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and where they settled in their new country.
Maria BATTERBY was born in Burnham Thorpe, went to Canada and
her family settled in Eastern Ontario. Her parents were Thomas
BATTERBY and Ann HIGH. Some cousins also went to North
America but settled in Northern New York in the United States.
In Canada, she met and married William BURD, also from
Norfolk, in 1840 when she was about 20 years of age.
Contact: Gini Leonard
William BIRD from the county of Norfolk, not sure of the
village. He went to Canada about 1835 when he was about 15 years
old. I am not sure whether or not he went with his parents. He
settled in eastern Ontario, near the village of Crysler. In Canada
he met and married Maria BATTERBY, a Norfolk girl from
Contact: Gini Leonard
Thomas HOWES from Catfield who took
his young family from Norwich, to Liverpool, to New Orleans, to
Iowa, to Salt Lake City!
My own family went to New Jersey from Norwich.
Thomas & Mary (BURR??) HOWES
left England in 1637 with two sons - arrived in Salem, MA with three
sons, Thomas, Joseph, and Jeremiah. In 1638 he receives grant of
land in Yarmouth, now Dennis, Cape Cod. His heirs formed Howes
Family Association in 1978 to learn more about the family of
Farmers, Sea Captains, Circus Owner, to preserve HOWES
cemetery and archives and try to find more of Thomas and Mary's
English roots. A genealogy of 16,000 names by Lt Col (RET) Robert
Arthur HOWES was published in 2006 by Dennis Historical
Society. Reunion meetings are held every three years. August 2010 in
Salem Ma is next event.
Web site is:
Howes Family Association
JARRED (also variously listed as
Garrard, Gerrad, Jarrad & Jarrard) married Ann
WRIGHT on the 9th Oct 1777 in
Wellingham, Norfolk, England and had 6 children.
Their youngest son, also Robert, married Elizabeth (Eady, Edith)
SOUTHWELL in Kings Lynn, Norfolk on
28 May 1812 before taking up land near Gedney, Lincolnshire and
raising 9 children.
Of these the oldest two, Jane and William stayed behind in England,
James & Thomas both disappear whilst the rest - John, Robert,
Susannah, Isaiah & Edward emigrate to Australia.
Isaiah's descendants use the JARRAD
spelling and the rest use JARRED.
William married another Norfolk JARRAD/ED,
Clarissa, originally from Gressenhall, and they lived and worked
around the "Fens" having 10 children in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and
Cambridgeshire. Their sons all used the
JARRAD spelling. Of these ten 2 sons, James & Robert and 3
daughters, Clarissa, Elizabeth & Hannah stayed in England, whilst
four sons, William, John, Edward & Thomas also emigrated to
Australia like their uncles.
So far all the JARRED & JARRAD
families in Australia are related, except one line, who descend from
a John JARRED (also Jarrard) & Ann
VINCENT, also of Norfolk.
In 1859, David and Mary (NORGATE)
DAVEY went to New York with their first three children. Mary's
sister, Elizabeth NORGATE, sailed with them. David and Mary
then went to Canada with their six children and settled in
Colchester South, Ontario. This is where their final four children
In 1869, William Hargreaves DAVEY
(father of the above David Davey) arrived in New York with his son
John and family. The extended family settled in Grand Rapids,
Michigan, USA near Williamʼs son Isaac who had immigrated in 1857.
At least two of William H. DAVEYʼs other
children emigrated from Norfolk. Elizabeth Flowerday Davey and Jacob
Davey settled in Orleans County, New York, USA.
I have Norfolk ancestors who emigrated to
Quebec Canada as follows:- Thomas NURSE b 1798 South
Creake son of Samuel NURSE and Martha CURSON, m 2 Dec
1819 South Creake to Elizabeth HARPLEY b 1800 dau of John
HARPLEY and Mary ? Children John Oliver NURSE b
1827; Charles Money NURSE b 1829; Samuel NURSE b 1833;
Noah NURSE b 1834. All were b South Creake Norfolk
except Samuel and Noah, they were both christened in Little
Walsingham Norfolk. I think these are the children that emigrated
with their parents.
Susan Adelaine b 1841 Canada and Noah b 1838
Canada, which probably means that Noah b 1834 died before 1838.
There was a William NURSE b 1821 who remained in Norfolk.
I believe they emigrated in 1836, this date was given on the USA
1910 census for John Oliver. They originally settled in
Lingwick Sherbrooke County East Quebec. Thomas is noted in the"
History of Compton" where he was a saw & grist miller.
Descendents lived at Dudswell Quebec and John Oliver lived in
Danville Caledonia Vermont USA. Most USA and Canada records
show the surname as NOURSE. I have not found any
records for Noah or Charles.
Contact: Pam Chlopas
In1574, William RIPLEY( glover) married Margaret THOMSON
at Wramplingham,Norfolk. The glover appears as a "selected
person" (what does it exactly means?) in a 1577 muster roll of
Wramplingham,hundred or Forehoe. He also left a will dated Aug
31,1619, and was buried in Wymondham Jan 28,1620. His son
William RIPLEY was living with him in the same house in
Wymondham, where his 4 children where baptized between 1621 and
1627. I did not find a trace of his marriage and do not know
the name of his wife, who is probably the one who accompanied him
and the 4 children in the voyage to New Hingham, Massachussets in
Contact: Michael Ripley