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Curley and Duffy in Chipman Parish

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Re: Curley and Duffy in Chipman Parish

Posted: 1171109971000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1540744173000
Surnames: Curley, Day, Huestis
Here is what I have on Patrick, who arrived in 1846. It's a bit dated, but accurate none-the-less. I am descended from William John and Phoebe Ann Day.

Patrick Curly, born in Ireland c. 1801, emigrated to Canada in 1846 at the height of the great Potato famine with his wife, Mary Allison, and 5 infant children (ref: Francis Leeson, “Records of Irish Emigrants to Canada in Sussex Archives, 1839-1847”, The Irish Ancestor, 6:1 (1974), p. 39). She was born c. 1811, and died between 1871 and 1881. In 1858, Curly petitioned for, and recieved a grant of 100 acres in the Parish of Chipman, Queens County where he operated a small farm (ref: Patrick Curly to Lt.-Gov. Manners-Sutton, 1858: PANB, RS 108, Provincial Land Petitions, 2072-1858).
Expanded to 200 acres, according to the 1861 Dominion census, only twenty acres of this property was improved (ref: Dominion Census of Canada, 1861, Chipman Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Schedule III, 67). Located in the furtile belt of the Saint John River valley, however, it was valued at over sixteen hundred dollars. At 550 bushels, potatoes were by far the largest crop grown on the Curley farm, and took up a full 10 acres of land. This compared to approximately 300 bushels of oats, 20 of buckwheat, and 4 bushels of turnips.
Ten acres of the farm were used to grow the 15 tons or so of hay needed to sustain Curley’s modest herd of animals. Besides the three horses that would have been used for labour, he had on hand at that time 4 cattle and 6 cows (which produced 350 pounds of butter annually), 20 sheep (which produced 50 pounds of wool), and 6 swine. The latter were raised mainly for consumption, as Curley claims to have slaughtered 1800 pounds alone during the previous year.

Issue: 1. Ellenor 1836
2. Barnard 1838
3. Owen 1836
4. Patrick “Patsey”, Jr. 1841
5. Mariah 1842
6. Margaret 1849
7. William John 30 May 1851

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