Nesbit, George (1857-1940)

George Nesbit had several occupations, including blacksmith, salesman, and customs clerk. He lived at 1860 Alberni Street from 1912 to 1925 and at 1836 Alberni Street from 1926 to 1940.

George Nesbit was born in Ford, Northumberland, England on September 16, 1857 (some sources say 1855).

His father was John Nesbit (1819-1877), who was a blacksmith. George’s mother was Margaret Trotter (about 1826-1901).

By 1871, George was working as a blacksmith. He was living with his parents in Spittal, near Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland.

It appears that George’s father, John Nesbit, died in Berwick, Northumberland, in early 1877.

In 1881, the family was living in Tweedmouth, near Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland. George was still in the blacksmith trade; he was working as a “spade finisher.”

George and several of his siblings, along with their mother, Margaret, came to Canada about 1887. (Margaret died in Vancouver on March 25, 1901. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.)

George first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1889. His occupation was “striker,” which probably meant that he worked in a blacksmith’s shop. In later years he was a blacksmith with the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 198 (Vancouver) [edited image]

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 198 (Vancouver) [edited image]

George lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1890 Richards Street near Davie Street
1891 to 1911 1207 Homer Street
1912 to 1926 1860 Alberni Street (1912: under street listing only)
1927 to 1940 1836 Alberni Street

It appears that George did not marry.

By 1925 he was retired.

By 1927 he was living at 1836 Alberni Street with his sister, Eleanor, and her husband, Frederick Clifford Yarrall.

George died in Vancouver on December 16, 1940. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Sources

 

John Nesbit (father of George Nesbit)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N27R-N6G : accessed 23 February 2016), John Nesbit and Margaret Trotter, 29 Oct 1852; citing Parish Records And Dissenters,Ford,Northumberland,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 252,559, 94,992.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:264R-26C : accessed 23 February 2016), John Nesbit, 1852; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Glendale, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7KN-9BK : accessed 24 February 2016), John Nesbit, Spittal, Northumberland, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V51G-89N : accessed 24 February 2016), John Nesbit, 1871.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JKX-QQL : accessed 24 February 2016), John Nesbit, 1877; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Berwick, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Margaret Ann Trotter (mother of George Nesbit)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N27R-N6L : accessed 23 February 2016), John Nesbit and Margaret Trotter, 29 Oct 1852; citing Parish Records And Dissenters,Ford,Northumberland,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 252,559, 94,992.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:264T-V7S : accessed 23 February 2016), Margaret Trotter, 1852; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Glendale, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7KN-9B2 : accessed 24 February 2016), Margaret Nesbit in household of John Nesbit, Spittal, Northumberland, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V51G-89J : accessed 24 February 2016), Margaret Nesbit in entry for John Nesbit, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXT-8W7Q : accessed 24 February 2016), Margaret Nesbit in household of George Nesbit, Tweedmouth, Northumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 5131/92, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,420.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-M58 : accessed 24 February 2016), M Nesbitt, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00136.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKB-K44 : accessed 24 February 2016), Margaret Nesbitt, 1901; medical certificate of death: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6M4Q-VDR?mode=g&i=2113&wc=S62Z-BZ9%3A1069394201%3Fcc%3D1538285&cc=1538285

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7M5L : accessed 24 February 2016), Margaret Nesbit, 1901; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26262949, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26262949.

 

George Nesbit

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26P9-VVF : accessed 24 February 2016), George Nesbit, 1857; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Castle Ward, Northumberland, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7KN-9BG : accessed 24 February 2016), George Nesbit in household of John Nesbit, Spittal, Northumberland, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V51G-89K : accessed 24 February 2016), George Nesbit in entry for John Nesbit, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXT-8W73 : accessed 24 February 2016), George Nesbit, Tweedmouth, Northumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 5131/92, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,420.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-M54 : accessed 24 February 2016), G Nesbitt, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00136.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-YCR : accessed 24 February 2016), George Nesbitt, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59945&highlight=20&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Nesbitt; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010415.pdf

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2S9 : accessed 24 February 2016), George Nesbit, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63673&highlight=44&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Nesbit; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940049.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, George Nesbit; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGV-QXN : accessed 23 February 2016), George Nesbit, 1940.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7M5D : accessed 25 February 2016), George Nesbit, 1940; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26262951, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26262951.

 

Selected relatives of George Nesbit

 

Margaret Ann Nesbit (sister of George Nesbit)

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7KN-9BP : accessed 24 February 2016), Margaret Nesbit in household of John Nesbit, Spittal, Northumberland, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-GHN : accessed 23 February 2016), Margaret Ann Nesbit, 1927.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7M5P : accessed 23 February 2016), Margaret A. Nesbit, 1927; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26303348, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26303348.

 

John Nesbit (brother of George Nesbit)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5V7 : accessed 23 February 2016), John Nesbit, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9WH4 : accessed 23 February 2016), John Nesbit, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLP-5LD : accessed 23 February 2016), John Nesbit, 1936.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7M5X : accessed 23 February 2016), John Nesbit, 1936; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26250085, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26250085.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLR-T6J : accessed 23 February 2016), Bessie Nesbit, 1943.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7M5S : accessed 23 February 2016), Bessie Nesbit, 1943; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26250084, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26250084.

 

James Nesbit (brother of George Nesbit)

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7KN-9BL : accessed 24 February 2016), James Nesbit in household of John Nesbit, Spittal, Northumberland, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

Robert Nesbit (brother of George Nesbit)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKV-MGQ : accessed 23 February 2016), Robert Nesbit, 1923.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7M5Y : accessed 23 February 2016), Robert Nesbit, 1923; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26262950, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26262950.