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First Families of Cumberland 

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Would you leave your native land for a new adventure? 200 years ago, some dared. From England, Scotland and Ireland, they crossed the ocean to find themselves here, taking with them some members of their families.

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Around 1820-30

The first families to settle in Cumberland are:

  • Edward Harbottle

  • Robert Gillespie

  • John Stephenson

  • William and Anthony Miller

  • Thomas Wintle 1831 arriving from Gloucester, England

  • Edward Scully

  • Jonathan Laweryson

  • Patrick Redmond

  • James White

  • Matthew Noonan

  • Peter, Georges, Thomas McIntyre

  • William Mulhall

  • Robert and John Brack

  • patrick sands

  • Robert Maines

  • Robert Laweryson

  • Philip Rockford

  • Hugh Kelly

  • William Miller Jr.

  • Edward Harbottle Taylor 1867

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Around 1885

Over 150 Anglo-Saxon families lived in Cumberland Mills around 1885.

1850

Implantation

1900

Apogee

1950

Decline and exile to Maine US, the Eastern Townships and Ontario.