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The Lumbsdens | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂



William Lumbsden arrived in Shippegan from England before 1840. He was an Anglican and married Elisabeth Witzell (daughter of William Witzell and Mary Topham) around 1840.

The couple had the following children:

  • Rebecca,
  • John (m. Victoria Mallet),
  • Robert,
  • William,
  • Elisabeth (m.Isidore Hebert, son of Joseph Hebert and Olive Mallet),
  • George (m. Elisabeth Duguay, daughter of Aime Duguay and Mathilde Doucet)


Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

The Duguays of Shippegan

The Heberts of Shippegan

The Mallets of Shippegan

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



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