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Shared Petworth Families:

- BARNES, John
- BOXALL, William
- BRISTOW, Edward & John
- BROOKS, Thomas
- BURBERRY (BARBERRY), John & Rebecca
- CAREY, Philip & Mary
- CHANTLER, Nathaniel & Sophia
- COLEMAN, William 1
- COLEMAN, William 2
- CROSSING, Charles
- DANIELS, William & Elizabeth (Horton)
- FORD, John & Clara
- GREENFIELD, James & Prudence
- HOLMWOOD, John & Leah
- HOPKINS, George & Margaret
- LITTLEWORTH, James
- LONGHURST, Joseph & Sarah
- MANN, Noah & Elizabeth 1
- MANN, Noah & Elizabeth 2
- MANN, Shadrack
- MERRITT, Samuel & Harriet
- MORLEY Nathaniel & Sarah
- NEAL, Richard
- PEACOCK, Henry
- PENNICOTT, John
- PRATT, John
- PRATT, John
- PULLEN, Richard & Elizabeth
- RAPSON, James & Sarah
- RAPSON, Thomas
- RAPSON, William & Maria
- SAGEMAN, John & Ann
- SAUNDERS, William & Matilda
- SOUTHERTON, Charles and Esther
- THAIR(E), George & Rhoda
- TRIBE, Henry & Charlotte
- TRUSLER, John and George
- VOICE, Cornelius & Elizabeth
- VOICE, John (George)
- WHITE, Luke & Frances
- WILLARD, William & Charlotte
- WOOLGAR, Ann
- WOOLGAR, John & Mary
- WORSFOLD, John & Maria

We use a blue background to identify corrections made to the list of Petworth emigrants in Assisting Emigration
We use a yellow background to identify potential additions to the list of Petworth emigrants in Assisting Emigration
We use a pink background to identify persons whose emigration status is questionable


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BARNES, John
From: Newport, Isle of Wight
Year of Emigration: 1837
Ship: Diana

New information on Petworth emigrants:

    Background of Elizabeth Barnes before emigrating.

Sources of information:

    Records from the House of Industry, Isle of Wight and the 1831 census.

Where sources were found:

    Isle of Wight Records Office, Newport and www.ancestry.co.uk

Information being sought:

    I'm trying to find out what happened to John Barnes after his wife and two daughters died in Toronto in 1838. I'm also searching for his wife's daughter Jane, born circa 1831. Her name is either Jane Bevis or Jane Barnes. She is a distant relative of mine - I am descended from Elizabeth Barnes' brother, Thomas Bevis

Collateral surnames:

    Bevis

Submitter: Rosemary Collins
Address: England
Email: rosiecollins05@yahoo.co.uk
Date submitted: 7 February 2009


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BOXALL, William
From: Tillington, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1836
Ship: Heber

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Ken Richards
Address: Canada
Email: krichards@itex.ca
Date submitted: 12 January 2009


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BRISTOW, Edward and John
From: Shipley, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1832
Ship: Lord Melville

Information being sought:

Submitter: Tom Howland
Address: USA
Email: tshdj@hotmail.com
Date submitted: 12 November 2009


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  BROOKS, Thomas

From: London and Timsbury, Somerset
Year of Emigration: 1832

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

    Unknown

Subsequent settlement:

    Champlain, New York, USA

Sources of information:

    Family Bible and interviews with son Thomas. I’ve worked hard to corroborate as much of their story as possible and posted onto my website.

Where sources were found:

    Family members

Collateral surnames:

    West. Penfold may be associated, I’ve not confirmed the relationship.

Submitter: Jim Kowald
Address: USA
Email: jrkho5@sbcglobal.net
Date submitted: 27 November 2010

Editors note: Five people from London went on a Petworth ship in 1832 but we do not know their names. It is possible that these four members of the Brooks family were among the emigrants from London.


