Thomas Neville fonds

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Thomas Neville fonds

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MG1 volume 3371, numbers 1- 57.

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  • 1828-1893 (Creation)
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    Neville, Thomas, ca. 1794-1883

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1 folder of textual records

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Thomas Neville was born ca. 1794 in Lichfield, Warwickshire, England, the son of Thomas and Sarah (Harding) Neville. He married Frances Amelia Bridgen (ca. 1798-1894) in July 1816. The couple arrived in Pictou, N.S. on the brig "Thomas Battersby" on 4 August 1828. Thomas worked at Albion Mines as an engineer fitter until 1841. The Nevilles later moved to Denmark, Colchester County, N.S. and were buried in the Anglican Cemetery in Middleton, Colchester County. Thomas Neville died in 1883.

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Fonds consists of correspondence primarily to Thomas Neville and his wife Frances (Fanney), in Pictou County, N.S., from family members in England, concerning social and economic conditions in England and Nova Scotia, activities and health of the Neville and Bridgen families, and Albion Mines, Pictou County. Fonds also includes certificates and contract pertaining to Thomas Neville's employment, legal records, geneaological notes, and Neville family register.

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Donated by Mrs. Pauline Balfour, Vancouver, B.C., in 1996.

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