Robert BERRY

Male Abt 1767 - 1845


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  • Name  Robert BERRY 
    Born  Abt 1767  Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Mar 1845  Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At Truro on the 23d, Mr. Robert Berry, in the 89th year of his age, an old and respectable inhabitant. Acadian Recorder, 29 March 1845.
      (not sure if the age was printed wrong or if I have the birthday wrong).
    Person ID  I989  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2016 

    Father  Robert BERRY,   b. Abt 1734, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1781, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F311  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah MCGOWAN,   b. Abt 1764,   d. 20 Mar 1827, Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1790  Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert BERRY,   b. Abt 1790, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F485  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • - At Cumberland, 19th August, 1786, Robert and his brothers were put under the guardianship of a John Stuart Jr. of Amherst 5 years after their father died.

      - This same John Stuart later purchased land from Robert's older brother Thomas, April 20, 1790, signed by Thomas and Mary Berry, and William and Nancy Hall (Robert's mother)

      - Robert Berry is listed in the poll tax for 1791.

      - Land Petition in 1795:
      "Petitioners are residents of Amherst, but need more land to support their families and discovered intervale land at Black River to which they request grants of 500 acres each. John Dickie. Robert Barry. Hezekah Seaman. Stephen Seaman. "His excellency desires this may be laid before him when His Majesty's pleasure is made known in regard to making further grants of land, and that in the mean time the petitioners be recommended by magistrates and to sign their petition." C.M. Memorial."

      "In the year 1814 one Robert Berry sold at auction at Amherst Point several ten-acre lots of marsh, growing chiefly broadleaf grass. Richard and Thomas S. each purchased a lot for which the latter paid 15 pounds 1/6d per acre. " From a book entitled "Historical Record of the Posterity of William Black: Who Settled in this Country in the Year Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-five, Also a Sketch of 23 English Families and Some Early Settlers from New England, who Settled at the Head of the Bay of Fundy about the Same Time"

      Robert is listed in the 1827 Cumberland Census