Joanna (Allen) Brinley, aged 21.
B. 18 Nov. 1793, dau. of John and Sarah (Stayner) Allen. M. 1 Feb. 1810
to William Birch Brinley (b. ca.1771, d. by suicide 12 June 1812), son
of George Brinley, a Boston Loyalist, later Commissary General of B.N.A.
at Halifax, and of Mary (Wentworth) Brinley, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth
Wentworth and cousin of Sir John Wentworth as well as sister of Lady Wentworth.
William and Joanna lived at Mount Edward, the well-known estate on the
Old Preston Road, less than half a mile east of John Allen's tanyard. Judging
from Louisa's statement that they all went "up there with her," it appears
that Joanna Brinley is still living at Mount Edward. (M. secondly 15 Aug.
1832, as his second wife, to the Hon. S.G.W. Archibald--b. ca.1777, d.
28 Jan. 1846--one of the leading figures in the political life of Nova
Scotia. D. 15 Jan. 1862 at Pisa, Italy.)
Painting of Joanna Brinley :