The Goldings of New Brunswick, Canada

Many Goldings in Canada were war refugees from the American Revolution. Many of those were descended from a single Golding family descended from Ephraim Golding, son of Percival Golding Jr., son of Percival Golding Sr., son of Arthur Golding the famed English translator of classical works .. and with a line that continues back to approximately 1360.

By the early 1820s a number of these Goldings were again living within the United States.

 

GOLDING: Henry Golding born 17 Oct 1841 in Birmingham, England, d. 3 Mar 1913, m. (1st ) Helen – born c1876, d. 16 Dec 1880: m. (2nd ) Margaret Ann – b.1844, d. 1922: they came to NB and settled in Sussex Parish, Kings County: only child mentioned was, William Donald Golding born 1870, died 1950, married Ida Simpson b. 1879, died 1951. Source: MC80/1722 John R. Elliott’s Gone but not forgotten, Volume 2: Kirk Hill Cemetery, Sussex Parish, page 141.

>>> A number of loyalists went to England at the war’s end, rather than to Canada, Florida, or the Carribean as most did.

GOLDING: John Golding Sr. born c1740 in NY, d. Apr 1821, s/oThomas Goldingand Mary Coles: married c1765 Annie Merritt b. c1744 or c1750 at Hempstead, Long Island, NY, d/o Robert Merritt and Elizabeth Robinson: this family came from Northcastle, Westchester County, NY to NB in 1783 as Loyalists and settled in Hampstead Parish, Queens County.

Children are listed in an estimated order:

1) Elizabeth Golding b. – , d. before Apr 1792, m. Stephen Smith b. – , died 1836

2) Mary Golding m. Robert Smith b. 1752, d. 9 Nov 1829

3) Stephen Golding born in Dutchess County, NY, d. 27 Jun 1845, m. 1784 in Saint John, Nancy Gerow b. 1765, d. 21 Oct 1824: settled in Queens County and had at least eleven children

4) Frances/Fanny Golding m. on 15 Feb 1791 in Hampstead Parish, Marcus Peters b. 1770, d. 22 Jul 1846

5) John Thomas Golding born 10 Aug 1770 in NY, married 20 Jan 1793 in Hampstead Parish, Ruth Shalor b. 27 Dec 1776: had children

6) Anna/Nancy Golding born 1776, died 27 Jun 1852 at Central Hampstead, m. 25 Jun 1793 in Queens County, Garret VanWart b. 22 Apr 1766, d. 7 Jul 1822

7) Abraham Golding b. – , died c1826, m. 4 Feb 1806 at Gagetown, Queens County, Leah VanWart

8) Phebe Golding born c1785, died unmarried Jul 1864

9) Lucretia Golding married 26 Jun 1811 in Hampstead Parish, Isaac Gerow.

Sources : MC1/Cosman #1, 6 pgs: see MC1/Golding: see MC80/364 E. Stone Wiggins, History of Queens County, page 32: see also MC80/1397 Daniel F.Johnson’s New Brunswick lineages, pages 230 to 232: see also MC80/2354 Saint John Branch, NBGS: Arrivals 99: our first families in New Brunswick, pages 109-110: John’s brother Joseph Golding also came to NB in 1783 and settled in Wickham Parish, Queens County.

 

GOLDING: John Thomas Golding b. 10 Aug 1770 in NY s/o John Golding andAn nie Merritt: married 20 Jan 1793 Ruth Shalor born 27 Dec 1776: he received land grant on Washademoak Creek, Wickham Parish, Queens County: Children:

1) Ruth Golding born 12 Aug 1794, married 26 Nov 1818 Joseph Rothburn 

2) Eliza Ann Golding born on 10 Sep 1796, m. 28 Apr 1814 James Cosman

3) John Nelson Golding born 24 Mar 1799, died 9 Sep 1844, m. 29 May 1821 Elizabeth Russell