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BURBERRY (BARBERRY), John and Rebecca
From: Wisborough Green, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1832
Ship: England

First destination in North America: Nelsonville, Ohio

New information on Petworth emigrants:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Collateral surnames: Puttock, Peskett

Submitter: Mary Anderson
Email: dande5604@cox.net
Date submitted: 12 May 2012


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CAREY, Philip & Mary


Fanny Carey and her husband David Harris

From: Washington, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1835

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Ronda Wickham
Address: USA
Email: ben-rocky@juno.com
Date submitted: April 2013

Editor. We thank Lee Woods for providing the names of Philip’s parents which enabled us to find his baptism and we are indebted to Ronda Wickham for all her hard work researching the children of Philip’s two marriages and sending it all to us. For all further detailed information please contact Ronda Wickham.


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CHANTLER, Nathaniel and Sophia
From: Dorking, Surrey
Year of Emigration: 1832

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Norma Chantler
Address: Canada
Email: norma.chantler@sympatico.ca
Date submitted: 28 June 2008


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COLEMAN, William 1
From: Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1834
Ship: British Tar

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Lois Coleman
Address: USA
Email: lcampers@sbcglobal.net
Date submitted: 24 June 2008


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COLEMAN, William 2
Ernest Coleman (son of William) pictured with his family. The young boy on the left is Bernard, the grandfather of Margo Coleman Miller who has kindly shared the photograph with us.
Ernest Coleman (son of William) pictured with his family. The young boy on the left is Bernard, the grandfather of Margo Coleman Miller who has kindly shared the photograph with us.

From: Lewes, East Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1834
Ship: British Tar

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Margo Coleman Miller
Address: USA
Email: margocmiller@gmail.com
Date submitted: 16 September 2008


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CROSSING, Charles
From: Isle of Wight
Year of Emigration: 1834
Ship: British Tar

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Alan L Crossin
Address: USA
Email: crossina@mts.net
Date submitted: 9 June 2009


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DANIELS, William and Elizabeth (Horton)
From: Tillington, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1832
Ship:

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Edna Lingard
Address: Canada
Email: edna@lingard.ca
Date submitted: 12 October 2008


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FORD, John and Clara
From: Goring, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1835
Ship: Burrell

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Pat Briggs
Address: Canada
Email: pat60@sympatico.ca
Date submitted: 29 April 2008


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  GREENFIELD, James and Prudence
Photo courtesy of Hugh Cowan
Photo courtesy of Hugh Cowan. George William Greenfield Sr (with beard) 1834-1925, George Geenfield Jr 1857-1938, William Harris Greenfield (standing) 1884-1917 & Ellard Greenfield (child) 1908-1925
From: Duncton, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1835
Ship:

New information on Petworth emigrants:

    James Greenfield and his wife Prudence Powell emigrated to Canada c1835 with their sons James bap 4 Dec 1831 and George b 28 Feb 1834, bap 23 March 1834 in Duncton. Six more children were born in Brant County, Ontario: Annie b Dec 1835, Joseph b 1839, Agnes b 1842, Benjamin b 1848, Ruth b 1852 and Mary b 1855.

First destination in North America:

    Brantford, Ontario

Subsequent settlement:

    Brant County, Ontario

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

    Four generation photograph, headed by George Greenfield born in Duncton in 1834.

Sources of information:

    Duncton parish records, 1881 & 1901 Census of Canada, tombstone inscriptions, BMD records in Canada.

Information being sought:

    We would like to find confirmation that the Greenfield family did emigrate with the Petworth Emigration Scheme.

Collateral surnames:

    Bonham, Parsons, Robb, Nash, Osborn, Brown, Vince, Fair, Cowan, Ward, Rouse, Bacon, Steyning, Brockhurst, Pemberton, McLaren, Curry.

Submitter: Hugh Cowan
Address: Canada
Email: hic@wcgwave.ca
Date submitted: 9 April 2008

NB Although Thomas Sockett was the rector of Petworth and Duncton, the records most likely to identify parish emigrants have not survived.


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HOLMWOOD, John and Leah
From: Angmering, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1834
Ship: British Tar

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Kristin Hoffman
Email: kristinhoffman73@yahoo.com
Date submitted: 3 August 2009


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HOPKINS George and Margaret
From: Tillington / Petworth, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1844
Ship: Burrell

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Information being sought:

Submitter: Debbie Creelman (Hopkins)
Address: Canada
Email: debbie_creelman@hotmail.com
Date submitted: 22 July 2008


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LITTLEWORTH, James
From: Fittleworth, West Sussex?
Year of Emigration: 1832/33
Ship: England?

