Elizabeth Ann Hicks was the daughter of George Hicks & Grace Little. George was bpt. Apr 5 1749 St Keyne son of George Hicks & Elizabeth __________] in St. Keyne, Conwall, England. George married Grace Little Jun 24 1776 in St Keyne, Cornwall, England. Grace's parents have not been completely determined at this time, but it seems she is probably the daughter of Joseph Little, yeoman & his wife Anne who was baptized May 2 1758 in St. Keyne, Cornwall, England.
His will dated Feb 9 1810 in Menheniot , Cornwall, England [transcribed below] names his wife Grace, Richard Stephens**, Joseph Hicks (son), William Hicks (son), Elizabeth Ann Morshead (dau), Grace Hicks (dau), Richard Pooley (servant), & six younger children; A burial record for a George Hicks in Menheniot who d. Sept 20 1815 age 67 & states his residence as Butts Head, Parish Of St Budeaux*. This is no doubt him as his probate record states he died the "17th day of September".
The baptisms in Menheniot, Cornwall, England state the following
as children of George Hicks & Grace ________:
1. Joseph Hicks - bpt. Feb 9 1780 m: Mary Bennett on Apr 11 1803 in Menheniot, witnesses unreadable, except the first name of one was Elizabeth
2. Elizabeth Ann Hicks bpt. Mar 29 1782, m: Nicholas Morshead on June 10 1805 witnesses John Hicks & John Oliver, Groom lived in Menheniot, bride lived in Sojourner. She is mentioned by her married name in her father's will, transcribed below - See previous blog
3. George Hicks bpt Jul 20 1784 d. young, maybe 1788 or 1790
4. William Hicks bpt. Jun 22 1786
5. Grace Hicks bpt. Jan 30 1788 m: Richard Hancock on Apr 13 1814 in Menheniot. The witnesses were George Hicks & John Rowe, both groom & bride resided in Menheniot, "with consent of parents". It seems according to her father's will she may have wanted to marry Richard Pooley, a household servant, & her father forbid it.
6. George Hicks bpt. Jun 19 1791 m: Ann Hancock on Feb 29 1816 in Menheniot, witnesses were Richard Hancock & George Hancock, groom's residence listed as St Budeaux, Devon*, "with consent of parents"
7. Thomas Hicks bpt. Jan 22 1793
8. Francis Hicks bpt Nov 19 1795 He definitely is not listed on the Cornwell site, but is on the FS site
9. Daniel Hicks bpt. Nov 29 1798 (On FS it states his name as "Denzell" - there is also a Denzel Morshead who d. 1817 a6mo in Menheniot)
10. Robert Hicks bpt. Dec 17 1801 1801"Privatley Baptised 21.01.1801"
11. Samuel Hicks bpt. Dec 17 1801 "Privatley Baptised 21.01.1801"
* Part of St Budeaux is in Devon & a small part was in Cornwall - It was/is a chaplry in Plymouth, St Andrew ancient parish
** A Richard Stephens - seems to have married Blanch Sleep on Feb 5 1782 Witnesses: Sam BRAUND & Ferdinando SLEEP - But..there were two Richard Stephens in Menheniot having children at the same time - this one & one married to Ann - but no marriage to an Ann was found
The following will transcription was found here: http://cornwall-opc.org/Records/parishes/L-P/menheniot_will_hicks.php
The Will of George Hicks, dated 9 February 1810
For the Stamp Office
Copy of the Will of George Hicks of the Parish of Menheniot Cornwall but since of Saint Budeaux Devon
Executrix Grace Hicks of Saint Budeaux aforesaid Widow
Proved in the Archdeacon’s Court of Totnes 25 January 1816
Effects sworn under £450
Walter Prideaux Deputy Registrar
(Hand-written insertions and deletions on a pre-printed form, see this page for examples)
FORMS of AFFIDAVITS to be required and received from Persons applying for Probates of Wills and Letters of Administration, of the Value of the Personal Estate and Effects of the Deceased.
