.

Marriage Notes: 3rd quarter.

His 2nd wife Louise de Brisay whom he married was the eldest daughter of General Thomas de Brisay by his 2nd wife Louisa Byles, consequently his 2nd Cousin.

General Notes: She was a widow at Teignmouth 30 Jan 1884. In the 1881 British Census, she was a widow living with two servants in West Teignmouth, Devon, England.

137 F iii. Henrietta Bridget DESBRISAY [3393] was born about 1796 and died on 15 Jan 1876 in Pebmarach, Colchester, ENG, UK aged about 80.

Death Notes: From The Examiner 13 Mar 1876 p.3:

Henrietta B. DesBrisay - 15 Jan at Hunt Hall, Pebmarach, Colchester, England, the residence of her relative the Rev. Charles Henry Holton Stewart in the 80th year of her age, Henrietta B. the last survivor of the family of the late General DesBrisay of the Royal Marines, formerly of Stonehouse, Devon and granddaughter of the late Colonel DesBrisay, Lieut. Governor of PE Island.

General Notes: She is listed in the UK 1861 Census, living as a Lodger and unmarried Gentlewoman, in a home in Gloucester, England.

45. Mary DESBRISAY [1472] (Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1764 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK, died on 16 Mar 1847 in Charlottetown, Queens, PE, CAN aged about 83, and was buried on 21 Mar 1847 in Charlottetown, Queens, PE, CAN.

Birth Notes: She died at age 83.

Death Notes: From The Islander, 18 Mar 1847, page 3:

Died In Charlottetown, on Tuesday last, the 16th inst., in the 84th year of her age, MARY, relict of the late CHARLES STEWART, Esq., Attorney General, and second daughter of the late Colonel Desbrisay, formerly Lieutenant Governor of this Island.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground. By Rev. L.C. Jenkins. The entry in the parish register says: Mary, relict of the late Charles Stewart, Esqr., Attorney Gen'l, died March 16th 1847 aged 83 years and was buried on the 21st.

Mary married Charles STEWART Attorney-General [1481] [MRIN: 479] in Chester, ENG, UK, son of Chief Justice Peter STEWART [1490] and Helen MACKINNON [2598]. Charles was born about 1759 in Campbeltown, Argyllshire, SCO, UK, died on 6 Jan 1813 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged about 54, and was buried on 10 Jan 1813 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

The Will of Charles Stewart

General Notes: For a formal biography of Charles Stewart, please see the Dictionary of Canadian Biography: http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=2672&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=029cs0ovbmevftvcvnp3qij9s7

For more information on this family, please see "The Descendants of the Rev. Charles Stewart"

46. Magdalen DESBRISAY [1466] (Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1766 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK.

Magdalen married Colonel Frederick BOWES [1477] [MRIN: 475] in 1783 in Thurles, Tipperary, IRE, UK. Frederick was born about 1764 in Tipperary, IRE, UK and died in 1836 in Tipperary, IRE, UK aged about 72.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 153 M i. Frederick BOWES [7694] .

52. Lieutenant-Colonel George DESBRISAY Royal Artillery [1473] (Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1774 and died on 16 Aug 1851 in Chester, ENG, UK aged about 77.

General Notes: He served with the Royal Artillery.

"George de Brisay the fourth Son of Thomas de Brisay Governor of St. John's by Nelly Landen his wife.

He married Madlle Bironde a Sister of his Brother Peter's wife and died without issue in 1853 at Chester where he lived for many years. He was an officer in the Royal Artillery. Mrs George de Brisay also died in 1853 within a month of her husband’s death."

George married Mary Metalina BOISROND [5734] [MRIN: 1930] on 23 Dec 1794 in Stoke Damerel, Devon, ENG, UK, daughter of General Theophilus BOISROND [5735] and Ann [8983]. Mary was born about 1788 and died on 8 Sep 1851 in Chester, ENG, UK aged about 63.

Death Notes: Royal Guardian, 3 Nov 1851:

Desbrisay, Mary

Died - at Chester, England, on the 8th September at an advanced age, Mary, relict of the late Lt. Col. Geo Desbrisay and daughter of the late General Doirond.

General Notes: Mary, wife of Col. George Desbrisay is referred to as "her sister", by Joanna Benigna Desbrisay in her will.

57. Frederick Peter NIXON [8854] (Mary DESBRISAY 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1763 in Southvale, Queens, IRE and died on 30 Jan 1849 in Dublin, IRE aged about 86.

Death Notes: Castleknock

Frederick married Charlotte RENCHER [8861] [MRIN: 3051] in 1811 in Southvale, Queens, IRE, daughter of George RENCHER [9313] and Christiana HAWKSHAW [9314]. Charlotte was born about 1782 in Southvale, Queens, IRE and died on 30 Sep 1841 in Dublin, IRE aged about 59.

Death Notes: Castleknock

Children from this marriage were:

155 M i. Frederick NIXON [8863] was born about 1812 in Southvale, Queens, IRE.

156 M ii. John NIXON [8864] was born about 1814 in Southvale, Queens, IRE.

157 M iii. Walter NIXON [8865] was born about 1816 in Southvale, Queens, IRE.

158 M iv. Robert NIXON [8862] was born about 1818 in Southvale, Queens, IRE.

159 M v. Thomas NIXON [8867] was born about 1820 in Southvale, Queens, IRE.

+ 160 F vi. Dorothea Alicia NIXON [8866] was born about 1823 in Leix, IRE, UK and died on 7 Apr 1875 in Sonning, Berkshire, ENG, UK aged about 52.

Frederick next married Harriet STROKER [10868] [MRIN: 3789].

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandchildren)

(#66 through #107 are in the Boileau family tree)

110. Rev. Henry de la Cour DE BRISAY M.A. [7294] (John Theophilus M.A. 4, Jasper 4th Dragoons (General) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 5 Dec 1831 in Brightwell, Baldwin, Oxford, ENG, UK and died on 2 Aug 1916 in Buckingham, Oxfordshire, ENG, UK aged 84.

Birth Notes: "The Rev. Henry de la Cour de Brisay the only surviving Son of John Theophilus de Brisay and Harriette Wilson (See page 23.) was born on the 5\up6thday of December 1831."

Death Notes: He died at 11 Bradmore Road, Oxford on the 2nd day of August 1916, aged 84.

General Notes: In the 1881 British Census he is listed as a Clergyman for the Church of England "Without Cure of Souls". Census place is shown as Oxford St. Giles, Oxford, England.

Henry married Jane Amelia MARRETTE [7295] [MRIN: 2481] in Sep 1854 in Richmond, Surrey, ENG, UK, daughter of Philip MARETT [7308] and Esther Elizabeth JANVRIN [7309]. Jane was born about 1829 in Saint Laurence, Jersey, Channel Islands and died in 1904 in Buckingham, Oxfordshire, ENG, UK aged about 75.

Death Notes: 1st quarter.

General Notes: She was from Avranches Manor in the Island of Jersey.

Children from this marriage were:

208 F i. Jane "Marguerite" DE BRISAY [7296] was born on 30 Aug 1858 in Barnes, Surrey, ENG, UK and died on 6 Oct 1923 aged 65.

She never married and had no children

209 M ii. Rev. Henry "Lestock" Delacour DE BRISAY M.A. [7297] was born on 16 Mar 1860 in Richmond, Surrey, ENG, UK, died on 17 Mar 1937 in London, ENG, UK aged 77, and was buried on 22 Mar 1937 in Gunnersbury.

Death Notes: Kensington Cemetery

Death notice: de Brisay -- On March 17th, 1937, the Rev. HENRY LESTOCK DELACOUR de Brisay, of 2a, Courtfield Gardens, Kensington, S.W. 5. Funeral service at St. Jude's, Courtfield Gardens, Monday March 22nd, at 2:30 p.m., followed by interment, Kensington Cemetery, Gunnersbury, W., at 3:30 p.m.

THE REV. LESTOCK DE BRISAY

Dr. Basil Harwood writes:--

To those who have had the privilege of friendship with the Rev. Lestock de Brisay the news of his death after only a few weeks illness will cause a feeling of real personal loss. While he held for many years livings in Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire, it was as a musician that he found his chief relaxation and pleasure. His school days at Charterhouse, where he soon joined the flourishing school wind band, had put him in the way of taking up clarinet playing as a serious study, and even before leaving school he had made progress in mastering the technique of the instrument. Later on, while an undergraduate of New College, Oxford, he was a proficient clarinet player and became one of the finest amateur players in England. His friendship with Walter Parratt, at that time organist of Magdalen, and frequent opportunities of joining in concerted music with that great musician, as well as at meetings of the Oxford University Musical Club, did much to develop the artistic side of his playing. He could be brilliant in the Weber Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and charm his hearers in the Mozart Quintet. The later works of Brahms also for his instrument, as they appeared, were quickly made his own. With advancing age he suffered from lung trouble, which entirely put an end to his playing for many years, and it was only recently that to his great joy he was allowed to practise again for a few minutes each day.

In addition to his musical gifts he had an extraordinary fund of quiet humour, making his stories a delight to listen to, accompanied as they were with life-like reproductions of voice and gesture of well-known individuals. His wife, a daughter of Dr. Forrest, the first vicar of St. Jude's, Courtfield Gardens, S.W., and afterwards Dean of Worcester, and two sons survive him.

Burial Notes: Kensington Cemetery

General Notes: He was a Clerk in Holy Orders.

Lestock married Emily Mary FORREST [7300] [MRIN: 2482] in Sep 1891 in South Kensington, London, Middlesex, ENG, UK, daughter of Very Rev. Robert William FORREST D.D. [7693] and Isobel "Bella" CUMMINS [7705]. Another name for Emily is Emily Maud.

Marriage Notes: St. Jude's Vicarage

210 F iii. Emily Maud DE BRISAY [7299] was born on 23 Mar 1863 in Teldenhall, Stafford, ENG, UK and died in Jun 1893 aged 30.

Emily married James BAKER [7307] [MRIN: 2487] in 1892 in Buckingham, Oxfordshire, ENG, UK.

211 F iv. Beatrice Mary DE BRISAY [7298] was born on 27 Oct 1865.

Beatrice married William Priestley BARBER [7305] [MRIN: 2485] on 3 Dec 1896.

Beatrice next married Charles BETHUNE [7306] [MRIN: 2486].

112. Margaret DESBRISAY [1440] (Theophilus (Reverend) 4, Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 27 Jul 1781 in Covehead, St. John's Island, CAN, died on 17 Feb 1870 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 88, and was buried on 19 Feb 1870 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: From The Islander, 18 Feb 1870, page 3:

In this city, on Thursday, the 17th inst., after a few days illness, in the 89th year of her age, Margaret, relict of the late B.D. St. Croix, Esq. M.D., and daughter of the late Reverend Theophilus Desbrisay. [Funeral on Sunday next, at four o'clock.]

Margaret married Dr. Benjamin DE ST. CROIX MD, DCL [1457] [MRIN: 467] on 29 Sep 1804 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, NS, CAN, son of Joseph Temple DE ST. CROIX [4496] and Leah GALLAUDET [4497]. Benjamin was born on 10 Apr 1776 in New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY, USA, died on 10 Sep 1848 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 72, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: They were married by Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay, father of the bride.