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Mark McCormack
Address: Guelph, Ontario
Email: markmccormack667@hotmail.com
Date submitted: 5 August 2013


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LONGHURST, Joseph & Sarah
From: Capel, Surrey
Year of Emigration: 1832
Ship: Eveline

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Erin E. Brierley (nee Wright)
Address: USA
Email: eebrierley@yahoo.co.uk
Date submitted: 25 September 2008


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MANN, Noah and Elizabeth 1
From: Wisborough Green, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1836
Ship:

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: William Mann
Address: USA
Email: mann2@hotmail.com
Date submitted: 13 April 2008


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MANN, Noah and Elizabeth 2
From: Wisborough Green, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1836
Ship: Heber

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Submitter: Jeanette Tyson
Address: Canada
Email: j.tyson@sympatico.ca
Date submitted: 1 July 2008


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MANN, Shadrack
From: Wisborough Green. West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1836
Ship: Heber

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Submitter: Jeanette Tyson
Address: Canada
Email: j.tyson@sympatico.ca
Date submitted: 1 July 2008


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  MERRITT, Samuel and Harriet
From: Steyning /Thakeham, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1835

New information on Petworth emigrants:

    Family Tree. Samuel Merritt and Harriet Lulham Merritt are my Great-Great Grandfather’s brother (Moses Merritt) and sister-in-law. I have photos and info on their descendants including Frederick Merritt who immigrated to Canada in 1912.

First destination in North America:

    Ontario, Canada
    Samuel and Harriet Merritt, courtesy of Neil Shimmield
    Samuel and Harriet Merritt
    Courtesy of Neil Shimmield

Subsequent settlement:

    Returned to Sussex

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

    Pictures of Samuel and Harriet.

Sources of information:

    Personal family history, photos

Where sources were found:

    Ancestry, IGI.

Collateral surnames:

    Lulham

Submitter: April O’Hara
Email: vvroses@charter.net
Date submitted: 21 August 2008

Editors note:
Samuel and Harriet Merritt, with various children born from 1837 onwards, can be found in Sussex on the 1841-1891 Census. All children were born in Sussex. It seems quite unlikely that they emigrated to Canada in 1835 after all. It is just possible that they went with baby Thomas and returned the following year, but unlikely that Samuel, as an assisted emigrant, could have made enough money to return to England so soon.

The Samuel Merritt age 35, with ‘wife and child’, who is mentioned in PHA142* could well be a different man with the same name.

Can any Merritt descendants help clarify the Petworth emigrant?

We are very grateful to April for bringing this to our attention.
* Petworth House Archives


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MORLEY, Nathaniel and Sarah

From: Lurgashall, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1832

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Noel Morley
Address: Australia
Email: njmorley@optusnet.com.au
Date submitted: 29 April 2008


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NEAL, Richard
From: Sutton, Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1832
Ship: Eveline

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Richard J Beaton
Address: UK
Email: rjbeaton@tinyworld.co.uk
Date submitted: 12 March 2008


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PENNICOTT, John
From: Findon, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1834
Ship: British Tar

New information on Petworth emigrants:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: P. Tomkins
Address: Canada
Email: tom4@shaw.ca
Date submitted: 19 November 2008


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PEACOCK, Henry
From: Petworth
Year of Emigration: 1847 or 1850
Ship:

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: John Cole
Address: Canada
Email: Johnwcole@telus.net
Date submitted: 29 January 2009

Editorial note: The source we have for Henry Peacock emigrating from Petworth in 1850 was the Public Record Office - now National Archives - MH12 13063 (Ministry of Health papers), where details of some parish assisted emigrants can be found.