No. 1. For EXECUTORS
Grace Hicks of the parish of Saint Budeaux in the County of Devon and Archdeaconry of Totnes Widow Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of George Hicks late of Saint Budeaux Yeoman deceased who died on the seventeenth Day of September 1815 maketh oath and saith that she has made diligent search and due enquiry after and in respect of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said Deceased. in order to ascertain the full amount and value thereof; and that to the best of her knowledge, information
and belief, the whole of the Goods, Chattels & Credits of which the said Deceased died possessed within the archdry of Totnes, province of Canterbury (exclusive of what the Deceased may have been possessed of, or intitled to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates for years of the Deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the Deceased) are under the Value of four hundred and fifty pounds And this Deponent further saith that the said Deceased had no Personal Estate and Effects at the time of his decease within the province of York or elsewhere to which this Deponent need to Administer
Sworn on the Twenty-fifth
Day of January 1816
before me (signed) Grace Hicks
(signed) John Gardy Commissr.
Every such Affidavit to be exempt from Stamp Duty, and to be transmitted to the Commissioners of Stamps, together with the Copy of the Will, to which it shall relate under a Penalty of L50
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This is the last Will and Testament of me George Hicks of the Parish of Menheniot in the County of Cornwall Yeoman which I declare as follows. I give to my Dear Wife Grace Hicks my best Bedstead Bed and the Furniture thereof fully performed I give and bequeath All my Money and Securities for Money live and dead Stock implements of Husbandry Household Furniture and all the Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattels and personal Estate and Effects after payment of my just Debts funeral and testamentary Expenses and the said Legacy unto my said Wife and Richard Stephens of Brendon in the Parish of Liskeard in the said County of Cornwall Yeoman Upon the Trusts and for the intents and purposes herein after declared and expressed that is to say Upon Trust that they my said Trustees and the survivor of them his or her Executors and Administrators do and shall continue and carry on my Farming Business at Trethall in such manner as the same may be conducted by me previous to my Decease until the Expiration of Fourteen Years of my Term therein And I hereby give my said Trustees full power to act in the management thereof and to employ the whole or so much of any Trust Estate as they or the survivor of them shall think fit therein And I direct that the produce and profits to arise from the said Business, after paying the rent, Taxes and other Expenses incident thereto for as much of such produce and profits as may be necessary shall be applied in the maintenance of my said Wife while she shall continue my Widow and in the maintenance and education of such of my Children as shall be living with me at my Decease And in case the whole of such produce and profits shall not be so applied then I direct that the residue thereof shall from time to time be laid out and invested on good security at interest in order that the same shall accumulate until the Expiration of the aforesaid past of my Term in Trethall aforesaid And after the expiration thereof then upon Trust that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall and do as soon as conveniently may be sell dispose of and convert into Money so much of my said Trust Estate as shall not consist of money and the accumulation, if any, of the produce and profits of my said Farming Business shall do and shall stand possessed thereof and of the money then in their Hands Upon Trust to pay and apply the same in manner following that is to say the
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The Sum of Sixty Pounds to my Son Joseph Hicks the like sum of Sixty Pounds to my Son William Hicks and the sum of Twenty pounds to my Daughter Elizabeth Ann Morshead And I direct the said legacies to be paid to my said three Children Over and besides any Portion or Provision I have paid to them respectively and to retain the Sum of Fifty Pounds for the Benefit of my daughter Grace Hicks and place the same at Interest on such Security as they my trustees or the survivors of them shall apprere(?) and from time to time pay the Interest thereof to my said Daughter Grace Hicks for her life or until her marriage or the marriage of Richard Pooley late Servant with me which shall first happen and upon and after the happening of either of the said Events then I direct the said Legacy of Fifty pounds to be paid to my said Daughter together with the Interest thereof And if my said Daughter shall be married at the time of the payment of the said Legacy as hereinafter mentioned or if the said Richard Pooley shall be then married then I direct the same Legacy to be paid to her absolutely as and when the other Legacies are made payable Provided always that if my said Daughter shall marry the said Richard Pooley at any time either before or after the time for paying my Legacies then I will and direct that the said Legacy shall not be paid to or belong to my said Daughter nor the Interest thereof be