Julia Louise LeBrun Beckwith

Death 15 Mar 1863 (aged 88–89)
Burial Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
Plot 6
Memorial ID 60843939 · View Source
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DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN BIOGRAPHY ONLINE for Beckwith, Julia Catherine (Hart) http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=4289 says her mother was Julie-Louise Lebrun de Duplessis, the second wife of her father Nehemiah Beckwith. Julia's apparently well-to-do forebears had immigrated to Canada from France in the 17th and 18th centuries, and she may have been working as governess in the Fredericton household of Thomas Carleton*, lieutenant governor of New Brunswick, about the time she married Nehemiah. Julie-Louise rejected Roman Catholicism and adopted her husband's Wesleyan Methodist faith, but this did not cause any problems in relations with her family. Julia Beckwith had a cousin who rejected Methodism to become a nun of the Hôtel-Dieu in Montreal; she had correspondence with another cousin at the Collège de Nicolet who was later to be well known as a historian, Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Ferland. She visited her French cousins during her girlhood, making the difficult journey to Quebec by canoe. The social and religious background of her Julia's childhood provided the subject-matter of her daughter's first novel, St. Ursula's convent, or the nun of Canada, which was the first English novel published by a native-born Canadian.

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In memory of Julie Louise Le Brun, widow of the late Nehemiah Beckwith, died March 15th 1863 aged 89 years, 10 months. Julia A.L. Gesner, eldest child of the late Hon. John A. Beckwith, born Feb. 29th 1824, died July 20th, 1894. "I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life int eh world to come." "Amen"


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  • Originally Created by: Dale Safford
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 60843939
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia Louise LeBrun Beckwith (1774–15 Mar 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60843939, citing Old Burial Ground, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada ; Maintained by Linda (contributor 47353767) .