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Ancestry of Alexander, Sarah and Paula Drake

Updated July 19, 2005


Heather Lynn Drake
drake@cogeco.ca

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1. Who was Milly ROSEL? She married Benjamin GEROW in Hempstead, Queens County, New Brunswick 17 February 1793. She may have been born in New York (either Dutchess or Queens County), or possibly in New Jersey or New Brunswick. She may have been called Margaret Russell, and likely was born 1768-1772. Benjamin and his wife had many children, most born in Queens County (Washedemoak) New Brunswick, with some children including our Jane / Jain (who married George Riddle) born in Pickering Ontario. Benjamin GEROW was born in Westchester Co. NY, lived from 1783-1804 in New Brunswick, then Pickering, Canada West, then Prince Edward County for the remainder of his life.

2. Where in Ireland was George RIDDLE born? He was in Markham, Ontario prior to his marriage in 1834. He was born 1806-1810, in Ireland, and in later years identified himself with the Church of Scotland.

3. Where was Sarah SPURDENS born? Her marriage Banns were published in Alburgh, Norfolk in 1773. She married Samuel FIELD of Denton, Norfolk. Her husband was buried in South Elmham, Suffolk 1778 leaving her with two small children Sarah and Samuel FIELD. She may have remarried in 1779 to Thomas WOODS (possible children Elizabeth and Esther both born in South Elmham, Suffolk.)

4. Who were the parents of WILLIAM JOHN MERCER, who may have been born in 1838 Port-de-Grave, Newfoundland? He married Hannah ROSE and ran a store in Kelligrews, Newfoundland. I am also searching for Hannah ROSE's parents. She may have been born in 1840 in Brigus, Newfoundland.
==>> Found Hannah ROSE - daughter of John ROSE and Diana WHEALAN of Brigus. Now searching for Diana/Dinah/Dina's family. We do know that John ROSE is the son of THOMAS ROSE and HANNAH SPRACKLIN, both of Brigus. Still looking for MERCERs in PortdeGrave, but we may need to sort out the Mercers of Bay Roberts...


Researching the following surnames, please see the report section below: (out of date, please write for current information)

CANADA
Ontario: COX, DRAKE, GEROW, HAYCOCK, HISCOX, GEROW, RIDDLE, SABO, TUFFIN,
Manitoba: HOFFMAN, STEBBE
Newfoundland -- ADAMS, BOUTCHER, DICKS, MERCER, BECK, GILBERT
Brigus, Newfoundland: ROSE, WHEALAN / WHALEN, SPRACKLIN, PLOUGHMAN / PLOWMAN
New Brunswick: GEROW, RUSSELL / BOSEL / ROSEL / ROZELL

ENGLAND
Cambridgeshire: COXALL, OSLAR / OSTLER, PEACOCK
Dorset: Sturminster Newton -- ADAMS, HARVEY, YOUNG, HARRIS, Sutton Waldron -- TUFFIN
Hampshire: Portsea -- PARNELL, BOSBERRY
London area: ATKINSON, CRESWICK, MACKROW, SHELVERTON
Norfolk: BALDRY, FIELD, MACKROW / MACROW, SPURDENS
Wiltshire: COX, DOMAN, DIXON, HAYLER
Yorkshire: DRAKE
unknown: HAYCOCK, HISCOX/HISCOCK

SCOTLAND
Fife: Kirkcaldy & Dysart -- ALISON, MITCHELL, PARNELL
Fife: Abdie & Kettle -- ALISON, BEVERIDGE

IRELAND -- RIDDLE, possibly RUSSELL

DENMARK
Mon: HANSEN
Sorterup, Soro: PEDERSEN, NIELSEN
Aalborg: POULSEN

CARPATHO-RUSEYN
town of Iza, near Chust and Uzhorod
SABO/SABOV, MCLUSH/MIKLUS, VUCKAN, RUSHAK

VOLHYNIA (German-Russia)
Novgorod Volinsk -- STEBBE, MELLING

FRANCE
Mormac: SICORD
Rochelle: GIRAUD

UNITED STATES
New York: GEROW, SECORD, RUSSELL, ROZELL(e)

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