Death Notes: The Islander 15 September 1848, page 3

Died On Sunday morning, the 10th inst., at half-past two o'clock, in the 73rd year of his age, universally esteemed and regretted, BENJAMIN DE SAINT CROIX, ESQ., M.D., and D.C.L., formerly Assistant Sergeon [sic] of the 24th Regt., and for a period of nearly Forty years attached to the Medical Staff of this island. He endured the brief but painful illness which terminated his life with christian [sic] patience and resignation to the Divine Will.

ST. CROIX - On Sunday morning last, at half-past two, in the 73d year of his age, universally esteemed and regretted, Benjamin de St. Croix, Esq., M. D. and D. C. L., formerly Assistant-Surgeon of the 24th Regiment, and for a period of nearly Forty years attached to the Medical Staff of this Island. He endured the brief but painful illness which terminated his life with true Christian patience and resignation to the Divine Will. The Funeral will take place from his late residence on Wednesday next at 2 o'clock.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground.

General Notes: Excerpt from Past and Present of PEI p.145

Dr. Benjamin de St. Croix came to Charlottetown in the early part of the nineteenth century, and died on the 10th of September, 1848. He was commissioned to be surgeon general and medical superintendent to the militia forces of Prince Edward Island on the first day of November, 1812, in the fifty-third year of His Majesty's reign. The commission was signed by Thomas DesBrisay. Esq., secretary. and William Townsend, Esq., president and commander-in-chief in and over His Majesty's Island Prince Edward, and the territories adjacent thereto. He held his diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons, London, 1801. He was an Englishman with a French name; probably a descendant of one of the numerous French families that came over to England after revocation of edict of Nantes. He practiced for many years in and around Charlottetown and was a maternal granduncle of the Hon. Frederick de St. Croix Brecken, late postmaster and assistant post office inspector at Charlottetown.

The child from this marriage was:

212 F i. Margaret Leah DE ST. CROIX [3946] was born on 3 Jul 1805 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, NS, CAN, was baptized on 22 Jul 1805 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 18 Jan 1878 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 72, and was buried on 21 Jan 1878 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Baptism Notes: She was baptized by Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.

Burial Notes: St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral Cemetery.

Margaret married Hon. John BRECKEN [3947] [MRIN: 1292] on 19 Jun 1826 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, son of Ralph BRECKEN [5228] and Matilda ROBINSON [5229]. John was born on 23 Feb 1800 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized in Mar 1800 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 2 Nov 1847 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 47, and was buried on 6 Nov 1847 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: BRECKEN-ST. CROIX - This morning, in St. Paul's Church, by the Rev. Thomas Adin, John Brecken, Esq. to Margaret, only daughter of Benjamin De St. Croix, M.D. Assistant Surgeon to His Majesty's Forces.

From The Islander, 5 November 1847, page 3:

Died On Tuesday morning last, after an long and painful illness, the Hon. JOHN BRECKEN, Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils of this Island, aged 47 years. His funeral will take place To-morrow, (Saturday), at One o'clock.

Margaret next married Daniel Brecken HODGSON [4499] [MRIN: 1487] on 20 Apr 1853, son of Robert HODGSON [4500] and Rebecca ROBINSON [4501]. Daniel was born on 4 Oct 1803 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 2 Sep 1804 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 21 Jul 1883 aged 79, and was buried on 25 Jul 1883 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: Marriage License: 26 APR 1852 in Charlottetown, Lot 33, PEI Note: Marriage Witnesses: T.H. Haviland, Ralph Brecken, J. MacKieson.

General Notes: He was a Protonotary and Clerk of the Crown in the Supreme Court.

113. Thomas DESBRISAY Esq. [1441] (Theophilus (Reverend) 4, Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 24 Aug 1783 in Covehead, St. John's Island, CAN, was baptized in Oct 1827 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 6 Mar 1857 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 73, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Birth Notes: He died in his 71st year.

Baptism Notes: From A Short History of the Baptist Church of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island:

"The Charlottetown Baptist Church came into being under the following circumstances. Thomas DesBrisay, being convinced that believers' immersion is the only scriptural mode of baptism, was baptized (October, 1827) by Rev. Charles Tupper, then on a mission to the Island. This baptism, being the first in Charlottetown, caused a great deal of enquiry on the subject. Others followed in the same steps; and in the spring of the year 1835 the brethern commenced holding prayer meetings... Rev. George McDonald, who was on the Island on a mission from the Nova Scotia Baptist Board of Missions, by request organized the church in August, 1836, with the following members: Thomas DesBrisay, John Ulman, William Bain, James Caffray, Isaac Jackson, Jane Lallow, Christina C. Bagnall, Nancy Reid, Isabella Mitchell. Thomas DesBrisay was appointed deacon...

"Early in the year 1857 Deacon Thomas DesBrisay died. He had been in several senses the first member of the church, the first deacon, and the principal support, and most active office-bearer in the early years of the organization."

Death Notes: The Islander newspaper on March 6, 1857 reported the death of Thomas Desbrisay: DIED At Ch'town on Fri. morning, 6th inst. in the 74th yr. of his age Thos Desbrisay Esq. The deceased was the eldest son of the late Rev. Theophilus Desbrisay, many years of this Parish and will be long remembered for his amiable and unassuming manners and the earnest simplicity which characterized his religious belief. "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."

Funeral from the family residence at half past four o'clock, Sun. next.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground.

Memorial or headstone inscription: "Here rests in an assured hope of eternal life the mortal remains of the late Thomas Des Brisay Esq. eldest son of the first rector of this Parish and for many years a humble follower of his Lord & Master. He died universally loved and regretted in the 74th year of his age - Mar. 6 1857."

General Notes: He was an Apothecary.

Newspaper article titled "Canada's Oldest Drug-Store" by Blodwen Davies.

A drugstore with nearly six score years of history is one at the corner of Queen and Grafton Street in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The building, still called Apothecaries Hall, stands on the site of where Thomas Desbrisay began business in 1810. He was a son of the celebrated Rev. Theopholius (sic) Desbrisay, of whose descendants there are still very many in the province in the gulf.

This curious announcement was distributed at the time the drugstore was opened:

(from the Weekly Recorder, Monday Dec. 24, 1810)

Thomas Desbrisay, Junior (sic),

Informs the public that he has opened an Apothecary's Shop In Charlottetown and intends to supply the inhabitants in general, where he offers for sale a variety of genuine drugs and medicines.

He is sorry that from various and unexpected disappointments his supplies have not been so extensive as he had expected and that for the present the sale of some articles is unavoidably limited to small quantities than he intended. However, as he intends to conduct his establishment in future on a more general plan he will take care regularly to be sufficiently provided with everything required in his lien of business.

Families in the country remote from medical assistance may be supplied with medicines together with written directions as to their uses and applications.

N.B. -- Prescriptions made up with accuracy and despatch. Cow pox inoculation.

Heads of families for their children, and all others desirous of availing themselves of the benefit of the Cow Pox inoculations are informed that the subscriber has lately received a supply of genuine matter.

Thomas Desbrisay, Junior. (sic)

N.B. -- The poor will be inoculated free of expense.

Dec. 24, 1810.

In July, 1823 the newly formed committee to manage the newly funded P.E.I. Religious Circulating Library chose Thomas Desbrisay as Librarian. In August 1824 there were about 400 volumes belonging to the Library ready for circulation in the store of Mr. Thomas Desbrisay, the librarian.

Thomas married Helen M'NUTT [1456] [MRIN: 468] on 24 Aug 1810 in Charlottetown, Queens, PE, CAN, daughter of James "Jamey" M'NUTT [3194] and Penelope STEWART [3193]. Helen was born on 7 May 1787 in Grande Rustico, PE, CAN, was baptized on 7 Aug 1787 in Charlottetown, St. John's Island, CAN, died on 14 Jan 1865 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 77, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. Another name for Helen was Ellen.

Birth Notes: Harris Bay, Lot 24

Death Notes: Death notice: On the 14th Inst, in the 78th year of her age Helen Relict of the late Thomas DesBrisay of this city. January 1865. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

Children from this marriage were:

213 M i. Peter Stewart DESBRISAY [3210] was born on 17 Sep 1811 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 24 Jan 1886 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 74, and was buried in Brackley, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: From The Daily Examiner, January 25 1886:

Peter DesBrisay Esquire

MR. PETER DESBRISAY passed away yesterday morning. He was the eldest son of the late Thomas DesBrisay -- who established the Apothecaries Hall in 1810 and was born on the 17th of September 1811. For many years he was assistant Postmaster General under the late Thomas Owen, Esq., and subsequently under the Hon. L.C. Owen. Upon the latter gentleman's resignation he was appointed Postmaster General of the Island and held the office until there was a change of Government in 1867. In 1872 he was appointed to the office Assistant Provincial Secretary, which he held until the amalgamation of that office with that of the Clerk of the Executive Council in 1876; but he retained a position in the Provincial Secretary's Office until 1879.

Mr. DesBrisay was married in 1862 to Sarah, daughter of the late Thomas B. DesBrisay, M.D., of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and leaves one son (now in the Northwest) and four daughters. He was highly respected as a citizen and as an official; and he died peacefully, at a good round age.

From unknown Charlottetown newspaper:

Peter DesBrisay, Esquire.

On Sunday morning last, Peter DesBrisay, Esquire, died at his residence, "The Hill," in this city.

The deceased was the great-grandson of the Honorable Thomas DesBrisay, Lieutenant Governor of this Island, and grandson of the Reverend Theophilus DesBrisay, first Rector of Charlotte Parish. He was the eldest son of the late Thomas DesBrisay, Esquire, and was born at Charlottetown on the 17th of September, 1811. In 1862 he married Miss Sarah DesBrisay, daughter of the late Thomas B. DesBrisay, Esquire,

M. D., of Dartmouth, N. S. ; she died in 1878.

Mr. DesBrisay was for many years connected with our Postal Department under the old regime. In those early days there were much labor and worry incident to such a position; and many an old inhabitant will kindly remember the painstaking, obliging and attentive Postmaster who would be found at his place in the quaint old Post Office at all hours, ready and willing to attend to all the numerous calls on his time. On the change of Government in 1867, according to the custom of the day, he was superseded in the office of Postmaster General. In 1872 he was appointed Assistant Provincial Secretary, and on the amalgamation of this office with that of the Clerk of the Executive Council in 1876 he accepted a position in the Treasury Department, where he continued until 1879, when he retired from the public service.

As a public official Mr. DesBrisay was assiduous, punctual, and scrupulously exact, and, in his dealings with others, was ever characterized by an unvarying urbanity and courteousness.

He was in the enjoyment of good health up to within a few weeks of his death. He then complained of indisposition, and shortly afterwards was prostrated by an attack of pneumonia to which he succumed. He leaves four children: one son, who is at present residing in Assinniboia, North west Territory, and three daughters.

After a life of quiet, unostentatious duty faithfully done, this old and deservedly respected member of a family long and honorably connected with our Island's history, peacefully passed to his reward, in the old Rectory of Charlotte Parish, where have lived and died, five generations of his race.

