Weldford is a civil parish in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada.
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).
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. 
History [ ]
Weldford was erected in 1835 from
Boundaries [ ]
Weldford Parish is bounded:
  
on the north by a line due west from the northernmost corner of the
Richibucto 15 Indian reserve; on the east by a line running southerly along the eastern border of the main part of the Richibucto 15 Indian reserve to the
Richibucto River, downstream to the mouth of the St. Nicholas River, up the St. Nicholas and then the East Branch St. Nicholas River to the mouth of Black Brook, then southerly to the Wellington Parish line at a point west of the East Branch Road; on the south by the prolongation of a line running south 68º west
from the mouth of the Rivière Chockpish-nord; [a] on the west by a line running north 22º west, based on the magnet of 1867, from a point on the [b] Westmorland County line twenty miles (32.2 kilometres) west of the northern tip of Shediac Island.
Communities [ ]
Communities at least partly within the parish;
   bold indicates an Indian reserve; italics indicate a name no longer in official use
Bodies of water [ ]
Bodies of water
at least partly in the parish: [c]  
Islands [ ]
Islands at least partly in the parish:
Other notable places [ ]
Parks, historic sites, and other noteworthy places at least partly in the parish.
  
Blind Brook Protected Natural Area
Richibucto River Protected Natural Area
Demographics [ ]
Parish population does not include
Richibucto 15 Indian reserve
Population [ ]
Population trend  
Language [ ]
Mother tongue (2016)
Both English and French
Religion [ ]
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:
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 [ ]
Notes [ ]
^ By the magnet of 1850,
when  declination in the area was between 21º and 22º west of north. 
^ Declination at the time was about 21º west.
^ Not including brooks, ponds or coves.
References [ ]
^ a b c d
"Census Profile, 2016 Census Weldford, Parish [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada . Retrieved . September 14, 2019
^ a b
"Chapter T-3 Territorial Division Act". Government of New Brunswick . Retrieved . 13 November 2020
"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
Ganong, William F. (1906). . Royal Society of Canada. p. 53 Additions and Corrections to Monographs on the Place-Nomenclature, Cartography, Historic Sites, Boundaries and Settlement-origins of the Province of New Brunswick . Retrieved . 12 April 2021
"Weldford Parish". Provincial Archives of New Brunswick . Retrieved . 16 April 2021
"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
^ 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.
^ 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.
^ a b c d e
"Search the Canadian Geographical Names Database (CGNDB)". Government of Canada . Retrieved . 11 June 2021
"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.
^ a b
"Historical Magnetic Declination". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . Retrieved . 2 March 2021
"Explore New Brunswick's Protected Natural Areas". GeoNB . Retrieved . 2 July 2021
^ Statistics Canada:
1996, 2001, 2006 census
2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Weldford Parish, New Brunswick
St-Norbert - St-Norbert
St. Peter's - South Branch
External links [ ]
Coordinates: 46°28′12″N 65°05′33″W / 46.47000°N 65.09250°W