Bosbury Villagers who Emigrated to America, 1834-1940
John J. BOSLEY aged 21 and born in Bosbury arrived in New York State in 1881. By 1930 he was married to Delia whose Irish parents had emigrated to New York earlier. Source: United States Census 1930. He died in November 1941 and is buried with his wife at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Westchester County, New York State.
Arthur S. BUFTON aged 22 and born in Bosbury arrived at Niagara Falls, New York State on 1st July 1911. Source: United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956.
Alfred John BURROWS born in Bosbury on 17th July 1864 and was baptised in Bosbury Holy Trinity church on 3rd July 1904. His father Alfred Joe Burrows was a farmer. He arrived in Buffalo New York on 27th August 1931 with his wife Annie. Sources: United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954.
Hannah Maria DARKE aged 51 and born in Munsley near Bosbury arrived at Niagara Falls, New York State on 16th November 1928 accompanied by her husband Albert Erneest leaving a son, Wilfred, aged 21, and meeting her brother -in-law, William Darke. Sources: United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954.
William FIELD was born in Bosbury and baptised at Holy Trinity church on 8th June 1799. His parents were James Field and Mary Williams who were living at Old Country, Bosbury. Like his father James, William was a shoemaker. He married Mary Harding in Bosbury church in 1825 and the 1841 census records seven children, Eliza, Rachel, James, Keziah, William, Mary and Sarah with the family living at Stanley Hill, Bosbury. They emigrated shortly after and sadly three of their children died young in their new home. William died in September 1845 at Nauvoo aged 46.†
James FIELD was born in Bosbury and baptised on 17th February 1830 at Bosbury Holy Trinity church. He was the son of William and Mary and emigrated with them and his four siblings. At the age of 33 he married Catherine D. Brown on 16th July 1863 at Lynn, Box Elder, Utah. He died on 17th January 1907 at Lynn aged 76.†
John GIFFORD single aged 23. Sailed from Liverpool on board the ‘Celtic’ and arrived at New York on 23 March 1912, last residence given as Bosbury. Source: NewYork, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1892-1924.
Thomas HARTLAND was born on the 6th April 1861 in Bosbury. He married Maria Watkins in Michigan and they had a son, Willard Watkins Hartland born in 1904. Thomas died on 15th July 1944 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan. Source: Michigan Death Certificates 1921-1951. He is buried in Wixom Cemetery, Oakland County, Michigan.
John HAYNES was born on 3rd May 1868 in Bosbury, the son of Thomas J. Haynes and Elizabeth Barnett. He emigrated from England to the USA in 1910 and married a widow, Mrs. Alma M. Anderson, in November 1925 and they moved to Uintah, Weber, Utah. They had four sons and a daughter. He died on 31st August 1931 and is buried in Uintah City cemetery.†
Robert HILL was born in Bosbury on 12th October 1816. Robert junior must have emigrated before 1841. On 19th April 1859 he married a 17-year-old Canadian girl, Margaret Gardener, at Salt Lake City.†
Rebecca HILL was born in Bosbury on 15th February 1819 and again was not baptised at the church. Her parents were Robert Hill senior and Ann Harding. She nust have emigrated before 1841 and at the age of 24 she married George S. Colemere at Nauvoo on 24th May 1843.†
Robert HOMES was the eldest son of Robert and Margaret Homes and was born in Bosbury on 19th January 1816, and christened in Ashperton church. He married Elizabeth Cole, from Much Marcle, at Castle Frome church on 27th June 1838 and they emigrated to Willard, Box Elder, Utah sailing on the “North America” from Liverpool on 8th September 1840. She died in Utah on 26th March 1882 and he died there on 27th December 1908.†
Sarah HOMES was the eldest daughter of Robert and Margaret Homes and was born in Munsley on 8th October 1818. She emigrated to Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois in 1840 on board the “North America” and there married Thomas Benbow from Grendon Warren, Herefordshire on 19th February 1845. She died in 1868 in Fremont, Alameda County, California and her husband on 1st March 1899 also in California.†
John H. KENDRICK was the eldest son of a Bosbury farming family, William and Elizabeth Kendrick. He was born in Bosbury on 7th June 1842 and baptised in Holy Trinity Church on 10th July. He married Ann Hyde in Worcester in 1866 and they had four children. Ann died in 1876 and soon after he married a widow, Caroline Philpotts at Bredwardine church in 1876. He emigrated in 1893 with his wife and children, Minnie, Francis, Ernest, John and George. He died on 20 March 1917 and is buried at Providence City Cemetary, Cache County, Utah.†
William Parsons JONES was the only son of Thomas Jones and Mary Parsons from Bishops Frome and was born in Bosbury on 20th August 1837. His mother Mary died in 1839 and, in 1841, father and son emigrated to join the Mormon community in America. On 5th July 1857 Thomas married Jane Wilson in Salt Lake City and the following year on 25th February 1858, William married Elizabeth Shaw in Kaysville, Davis, Utah. She had also emigrated but with her parents before 1841. William and Elizabeth had a large family. He died at Utah on 9th July 1891 and his wife on 13th December 1916.†
James T. LEWIS was baptised in Bosbury Holy Trinity church on 3rd July 1904. His father Thomas was a blacksmith. James obtained a visa in London on 22nd April 1927 and arrived at New York in 1928 aged 23 on board the ‘Berengaria’. Source: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957.
Mary Ann MORRIS was born in Bosbury and, aged 44, arrived at Port Huron, Michigan from Canada on 24th September 1916. Source: United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956.
Mary Ann PARRY was born to Richard and Elizabeth Parry of Munsley on 14th March 1794 and baptised in Bosbury church on 6th April 1794. At the age of 23 she married John Rowberry from Coddington, Herefordshire at Bishop’s Frome church on 1st May 1817. They had six children; Mary, Ann, John, William, Thomas and Edward and the family were living in Southfield Orchard, Bosbury in 1841. Her husband’s occupation was given as Farm Labourer. In 1844? John and Mary Ann emigrated to Nauvoo (formerly Commerce), Hancock County, Illinois. She died there on 6th August 1844 aged 50 and her husband died 20 days later.†
William PARSONS was the son of Richard Parsons and Mary Gouldrick. He was born in Bosbury on 7th March 1808 but it appears only baptised at the church in April 1809. He married Mary Jenkins on 21st July 1835. He was baptised into the Mormon church on 25th March 1840 and the couple emigrated before the 1841 census. Both died in Utah; William at Willard, Box Elder on 20th September 1882 and his wife on 13th August 1892.†
William John PASSEY born on 2nd December 1890 in Bosbury,registered for the draft on 5th June 1917. He was living in Moscow, Idaho and had served two years in the Montana National Guard. Source: United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
Elizabeth Catherine PEARSON, aged 46, left Liverpool on board the brig, Duke of Clarence, and arrived at Quebec, Canada on 9th July 1834. With her was Susannah Mary Sparkman and Elizabeth’s three children, Catherine Anne (8), Elizabeth Sarah (6) and James Sparkman Pearson (5). Returning to Canada on the same voyage was her mother Susanna. Source: National Archives of Canada RG42 Vol.10 File 1.
Albert H. STAINTON born on 5th September 1874 in Bosbury, applied for naturalisation in Boston, Massachusetts and this was granted on 13th November 1899. Source: New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906.