On yesterday afternoon his remains, followed by a large funeral cortege, were conveyed to St. Paul's Church, where the office for the dead was said by the Rev. Mr. O'Meara, and thence by train to Sherwood Cemetery.

Burial Notes: Sherwood Cemetery, headstone says death year of 1881.

Peter married Sarah Eliza DESBRISAY [3309] [MRIN: 1073] on 8 Oct 1862 in Dartmouth, NS, CAN, daughter of Dr. Thomas Belcher DESBRISAY M.D. [3382] and Lucretia Bourdette WOODWARD [3383]. Sarah was born on 2 Nov 1831, died on 27 Aug 1878 aged 46, and was buried on 29 Aug 1878 in Brackley, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: From the Monitor, Wednesday, October 15, 1862, "Married, DESBRISAY -- DESBRISAY -- At Christ Church, Dartmouth, N.S., on the 8th inst., by the Rev. James Stewart., A.M., Rector, Peter Stewart DesBrisay, Esquire, Assistant Postmaster General, Charlottetown, P.E.I., to Sarah Eliza, eldest daughter of Thomas B. DesBrisay, Esq., M.D."

Death Notes: The Daily Examiner, p2 - 28 Aug 1878; Diary of Sarah Des Brisay says death date of Aug. 27, 1878.

Death notice: On Tuesday evening, 27th August, after a protracted illness, deeply lamented, Sarah Eliza, beloved wife of Peter DesBrisay, Esq., and eldest daughter of the late Dr. DesBrisay, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the 47th year of her age. Funeral to-day (Thursday) 29th inst., at 3 o'clock.

Burial Notes: Sherwood Cemetery

214 M ii. Honorable Thomas DESBRISAY [3209] was born on 10 Mar 1813 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 28 Apr 1881 in Brandon, MB, CAN aged 68, and was buried in Brackley, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: The Examiner 28 Apr 1881:

Thomas DesBrisay Esq. RN - Died this morning 28th inst., Thomas DesBrisay Esq. Late RN aged 68 years, Brandon, Manitoba, employee of Canadian Pacific Railway.

Burial Notes: Sherwood Cemetery

General Notes: He served on H.M. Surveying Ship, "Gulnare".

Mr. DesBrisay

1852-57 - surveyed Great Bras d'Or under Maxwell (chart 2687)

1859 - on sub-party on St. Lawrence River

1860-63 - surveyed Bay Bulls to Placentia, under Orlebar (chart BA2915)

1862-71 - surveyed C. Bonavista to Bay Bulls, under Orlebar (chart BA296)

215 F iii. Margaret DESBRISAY [3213] was born on 14 Dec 1814 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 8 Aug 1881 in Summerside, PE, CAN aged 66, and was buried in Summerside, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: Summerside Journal, 18 Aug 1881:

At Summerside on 8th inst., Margaret, eldest daughter of Late Thomas Esq. in the 67th year of her age.

Burial Notes: St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery.

216 M iv. Theophilus DESBRISAY Esq. [3207] was born on 24 Aug 1816 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 24 Sep 1848, died on 30 Mar 1884 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 67, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Birth Notes: He was born on the Feast of St. Bartholomew.

Death Notes: From the Daily Examiner 31 Mar 1884 p.3:

DIED - Entered into rest at Spring Park on Sunday 30th inst. Theophilus DesBrisay, Esq., aged 67 years. Funeral at St. Paul's, Burial St. Peters.

Last Will and Testament of Theophilus DesBrisay Esq.

General Notes: He was mayor of Charlottetown and a Pharmacist.

Theophilus married Helen STEWART [4441] [MRIN: 2129] on 16 Sep 1847 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, daughter of Robert STEWART [3590] and Margaret Penelope MACDONALD [4436]. Helen was born on 16 Mar 1815 in Rosebank, PE, CAN, was baptized on 20 Jul 1815, died on 15 Sep 1848 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 33, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: By L.C. Jenkins; witnesses Peter DesBrisay, Albert Eales, Charles Stewart

From The Islander, 17 Sep 1847, page 3:

Married On the 16th inst., at Christ Church, Cherry Valley, by the Rev. Dr. Jenkins, Ecclesiastical Commissary, THEOPHILUS DESBRISAY, ESQR., of this town, to HELEN, youngest daughter of the late Robert Stewart Esq., of Rosebank.

Baptism Notes: By Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.

Death Notes: Death Notice 15 Sep 1848 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada: Early this morning, Friday, the 15th inst., in the 34th year of her age, having given birth on Sunday to a daughter, stillborn, HELEN STEWART, the beloved wife of THEOPHILUS DESBRISAY, ESQ., and the youngest daughter of the late Robert Stewart, Esq., of Rose Bank.

She evinced during her suffering the utmost fortitude and resignation, and her hopes were rested on the only sure foundation. The funeral will take place on Sunday next, at Two o'clock.

27 Sep 1848, Saint John Christian Visitor. "d. Same place, 15th inst., age 34, Helen Stewart DESBRISAY w/o Theophilus DESBRISAY and youngest d/o late Robert STEWART, Esq. of Rose Bank.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground - Her headstone reads, "In Memory of Helen Stewart the beloved wife of Theophilus DesBrisay Esq., and youngest daughter of the late Robert Stewart of Rose Bank who departed this life Sept 15th 1848 in her 34th year after having given birth to an Infant which lies interred in the same grave. She was united by faith to her Saviour in life and in death. She is not divided."

Theophilus next married Dorcas Octavia Pedder STEWART [3216] [MRIN: 1047] on 1 Feb 1853 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, daughter of Lieut. Col. Peter DesBrisay STEWART [3255] and Dorcas BAKER [4324]. Dorcas was born on 30 Mar 1812 in Bath, Somerset, ENG, UK, was baptized on 14 May 1812 in Bath, Somerset, ENG, UK, died on 21 Jun 1909 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 97, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: St. Paul's Anglican Church. The Islander 24 Feb 1853 p.3:

Married -- on Tues. 1st inst. at Glen Stewart by Rev. L. C. Jenkins, Theophilus DesBrisay Esq., to Dorcas Octavia, daughter of Lieut. Col. Peter D. Stewart RA.

Witnesses: William Stewart, William H. Pope.

Death Notes: In All Soul's Chapel, St. Peter's Cathedral Anglican Church - The Raising of Dorcas, a memorial to Dorcas Octavia Pedder Desbrisay, in illustration of the story told in Acts 9 of the raising of Dorcas by St. Peter.

Burial Notes: Section F, St. Peter's Cathedral Anglican Cemetery, St. Peter's Road, funeral conducted by James Simpson.

General Notes: Dorcas' (Phipps, grandmother of Dorcas Stewart) mother was Dorcas (c1736-May 6, 1820), daughter of Belcher Pedder of Castle Berry. Belcher was born about 1702 and married Dorcas Norcott about 1731 in the Diocese of Cloyne, Ireland. Dorcas was the daughter of William Norcott and Dorcas Lawton. Belcher Pedder died March 23, 1768 in Cork City, aged 66. He is buried in Buttevant, County Cork, Ireland. Dorcas Norcott Pedder died July 13, 1793 in Cork City.

217 M v. James DESBRISAY [3215] was born on 7 Jul 1818 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 5 Mar 1898 aged 79, and was buried in Brackley, PE, CAN.

Burial Notes: Sherwood Cemetery, headstone says death day of 15 Mar.

General Notes: According to the 1881 Census he was an Insurance Adjuster, in the 1892 Census he was the Agent for Queen Insurance.

James married Maria D. TREMAINE [3394] [MRIN: 1100] on 23 Aug 1853 in Halifax, NS, CAN, daughter of Richard TREMAINE [3395] and Mary M. BOGGS [5738]. Maria was born on 2 Jul 1822 in Halifax, NS, CAN, died on 5 Oct 1909 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 87, and was buried in Brackley, PE, CAN. They had no children.

Marriage Notes: The Islander, page 3, 2 Sep 1853, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Married At Halifax, at the residence of the Bride's Father, on Tuesday evening, the 23d ultimo, by the Rev. E. Maturin, A.M., MR. JAMES DESBRISAY, merchant, Charlottetown, to MARIA, youngest daughter of Richard Tremain, Esq., of that city.

Burial Notes: Sherwood Cemetery

218 F vi. Penelope DESBRISAY [3212] was born on 14 Apr 1821 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 15 Jan 1893 aged 71, and was buried in Brackley, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: Death notice: On the 15th inst, at the residence of James DesBrisay, Esq., Penelope, second daughter of the late Thomas DesBrisay. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. from house, by train to Sherwood Cemetery. Friends will please accept this notice.

Burial Notes: Sherwood Cemetery

219 F vii. Helen DESBRISAY [2203] was born on 6 Jan 1823 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 24 Sep 1905 in Summerside, PE, CAN aged 82, and was buried in Summerside, PE, CAN. Another name for Helen was Ellen DESBRISAY.

Burial Notes: St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery.

General Notes: In 1864, during a lull in the Charlottetown Conference, George Brown of Upper Canada described [The Pope Family] household:

"Mrs. Pope is a very plain person with a large family of strong, vigorous, intelligent and good looking children -- eight of them all steps and stairs, kicking up a precious row occasionally. Her grandfather was Governor of the Island, and she is related to all the old families upon it.

She was born on the Island and was never out of it all of her life! Many people are in the same position and are, notwithstanding, amazingly civilized. Mrs. Pope has a governess for her children, beautiful grounds for their recreation and a capital library."

Helen married Judge William Henry POPE [2204] [MRIN: 703] on 2 Jan 1851 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, son of Hon. Joseph POPE [4569] and Lucy COLLEDGE [3542]. William was born on 29 May 1825 in Bedeque, PE, CAN, died on 7 Oct 1879 in St. Eleanor's, PE, CAN aged 54, and was buried in Summerside, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: From The Islander, 3 Jan 1851, page 3:

Married At Charlottetown on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Dr. Jenkins, W.H. POPE, ESQ., Barrister at Law, to ELLEN, fourth daughter of Mr. Thomas DesBrisay, Apothecaries' Hall, Charlottetown.

Burial Notes: The Parish Church of St. Eleanor.

11 Oct 1879, Saint John, The Daily Telegraph:

The funeral of Judge POPE left the crossing near the Judge's late residence, Summerside, P.E.I. by train 3 p.m. on 9th. - 'Examiner'

1 Sep 1880, Moncton, The Times:

Summerside 'Progress' - Today we visited Saint Eleanor's (P.E.I.) Cemetery, the monument erected by the people of Prince County in memory of the lamented Judge Pope - To the memory of / William Henry POPE / Judge of the County Court of Prince / County / Prince Edward Island / Born at Bedeque on the 29th May 1829 / He lived much in his native County / Appointed Judge in 1873 / He upheld the dignity and integrity of / the Bench, while he delighted to administer / even handed Justice. / He died well beloved on the 7th / October 1879 - the same being inscribed in Latin.

He was one of the "Fathers of Confederation."

