McArthur, Harriet

Birth Name McArthur, Harriet
Gender female
Age at Death about 64 years, 5 months, 15 days


Marriage of Harriet and William not found in PEI Marriage Registers.

From Genealogy Notes From Lots 14 & 16 Provided and typed by Dorothy Farish, based on information is taken from an old copybook written by Father William Cameron - see The Island Register:

"Alexander Brown was an officer and came to Prince Edward Island in the American War of Independence. He got a grant of land in Lot 16, and married Margaret MacWilliams , a Scotch girl. He died at Brown's Creek and is buried across the river. There were three boys - the oldest was William , the second was Hugh, and the third was James . A daughter, Margaret , was born after her father's death. She married Rod MacNeill, a ship builder living in Lot 16. Alex Brown's widow married George Blood, a Protestant who turned Catholic.

William Brown , the oldest son of Alex and Margaret, married Harriet McArthur , daughter of Neill McArthur, whose mother was a Catholic. The mother before her marriage to Neill was a Mrs. Roche. Her first husband and a son burned to death in a vessel on the sea. They formerly came from Quebec. Neill met her in Gaspe. At the time he met Mrs.Roche she had five children - 3 girls and 2 boys.

(Father Willie's grandmother (Nellie Brown) was a bridesmaid at the wedding of William and Harriet)

William and Harriet had the following children :

Anne Maria , who never married. She died in 1902.

Alexander , who died unmarried.

Helena , who died unmarried.

Hugh , who died unmarried.

William , who married Helen (or Ellen) Gorman, daughter of Thomas Gorman, Trout River, Tyne Valley. (PEI Baptismal Index)

Margaret , died unmarried.(PEI Baptismal Index)

Henrietta , who married James Gorman. They lived in Lot 7.(PEI Baptismal Index)

Veronica , who married John McIntyre. He used to keep a hotel. (Some of their children were baptized in the Brae - see the PEI Baptismal Index)

Ellen Virginia , died unmarried. (newspaper notice)

Her twin, James , married Maggie E. McDonald, daughter of Captain Hugh McDonald.

Bernard , who married Veronica McDonald, daughter of Captain Hugh McDonald." (PEI Baptismal Index)

The 12 member household of William Brown in Lot 13 in the 1861 census could be this family. They were all Roman Catholic, and there was a man over 60.

The Islander – Jul 1, 1870
At Lot 13, on Monday, the 14th June, Miss Ellen Virginia Brown, aged 24 years, daughter of Mr. William Brown.

On Thursday, the 16th June, after an illness of twelve months, which she bore with Christian resignation, Mrs. Henrietta Brown, wife of Mr. Wm. Brown, and mother of the above, aged 64.

In 1881, Hugh and Ann Maria were in Lot 13.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1806 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death June 16, 1870 Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Neil - Lot 13about 1776before 1846
Mother Roache, Bridgetabout 1774
    Brother     McArthur, Hugh - Lot 13 December 30, 1800 1840
    Sister     McArthur, Eleanor Ellen 1805 1891
         McArthur, Harriet about 1806 June 16, 1870
    Brother     McArthur, John 1807
    Sister     McArthur, Maria about 1810


Family of Brown, William and McArthur, Harriet

Married Husband Brown, William ( * + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1828      
Name Birth Date Death Date
Brown, Helenabefore 1881
Brown, Ann MariaOctober 25, 1828December 25, 1902
Brown, Arigen1832before 1901
Brown, Hugh A.18331893
Brown, William CornellApril 15, 18351922
Brown, Margaret ElizabethJune 21, 1837September 18, 1870
Brown, HenriettaJuly 10, 1839April 9, 1924
Brown, VeronicaAugust 20, 1841before 1926
Brown, Ellen Virginia1846June 14, 1870
Brown, James Emmanuelabout 1846March 24, 1923
Brown, Bernard DonaldJanuary 17, 18481926