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    Johnville, New Brunswick

John Sweeney, Bishop of Saint John, obtained a tract of land in northern Carleton County in the spring of 1860. Almost exclusively, the men and women who responded to Sweeny's call for settlers were Irish immigrants, or their children. Many were from Saint John, but others came from Maine, Massachusetts, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Ontario.


The land was free to any man over 18 who didn't already own a plot. Certain conditions prevailed: The petitioner had to live on the land for a year, clear at least five acres in that time, plant at least three acres and erect a log or frame dwelling no smaller than 16 by 20 feet. He was also required to do road work to the value of $60, at his convenience, within four years. Those terms having been met, the land was his, free and clear.


The settlement was named Johnville, in honour of the bishop who dreamed of it, long before it became a reality

johnville4.jpg (88997 bytes) Dedicated to the memory of the Rt. Rev. John Sweeny

Source: Ruby M Cusack - Settlers of Johnville, New Brunswick

Written by John Carbonneau

"My great Grandfather Michael Hurley and his wife Bridget English Hurley migrated 
from Peterborough Ontario to Johnville, NB.  My Grandfather Timothy and his wife Emma Hurley
went there along with brothers and sisters.  He moved to New Hampshire and died in Gorham Nolt, 1921.

Sister Nolaseo Boyd was a good friend of our family and we kept in close touch with her in Portland 
until her death. Jim Keenan was also a cousin of ours.


Canada West Census 1861:
2 horses, 2 cows, 9 pigs
quality of land attached to tenent - 50
Capital invested in Real and Personal Estate - 483
Average no. of hands employed - 5M 2F
Average per mo. male labor - 13, female 9
value of livestock in dollars 233


Denis left him 2 acres of land.

Nov 26, 1879 - Michael and Bridget quit their claim to two
acres of land granted to Denis - 2 acres of S.W. 1/4 of W
1/2 #30.00.

- Will made Nov 27, 1850

Scrapbook:

THE TOMB

“On Nov. 12, 1888 at Muniac N.B. Richard Hurley, aged 46 yrs.”

News item - “Under the heading of the Tomb appears a notice of the demise of an old friend 
and former resident of this village, Mr. R. Hurley of Muniac, N.B.  Mr. Hurley while here 
was in delicate health and life was but prolonged by a removal to the bracing climate of New Brunswick.“ 
 (taken from the Norwood Register)  Muniac is near Johnville. 

Catholic Cemetery Johnville NB
I
Michael Hurley
 d. 25 May 1887, Age 77
His Wife Bridget 
 d. 22 Aug 1899, Age 84

II
Patrick Hurley
 b. 10 July 1849
 d. 21 Jan 1922

III
John Hurley
 d. 19 Sep 1891, age 54
 His Wife Elizabeth
  d. 17 Feb, 1906, age 69
 Daniel Hurley
  d. 23 Mar 1899, age 22 
 Mary E Hurley
  d. 23 Mar 1901, age 22
 Denis Hurley
  d. 11 July 1903, age 31

IV
Richard Hurley
d. 11 Nov 1888
   age 40 yr., 6 mo.

V
 James Jeremiah Hurley
 Infant son of Richard and Francis  E Hurley
 d. 31 Mar 1888, age 1yr, 7 mo 2 days

Hurley Corners - 20 miles SW of Fredericton
Daniel Hurley was a settler in 1842 from Ireland. 
JOHNVILLE - THE CENTENNIAL STORY - W.P. KILFOIL 
 (PRINTED BY UNIPRESS, FREDERICTON, N.B.)

Johnville New Brunswick - these new settlements for emigrants foresaw new homes 
and complete independence for many Irish families, and the strengthening of 
the faith by bringing these families together. The lot owner had certain requirements
 - he could cut no lumber off his lot, except what he needed for fuel in his own house
and what he removed for clearing purposes and he must pay for the survey of his
lot by doing road work. When the settler met all the  conditions of settlement, 
a return was made by the commissioner and a deed was issued.  
Land for churches and schools was to be reserved in each tract. 

The name Johnville was given to the land by Rev. Thomas
Connolly, the pastor of Woodstock, in tribute to Bishop Sweeny. 

Fr. Connolly supervised the settlement and much of i’s success was due to his 
wisdom and efforts.   Fr. Connolly was  a native of St. John, the son of Irish parents
who had arrived five years earlier.  