From the PEI Archival Information Network website:

William Henry Pope was born in St. Eleanors, Prince Edward Island, on 29 May 1825. The eldest son of Joseph Pope and Lucy College, Pope obtained his early education on PEI before studing law at the Inner Temple in London, England. Returning to PEI, William articled in the office of Edward Palmer in Charlottetown and was called to the bar in 1847. William married Helen Desbrisay in 1851 and they had six children. Pope entered government office in 1859, being appointed Colonial Secretary for PEI. In this same year he also began his journalism career by becoming editor of "The Islander." Pope was at the center of the religious-educational controversies of the early 1860s, an advocate of Confederation, and a Father of Confederation. He died on 7 October 1879, in St. Eleanors.

220 F viii. Amelia Magdalene DESBRISAY [3208] was born on 12 Jul 1825 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 9 Oct 1845 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 20, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: The Islander 11 Oct 1845, page 3

Died On Thursday morning, the 9th inst., Amelia Magdalene, fourth daughter of Mr. Thomas Desbrisay, aged twenty years. Funeral on Sunday at two o'clock.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground.

Headstone inscription: "Sacred to the Memory of Amelia Magdalene 4th daughter of Thomas and Helen DesBrisay who died Oct. 9. 1843 in the 2st year of her life."

221 M ix. Benjamin de St Croix DESBRISAY [3211] was born on 18 Sep 1827 in Charlottetown, Queens, PE, CAN, died on 10 May 1908 aged 80, and was buried in Brackley, PE, CAN.

Burial Notes: Sherwood Cemetery

General Notes: He was Registrar of Deeds for Prince Edward Island, a Barrister, according to the 1881 Canadian Census.

Benjamin married Flora MacDonald STEWART [3346] [MRIN: 1079] on 12 Oct 1865 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, daughter of Lieut. Col. Peter DesBrisay STEWART [3255] and Dorcas BAKER [4324]. Flora was born on 2 Jul 1833, died on 24 Apr 1898 aged 64, and was buried in Brackley, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: Examiner 16 Oct 1865 p.3:

On the 12th inst at the residence of Theophilus DesBrisay Esq. Spring Park by Rev. L. C. Jenkins, Benjamin DesBrisay, Esq., Barrister at Law to Flora MacDonald, youngest daughter of Lieut. Col. P.D. Stewart, ADJ General of this city.

Burial Notes: Sherwood Cemetery

222 F x. Mary Annabella DESBRISAY [3401] was born on 22 Aug 1829 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 6 Dec 1848 aged 19, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

223 F xi. Caroline Louisa "Carrie" DESBRISAY [3214] was born on 31 Aug 1832 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN and died on 26 Feb 1904 in Halifax, NS, CAN aged 71.

Death Notes: Death notice: DESBRISAY -- At Halifax, N.S., on February 25th, Caroline DesBrisay formerly of P. E. Island, aged 75 years.

224 F xii. Selina Adelaide DESBRISAY [3400] was born on 25 Oct 1834 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN and died on 4 Aug 1835.

116. Theophilus DESBRISAY Jr., RN [1443] (Theophilus (Reverend) 4, Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 12 Aug 1789 in Parson's Creek, St. John's Island, CAN and died on 1 Aug 1847 in Chatham, NB, CAN aged 57.

Death Notes: 7 Aug 1847, Saint John, New Brunswick Courier:

d. Chatham (North. Co.) Sunday, Theophilus DESBRISAY, Esq., age 57.

From The Islander, 13 Aug 1847, Page 23, "Died, at Chatham, Miramichi, suddenly, on the 1st inst., THEOPHILUS DESBRISAY, Esq., in the 58th year of his age."

General Notes: From The Dictionary of Miramichi Biography:

"DESBRISAY, THEOPHILUS, naval officer in the customs service; b. Covehead, PEI, 12 Aug 1789, s/o the Rev. Theophilus Desbrisay and Margaret Stewart; brother of Albert Desbrisay; m. Lucy (Wright) Colledge, of Charlottetown; d. Chatham, 1 Aug 1847.

Theophilus Desbrisay was of Huguenot ancestry, being a great-grandson of Samuel-Théophile de La Cour de Brisay (later known as Theophilus Desbrisay) and Magdalen de Vergese d'Aubussargues, from whom the other persons bearing the Desbrisay surname in the Maritimes also trace their descent. He and his wife were both children of the ruling class of Prince Edward Island, he being a grandson of both Lieut. Gov. Thomas Desbrisay and Chief Justice Peter Stewart, and she one of ten children of Thomas Wright, the province's first surveyor general.

For fifteen years Desbrisay was a personal assistant to his grandfather, former Lieut. Gov. Thomas Desbrisay, while the latter was registrar and clerk of the Island Council. As his grandfather's death neared Desbrisay sought to be named to succeed him, but an attempt to have this arrangement made was rebuffed. His grandfather died in 1819, and a few years later he engaged in a bitter contest with an uncle, the Hon. John ("Hellfire Jack") Stewart, for the position of collector of customs at Charlottetown, only to be disappointed again when both he and his uncle were passed over for the post.

In 1824 it was decided to appoint a naval officer (so called), as a special assistant to the customs service at Chatham, in anticipation of Miramichi becoming a separate port of registry from Saint John. In spite of the objections of his enemies Desbrisay was given the position. He was based at Chatham, but during his relatively brief tenure the district for which he was responsible included the ports of Richibucto and Shediac as well. He was no longer in the service when his wife, Lucy (Wright) Colledge, died at Chatham in 1834, at age fifty-two. He had business interests in this period, including a store with a boom in front of it which he advertised for rent in 1832. He may have been the occupant of the site known as Desbrisay's Point, between Chatham and Chatham Head, where Lewis Henry's business had been conducted in the 1820's.

Because Desbrisay's death occurred when he was alone in his room, an inquest was held. Ten jurors impaneled by coroner Martin Cranney heard from a servant that the deceased had been "drinking regularly" for some time, and "quite heavily on wine, ale and beer" in the days preceding his death. This testimony, and six empty wine bottles on his night stand, account for the jury's verdict of "death by excessive drinking."

The children of the family included Margaret Desbrisay, the wife of Charles A. Harding, who was a law partner of John M. Johnson in the early 1840's; Lestock P.W. Desbrisay, a Richibucto businessman who represented Kent County in the provincial assembly in the 1850s and 60s; and Theophilus Desbrisay Jr., who studied law with John Ambrose Street and enjoyed a lengthy career as a barrister in Bathurst."

Theophilus married Lucy WRIGHT [1454] [MRIN: 470], daughter of Hon. Thomas WRIGHT [2408] and Susanna TURNER [2409]. Lucy was born on 3 May 1781 in Charlottetown, St. John's Island, CAN, was baptized in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, and died on 2 Apr 1834 in Miramichi, NB, CAN aged 52. Another name for Lucy was Lucy COLLEDGE.

Death Notes: Chatham, The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma:

d. age 52, Lucy DESBRISAY w/o Theophilus DESBRISAY, Esq., late Naval Officer of this port and d/o Thomas WRIGHT, Esq. who was 40 years Surveyor General of P.E.I. and sister to Hon. George WRIGHT, President of H.M. Council.

General Notes: Lucy was previously married to James Colledge, Lieut., PEI Fencibles 18 Nov 1800

They had three daughters:

Lucy b. 26 Jun 1802

Phoebe

Elizabeth b. 3 Mar 1804

Maria b. 24 Aug 1806

Children from this marriage were:

225 F i. Margaret DESBRISAY [2412] was born on 16 Jun 1813, was baptized on 18 Sep 1813 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, and died on 8 Nov 1889 in Gagetown, Queens Co., NB, CAN aged 76.

Birth Notes: Online baptismal index says birthdate Jan 16.

Baptism Notes: St. Paul's Anglican Church, by her grandfather Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.

Death Notes: 19 Nov 1889, Saint John Daily Telegraph:

d. Gagetown (Queens Co.) 8th inst., Margaret HARDING, age 96, w/o Charles A. HARDING.

Margaret married Charles Augustus HARDING [2413] [MRIN: 764] on 16 Dec 1834 in Miramichi, NB, CAN, son of John HARDING [5978] and Sarah BARKER [5979]. Charles was born in 1808 in Maugerville, Sunbury, NB, CAN and died on 8 Feb 1893 in Gagetown, Queens Co., NB, CAN aged 85.

Marriage Notes: Fredericton, New Brunswick Royal Gazette:

m. Miramichi, Tuesday, 16th inst., by Rev Samuel Bacon, Rector, St. Paul's, Charles Augustus HARDING, Esq. Barrister at Law / Margaret DESBRISAY eldest d/o Theophilus DESBRISAY, Esq. late Naval Officer of that Port. GNS

Death Notes: 9 Feb 1893, Saint John Globe:

Fredericton, Feb. 9 - Word has been received of the death at Gagetown (Queens Co.) yesterday of Charles HARDING, barrister of that place. Mr. Harding was the oldest member of the New Brunswick bar having been admitted 72 years ago. For several years past, however, he has been physically incapacitated and reduced to very hard circumstances.

General Notes: He was a Barrister in Gagetown, NB.

226 F ii. Mary DESBRISAY [2415] was born on 24 Dec 1814 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 9 Apr 1815 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 2 Jun 1892 in Douglasfield, NB, CAN aged 77, and was buried in Bushville, NB, CAN.

Baptism Notes: She was baptized by her grandfather, Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.

Death Notes: 8 Jun 1892, Richibucto Review:

d. Douglasfield (North. Co.) May 30, Mary TREVORS relict of David TREVORS, age 76 and d/o late Theophilus DESBRISAY.

Burial Notes: Anglican Church Cemetery

Mary married David D. TREVORS [5237] [MRIN: 1743] on 3 Mar 1834, son of John TREVORS [6830] and Unknown. David was born in 1811 in Douglasfield, NB, CAN, died on 10 Nov 1881 in Douglasfield, NB, CAN aged 70, and was buried in Bushville, NB, CAN.

Death Notes: 14 Nov 1881, Saint John Daily News:

d. Douglasfield (North. Co.) 10th Nov., David TREVORS, sr., 72nd year.

Burial Notes: St. Paul's (Anglican Church Cemetery)

227 M iii. Theophilus DESBRISAY III, Q.C. [2410] was born on 13 Dec 1816 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 27 May 1817 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 3 Nov 1893 in Bathurst, Gloucester Co., NB, CAN aged 76, and was buried in Nov 1898 in St. Jean, NB, CAN.

Baptism Notes: He was baptized by his grandfather, Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay, at St. Paul's Anglican Church.

Death Notes: Newcastle Union Advocate:

Thos. DESBRISAY, Q.C., for many years Clerk of the Peace for Gloucester Co., died at his residence in Bathurst Friday afternoon, Nov. 3rd, after a lingering illness. The deceased was 77 years of age. He came from P.E.I. to Bathurst about fifty years ago and practiced law here. He was also Judge of Probate and Clerk of the Common Pleas. Mr. DesBrisay was the father of the late T. Swayne DESBRISAY who died about two months ago and Rev. Lestock DESBRISAY of Sorel, P.Q. and also A. Normond DESBRISAY, merchant of this place. Mr. DesBrisay was brought up in Miramichi and educated in Newcastle, Thos. MALTBY of this town having been a school mate of his. He studied las with the late Thos. Ambrose STREET in Newcastle and it is thought he then proceeded to Bathurst where he remained in practice up to near the time of his death.