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  PRATT, John
From: Lodsworth/Woolavington, West Sussex ("Barnet’s Mill")
Year of Emigration: 1836

First destination in North America:

    Blandford (town plot)

Correction to baptism information in Assisting Emigration, Section 2, Emigrants on Petworth Ships 1832-1837.
Following recent research into Barnet’s Mill, we find that John Pratt was baptised in Woolavington, West Sussex on 7 Sept 1801, the son of John and Sarah Pratt. John Pratt senior was the miller at Barnet’s Mill and had taken over the tenancy from his father George Pratt.

Sources of information:

    "...John Pratt, which I mean from Barnet’s Mill, he went out with us..." Continuation of Letters from Sussex Emigrants…Written in 1836 [1837], 15-16; Letter from James Cooper, May 1838, Brighton Herald, 25 Aug 1838.
    Cowdray Archives no: 1884; Walking the Bounds of Lodsworth Parish, 1834 AM 21/1/3; Lodsworth Tithe Apportionment Book. Woolavington parish registers. Will of George Pratt of Woolavington, miller STCI/46 p424 19 June 1806. Land Tax IR 23.

Where sources were found:

    West Sussex Record Office. National Archives.

Information being sought:

    We would be pleased to hear from descendants of John Pratt formerly of Barnet’s Mill.

    Robert Pratt of Toronto, descendant of another John Pratt son of James and Elizabeth Pratt born 1818 in England, and emigrated to Canada in 1836, would like to find out more about his own ancestor. If anyone can help him please email rpratt5266@rogers.com

Submitter: Leigh Lawson
Address: UK
Email: kinship2@hotmail.com
Date submitted: 4 Mar 2010


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  PRATT, John
From: Barnett’s Mill, Woolavington, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1836
Ship: Heber

Alfred Pratt 1851, courtesy of Karen Pratt Robbins
George Pratt & grandson
Courtesy of Karen Pratt Robbins
Alfred Pratt 1851, courtesy of Karen Pratt Robbins
Alfred Pratt, 1851
Courtesy of Karen Pratt Robbins

New information on Petworth emigrants:

    John Pratt was baptised 7 Sep 1801 at St Peter’s East Lavington, the son of John Pratt and Sarah Halstead Newman of Barnett’s Mill, Woolavington – one of nine children.

    He married Jane Grant /Garrett in Canada. They had six children:- Robert b1841; John S b1842; George Henry b1845 married Malenor Rands, four children; James b1846 married Mary A Rose, three children; Sarah Halstead 1847 married John Thacker, six children; Charles Newman 1850 married Martha C Lampman, two children; and Alfred b1851 married Sarah Ann Crawford, two children.

    John died 18 Sept 1882 in Woodstock, Ontario.

    John’s brother Newman Pratt and his wife Thirza Tomsett emigrated to Canada in 1857. (Newman’s mother Sarah Halstead Newman and Thirza’s mother Nancy Newman were sisters.)

First destination in North America:

    East Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario

Subsequent settlement:

    Bentink Township, Grey County
      Lot 14, Conc 13 NDR, Bentinck Township, Grey County
      In 1866 Thomas Galt and William Cayley, land speculators from Toronto, bought Lots 13 – 14, Conc 13 from the bank of Upper Canada. The following year Lot 14 was sold to Andrew Lensing, a wagon maker from the village of Hanover. The following year he sold to Hartman Ries, a blacksmith from Carrick Township. In 1872 Martin Woelfle of Sullivan Township bought the land from Ries. Apparently none of these owners made any attempt at clearing the land.

      In February, 1878 the land went to John Pratt from Woodstock. The next October a son, George Pratt, brought his family here from Woodstock also. They immediately began clearing the land and erecting buildings. In a short time they had a log house, a barn, a horse stable and a granary. The barn, horse stable and granary still serve as implement sheds today. The Pratt’s built the maple sugar camp that is still used in present times.

      Today the land has been cleared and the camp now stands in the open field, some distance from the bush. The present door and frame of the furnace was part of the Fensom sawmill which was located on the former Cremmen farm. In 1894 the present barn was built.

