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COAT OF ARMS BEAULY PRIORY NEW BRUNSWICK DESCENDANTS CAMP SECURITY 76TH REGIMENT DISCUSSION

CHRONOLOGY OF THE

EARLY BISSETTS

and

ALLIED FAMILIES

This work has been compiled by
Bev Barney


1771, April - William Bisset, son of Andrew Bissett and Anne, baptized at Eastwood Renfew, Scotland.

1772 - North American Census lists Thomas Fitzgerald of Philadelphia as an indentured servant.

1779, January 27 - The muster roll of His Majesty's 76th Regiment of Foot commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John McDonnell. Capt James Fraser's Company mustered at Inverness, Scotland on 27 Jan 1779. Andrew Bisset was listed as a Private. The muster covered the period 25 Jun 1778 to 24 Dec 1778 and was sworn before Duncan Grant JP at Forres on 2 Feb 1779.

1779, March 10 - Private William Bisset removed to Perth from Fort George where they had remained for twelve months. The 76th was reviewed in Perth by General Skene.

1779, March 17 - Private William Bisset marched to Burntisland with the 76th.

1779, August - Private William Bisset lands in New York with the 76th.

1779, between April and June - Patrick Weldon (reportedly from Lewes, Delaware) enlists in the 9th (later Captain Charles HastingÕs) Company of the Volunteers of Ireland while they were encamped around Philipsburg Manor in Westchester County, New York.

1779, August 25 - Patrick Weldon with the 9th Company Volunteers of Ireland.

1779, September 24 - Patrick Weldon with the 9th Company Volunteers of Ireland.

1780, February 24 - Corporal Thomas Fitzgerald with Capt. J. McMahonÕs Company Volunteers of Ireland in Regimental Hospital.

1780, February 24 - Patrick Weldon with Capt. HastingÕs Company Volunteers of Ireland.

1781, February 23 - Patrick Weldon with Capt. VallancyÕs Company Volunteers of Ireland.

1781, February 24/June 24 - Corporal Thomas Fitzgerald with Capt. J. McMahonÕs Company Volunteers of Ireland in Camden, South Carolina.

1781, February - Private William Bisset remained between New York and Staaten Island.

1781, March - Private William Bisset landed in Portsmouth, Virginia and joined the troops under Brigadier-General Arnold.

1781, May - Private William Bisset and the 76th formed a junction with the army under Lord Cornwallis.

1781, July 6 - The 76th and the 80th repulsed the attack of the Marquis de La Fayette.

1781 - Private Andrew Bissett lost his life in the battle of York Town while serving in His MajestyÕs 76th Regiment of Foot.

1781, October 24 - Patrick Weldon with Capt. KingÕs Company Volunteers of Ireland.

1781, October 25/December 24 - Corporal Thomas Fitzgerald with Volunteers of Ireland at Quarter House, South Carolina.

1782, April 24 - Patrick Weldon with Capt. KingÕs Company Volunteers of Ireland.

1783, January - Patrick Weldon and the Volunteers of Ireland transferred to Capt. BowenÕs Company of the Prince of Wales American Regiment serving in Charleston, SC.

1783, March - Patrick Weldon with Capt. BowenÕs Company of the Prince of Wales American Regiment.

1783, June - Patrick Weldon with Capt. BowenÕs Company of the Prince of Wales American Regiment.

1783, August - Patrick Weldon with Capt. BowenÕs Company of the Prince of Wales American Regiment.

1783, May 18 - Thomas Fitzgerald. Family at New York, Family on Arrival and Family May, 1784 all show one adult male, one adult female and one child over 10 when they arrive with the Spring Fleet in Saint John.

1783, November 13 - Thomas Fitzgerald of Philadelphia, a carter, was residing in Shelburne , NS after the peace; estimated his loss at 120 pounds Pennsylvania.

1784 - Patrick Weldon arrives in Saint John with Loyalist status. Granted lot 31 Parrtown.

1784 - Thomas Fitzgerald et al, T-lots Shelburne, book 13 old, page 111.

1784 - Thomas Fitzgerald removed from Shelburne, NS.

