The Caldwell and Christie Manors Database

The Database

Having done family research for more than twenty years period in Caldwell and Christie Manors in the Missisquoi region, I thought it would be a useful contribution to build a database of all the families who lived in the region in the 1800s. The most common names include: Derick, Salls, Miller, Young, Smith, Wheeler, Williams, Curtis, Fadden, Vosburgh, Hawley, Wait, Covey, Longeway.

A note about place names. Caldwell and Christie Manors were originally known as the Seigniories of Noyan and Foucault (or simply Noyan and Foucault.) They became known as Caldwell and Christie Manors after they were leased by British Officers, Colonel Henry Caldwell & Major General Gabriel Christie. A new wrinkle was introduced in 1822 when these seigniories were divided by a north-south line and the Parishes of St. George and St. Thomas were established as Crown Rectories by Royal Letters Patent. St. Thomas included the western part and St. George the eastern part of these seigniories. In 1842 Caldwell's Manor was sold to Joseph Frederic Allard and renamed Allard's Manor. All these terms, as well as Clarenceville, are commonly used when referring to this area and all are found in church records and other documents.

This database will serve as an aid to individuals doing genealogical research on families from this area. It will include individuals: who lived in the Manors; who were born, baptized, married or died in the Manors; who worshiped in the churches in the Manors.

The database is being built using the church registers for Clarenceville including the Episcopal, Church of England and Methodist churches, as the primary source of information to establish the main base of families. Church registers from nearby churches will be used to find data for individuals from the Manors who worshiped outside the Manors, e.g., St. Armand. Civil records will also be accessed, e.g., Alburgh Books of Town Records. Gaps in the information about individuals and families will be filled in using data from family trees found primarily on Ancestry. Eventually, data from the family trees will be verified from primary sources to improve the accuracy of the information.

The database will be a work in progress and now contains information from records through to the 1850s. It will take months if not years to build a comprehensive picture of all the families in the Manors to the end of the 1800s. It will improve as more data is found, corrections are made and primary sources are added. Researchers using the data found in this database should check the sources indicated to determine the level of confidence which can be placed on the information being looked at.

Main Records In The Database

  1. Caldwell & Christie Episcopal Church Records (1809-1886)
  2. Clarenceville Methodist Church Records (1845-1886)
  3. Sabrevois Episcopal Church Records (1848-1875) COMPLETE
  4. Alburgh Town Record Books (1-10) COMPLETE
  5. Philipsburg Congregationa Church Records (1845 to 1862) COMPLETE
  6. Philipsburg Methodist Church Records (1864 to 1879) COMPLETE
  7. St. George Anglican Church Cemetery burials COMPLETE
  8. Union Cemetery, Clarenceville COMPLETE
  9. St. Armand Methodist Church Records (1837 to 1870)
  10. NOW ADDING: Southridge Cemetery, Aird, Missisquoi, QC

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Clarenceville Churches

St. George

St. George Episcopal Church


Clarenceville Methodist Church

Related Information Links

Access the article Caldwell and Christie Manors aka the seigneuries of Foucault and Noyan.: Where is Noyan and why is it aka Christie Manor? A brief description of the seigneurial system of land distribution used by the French regime and how it impacted on settlers after the British conquest in 1763.

Access the article The Reverend Micajah Townsend: The Reverend Micajah Townsend was an important figure in the lives of families in the Manors from the early 1800s till he retired in the 1870s. He baptized, married and buried many as Rector of the Episcopalian Church.

Access the article Place Names In This Database: The names of places change over time. This link explains how important place names in this database are handled.

Access the article My Bullock Ancestors In The Manors: Genealogical data about the Bullock family in Noyan.

The Bullock Crest Shown On This Site

A coat of arms is granted to an individual and passed down the family line through a male heir. Without being able trace our Bullock ancestry back much further, it is really not possible to determine if our family has a family crest. The coat-of-arms shown on this site is that of Robert Bullock, sheriff for Berkshire and Oxfordshire. It was taken from a column titled Your Family Origin by Reg Willis, Heraldic Artist. Copyright © Reg Willis. The source is unknown.

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