Buckland Brewer Emigrants

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I am researching the biographies of all those who left Buckland Brewer for destinations overseas, prior to 1930. The list that follows is not complete. Please contact me or Buckland Brewer History Group if you can add to this list, or if you have information about any of the individuals named below. N.B. Although Ontario was not created until 1867, in the interests of consistency, it has been used as a destination throughout.

Surname Christian Name Year of Birth Home in Buckland Brewer Destination
Blight Montague 1895 Collinsdown Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
Braund Amelia Annie 1900 Little Gorwood Yarraville, Victoria, Australia
Bridgeman John c. 1801 Montreal, Canada
Brooks Grace Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA
Brooks Jane Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA
Brooks Richard J Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA
Chapple Thomas c. 1822 Bilsford but later Alwington Simcoe County, Canada
Cole William c.1801 Tithecott Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Cole Elizabeth c. 1833 Tithecott Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Cole John H c. 1835 Tithecott Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Cole Mary c. 1837 Tithecott Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Cole William c. 1829 Tithecott Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Cole Ann c. 1840 Tithecott Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Cole née Heal Charity c. 1803 Tithecott Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Cory née Courtice Elizabeth c. 1790 Darlington, Ontario Canada
Courtice John c. 1770 Darlington, Ontario Canada
Courtice née Phillips Mary Darlington, Ontario Canada
Dennis John Guysesborough, United States
Fowler née Margaret Galsworthy Dereham Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada
Fowler William Galsworthy Dereham Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada
Fulford Bartholomew 1800 Southwood Brighton, Northumberland East, Ontario
Fulford Edward 1828 Southwood Port Hope, Ontario
Fulford Alice 1842 Southwood Port Hope, Ontario
Fulford Christian 1833 Southwood Port Hope, Ontario
Fulford Harriet 1837 Southwood Port Hope, Ontario
Fulford Elizabeth 1835 Southwood Port Hope, Ontario
Fulford John 1830 Southwood Brighton, Northumberland East, Ontario
Fulford Richard 1828 North Hele Colbourne, Huron, Ontario
Fulford Robert 1836 North Hele Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Fulford Beatrice 1864 Southwood Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Fulford William 1798 Southwood and North Hele Canada
Fulford née Bale Prudence Brighton, Northumberland East, Ontario
Fulford née Pasmore Elizabeth 1836 Southwood Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Gliddon Charles c. 1632 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Gorrell William Henry 1910 Passage to Sydney but to NZ
Grills Richard Sidney, Township, Ontario
Heal Arthur 1881 West Hele Sydney, Australia
Heal Bert 1876 West Hele Sydney, Australia
Heal Lawrence 1828 Eckworthy Fullerton, Perth County, Ontario
Heal Henry 1830 Eckworthy Fullerton, Perth County, Ontario
Heal John 1831 Eckworthy Fullerton, Perth County, Ontario
Heal William 1832 Eckworthy Fullerton, Perth County, Ontario
Hearn John Thomas 1892 Bilsford Canterbury, New Zealand
Jewell Henry 1811 Bilsford Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
Jewell Orlando 1838 Bilsford Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
Jewell Henry W 1839 Bilsford Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
Jewell Garlinda 1847 Bilsford Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
Jewell Alfred 1843 Bilsford Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
Jewell née Prouse Thirza 1816 Bilsford Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
John Dennis Guysesborough, U.S.A.
Johns William 1802 Geelong, South Australia
Johns Peggy 1808 Geelong, South Australia
Johns Sophia 1846 Geelong, South Australia
Johns Jane 1850 Geelong, South Australia
Johns Tryphena Walter 1852 Geelong, South Australia
Marsh Ann c. 1767 Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia
Martin John c. 1820 Caledon, Peel County, Ontario, Canada
Martin Thomas 1846 Caledon, Peel County, Ontario, Canada
Martin Grace 1849 Caledon, Peel County, Ontario, Canada
Martin James 1851 Caledon, Peel County, Ontario, Canada
Martin Mary Ann 1855 Caledon, Peel County, Ontario, Canada
Martin née Ley Mary 1822 Caledon, Peel County, Ontario, Canada
Mitchell Thomas 1784 Punchards Melbourne, Australia
Mitchell Elizabeth 1828 Punchards Melbourne, Australia
Mitchell Thomas 1831 Punchards Melbourne, Australia
Mitchell Mary 1833 Punchards Melbourne, Australia
Mitchell Ann 1835 Punchards Melbourne, Australia
Mitchell Maria 1840 Punchards Melbourne, Australia
Mitchell Jane 1842 Punchards Melbourne, Australia
Mitchell née Evans Charity 1799 Punchards Melbourne, Australia
Narraway James c 1786 Buckland Brewer Brantford, Ontario via Picton Nscotia
Narraway née Rowe Mary c 1793 Buckland Brewer Brantford, Ontario via Picton Nscotia
Narraway Hartnoll 1825 Buckland Brewer Brantford, Ontario via Picton Nscotia
Narraway William 1814 Buckland Brewer Brantford, Ontario via Picton Nscotia
Parkhouse James Prince Edward Island
Penhale William John c 1892 Barcot New Zealand
Pridham Jasper 1818 Fullerton, Ontario
Prouse William 1819 Bilsford Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
Prouse Edwin 1829 Bilsford Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
Quance William 1844 Tithacott Peterborough, Durham County, Middlesex, Ontario
Quance Elizabeth Jane 1851 Tithacott Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Quance John Henry 1848 Tithacott Delaware, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Quance Noah 1855 Tithacott Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rowe John c 1785 Village Prince Edward Island
Rowe née Bayly Mary c 1787 Village Prince Edward Island
Rowe Jabez 1811 Village Prince Edward Island and later Brantford, Ontariio
Rowe Manoah 1814 Village Prince Edward Island
Rowe Penelope 1823 Village Prince Edward Island
Stapledon Dorothy c. 1835 Mitchell, Perth County, Ontariio, Canada
Sanders née Heal John c. 1830 Mitchell, Perth County, Ontariio, Canada
Sanders John 1841 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders Willliam 1854 Holwell Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders Anna Maria c. 1841 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders née Glass Bessie c. 1863 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders Thomas c. 1867 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders John c. 1868 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders Julia Lucy c. 1871 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders William Bertram 1872 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders Mark Augustus c. 1873 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders Anna Maria c. 1875 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders Franck Cecil 1881 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders Ethel Louisa c. 1872 Galsworthy Dunedin, New Zealand
Sanders Philip c 1808 Carleton, County, Montreal, Ontario
Stapledon Benjamin c 1828 Tasmania, Australia
Withecombe William c 1865 Brisbane, Queensalnd, Australia
Withecombe Elizabeth Brisbane, Queensalnd, Australia
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31 comments on “Buckland Brewer Emigrants

