James CONSTANTINE

Male 1758 - 1829


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  • Name  James CONSTANTINE 
    Born  27 Aug 1758  Grinton, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Dec 1829  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • buried St.James Anglican Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.S.
      Headstone says 'from Leeds Yorkshire'.
      Note: Even if James was born in Grinton, it could very well have been common to name the nearest large city when saying where someone was from. Or James could have moved to Leeds as a young man to obtain work or join the British military.
    Person ID  I47  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  13 Nov 2018 

    Father  James CONSTANTINE,   b. 17 Mar 1715, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1793, Reeth, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth TAYLOR,   b. 4 Feb 1721, Hawes, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1783, Reeth, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Sep 1744  Aysgarth, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3590  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth MOSHER,   b. 1772, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1852, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1790  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pharez J. CONSTANTINE,   b. 1790, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841
     2. Catherine CONSTANTINE,   b. 20 Jan 1793, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1875, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James CONSTANTINE,   b. 1794,   d. 14 Aug 1864
     4. Rhoda CONSTANTINE,   b. Abt 1797, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth CONSTANTINE,   b. Abt 1801, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William Stewart CONSTANTINE,   b. 11 Sep 1810, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    Headstones
    Constantine, James
    Constantine, James
    James Constantine from Leeds, Yorkshire England

  • Notes 
    • James was licensed to teach school under the Act of 1811;
      -listed in the 1817 census as head of a household of six (1 English and 5 NS).
      Children: Catherine b. 20 Jan. 1793; James b.ca. 1794; Pharez J.;
      William; Elizabeth; Rhoda.

      There was a James Constantine, son of James Constantine in Grinton, North Yorkshire (only a few miles from Marske) baptized 27 Aug 1758 (Source is the registers of the parish church of Grinton in Swaledale, Co. York).
      This would add further weight to the likelihood that Simon Ward and James Constantine b. abt 1757 knew each other before coming to Nova Scotia.
      If this is the correct James Constantine, then his father, James (of Reeth), died 2 Jan 1793. His parents may be the James Constantine and Elizabeth Taylor 'of Thoralby' who married at Aysgarth 5 Sep 1744. They had a son William 06 Mar 1747, Aysgarth, then in Grinton, James 1758, Thomas 26 Apr 1761, Pegge 23 Sep 1764. There are large gaps between these births though, so not sure what happened there!

      In Hawes, just in the adjoining Dale to the south of Marske (18 miles) there is a James Constantine baptized 30 Jan 1757, son of John Constantine of Burterset. (however further digging revealed this James died in 1769 - says son of John of Burterset)

      Also, from same source is this entry for 1774 (before James Constantine would have left England):
      Mannuel Barker, par. of Watlass, & Eliz Constantine, par. of Grinton, by banns, 25 Nov., by Richard Home, rect of Marske. Wit: James Constantine, Eliz Merrall

      There may have been other Constantine families in the immediate vicinity. In Hawes, we find in the church accounting records:
      1734 To James Constantine for a Bellroap - 1/2d

      There was also a James Constantine, son of James Constantine baptized April 23, 1753, Leeds, Call Lane Chapel (Arian Independent)
      Although this one is a little early to be the right James. But his headstone did say he was 'from Leeds, Yorkshire'. However this doesn't necessarily mean he was born there.

      There was a Constantine (no first name given) enlisted on the British Royal Navy Ship 'Royal Oak', mustered 1780. This ship was in the 'Battle of the Chesapeake' during the War of Independance. Could be a connection to Simon Ward who enlisted the year before on the ship 'Daphne', also used during the war of independence.