The Descendants of Hester Wray Townshend and Dr. Joseph Bell


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The Descendants of Hester Wray Townshend and Dr. Joseph Bell

First Generation

1. Hester Wray TOWNSHEND the daughter of William TOWNSHEND and Flora STEWART was born on 17 Jan 1802 in Summer Hill,Lot #48,PEI.CA.. She was christened on 24 Feb 1802 in St. Paul's Church,Charlottetown,PEI.CA.. She died on 29 Sep 1868 in Ossekeag,NB.CA.. She was buried Sep 1868 in Saint John Cem.( now Fernhill Cemetery),Saint John NB.CA..

Hester married Dr. Joseph BELL MD on 13 May 1835 in St. John's Ang. Church, St.Eleanor's PEI. Dr.Joseph was born in 1806 in London,England. He died on 18 Feb 1868/0062 in Main St. Portland,Saint John,NB.CA.. He was buried on 20 Feb 1868 in Fernhill Cem. Saint John,NB.CA.

They had the following children:

+ 2 F i. Hellen Gertrude BELL was born on 29 Jul 1836. She died on 16 Mar 1915.

+ 3 F ii. Mary BELL was born between 1838 &1845. She died on 19 Nov 1869.

4 F iii. Emma BELL was born ????. She was residing Sussex,NB.CA. in 1874. She died after 1874 & before 1915.

Second Generation

2. Hellen Gertrude BELL (Hester Wray) was born on 29 Jul 1836 in St Eleanor,PEI.CA. She was christened on 4 Sep 1836. She died on 16 Mar 1915 in Moncton, NB.CA.. She was buried on 18 Mar 1915 in Elmwood Cem. Moncton,NB.CA..

Hellen married (1) Dr.Henry Brougham HILLCOAT, MRCS,Esq. son of Henry Brougham William HILLCOAT ,D.D. and Susan ROWE on 21 Sep 1854 in Springfield Church, Prinstown Rd. PEI.CA:. Dr.Henry was born on 25 Jan 1823. He died in Jul 1858 in Port Talbot,Wales. He was buried in UK.

They had the following children:

+ 5 M i. George Miles Rowe HILLCOAT was born on 11 Jul 1855. He died on 25 Nov 1896.

+ 6 M ii. Hedley Vicars HILLCOAT, Vet. Sur. was born on 23 Aug 1856. He died in 1920.

+ 7 M iii. Henry "Harry" Adolphus HILLCOAT was born on 14 Oct 1857. He died on 23 Feb 1927.

Hellen married (2) David Samuel MCMANUS son of James D. MACMANUS and Elizabeth (Jane) UNKNOWN on 15 Nov 1871 in St.Paul's church Lakeside,NB. David was born on 2 Aug 1851 in Hampton NB CA.. He died on 17 Jul 1928 in Moncton.NB.CA.He was buried in 1928 in Elmwood Cemtery,Moncton.NB.CA..

They had the following children:

8 M iv. James Ernest MCMANUS was born about Feb 1876. He was christened on 10 Mar 1876 in Sussex Parish,Sussex,NB.CA.. He died on 5 May 1878. He was buried in Sep in Trinity Church Cem. Sussex NB.CA..

9 F v. Helen Wray MCMANUS was born on 26 Aug 1876. She was christened on 26 Aug 1876 in Sussex Parish,Sussex,NB.CA.. She died on 28 Aug 1876. She was buried officiating James H. Talbot in Trinity Church Cem.

Sussex NB.CA..

10 F vi. Helen Gretrude MCMANUS was born in Mar 1878. She was christened on 2 Jun 1878 in Sussex Parish,Sussex,NB.CA.. She died on 21 Aug 1878. She was buried in Sep in Trinity Church Cem. Sussex NB.CA..

+ 11 M vii. Cecil Warren MCMANUS was born on 6 Nov 1879. He died on 8 Mar 1958.

3. Mary BELL (Hester Wray) was born in 1838/1845. She died on 19 Nov 1869 in Springfield,NB.CA.. She was buried on 22 Nov 1869 in Fernhill Cem. Saint John,NB.CA..

Mary married Rev. George ROGERS son of William T. ROGERS and Unknown UNKNOWN on 20 Jul 1862 in St. Luke's Church,Woodstock,Carlton Co.NB.CA.. Rev. was born in 1830 in West Town, Somerset England, . He died in 1925 in Weston-super-Mare,Somersetshire, England. He was buried in England, apparently Somersetshire.