paid to her And thereupon or after the Decease of my Daughter in case she shall (George Hicks) die without having been married I direct the said Legacy of Fifty Pounds to be paid to such Persons as shall be the next of kin to my said Daughter under the Statute of distributions as if she were dead at the time of marrying the said Richard Pooley or at the time of her Decease respectively And upon Trust to pay to or permit my said Wife to retain the sum of Two Hundred pounds for her own use in case she shall be my Widow at the time of the payment of the legacies hereinafter mentioned but if she shall then have been married I direct the sum of One Hundred pounds only to be paid to or retained by her And if she shall marry after having received the said sum of Two Hundred then I direct my Wife to pay to my Executor the said sum of One Hundred pounds to be by him paid to such of my Children or their issue as shall then be next of kin to me under the said Statute of distributions And upon further Trust to pay the the surplus of the said Trust Monies to and among my six younger children
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Children in Equal proportions share and share alike And my will is that the said legacies to my Wife and Children shall be paid and payable at Lady Day next after the Expiration of the said Fourteen Years in Trethall aforesaid subject as aforesaid And I direct that the share of such of them that shall still be under the Age of Twenty one shall be retained by my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor until they shall severally attain that age and be in the mean time applied in and about their maintenance and Education and upon attaining that age to be paid to them for their equal benefit respectively Provided always And I declare that my said Trustees or the Survivor of them shall and may advance such part of the Share of any of my six younger Children as they shall think fit in placing any of them apprentice to any Trade or Business or in their or any of their Advancement or Settlement in the World before their shares shall respectively become payable And I direct that should any of my six younger Children Depart this Life before their shares of the surplus of my said Trust monies shall become payable without having been married or attaining the age of Twenty one then the share or shares of him or them so dying shall go and be paid or so much then of as shall not have been applied as aforesaid shall be paid to the survivor or survivors of them at such time or times as his or their original share or shares shall become payable And my will is that all and every the share and shares as directed to survive shall from time to time survive together with that Original share and along until such original share and shares shall become payable I appoint my said Wife and the said Richard Stephens Executrix and Executor of this my Will and also Guardian of my Children during their minority provided always and my Will is that my Wife shall be and act as a Trustee and Executrix of and under this my Will so long only as she shall continue my Widow And that upon her second marriage her Estate and Interest in such Trust and Executorship shall cease and be determined Provided also and I direct that they my said Trustees and Executors shall be answearable and chargeable only for such monies as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of this my Will and that neither of them shall be answearable fot the other of them for his or her own Acts receipts neglects and wilful defaults only and revoking all other Wills I declare this my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said George Hicks the Testator have to this my Will
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Will contained in two sheets of paper set my Hand and Seal that is to say any Hand to the first sheet and my Hand and Seal to this second sheet thereof this ninth Day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ten
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator George Hicks as and for his last Will and
Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto (signed) George Hicks (sealed)
(signed) Elizabeth Anstis (signed) Mattw. Anstis The above and these preceeding contain a true Copy of the Original Will of George Hicks late of Saint Budeaux Deceased the same having been carefully Examined therewith by us
(signed) Francis Henry Forord Clerks to Walter Prideaux Deputy Registrar of the
Archdeacons Court of Totnes
(signed) Nicholas Gidley
N.B. Words in italics within brackets are inserted by the transcriber e.g. (signed) Source: LDS Film Number 2276068 Images 778 - 783
Unless otherwise noted - the records were found here:
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Surname Saturday Nicholas Morshead & Elizabeth Hicks of North Rustico, PEI & Menheniot, Cornwall, England
Nicholas Morshead Sr was born about 1779 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England. He was christened on Jun 4 1781 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England of John Moreshead & Elizabeth Sleep [i]. [Click here for more]. Nicholas married Elizabeth Ann Hicks on Jun 10 1805 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England [ii]. Elizabeth was born about 1781 in England, christened Mar 29 1782 in Menheniot, Cornwall, Eng, dau of George Hicks & his wife Grace [iii].
