GenWeb de la Basse Côte-Nord

Quebec Lower North Shore GenWeb

 

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Bobbitt Family-Tree Pictures

 

John Bobbitt (1846-1924) was born in Burgeo, Newfoundland and came to Harrington Harbour, Quebec ca. 1880 and settled at Gull Cliff. He was married twice: first wife- Grace Sarah Matthews (1850-1893); second wife – Isabella Mitchell (1855-1913). Click here for an interesting story about John that has been passed down through the generations and independently documented in the magazine "Decks Awash". The picture comes from Jim and Burleigh Jones; copied by Marc-Andre Gosselin.

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Jack Bobbitt, ca. 1970, was born in Harrington Harbour, Quebec. He was married two times - first Florence Jones with 6 children, second Mildred Anderson with 8 children. He was a fisherman, a game warden and keeper of the light house on Shag Island. The picture comes from a book by Pratson, Frederick John, The Sea in their Blood, Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston, 1972.

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Jane Bobbitt Paxman (1865-19??), daughter of William Bobbitt and Jane Hann. She was born in Burgeo and came to Harrington in 1872 with her family. She left the Coast to live elsewhere. She married Samuel Paxman. Picture from Ross and Vern Waye; copied by Sharon and Jim Ransom.

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Charlotte Bobbitt (1870-1950) was born in Burgeo, Newfoundland daughter of John Bobbitt and Grace Sarah Matthews. About 1885-1890 her father John moved his family to the Harrington Archipelago. Her grandparents the late William Bobbitt and Jane Hann were already established there. Charlotte married John Jones (1862-1941) son of Gilbert Jones and Louisa Butt of Wolf Bay, Quebec. John was a fisherman. Charlotte was well known as a "trapper"! She was also telegraph operator at (the "Mainland) Harrington. Picture from Jim and Burleigh Jones; copied by Marc-Andre Gosselin.

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Elizabeth "Lill" Jane Bobbitt ( 1885-1969 ) was born at Harrington Harbour the daughter of John Bobbitt and Grace Sarah Matthews. She was married twice, first to Gilbert Jones son of Gilbert Jones and Louisa Butt of Wolf Bay, and second to Joseph Jones son of Edward Jones and Josephine Fortier of Tete-a-la-Baleine, Quebec. Aunt Lill had no family by either marriage and outlived both husbands by many years. Her late years was spent living with her niece Dot Court Ransom (pictured here with her). Picture ca 1960 from Bill and Lizzie Ransom; copied by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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Lucy "Luce" Bobbitt ( 1888-1968 ) was born in Harrington Harbour the daughter of John Bobbitt and Grace Sarah Matthews. She married George Chislett son of John Chislett and Isabella Cox. Picture from Marion Ransom-Osborne; copied by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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Charles "Charl" Bobbitt (1888-1956) was born in Harrington Harbour, Quebec Lower North Shore the son of Charles Bobbitt and Grace Alice Simms. Charl married Florence “Maud” Styles daughter of George Styles and Johanna “Annie” Anderson of Mutton Bay, Quebec Lower North Shore. Picture from Bill and Lizzie Ransom; copied by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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William (Will) Bobbitt (1873-1949) was born in Harrington Harbour, the son of William Bobbitt and Jane Hann who were the first generation Newfoundland livyers. He married Mary (Polly) Way of Flowers Cove, Newfoundland, and they had 13 children. Uncle Will was a shop keeper, as so ably described (ca.1929) by Dr Johnson in "A Doctor Regrets" (click here / cliquez ici). 

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Walter Bobbitt (1895-1987) and his wife Margaret "Meg" Jones (1900-1992). Walter (Uncle Walt) was well known for his love of the harmonica; he played at every opportunity, particularly during "times". Picture from Bill and Lizzie Ransom; copied by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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Robert Bobbitt (1858-1931), Sarah Jane Gallichan (click here) with children and extended family. Robert was born in Burgeo, Newfoundland and immigrated to Harrington in 1851 with his parents and siblings. Robert and Sarah had 15 children. They moved to Halifax somewhere between 1917 and 1920. 

Back row - right to left: Robert Daniel Bobbitt; Annie Pearl Bobbitt- Pelfrey; William Wallace Bobbitt; Janet Bobbitt-Steel; Maynard Bobbitt; Norman Bobbitt.  Front row - right to left: Laura Bobbitt-Mont; Sarah Jane Gallichan - Bobbitt; Mabel Bobbitt-Cox, Robert Bobbitt, Minnie Florence Bobbitt- Peter

Picture from Marion Bobbitt-Clarke (daughter of Robert Daniel); copied by Joan Bobbitt-Perry (grand-daughter of William Wallace).

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William Wallace Bobbitt (1880-1937) son of Robert Bobbitt with his wife Jessie Rowsell-Bobbitt (1881-1977). Picture from Joan Bobbitt-Perry (grand-daughter).

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Ivan Wallace Bobbitt (1908-1989), son of William Wallace Bobbitt and Jessie Rowsell-Bobbitt. Ivan was born in Harrington Harbour 19 February 1908. He died in Halifax on 08 March 1989. He came to Halifax from Harrington with his parents and siblings somewhere between 1917 and 1920. He married Helena Doyle and became the father of eight children - six boys and two girls. He was a carpenter by trade, an avid fisherman and also enjoyed hunting. He took his boys rabbit hunting. He served in World War II in Europe. Upon retirement from the Army he completed a drafting course at the Nova Scotia Technical College. Picture and script from Joan Bobbitt-Perry (daughter).

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Charles Bobbitt (1861-1937) was born in Burgeo, Newfoundland the son of William Bobbitt and Jane Hann. Charl moved to Harrington Harbour with his family as a young lad in 1872. He married (1) Grace Alice Simms (1863-1889) born in Le Plante, Newfoundland daughter of Benjamin Simms and Martha Anderson. He had two children by Grace Simms. He married (2) Alice “Jane” Chislett (1870-1953) born West Point, Newfoundland daughter of Charles Chislett and Frances Anderson. They raised a family of eleven children in Harrington Harbour, Quebec Lower North Shore. Picture from Bessie Rowsell Jones copied by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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Ella May Bobbitt (1896-1987) was born in Harrington Harbour, Quebec Lower North Shore the daughter of William Bobbitt and Mary “Polly” Waye. She married Henry Rowsell (1887-1953) son of John Mountain Rowsell and Mary Elizabeth Nash. They raised a family of nine children in Harrington Harbour, Quebec Lower North Shore. The people of her time who were children remember her home made ice cream. Picture from Bessie Rowsell-Jones copied by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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Janet Matilda “Jenny” Bobbitt (1906-1972) was born in Harrington Harbour, Quebec Lower North Shore the daughter of Joseph Bobbitt and Irene Waye. She moved with her family to Halifax, Nova Scotia where she died. She was crippled and never married. Picture from Joan and Paul Bobbitt copied by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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Thomas Bobbitt (1887-1962) was born in Harrington Harbour, Quebec Lower North Shore the son of Thomas “Tom Tucker” Bobbitt and Sarah “Jane” Anderson. He married Grace Alice Jones (1890-1980) daughter of Frederick Jones and Margaret Simms. Picture from Vern and Ross Waye copied by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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Date Entered on Web Site: 28 September 2002
Date last updated: 01 October 2002, 30 October 2002, 21 April 2005


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