      The farm was sold in 1907 to Henry Cross
      Reprinted from Farm lanes of Bentinck, printed in 2002

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

    Letter from James Pratt to his Aunt Thirza, wife of Newman Pratt. Letter from John Reeves to his brother-in-law Newman Pratt. Document written by my great grandfather Henry Pratt regarding a letter that his mother Thirza Pratt sent to James, and some other notes. Photographs of Alfred and George, sons of John; Newman and Thirza; and other family members.

Sources of information:

    Family records (PDF: Pg 1, Pg 2, Pg 3, Pg 4); Sussex Parish Clerks www.sussex-opc.org; Canada Census; Oxford County Directory; Ontario Death Registration.

Where sources were found:

    Internet

Submitter: Karen Pratt Robbins
Address: Ontario, Canada
Email: kjro1@live.ca
Date submitted: 23 January 2014


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PULLEN, Richard and Elizabeth
From: Kirdford, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1832

New information on Petworth emigrants:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Submitter: Anonymous
Date submitted: 21 November 2012

Editor’s note: We would be delighted to hear of an original source for the information that Richard and Elizabeth emigrated with the Petworth Scheme in 1832. When we did the original research in 1990 we could not find any documentation in parish records etc to prove positively that the Pullens were included however it does sound extremely likely. The Revd Thomas Sockett said that 58 people emigrated from Kirdford but we were not able to identify them all.


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RAPSON, James & Sarah
From: Lodsworth, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1832
Ship: Lord Melville

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Sources of information:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: David Rapson
Address: Canada
Email: drapson@encode.com
Date submitted: 6 June 2008


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RAPSON, Thomas
From: Lodsworth, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1833
Ship: England

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: David Rapson
Address: Canada
Email: drapson@encode.com
Date submitted: 12 June 2008


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RAPSON, William & Maria
From: Lodsworth, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1833
Ship: England

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Sources of information:

Submitter: David Rapson
Address: Canada
Email: drapson@encode.com
Date submitted: 13 June 2008


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SAGEMAN, John and Ann
From: Little Common, Tillington, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1844
Ship: Burrell

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Shelley Corsini
Address: USA
Email: dollyresq@yahoo.com
Date submitted: 22 November 2009


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SAUNDERS, William and Matilda
From: Wisborough Green, Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1832
Ship: England

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Where sources were found:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: LeAnn Shafer Eliason
Address: USA
Email: teapartynan@yahoo.com
Date submitted: 24 February 2008

Letter from William Saunders, who emigrated from Wisborough Green, Sussex in 1832 on the England, to his daughter, Susan Saunders Uhl in the USA.

Letter in the possession of LeAnn Shafer Eliason
Transcript courtesy of LeAnn Shafer Eliason

Cerro Gordo, December 30, 1860, Dear Son and Daughter, I have at last taken my pen to write you a few lines, hoping it will find you all well. Yours of the 28th of Nov was received and we were glad to hear that you were all well and in prospering circumstances. You wished to know what all of us are doing. well we live in the Town of Cerro Gordo, Piatt County, Ill. a small town on the Great Western. R.R. I am acting as a Justice of the peace and work some at my trade. and I am happy to say that my health has been better the past year than for several years previous. I weigh now 173 pounds. Crawfords live about 4 miles from town. They are all well at present. They have 3 children living, their youngest childs name is Mary Miriam. Fanny and her husband lives about three miles and a half from town on a farm and doing very well. Fanny is sick at this time and has been about a week. we heard from her this morning. she is much better. she has a Son. They call him Thomas William. Mary Ann was Married on the 5th of December to a young man by the name of Oliver Heath. They live about 3 miles from town. her husband is a farmer. they live about a half mile from Fanny and about one mile from Crawfords. Matilda is at Fanny's at this time. Crawfords was here on Christmas day and Tila went out with them and is staying with Fanny at present. Your son, William (Deen, age 16) is still at Crawfords. he is well, he was here at Christmas. I think they get along better with him than they did. I advised with him myself and told him if he did not do better than he had done that I had the authority from you to bind him out which done him some good. he did not like the idea of being bound out. He is a stout boy for his sise and age and can and does do a good deal of work when he has the mind to do it. but at times his very Contrary and when he has those spells it is almost impossible to get along with him. I have told Pat. to give him a good whipping when he gets those spells. but he says he will not whip him. I think they get along very well with him now. I would have taken him about a year ago myself but I had nothing for him to do. and I can hardly make both ends meet myself. I have not made enough last summer and fall to get myself decent and comfortable clothes for this winter. I must tell you some thing about my boy. he will be one year old on the 2nd day of January. his name is George Washington, can stand alone at nine months and two weeks old. He can speak several words. Every time he hears the cars rumble or the whistle, he will say there's the cars. we got a letter from England last spring which brought the sad iteligence of the Death of my Father. he died on the 28th day of January 1860. my Mother was very sick and not expected to live when the letter was written. but we have not heard from them since. they sent a beautiful card with the following inscription

