Friday, March 29, 2013

Chapel Street, Tignish - 1911

     Here's a postcard of Chapel (Church) Street in Tignish - this comes from the McCord Museum website.
     Below is a close-up look at the Catholic Mutual Benevolent Association Hall (C.M.B.A) located on Chapel (Church) Street.  Built in 1900, it was destroyed by fire in 1952 along with the O'Brien-A'Hearn Hotel to the left.  This photo comes from the Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office (PEIPARO) - an accession number was not provided. 
     The C.M.B.A. Hall has some interesting detailing from the store front styling on the main level with large windows and double doors complete with transoms; to the large central dormer with round top window and gingerbread trimming.  In the middle of the roof, being the focal point, is a tapered cupola topped with a railing and tall weather vane - there seems to be a clock on the front and round vents on the sides. 
     Below is a page from the book telling about the C.M.B.A. Hall, "Photo Historica" by Henry Gaudet.  Thanks for the info Reg!   Click on the image to enlarge.
   Below is another photo from McCord Museum's post card collection, this is St. Simon and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church 1906, also on Chapel Street.  The church was built in 1859.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Skinner's Pond and Stompin' Tom Connors

     As most of you know, well-known Canadian musician Stompin' Tom Connors died last week in Ontario at the age of 77.   Stompin' Tom was born in Saint John, New Brunswick.  When he was a boy he came to live with the Aylward family in Skinner's Pond, West Prince County, Prince Edward Island - a community filled with Acadian and Irish culture.
     In the early 1970's Stompin' Tom bought the old Skinner's Pond School (No. 19) and opened it as a museum about the school and his life's story.  Over the years it fell in to disrepair - a local group offered to take over the operations of it and with some help from government kept it going until a dispute between Tom and a neighbour saw it closed for good.   
     Skinner's Pond School.  The school was opened between 1859 and 1860.  At the time it was an Acadian school.  First teacher listed (1780): Alice Hughes.  Information cf. Some Historical and Biographical Notes of the Community (Parish) of Palmer Road.  Compiled by Members of the Community School. 1973. St. Louis, P.E.I. Page 18.  Also from this book, pages 29-30. Stompin' Tom Connors.  Tom Connors was not born on the Island, but he is the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Aylward of Skinner's Pond.  Tom has once been named as the top folk and country singer of the year in Canada.  During the summer of 1972, in a brief ceremony in Charlottetown, Premier Alex Campbell named him the Province's Good Will Ambassador as a token of recognition of the efforts Tom has made both on a national and an international level in the promoting of his adopted province.  Tom has purchased the old school at Skinner's Pond and plans to turn it into a sort of historical showcase.  He has had the school completely renovated, and has had erected on the school grounds a small monument with a plaque which was placed during the official opening in June 1973.
     In the 1990's CBC P.E.I. did two stories on Stompin' Tom's visit to the Island - his tour to Summerside, a tour of the schoolhouse and UPEI presenting him with an honorary degree  -
     I grew up about 10 miles from Skinner's Pond and would occasionally travel the shore road through Skinner's Pond.  On the old school property Stompin' Tom had his truck on display in the yard - the truck he used to travel/tour Canada.  I remember it sat there for years and became very dilapidated!
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Skinner’s Pond Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres
Skinner’s Pond Schoolhouse
     This is the oldest original schoolhouse on P.E.I.  There are several displays about the school’s history and also one about legendary Canadian singer Stompin’ Tom Connors who was a student here.  A gift shop with unique P.E.I. souvenirs is also at the school.
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    I never knew this old school claimed such historical value - more investigation is required.  As Mark (a blog follower) noted Fanning School in Malpeque has the claim of being the oldest school still standing on Prince Edward Island.  See my previous blog post about Fanning School -
     Below is a plaque which can be observed on the front yard of the schoolhouse.
Image cf.
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     There's alot of information on the web about Stompin' Tom - one such is Wikipedia.  Check it out -'_Tom_Connors
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     Skinner's Pond. Where did it get its' names? Below comes from Geographical Place Names of Prince Edward Island by Alan Rayburn, page 114.
     Skinners Pond:  Adjacent to Northumberland Strait, Lot 1.  Said to be names for a captain shipwrecked there.  Also said to be derived from etang des Peaux, "skin pond".  In Bayfield 1847. Wyld 1845 Stephens Inlet.  4 mi W of Tignish in Lot 1. PO 1856-1861 and 1867-1914.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Digitized Architectural Drawings from PEI Archives

