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Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 28 Feb 2004 1:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 May 2004 12:35PM GMT
Seeking info on Elizabeth Perry?, wife of Samuel Aikens:

1 Elizabeth Perry? b: Abt. 1750 in Penn d: August 25, 1815 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia
.. +Samuel Aikens b: 1762 in (arrived in Nova Scotia from NYC on June 21, 1784--Loyalist ) m: Abt. 1776 in Penn d: December 20, 1826 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia
2 Mary Aikens
.... +Samuel Oliver m: April 27, 1789
2 Robert Aikens b: 1775
.... +Margaret Miller b: September 01, 1794 m: December 31, 1811 d: February 08, 1834 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia
2 Elizabeth Aikens b: 1777 in New York
.... +William Nash b: Abt. 1778 in Ireland (to Nova Scotia in 1798) m: October 01, 1799 in Christ Church Anglican, Guysborough, Nova Scotia d: October 05, 1814 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia
*2nd Husband of Elizabeth Aikens:
.... +Daniel Oats b: in County Kilkenny, Ireland (Immigrated 1816) m: 1819 in Guysborough, NS
2 John A. Aikens b: August 14, 1786
.... +Mary Fraser m: February 07, 1809
*2nd Wife of John A. Aikens:
.... +Catherine Campbell b: October 21, 1801 m: September 03, 1839 d: 1896
2 Jane Aikens b: August 26, 1788
.... +Thomas Hugh m: January 25, 1810
2 Samuel Aikens b: August 26, 1788 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia d: June 03, 1855 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia
.... +Margaret Ann Davidson b: January 04, 1800 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia m: December 22, 1818 d: 1884
2 William Aikens b: October 01, 1797 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia d: February 02, 1869 in Perth CO, Upper Canada, Near Mitchell
.... +Mary Davidson b: October 15, 1805 m: January 19, 1826 d: April 12, 1882

Re: Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 8:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: AIKENS
G'day LJ:

Samuel & Elizabeth are my 5th Great Grandparents.. How are we related then? Love to add further information if you manage to get more than what I have, at present.

So Samuel is UEL then? WOW that could be cool..
Love to hear from you..
Donna

Re: Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 1:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Samuel AIKENS is my 4th great grandfather. I'd love to share info: ljwallace@imt.net

Re: Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 1:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hugh
Please forgive me if I have not understood this, but in your posting:-

2 Jane Aikens b: August 26, 1788
.... +Thomas Hugh m: January 25, 1810 -

Does this mean Jane Atkins has married Thomas Hugh? If so, do you know anything about a Thomas Hugh who if married in 1810 could be about the right age of the person who was a Mariner and mentioned in the Halifax registration document of The brig Elizabeth Jane, built in built in Guysborough, Nova Scotia, 1817 - 'Lost 9th July 1854 off the coast of Yorkshire' - Found Robin Hood's Bay, UK - July 2003 acting as floor timbers. Please see: http://www.lostbrig.net/timeline.html Many Thanks, Stephen Gavin. sg@stephengavin.co.uk

Re: Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 30 Mar 2009 1:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Perry, Aikens, Hugh
G'day Stephen: That would be so wild if the Thomas Hugh on file is indeed the same Thomas you mention in regards to the Elizabeth Jane. His wife's name was Jane, and her mother's was Elizabeth, wonder if that had anything to do with the naming of the Elizabeth Jane brig? Jane Aikens is my 4th GrGrandAunt, whereby Elizabeth Perry is my 5th GrGrandMother.

Been an interesting read for certain. I've been checking out the websites attached at www.lostbrig.net

Have a great day..
Donna

Re: Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 30 Mar 2009 8:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hugh
Hello Donna,

Thank you for your message. It would be great if we had identified Elizabeth and Jane. The brig was sometimes named 'Elizabeth & Jane' in documents, rather than 'Elizabeth Jane'. It was common, I'm told, for ship owners/masters to name their vessels after their wives and daughters.

Gary D Shutlak, who is Senior Reference Archivist,
Public Services, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, NS, B3H 1W4

gave me, in an email, Thomas Hugh's dates as 1783/00/00 - 1860/03/20) and quotes the source as A C Jost's Guysborough Sketches, p 330-331.

So if he is your ancestor we might be sure. Was your Thomas Hugh a Mariner and do his dates conform with those above?

