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    Born in England in 1789, married Henrietta Maria Bayard in 1819 in Nova Scotia, Canada and died on March 31, 1850 in New Brunswick, Canada. I am not able to continue further as I do not know specifically where in England he was born, nor do I have his parent's names. Any information would be most helpful.

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    Have you seen this posting which mentions Rev. Sampson [aka Samson] Busby, a Wesleyan Methodist Minister from Ripon, Yorkshire?>

    http://
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    If it is your man then on Family Search there is the birth of Sampson Busby on 22nd February 1790 at Topcliffe by Thirsk, Yorkshire. He was christened on 24th February and his parents were Sampson Busby and Elizabeth Rainforth.

    Topcliffe is about 9 miles from Ripon.
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    malcolm99, that seems to fit with what it says in this account of Rev. Busby from 'Memorials of Wesleyan missionaries & ministers who have died within the bounds of the Conference of eastern British America, since the introduction of Methodism into these colonies', by G.O. Huestis (published 1872)
    'REV. SAMPSON BUSBY.
    Many persons in Newfoundland, and in these Provinces, remember with grateful emotions, though many years have elapsed since his removal from earth, the name and character of the Rev. S. Busby. He was born in Rainton, Yorkshire, England, on the 16th February, 1790. His parents were members of the Established Church, and carefully trained their children in the forms and principles of that communion. Early in life these parental instructions were productive of many serious impressions, which, however, did not result in conversion in the case of Sampson, but evidently prepared his mind for clearer views of evangelical truth, which were brought before his attention by the preaching of Methodist ministers. . . . he soon began to exercise his gifts and graces as a prayer leader, exhorter, and local preacher. After reception into the regular work, in the usual manner, he was employed for a few months in the Luton circuit. Having offered himself as a Missionary, he went up to London, and was ordained in 1812 by that eminent man of God, Dr. Coke. He began his labors in Newfoundland in 1813, where he remained four years. Large success attended his ministry in that Island. P. E. Island also enjoyed his efficient services for a short time. But the greater portion of his ministerial life (29 years) was spent in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He was eminently useful in the Provinces. Many of our Circuits to this day retain in their membership the seals of his ministry. A commanding form, pleasing address, affable manner, good preaching ability, unflinching integrity, and devout spirit rendered him a general favorite. By a personal interview, when he was stationed at Point De Bute, the writer became favorably impressed with the Christian virtues and Methodistic amiability of Mr. Busby.

    In his last moments he was graciously sustained and comforted by the felt presence of Jesus, and the conscious enjoyment of "perfect love," which "casteth out fear." He passed from "things temporal," to " things eternal," on Easter Sunday, March 81, 1850, in the 61st year of his age, and the 38th of his ministry....'
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    P.S. GENUKI confirms that Rainton was in the parish of Topcliffe.

    P.P.S. The above quotation is from the online e-text which may contain OCR errors. I'd recommend that you download one of the versions of the book from the above site to check the details.

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    Thanks for info. I believe I had seen the name Sampson listed in something previously read. I will check this out.
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    His brother Ralph was born on 26th August 1794 and christened at Topcliffe on 6th September.

    Ralph is mentioned on page 103 of "History of the Methodist Church within the territories embraced in the late conference of eastern British America, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Bermuda (1877-[90)" which has many references to Sampson.

    see> http://archive.org/stream/
    historymethodis02smituoft#page/n5/mode/2up


    Sampson also gets mentioned in this:
    http://ngb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm99 View Post
    His brother Ralph was born on 26th August 1794 and christened at Topcliffe on 6th September.
    Ah, it's probable that the first Ralph died as on Family Search there is this birth/christening in Topcliffe in 1799.

    Name: Ralph Busby
    Gender: Male
    Baptism/Christening Date: 25 Mar 1799
    Baptism/Christening Place: TOPCLIFFE BY THIRSK,YORK,ENGLAND
    Birth Date: 03 Mar 1799
    Father's Name: Sampson Busby


    See also "Newfoundland and its missionaries" which on p.182/183 mentions Sampson's wife>
    http://archive.
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    I have ancestors in Newfoundland that were married or baptized by Samson Busby. This would be in Conception Bay and/or Trinity Bay. Would have to look it up if you are interested in the dates.

    There is a university professor named Dr. Hans Rollman who has a website on religion in NF. He has transcripts of the diaries of several Methodist ministers here:
    http://www.mun.ca/rels/meth/index.htm

    Samson isn't one of them, but since he is an expert in NF religion/history, he may have some interesting information to share with you about your ancestor if you contacted him.

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    There is a book on Methodist ministers on the openlibrary here:
    http://www.archive.org/stream/newfou...e/182/mode/1up

    Sampson Busby is mentioned on page 182-183

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks for the info. I have acquired quite a bit of info on Rev. Sampson Busby. I am now looking for info on his parents Samuel Busby and Elizabeth Rainforth, married in Topcliffe in 1786. Sampson was born there on 22 Feb. 1790 and christened on 24 Feb.
    1790.

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