Sacred To the Memory of William Saunders, Born December 7, 1779, Died January 28, 1860. Mark the perfect man and behold the upright for the end of that man is peace. Psalms 37---37

I must conclude for the present with our love to you all from your affectionate Father. W. Saunders.”


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  SOUTHERTON, Charles and Esther

From: Wisborough Green
Year of Emigration: 1832 (?)
Ship: England (?)

New information on Petworth emigrants:

    Correction to entry in Assisting Emigration. Charles and Esther had five daughters who sailed with them; in addition to Sophy bap 6 Feb 1820; Elisabeth bap 2 Sep 1821 and Olive bap 29 Apr 1832 all in Wisborough Green, there was also Ann baptised 5 June 1825 in Felpham and Ellen bap 10 May 1828 Chichester. Their only son Thomas bap 25 Jan 1824 was buried in Wisborough Green on 3 Apr 1824 and therefore did not emigrate.

First destination in North America:

    Sunday Creek, Ohio

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

    I have two photographs of Sophy Southerton’s daughter Delilah Andrews. Sophy married Mordica Louis Andrews, and Delilah married John W. Kuhn.

Sources of information:

    Family Search

Where sources were found:

    Internet

Collateral surnames:

    Andrews, Kuhn

Submitter: Marilyn Mitchell
Address: Queensland, Australia
Email: mmitchel@bond.edu.au
Date submitted: 6 November 2011


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THAIR(E), George and Rhoda
From: Lodsworth, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1833
Ship: England

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Sources of information:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: David Rapson
Address: Canada
Email: drapson@encode.com
Date submitted: 6 June 2008


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TRUSLER, John and George
From: Lurgashall, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1833
Ship: England

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: John R. Barberie
Address: Canada
Email: jrbarberie@shaw.ca
Date submitted: 18 October 2012


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VOICE, Cornelius and Elizabeth

Cornelius and Elizabeth Voice, courtesy of Kenneth Stormer
Cornelius and Elizabeth Voice
Courtesy of Kenneth Stormer
Cornelius Voice Jr, courtesy of Kenneth Stormer
Cornelius Voice Jr
Courtesy of Kenneth Stormer
From: Billingshurst, Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1834
Ship: British Tar

New information on Petworth emigrants:

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

Sources of information:

Where sources were found:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Kenneth Stormer
Address: USA
Email: kenstormer@msn.com
Date submitted: 29 February 2008


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VOICE, John (George)

From: Billingshurst, West Sussex
Year of Emigration: 1834
Ship: British Tar

New information on Petworth emigrants:

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Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

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Information being sought:

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Submitter: Lorraine Bear
Address: US
Email: lorrieb@adsnet.com
Date submitted: March 2014

Editorial comment. We are very pleased to learn the identity of John/George Voice. He was only mentioned by his first name, 'John' in letters written by William Voice in October 1834 and Cornelius Voice on 20th September 1835. We understood that he was a nephew but were not sure of his surname. William also refers to ‘Mr Bridger and Rhoda’ – we now know that Mr Bridger was William who later married Mary Ann Voice, and that Rhoda (also known as Ruth) was one of his daughters from his first marriage.

Lorraine Bear is the great-grand-daughter of John/George Voice and we thank her and her family for sharing with us the informative letters sent to Michigan from West Sussex.


