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Willow Grove in Saint John County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
 

The Black Refugees Arrived in Saint John

on May 25th, 1815, aboard the British warship Regulus

 

— (371 people) —

 
Black Refugees in Saint John Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2019
1. Black Refugees in Saint John Marker
Inscription.  
”One of the Black Refugee Tract Areas”

Grants of 55 acres of land was issued
to the black settlers in Willow Grove in 1836.

On September 7, 1836, the grants were finally issued and 74 black refugees
received titles to lots in the settlement.
This was twenty years after the first proposal had been made to settle
the black refugees in Loch Lomond area.

 
Location. 45° 19.705′ N, 65° 48.888′ W. Marker is in Willow Grove, New Brunswick, in Saint John County. Marker is on Saint Martins Road (New Brunswick Route 111) just east of Base Road/Howell Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Willow Grove, New Brunswick E2S 1N5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .  Black history society marks 200th anniversary of HMS Regulus. The ship HMS Regulus arrived in Saint John in 1815 with 371 black men, women and children. The refugees were escaped and liberated slaves who were fleeing the United States at the end of the War of 1812 after seeking protection from the British army during the war. Many of the refugees settled
Black Refugees Arrived in Saint John Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2019
2. Black Refugees Arrived in Saint John Marker (wide view)
in communities, such as Willow Grove outside of Saint John. But they struggled with disease, political rights, employment and acquiring the land they had been promised. (Submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Willow Grove Baptist Church Monument<br>(<i>located beside marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2019
3. Willow Grove Baptist Church Monument
(located beside marker)
This is the Site of
Willow Grove Baptist Church
Built in 1875 & Opened in 1878 by…
Rev. Edmund H. Duval
Builder and Founder
This Building is the Only Memorial
Replica Built in 1983 by Prude, Inc.
Edmund Hillyer Duval Memorial<br>(<i>located beside marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2019
4. Edmund Hillyer Duval Memorial
(located beside marker)
In Memory of Edmund Hillyer Duval (1)
whose earnest efforts resulted in the erection of this house of worship, and whose Christian life, wise teaching, and sincere prayers for the people among whom he lived and labored, are regarded as a rich legacy by his loving friends who have erected this tablet.
Obit. Sept, 17, 1878, Elat. 73 years
"The Struggle"<br>(<i>sculpture located near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2019
5. "The Struggle"
(sculpture located near marker)
Black Settlement
Burial Ground
1831-1841
The cross: I intended the cross to be unusual, inspiring, original and most of all truthful. My thoughts went back two millenia, to the hills of Golgotha (Calvary) on the outskirts of ancient Jerusalem. In my mind, I saw not one, but three crosses…
They were far apart (Alabama - Calvary - Mississippi) but the suffering was one and, somehow the crosses began to join and bridge together... the weaknesses and struggle of the sinners had become the source of strength for the Redeemer in His own struggle.

Representation: The rising cross in my sculpture symbolizes the struggle of the human strengths against its weaknesses. The three crosses represent forgiveness, tolerance and understanding through Unity, Equality and Pride of each and every human being, for whom the highest price was paid on the Cross of Calvary.

Dedication: I dedicate my sculpture to commemorate the struggle of all builders of our Nation... past, present and future... Long live Canada!

Sculpture by Wieslaw Wojcik 1997
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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