They had the following children:

12 F i. Mary Esther Medley ROGERS was born on 27 Nov 1863 in Springfield,Kings County,NB.CA. . She was christened on 26 Feb 1864 in Trinity Anglican Church,Springfield,NB. She died on 12 Jun 1888 in Evercreech,Bath, England. She was buried in England.

13 M ii. Aubrey George H. ROGERS was born in 1865 in Springfield,Kings County,NB.CA. . He died on 16 Jan 1888 in Saint John NB.CA.. He was buried in Fernhill Cem. Saint John,NB.CA..

+ 14 M iii. Heber Adolphus ROGERS was born on 15 Jun 1866.

15 F iv. Josephine Bell ROGERS was born in 1868 in Springfield,Kings County,NB.CA. . She was christened on 2 Jun 1868 in Trinity Anglican Church, Sussex NB.CA.. She died on 25 Jan 1885 in Evercreech,Bath, England.

+ 16 F v. Flora Townshend ROGERS was born on 5 Nov 1869. She died on 13 Nov 1925.

Third Generation

5. George Miles Rowe HILLCOAT (Hellen Gertrude BELL, Hester Wray) was born on 11 Jul 1855 in Keppoch,Lot #48,PEI.CA.. He was christened on 2 Nov 1855 in St. John's Anglican Church,Milton PEI.CA.. He died on 25 Nov 1896 in Amherst NS.CA.. He was buried L-24a in Christ Church Cemetery,Amherst,NS.CA..

George married Annie M. ROWE daughter of Samuel W. ROWE and Charlotte GALLAGHER on 16 Oct 1878 in Sussex Parish,Sussex,NB.CA.. Annie was born on 19 Sep 1862 in NB.CA.. She died on 1 Oct 1936 in Amherst NS.CA. 76yrs. She was buried in 0024 in Christ Church Cemetery,Amherst,NS.CA..

They had the following children:

17 M i. Charles Henry Brougham. HILLCOAT was born on 10 Jun 1879 in Sussex,NB.CA.. He died on 25 Jan 1927 in Sydney,NS.CA.. He was buried in Hardwood Hill Cem. Sydney,NS.CA..

Charles married Mary Emily Louise LECRAS daughter of Henry R. LECRAS , Jr. and unknown on 16 May 1905 in Sydney,NS.CA.. Mary was born on 4 Apr 1888. She died in 1959.

18 M ii. Frederick C. R. HILLCOAT was born on 15 Sep 1880 in NB.CA.. He

died on 17 May 1925 in Amherst,NS.CA..

Frederick married Florence Edna Unknown .

19 F iii. Helen Townshend HILLCOAT was born on 25 May 1883. She was christened on 15 Jul 1883. She died in 1963 in Tombstone, Arizona,USA. She was buried cremated ,Tucon,USA in Burial place unknown.

Helen married George GERKEN . George died in 1963. No Issue.

20 M iv. George Miles Rowe HILLCOAT Jr. was born on 29 Jul 1896 in Amherst,NS.CA.. He was christened on 9 Oct 1896. He died in 1963.

George married Margaret UNKNOWN after 1930. Margaret was born on 20 Feb 1903. She died in Dec 1968 in Des Moines, Polk,IA.USA.

6. Hedley Vicars HILLCOAT ,Vet. Sur. (Hellen Gertrude BELL, Hester Wray) was born on 23 Aug 1856 in Keppoch,Lot #48,PEI.CA.. He was christened on 22 Oct 1856 in St. John's Anglican Church,Milton PEI.CA.. He died aft.1920 & bef. 1936.

Hedley married Elizabeth MCARTHUR daughter of John MCARTHUR and Margaret QUIGLEY on 12 Dec 1877 in Sussex NB.CA.. Elizabeth was born on 21 May 1857 in Sussex, Kings County,NB.CA.. She died in 1936.

They had the following children:

21 F i. Helen Gretrude"Gertie" HILLCOAT was born on 24 Mar 1879 in PEI.CA..She was christened on 12 Sep 1879 in Springbrook,Queens Co.,PEI.CA..She died in Jul 1962 in New Glasglow,NS. She was buried in Jul 1962 in Brookside Cem., New Glasglow,NS.CA..