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  TRIBE, Henry and Charlotte

From: Lurgashall
Year of Emigration: 1832

New information on Petworth emigrants:

    Henry Tribe is my 3rd great grandfather. He was part of the Petworth emigration with (some) of his family in 1832. His daughter, Charlotte married Joseph Evans sometime shortly after her arrival in the Waterloo area of Ontario.These are my 2nd great grandparents. A letter cited in your book was written from Charlotte to her brother back in Sussex, England and signed by her husband (Joseph "Neuroke" Evans).

    After some delay due to a cholera outbreak in the area, Charlotte and Joseph settled in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario and raised a family. Their first child, Connell, is my great grandfather.

    Joseph Evans died April 2, 1867 in Blenheim Twp. Charlotte disappears from any records after the 1871 census, so is likely to have died between 1871 and 1881, also in Blenheim Twp. The gravestone for Joseph, located in Washington Cemetery, in Oxford County is inscribed Joseph '"V" Evans.

    Is it possible that the transcription of the signature on the letter to England should have been Joseph "Vereker" Evans? This name (Vereker) is found in at least one of Joseph's descendants.

First destination in North America:

    Galt, Dumfries, Woolwich Township.

Subsequent settlement:

    Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario.

Information being sought:

    I have found evidence of a Joseph Evans born to William and Jane Evans in Rathkeale, Limerick, Ireland in 1795. Also, in 1798 Connell Evans, son of William Jones Evans and Jane Evans was baptized, also in Rathkeale. Perhaps a brother to Joseph. There are ancestral records of the name Connell Vereker back to 1679 in County Cork, Ireland. One of these is Connell Vereaker, born in County Limerick, in 1747. His daughter, Jane, born 1776, in Limerick could well be Joseph and Connell's mother. Unfortunately, I have not been able to ascertain her marriage to William Jones Evans.

Submitter: Richard Ross
Address: Ontario, Canada
Email: rross6@cogeco.ca
Date submitted: 30 October 2011

Editor’s note
The letter was a printed version, taken from Emigration Letters published in 1833. We have never come across the original letter so cannot look at the handwritten signature.


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WILLARD, William and Charlotte
From: Dorking, Surrey
Year of Emigration: 1832
Ship: Lord Melville

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Information being sought:

Collateral surnames:

Submitter: Keith White
Address: Canada
Email: olive.branch@tcc.on.ca
Date submitted: 17 September 2008


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  WHITE, Luke and Frances

From: Bignor, West Sussex.
Year of Emigration: 1832?
Ship: Lord Melville, Eveline or England

New information on Petworth emigrants:

    Luke White was baptised on 19 July 1801 in Bignor, one of many children of Benjamin White and Mary Wicker of Bignor. On 6 May 1823 he married Frances Ann Humphrey at Bury, West Sussex. They had 4 children born in Sussex and 4 more born in Canada.

    In West Sussex
    ... Emma/Emily White bap 8 Feb 1824 Bignor; died 10 Aug 1850 Oxford County. Married James Moore 1844 in Oxford Co. At least 2 children.
    ... William L White bap 26 Mar 1826 Bignor; died 1907 Oxford Co. Married Anna Marie Croft (Kraft) born 1829 in Germany.
    ... Luke White bap 18 May 1828 Bignor. Moved to Michigan with brother James Anderson White.
    ... Walter White bap 31 Oct 1830 Arundel. died 30 Sept 1864 Oxford Co.

    In Canada – all born Wentworth County, Ontario.
    ... Ellen White b 27 July 1834, died 10 July 1854 aged 19 years 11 months and 13 days, Oxford Co. Married Donald MacLeod. At least one daughter, Frances b 17 Feb 1853, Brantford, Ont.
    ... Matilda White b 28 Oct 1837, died 20 Feb 1868, Oxford County,Ont. Married John Charles Jury (b 1837 Waterloo – d 1911 Kansas) on 24 Nov 1858. At least 4 children.
    ... Kissar (Mariah) White b 10 Feb 1838, died 26 Aug 1889 Perth Co, Ont. Married Edwin Chown (b c1838 Kenton, Devon, England) on 8 Dec 1861 at Brantford, Ont. At least one son.
    ... James Anderson White b 27 Dec 1840, died 22 Jun 1927 Marlette, Michigan. Married Rachel Locke (b 1850 Oxford Co – d 1890, Marlette) on 8 May 1871 in Oxford Co. His brother Luke moved to Michigan with him.

