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426 Elizabeth Ann ('Eliza') (Flewelling) Cunard

  Elizabeth Ann Flewelling b. ca. 1766, d. Indiantown, Portland Parish, Saint John Co., NB 29JAN1852 aet. 86, bur. Anglican Cem. Saint John, NB, m. Robert Cunard (b. Norriton Twp., Montgomery Co. (then Philadelphia Co.), Pennsylvania ca. 1749, d. Indiantown, Portland Parish, Saint John Co., NB 18DEC1818 aet. 69, m. 1st New York 13MAR1781 Elizabeth Travis (d. ca. 1783, sans pro.)), s/o John and Ann (Rogers) Cunard. H. A. Cody identifies Elizabeth and her husband, but he also (incorrectly) assigns Ezekiel Flewelling, son of Caleb, as a son of Thomas.
  In, Indiantown: 1863-1865, (Daniel F. Johnson, CG(C), "Generations", issue 31, MAR1987, pp. 17-27, the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Fredericton, NB, 1987), Johnson points out that Indiantown is:
  "Situated in Portland Parish, County of St. [sic] John, Indiantown is bounded by Marble Cove of the St. [sic] John River above the Reversing Falls. Regretfully, the census records of 1851, 1861 and 1871 are missing."
This points out one of the main difficulties in determining Flewelling’s in the County of Saint John, the missing census returns. What Johnson offers is extracts from the Assessment Books of 1863 - 1865 in the Archives and Library section of the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John. In particular, Johnson referred to the assessment list of 30SEP1863, the assessment list of 4JUL1865 and to, Hutchinson’s Saint John Directory: 1863-1864.  Some Cunard’s in this list are:
Charles H. Cunard
Enos G. Cunard
John Cunard
Robert Cunard
Thomas Cunard
William Cunard
Main and Bridge
Bridge and bridge
Marble Point
Marble Point
Main and Bridge
Main and Bridge
  It is difficult to determine exactly whom these persons are, although it may be assumed that they are descendants of Robert and Eliza (Flewelling) Cunard. In particular, the name, "Enos G.", (living on Bridge Street, by the bridge) is evocative of Eliza’s brother, Enos Flewelling.
  In, Inhabitants of Portland - 1814, compiler unknown, from the White Papers in the Ganong Room of the New Brunswick museum, Saint John, ("Generations", issue 31, MAR1987, p. 28, the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Fredericton, NB, 1987), is an assessment list wherein Joshua B. Travis, a constable of the Parish of Portland, was ordered 27JUL1814 to assess each head-of-household £50 for maintenance of the Poor of the Parish. Amongst those listed were:
Robert Cunnard
John Cunnard
apparently living close by as they were listed sequentially in a non-alphabetical (i.e., door-to-door) listing.
  Sharon Dubeau (New Brunswick Loyalists, Generation Press, Agincourt, ONT, 1983, p. 37) writes that Robert was b. ca. 1749, d. 1818, and had a son, Abraham. D. G. Bell (Early Loyalist Saint John: 1783-1786, New Ireland Press, Fredericton, NB, 1983, p. 193) gives information which suggests that Robert was married when he came to New Brunswick in 1783, but that his wife died before MAY1784, and that they had no children.
