Fiddler Fidler, George

Birth Name Fiddler Fidler, George 1a 2a
Gender male
Age at Death less than 94 years, 10 days


George gave various dates of birth on census records, ranging from 1826-1834. He gave his date of birth as December 22 1834 in the 1901 census.

Perhaps there were two men with this name living in New Brunswick? However, there was only one George Fidler in Sunbury on Hardwood Bridge, Northfield Sunbury Queen's County in a 1865 directory, and in the Lovell Directory 1871, a farmer.

From his date of birth, he could fit in the family of John and Hannah, or the family of Thomas and Mary Fidler. He said he emigrated in 1844, which fits with the dates of John and Hannah's emigration. However, with baptismal records for the other members of that family being available, why would George be missing?

On his marriage certificate, George gave his residence as Sunbury, New Brunswick. The fact that he met and married Jannett Humphrey, from PEI, is another tie to the family of John and Hannah, who also lived in PEI for a few years. Jannett died in 1870.

There is an indication on the 1871 census form that George and "Jane", an older woman, were married in the previous year (November 1870). Daughter Mary was two years old - it would seem that Mary was George and Jannett's daughter. George's second wife was possibly too old to be her mother.

George was alive until 1911, but was not in the 1921 census.

There was a land grant in the area to George:
Name FIDLER, George
Volume 151
Page 0
Grant number 25023
Place -----
County Sunbury
Date 1904-01-23
Accompanying plan ---
Acres 100
Microfilm F16450
Comment --






Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 22, 1826 ETCHILHAMPTON,WILTSHIRE,ENGLAND he could be the George Fidler, b. England age 30 in the 1861 NB census 1b
Death before 1921   not in 1921 census  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Fiddler Fidler, John18011879
Mother Offer, Hannahbefore 1871
    Sister     Fiddler, Elizabeth about 1821
    Brother     Fiddler, William 1825 1878
    Brother     Fiddler, Edward 1826 1889
    Brother     Fiddler, James 1829 before 1869
    Sister     Fiddler, Maria March 12, 1829 January 10, 1905
    Sister     Fiddler, Sarah 1833 December 22, 1902
    Sister     Fiddler, Margery October 17, 1835
    Sister     Fiddler, Hannah 1841 November 22, 1915
    Sister     Fiddler, Elizabeth about 1844 1911
    Sister     Fiddler, Mary Jane 1846 1927
         Fiddler Fidler, George December 22, 1826 before 1921


Family of Fiddler Fidler, George and Humphrey, Jannett Jennie

Married Wife Humphrey, Jannett Jennie ( * 1833 + February 17, 1870 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 28, 1865 Summerside, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Date January 12 1866 County Saint John Place Saint John Newspaper Morning News m. St. John's Church, St. Eleanor's, P.E.I., Thursday 28th ult., by Rev. J.W. Forsyth, George FIDDLER, Sunbury Co., N.B. / Miss Janet HUMPHERY, Margate, Lot 19.  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Fiddler, Mary G.1869before 1901

Family of Fiddler Fidler, George and Williams, Jane

Married Wife Williams, Jane ( * about 1828 + 1905 )

Source References

  1. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1826 Birth place: England Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1826 Birth place: England Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada

  2. Canadian City and Area Directories, 1819-1906
      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1889-1896 Residence place: New Brunswick, Canada