Place:Kent (parish), Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

NameKent (parish)
Alt namesBeechwoodsource: settlement in parish
Beaufortsource: settlement in parish
Carlowsource: settlement in parish
Chapmanvillesource: settlement in parish
Clearviewsource: settlement in parish
Giberson Settlementsource: settlement in parish
Holmesvillesource: settlement in parish
Kennethsource: settlement in parish
Kilfoilsource: settlement in parish
Killoweensource: settlement in parish
Lockharts Millsource: settlement in parish
Maplehurstsource: settlement in parish
Moose Mountainsource: settlement in parish
Murphy Cornersource: settlement in parish
Piercemontsource: settlement in parish
River de Chute Sidingsource: settlement in parish
Summitsource: settlement in parish
Tarrtownsource: settlement in parish
Welchsource: settlement in parish
Coordinates46.661°N 67.07°W
Located inCarleton, New Brunswick, Canada     (1831 - )
Also located inYork, New Brunswick, Canada     (1784 - 1831)
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Kent (parish) is so named in WeRelate to distinguish it from the county of Kent on the eastern side of New Brunswick. Just to confuse the issue there is a settlement in Kent County named Carleton.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Kent (parish) is a parish located at the northern border of Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. The parish was established in 1827 as part of York County and named for the Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (1767-1820), the fourth son of William III and the father of Queen Victoria. Kent Parish was transferred to Carleton County when it was formed in 1831. Kent Parish included Wicklow Parish until 1833, Aberdeen Parish until 1863 and the territory to the north which became Victoria County in 1844. Part of Victoria County became Madawaska County in 1873.

The area of the parish is now 839.81 km2 (324.25 sq mi) and the population in 2011 was 2,242, a decrease of 5.0% from 2006. There were 954 dwellings counted. The population density was calculated at 2.7/km2 (7/sq mi). The population was more than 98% English-speaking.

Wikipedia lists the following settlements in Kent parish. Only Bath is an incorporated municipality. Those in italics are small and redirected here. The others have their own pages in WeRelate. The Kents and the Johnvilles have been grouped together under Haut Kent or Upper Kent, which appears to be the larger place, and Johnville. Each settlement has a page in Place Names of New Brunswick.

Image:Carleton County ital3.png
BathHolmesvilleMoose Mountain
BeaufortJohnvilleMurphy Corner
CarlowKent (village)River de Chute Siding
ChapmanvilleKilfoilSouth Johnville
Giberson SettlementLockharts MillTarrtown
Haut Kent (Upper Kent)Monquart

Research Tips

  • New Brunswick Provincial Archives. This is the introductory page. The tabs will lead you to more precise material.
  • The FamilySearch wiki. This lists the availability of vital statistics indexes for New Brunswick.
  • New Brunswick GenWeb. A round-up of a lot of genealogical information at the province, county and parish level. Lists of cemeteries and monumental inscriptions can be found here.
  • The Provincial Archives website titled The Placenames of New Brunswick has maps of all of its parishes and descriptions of some communities within them. This site contains "cadastral" maps for each parish illustrating the grantee’s name for land granted by the province. These maps are cumulative, showing all grants regardless of date.
  • Microfilm images of all Canadian censuses 1851-1911 are online at Library and Archives Canada, as well as at FamilySearch and Ancestry. The 1921 census appears to be available only at Ancestry.
  • The CanGenealogy page for New Brunswick. An overview of available online sources with links written by Dave Obee.
  • More possibilities can be found by googling "New Brunswick province family history" and investigating the results.
  • The word "rencensement", found in Sources, is French for "census".
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