Thomas Mowatt (1809-1892)

Entry found in Daniel F. Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics pertaining to Thomas Mowatt.  Thanks to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick for making this database available on-line!

Volume 85 Number 1168 
Date December 21 1892
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Daily Sun

Harvey (York Co.) Dec. 18 – Thomas MOWATT, who died at Harvey 13th inst., was born in the village of Ford in the North of England on May 4th, 1809 and thus in the 84th year of his age. Before emigrating to New Brunswick he was in charge of a grist mill. He joined a colony of emigrants who sailed from Berwick-on-Tweed in the “Cornelius” in May 1837 and landed in St. John in July and was located at Harvey at that time an unbroken forest. He had charge of a grist mill at Woodstock for two years, but after that he joined the pioneers at Harvey and shared with them their struggles. The 13th saw the last remains of Wm PATTERSON, sr., aged 81, laid in his last resting place. Mr. MOWATT and Mr. Patterson were fellow emigrants and lived as neighbors. Mr. MOWATT was the father of Rev. A.J. MOWATT, late of Fredericton, now stationed at Montreal.
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