7 Nov 1893, Saint John, The Daily Sun:

d. At his residence, Elmswood, Bathurst (Glouc. Co.) Nov. 3rd, Theophilus DESBRISAY, age 77 years. Funeral from his residence Bathurst, Wednesday, Nov. 8th.

Burial Notes: Theophilus DesBrisay, aged 77, died Nov. 3, 1893, was buried in the grave yard of St. George's Church, Bathurst, on Wednesday Nov 8th, 1893 By me A. J. Reid - He was buried in the Anglican Cemetery on Douglas Street, in Bathurst, NB, then exhumed and reburied in St. Jean, in Nov. 1898.

10 Nov 1893, Saint John Globe:

Bathurst (Glouc. Co.) Nov. 10th - The funeral services of the late T. DESBRISAY took place from his late residence 'Elmswood' to St. George's Church at 10 o'clock on Wednesday morn. The services at the church and grave were conducted by by Rev. A.J. Reid, the new rector of St. George's, assisted by four other members of the deanery. The pall bearers were K.F. BURNS, Robert ARMSTRONG, John MEAHAN, James BUTTIMER, R.B. VAIL and D.G. McLAUCHLAN.

General Notes: He was Q.C. Clerk of the Peace for the County of Gloucester, NB residing at Bathurst. He studied law with John Ambrose Street and enjoyed a lengthy career as a barrister in Bathurst.

Theophilus married Jemima SWAYNE [2411] [MRIN: 763] on 20 Nov 1851 in Chatham, NB, CAN, daughter of David SWAYNE [3402] and Unknown. Jemima was born about 1826, died on 7 May 1884 in Bathurst, NB, CAN aged about 58, and was buried on 9 May 1884 in Bathurst, NB, CAN.

Marriage Notes: 29 Nov 1851, Saint John, New Brunswick Courier:

m. Chatham (North. Co.) 20th inst., by Rev. Samuel Bacon, Theophilus DESBRISAY, Esq., Barrister at Law / Jemima SWAYNE second d/o late David SWAYNE, Esq., Dysart, Scotland.

Death Notes: Summerside Journal 15 May 1884 p.3, col. 3:

At Elmwood, Bathurst, New Brunswick on the 7th inst., Jemima, wife of Theophilus DesBrisay, Esq., QC aged 58 years.

Burial Notes: Old Anglican Cemetery, Douglas Ave. Jemima DesBrisay aged fifty seven years was buried in the grave yard of St. George's Church this ninth day of May A.D. 1884. By me W. H. Street, Rector.

Theophilus next married Drusilla Sophia DAY [6032] [MRIN: 2033] on 12 Nov 1888 in Bathurst, Gloucester Co., NB, CAN, daughter of John DAY [11717] and Janet "Jane" Eleanor MUNRO [11718]. Drusilla was born on 4 Aug 1834 in New Carlisle, PQ, CAN and died on 29 May 1927 in West Vancouver, BC, CAN aged 92.

Marriage Notes: 1 Dec 1888 Marriage At Bathurst, N.B. o the 12th inst by the Rev. Jas. THOMPSON, of St. Luke's Church, Theophilus DES-BRISAY, Esq., to Drusilla Sophia, widow of the late William BOYD of St. John's, NFLD

15 Nov 1888, Saint John Daily Telegraph:

The following despatch was received from Bathurst (Glouc. Co.) yesterday - A quiet marriage took place last eve. at the residence of Mrs. FERGUSON widow of Hon. J. FERGUSON, the contracting parties being Theophilus DESBRISAY, Q.C. of this place and Drusilla S. BOYD widow of Wm BOYD, merchant, St. John's, Nfld. Rev. A.F. Thomson of St. Luke's Presbyterian Church performed the ceremony. - Newcastle 'Advocate'

Birth Notes: Bonaventure Co.

General Notes: She was the widow of the late William Boyd of St. John's, NF.

228 F iv. Sarah DESBRISAY [2416] was born on 29 Jun 1818, was baptized on 18 Aug 1819 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 4 Feb 1903 in Saint John, NB, CAN aged 84, and was buried on 14 Feb 1903 in Bathurst, NB, CAN.

Baptism Notes: St. Paul's Anglican Church by her grandfather, Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.

Burial Notes: Sarah DesBrisay, aged 86 years, died at the "Old Soldier's Home", Saint John, New Brunswick, & was buried in St. George's church yard Bathurst (Old Anglican), this fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred & five by me J. Hugh Hooper, Rector.

229 M v.Lestock Peach Wilson DESBRISAY Esq. [2414] was born on 28 Mar 1820, died on 10 Dec 1872 in Richibucto, Kent, NB, CAN aged 52, and was buried in Richibucto, Kent, NB, CAN.

Death Notes: He died at age 52.

14 Dec 1852, Saint John, Daily News:

d. Kent Hotel, Richibucto (Kent Co.) Tuesday 10th inst., Lestock P.W. DesBRISAY, Esq., age 53. He represented Kent Co. in the House of Assembly for several years but has lately resided in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Burial Notes: Protestant Cemetery.

General Notes: They had 4 sons and 3 daughters. He was a Shipbuilder and the MLA for Kent County from 1856 to 1866.

Lord of the Village 1830-1860. He had a sawmill here and also built ships at the sawdust wharf (Leo LeBlanc's private docks). DesBrisay built and lived in what is known as the Joe Robichaud House (built in 1832- believed to be the oldest home in town). His store was where the Royal Bank is located. He was defeated in an election for the federal house by Renaud. In those days, all shipping had to be cleared at Chatham; and DesBrisay maintained an Indian runner who used to make the rough trip in daylight hours.

http://www.kent.nb.ca/riveroffire/page35.htm

(Book, "Richibucto - River of Fire", by Myron MacDonald 1941-1998)

(Don's note - dates don't jive, LPW was born in 1820)

Lestock married Diana Gay SMITH [3237] [MRIN: 1050] on 21 Oct 1841 in Westmoreland, NB, CAN, daughter of Dr. Rufus SMITH [3238] and Elizabeth DIXON [5914]. Diana was born on 11 Jan 1814, died on 11 Feb 1877 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 63, and was buried in Brackley, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: Halifax Times, 26 Oct 1841: "Married at Westmoreland on Thurs last....", by Rev. J. Black

Saint John, New Brunswick Courier:

m. Westmorland, 14th inst., by Rev. John Black, Lestock P.W. DESBRISAY, Esq. of Richibucto, Kent Co. / Diana G. SMITH youngest d/o Dr. Rufus SMITH, West. Co.

Death Notes: Saint John Watchman:

d. Charlottetown, P.E.I., 11th inst., Diana G. DesBRISAY widow of Lestock P.W. DesBRISAY, formerly of Richibucto (Kent Co.), N.B., age 63.

Burial Notes: Sherwood Cemetery

119. Reverend Albert DES BRISAY [1446] (Theophilus (Reverend) 4, Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 24 Jul 1795 in Covehead, PE, CAN, died on 24 May 1857 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 61, and was buried on 27 May 1857 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. Another name for Albert was Albert Stewart DESBRISAY.

Death Notes: The Islander, page 2 Obituary 29 May 1857 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada: THE REV. ALBERT DESBRISAY.

The esteemed and honored Minister of the Wesleyan Church, -- fourth son of the late Rev. Theophilus Des Brisay, for many years Rector of this Parish, -- departed this life on Sabbath morning last. -- His numerous friends, not only of his own denomination, but also of other Protestant churches in this Island, and in the adjacent Provinces, will receive the intelligence with deep and unfeigned sorrow. For a period of thirty five years he has maintained the highest reputation, as a devoted Minister of Christ; and, wherever his lot has been cast during that time, has been extensively useful in his Master's service, and has won the esteem and affection of all classes by his amiable disposition, his unaffected piety and his unceasing efforts to do good. He occupied, with much acceptance and usefulness, various stations in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, until compelled by affliction to retire from more active labour in the Church. From the opening of the Academic Institution at Sackville, N.B., until 1854, he sustained therein the responsible office of Governor and Chaplain, the duties of which he discharged with kindness, prudence, fidelity and efficiency, as numerous youth educated in that Establishment and their parents can hear testimony. During his residence in this his native Island for two years past, although unable to minister frequently in the pulpit, he has been assiduously and cheerfully engaged in the discharge of spiritual duties, especially in visitations of the sick and the poor, and other pastoral work; and his pious and earnest labours in this department of ministerial service, in which, notwithstanding his enfeebled health, he took great delight, will be held in grateful remembrance. His last public engagement was on the evening of Monday the 18th instant, in attendance upon the Bible Class of the Young Men's Christian Association, in the prosperity of which he felt the greatest interest. Upon returning home that night he took a cold which induced inflammation of the lungs, -- from the effects of which his strength of constitution was insufficient to rally, -- and after this short illness, he peacefully departed to his heavenly rest, in the sixty-second year of his age. His memory is enshrined in many a heart, and will long be cherished with affection. The funeral will take place from his late residence this afternoon at four o'clock.

The Islander, page 2, Death Notice 29 May 1857, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada:

On Sunday morning 24th inst., at his residence King__ [rest of word illegible], the REV. ALBERT DESBRISAY, Wesleyan Minister, Governor and Chaplain of the Mount Allison Institution, Sackville, N.B. His memory will always be fragrant in this and the neighbouring Provinces, held as he was in the [highest] and most deserved estimation for his most amiable spirit, ?? piety, and devoted and useful labour in his Great Master's service. After an illness of only five days, he peacefully departed this life in the 62nd year of his age, and the 35th of his [ministry]. The deceased was the fourth son of the Rev. Theophilus Des Brisay, many years Rector of this Parish.

From The Islander, page 2, 6 Jun 1857, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada: THE LATE REV. A. DESBRISAY - A discourse on the occasion of the lamented death of the Rev. A. Desbrisay, will be preached, (D.V.) in the Wesleyan Chapel of this City, on Sabbath evening next, at 6½ o'clock, by the Rev. J.B. Strong.

Saint John, New Brunswick Courier:

d. Charlottetown, P.E.I., Sunday morn., 24th inst., at his residence King Square (St. John), Rev. Albert DESBRISAY, Wesleyan Minister and late Governor and Chaplain of Mount Allison, Sackville (West. Co.) N.B., age 62, in 35th of his ministry. The deceased was the fourth s/o late Rev. Theophilus DESBRISAY, many years Rector of that parish.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

General Notes: From website of Wesley Memorial United Church (www.wesleymemorialuc.ca/history1.htm) :

"In Moncton it is true to say that Methodism grew with the city. William Black made his first trip to the Upper Petitcodiac Valley in 1781, and the area was a part of the Cumberland Circuit in 1786 and continued as such until 1822. In that year Albert DesBrisay was settled on the newly established Petitcodiac Circuit. DesBrisay later became the first Governor and Chaplain of Mount Allison Academy."

For a formal biography of Rev. Albert Des Brisay, please see The Dictionary of Canadian Biography: http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=3866&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=029cs0ovbmevftvcvnp3qij9s7

Albert married Margaret Barker McLEOD [1453] [MRIN: 471] on 12 Jun 1827 in St. John, NB, CAN, daughter of Alexander McLEOD [3544] and Elizabeth BARKER [3545]. Margaret died on 3 Sep 1862 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. Another name for Margaret was Margaret B. McLEOD.

