Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week thirty-three.
My great-great-great grandmother, Jane Adams, was born in 1817 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Her parents were William and Sarah Adams. She was baptized on August 1, 1817 in Basingstoke.
Jane married Cornelius Oakley on October 7, 1837 in Southampton.
The 1841 English census finds the family living in Southampton. Cornelius (25) and Jane (24) are there along with William (2) and Cornelius (1). Also in the home is Elizabeth Oakley (57), presumably Cornelius’ mother. Ann Edwards (60) is shown as head of household.
By the 1851 census, the family has moved to 29 Crown Gardens in Brighton. Cornelius (35) and Jane (33) are there with William (12), Cornelius (10), Alfred (8), Sarah (5), Samuel (3), and George (1 month). Also in the home are visitors Henry Goodborn (17) and William Baker (19).
By the 1861 census, the family was back in Southampton. Cornelius (45) and Jane (43) are at home with Cornelius (20), Alfred (16), Samuel (13), George (11), Thomas (8), Alice (4), and Emma (4 months). The family was away from Southampton from the late 1840s until the late 1850s, not more than 10 years in total.
The family emigrated to Canada in 1870, arriving in Quebec City on board the Ganges on July 13, 1870. Travelling with Cornelius and Jane were Alice, Emma, Thomas and Edward Pardoe Coulman. Alfred and his wife and their two children were also on that voyage. By the 1871 Canadian census, the family is found in St Antoine Ward in Montreal West. Cornelius (55) and Jane (53) are there along with Thomas (17), Alice (15), and Emma (10). Also with the family is Emily (26) and Albert (4), Frederick (2) and Sarah (4 months). Emily is shown as married, though I don’t know where her husband Alfred was at the time of the census.
Sometime prior to the 1881 census, the family moved to Ontario. Cornelius (66), Jane (65) and Emma (20) are living in St. Stephen’s Ward in Toronto. A number of their grown children are living on the same street.
Cornelius passed away on September 1, 1886 at 70 years of age from dyspepsis. Jane passed away on January 5, 1887 of chronic pneumonia.