2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 10, 2019 1:22 PM by Malisa Simco

    Seeking children of William & Hannah (Bentley) England


      I would like the names of the children of  William and Hannah (Bentley) England who were married in Staffordshire, England  in 1729. Thank you for your time,


      Would you be able to help me find the ship and passenger list for William England arriving in New York from England in 1753?


      I'm also looking for the death certificate of William England. Death Jan, 6, 1796. Yamachiche. Maskinonge. Quebec. Canada. And for the death certificate for Anna Maria (Schneider Snyder) England. Married to William England,1740-1796.  Anna Maria 1751-1838. Quebec? Canada

        • Re: Seeking children of William & Hannah (Bentley) England
          Henry Rosenberg Pioneer

          See if this page helps. This is from familysearch.org. It lists their marraige and christening records of children. You may need to go to the next page. Ths was the first page after I entered their info. Family Search is free but you have to register.



          Let me know how this works out.


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          • Re: Seeking children of William & Hannah (Bentley) England

            Dear Ms. Baptista,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            Locating the names of the children born to William & Hannah may be difficult since Staffordshire, England did not start civil registration of births until 1837. Therefore, you will have to rely on church and parish records for birth or baptismal information about the children assuming they were born in that county.  This Family Search lists some of the online sources for early birth records in Staffordshire. We also did some research on Ancestry, and may have found a potential lead for you to explore.


            Concerning passenger lists prior to 1789, there was not an entity creating or maintaining passenger arrival lists at the Federal level until the U.S. Customs Bureau started overseeing ports. Even prior to 1820, it was rare for a passenger list to exist since anyone tracking vessels was more concerned about what was onboard rather than who.  Often for pre-1820 lists, you have to search other sources like lists of immigrants in newspapers, naturalization oaths, indenture lists, headright grants, local histories, church records, etc. One index source we suggest that you should consider using is P. William Filby’s “Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s” (15 vols) that is searchable through Ancestry.com.  Another online source available to you is a collection of lists Olive Tree Genealogy has gathered.


            Additionally, per this FamilySearch Wiki, it is important to keep in mind that more than 75 percent of the colonists who settled south of New England financed their voyages to the New World as indentured servants, convict servants, and redemptioners. The Indentured Servants Database project aims to identify all immigrants described by these terms in American and European sources from 1607 through 1820. To date, there are approximately 16638 immigrant servants listed in the database.That number continues to grow as this is an on-going project.


            Departure lists were rare in England prior to 1890, but there are some resources available. We suggest that you research records available at the The National Archives of the United Kingdom.


            Lastly, we searched on Ancestry for the dates of death of William and Anna Maria. The written record of William England’s death is in French, but can be found here. The information provided for Anna Maria did not provide any direct links, but there are several possibilities you can explore here. For the death certificates, we suggest you contact the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4, Canada. The web site is https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index.html.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!


            [Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes,. Subject Matter Specialist]


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