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JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 29 Aug 2001 11:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JESTINGS, PHINEY, LeCAIN, BURNS
Hi.

I am researching JESTINGS and have found several in Annapolis, but I'm stuck with a Joseph JESTINGS who married Anne PHINEY (Phinney) in 1806 in Cornwallis, St. John's Kings, NS. They are the oldest I have in NS. I am trying to link them back to England. Here are a few more that I consider important links:

Joseph JESTINGS m. Elizabeth LeCAIN in 2/9/1843 in Clements, Annapolis

Samuel JESTINGS m. Margaret BURNS in 1858, where they raised their family. (I would love their marriage date!!!)

Any help on this surname would be so very much appreciated. Thanks!!!

April Jestings-Brown

Re: JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 12 Jan 2004 1:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi April I am a mother in law to a Jestings that is ralated to you. Her name is Kara and her father is George. Please e mail me any and all information so I can start helping you. My daughter in trying to find info so I can look at the Salt Lake Library this coming week. I will be willing to look up any information you need as well. Maybe the both of us can break the barrier to finding info in England. Susan Berlin
e mail me at susan_berlin@msn.com. Thanks for any help in advance.

Re: JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 4 Mar 2004 6:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
hI aPRIL I HAVE NOT GOTTEN TO FAXING YOU THE INFORMATION i HAVE BUT I HAVE A GREAT SIGHT THAT
THAT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO LOOK AT. IT IS CALLED ONE GOOD FAMILY.COM ITEVEN HAD KARA MY DAUGHTER IN LAWS NAME AND MY SON AS WELL. PLUS A LOT MORE. I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP BUT IT CAN'T HURT TO SEE. bEST WISHES SUSAN BERLIN
SUSAN_BERLIN@MSN.COM

Re: JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 23 Sep 2012 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JESTINGS, JUSTINGS, JESTINS, JUSTINS
Still working on the brick wall I mentioned in 2001 (wow). Joseph Jestings married Anne Phinney in Cornwallis, Kings County, NS in 1806. I visited the church in 2008 but did not see any markers in the cemetery. I can't find their names in any cemeteries in Nova Scotia. Will search Maine more extensively, which is where his eldest son and family are found in the census records in the 1800s. I do know that he was listed under Jospeh "Justings" in the royal militia list of disbanded soldiers in Annapolis and given a land grant in 1821 (Dalhousie land grant). Please contact me at either of these newer email addresses:
apriljb@bellsouth.net
wallace.abc3@yahoo.com
I appreciate any help you could offer in my quest to find Joseph's English origin.
April (Jestings) Wallace

Re: JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 9 Jan 2013 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=...

Has a Mary E. Jestings (dau. of Samuel & looks to be Margt)
marrying to a Samuel Wear from Bear River in 1879.

Perhaps this is a daughter of the Samuel and Margaret Burns you were looking for.
I am very intersted in this line myself now, as in my Nova Scotia lines I have both Burns and Weir/Wear/Weare etc.


Familysearch.org did parent search for Samuel Jestings & Margaret Burns and came up with these

groom's name: Bernard Jestings
groom's birth date: 1862
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 26
bride's name: Ellen F. Miskell
bride's birth date: 1860
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 28
marriage date: 26 Mar 1888
marriage place: Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts
groom's father's name: Samuel Jestings
groom's mother's name: Margaret Burns
bride's father's name: John Miskell
bride's mother's name: Bridget Glynn
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: I01079-5
system origin: Massachusetts-EASy
source film number: 2031401
reference number: I174-21



name: Elizabeth Jestings
event type: Death
event date: 05 Nov 1892
event place: East Machias,,Maine
gender: Female
age: 18
estimated birth year: 1874
father: George Samuel Jestings
mother: Margaret Burns
spouse:
spouse's father:
spouse's mother:
film number: 9970
dgs number: 4544481
image number: 03737