          The Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Record Office (PEIPARO) has a great collection of architectural drawings digitized and available online.  See below information, descriptions of the site and a few samples of drawings from their website:
Digitized Architectural Plans
            The following selection of architectural plans have been digitized from the holdings of the Public Archives and Records Office. Many of these properties are still standing today and several are registered historic places. Where available, links to the property descriptions in the PEI Historic Places database have been added to this page. To access these descriptions, simply follow the PEI Historic Places link under the property listing. A brief description of each plan on this page can be seen by hovering over the thumbnail images. Click on the thumbnails to see larger versions of the plans.
Alberton Train Station.  Chappell & Hunter, 1904. Acc3607/File 2 
Summerside. 193 Fitzroy Street, proposed MacLennan-Hunt House.
W. C. Harris, 1876. Acc33466/HF73.102
Government House, Charlottetown. Isaac Smith, 1834.  Floor plan, 1856. 
Mrs. James P. McNichol garage, Cardigan. Chappell & Hunter, 1919. 

Acc3607/File 120

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bagnall's Pond/Dam Flooding today

     We've had a few mild days here on Prince Edward Island.  There's been alot of melting snow and rain over the past 24 hours and the water in the Hunter River/Bagnall's Pond behind my house is running high.       
     Here's a few photos I took this morning at 8am.  I've seen the water go over the bridge / dam only twice in the 17 years I've lived here.
     Note the water level is at the window sill of the lower windows of the mill.
 Below are photos of the old mill on a normal day!
     This old mill is known locally as Bagnall's Mills and restored/renovated in 2005 by the Parkman family of North Rustico.  This was originally a grist mill - the main portion of the mill was built by the Patterson family in the mid-1800's.  
     Below is the mill before renovations.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Harry T. Holman retires after years of preserving the past

     The following article appeared in the Guardian newspaper on March 2, 2013 by Jim Day.
     Congratulations and thank-you Harry for all you have contributed!!!
Harry Holman, who at 65 is set to retire April 8, grew up
in Charlottetown with a tremendous interest in history.
     Size, substance and surliness allow Harry Holman to easily stand out in a crowd.
     The tall, intelligent Charlottetown resident’s bow ties simply serve as punctuation to his standoffish public persona.
     Holman concedes his trademark attention-garnering ties are purely an affectation — just another way to separate him from the masses.
     “I’ve always liked the look of bow ties because they make me look different,’’ he said.
Well-known heritage activist Catherine Hennessey seems to relish sizing up a man she considers marvelous for his many achievements and maddening for his consistently off putting manner.
     “Just the walk of him, you can tell that there’s an arrogance there that you have to deal with,’’ said Hennessey.
     “And I sometimes bring him bread to buy his affection. You have to buy his affection.’’
     Still, Hennessey is clearly in awe of Holman’s talents as a writer (she thinks he is a great one) and as a speaker (very impressive on this front as well, she notes).
     Then, of course, there is Holman’s impressive run with the province, first as provincial archivist and director of libraries and then for the past 13 years as director of culture, heritage and libraries.
     He was responsible for arts and heritage policy and programs of the government of Prince Edward Island. He oversaw the Heritage Places Initiative Program for P.E.I., which now leads the country in the number of places listed on the Canadian Register of Heritage Places per capita.
     He drafted provincial Heritage Places Protection Act, Archives Act, and Archaeology Act.
     For years, he managed a full range of archives and library services through a network of community-based information centres and online applications.
     He boasts of culling together an array of valuable information that had been haphazardly scattered in different locations into a centralized “one-stop shopping’’ for everything from land records to legal records, and from government documents to genealogical documents.
     Holman, who at 65 is set to retire April 8, grew up in Charlottetown with a tremendous interest in history. His maternal grandmother, he recalls fondly, would talk to him “about what used to be here.’’
     Holman says he was honoured to be able to soak up the personal history of people across P.E.I. as he listened in on conversation after conversation around kitchen tables. In his adult years, he would continue his “eavesdropping on our past,’’ then share his observations through writings and presentations and provide advice and recommendations to ministers, deputy ministers, Executive Council office and the Treasury Board.
     “I think there is an innate interest in our past,’’ he said.
     “We have,’’ he added, “a healthy cultural environment in P.E.I.’’
     During his days of being a not terribly athletic youth who liked to read and hike, Holman was often left to his own creative devices.
     He was one of six boys in a family that grew by another five children after his father remarried a couple years following the death of Holman’s mother when Harry was only 12.
     His late father was prominent businessman Alan H. Holman, who was the last to work in the family business R.T. Holman Ltd. department store. Harry says his father dissuaded all of his sons to try to carry on in a family business in which the future did not appear bright. None would go on to pursue a career in retail.
     Harry says he and his brothers were far from coddled, noting that his father was not at all involved in his life or that of his brothers.
     “I think it made me somewhat independent,’’ he said.
     “Like my dad,’’ he added, “I think I don’t suffer fools gladly.’’
     It took some time for Harry to put his finger on what he would do with his life. He went to five different universities before finally getting a degree.
     “I waffled around for a long time,’’ he said.
     Theatre grabbed his attention early on with his most memorable role being Tom Wingfield in a production of The Glass Menagerie at the Prince of Wales College.
     He would later go to school at Ottawa Carleton where he performed on stage with Canadian actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd. While Aykroyd went on to enjoy great success on television and the big screen, Holman turned to the past to make his mark.
     After earning a law degree, the closest he came to legal work was working with the federal government where he administered departmental responsibilities under federal access and privacy legislation.
     He convinced his wife, Brenda Brady, to leave her job as chief librarian at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa to return to their native P.E.I. so he could take on the role as provincial archivist and director of libraries with the Government of P.E.I., a job he held from 1989 to 1999 before moving up to the position as director of culture, heritage and libraries for the next 13 years.
     “The whole heritage business is a complication,’’ noted Hennessey.
     “It’s built so much on emotion and love and everybody thinks that everything they have is very precious. Harry has to come down with the hard hand some time and say ‘yes, it’s good, but it’s not that precious. There’s 2,500 spinning wheels out there.’’’
     Retirement next month certainly will not see Holman sitting idle. He plans to continue doing a considerable amount of writing, including commissioned work and maintaining web sites on sailing.
     Boats will gleefully consume a good deal of Holman’s time as well. He has a great passion for sailing his 20-foot boat. He also builds small boats having already constructed seven dinghies and dory boats to date.
     Holman likes to dive into murder mysteries and books about “every day things,’’ like a book he read a while back called “The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance.’’
     He acknowledged that the book is not run-of-the-mill. Then again, neither is Holman.