Petitioners who applied for lots in 1862 were John and Richard Hurley.  
Timothy is later shown as living there. They came to Johnville having read about it 
in local newspapers. They left the Peterborough District. 

The early days were hard from the cold and harsh conditions. The first Mass was 
held near the spot where the St. John the Evangelist Church now stands.
The first school was built in 1862.  It was made of logs and stood on the Gallagher farm
near Crain’s corner.  Richard Hurley was a teacher in the Giberson Settlement.  
Schools were placed so that no children would have to walk for more than 2 miles.  
One of the older children was usually the ‘fire lighter’ and it was usually noon before it
was warm enough to remove coats.  The settlement of Johnville was one of four 
that Dr. Sweeney established. 


Pg. 39-40  Killoween (Kiloween is a section of the ecclesiastical parish of Johnville) 
had a post office from October 15, 1900 until June 23, 1951 when it was supplanted
by rural delivery service.  Daniel Hurley was postmaster from the opening until 
Nov 9, 1922 when he was succeeded by John Hurley who remained in office 
until June 22, 1948.   

Pg. 78 - A small store was kept in Kiloween by Daniel Hurley and later by 
his son John. This was also the site for the local post office and 
thus another community gathering place. ' 

Pg 35 - First church built in 1862  . A sum of money had been bequeathed by 
the late Richard Hurley for building of a new church in Johnville and donations of lumber, 
nails and other materials received. 

“The site of this first church was opposite the main gate of the old graveyard. 
Father Connally was his own architect for the building
….On Monday the 21st some 60 of the settlers attended with a number of teams 
in response to the call of their zealous pastor made on Sunday after Divine Service, 
and in the afternoon had all the felled trees on the church lot put into piles 
ready for burning.  Their next work is the cutting and hauling of the frame of
their church which they intend to do after the hurry of the harvest is over. 
-----The work of putting up a cross in the spot set apart for the burial ground 
was attended to the next day and a simple unadorned cross of the unhewn tree of
the forest was erected to mark the last resting place of these hardy people.’

Pg. 36 “William Dineen was the carpenter for this church and he also designed
 and carved the altar.  Benches were used for seats and a stove heated the building.
---Mr. McGuire described the ‘rustic little church in Johnville  ‘as a little structure 
of the simplest form.’ There were two doors, he wrote, one for men and one for women.’

Pg 41 Quotation from ‘St. John Morning Freeman’ of May 26, 1864: “There is a very neat
and commodious church --it occupies a beautiful elevation in the older section of the
settlements, and viewed from several distant paints, forms a most charming feature 
in the scenery of the forest.  The burial ground, too, occupies a part of this 
elevated piece of ground and nowhere in the world is there a lovelier site
for a parish church and the last resting place of the Christian dead.’
Hurley Corner - 20 miles S.W. of Fredericton.

From: Land Petitions Carleton County 
Details Name Year County Film
Click to view a detailed record... HURLEY, JAMES N. 1858 CA F9018
Click to view a detailed record... HURLEY, MICHAEL 1865 CA F9029
Click to view a detailed record... HURLEY, TIMOTHY 1865 CA F9029
VIEWING THE COMPLETE PETITION:
The petitions are available only on microfilm: they cannot be used in their original, paper format.
The microfilm number ("F-number") is included in the index.
Also, the entire index is available on microfilm F13763. 
The films can be viewed at the Provincial Archives in Fredericton, 
or at a library participating in the inter-library or inter-archives microfilm loan program.
Films can also be purchased from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick at $50.00 each.

GETTING A COPY:
A copy of a petition can be acquired by sending a full mailing address, a full reference of the petition, 
along with $7.00 for each petition requested to Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, 
P. O. Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 5H1. 
Requests received without full details or without payment cannot be processed. 
In all cases, please allow at least 4 - 6 weeks for delivery
Source:.RS108 Detailed Record
Source: RS108 Search Results

New Brunswick Land Grants [1784 - 1997]
  Name Place   -  County

Date

Click here to view full record... HURLEY, John    Kent , Carleton   1867/12/31
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, Richard    Kent , Carleton   1868/03/18
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, Michael    Kent , Carleton   1871/08/10
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, John    Kent , Carleton   1874/04/21
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, Timothy    Kent , Carleton   1878/09/21
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, Daniel    Kent , Carleton   1883/06/21
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, John    Kent , Carleton   1887/05/04

map-johnville.gif (192592 bytes) Johnville Map (click for larger)


