Davidson, William National Historic Person

Newcastle, New Brunswick
Davidson, William (© Expired)
Davidson, William
(© Expired)
Address : 599 King George Highway, Newcastle, New Brunswick

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1949-05-30
Life Date: 1740 to 1790

Other Name(s):
  • Davidson, William  (Designation Name)

Importance: First English-speaking settler in the Miramichi district, pioneer ship-builder


Existing plaque: Court House Building 599 King George Highway, Newcastle, New Brunswick

Born in Banffshire, Scotland, Davidson was the first English-speaking settler in Miramichi. As a pioneer in the fishing, masting, lumbering and ship-building industries, and in foreign trade from this region, he exemplifies the best tradition of the early developers of the New Brunswick economy. He died in Miramichi.