     Here are a few tidbits about Harry Holman:
• Married to Brenda Brady. The couple has a daughter, Constance, who is studying cognitive sciences at McGill University.
• He has five brothers, including Guardian columnist Alan Holman, as well as James, John, David and Philip. He also has four stepsisters and a late stepbrother.
• He has written extensively, but certainly not exclusively, for The Island Magazine with articles including The Belfast Riot and The Island’s First Brewery.
• His professional memberships and associations include the National Advisory Board of the Osgood Society for Canadian Legal History, board member of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, member of the Heritage Canada Foundation and associate member of the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel.
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     I came across this photo on the back cover of "An Island Past" by Harry Holman.  Published by Square Deal Publications.  1978.  ISBN 0-920078-13-3.  
     Excellent photo Harry!!!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mrs. Bagnall's house burns, Charlottetown, 1812

     The following account comes from the Weekly Recorder Newspaper, transcribed by Gary Carroll ( ) and found on the Island Register ( ) 
Weekly Recorder - Tuesday, 4 February 1812
     On Wednesday night last between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock, the house of Mrs. Bagnall was discovered to be on fire, and in a short time it increased with such rapidity as seemed to defy all exertions to extinguish it, but the weather being calm and the alarm soon spreading a great number of persons collected from the Garrison and the Town, whose exertions under the direction of a few persons of distinction (amongst whom were Captain Shore and J.F. Holland, Esq. one of the Fire-Wards for the town) it was got the better of, and in a few minutes afterwards was entirely quenched.
     The activity and regularity shewn, by the inhabitants of this place on this as well as on prior occasions of the same kind, may have been equalled but have never been exceeded. The small engine, the private property of Mr. Bremner, was the only one which appeared on the spot, and was of great utility at this time as it has at been at many others, those belonging to the public were froze up in their houses and out of order.
     It may be proper to mention here, as a caution to others, that this fire originated from the fixture of a stove in a partition which was so placed for the purpose of warming two rooms--both rooms being leans to or additions to a former building.--The Partitions took fire from the top and side of the stove and communicated up through the lathes and plaster of the walls and burst out under the eve of the former building; notwithstanding the fire caught in this manner there is scarcely any appearance of its effects, in the rooms where the stove stood. The damage sustained is only to be seen in the destruction of the upper floor and roof of the new building and the whole of that side of the wall of the original house to which this lean to was attached.
     Below are images showing hand-split lathes in the walls of a Dorchester Street house under restoration.  You can see how a house like that of Mrs. Bagnalls would be quickly consumed by fire - the dry lathes would burn like kindling! 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