Search Results

Provincial Archives Vital Statistics

Births

Name

County Date
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, ----- Carleton 1889
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, ----- ELIZABETH Carleton 1888
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, BRIDGET (Mother) Carleton 1892
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, BRIDGET (Mother) Carleton 1894
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, BRIDGET (Mother) Carleton 1892
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, BRIDGET (Mother) Carleton 1892
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, BRIDGET (Mother) Carleton 1902
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, DANIEL (Father) Carleton 1888
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, DANIEL (Father) Carleton 1888
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, DANIEL (Father) Carleton 1898
Source:PANB - Government Records - RS141 Vital Statistics

Births

Name County Date
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, DANIEL (Father) Carleton 1888
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, DANIEL (Father) Carleton 1897
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, EDWARD Carleton 1888
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, EDWARD Carleton 1898
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, EDWARD M. Carleton 1898
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, HANNAH (Mother) Carleton 1902
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, HANNAH (Mother) Carleton 1906
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, JOHN P. Carleton 1897
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, RICHARD (Father) Carleton 1889
Source: PANB - Government Records - RS141 Vital Statistics
Marriages Name County Date
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, BRIDGET Carleton 1891
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, FLORETTA THERESA Carleton 1950
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, HANNAH Carleton 1900
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, JEREMIAH Carleton 1890
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, JOHN Carleton 1921
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, MARGARET J. Carleton 1904
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, MARY MARGARET Carleton 1947
Source: PANB - Government Records - RS141 Vital Statistics 
Deaths Name County Date
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, BRIDGET Carleton at 84 1899-08-29  (Y-M-D)
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, BRIDGET Carleton at 84 1899 | 08 | 29  (Y-M-D)
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, DANIEL Carleton at 24 1899 | 03 | 23  (Y-M-D)
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, JOHN Carleton at 60 1891 | 09 | 19  (Y-M-D)
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, MARGARET JANE Carleton 1947 | 08 | 26  (Y-M-D)
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, MARY Carleton 1901-03-28  (Y-M-D)
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, MARY Carleton 1901-03-28  (Y-M-D)
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, THOMAS J. Carleton 1931 | 03 | 25  (Y-M-D)
Click here to view full record... HURLEY, TINITHY Carleton 1945 | 04 | 26  (Y-M-D)
Source: PANB - Government Records - RS141 Vital Statistics 


Lovell Directory 1871 
Name	            Street	Community	Parish	County	        Occupation
Hurley, John 	-	Johnville	Kent	Carleton	Farmer
Hurley, Michael 	-	Johnville	Kent	Carleton	Farmer
Hurley, Richard 	-	Johnville	Kent	Carleton	Farmer
Descendants of Gallagher 
Source: gallagher

3 Frances Gallagher b: July 21, 1863 in Johnville, Carleton Co., NB
                                     d: 1899 Fact 1: Abt. 1892 moved to Houlton, ME
................ +Jeremiah Hurley b: 1854 in ON m: July 5, 1890 in Johnville, Carleton Co., NB
                                 Fact 1: Father: Michael Hurley; Mother: Bridget English
.................... 4 Teresa Hurley b: Unknown
.................... 4 Mary Hurley b: Unknown d: 1901
.................... 4 Donald Hurley b: Unknown
........................ +? Crabbe b: Unknown m: Unknown
.................... 4 Richard Hurley b: Unknown
.................... 4 Catherine Hurley b: Unknown
.................... 4 Jeremiah Joseph Hurley b: June 7, 1890 in Johnville, Carleton Co., NB d: 1945
.................... 4 James Leo Hurley b: 1893 d: 1917
.................... 4 Clarence Hurley b: October 1, 1898 d: January 9, 1968 in Houlton, ME
........................ +Rachel Spellman b: 1900 m: November 29, 1933 in Maine 
                                 d: October 23, 1964 in Houlton, ME

