John Farmer 1812 references

John as magistrate in fisheries duties

Campobello facts –

John as acting constable on Campobello

John as petitioner for island as separate county

John Campabollo hotel company

Campobello Mill Manufacturing and Ship Building Company

John as Deputy Treasurer on fisheries

Commissions paid as collector of customs

Petition to be paid for surveying roads


Other interesting links


St Ann’s Anglican Church

Marriage John & Julia

John Farmer’s tombstone

In loving memory of poor – Gray – son of Julia H and John Farmer – died Mar 3,  1890 – aged 20 years. The Lord my God shall make – my darkness to be light.

Mary dau of John and Julia – Farmer died March 10 1901 – age 27 years.

John Farmer  -died- feb 3 1901 age 88 – One precious to our hearts is gone, the voice we loved is still, the place made vacant in our home, can never more be filled.

Anne – wife of – John Farmer died July 8 1864 age 44 years

I know that my redeemer – liveth and he shall – stand at the latter day – upon the earth.

Also their daughter – Francis Owen – died March 5 1865 aged 20 years. She was a dutiful affectionate – child and her life was – ineproachable.

Early Campobello history

Church Records

Campobello The Outer Island by Alden Nowlan



There arrived on Campobello in September 1835 the third Principle Proprietary, Admiral William Fitzwilliam Owen, sailor, cartographer and amateur theologian…

This younger Manchester-born son of old Captain Owen was now 61..

In 1872, Captain Robinson-Owen began trying to selll the island … for the following seven years the island was administered by his widow with the assistance of his bailiff, John Farmer, who had come to Campobello with the Admiral as a boy of fifteen.

Dates from Grammy Farmer’s Bible

John Allen Farmer

Jul 17


Ruth Hope Farmer-White

Sep 17


Kathleen Ruth Farmer

Dec 9


Louise Francis Farmer

Oct 8


Donald Spencer Farmer

Sep 10


John Franklin Farmer

Aug 4


George White

Jul 4


Mary White


Henry White

Oct 4


Edward White

Jan 3


Harvey White

Feb 4


Dorothy White


Elizabeth White

Nov 23


Ruth Hope White

Sep 17


Sewell White