Starr (family)

Identity area

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Starr (family)

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence


Samuel Starr (1728-1799) of Norwich, Conn. came to Nova Scotia in 1759 with a small group of New England settlers who became known as the Planters, and was joined by his brother David three years later. Starr began a farm and orchard on a plot of land between the Canard and Cornwallis Rivers which became known as Starrs Point. He also served in various positions in the local militia and government, including first major for the Kings County militia (appointed 1781). Starr had four children with his first wife Abigail Leffingwell (1725-1768), whom he married at Norwich in 1749: Abigail (b. 1751), m. Timothy McCartney; Hannah (b. 1752), m. Benjamin Fox; John (b. 1754); and Joseph (1757-1840), m. Joanna Starr (1758-1847). Joseph and Joanna had eight children: Charles (1788-ca. 1850); Lavinia (1789-1811), m. David Starr at Halifax in 1811; Samuel (b. 1790), m. Susanna Cox in 1822; Sarah (b. 1793), m. Samuel Sharp; Abigail (b. 1795), m. Rev. Arthur McNutt; Christopher (1797-1870), m. 1835 Susanna Harrington (d. 1870); Richard Starr (1799-1885), m. Tamar Troop in 1829. Richard and Tamar's son Charles Richard Henry (d. 1933) was the father of Richard Sydney Starr. Richard Sydney Starr married May Rosina Prat on 11 June 1904 and they had two children, Charlotte Evelina (Sally) and Charles Harry (Harry).


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Maintained by

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places