Nicholas immigrated to North River, PEI likely not long after the birth of their son Providence Edward Moreshead who was said to be born in England about 1819 according to his census records. The couple are last found in Menheniot, Cornwall, England in 1815 at the christening of their son Joseph. The younger children's births or baptisms are not found there, perhaps they may have been somewhere in between Menheniot & PEI, but the first indication I have seen for their arrival in PEI is in Alice's notes where she states Nicholas Moreshead's name is mentioned in the PEI Gazette on Nov 7 1820. I have not seen this & have no further knowledge of it, but am most interested in the context. If this can be proven, this clearly would place his arrival before then. A passenger record has not been found with the family on it. Many ship records do not appear to have passenger lists, although there is an extensive list of PEI ships that can be found on islandregister.com.
A few other notes that may prove interesting include Mr. N. Moreshead appearing in the Royal Gazette, page 3 on July 26, 1836; Nicholas Moreshead being named as a juror at the Foyster inquest on June 19 1844; and Nicholas Moorside, prizewinner at a livestock show in the Islander, page 3 on Sept 24, 1847. It is believed all these can be found in what once was or still is the PEI Heritage Foundation Records.
In relation to the names Moreshead and Moreside it is supposed that the brothers remaining in the Lot 32 area, sons of this Nicholas, were dubbed Moreside by neighbors and eventually adopted the spelling of the name. Several documents note both spellings.
Elizabeth died Sept 16, 1848 age 67, and her grave is marked in The Old Protestant Cemetery in Charlottetown, PEI, although sadly, it has been vandalized. Nicholas is said to have died on Mar 21 1851 in PEI age 72 North Rustico, PEI - but I no source other than Alice's notes - as they are tied closely to the transcription of his will - perhaps there is a note there. He is probably buried in The Old Protestant Cemetery in Charlottetown, PEI, but his name is not recorded there with his wife.
Will of Nicholas, PEI probated 1851 record obtained by Alice Grant.
Last Will and Testament of Nicholas Moreshead Sr – died March 21, 1851 aged 72 years.
"This the last will and testament of Nicholas Moreshead of lot or township no. 32 in Queen’s county, Prince Edward Island, farmer, as follows, first I desire that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executor hereinafter named out of my personal estate as soon as conveniently can be done after my decease also I give devise and bequeath unto my son Daniel Moreshead all the farm where on I live and which I occupy with all the buildings theron the stock and movables to be divided herein afterwards mentioned to my son Providence Edward Morshead all that leasehold farm containing eighty eight acres on lot 32 bounding on the north by John McPhee’s land on the east by William Warren’s land and to my daughter Sophia Morshead all that leasehold farm containing seventy five acres joining her brother Edwards Farm and to my daughter Jane now living with me having one child they both shall be maintained as provided for her by her brother Daniel as long as she shall choose to remain with him, but should she leave to settle elsewhere she then shall have two cows, now the stock to be divided thus: to Edward two horses, four cows, ten sheep, one plough, one double harrow, one cart, one sled the horses have to have their harness for cart and plough. To Sophia one cow, one feather bed to Mary Ann Robinson, one side saddle, all the remainder of stock and movables for Daniel and it is further my desire that Daniel do assist and help to erect and build a suitable house and barn on the said Edwards farm and I also reserve one halfacre of land on the corner laying on the north and joining Popprel Island Bridge to be held by Daniel and Edward for the use of a lime kiln and to the rest of my children that are settled and doing for themselves say, John, Nicholas, George and Joseph, Elizabeth and Mary Ann that the sum of one guinea a piece to each of them to be paid within twelve months of my decease and I constitute and appoint Joseph Moreshead and James Warren, John Scott Frederick Warren to be Executors of this my will revoking all former wills by me at any time hereto made, and declaring this only to be my last will and testament. In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this the third day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty. Signed: Nicholas Moreshead (LS)
Signed, sealed published and declared by the said testator as for this last will and testament in our presents who in the presents of each other have unto subscribed our names as witnesses. William Warren, John Scott, James Warren
This will was proved on the 28th day of March 1851 on the oath of James Warren and probate granted to the Executors therin named. Signed R. Hodgson-Surrogate Judge of Probate - As certified by A.M. Myers, Registar."