.................... 4 Floraetta Winifred Gallagher b: November 4, 1901 in Johnville, Carleton Co., NB 
                                    d: April 15, 1971 in (bur. Jville)
........................ +John Patrick Hurley b: April 26, 1897 in Killoween, Carleton Co., NB 
                                    m: May 24, 1920 in Johnville, Carleton Co., NB 
                                   d: April 1, 1982 Fact 1: Father: Dan Hurley; Mother: Bridget Keenan
........................... 5 Walter Joseph Hurley b: May 12, 1921 
                                   d: October 30, 1994 Cause of death: heart attack
............................... +Olive Lappage b: Unknown m: January 26, 1957 in Andover, NB
........................... 5 Mary Margaret Hurley b: July 2, 1922 d: March 19, 1985 in (bur. Jville)
............................... +William J. Feeney b: March 5, 1919 m: August 3, 1947 in Johnville, Carleton Co., NB 
                                   d: November 10, 1997 in Bath, Carleton Co., NB 
                                   Fact 1: Father: Peter Feeney; Mother: Julia Mitchell
........................... 5 Floretta Theresa Hurley b: October 12, 1926 in Killoween, Carleton Co., NB 
                                d: January 19, 1986 in Woodstock, Carleton Co., NB (bur. Calvary Cemetery)
............................... +Christopher McCormack (Mack) White b: Unknown 
                                 m: October 24, 1950 in Johnville, Carleton Co., NB
........................... 5 Joseph Murray Hurley b: June 30, 1935 in Killoween, Carleton Co., NB 
                                d: January 29, 1993 in Perth, Victoria Co., NB (bur. Jville)

Descendants of Daniel Dooley
Source: dooley 

3 George B. O'Donnell b: Abt. 1867 d: March 24, 1947 in USA
................ +Bridget Anne Hurley b: Abt. March 18, 1866 in ON 
                   m: August 4, 1891 in Johnville, Carleton Co., NB 
                   d: January 7, 1938 in USA Fact 1: 
                   Father: John Hurley; Mother: Elizabeth Keefe

Descendants of Morris Higgins 
Source:higgins
3 Mary Higgins b: June 1, 1826 in Ireland 
                    d: in Cork Settlement, NB Fact 1: 1826 Immigrated to New Brunswick
................ +Michael O'Brien b: 1815 in Co. Cork, Ireland 
                                       m: February 15, 1842 in Cork Settlement, 
                                      NB d: July 29, 1909 in Cork Settlement, 
                                      NB Fact 1: Parents: Fact 2: 1838 Immigrated to New Brunswick
.................... 4 John O'Brien b: March 1845 in York Co., NB
........................ +Christine Hurley b: Unknown in York Co., NB m: Unknown
.................... 4 Hannorah O'Brien      b: February 1847 in York Co., NB
                       Fact 1: March 17, 1847 Baptized at St. Dunstan's
.................... 4 Daniel O'Brien b: January 1849 in York Co., NB 
                                          d: October 7, 1930 in Bangor, ME 
                                   Fact 1: February 11, 1849 Baptized at St. Dunstan's Fact 2: has 6 children
........................ +Margaret Hurley b: October 1861 in York Co., NB m: 1888 
                                                   d: March 24, 1911 in Bangor, ME
.................... 4 Elizabeth O'Brien b: 1850 in York Co., NB
.................... 4 Jeremiah O'Brien b: August 12, 1852 in York Co., NB 
                                              d: December 12, 1930 in Crosby, MN
........................ +Mary Jane Lyden b: February 24, 1874 in Ottawa, ON 
                                                 m: June 2, 1890 in Aitkin Co., MN 
                                                 d: January 13, 1934 in Aitkin Co., MN
....

4 Thomas A. O'Brien b: April 1864 in York Co., NB 
                           d: August 8, 1948 in Bangor, ME Fact 1: 4 children
........................ +Ellen P Hurley b: August 1867 in York Co., NB 
                            m: August 8, 1894 in Maine d: October 21, 1953 in Bangor, ME
.................... 4 Bridget M. O'Brien b: September 6, 1865 in York Co., NB 
                                                d: January 28, 1916 in York Co., 
                                     NB Fact 1: June 18, 1865 Baptized at St. Dunstan's
3 Garrett Higgins b: September 15, 1830 in Kirwan, York Co., NB 
                       d: January 21, 1896 in Moose Mountain, Carleton Co., NB (bur. Jville)
................ +Mary Ann Maloney b: Abt. August 7, 1836 in Cork Settlement, York Co., NB 
                                           m: October 14, 1860 in St. Dunstan's, Fredericton, York Co., NB 
                                           d: May 19, 1917 in Moose Mountain, NB (bur. Jville)
                                    Fact 1: September 11, 1836 baptized at St. Dunstan's 
                                    Fact 2: Godparents: John Sweeney & Mary Sheehan 
                                    Father: John Maloney Mother: Mary Hurley

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