Archives & Special Collections Department
Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H5
Scope and contents
1. Correspondence, 1794-1953; predominant 1794-1903
2. Legal Papers, 1787-1912; predominant 1787-1880
3. Accounts, 1795-1882
4. St. Paul's Anglican Church (Burton) records, 1857-1929; predominant 1857-1860
Biographical Sketches: William Hubbard (1751-1813), the son of Nathaniel Hubbard (1712-1772) and Mary Quintard, came to New Brunswick as a Loyalist in 1783 from Stamford, Connecticut. Hubbard drew land in both Parrtown (Saint John) and Northampton in Carleton County. He chose however to establish his home on land in Burton, Sunbury County. Here he farmed, practiced law, became a member of the first House of Assembly and served as Registrar of Deeds and Wills and Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Sunbury County. He married Benjamina W. Clarke (1770-1856) with whom he had eight children: six daughters and two sons. He died in 1813 and is buried in Maugerville.
After William's untimely death in 1813, his fifteen year old son Nathaniel (1798-1878) took over management of the family farm in Burton. Nathaniel Hubbard also acted as Registrar of Deeds and Wills for 50 years. He was active in establishing local government, road building and the establishment of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Burton. He married first Susannah Maria Louisa Street (1797-1847) with whom he had three children, Abigal Ann, William Woodbridge and Frederick Ambrose. After the death of his first wife, he married Charlotte Hazen (1806-1873).
Scope and Contents: This fonds contains the correspondence, both family and business, of William Hubbard and his son Nathaniel Hubbard, predominantly 1794-1903; legal papers, including many deeds, powers of attorney, warrants, bonds and affidavits, predominantly 1787-1880; and business papers such as receipts, invoices and statements, 1795-1882. The fonds also contains records documenting the construction of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Burton, 1857- 1860, and a collection of genealogies, both Hubbards and the families with whom they intermarried, most notably the Streets and Wilmots.
This fonds is divided into six series:
Series 1. Correspondence, 1794-1953; predominant 1794-1903
Series 2. Legal Papers, 1787-1912; predominant 1787-1880
Series 3. Accounts, 1795-1882
Series 4. St. Paul's Anglican Church (Burton) records, 1857-1929; predominant 1857-1860
Series 5. Genealogies
Series 6. Miscellaneous
Title based on content.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: In Nov. 1954, the Hubbard family papers were deposited at UNB by Miss Dora Hubbard, on behalf of her sister, Agnes Hubbard, and her brother R.D.W. Hubbard and his wife Louisa. Dora, Agnes and R.D.W. Hubbard were the children of Frederick Ambrose Hubbard and the grandchildren of Nathaniel Hubbard who created the bulk of the Hubbard Family papers.
Availability of Other Formats: A substantial portion of this fonds (pre-1833) was available on microfilm in the Loyalist Collection: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .H8F3P3. The fonds in its entirety was microfilmed in 2001.
Access: There is no restriction on access or reproduction of material in this fonds. A limited amount of copying can be done from the originals but researchers wishing to do extensive copying should work from the microfilm in order to preserve the originals from excessive handling.
Finding Aids: A card index to the Hubbard fonds is available both in hard copy in the UNB Archives and on microfilm. The index is arranged under the following subject categories: family correspondence; business correspondence; legal papers, accounts, church records, genealogies and miscellaneous. Cards are sub-filed chronologically within each subject category. Please see notes to the series descriptions for details.