St. Dunstan's destroyed by fire 100 years ago

cf. The Guardian Newspaper website March 7, 2013:
St. Dunstan’s Cathedral was destroyed in a spectacular fire on March 7 and 8, 1913. It was replaced by the present day St. Dunstan’s (inset). Top photo special to The Guardian from the P.E.I. Public Archives and Records Office Acc3466/HF74.225.56...

100 years ago today Charlottetown's majestic cathedral destroyed by fire

     The grandest of Prince Edward Island’s buildings crumbled to the ground one century ago.
     On March 7 and 8, 1913, flames raged through a majestic cathedral in Charlottetown, reducing to rubble a fine representation of the High Victorian Gothic Revival style of architecture that was constructed between 1896 and 1907.
     Out of the ashes arose the awe-inspiring St. Dunstan’s Basilica on Great George Street that draws thousands of visitors each year and appreciative looks of wonderment from passersby.
     Rev. Floyd Gallant, rector of St. Dunstan’s Basilica, says no plans were made to mark the sombre anniversary of the blaze.
     “We will not celebrate the fire but we will celebrate the centennial of the new cathedral in 2019,’’ said Gallant. “We will certainly remember it on Thursday (during mass).’’
     The archbishop of Iconium, the Most Rev. Pietro Di Maria, rededicated the basilica on Sept. 24, 1919.
     The official consecration of the cathedral, at which time it became the second church in English speaking Canada to become a basilica, took place June 26, 1929 — 100 years after the Diocese of Charlottetown was created.
     In 1990, the church’s architecture was recognized when it was designated as a National Historic Site.
     Since the 1980s, St. Dunstan’s has been undergoing extensive work to strengthen and clean the building.
     In 2009, close to $1.6 million in renovations began with work focused on the basilica’s third spire, the replacement of the cracked and damaged steps going into the church, as well as a new slate roof. Extensive work has also been carried out to the windows and doors and the stone floor inside the church.
     The restoration process, costing in excess of $5 million over the past dozen or so years, is intended to ready the building for the next 100 years.

The following images cf. Historic PEI on Facebook - photo sources unknown
Saint Dunstan's Cathedral in Flames at 2:30 am,march 8,1913 Charlottetown P.E.I.
Below: see Historic Places website for photos and information on the church

Friday, March 8, 2013

P.E.I.M.H.F. Logo

          When Claude Arsenault saw my Feb. 23, 2013 blog post about the 2013 Heritage Award presentations and the PEIMHF logo, he told me about designing it many years ago.
            “I designed the PEI Museum logo about 40 years ago when I was a student of Graphic Design at Sheridan College, about 1970.
            I was asked by Ardis Desborough, my first art teacher in Summerside, who was somehow involved in Father Bolger's project through Wanda Wyatt as Ardis held art classes there.  That’s how it all evolved – in those days there was no computer designing and Graphic Design was relatively uncommon locally.
            I remember working on it - it all came from a post card picture I bought at Charlottetown airport, when I was returning from my Christmas break!  I used Province House as a starting point, and reduced it down to make it more domestic in scale; and the three arches, worked out nicely to symbolize Prince, Queens and Kings counties,  with the roof as a umbrella sort of idea - not unlike the Island provincial flag with the trees, etc.   
            So, I sent the original artwork to Father Bolger and never gave it another thought.  I received an honorarium for this work.  Then moving back home a few years ago I started to see it here and there, at Eptek Centre, Green Park Shipbuilding Museum, on plaques, letterheads, etc.  One day in passing I told the story to the current director of PEIMHF who hadn’t heard the story of its origin.
            In retrospect, I love the logo, and it is a sort of living legacy, and that makes me happy.  It gets used in many different applications; colour changes etc. and has stood the test of time, because, in my opinion, it is simple and not complicated.
Claude Arsenault, Birch Hill, P.E.I.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Patterson-Richardson Homestead, Hunter River