4) Sibble Shaler Golding b. 19 Jun 1801

5) Stephen Golding born 1 Jul 1803

6) Frances Peters Golding b. 10 Jan 1805

7) Marcus Merritt Golding born 1 Feb 1807, died 15 Nov 1885, m. 10 Dec 1838 Mary McKiel

8) Thomas William Golding b. 4 Apr 1810, m. 13 Jan 1835 Ethel Stewart

9) Rebecca Golding b. 20 Sep 1812, d. 30 Jun 1827

10) James George Golding b. 29 Nov 1814, d. 11 Nov 1898, m. 10 Mar 1830 Susan Ann Case

11) George James Golding b. 29 Nov 1814, d. 17 Aug 1888, m. 17 Dec 1842 Mary Ann Webb born 26 Nov 1821, d. 25 Jul 1898: settled at New Jerusalem, Queens County and had nine children.

Sources: MC1/Cosman #1, 5 pages: see also RS184 New Brunswick Museum Vertical files, Golding family: microfilm F11083, 5 pages.

 

GOLDING: Joseph Golding s/o Abraham Golding and Phoebe Thorne of Somers, Westchester County, NY: came from North Castle, NY to NB in 1783 as Loyalists: settled on Long Island, Saint John River: wife’s name not given: Only children mentioned:

1) Abraham Golding

2) Isaac Golding

Sources: MC1/Golding, 10 pages: contains data on the Golding family back to the 1600’s: Joseph’s brother John Golding also came to NB: see RS184 New Brunswick Museum Vertical files, Golding family: microfilm F11083, 5 pgs.

GOLDING: Stephen Golding born 1762 in Dutchess County, NY, died 27 Jun 1845s/o John Golding and Anne Merritt: m. Nancy Gerow b. 1765 in Westchester County, NY, died 21 Oct 1824, d/o Isaac and Charity Gerow: family settled on Long Island in Hampstead Parish, Queens County: Children:

1)Isaac Golding born 23 Nov 1783, d. 1815, married 20 Mar 1804 Elizabeth Gerow b. 17 Nov 1785, d. 5 Jan 1855: had six children

2) Robert Golding b. 21/22 Dec 1786, died 12 Feb 1861, m. Elizabeth Smith born 1787, d. 1868: had four children

3) John Nelson Golding born 21 Dec 1789 or 28 Jul 1798, died 1842, married 1810 Ann McDaniel

4) Henry Golding born 26 Jun 1790, married Anna Merritt

5) Elizabeth Ann Golding b. 6 Jun 1792, d. 1832, m. James Blizzard

6) Stephen Golding born 10 May 1796, married 1815 Ann Phipps

7) Thomas Golding b. 10 Feb 1799, m. 10 Jan 1822 Phebe Carpenter

8) Charity Ann Golding b. 18 May 1804, married 2 Nov 1829 William Carpenter

9) James Golding born 18 Jan 1807 or on 6 Nov 1807, m. Susan Ann Case

10) Phebe Golding born 24 Jul 1809, m. 2 Feb 1831 John Case: had children.

Sources: MC1/Cosman #1, 6 pgs: see MC80/909 Kenneth E. Hasbrouck’s The Giraud-Gerow families in America, Vol. 1, pages 22, 55; Vol. 2, pages 68 to 71: see also MC80/1397 Daniel F. Johnson’s New Brunswick lineages, pages 59-60: see also MC80/2354 Saint John Branch, NBGS: Arrivals 99: our first families in New Brunswick , page 110.

 

SOURCE: “ARRIVALS: OUR FIRST FAMILIES IN NEW BRUNSWICK“, by the members of the Saint John Branch, New Brunswick Genealogical Society; edited by Janice Brown Dexter and Sandra Keirstead Thorne. Saint John, NB: New Brunswick Genealogical Society … available at  http://nbgs.ca/firstfamilies/FAMILY-G-2006.pdf

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