Burpee was a surname of a pre-Loyalist family in Maugerville, in what is now Sunbury Co., NB. It became popular as a given name as well. Cyrus A. (or A. Cyrus) Burpee was a neighbour of the Kitchen’s in Burton Parish. I suspect that he was Alfred C. Burpee (ca. 1839), s/o Moses C. and Margaret (Barker) Burpee in 1851.
The following is a summary of some easy-to-find information on the Internet and likely more could be found with some searching in archival material on microfilm.
Thomas Kitchen appears to have been a Loyalist, petitioning in Kings Co., NB in 1785 and receiving 200 acres in Belleisle Bay (Kingston Parish?, Kings Co., NB) 26SEP1786. However, most later petitions (William Kitchen in 1802, for example) were in York Co. except one by Henry Kitchen in Sunbury Co. in 1810 and William Kitchen in Sunbury Co. in 1821. When Henry Kitchen d. Washademoak, Queens Co., Nb ca. 1810, administrators of his estate were Henry Kitchen and William Kitchen. William was granted 500 acres in Fredericton Parish 14FEB1810, but the names of the other grantees (i.e., Nathaniel Tapley) suggest New Maryland Parish when settled by a combined group of interrelated Loyalists and pre-Loyalists from Sunbury Co. For example, John Nason and his sons suggest the grant was in Nasonworth, New Maryland Parish. New Maryland Parish did not exist until 1850, but was at least mostly set off from Kingsclear Parish. William was granted 200 acres in Prince William Parish 19MAR1836, and he is actually the most likely candidate as George Kitchen’s father or grandfather. A William was b. ca. 1805-9, d. Prince William Parish 8JAN1885, and is buried in Prince William Parish. So there appears to have been at least one, older generation. Perhaps the elder William was William Kitchen b. ca. 1783, d. Douglas Parish, York Co., NB DEC1848. His widow, in 1851, was Elizabeth Kitchen b. ca. 1787, living in Douglas Parish with her sons and their families. None was named George.
The above is mostly conjecture as a suggestion for further research.
GEORGE KITCHEN b. Prince William Parish, York Co., NB ca. 1835, d. Burton Parish, Sunbury Co., NB 14FEB1892 age 57 years, m. Fredericton, York Co., NB 24JUL1855 ANNE (ANNIE) MARGARET GORDON (b. 12MAR1835 (ca. 1835)), d/o James and Isabella Gordon.
I do not find George Kitchen in NB in 1851. If he actually lived in Prince William Parish, York Co., NB, that census is missing for that parish in 1851. The death record for his son, Jacob, states that George was b. in Kitchen Settlement, York Co., NB. According to the PANB web site, this was in Prince William Parish but started in 1866 by six families, including this of James, John and William Kitchen. The place was abandoned by the early 1900s. William Kitchen is likely the same noted below and does not appear to have been George’s father as he seems to have another son, also George. Rebecca (Kitchen) Wood’s death record states that George was born in Kingsclear Parish, York Co., NB. This is possible as, in 1861 for example, there were a number of Kitchen’s in that parish. In 1851, in Kingsclear Parish, there was only the family of Joseph (22) and Jane (28) Kitchen. Rebecca’s death record also states that her mother’s maiden name was Gordon and that ‘unknown’ Gordon was born in Burton Parish. Annie Gordon is in Burton Parish in 1851 with her parents and siblings.
A George Kitchen petitioned for land in York Co., NB in 1861. George H. Kitchen petitioned in York Co., NB in 1838.
In 1867, John Kitchen of Prince William Parish has a wife, Sarah Hoyt. In the 1867 birth record of their daughter, Carrie, both parents are said to have been born in Prince William Parish. In 1861, in Prince William Parish, John was b. ca. 1825 and Sarah was b. ca. 1830. Nearby were the families of Samuel Kitchen (ca. 1822) and James Kitchen (ca. 1816). I feel the Kitchens were in the area well before 1866. There were also Henry (ca. 1803) and Hannah (ca. 1810) Kitchen. What is interesting about them is that Henry was b. in Maugerville and Hannah was b. in Burton Parish, both in Sunbury Co.
Possibly he was George Kitchen b. ca. 1832 in Prince William Parish in 1861, with a wife, Nancy (26), and with children Moses (5) and Willard (1). This George appears to be a different George and, living next to William (ca. 1805) and Mary (ca. 1809) Kitchen was likely their son. A George Kitchen m. Prince William Parish 30JUN1853 Agnes Kelly. I think Agnes may have been the Nancy in 1861.
The George Kitchen sought for here was in Burton Parish as George (26) and Ann (26) ‘Kichen’. Children were Rebecca (5), ‘Laura? B.? (3) and Azuba (6). Presumably Azuba was age 6-months and not 6-years.
In Burton Parish, Sunbury Co., In 1871 were George (36) and Margaret (36) Kitchen. there children were Rebecca (15), Leora A. (13), Azubah (10), Cyrus B. (8), Jacob G. (5) and George O. (2).
In Burton Parish, in 1881, George (47) and Annie (47) had Rebecca (25), Leora (22) ‘Syrus’ (18), Jacob (15), Oscar (12), Walter (9) and Edgar (6). Also with them was Isabell Kirkpatrick (b. Ireland ca. 1797).
In Burton Parish, in 1891, George (56) and Annie M. (56) Kitchen had Jacob G. (24), Beckie P. (32), Oscar G. (21), Walter A. (19) and Edgar P. (16). Also with them were Parker J. Fisher (9) and Ethel Stilwell (9). Annie’s father was b. NB and her mother was b. Ireland. This suggests that Isabell Kirkpatrick b. Ireland ca. 1797 in 1881 was her mother.