Nicholas and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. John Mooreshed was born on Feb 27 1806; Mentioned in Nicholas's will. see previous blog
2. Elizabeth Mooreshed was christened on Dec 2 1807 in Menheniott, Cornwal, England [iv]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will.
3. Nicholas Mooreshed Jr was christened on Oct 5 1809 in Menheniott, Cornwal, England [v]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will. Nicholas married Mary Ann Rodd on 29 Sep 1834 and died on Sep 1 1861 at age 54 of decline [vi]. Further information on the Rodd family can be found here: http://www.islandregister.com/parker_rodd.html
i. Ann Elizabeth Mooreshed b. Dec 22 1834 bpt May 17 1835 by Rev L.C. Jenkins[vii].
ii. Maria Moreshead b. Jul 4 1840, bpt Sep 28 1840 by Rev. Jenkins[viii]
iii. Jane Moreshead bpt Sep 12 1842[ix]
iv. Sophia Moreshead bpt Sep 12 1842[x]
4. Mary Ann Mooreshed was christened on May 2 1811 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England [xi], most likely died young.
5. Mary Ann Morshead Christened Mar 16 1815 in Menheniot, Cornwall, England [xii]. Married _____ Robinson according to her father's will noted above.
6. George Mooreshed/Moreside was b. a1806  ,christened on Nov 6 1812 in Menheniott, Cornwal, England [xiii]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will. George married Jane Hutton. He received a land grant of 100 acres in Lot 32 on Loyalist Rd Feb 15 1867 from Commissioner of Public Lands, John Aldous [xiv]. He died May 20 1896 [xv].
i. John Alfred Moreside bpt Aug 29 1846 [xvi] m: Phoebe Bertha Coles. He died Aug 12
ii. James Hutton Moreside b. 1846, bpt Aug 29 1846[xviii], James Moreshead bpt Nov 24
1859[xix] Either the older James died young or this man was baptized twice, not sure.
m: Catherine Ann McDonald b. Jan 22 1859. He died 1912 at 52 buried Milton Cemetery.
Children: George Moreside, Caroline Moreside; Allen Moreside, Lorne Moreside, Benjamin Moreside,
Kennet Moreside, Etta Moreshide; Sarah Moreside m: ____ Ford, Evelyn Moreside m: ___Roper, another daughter m: Ben Coles, all living when Catherine died at a109. Two of James &
Catherine's children died before her[xx]. See Census 1891. Those interested in her should see
James's brother George Samuel who she married after being a widow for a decade[xxi], & might
look up the following articles & photos: [The] Guardian Sat., 22 Jan., 1955, p 1 - photo
Catherine (MacDonald) Moreside, age 96 with 5 generations according to the Island Register website. Also see Guardian Weds., 21 Jan., 1959; Guardian Fri., 22 Jan., 1960, p6; Guardian Mon., 22
Jan., 1962, p 6; Guardian 23 Jan., 1962, p 2; Guardian Tues., 22 Jan., 1963; Guardian
Mon., 13 Jan., 1964, p 8; Guardian Fri., 24 Jan., 1964, p 6; Guardian Thurs., 21 Jan., 1965,
pp 9 & 13; Guardian 23 Jan., 1965, p 3; Guardian 12 Oct., 1966, p 17; Patriot Mon., 22 Jan.,
1968, p 3; Guardian Fri., 26 April, 1968, p 2;
iii. George Thomas Moreside b. a1848 bpt Sep 15 1848[xxii] Alice Grant's notes from
here get a little fuzzy she indicates "George Samuel" - m1st: Mabel Jane Graham, m2nd:
Catherine Ann (McDonald) Morshead, brother James widow [xxiii]. He died Oct 1932
at 77 yrs[xxiv]. Catherine lived to be 109 yrs old & died on Jun 16 1968[xxv].