Thank you for writing. Do keep in touch.

Steve.

Re: Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 30 Mar 2009 11:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hugh, Hughes, Aikens
1 Jane AIKENS , (twin) b: 17 NOV 1788
+ Thomas HUGH[ES] b: 1783 d: 20 MAR 1860
2 Elizabeth Sarah HUGH[ES] b: 1810
+ Elias FOSTER b: SEP 1805
2 Sarah Jane HUGH[ES] b: 31 OCT 1812 d: 10 DEC 1866
+ James FERGUSON b: 1807 d: 18 JUN 1886
2 Isabella Ann HUGH[ES] b: 10 MAY 1814
+ James SELLARS b: 1815 d: 9 JUL 1847
2 Thomas Hugh HUGH[ES] II b: 22 OCT 1816 d: 7 AUG 1864
+ Ellen MACDONALD
+ Jane KNOWLES b: 1809 d: DEC 1841
2 John Hugh Anthony HUGH[ES] b: 22 OCT 1818
2 Mary Jane HUGH[ES] b: 20 MAR 1822

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op...

G'day Steve: Found this!
Looks like Elizabeth & Jane are used quite extensively! And according to this info, it is 'the' Thomas Hugh or Hughes in question..
Donna
a side note too, my birthday is Mar 20th, which I have found extensively in my Aiken's background too! Weird eh?

Re: Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 2:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood%27s_Bay
Steve: I see it seems it was part of your house that the board belongs to. Is that your children? I added the big pic to the wikipedia file of Robin Hood's Bay, hope that was ok by you!

Re: Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 2:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
http://www.robin-hoods-bay.co.uk/assets/map_index.pdf
Love to know more about Robin Hood's Bay too..

Re: Elizabeth Perry Aikens, 1750 Pennsylvania-1815 Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 6:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hugh
Hello Donna, Thank you for replying so quickly and with such interesting news. Yes much of the house appears to have been made from poor Elizabeth Jane: all the floor joists, which were lathed and plastered in 1854 and were only discovered in 2003. The photo is of my youngest daughter in 2005 (on the right), with her much taller friend on the left (now over 6'). The name board, because of its damage, is the original Guysborough board. The Ipswich board, which I must photograph, is in better condition and must date from 1830.

You are welcome to use the photo and any others on my site that I have taken.

If you give me an email address at sg@stephengavin.co.uk I will send you a link to a Google Picasa Web Album in which there are some photographs that I have taken of house beams, and another album containing pictures of a ship like the Elizabeth Jane beached probably very close to Robin Hood's Bay, painted by a local artist (George Weatherill) in the right period. I am in touch with the curator of a Whitby (5 miles north of RHB) Museum and hope to be able to use these pictures on my website as they are so evocative of Elizabeth Jane's final hours/days. On my 'Latest News' page, you will see the coastguard/Lloyd's List account of her loss. I am hoping to find an account of her loss in local Ipswich newspapers of the period, though such a loss was so common it might not have been newsworthy, though William Read her last owner had been accused and tried in 1841 of deliberately sinking the Colina, but was acquitted. There might have been some doubt expressed about the loss of EJ, after all it was a July day, another ship was passing, and she did not actually sink but drifted ashore.

I'm a little dim about family trees, please can you give me the key to understanding the following. If I understand this I will understand the rest
1 Jane AIKENS , (twin) b: 17 NOV 1788
+ Thomas HUGH[ES] b: 1783 d: 20 MAR 1860
2 Elizabeth Sarah HUGH[ES] b: 1810
+ Elias FOSTER b: SEP 1805
2 Sarah Jane HUGH[ES] b: 31 OCT 1812 d: 10 DEC 1866
+ James FERGUSON b: 1807 d: 18 JUN 1886

It seems this sort of research turns one into a kind of junky, for no sooner does one learn one fact another question is posed and one must start searching again; so I have to ask: 'Have you any pictures in your attic?'. It would be wonderful to see contemporary images of the ship, Thomas, and of course, Elizabeth and Jane!

Would you mind if I mention our contact on my 'Latest News' page ( http://www.lostbrig.net/latest_news.html )the lostbrig.co.uk site? Do you have a website that you would like to be linked to my site?

Thanks again and best wishes,

Steve.

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