Benedict Arnold in New Brunswick

Entries found in Daniel F. Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics pertaining to Benedict Arnold in New Brunswick.  I love the Vital Statistics database!  Thanks to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick for making this database available on-line! 

Transcribed by Daniel F. Johnson.

Volume 72 Number 2947
Date January 10 1889
County Charlotte
Place Saint Andrews
Newspaper Bay Pilot

Very few persons are aware that we had living in Windsor a granddaughter of that prominent character in the Revolutionary War, Benedict ARNOLD. The lady referred was Mrs. SHIPMAN widow of Stephen Royce SHIPMAN and d/o Richard ARNOLD, eldest son of Benedict ARNOLD. She was born in the township of Augusta, near Brockville, Ontario. Her birth is registered in her father’s family Bible in his own hand ‘Born 25th January 1814, Charlotte ARNOLD’. (see original)

Volume 59 Number 3757
Date November 6 1883
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Daily Sun

T.B. HANINGTON, commission merchant has, at his Germain St. store, Saint John, a massive copper coal scuttle of English design, formerly the property of Benedict ARNOLD and disposed of by him in the fall of 1791, along with the rest of his household furniture prior to leaving N.B. for the old country. The scuttle bears the signature of Benedict ARNOLD in bold hand.

Volume 79 Number 371
Date June 11 1891
County Charlotte
Place Saint Andrews
Newspaper St. Andrews Beacon

Arthur HILL of St. Stephen has, among other valuable relics, a chair belonging to Benedict ARNOLD.

Volume 1 Number 328
Date August 11 1801
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Saint John Gazette

d. England, Brig Gen. Benedict ARNOLD, late of this city NBRG

Volume 93 Number 667
Date February 8 1894
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Daily Telegraph

Sketch or Line Drawing of Bragg’s Building, former residence of Benedict ARNOLD, corner King and Canterbury streets, St. John, N.B.

Volume 41 Number 1674
Date November 16 1877
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Daily Telegraph

Letter from General Benedict ARNOLD to a friend in St. John from London, England on 26th March 1796. (see original)

Volume 1 Number 536
Date January 25 1804
County York
Place Fredericton
Newspaper The New Brunswick Royal Gazette

d. Montague, Upper Canada, Hannah d/o Gen. Benedict ARNOLD.

Volume 15 Number 1908
Date January 31 1855
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper Morning News

The ‘Boston Daily Bee’ spoke of the son of Benedict ARNOLD which take place in London. Lt. James Roberston ARNOLD was the oldest of four children which ARNOLD’s second wife, Miss SHIPPEN of Philadelphia bore him, viz. James Robertson, Edward, George and Sophia. His first wife bore him three sons viz., Benedict Richard and Henry. Benedict, the oldest was an officer of artillery in the British Army and, it is believed, was compelled to quit service. He died young in the West Indies. Henry ARNOLD entered the King’s Service after his father’s defection and was Lt. of Cavalry in the American Legion. He accompanied his father to St. John and was employed in his business. He slept in the warehouse near Lower Cove and lodged there the night the building was burned. He lived afterwards at Troy, N.Y. with his aunt Hannah and was engaged in mercantile pursuits. At a subsequent period he moved to Canada where he is now a man of property. He received half pay and a grant of lands from the British Gov’t. In 1783 Richard ARNOLD was a Lt. of calvalry in the American Legion commanded by his father. In most every particular his history is identical with that of his brother Henry. Persons are still living at Saint John who resided there when ARNOLD’s store was burned. The impression was, and still is, the fire was caused by design for the purpose of defrauding a company in England that had underwritten the merchandise it contained to an amount far exceeding its worth. James Robertson ARNOLD was the only one of the four children born in America. At the time of the treason he was a child and had just reached West Point from Philadelphia with his mother. He entered the British Army in 1798 and rose to the rank of Colonel of Engineers. He was stationed at Bermuda from 1816 to 1818 and from last named year to 1823 was at Halifax, the commanding officer of engineers of N.S. and N.B. While thus in command, he was in Saint John and on going into a house built by his father in King St. (stillstanding, Bragg’s Bldg.) he wept like a child Since the accession of Queens Victoria he has been an Aide de Camp. In 1841 he was transferred from Engineer Corps and appointed Major General and Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order. Edward ARNOLD, the next son was some years ago in a banking house in England. George ARNOLD in 1816 was an officer of the Dragoons. Of the fate of Sophia ARNOLD nothing is known. It may be added that Benedict ARNOLD’s mother had six children of whom he and his sister alone lived to maturity. The sister adhered to her brother through out his eventful and guilty career. She died at Montague, Upper Canada in 1803.

Volume 58 Number 1759
Date May 4 1882
County York
Place Fredericton
Newspaper The Fredericton Evening Capital

Rose Hall Devoured By Flames – The burnt place was one of the oldest buildings in Fredericton. The upper part of the building was built in 1785 by Benedict ARNOLD. In 1791 he sold the place to Jacob ELLEGOOD for 325 and returned to England where he died in 1801. In 1818 the property was transferrred to the late Col. George SHORE who occupied it until his death in 1851. In 1835, Col. Shore built the new part of Rose Hall and had the ARNOLD House removed from the rear of the lot and placed on a wing.

Volume 58 Number 1759
Date May 4 1882
County York
Place Fredericton
Newspaper The Fredericton Evening Capital

Rose Hall Devoured By Flames – The burnt place was one of the oldest buildings in Fredericton. The upper part of the building was built in 1785 by Benedict ARNOLD. In 1791 he sold the place to Jacob ELLEGOOD for 325 and returned to England where he died in 1801. In 1818 the property was transferrred to the late Col. George SHORE who occupied it until his death in 1851. In 1835, Col. Shore built the new part of Rose Hall and had the ARNOLD House removed from the rear of the lot and placed on a wing.

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