Marriage Notes: 13 Jun 1827, Saint John City Gazette:

m. Yesterday morn., by Rev. I.W.D. Gray, Rev. Albert DESBRISAY, Wesleyan Missionary at Sheffield (Sunbury Co.) / Margaret B. McLEOD third d/o Alexander McLEOD, Esq. (St. John) city.

Death Notes: Death notice from "The Monitor", 10 Sep 1862: "Died - DesBrisay. -- On the 3rd inst., in this City, after great suffering and and illness of many years, which she bore with the utmost Christian patience and fortitude, Margaret B. DesBrisay, relict of the late Rev. Albert DesBrisay, long a devoted Wesleyan Minister in these Provinces. The deceased leaves a deeply sorrowing family to mourn their irreparable loss. "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him."

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

General Notes: From The Chignecto Isthmus and Its First Settlers, by Howard Trueman, June 1998 [Etext #1351], found on the Internet, June 2000:

"Mr. McLeod settled on the Nashwaak............married Elizabeth Barker ......(listing his children) Margaret married Rev. Albert Desbrisay, who was for some years chaplain of the old Sackville Academy; Wesley was twice married, first in 1836.........."

Children from this marriage were:

230 M i. Reverend Alexander McLeod DES BRISAY [4224] was born on 17 Apr 1828 in St. John, NB, CAN, died on 27 Jan 1875 in Kennebunkport, ME, USA aged 46, and was buried in Point Da Bute. The cause of his death was Congestion of the Lungs.

Death Notes: Examiner 13 Mar 1876 p.3:

Died - At Kennebunk, Maine, January 27th of Congestion of the Lungs Rev. Alexander MacLeod DesBrisay, eldest son of the Late Rev. Albert DesBrisay of Prince Edward Island.

General Notes: He was a Wesleyan Minister in Bedeque, PEI, ordained by his father 23 Jul 1856.

4 Oct 1869, Saint John Morning News:

"We learn that Rev. A.M. DESBRISAY, for some time connected with the Zion Church Mission and more recently officiating as Minister of the Church of the Angsbury Confession in this city, is now pastor of Zion Church at Lunenburg, N.S.

Alexander married Lucretia Amelia CUNNINGHAM [4864] [MRIN: 1624] on 26 May 1856 in Guysborough, NS, CAN, daughter of Edward Irish CUNNINGHAM [5265] and Elizabeth Catherine WYLDE [5266]. Lucretia was born on 28 Dec 1833 and died on 25 Jan 1891 in New York City, NY, USA aged 57.

Marriage Notes: Islander 30 May 1856 p.2:

Rev. Alex MacLeod DesBrisay - Married - At Guysborough, Nova Scotia, at the residence of the bride's father on the 26th inst by the Rev. John McMurray Chairman of the Charlottetown District, the Rev. Alexander MacLeod DesBrisay, Wesleyan Minister of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, to Lucretia Amelia daughter of Edward J. Cunningham.

Burial Notes: Saint John, The Daily Sun:

The body of Mrs. Lucretia A. DESBRISAY who died in New York, 25th inst., arrived by the Boston train yesterday afternoon and was forwarded to Point de Bute (West. Co.) for interment. She was the widow of Rev. Alex. M. DESBRISAY and eldest d/o late Edward I. CUNNINGHAM, Guysboro, N.S.

231 M ii. Albert Stewart DES BRISAY [6293] was born about May 1831 and died on 18 Sep 1831 in Saint John, NB, CAN.

Death Notes: He died in infancy.

Saint John City Gazette:

Sunday 18th, Saint John, Albert Stewart DESBRISAY s/o Rev. A. DESBRISAY, Wesleyan Missionary, age 5 mos.

232 F iii. Margaret Elizabeth DES BRISAY [4226] was born on 23 Mar 1836 in Sheffield, NB, CAN, died on 13 Apr 1855 in Point Da Bute, Westmorland Co., NB, CAN aged 19, and was buried in Point Da Bute, Westmorland Co., NB, CAN.

Death Notes: She died at age 19.

27 Apr 1855, Saint John, Weekly Chronicle:

d. Point de Bute (West. Co.) 13th inst., Margaret Elizabeth DESBRISAY d/o Rev. Albert DESBRISAY, Wesleyan Minister, only daughter, age 19.

Burial Notes: Pointe De Bute Methodist, Westmorland County

She never married and had no children

233 M iv. Rev. Albert Stewart DES BRISAY [4225] was born in 1840 in St. Andrews, NB, CAN, died on 4 Oct 1876 in Bridgetown, NS, CAN aged 36, and was buried in Bridgetown, NS, CAN. The cause of his death was Kidney Disease.

Death Notes: Saint John Daily Telegraph:

We regret to learn the death of Rev. A.S. DesBRISAY, Methodist Minister, at Bridgetown, N.S. where he had been stationed since he removed from Windsor, N.S.

Burial Notes: Riverside Cemetery.

General Notes: He was a Wesleyan minister.

Albert married Eliza A. DAVISON [4863] [MRIN: 1623] on 19 Aug 1868 in PE, CAN.

120. Solomon DESBRISAY Esq. [1447] (Theophilus (Reverend) 4, Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 13 May 1797 in Covehead, Queens, PE, CAN, was baptized on 26 May 1797 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 5 Apr 1844 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 46, and was buried on 12 Apr 1844 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Baptism Notes: St. Paul's Anglican

Death Notes: Death Notes: The Islander, 12 April 1844, page 3:

Died At Charlottetown on Friday evening, the 5th inst., suddenly, in the 47th year of his age, Solomon Desbrisay, Esq., J.P. for Queen's County, fifth son of the Rev. Theophilus Desbrisay, late Rector of this Parish. His kindness of heart, and numerous good qualities, endeared him to a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances. In every relation of social life he acquired and preserved the respect and esteem of all, and of him it may with truth be said that few men have gone to the tomb more universally loved and regretted. He has left a wife and numerous family to deplore the loss of an attached and tender husband and father.

20 Apr 1844, Saint John, New Brunswick Courier:

d. Charlottetown, P.E.I., 5th inst., age 47, Solomon DESBRISAY, Esq. J.P. for Queens Co. fifth s/o Rev. Theophilus DESBRISAY, Rector of Charlottetown.

Burial Notes: From St. Paul's Parish Register: Solomon DesBrisay, Esq., died at Charlottetown on Good Friday 1844 and was buried on the Friday following aged 47 years. L.C. Jenkins. Old Protestant Burying Ground.

Solomon married Mary CAMPBELL [1452] [MRIN: 472] on 6 Mar 1821 in Bedeque, PE, CAN, daughter of Alexander CAMPBELL [5736] and Unknown. Mary was born in 1806 in Bedeque, PE, CAN and died on 3 Mar 1875 in Woodstock, Carleton, NB, CAN aged 69.

Death Notes: She was alive for her daughter Anna's wedding, which took place "at the residence of the bride's mother".

13 Mar 1875, Woodstock, Carleton Sentinel:

d.Woodstock, 3rd inst., Mrs. S. DesBRISAY widow of Solomon DesBRISAY of Charlottetown, P.E.I., age 69. (P.E.I. papers please copy)

Children from this marriage were:

234 F i. Margaret DESBRISAY [3533] was born on 24 Feb 1823 in Bedeque, PE, CAN and was baptized on 16 Jul 1823 in Richmond, PE, CAN.

Baptism Notes: Church of England, by L.C. Jenkins.

Margaret married Sheriff John Lambert BARBERIE [3534] [MRIN: 1141] on 21 Oct 1850 in Dalhousie, NB, CAN, son of John BARBARIE [6358] and Mary Ann ARNOLD [6359]. John was born in 1820 in NB, CAN and died on 22 May 1867 in Dalhousie, NB, CAN aged 47.

Marriage Notes: By Rev. N. Disbrow

Saint John, New Brunswick Courier:

m. Monday 21st Oct., Dalhousie, by Rev. Noah Disbrow, J. Lambert BARBARIE, Esq. High Sheriff (Rest. Co.) / Margaret DESBRISAY eldest d/o late Solomon DESBRISAY, Esq. of P.E.I.

Death Notes: 29 May 1867, Saint John Morning News:

d. Dalhousie (Rest. Co.) 22nd May, John Lambert BARBERIE, High Sheriff, age 47, left widow, six children.

General Notes: John Lambert was the Sheriff of Restigouche County from 1847 to 1867, as well as a tailor and I believe a retailer of mens clothing.

235 M ii. Theophilus DESBRISAY [3532] was born on 20 Apr 1826 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 25 Oct 1826 in Richmond, PE, CAN, and died on 22 Nov 1849 in Liverpool, ENG, UK aged 23.

Birth Notes: Lot 19.

Baptism Notes: Church of England, by Rev. L.C. Jenkins

Death Notes: 5 Jan 1850, Saint John, New Brunswick Courier:

d. Liverpool, 22nd Nov., age 24, Theophilus DESBRISAY eldest s/o late Solomon DESBRISAY, Esq. of P.E.I. While in discharge of his duty as second officer of ship lying in the Mersey, he fell overboard and was drowned.

236 M iii. Hon. Alexander Campbell DESBRISAY MLA [3351] was born on 31 Aug 1828 in Bedeque, PE, CAN, was baptized on 4 Apr 1829, died on 8 Apr 1873 in Dalhousie, NB. CAN aged 44, and was buried in West Bathurst, NB, CAN. The cause of his death was Smallpox.

Death Notes: 10 May 1873, Saint John Daily News:

The 'Advocate' says that 46 cases of small pox have resulted since its introduction into Restigouche. Up to this date seven deaths have taken place. At Madisco, A.C. DesBRISAY, Esq.

Burial Notes: Old St. Luke's Presbyterian Cemetery. Inscription reads: "Erected by a few Restigouche friends as a mark of their appreciation of his consistency and faithfulness as a representative, his sterling integrity as a man of business and his kindness and sincerity as a friend and neighbour"

General Notes: From DesBrisay Family Tree notes:

RESTIGOUCHE COUNTY.

DESBRISAY, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL (HON) (1828-1873). M.L.A.

Born 1828 in Bathurst, N.B. Of French Huguenot ancestry. Son of Solomon DesBrisay, and his wife, Mary Campbell.

(Lineal descendant of Capt. Thomas laCour DesBrisay (D.October 16, 1819), and his wife Ellen Landers. Capt. DesBrisay, a member of the Royal Irish Artillery, came out to Halifax in 1775, and became Lieut. Governor of St. John's Island (P.E.I).

Educated at the Bathurst public school.

Located at Dalhousie, Restigouche County, and engaged in business as a lumberman and fisherman.

Married to Miss Jane Finnis, daughter of ________ Finnis. By this marriage there was a family of six sons and three daughters.

First elected to the House of Assembly of N.B., as one of the members for Restigouche County, at the G.E. of February 21, 1865, on the issue of Confederation of which he was in favour. Re-elected at the G.E. of June, 1870, and sat as member until December, 1870, when he resigned his seat in order to contest the constituency of Restigouche for the House of Commons as a Bye-Election.