  1. Norma Webster says:

    I am researching my husband’s Fulford family which appears to have emigrated from Buckland Brewer after the 1841 England Census. They appear in 1861 in Brighton, Ontario. I have traced him back to Bartholomew Fulford (b. about 1800) and I am working out the puzzle of wives and children, our ancestor from Bartholomew is John Fulford (b. 1830). In 1841 (if I have the correct Fulford) he is married to Harriet, and in Canada to Prudence.

    Still working on the puzzle – Have pictures of John and sons, if you are interested. John’s son – William Henry Fulford (my husband’s grandfather) immigrated to California and he was a Methodist minister. I am wondering if this family was part of the Church group that left England. I certainly see some names in common.

    • I have emailed you some details – let me know if it doesn’t arrive. Bartholomew travelled with his brother William whose account of the journey has been printed in the book Towards Quebec by Anne Giffard. See alo http://www.bidefordheritage.co.uk/emigration.html

    • jeff.cooper says:

      I have mentioned John Bridgeman who emigrared to Montreal in the 1700,s i think he was married but i can only find his second wife whos family where also from Devon the Gill family who had emigrated several years before up to today my cousin Lynn Andrews (Auther) from upper state new york is a direct decendent of John Bridgeman and apparently John was a statsman in later life as the family where very affluant owning several Butcher shops a farm and several biuldings in and around Montreal

      • John Avery Bridgeman son of Thomas and Rebecca Bridgeman née Avery (married in Buckland Brewer 1797). John Avery Bridgeman was baptised in Bulkworthy in 1801 and I believe emigrated in 1830 (although I can’t confirm this). A possible marriage is to Harriett Hammett in 1824 in Northam but they were still in Northam in 1834.

  2. Lorraine de Leuw says:

    John Sanders died 1922 in Dunedin, NZ
    Anna Maria Sanders (nee Glass) died 1911 in Dunedin, NZ
    Mark Augustus Sanders died 8/9/1946 in Perth, Western Australia (buried Karrakata Cem – a very big cemetery of 100,000s of graves) see website – http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au
    William Bertram Sanders brother of Mark Augustus Sanders – also moved to Australia

  3. Lorraine de Leuw says:

    I am researching the Sanders of Orleigh Mill. William & Catherine Sanders (nee Lock) moved from Northam, Devon in about 1840 to take up Orleigh Mill. I have been researching the Sanders name in North Devon for 30+ years and by doing this also the Sanders of Buckland Brewer. The Sanders of Buckland Brewer (Peter, Nicholas, etc.) and part of a massive Sanders tree that account for a big number of the Sanders in North Devon. I have their tree going back to the early 1600s. I have a theory that probably can never be proven – that this family originated in Hartland in the 1500s. With the Woolsery and Clovelly registers missing for the 1500s, 1600s and most of the 1700s it probably can never be proven one way or another. I don’t think my Sanders are related to the Buckland Brewer Sanders except maybe prior to 1700. I am related only to the the Sanders of Orleigh Mill and most of that family are buried in Littleham and Northam. The first William Sanders of Orleigh Mill was my great-grandfather’s half-brother. His half-brother lived in Northam and emigrated to Australia in the 1850s. One comment I can make on the above is that some of the Sanders of Buckland Brewer – that emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand re-emigrated to Australia. I have been in contact about a decade or so ago with a descendant of this family who lived in Melbourne – one of her Sanders ancestors was in Western Australia (I think he died in WA in the early 1900s of TB). If I re-find this information I will post the info on this site. I visited your parish church in July this year. I was told about this website then and have only now find the time to have a look. I read some of the entries above. Port Jackson is more commonly known as Sydney Harbour. Also Geelong is in Victoria. I don’t think there is a Geelong in South Australia. Geelong, in Victoria was an immigration entry point for some in the 1800s. It isn’t far from Melbourne and Geelong is a city today. Also I am related I believe to the John and Mary Mills (nee Lock) – he was the schoolmaster at Langtree in the mid 1800s and in the late 1800s the postmaster at Langtree. I believe Mary Mills (nee Lock) who was born in Northam is a half-sister of my great-grandfather.