1784/1790 - James Weldon born to Patrick Weldon and unknown Whelpley in New Brunswick.

1785 - Patrick Weldon petition for one half of lot 20 at Chapel Grove. Earlier he had purchased the other half of lot 20 from Sickells.

1786 - Patrick Welldon receives a grant of 200 acres, lot 20, North Channel, Kingston Parish, Kings County.

1786 - Thomas Fitzgerald with Cornelius Dalley and 56 others partition for 10,200 acres on north Grand Lake No. 46.

1786, June 3 - Thomas Fitzgerald was granted 200A., lot 14 at Avon, Canning Parish, Queens Co. Grand Lake.

1787 - Elizabeth Weldon born Chapel Grove, Kingston, Kings Co., lot 20 to Patrick Weldon and unknown Whelpley.

1787, August 30 - William Bisset petitions for land (Lot 28 Grand Lake East). Petition states he was 20 years old last April.

1790 - USA Census shows Patrick Weldon living at South Jaunita River, PA.

1790 - USA Census shows Thomas Fitzgerald living in Philadelphia, PA.

1790/1805 - James Weldon being raised by Jonathan Sherwood, Westfield Parish, Kings Co. In Jonathan SherwoodÕs will dated May 24, 1805; James Weldon is left the farm in Westfield purchased from William Perry and Ab. Frost which James Weldon now lives on.

1790/1804 - Elizabeth Weldon being raised by Anne Bisset Fitzgerald.

1792, July 2 - Isaac Bell Sr. And his wife Susannah, Fitch Rogers and his wife Hannah and Isaac Bell Jr, all of Saint John, to Thomas Fitzgerald, 700 acres at Cumberland Point, Waterborough, Queens County. Purchase price: 15 Pounds Sterling.

1793, March 6 - Thomas Fitzgerald and wife Anne to William Bissett, * of a farm (350 acres) at Cumberland Point in Queens County. The deed refers to lot 28 as formerly granted to John Parent.

1796 - Petitions of Arthur Branscomb, per William Bissett, Waterborough Parish, Queens County.

1796 - Arthur Branscombe applies for title of land on behalf of several people including William Bisset for lot 28 Grand Lake. Lot has been improved.

1797 - Thomas Fitzgerald and Twaddle have a Supreme Court case for money owing.

1798 - Thomas Fitzgerald and Sutherland have a Supreme Court case for money owning.

1799, September 10 - William Fitzgerald and William Bisset are listed as members of the Queens County Militia.

1799 - Deed amd mortgage from Thomas and Ann Fitzgerald to Bradford Gilbert and Thomas Hanford, 700 acres at Cumberland Point.

1799 - Deed from Thomas and Anne Fitzgerald to John Davis, 200 acres at Grand Lake, lot 14.

1804, March 19 - William Bissett and Elizabeth Weldon are married at Bissett Point, Waterborough Parish, Queens County.

1805 - William Bissett and ElizabethÕs first child born at Bissett Point. A son named Thomas.

1805, June 25 - James Weldon is in possession of lots 0 and 1 at Sand Point, Kingston Peninsula, Kings County inherited from Jonathan Sherwood.

1807 - James and Jane Welldon of Westfield to Thomas Fowler, 200 acres total being two half lots 14 and 15 at Carters Point, Kingston Peninsula in Westfield Parish of Kings County. Formerly granted to Arnold, Brown, Barlow and Flewelling.

1808 - William and Elizabeth Bissett of Waterbury, Queens County to Robert Cox, 350 acres at Cumberland Point in Waterborough Parish.

1808, February 28 - William Harding Bissett born at Bissett Point, Waterbury Parish, Queens County to William and Elizabeth Bissett.

1809 - Thomas Fitzgerald a private in Captain BrownÕs Saint John Militia.

1810 - William Bissett receives a grant of 190 acres, lot 28, Waterborough Parish, Queens County.

1810/1850 - William Bisset reportedly goes to sea and becomes a Captain in the Coasting Service between New York, Boston and the Maritime Provinces.

1811 - Thomas Fitzgerald a private in Captain MillidgeÕs Saint John Militia.

1812 - Anne Bissett born to William and Elizabeth Bissett.