     The view across Bagnall's Pond from my backyard - the old Patterson Homestead, the oldest house in Hunter River.  Here's a photo I took this morning.  
      Many local people know this house as the home of Dr. David Richardson who operated his dental office from the house between 1989-1992.
      See previous post on this blog  -
     I researched this house in 2007 for an application to Historic Places - the following explains its history.
     The Pattersons were amoung the earliest settlers to Hunter River.  They built and operated a grist and saw mill which were essential to the early settlement of this community and the surrounding area.  In the 1919 J. Wellington (Will) Patterson, grandson of the first Patterson installed and operated an electrical generation plant.  The Patterson house is credited as being the oldest house in the village;[1] it sits majestically on the mill pond.  To reach the house you cross the mill damn and pass by the mill.

[1] “History of Hunter River 1767-1967” pg. 28
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Lake Map 1863 shows J. Patterson grist mill
Meacham’s 1880 Atlas shows James Patterson with a saw & grist mill at this location
Cummins’ 1928 Atlas lists shows W.J.Patterson with 66 acres
Insurance Plan June 1956 shows a dwelling and barns on the property
Century Farm 1964 to J.W. Patterson
When the Pattersons lived here:
1.               “…the oldest house in the village of Hunter River.  The house was built on the property purchased from landlord Rennie by Mr. Patterson’s grandfather James Patterson who came out from the old country and settled here in 1834, and who built a grist and lumber mill and store.”[1]
2.               “On May 15, 1919, their visions were realized when the Hunter River Hydro Electric Company was established…Patterson’s grist mill was selected as the site…Mr. Wellington Patterson was engaged to operate it at no salary but with the luxurious privilege of free light for his mill and home.  It was Patterson who also installed and then maintained the street lights and, for a time, read the meters…”[2]
3.               Will and Florrie Patterson operated a tourist accommodations here called “Patterson Tourist Home”.[3]
When the Makitas lived here:
4.               The Makita’s came to visit P.E.I. from Vancouver Island for two weeks in 1970 - they stayed at the Patterson’s B&B three different times during that two weeks.  The Patterson’s asked them if they’d like to sell the place.  The Makita’s bought the property and lived here between 1971-1987.
5.               The Makita's ran a tourist accommodations here between 1982-1987 called “The Old Homestead Bed & Breakfast”.
6.               The Makita’s introduced Tennessee Walking Horses to the Island, hoping they’d catch on but they never did.
Since Dr. Richardson bought the house:
7.               The Richardsons stayed at the Makita’s B&B and told them, “if you ever want to sell, let us know”.  The Richardsons bought the property  in 1987.
8.               Dr. Richardson operated a dental office from the house between 1989-1992.  To accommodate the office they replaced the south sunroom with a large waiting room.

[1] “History of Hunter River 1767-1967”, pg. 28
[2] “Getting the Lights” by Kenneth Bell, pg. 77-79
[3] Interview notes, 27-Nov-2007
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     Here are my photos of the house taken in 2007 for the Historic Places application.

 Above: East / Pond View.
 Above: Southeast / driveway view.
 Above: North View.
 Above: Southwest View.
 Gable & Dormer Detailing.

 Below: Mill stone from Patterson's Grist Mill.
 Below: Old Photo of Patterson House.

Below: Century Farm 1964 sign can still be seen through the porch window. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Jeremiah Dalton House, Burton