  4. jeff.cooper says:

    John Bridgeman from Buckland Brewer area Emigrated to Montreal in 1830 were he married Agnes gill who’s family emigrated to New York in 1834 John was one of three Brothers Joshua who was my great great grandfather and another brother Richard who I think moved over the border to Cornwell

  5. Suzette Pearce (nee Sanders) says:

    John Sanders, son of William Sanders, married Anna Maria Glass in Jan 1863. The family emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand; one of the sons being Frank Cecil born Buckland Brewer 16/3/1881. Frank Cecil was my Grandfather. If this is the John Sanders you require information on, we can supply information on the extended family’s story, certificates etc. Regards from New Zealand

  6. John Cole says:

    There seems to be quite a few people moving to Ontario from Buckland Brewer. I am wondering if many of these people migrated together as a group out of Bideford? My ancestors that moved from Buckland Brewer to Norfolk Co, Ontario were William and Charity (nee Heal) Cole with several of their children around 1842.

    • Many certainly went as a chain of migrations in connection with the Bible Christian church. Sometimes several families went together, often lack of records means we don’t know who travelled with whom.

  7. jeff.cooper says:

    having just read your comments on the Gill family my relative John Bridgeman originally from the Buckland Brewer area and emigrated to Montreal and married Agnes Gill christened 14/jan/1808 Atherington.emigrated to NYC 23/may/1834 on the brig Ebeneza I think the marriage between john and Agnes was a second marriage as the age that they got married

  8. Mary, In answer to your message regarding William Prouse. Firstly the William who was the son of William P and Joanna White b 1809 in Hartland remained in Hartland all his life and never married. He is on all the census returns from 1841 to 1891 recorded as unmarried and at various times living with his widowed sister Elizabeth (Downing) as well as his unmarried brother John and his brother Thomas’s wife Joanna.

    Secondly, William son of John and Ann (Gill) was baptised in Bideford Parish Church 5 August 1810. He may well have emigrated to Ontario before 1841 as I have not found him on that census. The first record of him in Canada is the marriage to Elizabeth Sowden. As far as I know he emigrated without any of his family. His only brother John remained in England. His Father is on the 1841 census but have not found his death or that of his mother Ann.

    Hope this helps.

    Raymond

  9. jeff.cooper says:

    in 1830 John Bridgeman left Buckland Brewer for Montreal where he married Agnes Gill who’s family where originally from Atherington and emigrated to Canada about 1834 I have several letters if you would like to see them
    Jeff.Cooper

  10. David Regan says:

    My 3xG Grandparents were William and Peggy Johns. Can supply info and photos.

  11. Mary Paulsen says:

    I think my ggg grandfather is the William Prouse you are researching. Is it posible to read your information. I know he married Elizabeth Sowden. in about 1845 His daughter Elizabeth Prouse was born in 1846 She left him in the early 1880s, and went to Homestead in Dakota Territory. Elizabeth had two sons and one daughter that I know of. She owned her own land, started a business, was a seamstress, midwife, and undertaker. She married two more times …once in her 4os and again when she was in her 60s. One son homesteaded with her in Dakota. He is my grandfather I know her parents were listed as Bible Christian and came from England.

    • The Prouses I have are the children of William Prouse and Elizabeth Pince from Buckland Brewer, who emigrated to Victoria and Mariposa, Ontario. This sounds like a different branch of the family. There are a number of Prouse families in North Devon.

    • William Prouse who married Elizabeth Sowden 1845 in Port Hope, Ontario was the son of John Prouse and wife Ann Gill baptised in Bideford in 1810. John (the father) was an elder brother of William who married Elizabeth Pince.

      • Mary Paulsen says:

        Are there doc. that show William Prouse’s father was John Prouse? Did my William Prouse travel with his father or brothers to Canada ? In what year did he leave England. I only ask as some other distant relative believes William’s father was William married to a Joanna Whyte *White I would appreciate any help you can give me

  12. Hello from the USA. My great-great-great grandparents, William and Margaret Fowler, emigrated in 1854 from Buckland Brewer to Dereham Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada aboard the ship, “Rose.” In the 1851 census, they were living at Galsworthy in Buckland Brewer.

  13. Margaret Heal says:

    Also Dorothy Heal b abt 1835, sister of the above mentioned Heals. Dorothy married John Sanders b abt 1830 and they emigrated to Mitchell, Perth Co, Ontario before 1862

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