name: Jestings
event type: Marriage
event date:
event place: Gardiner,,Maine
gender: Male
age:
estimated birth year:
father: Samuel Jestings
mother: Margaret Burns
spouse: Richards
spouse's father: Felix Richards
spouse's mother: Lizzie Fraser
film number: 9970
dgs number: 4544481
image number: 03742


groom's name: James Jestings
groom's birth date: 1871
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 24
bride's name: Margaret Stewart
bride's birth date: 1867
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 28
marriage date: 03 Jan 1895
marriage place: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
groom's father's name: Saml. Jestings
groom's mother's name: Margaret Burns
bride's father's name: Mccartney Stewart
bride's mother's name: Agnes Bell
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: I09532-1
system origin: Rhode Island-EASy
source film number: 2188896
reference number: p 157

Re: JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 9 Jan 2013 4:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
More marriages of children with parents Samuel & Margt.

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=...

William J.P Wood &
Margaret Jestings on Nov 3 1883, in Annapolis



name: Minetta Gesting Nelson
gender: Female
burial date:
burial place:
death date: 02 Jan 1892
death place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
age: 25
birth date: 1867
birthplace:
occupation:
race:
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Thomas A.
father's name: Samuel G.
father's birthplace:
mother's name: Margaret Burns
mother's birthplace:
indexing project (batch) number: I00779-3
system origin: Massachusetts-EASy
source film number: 594520
reference number: 109


Re: JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 9 Jan 2013 4:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Jan 2013 4:44PM GMT
This shows a James Jestings, as born May 21 1870 in Tupperville, NS to parents Samuel Jestings and mother ? Burns

It looks like Samuel Jestings and Margaret Burns are parents of James Jesting and the other children I found on familysearh.org

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=...

Re: JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 21 May 2013 12:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JESTINGS; WEAR
Samuel & Margaret JESTINGS appear in the 1881 Annapolis Royal, N.S. census (living in Round Hill area). Samuel was listed as age 46, b. N.S., Bapt, English, farmer. Margaret was 49, also b. N.S., Bapt. & English. Their children, all born in N.S. were listed as follows: Charles, 22; Bernard, 19; Margaret, 16; Nettie, 14; James, 10; & Lizzie, 6. Their daughter Mary Ella (age 20 in that record) who married Samuel WEIR/WEAR in 1879 was living in the same area with her son Henry age 1 and daughter Blanch age one month.

Re: JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 22 May 2013 11:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Here's a combination of data from Wayne Walker's files, and some of my own research. Not sure if this will clarify or obscure, but I believe it provides the 1857 (not 1858) marriage date for Samuel and the woman I would dub, Margaret Jane Burns, as well as some of their descendants. I am afraid the link across the Atlantic data is not within my grasp, but here is data that may help flesh out some of the family connections.

JESTINGS

1. George JESTING He lived in Clements with his wife Elizabeth.
Married 1st day Feb 1827, by banns, by Rev. Sampson BUSBY, Methodist, George JESTINGS, AND, Elizabeth BUSKIRK, both of Annapolis. (Bridgetown Methodist and Presbyterian United Circuit Marriage Register, 1815-1967, NS Film 11252)

Children:

2 i. William JESTINGS; b.c. 1830;

ii. James Edward JESTING; b. 28 Aug 1844; bpt. 11 Jul 1854 in Annapolis; sources: (1) St. George and St. Andrew's Parish Register Annapolis;

2. William JESTINGS (George) "Married 29 Dec 1853 by Rev. J. RING, William JESTINGS, AND, Miss Jane STEALS. (The Christian Messenger, 12 Jan 1854) Bond and cover dated 20 Dec 1853, by Rev. Jarvis RING, Baptist, of Bridgetown, between William W. JESTINGS, bachelor, farmer of Annapolis, AND, Miss Jane STEALS, spinster of Annapolis. Cosigner: Robert PETTIT, farmer of Annapolis." (Annapolis County Marriage Bonds and Licences 1853, no. 393)

"married 29 Nov 1880 at Annapolis, by license, Baptist, William JESTINGS, aged 50, widower, farmer, of Round Hill, born in Bentville, son of George and Elizabeth JESTINGS, farmer, AND Peninah TINKHAM, aged 33, spinster, of and born in Yarmouth, daughter of Jacob and Margaret TINKHAM, farmer" (Annapolis County Marriage Register, page 123, no.88).

