John Cort of Miramichi, NB Canada
Looking for information on the descendants of John Cort born Scotland abt 1740 , married Jane Baird born scotland abt 1743.They had six children some born in Scotland and some born in Miramichi New Brunswick Canada.John Cort was a partner with William Davidson and together they recevived a large land grant from the Governor of Nova scota for the purpose of establishing a salmon fishery and settling the Miramichi area of New Brunswick. John Cort and his wife immigrated to the Miramichi from Scotland in 1772 to join hid partned. John Cort and his wife both died at Miramichi before 1780.They left behind a family of six children the oldest was William and the youngest was thought to be Marry Ann who was adopted by Felix O'Hara of Gaspe, Quebec.We know that Mary Ann Cort married Hugh O'Hara son of Felix O'Hara of Gaspe and raised a large family in Gaspe.We can not find any information whatsoever on the remainder of John Cort's children which would include sons William and John.Hoping that someone out there might have some addditional information on the Cort family of Miramichi NB.
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