But it seems to me… that George & Samuel are different men. According to the 1891
Census - A Samuel had a wife Jane, Children: Mary E; Garfield, Albert, Harry. I'm not sure how
this really all fits, or doesn't fit, together.
iv. Matilda Jane Moreside bpt Mar 10 1853[xxvi] m: James William Coles on Aug 16 1876.
v. Emily Eliza Moreshead bpt Jun 2 1854[xxviii]
vi. Mary Elizabeth Moreshead bpt Sep 6 1850[xxix]
7. Joseph Mooreshed was christened on Mar 16 1815 in Menheniot, Cornwall, England[xxx]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will. Joseph married Sarah Hiscock. She died Nov 23, 1870 and is probably in the Old Protestant Cemetery. He died Nov 18 1877 North River, age 67[xxxi]. Land assigned to Sarah (Hiscock) Morshead can be found here: http://www.islandregister.com/landrecords/hiscock1.html. I have a note of Alice's indicating that [a] Joseph settled in Lot 10 in 1845 according to Meechams 1880 Atlas. I doesn't seem probable it could be anyone other than this Joseph - or perhaps it was confused by the Alas writer?
i. Joseph Mooreshed b. Apr 9 1840, bpt Apr 17 1841 by Rev. L. C. Jenkins[xxxii]
8. Daniel Mooreshed/Moreside was born about 1815. He married Catherine McKinley (who died of consumption)[xxxiii]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will. He received a land grant of 100 acres in North River Lot 32 Feb 15 1867 from Commissioner of Public Lands, John Aldous. The land in the 1880 Atlas shows "Moreside", as are the others, but the deeds state "Morshead"[xxxiv]. He died Feb 28 1880 age 65.
i. John Mooreshed b. 1857 d. 1931 m: Fanny Warren Children: Lloyd Moreside; Fulton Webster
Moreside; Percy Moreside; Jack Moreside; Muriel Moreside; Douglas Moreside; Eric Moreside;
ii. Daniel Mooreshed Jr. b. 1860 married Mary Ross[xxxvi]
iii. Maude Mooreshed m: [an] Inspector Kiley. Children: Arletta Kiley m: ___Jones[xxxvii]
iv. Jemima Mooreshed, never married, died in Boston [xxxviii]
v. one Mooreshed child’s name is missing but married a Warren and ran a store[xxxix]
9. Sophia Mooreshed b. Feb 1 1821 [1901 & 1891 Census] Sophia married James Jewell. [after 1851? As she is named as Moreshead in her father's 1851 will]
i. Ann Jewel; b. Jul 20 1853, bpt Jul 1 1854[xl]
ii. James Jewell b. Nov 1 1861 bpt Aug 24 1868[xli] m: Rhoda _______
iii. Elizabeth Jewell b. 1866 
iv. John Jewell b. Jun 15 1864 [1901 & 1891 Censuses] m: Lottie______  Children: James Jewll
b. Oct 17 1892; John Jewell b. Dec 23 1894; William Jewell b. Jan 25 1896; Robert Jewell b. Jul 11
According to a letter written by Sophia Jane Moreshead Cain, dau of John, dated Aug 18 1907 she states: "Father had five brothers: Daniel, Edward, Joseph, George and Nicholas. He had four sisters. They are all dead now but two sisters." I believe the above Sophia is one of the sister's alive, but it is unclear who the other sister is. The letter is better detailed here.
10. Jane Mooreshed Jane married William Campbell. William Campbell likely died before 1851 as Jane & her son are noted as living with her father in his will, although her surname is not mentioned.
i. Son Campbell b. bef 1851
11. Providence "Edward" Mooreshed/Moreside was born about 1819 in England  Mentioned in Nicholas's will.; m: Jane ___________. She died before the 1881 Census.
