Timothy Hartnett1

#8142, (circa 1769 - )
Father*____ Hartnett2 (c 1725 - )

Family 1

Mary Savage b. c 1776
Children 1.William Hartnett+8 (c 1802 - 1889)
 2.Capt. Edward Hartnett9 (s 1805 - )
 3.____ Hartnett10 (s 1808 - )

Family 2

Child 1.Mary Ann Power+11 (c 1829 - b 1889)
He was a farmer.3 
"1826. The next to come was Timothy Harnett. He had previously lived in Halifax; his wife remaining in Ireland near her kinsfolk, the Savages. Timothy was a Latin scholar, and was often called upon for semi-ecclesiastical functions, such as then were necessary; because a visit from the Priest was only at long intervals. He baptized many; generally led in prayer, and always read the litanies for the dying and the dead. He was an authority on Moral Theology and History, and the first to plant an orchard, the protection of which was an unending source of discomfort and tribulation to himself and his son. He seemed also to be possessed of some poetic fire, for his glowing description of the magnificent country and its boundless resources, was assigned as a reason why his kinsfolk, the Savages, came away from their home in Ireland. His family were: Edward (the sea captain), William, who succeeded him on the farm, Mrs. Sliney, and other daughters."4 
Timothy Hartnett had three relatives in the Melrose Irish Settlement.5 
Birth*circa 1769He was born circa 1769 at Co. Cork, IrelandG.3,6 
Marriage*say 1800He married Mary Savage, daughter of William Savage and Margaret Lane, say 1800 at IrelandG.1 
July 1824He and Mary Savage migrated to New BrunswickG from Co. Cork, Ireland (via Halifax) in July 1824.6,3,7 
Marriage16 August 1847He witnessed the marriage of Mary Ann Power and William Hartnett on 16 August 1847 at Chapelle de la baie du Chimougoui, Shemogue, Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, his father.8
1851He and Mary Savage appeared on the census of 1851 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (nei. Wm and Mary Ann Hartnett.)3


  1. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, Westmorland County (copy from Université Saint Joseph Archives, Moncton), transcription online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbwestmo/history.htm, p. 7-8: "1827. The Savages claim the distinction of having had a farm in Ireland; not freehold of course, but a farm, "Bally-na-moche". They consisted of the mother, six brothers, four sisters, and the family of the eldest brother, Daniel, who after the death of his first wife married again, and had a second family in Ireland. He never came to America, and all accounts of him and the second family are lost. In the order of age the brothers were: Denis, John, Patrick, Maurice, William, James. One sister, Mrs. Timothy Hartnett, joined her husband; a Mrs. Mahoney came to St. Martin, N. B., and a Mrs. Hearn went with her husband to the United States; the youngest daughter, Margaret, married to Patrick Hickey, came, accompanied by her mother, Margaret (née Lane).
    They did not come all together, but at different times as their means permitted, in groups of six or seven. Some landed at St. John, some at Miramichi, and some even at Quebec. The journey over land that a number of them were obliged to take from Quebec, carrying small infants, as well as all their worldly effects, was among the greatest hardships they suffered. It took some five years before they were all united in Melrose."
  2. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 15: "1837. The next large family were the Mahoneys: the mother (a sister to Timothy Hartnett), five brothers [Jeremiah, Denis, John, Daniel (poss. David) and James], and one sister, Mrs. [Elizabeth] Wallace."
  3. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Timothy Hartnett (82), b. Ireland, farmer, infirm; Mary (75); entered Colony Jul 1824.
  4. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 7.
  5. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, pp. 21-22. Names Timothy Hartnett, the eldest of the family in New Brunswick, and "John 1st, John 2nd, and Jeremiah, cousins, and nephews of Timothy. They were distinguished as 'John Lunda' (from London, for he had lived some time there) and 'John Bawn' (fair John)."
  6. [S1201] Irish Immigrants in the New Brunswick Census of 1851 and 1861, online archives.gnb.ca, 1851 Census, Westmorland Co., Botsford Parish. Hartnett: Timothy (82), Mary (75), Ellen (37), William (45), William (41), entered 1824 from Cork, Ireland; John (56), entered 1829 from Cork Ireland; John (50), Honora (28), entered 1835 from Cork, Ireland.
  7. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 7. He arrived in NB about 1826 after first living in Halifax (his wife remaining in Ireland).
  8. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Shemogue [Chimogoui, St-Barthélemi], Cte Westmorland, 1813-1855 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), 1849, p. 103, img 77/150, M 5, 16 Aug 1847; William Hartnett, residing in Cap Tourmentin, son of Timothy Hartnett and Mary Savage; and Mary Ann Power, of St-Barthelemi in Botsford, names of parents unknown (raised by Timothy Hartnett); witnesses Timothy Hartnett, his father, and Charles Lean, her friend. Online Ancestry.com.
  9. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 7, naming as Timothy's son "Edward (the sea captain);" no other information.
  10. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 7, naming as Timothy's daughter, among other unnamed daus., Mrs. Sliney.
  11. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: Shemogue, 1813-1899, Marr. rec. of Mary Ann Power, of St-Barthelemi in Botsford, names of parents unknown (raised by Timothy Hartnett), 1847, q.v.