1812, September 23 - William and Elizabeth Bissett of Waterbury, Queens County to Andrew Barton and Henry McDonald; 350 acres at Cumberland point in Waterborough Parish, inclusive of lot 28, 190 acres.

1812, September 28 - James and Jane Weldon of Westfiled Parish, Kingston Peninsula to William Bissett; 200 acres total at Carter Point, two half lots, 14 and 15, formerly granted to Arnold, Brown, Barlow and Flewelling.

1812, November 9 - James and Jane Wheldon of Westfield to Edmund Stone; 350 acres near Sand Point, Kingston Peninsula in Westfield Parish in Kings County. Formerly granted to Perry and Frost.

1813, August 7 - William Bisset witnessed the will of Daniel Fowler, Westfield, Kings Co. along with Thomas Fowler and Mary Gorom.

1813, September 24 - William Bisset and William Harding value the estate of Daniel Fowler, Westfield, Kings Co. Estate valued at 821 pounds.

1814 - James and Jane Weldon of Greenwich Parish, Kings County to Jacob Belyea; 200 acres, lot 8, at Purdy Point and formerly granted to Sarah Lester.

1816 - James Weldon petition for land in common with other, Kings County.

1816 - Andrew Bissett born to William and Elizabeth Bissett at Carter Point, Kingston Peninsula, Kings County.

1817 - James Welldon receives a grant of lot 9 and half of lot 10, total 300 acres, near McBeth Lake, Greenwich Parish, Kings County.

1819 - Harriette Bissett born to William and Elizabeth Bissett at Carter Point, Kingston Peninsula, Kings County.

1820? - William Harding Bissett goes to sea with his father, William Bissett.

1823 - James and Jane Weldon of Greenwich Parish, Kings County to Moses Kimball; 200 acres, lot 9, James identified as occupying the balance of 100 acres of lot 10.

1827, March 10 - Charles Bissett born to William and Elizabeth Bissett at Carter Point or Chapel Grove, Kingston Peninsula, Kings County.

1832 - William and Elizabeth Bissett of Kings County to Thomas Bissett; 200 acres, lot 20 on the Kennabecasis (Saint John) River, formerly granted to Patrick Weldon, January 27, 1786. Location also known as Chapel Grove, Whitehead and North Channel.

1835 - William and Elizabeth Bissett of Westfield Parish, Kings County, to John McKeel of Greenwich Parish; 200 acres total, the two half lots 14 and 15, Carter Point.

1836 - Anne Bissett (daughter of William and Elizabeth) witnesses marriage of William Williams and Elizabeth Weldon at Greenwich, NB.

1837 - Benjamin Bissett II born to William and Elizabeth Bissett, Chapel Grove, Kingston Peninsular, Kings County.

1837/1851 - William Bissett dies at Chapel Grove, Kings County. Elizabeth listed as widow in the 1851 census.

1838 - Capt. William Harding Bissett married Mary Smith and lives in Dorchester, NB when not at sea.

1841 - Anne Bissett (daughter of William and Elizabeth) witness marriage of Morris Flewelling and Jane Maria Weldon at Greenwich, NB.

1842, April 25 - James Weldon senior dies at Greenwich Parish, Kings County. His wife is still living.

1842 - Anne Bissett (daughter of William and Elizabeth) witnesses the marriage of William Weldon and Mary Flewelling at Greenwich, NB.

1842 - James Weldon junior and his wife Mary Maria of Greenwich Parish to Henry Lawson; 100 acres of land formerly granted to Isaac Haviland and later bequeathed to James junior by James Weldon, his father, in a Will dated April 23, 1842.

1842 - Andrew Bissett marries Sarah Marie James in Saint John and lives there when not at sea.

1849 - Anne Bissett marries William Beyea in Saint John.

1860 - James and Maria Weldon of Westfield Parish, Kings County to William B. McKeel of Greenwich Parish; 100 acres of land bequeathed to James Weldon by his father, James Weldon senior in a Will dated April 23, 1842.

1868, October 20 - Elizabeth Weldon Bissett dies at Chapel Grove, Kingston Parish, Kings County.


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