     When I saw this house in the book Architecture of Early Prince Edward Island Farmhouses, by Lucy Clayton I was amazed!  I have never seen a house like this in Western P.E.I. - the detailing is amazing!  I would estimate the house was built in the 1850's.
     The write-up about this house offers many fascinating topics to be explored -
     "A house at Burton, showing intricate detail in the carving.  The house at present is only a shell.  Jeremiah Dalton lived here, one of the most musical persons on the Island.  In days gone by there existed a small book store.  The old cupboards and some books are still there.  There is a pretty Palladian window in the front and upstairs the bannisters are double on either side."
    Further below I found these references from an online search of Dalton from Lot 7/Burton.  
    1863 Lake Map shows the following homesteads:  J. Dalton Sr.; P. Dalton; M. Dalton; John Dalton Jr.;  J. Dalton all located along the shore in Lot 7/Burton.   
     Meacham's 1880 Atlas of Prince Edward Island shows the following homesteads: Maurice Dalton 50 Ac; William Dalton 50 Ac; Peter Dalton 100 Ac; Michael Dalton 100 Ac + 130 Ac;  Mrs. Patrick Dalton 75 Ac; John Dalton 75 Ac.   The shore road passed through all these farms which border on the shoreline.  Peter Dalton had Bear Pond on his property which emptied to the Northumberland Strait where Theo. Wright had a Grist and Carding Mill.  In the Patron's Directory at the back of Meacham's Atlas it lists Michael Dalton as a Cabinet Maker and Farmer, date of settlement 1836, nativity PEI; and also William Dalton, Farmer, date of settlement 1852, nativity PEI.
     Cumin's 1928 Atlas of Prince Edward Island lists the following Daltons still on the farms noted above: Wilfred Dalton; Orville Dalton; Jerry Dalton; Ambrose Dalton; John Dalton Estate; and Joe Dalton. 
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     I am seeking info on Jeremiah Dalton and his brother Peter (or possibly Michael) Dalton. They came from Ireland to Lot 7 in Prince Edward Island, Canada in the early 1800's (possibly before 1821). Jeremiah was born about 1806, died 7 Nov 1875 and is buried in West Cape United Church Cemetery at Lot 7 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. He was a ship's carpenter and a farmer.
     Jeremiah married Catharina Cook. They had 8 children, Jeremiah, Michael, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Margaret, Joseph, William and Maurice.
     I have all the descendant info on Jeremiah but I am looking to find some info from the roots in Ireland of these 2 brothers.
    Posted by Lloyd Dalton, September 24, 2007
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     The church of St. Bridget in Lot 11/Foxley River ) was commenced in 1868, previous to that period, the Catholic settlers heard Mass at Cascumpec . The church did not progress very rapidly, but on Christmas Eve 1870 it was so far advanced as to allow of midnight Mass being offered in it upon a temporary altar. It measures sixty feet in length by thirty in width, and twenty two feet, height of wall. The exterior was finished by Mr. Jeremiah Dalton , the interior, including the altar, which is a handsome one and richly gilt, was completed by the architect Mr. John McLellan . The church was painted by Mr. R. M. Gibson , and is very neat and pretty. The trustees of this church at the time of its erection were James Kilbride Esq. and the Hon. Joseph Murphy , the latter of whom is treasurer of the parish up to the present day. The first pastor of St. Bridget's mission was Rev. James Aeneas MacDonald.
Above cf.
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     The ancestors of the Dalton family, who settled in the Nail Pond area, were Patrick Dalton and his wife Margaret McCarthy. A Patrick and another Dalton named John had emigrated from the parish of Ballyheigue in County Kerry, Ireland, and settled at Lot 7, according to historian John Cousins. At Lot 7 they settled in 1829 near a cove which was called Dalton's Shore. Cousins mentions another Dalton named Jerimiah (sic) who settled there also and is listed as a ship's carpenter in the 1841 census. The first Lot 7 Irish settlers had embarked on the brig "Martin" in July 1820, leaving port in Southwest Ireland. Although Cousins does not specifically state that the Dalton's were aboard, it can be presumed in the context of his research that they were.
     According to L'Impartial of 1899 Patrick Dalton came from Lot 7 to Nail Pond in about 1829. It also states that he and his wife Margaret McCarthy had several children. They were: Patrick, John, Catherine, Margaret, Thomas, Michael, Hanora and Charles. The latter was the only one living in Tignish in 1899. He was to become Lieutenant-Governor of the Province in later life. He was born at Norway, Tignish June 9, 1850, became Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island November 29, 1930 and died in office in 1933. He is buried at the present Roman Catholic cemetery in Tignish.
     Patrick Dalton (Senior) was a farmer by occupation and owned 109 acres of land at Norway. The Norway Post Office was located in the Patrick Dalton homestead, based on the 1880 Meacham's Atlas. When Charles Dalton moved to Tignish in 1887 he sold the land to Thomas (Tommy) Keough. The land was then owned by his brother, Alonzo Keough, who in turn passed it on to his son Walcott. The latter's nephew John is the present owner. All the original Dalton buildings there have been destroyed and have gone into oblivion. Patrick Dalton and his wife both died at 84 years of age, the former in 1890 and the latter in 1885. Both are interred in the present Roman Catholic cemetery in Tignish. Cousins of Sir Charles Dalton were Russell and Clarence Dalton. Although both married and had children, they left us no male Dalton lineage living in our area at present.