I think George, Sr. was the George Kitchen b. Prince William Parish, York Co., NB ca. 1835, d. Burton Parish, Sunbury Co., NB 14FEB1892 age 57 years. In Fredericton, George Kitchen m. 24JUL1855 Anne Gordon. Both were of Burton Parish.
1. REBECCA J. KITCHEN b. 15MAY1856 (ca. 1856-71), d. Victoria Public hospital, Fredericton, York Co., NB 20MAR1932 age 75 years, 10 months and 5 days, m. 1st Pine Grove Methodist Church, Sunbury Co., NB 13DEC1893 Capt. JOHN A. SCOTT (b. Gagetown, Queens Co., NB ca. 1859-60, d. Sunbury Co., NB 6APR1904 age 45 years), s/o Edward and Rebecca Scott; m. 2nd at her home, Oromocto, Sunbury Co., NB 1FEB1914 ANDREW WOOD (b. French Lake, Sunbury Co., NB ca. 1866-71; probably m. 1st Maggie Bunker), s/o George A. and Abigail Jane (Smith) Wood.
Capt. John A. Scott commanded a steam boat on the River Saint John, etc. He may have married before in 1887 to Annie M. Thompson. A John A. Scott also m. 1892 Delilah Hughes.
George Wood was probably the son of John Wood. See:https://johnwood1946.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/john-wood-of-f...https://johnwood1946.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/the-wood-cemet...
There is, near French Lake, a place, Woodside, were George Wood was the first postmaster.
In Burton Parish, in 1921, Andrew (50) and Rebecca (50) Wood were likely given fictitious ages by the enumerator.
2. ANNIE LEORA (LEORA A.) KITCHEN b. ca. 1858, m. Baptist parsonage, Portland Parish, Saint John Co., NB 15AUG1881 JAMES EDWARD FISHER (b. 25APR1854, d. 11SEP1928; m. 2nd Saint John 30SEP1890 Catherine (Cassie) Lynch (b. 14JAN1861)), s/o William and Mary Elizabeth (Swain) Fisher.
21. JAMES PARKER FISHER b. 25NOV1883.
With his maternal grandparents in 1891.
3. AZUBAH KITCHEN b. ca. 1861.
4. CYRUS BURPEE KITCHEN b. ca. 1863, d. Swan Creek, Sunbury Co., NB 14JAN1899, m. York Co., NB 31JAN1888 MARTHA JANE (JENNIE) McADAM (b. 28JAN1859, d. Montreal, Quebec 1939).
When married, Cyrus was ‘Syrus’ B. Kitchen and Martha Jane was from Saint John.
In 1938, Martha lived in Verdun, Quebec and had the family Bible. Cyrus was likely named for Cyrus A. Burpee (b. 26DEC1839).
Both Wilbur and Ellwood gave Jane Kitchen of Fredericton as their next-of-kin when they joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in WWI. This was Wilbur’s mother. Both worked as boot and shoemakers, possibly for the Hartt Shoe and Boot Company.
In 1901, Jennie Kitchen was a widow, living in St. Anne’s Ward, Fredericton with her sons. Cyrus Clinton was not there but there was a Sylvester K. Kitchen.
Mrs. Cyrus Kitchen, and her son, Ellwood, were in Fredericton in 1911.
41. ORA ELLWOOD KITCHEN b. 10JUN1888 (10JUN1890 in 1901).
42. WILBUR GORDON KITCHEN b. Upper Gagetown, Queens Co., NB 8MAR1890 (8MAR1891 in 1901).
43. CYRUS CLINTON KITCHEN b. ca. 1891.
44. SYLVESTER K. KITCHEN b. ca. 1892 (18OCT1892 in 1901).
45. GEORGE ARTHUR KITCHEN b. Burton Parish, Sunbury Co., NB 14AUG1892 or 14AUG1893 (ca. 1893, 14AUG1893 in 1901).
In Upper Gagetown, in late July 1896, George went with his siblings raspberry picking and was lost. he apparently survived the ordeal, and join the CEF in WWI in 1918, giving his next-of-kin as his mother, Jane Kitchen, of Queen St., Fredericton. He first volunteered in Fredericton 5APR1915, thought better of being a soldier and was apprehended 22JUN1918. He lived in Regina, Saskatchewan at the time and was inducted 24JUN1918. In 1915 he gave his birth-date as 1892 and in 1918 as 1893. He seems to have volunteered again in Kings Co., NB 14JUL1915, probably in Sussex. In that case he was also b. 1892. He also appears to have acquired the tattoo of a woman’s head on his left arm between April and July 1915.
5. JACOB GORDON KITCHEN b. Kitchen Settlement, York Co., NB 17AUG1865 (ca. 1866), d. Harvey, Manners-Sutton Parish, York Co., NB 21DEC1956 (1958 on headstone) age 91 years, 4 months 4 days, buried Burton Courthouse Cemetery, Sunbury Co., NB, m. MAUDE E. ESTABROOKS (b. 16AUG1872, d. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 23FEB1928), d/o William and Phoebe (Akerley) Estabrooks.
6. GEORGE OSCAR (R. or O.?, OSCAR G.) KITCHEN b. 29DEC1867 (ca. 1869), m. Saint John Co., NB 28AUG1893 MAGGIE J. LINDSAY/EMERY (b. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 23MAR1867 (ca. 1866)), d/o Andrew and Isabella (Belle) Lindsay.
7. WALTER A. KITCHEN b. ca. 1871-2, m. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 27OCT1897 ANNIE S. BROWN (b. 3FEB1878 (1879)), d/o Hazen B. and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Brown.
8. EDGAR P. KITCHEN b. ca. 1875.