He received a land grant of 88 acres in Lot 32 near the division line of Lot 31 Mar 15 1869 from Commissioner of Public Lands, John Aldous. The purchase price was 12 pounds, six shillings & four pence [xlii]. In the will of Edward, described briefly in notes written by Alice (Moreshead) Grant it states he left his land to his son William subject to the maintenance of his brother John in board and clothing or a sum of money in place of board and clothing that John and William may agree upon, and remainder of utensils, live stock etc. that he does not leave to William he leaves to his son James. The will is signed and dated June 26, 1899. The name in the will is spelt Moreshead and signed Moreside, proving interchangable variations among this family. The name Moorshead originates from the head of a Moor in England and it is said all connect back to this one man, however the connection has not been determined by many.
The 1881 Census of Canada shows Edward Moreside Lot 32 as widowed b. 1819 in England, living with him are: James Morside a2 [20?]; John a18, William Morside a15; Maggie Cameron a24
i. Maria Louisa Moreshead b. Feb 25 1856 bpt Aug 24 1868[xliii] m: Thomas Yeo [xliv]
ii. James Javel Moreshead b. May 20 1860 bpt Aug 24 1869[xlv]
iii. John Alexander Moreside b. Jul 20 1862 bpt: Aug 24 1868[xlvi];
iv. William Moreshead b. Dec 25 1866 bpt. Aug 24 1868[xlvii]
12. William Moreshed was born Jul 18 1823 on Lot 32 and baptized Aug 8 1841 by L.C. Jenkins at St. Paul's Church in Charlottetown, PEI, bk 2 pg 172[xlviii] He died four days later on Aug 12 1841 a17 according to Who Departed This Life: A History of the Old Protestant Burying Ground, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island by George Wright..
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[i] Christening of Nicholas Morshead : http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=baptisms&id=1143942 - Jun 4 1781 Menheniot, Cornwall, England "Base child"
[ii] Marriage of Nicholas Morshead & Elizabeth Hicks via Cornwall Parish Records Jun 10 1805, also available without an image here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NFLJ-NZH; Letter from Sophia Jane Moreshead Cain dated 8-18-1907 supposedly copied verbatim from a letter originally given to her dau Helen Johnson from Sophia, and then passed on to Anna, Helen's sister, and finally to Mary Silliker. I the transcription more details can be found under Elizabeth Moreshead dau of John & Catherine - Add link
[iii] Christening of Elizabeth Ann Hicks Indexed via - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-Y4R
[iv] Christening of Elizabeth Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-Y5G
[v] Christening of Nicholas Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5D8-GQV
[vi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[vii] Baptism of Ann Elizabeth Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXF-77R
[viii] Baptism of Maria Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PRX ;1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[ix] Baptism of Jane Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P5Z
[x] Baptism of Sophia Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXF-MJ9
[xi] Christening of Mary Ann Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-59W
[xii] Christening of Mary Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-59C
[xiii] Christening of George Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-T9T
[xiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xv] Death of George Morside: http://www.islandregister.com/hutton1.html
[xvi] Baptism of John Alfred Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P5R
[xvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xviii] Baptism of James Hutton Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P5Q
[xix] Baptism of James Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PPB
[xx] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxii] Baptism of George Thomas Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PPK
[xxiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxv] Birth & Death Date of Catherine (McDonald) Moreside http://www.islandregister.com/centenarians.html
[xxvi] Baptism of Matilda Jane Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PT8
[xxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxviii] Baptism of Emily Eliza Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PP6
[xxix] Baptism of Mary Elizabeth Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PTS
[xxx] Christening of Joseph Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JMTB-3XT
[xxxi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxii] Baptism of Joseph Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PR7
[xxxiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xl] Birth & Baptism of Ann Jewell: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/152636/eventType/1
[xli] Birth of James Jewell: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/152483/eventType/1
[xlii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xliii] Birth & Baptism of Maria Louisa Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PRF
[xliv] Marriage to Thomas Yeo: http://www.islandregister.com/yeo4.html
[xlv] Birth & Baptism of James Javel Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P57
[xlvi] Birth & Baptism of John Alexander Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P52
[xlvii] Birth & Baptism of William Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXF-MJX
[xlviii] Birth & Christening of William Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159792/eventType/1
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