  Tim Mullins, in an application for the Port Roseway Association, wrote:
"Cunard, Robert. Carpenter. Came alone. He was born in Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (then Philadelphia County). Eldest of three sons and two daughters of John & Ann Rogers Cunard. His brothers Benjamin and Henry chose CONRAD for their spelling and their lines have run out malewise. He had a sister Sarah who married Enoch SUPPLEE. They, too, were Loyalists and she died at Saint John on 21 November 1825; all left Philadelphia in 1780. Robert Cunard married Elizabeth Travis in New York on 13 March 1781. She came with him to Nova Scotia aboard the "Grace" and he was granted land in Parr Town (Saint John.) She died the first winter without issue. Robert was tried and convicted in absentia of high treason in Pennsylvania in 1784. He returned in 1807 to get his inheritance. Robert Cunard married 2nd Ann Eliza Flewelling and had a family comprising Charles, John, Thomas, Mary, Margaret, Robert, Sarah, Nancy and Elizabeth Clarissa. Ann Eliza, his 2nd wife, died 29 January 1852 at 86 years of age, in Indian Town, buried Church of England Cemetery, Saint John. The CUNARD name was in the Saint John City Directories until at least 1946. Robert was a first cousin to Abraham Cunard, whose brother, Jonathan was a carpenter also, and he returned to New Jersey and had an enormous CUNARD posterity there. Abraham settled in Halifax, had 8 sons and 2 daughters, one son being Samuel who started the Cunard Steamship Lines. Samuel's brothers Joseph, Edward & Henry were in the ship building business for a while at Miramichi. Abraham has often been erroneously called a son of Robert, but was a son of Samuel Cunard, a brother to Robert's father, consequently a first cousin of Robert. His dates are 1755-1824. Robert CUNARD died at Indian town, St. John, on 1812/1818 aged 69. His place of burial is not known; too early for the Church of England grounds where later family members repose. He was afflicted with palsy in later years. It has been very difficult to find posterity -- perhaps most of the men were bachelors -- but it seems certain there are a few descendants from female lines such as Dalton, Jordan, Reynolds and Johnston. He was recommended by Mr Thomas Mullins."
Erik P. Conard, (e-mail, 27NOV2001), notes that the above was based on his research; but, in fairness to Tim Mullins, it is doubtful if it was intended for wide distribution. Nevertheless, it is an effective summary. This gives the Cunard family (with additional material submitted to the IGI by Erik P. Conard) as:
11. ROBERT CUNARD b. Norriton Twp., Montgomery Co. (then Philadelphia Co.), Pennsylvania ca. 1749, d. Indian Town, NB 18DEC1818 aet. 69, m. 1st New York 13MAR1781 ELIZABETH TRAVIS (d. ca. 1783, sans pro.), m. 2nd ELIZA ANN FLEWELLING (b. ca. 1766, d. Indian Town, NB  29JAN1852 aet. 86, bur. Anglican Cem. Saint John, NB)
14. SARAH CONRAD d. Saint John, NB 21NOV1825, m. ENOCH SUPPLEE
15. daughter
21. ABRAHAM CUNARD b. 1755, d. 1824, eight sons, two daughters
211. Sir SAMUEL CUNARD of Cunard Steamship Lines
22. JONATHAN CUNARD, a carpenter who returned to New Jersey. Petitioned for land in Kings Co., NB in 1785.
and some of the children of Eliza and Robert were:
4261. SARAH CUNARD b. ca. 1787, d. Portland Parish, Saint John Co., NB 25APR1808, m. ROBERT LASKEY.
  It is possible that this is the Laskey family which which Thomas Flewelling [439] of Westfield Parish, Kings Co. had dealings; including one or two marriages.
4262. CHARLES CUNARD b. ca. 1789?
4263. JOHN CUNARD b. ca. 1799?, m. Portland Parish, Saint John Co., NB 22MAY1819 ANN ELIZABETH DALTON (b. ca. 1798.)
  At their wedding, (SJMR Book A, 148, PANB F-24) John was a cooper, and Ann a spinster. Witnesses were James Reynolds and John Robertson.
  A John Cunnard petitioned for land in York Co., NB in 1860.
  A John Cunard of Portland Parish, Saint John Co., NB, left a will (Saint John County Probate Book, Vol. L: 1867-1872, p. 148, PANB microfilm F-1343) made 4AUG1860, probated 30MAY1873.
  In 1865 and 1867 living at Peters St. and Marble Point, Indiantown, Portland Parish, Saint John Co., NB with his son, Charles (a lumber surveyor) and William (a clerk), boarding with him. In 1871, William and Charles appear in the Lovell directory three times each, with the summary being that they were both clerks, living with their father at Main and Indiantown, Indiantown, Portland Parish, Saint John Co., NB.