First destination in North America:

    Oxford County, Ontario

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

    I have a few photos of some of their later descendants.

Where sources were found:

    Most of the sources were found on Ancestry.

Collateral surnames:

    Evans, Losee, Cook and so many more.

Submitter: Lee Woods
Address: US
Email: im-a-player2@hotmail.com
Date submitted: 15 October 2013

Editors note. In 1991 we found and recorded Luke and Frances White with their four children in Bignor, West Sussex, but with no overseers records or vestry minutes extant for Bignor, we were unable to be certain that they were the 'two Whites' paid for by Squire Hawkins of Bignor Park, who were mentioned in a letter written in February 1834 from Fred Hasted in Adelaide Township. We are very grateful to Lee, for providing us with the information that Luke and Frances were indeed in Canada by 1834. Thomas Sockett noted that 16 men, women and children emigrated from Bignor in 1832, but did not name them.


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  WOOLGAR, Ann

From: Dorking, Surrey
Year of Emigration: 1833
Ship: England

New information on Petworth emigrants:

    Ann was living in Hamilton in 1851 with her daughter, Mary who emigrated from Dorking with her mother. In 1856 they emigrated from Ontario to the U.S. settling in Beloit, Rock county, Wisconsin. She died on 6 Nov 1870 in Beloit. Her daughter Mary, married name McCrimmon, died on 6 July 1887 also in Beloit.

First destination in North America:

    Ontario

Subsequent settlement:

    Beloit, Rock county, Wisconsin

Sources of information:

    U.S. Federal census of Wisconsin 1860 and 1870. Newspaper obituaries, Beloit Journal, 23 Feb 1871 and Beloit Free Press 7 July 1887.

Where sources were found:

    Census found on Ancestry.com, newspapers found Wisconsin Historical Society.

Collateral surnames:

    McCrimmon

Submitter: Nancy Arnott
Address: U.S
Email: nancya@wowway.com
Date submitted: 9 Nov 2008


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  WOOLGAR, John and Mary

From: Dorking, Surrey
Year of Emigration: 1833
Ship: England?

New information on Petworth emigrants:

    John and his sister Mary came to Canada with their mother Ann Woolgar. Ann’s husband William had died in Surrey when the children were small.
    John lived near York. In 1850-51 he married Angelina Kelly. They bought a farm in Binbrook, Wentworth, Ontario. Had four sons: William, George, John, and James. (William was my great grandfather).
    The elder John Woolgar died in Dec. of 1878 in Binbrook. Angelina and the 3 youngest sons continued to live on the farm until 1903 when it was sold.
    Two sons emigrated to the United States and another son went to Saskatchewan Angelina went to Alberta with one son and his family and died there in 1905.

First destination in North America:

    York, Upper Canada

Subsequent settlement:

    Binbrook, Wentworth, Ontario

Letters, Documents & Photos Owned by the Submitter:

    No photographs of John Woolgar but a few of his wife and descendants

Sources of information:

    Ontario Land records-- General Register of Ontario—Ontario census of 1861, 1871,1881, 1891--U.S. census 1900. 1910, 1920, 1930

Where sources were found:

    Land records in Wentworth county--other records available on Ancestry.com

Information being sought:

    What became of Ann Woolgar and her daughter, Mary Woolgar after they arrived in Canada?
    Angelina Kelly was born in Upper Canada but I have been unable to find any records for her.

Collateral surnames:

    Kelly, Boggs, Barclay, Bush, and Kilian

Submitter: Nancy Arnott
Address: USA
Email: nancya@wowway.com
Date submitted: 2 July 2008


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WORSFOLD, John and Maria
From: Dorking, Surrey
Year of Emigration: 1832

First destination in North America:

Subsequent settlement:

Information being sought:

Submitter: Keith White
Address: Canada
Email: olive.branch@tcc.on.ca
Date submitted: 17 September 2008

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