Robert BERRY

Male Abt 1734 - 1781


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  • Name  Robert BERRY 
    Born  Abt 1734  Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1770  Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  21 May 1781  Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will 26-Jan-1780
      Settlement of estate was Sep 8, 1781.
      Buried in Old Burying Ground, West Amherst. Headstone reads 'Here lyeth the body of Robert Berry who departed this life May the 21 in the year of our Lord 1781 in the 47th year of his age.'

      Estate of Robert Berry,  Nancy Berry is the widow, an account was given to
      the court of probate 14 Oct 1782 regarding debts owed by the estate.
      There was a son, Robert who was "now of age his separate share dated 14 May, 1789."
      "William Berry now of age 9 May 1791."

      Know all men by these presented that we John Stuart, Jr., Thomas Berry and
      Hugh Logan all of cumberland County are held and firmly bound to Edward
      Barron, Esq. Surrogate judge of his majesty's Court of Will and Probates the full sum of 100 pounds dated 19 Aug 1786.
      Whereas letters of guardianship bearing the date herewith of Robert Berry,
      William Berry and Andrew Berry, minors hath been granted to John Stuart, Jr
      of Amherst and whereas the said Robert Berry, William Berry and Andrew Berry are entitled to sundry effects the property of Robert Berry their late
      father, deceased which they are unable to manage by reason of their minority but has committed the care of them to the custody of said John Stuart, ect.
      Signed John Stuart Jr, Thomas Berry and Hugh Logan dated 19 Aug 1786.
    Person ID  I982  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  15 Nov 2016 

    Family  Nancy,   b. 1736, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1798, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1760  Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas BERRY,   b. Abt 1760, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1815, Two Islands, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Margaret BERRY,   b. 1761, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1794, Portaupique, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jenny BERRY,   b. Abt 1765, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Nancy BERRY,   b. Abt 1766, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1793
     5. Elizabeth BERRY,   b. Abt 1768, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Robert BERRY,   b. Abt 1767, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1845, Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Catharine BERRY,   b. Abt 1771, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. William BERRY,   b. 9 May 1770, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Andrew BERRY,   b. Abt 1772, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F311  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Headstones
    Berry, Robert
    Berry, Robert
    Here lyeth the body of Robert Berry who departed this life May the 21 in the year of our Lord 1781 in the 47th year of his age.'

  • Notes 
    • In a timeline of events in Nova Scotia, it states that in 1761 'The ship Hopeful brings 200-300 Irish to Halifax.' I believe that is a typo and should be 'Hopewell' as per the following advertisement:

      "For HALIFAX in NOVA SCOTIA, The good Ship Hopewell, burthen 250 tons, James Caldwell, master, a prime sailer, well victualled and manned is now ready to receive passengers on board, and will certainly sail the first fair wind after the 3rd of August next; it is therefore requested of all who incline to proceed thither, that they may punctually appear here at or before the said 3rd of August, when they shall be immediately received on board. Application for passage to be made to Col. McNutt,who takes his passage in said vessel, or to Messrs. Vance and Caldwell, merchants. Dated at Londonderry, 24th July, 1761. N.B. The above ship has been hitherto very successful, is noted for making short passages, and the Captain has been long experienced in the passenger trade; and as there is a great number of passenger offers, there will likewise be another vessel who will sail at said time."

      The earliest authentic record of the Nova Scotia Berrys is found in the archives at Halifax in the crown lands office, which states that in the grant of Amherst Township dated Oct. 31st, 1765 is included the name of Robert Berry, who came from the north of Ireland with his wife Nancy and three children. They settled on their grant in Amherst, where the rest of the children were born.
      1770 census:
      Men 1
      Boys 2
      Women 1
      Girls 4
      Total 8
      Protestant 8
      American 3
      Irish 5

      The Saunders grant, signed by Governor Montague Wilmot, was registered on the 9th of July, 1772, the grantees names were as follows: John Saunders, Joseph Coghran, Thomas Coghran, John Stuart, David Forrest, Matthew Crawford, Thomas Jnee, James Henry John Grace, John Croghan, Matthew Dickey, Patrick Porter, James Law, John Clark, John Campbell, Francis Campbell, John Vance, Richard Webber, Nicholas Head, Robert Berry, Matthew Sharpe, Robert McGowan, Samuel Creelman, Robert Martin, William Martin, Jael Smith, William Zelory Tufts, Nathaniel Reynolds, James Roberts, George McNutt, John Simpson, Jonathan Davidson, James Fulton, Elishah Freeman, Francis Freeman, Francis Sheen, Alex. Huston, Ebenezer Fitch, Simon Fitch, Mark Patton, Jr., James Coghran, William Nesbit, a Ministers Lot, a Glebe lot, a share or lot for schoolmaster. Each share contained 500 acres. The Saunders grant did not cover the lots along Victoria street, but occupied the ridge towards the Nappan River. A grant was made to Peter Campbell, et al, of 5,500 acres on 11th January, 1768. His co-grantees were Elisha Blackman, Jonathan Baker, Samuel Baker, Antrobus Shaw, John Star, and William Freeman.
      This grant was in Amherst,Nova Scotia.

      Estate of Robert Berry   Nancy Berry is the widow, an account was given to
      the court of probate 14 Oct 1782 regarding debts owed by the estate. There
      was a son, Robert who was "now of age his separate share dated 14 May1789.
      William Berry now of age 9 May 1791.
      Know all men by these presented that we John Stuart, Jr., Thomas Berry and
      Hugh Logan all of cumberland County are held and firmly bound to Edward
      Barron, Esq. Surrogate judge of his majesty
      s Court of Will and Probates the full sum of 100 pounds dated 19 Aug 1786.
      Whereas letters of guardianship bearing the date herewith of Robert Berry,
      William Berry and Andrew Berry, minors hath been granted to John Stuart, Jr
      of Amherst and whereas the said Robert Berry, William Berry and Andrew Berry
      are entitled to sundry effects the property of Robert Berry their late
      father, deceased which they are unable to manage by reason of their minority
      but has committed the care of them to the custody of said John Stuart, ect.
      Signed John Stuard Jr, Thomas Berry and Hugh Logan dated 19 Aug 1786.