4264. THOMAS CUNARD b. 12SEP1800, bpt. St. George’s Chapel, Oak Point Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB 8NOV1801, d. Hoyt Station, NB 8JUL1894, m. Portland, Saint John Co., NB 19JAN1831 SARAH JOHNSTON (b. ca. 1800 or 1810?)
  A bond for the marriage of Thomas Cunnard and Sarah Johnston was issued in Saint John Co., NB in 1830; co-signer, Samuel Dalton. The Dalton’s may have been related as a William Cunard [42633?], in the City of Saint John, in 1861 co-signed the marriage bond for Richard Dalton and Lavinia A. Riley. Presumably Samuel and Richard Dalton may have been brothers of Ann Elizabeth (Dalton) Cunrad [4263A].
  In the 1881 census of Portland (Saint John), Saint John Co, NB p. 103 of Book C-1 (probably PAC C-13178) is Thomas and Sarah Cunard, both 81 years old.
  May have been the Thomas Cunard who petitioned for land in Charlotte Co., NB in 1806.
4265. ROBERT CUNARD b. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB ca. 1803, lived in Portland, Saint John Co., NB, d. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 29JAN1891 aet 88 years, bur. Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Thorne Ave, Saint John, NB, m. 1st 8FEB1838 JANE FISHER (b. ca. 1816, d. JUN1848, bur. Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Thorne Ave, Saint John, NB); m. 2nd 5SEP1850 ANN FISHER (b. ca. 1823-5, d. Fredericton, York Co., NB 7MAR1904 aet. 80 years, bur. Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Thorne Ave, Saint John, NB.)
  Reference to, A New Brunswick Orchard, by Robert Oviatt.
  In the 1881 census of Ward No. 1, Portland (Saint John) Township, Saint John Co, NB p. 107 of Book C-1 (probably PAC C-13178) is Robert (age 76) and Ann (age 56) Cunard.
4266. MARY CUNARD. Possibly: MARIA A. CUNARD b. ca. 1820?, m. DEC1838 DANIEL JORDAN (b. ca. 1816)
4267. MARGARET CUNARD bpt. St. Andrew’s Church, Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 16MAR1825 (Margaret ‘Cunnard’, d/o Robert and Elizabeth ‘Cunnard’.)
4268. CATHERINE CUNARD, (suggested by Erik P. Conard,, Halifax board, 22JUL2000.) According to the IGI b. ca. 1810, d. 28JAN1860, bur. Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Thorne Ave, Saint John, NB.
426J. ELIZABETH CLARISSA CUNARD b. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 14MAR1794, d. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 27APR1859, m. 1813 GEORGE VALENTINE REYNOLDS (b. 1784, d. 1867), s/o Jesse and Elizabeth (Pine) Reynolds.
  New Brunswick Lineages, Daniel F. Johnson, BBA, CG(C), privately, Saint John, NB, 1988, pp. 10 and 11 has a line of descent for Lennox W. Bagnell of Saint John that begins with Robert Cunard’s parents, through Robert and Elizabeth, and includes the following information, beginning with their daughter:
Clarissa Elizabeth Cunard (1794-1859) m. James Valentine Reynolds (1784-1859), s/o Jesse and Elizabeth (Pine) Reynolds. Their daughter:

Stella Jane Reynolds (1856-1915) m. Otty Havelock Bagnell (1857-1888), s/o Thomas and Jerusha (Tapley) Bagnell of Sheffield, NB. Their son:

Walter Lennox Bagnelle (1881-1961) m. Janet A. Riley (1836-1922), d/o Hiram Thomas and Jessie (Evans) Riley. Their son:

Lennox W. Bagnell b. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 1915
  Julie Barker, at, Halifax board, 25JUN2002, writes:
"I read your lengthy bio on the Cunards.In case you are interested I am a descendent of Elizabeth Clarissa Cunard who married James Valentine Reynolds.They are my gggg grandparents. I would like to thank you for the extensive information.
Best Regards,
Julie Barker"
and Julie Barker, at, Cunard board, 5DEC2001:
"Looking for information on parents of Elizabeth Clarissa Cunard born Mar 14 1794 Saint John, New Brunswick Canada died Apr 27 1859 Saint John New Brunswick Canada"