Helen married Dr. Charles Howard MACNUTT , MD son of Silas MACNUTT and Sarah UNKNOWN on 10 Apr 1907 in Cumberland County,NS.CA.. Dr. was born in 1874 in Springhill,NS.CA.. He died before 1962. He was buried in Brookside Cem. New Glasglow,NS.CA..

22 F ii. Annie "Anna" Rebecca HILLCOAT was born on 3 Sep 1880 in Darnley,PEI.CA.. She died on 18 Apr 1942 in NS.CA........no issue. She was buried on 20 Apr 1942 in either Amherst or Halifax NS.CA..

23 M iii. Louis Ernest HILLCOAT was born on 20 Apr 1882 in Sussex,NB.CA.. He was christened on 18 May 1882 in Sussex,NB.CA.. He died on 7/08 Sep 1939 in Amherst,NS.CA.. He was buried on 10 Sep 1939 in Christ Church Cemetery,Amherst,NS.CA..

Louis married Drucella MACARTHUR daughter of Robert Milford MACARTHUR and Grace STEEL in 1906. Drucella was born on 22 Feb 1881 in Chatham,NB.CA.. She died in 1960 in Amherst,NS.CA.. She was buried in Christ Church Cemetery,Amherst,NS.CA..

24 M iv. Hedley Vicars HILLCOAT Jr. was born on 2 Jan 1896 in Amherst,NS.CA..

7. Henry "Harry" Adolphus HILLCOAT (Hellen Gertrude BELL, Hester Wray) was born on 14 Oct 1857 in Keppoch,Lot #48,PEI.CA.. He was christened on 14 Jan 1858 in Richmond,PEI. He died on 23 Feb 1927 in Amherst NS.CA.. He was buried on 25 Feb 1927 in Christ Church Cemetery,lot 5D,Amherst NS.CA..

Henry married Maude BENT daughter of Edgar A. BENT and Emma Amelia MCNUTT on 25 Sep 1902 in New London, Conn. USA.. Maude was born on 11 Oct 1874 in Pugwash NS.CA.. She died on 14 Feb 1945 in Amherst,NS.CA.. She was buried cem. in Christ Church Cem.Amherst,NS.interred in the Spring..

11. Cecil Warren MCMANUS (Hellen Gertrude BELL, Hester Wray) was born on 6 Nov 1879 in Sussex,NB.CA.. He was christened on 7 Dec 1879 in Sussex Parish,Sussex,NB.CA.. He died on 8 Mar 1958 in Moncton,NB.CA.. He was buried on 12 Mar 1958 in Elmwood Cemtery,Moncton.NB.CA..

Cecil married Lucy Marion DONALD daughter of Robert C. DONALD on 3 Jul 1901 in Moncton, Westmorland County, NB.CA.. Lucy was born in 1876. She died in Sep 1958 in Moncton,NB.CA.. She was buried on 29 Sep 1958 in Elmwood Cemtery,Moncton.NB.CA..

14. Heber Adolphus ROGERS (Mary BELL, Hester Wray) was born on 15 Jun 1866 in Springfield,Kings County,NB.CA. . He was christened on 23 Jul 1866 in Trinity Anglican Church,Springfield,NB.

Heber married Elizabeth Maria PEARSON in Mar 1895 in Paddington, London, England. Elizabeth was born in 1867 in Luton,Beds. England.

They had the following children:

31 F i. Marjorie B. ROGERS was born about 1896 in London, England.

32 F ii. Gwendoline M. ROGERS was born in 1898 in London, England.

16. Flora Townshend ROGERS (Mary BELL, Hester Wray) was born on 5 Nov 1869 in Rectory,Springfield,Kings County,NB.CA. . She was christened on 28 Nov 1869 in Trinity Anglican Church,Springfield,NB. She died on 13 Nov 1925 in General Public Hos.Saint John,NB.CA. She was buried in Nov 1925 in Fernhill Cem. Saint John,NB.CA.

Flora married James Noble ROGERS son of James ROGERS and Harriet UNKNOWN on 26 Oct 1911 in Sunny Brae,Moncton,NB.CA.(home of David McManus). James was born on 7 Dec 1849 in Wrington, Somerset,England. He died on 4 Oct 1931. He was buried on 6 Oct 1931 in Fernhill Cem. Saint John,NB.CA..


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