Hibbert Newton Binney

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Hibbert Newton Binney

Hibbert Newton Binney (1766–1842) was a soldier in the Royal Nova Scotia Volunteer Regiment in the American Revolution. He became a member of the Nova Scotia Council.[1] He was also a painter who created some of the earliest images of the Mi'kmaq people. He was the grandson of Henry Newton and the son of Jonathan Binney who was a signatory to one of the Halifax Treaties with the Mi'kmaq. Hibbert is buried in the Old Burying Ground (Halifax, Nova Scotia).[2] There is a mural tablet at St. Paul's Church (Halifax) to his son commander Lieut. John Binney and 11 crew of the mail packet brig Star, that all died at sea. Hibbert was the His grandfathers were Henry Newton (politician) and Bishop Hibbert Binney. He was also the son-in-law of John Creighton (judge).



  1. ^ https://archive.org/stream/genealogyofbinne00binn#page/71/mode/1up/search/packet
  2. ^ http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/genealogy/binney/hibbert1.htm
  3. ^ http://www.hhennigar.ca/getperson.php?personID=I36294&tree=1
  4. ^ Note Stephen Hall's older brother was also named Stephen Hall Binney (1749-1760), but he lived in Boston and died two days after his younger brother Stephen Hall was born in Halifax. The older brother Stephen is buried in King's Chapel, Boston.