Unsuccessfully contested the constituency of Restigouche for the House of Commons, at a Bye-Election held, November 25th, 1870, to fill the vacancy created by the death of the sitting member, William M. Caldwell (q.v.)

On August 16th.1867, he was sworn in a member of the Executive Council of N.B., and received the appointment of Minister without Portfolio in the Administration of the Hon. Andrew R. Watmore (q.v.). He held this appointment until May 25th, 1870, when the Administration was re-organized under the leadership of the Hon. George E. King (q.v.).

He died April 8th 1873, in Dalhousie, N.B., from small-pox, aged forty-five years. Buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, West Bathurst, N.B. (A fine marble shaft, erected as a tribute to his memory by his Restigouche friends, marks his resting place.)

In Politics: a Liberal. In Religion: a Presbyterian.

Alexander married Janet FINNIS [3352] [MRIN: 1082] on 11 Dec 1855 in NB, CAN, daughter of Andrew FINNIS [7721] and Mary WIELD [7722]. Janet was born about 1831 in Miramichi, NB, CAN and died on 26 Dec 1914 in Vancouver, BC, CAN aged about 83. Another name for Janet was Jennie FINNIS.

237 F iv. Sarah Magdalen DESBRISAY [3531] was born on 13 Dec 1830 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 11 Jan 1831 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 10 Mar 1838 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 7, and was buried on 13 Mar 1838 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Baptism Notes: St. Paul's Anglican Church by Rev. L. C. Jenkins.

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

She never married and had no children

238 F v. Eliza DESBRISAY [3530] was born on 31 Jan 1833 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 24 Mar 1833 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, and died on 3 Apr 1901 aged 68.

Baptism Notes: St. Paul's Anglican Church.

Eliza married Archibald RAMSAY [5374] [MRIN: 1797] on 17 Oct 1854 in Dalhousie, NB, CAN, son of John RAMSAY [4763] and Martha OWEN [4764]. Archibald was born on 23 May 1824 in Port Hill, PE, CAN, was baptized on 17 Jun 1824 in Richmond, PE, CAN, and died on 5 Oct 1904 in Rose Hill, PE, CAN aged 80.

Marriage Notes: From Hazard's Gazette, 4 Nov 1854:

"At Dalhousie, Restigouche, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. James Steven, Mr. Archibald Ramsay, of Rose Hill, Prince Edward Island, to Eliza, third daughter of the late Solomon Desbrisay, of Charlottetown, P.E.I.

239 M vi. Lt. Col. Aretas William Young DESBRISAY [3344] was born on 21 Mar 1836 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, was baptized on 19 Jun 1836 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 21 Oct 1894 in Petit-Rocher, NB, CAN aged 58, and was buried in Bathurst, NB, CAN.

Baptism Notes: He was baptized at St. Paul's Anglican Church, by Rev. L. C. Jenkins.

Death Notes: Newcastle Union Advocate:

The death of A.W.Y. DESBRISAY, one of the best known merchants of Gloucester Co., occurred at his residence Petite Rocher, Sunday Oct. 21. He was about 60 years of age and had been ill a short time. The interment took place Wednesday 10 a.m. Mr. DesBrisay leaves a widow and eight children. A Bathurst's despatch to Monday's 'Globe' says: Mr. DesBrisay died at his residence 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon, age 59 years. Mr. DesBrisay was largely interested in fishing and other industries and he was one of the wealthiest men in this county. The funeral of A.W.Y. DesBrisay took place yesterday (Oct. 24) from his residence, Petite Rocher to the Church at Bathurst. The procession was about a mile long, extending from opposite the R.C. church to the cemetery opposite Senator Burns' residence. He leaves an estate computed to be around $80,000. The pall bearers were Senator BURNS, Mr. TURNER of the firm Whitehead & Turner, Quebec, J.J. McGAFFAGAN, tea merchant, St. John, Capt. HALL, J. SIVEWRIGHT, M.P.P. and J.R. BRUCE, I.C.R. auditor.

25 Oct 1894, Richibucto Review:

A.W.Y. DESBRISAY of Petite Rocher (Glouc. Co.) died Sunday eve. 6 o'clock after a short but painful illness. He carried on a large fish business and was one of Gloucester's most prominent politicians.

26 Oct 1894, Saint John Daily Telegraph:

d. Petite Rocher (Glouc. Co.) Oct. 21st, of gastritis arebas, William Young DESBRISAY, age 58 years, left widow, five sons and four daughters.

Burial Notes: Aretas W.Y. DesBrisay aged 58 years, died Oct 21 1894 at his residence in Petit Rocher. Buried in St. George's Old Anglican Burial ground. Officiating Minister Rev. Henry Budd Morris Priest in Charge - Dalhousie---- Inserted by request of Church Warden-- David Richards

26 Oct 1894, Saint John Daily Telegraph:

The funeral of A.W.Y. DESBRISAY took place from his residence Petite Rocher to St. George's Cemetery, Bathurst (Glouc. Co.) 10 o'clock Wednesday morn. The pall bearers were Hon. Senator BURNS, John SIVEWRIGHT, M.P.P., Joseph R. BRUCE, Moncton, Jas. J. McGAFFIGAN, St. John, Richard TURNER, Quebec and Capt. HALL, Petite Rocher.

Aretas married Isabella "Bella" MURCHIE [3353] [MRIN: 1083] on 12 Apr 1863 in New Mills, NB, CAN, daughter of John MURCHIE [5360] and Ann McKINNON [5361]. Bella was born about 1838, died on 21 Sep 1897 aged about 59, and was buried on 23 Sep 1897 in Bathurst, NB, CAN.

Marriage Notes: Chatham, The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma:

m. New Mills, Dalhousie (Rest. Co.) 9th inst., by Rev. Wm Murray, assisted by Rev. Angus McMaster, Aretas W.Y. DESBRISAY, New Mills / Miss Isabella MURCHY, same place.

Burial Notes: Isabella (Murchie) DesBrisay, aged 59 years, widow of the late Aretas W. Y. DesBrisay, of Petit Rocher, died on the 21st of September 1897, and was buried in the church yard of St. George's Church, Bathurst, this 23rd day of September A. D. 1897 by me Thos. W. Street, Rector of Bathurst.

General Notes: 16 Mar 1893, Richibucto, Review:

Mrs. John MURCHIE who had been ailing for some time, passed peacefully away on the morn, 7th, being 72 years of age. Funeral took place on the 9th. Mrs. Murchie was of a kindly disposition, generous to a fault and always the first to give a helping hand to those who were not so well off in the world's goods as she was. She leaves a family of eight, three sons and five daughters. Among the latter are Mrs. A.W.Y. DESBRISAY of Petite Rocher, Mrs. A.F. CHAMBERLAIN, Campbellton and Mrs. John McALLISTER of this place.

240 F vii. Anna Tremain DESBRISAY [3345] was born on 26 Aug 1838 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN and was baptized on 23 Oct 1838 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Baptism Notes: She was baptized at St. Paul's Anglican Church.

Anna married William LUTES [11350] [MRIN: 3977] on 21 Jan 1864.

Marriage Notes: Chatham, The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma"

m. 21st inst., by Rev. Wm Murray, at residence of bride's mother, William LUTES, Armstrong's Brook / Miss Anne DESBRISAY.

General Notes: He was from Armstrong's Brook.

241 F viii. Julia Louisa DESBRISAY [3528] was born on 10 Dec 1840 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN and was baptized on 23 Mar 1841 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Birth Notes: DESBRISAY - On Thursday last, the 10th inst., the lady of S. Desbrisay, Esq., of a daughter.

Baptism Notes: St. Paul's Anglican Church, by L.C. Jenkins.

General Notes: 24 Oct 1894, Carleton, Woodstock Dispatch:

Mrs. Geo. L. HOLYOKE received a telegram Monday morn. informing her of the death of her brother, A.W.Y. DESBRISAY at his home Petite Rocher (Glouc. Co.) 6 o'clock Sunday eve. after an illness of only a few days.

27 Oct 1894, Woodstock Carleton Sentinel:

Mr. and Mrs. G.L. HOLYOKE left Monday morn. for Petite Rocher (Glouc. Co.) on the melancholy mission of attending the funeral of Mrs. Holyoke's brother, A.W.Y. DESBRISAY who died at his residence after a brief illness Sunday eve.

Julia married George L. HOLYOKE [3529] [MRIN: 1140] on 1 May 1862 in Dalhousie, NB, CAN. George was born on 25 Sep 1840 in NB, CAN.

Marriage Notes: 10 May 1862, Chatham, The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma: m. Dalhousie, 1st inst., by Rev. Wm Murray, George HOLYOKE / Miss Julia L. DESBRISAY.

General Notes: From the Carleton County (NB), Carleton Sentinel newspaper (from the town of Woodstock, NB) 8 Feb 1879: " Centennial Lodge ", U. T. A., on Tuesday evening the following were installed for the current quarter:-

G.L. Holyoke, Chaplain.

According to the 1891 Census for Woodstock Town, his father was born in the US, but his mother was born in NB. He was a newspaper proprietor and Methodist. In the 1901 census his occupation is shown as editor.

11 Nov 1896, Carleton, Woodstock Dispatch:

Last week, G.L. HOLYOKE, editor of the 'Press', received a telegram saying that his brother, Dr. W.C. HOLYOKE of Boston was dying. Mr. Holyoke immediately left for Boston. On Sunday morn. it was known in Woodstock that Dr. Holyoke was dead. The deceased was the youngest son in the family and was born at Kingsclear. He went to Boston about 20 years ago and has practiced in that city ever since. About seven years ago he paid a visit to Woodstock. The disease which caused his death was cancer of the stomach. Dr. Holyoke was unmarried. The funeral took place in Boston Monday.

1 Jun 1895, Woodstock, Carleton Sentinel:

Geo. L. HOLYOKE, Esq. of the 'Press' on Monday received a despatch from the train master at Cheyene, Wyoming, stating that his son, Geo. T. HOLYOKE had that morn. been run over by the cars and it was feared fatally injured. A subsequent despatch stated that Mr. Holyoke was failing, very little hopes, and was being well cared for. He had, previous to six weeks ago been for some time in Mexico employed as a locomotive engineer; formerly he worked on the railroad here.

121. Charles DESBRISAY [1450] (Theophilus (Reverend) 4, Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 5 Jul 1799 in Covehead, St. John's Island, CAN, died on 12 Dec 1875 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 76, and was buried in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Death Notes: From the Weekly Patriot, 17 Dec 1875, P.3: Died - Suddenly, on the 12th inst, Charles DesBrisay, Esq., in the 77th year of his age.

Newspaper article from the Charlottetown Examiner, dated Dec. 17th, 1875:

Died in the Pulpit

Of late the Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald has been so unwell that he has been unable to attend to his Pastoral duties. In his absence on Sunday evening, Charles Desbrisay, Esq., Clerk of the Executive Council, undertook to officiate by reading a sermon. Shortly after beginning, his voice was observed to falter, his face to turn pale, and he leaned forward and fell. Several people rushed to the pulpit, but he was already in the arms of death. The text of the discourse he was reading when he fell in the harness, is one of those strange coincidences which sometimes border on the wonderful. It is from the third chapter of Malachi(?) and runs thus; -- "that who may abide the day of His coming? and who shall stand when He appeareth?" Mr. Desbrisay was the only remaining son of the Rev. Theophilus Desbrisay -- the first Episcopal clergyman who came to the Island. He was born in the year 1799 and was admitted to the Bar in 1836. For very many years he was Clerk of the Executive Council and he attended to the duties of his office till the day previous to his death. He was not possessed of brilliant abilities, but was a good officer througout his career; he commanded the respect and confidence of each succeeding government. No man in the city had a larger kinder heart; no man was more sincerely beloved. Many poor persons will embalm his memory with their gratitude; many afflicted and sorrowing ones will cherish the remembrance of his kindly, comforting words.