Unsure of following:

Married 12 Nov 1857 (could THIS be 1858 marriage, and Jane be a Margaret Jane?), at Bridgetown, Samuel JESTINGS, farmer at Tupperville, AND, Jane BURNS. Child: James, born 21 May 1870 at Tupperville. (Registrar Quarterly Returns, Round Hill Births, 2nd Q, 1870) Indeed, based on LDS website, it shows 12-Nov-1857 as marriage date at Round Hill for Samuel and MARGARET. ("Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949") Children, then, aside from James, would very likely include:
Agnes Edith Jestings, b. 08-May-1865, married a Mr. Weaver, and she died 31-Jan-1944 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
A Menetta Jestings, b. 20-Aug-1866, Round Hill, d/o of Samuel and Margaret. Son, James, b. 1870, listed as son of Samuel and Jane, is the James S., aged 10 months in the 1871 census for Carleton Corner, Annapolis Co, NS. Here is the family in 1871:

Samuel Jestings 36
Margaret Jestings 40
Carles M Jestings 12 (Charles)
Ellea Jestings 10
Burnard Jestings 8 (Barnard)
Margaret Jestings 6
Menetta Jestings 4
James S Jestings 10 months

10 years later (1881 census) in Annapolis Royal:

Samuel Jesting 46
Margaret Jesting 49
Charles Jesting 22
Barnard Jesting 19
Margaret Jesting 16
Nettie Jesting 14 (Menetta)
James Jesting 10 (ends up marrying a Margaret Stewart, b. Jul-1866, Ireland) @1895. James had moved to US @18888, and in 1900, is found in Newport, RI, USA, daughter of McCartney Stewart, b. Dec-1831. James and Margaret had Charles A?. Jestings, and Annie. Charles b. 07-Nov-1896, Newport, RI, d. 16-Jan-1989, Newport, RI, his son, Charles Stewart Jestings, b. 05-May-1927, d. 18-Feb-2006, Middleton, RI, USA his grandson, Charles Stewart Jestings, Jr., b. @1963)
Lizzie Jesting 6


Married 10 Oct 1853? at Round Hill, William JESTINGS, farmer at Round Hill, AND, Jane BURNS. Child: Frederick B., born 6 Feb 1873 at Round Hill. (Registrar Quarterly Returns, Round Hill Births, 4th Q, 1873) - Worried about the Jane BURNS connection.

Surely this is the same William shown in 1881 Canada Census at Annapolis Royal, Ann. Co, NS, as follows:

William Jestings 51
Boninck Jestings 33
Edward Jestings 24
John Jestings 20
Isabella Jestings 17
...Na Jestings 14
Ester Jestings 11
Frederick Jestings 8 (here is, I believe, the Frederick B. (Burns?) Jestings, b. 06-Feb-1873)


There are surely many ties to East Machias, Washington County, ME, USA.

In fact, Samuel G. Jestings, widower, b. Apr-1836, Canada/Eng, is found there in 1900 census, living with James Q. Burns, b. @1837, NS, and wife Susan, b. @1839, NS, with some of their family. Then back in Annapolis Co, NS for 1901, living with William and Margaret Wood (unsure if/how related).


UNSURE how related, but likely NOT another son of George and Elizabeth, since they were married in 1827:

Joseph JESTINGS He was a shoemaker living in Clements with his wife Elizabeth LeCAIN.

