Northumbria in northern England contained the
of Northumberland and Durham. Our earliest ancestor to emigrate
England to Canada was Robert John
Colpitts from whom Anna
Adelia Jones was descended. He
was born in Winston, Durham County. Robert's
son William Colpitts (the grandfather of
Anna Adelia Jones) was born in the small village of Haughton Le Skerne
in Durham County (now contained in
Darlington). By 1782 he and his family were living in Kenton, near
Upon Tyne, Northumberland County. In 1783 they emigrated from
Newcastle, arrived in Halifax,
Scotia and moved on to Colpitts Settlement in what became the
of New Brunswick.
St. Andrew's Church in which William Colpitts was christened in 1775. (Location marked in the maps above)
The ancestors of Auguste Frank Barrow Burt originated in Montacute, west of Yeovil in Somerset County (seen in detail #1 below) at least as far back as the mid-1700's. His great grandfather James Burt, grandfather Edward Knyvett Burt, and father George Edward Cyril Burt were all apprenticed as surgeons and apothecaries.
Also in Somerset, by 1855 James and Anna Sutherland were living in Claverton, 4 miles southeast of Bath. Their daughter Matilda later moved to London where she came to know the Burt family and later still was to marry George Burt's youngest son, A.F.B. Burt in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1886.
George Edward Burt apprenticed as a surgeon (later working as druggist) and then came to meet Frances Martha Barrow whose family were in London's East End in the district of Stepney. They married in Ramsgate on the east coast in 1849 (seen in detail #2 below).
They later lived in Woburn,
Bedfordshire (42 miles N.W. of London, 15 miles S.W. of Bedford)
two of their children were born, then Camberwell, Surrey and later
settled in Westminster, London where Auguste Frank Barrow Burt was born
A.F.B. Burt grew up at 76 York St. (now call
Petty France in St. James's Park) in Westminster where his father had
his chemist's shop. He attended St. Saviour's Grammar School which was
located on Sumner St. in Southwark at that time, a considerable walk
from Westminster, and he would have had to cross the Thames each
day. When the children were grown, George and Frances with three
Bessie Lina, Edward John and Annie Eliza (along with Annie's husband
and baby) moved to Ontario, Canada around 1877. Some years
George, Frances and Bessie Lina returned to England. Frances died
in Stratford, West Ham (now in Greater London) in 1892 and George in
Feltham (also in London) in 1906.
Auguste Frank Barrow Burt emigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1882. His future wife, Matilda Sutherland, came to Ontario from London in 1884.
1) The England GenWeb Project. http://www.rootsweb.com/~engwgw/
2) Old maps of the UK from the 1850's. http://www.old-maps.co.uk/
3) Maps of England. http://www.picturesofengland.com/mapofengland/
4) British 1881 census search at FamilySearch website. http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp
5) England/Wales census image search resources. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/census/default.htm
6) The FreeBMD Website for searching of birth, death, marriage indices in England. http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl
7) The General Register Office in England for the ordering of Birth, Marriage, Death certificates. http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/order_certificates/index.asp
8) The East of London Family History Society. http://www.eolfhs.org.uk/eolintro.htm
9) 1831 description of Woburn. http://www.rootsweb.com/~engbdf/woburn.html
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