Weldford Parish, New Brunswick

Location within Kent County, New Brunswick.
Location within Kent County, New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 46°28′12″N 65°05′33″W / 46.47°N 65.0925°W / 46.47; -65.0925
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
CountyKent County
 • Land611.30 km2 (236.02 sq mi)
 • Total1,338
 • Density2.2/km2 (6/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-2016
Increase 1.5%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)

Weldford is a civil parish in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada.[2]

For governance purposes it is divided between Richibucto 15 Indian reserve and the local service district of the parish of Weldford, which is a member of the Kent Regional Service Commission (KRSC).[3]

Origin of name[]

Weldford was a portmanteau of the names of the two Kent County Members of the Legislative Assembly in 1835, John W. Weldon and John P. Ford.[4][5]


Weldford was erected in 1835 from Richibucto Parish.[6]


Weldford Parish is bounded:[2][7][8][9]


Communities at least partly within the parish;[7][8][9] bold indicates an Indian reserve; italics indicate a name no longer in official use

Bodies of water[]

Bodies of water[c] at least partly in the parish:[7][8][9]


Islands at least partly in the parish:[7][8][9]

Other notable places[]

Parks, historic sites, and other noteworthy places at least partly in the parish.[7][8][9][12]


Parish population does not include Richibucto 15 Indian reserve


There are several Catholic churches in Weldford Parish, all belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moncton:

Bass River Presbyterian Church in 1886

Also there are four Presbyterian churches, belonging to Bass River Pastoral Charge, The Presbytery of New Brunswick, Synod of the Atlantic Provinces:

The United Church of Canada has two congregations, belonging to Rexton Pastoral Charge, Chignecto Presbytery, Maritime Conference:

And there is one Anglican church, belonging to the Parish of Kent, Archdeaconry of Moncton, Diocese of Fredericton.

See also[]


  1. ^ By the magnet of 1850,[10] when declination in the area was between 21º and 22º west of north.[11]
  2. ^ Declination at the time was about 21º west.[11]
  3. ^ Not including brooks, ponds or coves.


  1. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census Weldford, Parish [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Chapter T-3 Territorial Division Act". Government of New Brunswick. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Communities in each of the 12 Regional Service Commissions (RSC) / Les communautés dans chacune des 12 Commissions de services régionaux (CSR)" (PDF), Government of New Brunswick, July 2017, retrieved 2 February 2021
  4. ^ Ganong, William F. (1906). Additions and Corrections to Monographs on the Place-Nomenclature, Cartography, Historic Sites, Boundaries and Settlement-origins of the Province of New Brunswick. Royal Society of Canada. p. 53. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Weldford Parish". Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  6. ^ "5 Wm. IV c. 19 An Act to erect the South-Western part of the Parish of Richibucto into a separate and distinct Parish.". Acts of the General Assembly of His Majesty's Province of New-Brunswick, Passed in the Year 1835. Fredericton: Government of New Brunswick. 1835. pp. 28–29. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d e "No. 88". Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development. Retrieved 11 June 2021. Remainder of parish on maps 89, 98, and 99 at same site.
  8. ^ a b c d e "250" (PDF). Transportation and Infrastructure. Government of New Brunswick. Retrieved 11 June 2021. Remainder of parish on mapbooks 251–253, 266–269, 283–285, and 300 at same site.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Search the Canadian Geographical Names Database (CGNDB)". Government of Canada. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  10. ^ "13 Vic. c. 51 An Act to consolidate all the Laws now in force for the division of the Province into Counties, Towns and Parishes.". Acts of the General Assembly of Her Mjaesty's Province of New Brunswick, Passed in the Year 1850. Fredericton: Government of New Brunswick. 1850. pp. 142–152, 145–149. Retrieved 27 March 2021. Book was poorly proofread, resulting in title typo and reuse of page numbers 145–152.
  11. ^ a b "Historical Magnetic Declination". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Explore New Brunswick's Protected Natural Areas". GeoNB. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  13. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  14. ^ 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Weldford Parish, New Brunswick
  15. ^ St-Norbert - St-Norbert
  16. ^ St. Peter's - South Branch

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Coordinates: 46°28′12″N 65°05′33″W / 46.47000°N 65.09250°W / 46.47000; -65.09250 (Weldford Parish, New Brunswick)