Married 9 Feb 1843. Joseph JESTINGS of the Parish of St. Luke's, Annapolis and Elizabeth LeCAIN of the Parish of Clements were married 9 Feb 1843 at her father's house by license (St. Clements Anglican, Marriage Register, page 7, no. 19) Bond 9 Feb 1843, Joseph JESTINGS, AND, Elizabeth LeCAIN. cosigner: Thomas LeCAIN. Rev. GODFREY signed bond. (Nova Scotia Marriage Bonds 1843)

"Joseph JESTINGS of St. Clements, aged 34 years, was buried 17 Jul 1854" (St. Clements PR3, p.15, no.113).

"married 25 Feb 1880 at Lake LaRose, by license, Church of England, William J. TEWDALE, aged 49, widower, farmer, of Lake LaRose, born in England, son of John and Isabella TEWDALE, miller, AND Susan JESTINGS, aged 37, spinster, of Lake LaRose, born in Clementsport, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth JESTINGS, shoemaker" (Annapolis County Marriage Register, page 118, no.16).

Children:

i. Susan Elizabeth JESTINGS; b. 14 Aug 1843; "Susan Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth JESTINGS, shoemaker, of Clements, b. 14 Aug 1843, bpt. 9 Mar 1850" (St.G&St.A PR1, p.28/29); (originally thought this must be the Susan L. Jestings BURNS, who married James A. Burns and appears also in East Machias, ME., but in 1900 US Census that Susan L. shows DOB as Jan-1839. - needs more work, most likelyk)

ii. Martha Maria JESTINGS; b. 27 May 1845; "Martha Maria, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth JESTINGS, shoemaker, of Clements, b. 27 May 1845, bpt. 9 Mar 1850" (St.G&St.A PR1, p.28/29); "Martha JESTINGS of Clements, in her 17th year, was buried 10 Jul 1861" (St. Clements PR3, p.25, no.193);

iii. George A. JESTINGS; b. 20 Mar 1847; "George A., son of Joseph and Elizabeth JESTINGS, shoemaker, of Clements, b. 20 Mar 1847, bpt. 9 Mar 1850" (St.G&St.A PR1, p.28/29); "George JESTINGS of Clements, in his 14th year, was buried 6 Jul 1861" (St. Clements PR3, p.24, no.192);

iv. Sarah L. JESTINGS; b. 15 Apr 1849; "Married 3 Oct 1867 at Clements, by licence, by Rev. G.D. COX, Baptist; James
HUBLEY, aged 22, bachelor, farmer, of Milford, born in La Have, son of Jacob HUBLEY, farmer, AND, Sarah JESTINGS, aged 17, spinster, of Milford, born in Clements, daughter of Joseph JESTINGS, farmer. (Annapolis County Marriage Register 1867-68, page 20, no. 11) (Annapolis Co., Annapolis Marriages and Licences, sheet 63, 1867) Married at Baptist Parsonage, Clements. Bond dated 3 Oct 1867, cosigner: George HARNISH of Milford. (Annapolis County Marriage Bonds and Licences 1868, no. 11) (Registrar Quarterly Returns, Annapolis County, Annapolis Licenses, 1867, sheet 62; Marriages, 1867, sheet 63) He was a
labourer at Milford. Child: Sharlot Ann, born 2 Sep 1868 at Milford. (Registrar Quarterly Returns, Milford Births, 1st Q, 1869) Married 3 Oct 1867 at Clements by Rev. G.D. COX, James HUBLY, AND, Sarah JESTINGS, both of Milford. (The Christian Messenger, 23 Oct 1867)

Re: JESTINGS in Annapolis...please help. My surname is extremely RARE!!!

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 11:59PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: JESTINGS, LeCain, PHINNEY, BURNS
You are too kind. A lot I knew but a few interesting unknown tidbits that could help with my search and at the very least, confirm some of my "children of..." THANK YOU!!! I believe Joseph is George's younger brother to another Joseph Jestings (the one who married Anne Phinney in 1806 in King's County, Cornwallis, NS) but I have yet to find documentation.
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