Burial Notes: St. Peter's Cathedral Anglican Church Cemetery, Section F.

General Notes: He became Clerk of the Executive Council. He lived to an advanced age and died suddenly while performing lay duty in the pulpit of St. Paul's, Charlottetown during the illness of the Rector, Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald.

Charles married Elizabeth "Eliza" McKIE [1451] [MRIN: 473] on 15 Feb 1849 in Elliot River, PE, CAN, daughter of William McKIE [5739] and Mary CLARK [8676]. Eliza was born on 10 Jan 1810 in West River, PE, CAN, was baptized on 4 Jul 1810 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 2 Aug 1878 aged 68, and was buried on 4 Aug 1878 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: They were married by Rev. Dr. Jenkins, ECC, Comm.

Baptism Notes: by Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay

Death Notes: Funeral conducted by Rev. George W. Hodgson.

Burial Notes: St. Peter's Cathedral Anglican Church Cemetery, Section F.

The child from this marriage was:

242 M i. William Charles DESBRISAY [5682] was born on 21 Sep 1851, was baptized on 14 Dec 1851 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, and died on 6 Jun 1901 aged 49.

Baptism Notes: He was baptized by Rev. L.C. Jenkins at St. Paul's Anglican Church

General Notes: In Meecham's 1880 Atlas, he was listed as Provincial Auditor and Clerk of the Executive Council.

122. Penelope Margaret DESBRISAY [1413] (Theophilus (Reverend) 4, Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 27 Jan 1802 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 14 Mar 1859 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 57, and was buried on 17 Mar 1859 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. The cause of her death was Pulmonary hemorrage.

Birth Notes: IGI says birthdate of 27 Jan 1802, in Covehead.

Death Notes: She died at age 57.

Death Notes: From The Islander 18 March 1859, page 3

Yesterday, the 17th inst., were interred the mortal remains of the wife of the Rev. Dr. Jenkins, many years the respected pastor of the Episcopal congregation in this city. This excellent and lamented lady was followed to her last home by numerous sorrowing relations and family connections, and by a large number of persons of all classes and denominations, anxious to testify their grateful recollections of one who, for many years had been the conspicuous, yet humble, distributor of Christian benevolence and charity, to the sick and necessitions (?) of all classes of our population. Mrs. Jenkins died on the 14th inst., aged 57. Her disease, which terminated her useful career, was Pulmonary Hemmorage [sic].

Burial Notes: Old Protestant Burying Ground

General Notes: Text taken from a plaque hanging on the rear wall of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Charlottetown. Photograph of the plaque taken by Donald Lowe:

ERECTED

By the ladies of this Congregation

In Memory of

PENELOPE

Wife of the Rev. Dr. Jenkins for many years Rector of this Parish, and daughter of the late Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay. Her many amiable qualities, humble piety, deeds of benevolence, and active sympathy for the sufferings of others have endeared her to many hearts, who are enabled to say of her,

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth;

Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors;

and their works do follow them." REV. XIV. 13.

She departed this life March 14th 1859.

Aged 57 years.

Penelope married Reverend Louis Charles JENKINS [1412] [MRIN: 459] on 29 Jan 1821 in Charlottetown, St. John's Island, CAN, son of Dr. John JENKINS Jr. [1426] and Sarah Camper HASELDEN [1428]. Louis was born on 12 Apr 1797 in Hereford, ENG, UK, died on 14 Nov 1884 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN aged 87, and was buried on 18 Nov 1884 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Marriage Notes: They were married by Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay, the bride's father.

Death Notes: In his obituary he was described as "a gentleman of pleasing and unassuming manners, but of firm convictions. Possessed of a clear intellect, high culture, and broad sympathies he was in advance of most of his contemporaries in regard to all that tended to elevate society and extend the privileges of the people. In religion he belonged to the evangelical school, and though a strict churchman he recognised the good and the true in whatever denominational fold it might be found."

19 Nov 1884, Saint John, The Daily Telegraph:

d. Charlottetown, P.E.I., 14th inst., Rev. Charles Louis JENKINS, D.C.L., former rector of Charlottetown, 88th year.

Burial Notes: Section F, St. Peter's Cathedral Anglican Cemetery, St. Peter's Road.

For more information on the Jenkins family, please see "The Descendants of John Jenkins"

124. Captain Thomas de la Cour DESBRISAY RA [3381] (Thomas de la Cour (General) 4, Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born on 14 Aug 1780 and died on 4 Dec 1807 in St. Vincent, British West Indies aged 27.

Death Notes: 2 Mar 1807, The Saint John Gazette:

d. St. Vincent Island, 4th Dec., Capt. Thos. DESBRISAY, R.A., age 27. NBRG

General Notes: Captain DesBrisay was probably an adjutant of battalion at Halifax at the time of his marriage. There is a tradition that when he asked his father's advice about offering himself to Miss Byles or sought his consent thereto, his father replied; "I advise it [or "I give my consent"] provided you do not mean Miss Anna Byles, for I intend to address that lady myself."

Thomas married Sarah D. BYLES [1479] [MRIN: 1098] on 19 Sep 1801 in St. John, NB, CAN, daughter of Rev. Dr. Mather BYLES M.A., D.D. [3375] and Rebecca WALTER [4207]. Sarah was born about 1768, was baptized on 30 Sep 1770 in Boston, MA, USA, and died on 8 Nov 1855 in Dartmouth, NS, CAN aged about 87.

Marriage Notes: Saint John, The Saint John Gazette:

m. Tuesday eve., Lt. Thomas DESBRISAY, H.M. Royal Artillery / Sarah d/o Rev. Dr. BYLES of this city, Chaplain N.B. Garrison

Baptism Notes: Christ Church Parish.

Death Notes: Death notice: Died - At the residence of her son in Dartmouth 10 before 9 A M Thursday November 8th 1855 in her 87th year, Sarah widow of the late Captain Thomas De Brisay Royal Artillery and daughter of the late Revd. Dr. Mather Byles, Rector Trinity Church, St. John N.B., and formerly Chaplain to the forces in this Garrison.

Children from this marriage were:

252 M i. Dr. Thomas Belcher DESBRISAY M.D. [3382] was born about 1802 and died on 21 Apr 1869 in Dartmouth, NS, CAN aged about 67. The cause of his death was Paralysis.

Death Notes: He died at age 67. Dr. DesBrisay made his will 12 Mar 1860, and it was proved 3 May 1869.

The Islander 21 May 1869:

Died at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 21st ult., Thomas Belcher DesBrisay Esq., eldest son of Late Captain Thomas DesBrisay, Royal Artillery.

General Notes: He was a physician at Chester, NB, and from about 1832 on, at Dartmouth, NS.

Thomas married Lucretia Bourdette WOODWARD [3383] [MRIN: 1099] on 27 Aug 1825 in St. John, NB, CAN, daughter of Jesse WOODWARD Esq. [6821] and Lucretia BOURDÉTT [6822]. Lucretia was born in 1804 in NB, CAN and died on 5 Jan 1884 in Bridgewater, NS, CAN aged 80.

Marriage Notes: 3 Sep 1825, Saint John New Brunswick Courier:

"m. (St. John) city, Saturday, by Rev. F. Coster, Thomas B. DESBRISAY, Esq. / Lucretia WOODWARD d/o Jesse WOODWARD."

Death Notes: Summerside Journal 17 Jan 1884: DesBrisay, Lucretia Bourdet (Mrs. Thomas B.)At Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, on Saturday the 5th inst. Lucretia B., widow of the late Thomas B., M.D., at the residence of her son, Judge DesBrisay, age 81.

253 M ii. Rev. Mather Byles DESBRISAY [4889] was born about 1803, died on 9 Feb 1834 in Dartmouth, NS, CAN aged about 31, and was buried in Dartmouth, NS, CAN.

15 Feb 1834, Saint John, New Brunswick Courier:

d. 9th inst., Rectory, Dartmouth, N.S., Rev. Mather Byles DESBRISAY, age 31. (CG - see original 27 Feb.)

General Notes: He was a Rector at Dartmouth, NS.

254 M iii. Charles Mosse DESBRISAY [8658] was born before 1808 and died on 18 May 1847 in Boston, MA, USA.

General Notes: He was a Barrister, Court of Queens Bench in London

(#141 - #152 are in The Descendants of Rev. Charles Stewart)

153. Frederick BOWES [7694] (Magdalen DESBRISAY 4, Thomas de la Cour (Lt. Gov.) 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1).

Frederick married Ann PACKER [7695] [MRIN: 2621].

Marriage Notes: "Frederick Bowes who married Miss Packer by whom he left 3 Daughters"

Children from this marriage were:

268 F i. Anne BOWES [7696] .

269 F ii. Ellen BOWES [7697] .

Ellen married Colonel MEIN H.M. 74th Regt. of Foot [7698] [MRIN: 2622].

Marriage Notes: "Ellen Bowes who married Colonel Mein of H. M's 74th Regt of Foot by whom she had 5 Children."

General Notes: He served in H.M.'s 74th Regiment of Foot.

160. Dorothea Alicia NIXON [8866] (Frederick Peter NIXON 4, Mary DESBRISAY 3, Theophilus (Captain) 2, Théophile de la Cour (Captain) 1) was born about 1823 in Leix, IRE, UK and died on 7 Apr 1875 in Sonning, Berkshire, ENG, UK aged about 52. Another name for Dorothea was Dora Charlotte NIXON.

Dorothea married Adolphus Theodore DROUGHT [8984] [MRIN: 3089] on 14 Jun 1843 in Castleknock, Dublin, IRE, UK. Adolphus was born about 1820 in Southvale, Queens, IRE and died on 7 Apr 1875 in Sonning, Berkshire, ENG, UK aged about 55.

Children from this marriage were:

271 M i. Adolphus Henry DROUGHT [9338] was born in 1846 in Aghancon, Kings, IRE, UK.

272 M ii. Charles Edward DROUGHT [9339] was born on 3 Oct 1847 in Aghancon, Kings, IRE, UK.

273 M iii. Walter John DROUGHT [9340] was born in 1850 in Aghancon, Kings, IRE, UK.

274 F iv. Dorothea C. DROUGHT [9341] was born in 1856 in Clontuskert, Galway, IRE, UK.

275 F v. Adela M. DROUGHT [9342] was born in 1859 in Clontuskert, Galway, IRE, UK.

276 M vi. Jasper Nixon DROUGHT [9343] was born on 2 Jul 1861 in Clontuskert, Galway, IRE, UK.

General Notes: He was a University student boarding in the home of Thomas Southgate in London, England, according to the 1881 British Census.


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