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Lewis & Thomas King: Pioneer Settlers of Arkell, Puslinch Township, Wellington County Ontario

From England to Arkell: The story of two pioneer settlers, Lewis & Thomas King who left Suffolk England for the Wilds of Upper Canada in 1831

Lewis and Thomas King were brothers born in Wenhaston Suffolk England to parents James King and Hannah Blanden aka Blanding. In October 1830 when Lewis was 37 and Thomas was 34, the brothers joined a group of men and sailed from England to New York. According to written histories, the men arrived in November 1830.

The men were intent on forming a settlement in Upper Canada and after wintering in New York they set out in May 1831 for what would become Arkell Ontario. A list of men said to be in the party includes Thomas and John Arkell, for whom the settlement was named, James Hewer (whose son William married Lewis King’s daughter Sarah), John Outin, James Carter, Joseph Dory, Charles Willoughby and Peter Bell (whose daughter Mary married Thomas King’s son David).

In 1831 Lewis and his wife Elizabeth had 4 children between the ages of 6 and 14 (Sarah, George, Louisa and Hannah), while Thomas and his wife Harriet had one known child - their son David age 14. After wintering in New York the group set out for Upper Canada.

By 1831 settlers could not only travel up the Hudson River in New York to Albany fairly inexpensively, but since 1824 the Erie Canal took them all the way to Buffalo with easy trek to Niagara. From Buffalo to Niagara they had choices. They could continue on foot or by stagecoach, and part of the journey could be by Lake steamer.
[Excerpt from Book "From England to Arkell...."]

From England to Arkell: The story of two pioneer settlers, Lewis & Thomas King who left Suffolk England for the Wilds of Upper Canada in 1831From England to Arkell: The story of two pioneer settlers, Lewis & Thomas King who left Suffolk England for the Wilds of Upper Canada in 1831

A Genealogy to 4 Generations following their descendants in Ontario, Alberta, Australia & Michigan by Lorine McGinnis Schulze


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sample page from From England to Arkell: The story of two pioneer settlers, Lewis & Thomas King who left Suffolk England for the Wilds of Upper Canada in 1831
sample page from From England to Arkell: The story of two pioneer settlers, Lewis & Thomas King who left Suffolk England for the Wilds of Upper Canada in 1831Sample pages from my book From England to Arkell: The story of two pioneer settlers, Lewis & Thomas King who left Suffolk England for the Wilds of Upper Canada in 1831

From England to Arkell is coilbound 8 1/2x11", 89 pages of documents, photos and stories. The will of Lewis King and the estate papers for Thomas King filed by his widow are among the orignal documents scanned and added to the book. Also included is a Genealogy Report of the Descendants of Lewis & Elizabeth King as well as descendants of Thomas and his first wife Harriet King, to 4 Generations.

A letter was written by John Arkell in 1831 from Farnham Plains (later called Arkell) to his brother Thomas in England. It describes the conditions in the new settlement and province. It provides a wonderful glimpse into the daily lives of the newly arrived settlers from May until December. It has been included in the introduction to the book and helps set the scene for the stories I have told of Lewis and Thomas and their descendants.

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For those who have been patiently waiting for Vol. 1 of The Peer Family in Canada and America - I promise it's coming! We are just waiting for the final draft to be proofed.

Index to names of their descendants to 5 generations

Following is a list of names of descendants of Lewis King and Thomas King written about in my book.
Anderson - Margaret:
Margaret:
Ann -
Mary:
Apley - unknown:
Bell - Mary:
Peter:
Blanden - Hannah (Ann):
Thomas:
Bleach - Eileen:
Boyle - Elsie:
Brown - unknown:
Brydel - Herbert L.:
Buckeridge - Margaret:
Buntin - Mary:
Burgess - Margaret:
Samuel:
Bye - George:
Cahoe - Marjorie Beatrice:
Calver - Mary Elizabeth Nichols:
Samuel:
Campbell - unknown:
Catherine - Unnamed:
Causley - Mary Jane (Jenny):
Cole - Barney:
Eunice G.:
Cook - Florence Adelia:
Cox - Iva L.:
Samuel:
Daniels - John:
Daville - Helen (Ellen):
William:
Dawson - Harriet:
William:
Decker - Ann:
N. H.:
Dempster - Olive Mary:
Downey - Fanny (name: Frances (Fanny) Downey):
Eakatt - Eliza:
Etta E.:
Etzler - Robert:
Featherston - Mary Arlotta:
Ferguson - Christina:
Louisa:
Fife - John:
Susanna:
Fimpel - G M:
Mary:
Flewellyn - Mary:
Ford - Alice:
Beatrice:
George:
James:
Louisa:
Frey - Mary:
Fuller - Joan Dorien Edith:
Gibson - Johnston:
Mary Jane:
Gillard - Nellie:
Gow - Elizabeth: ,
James:
Hall - James Henry:
Harrison - Edward:
Mary Anne:
Hatten - Maggie Olive:
Margaret:
Thomas:
William:
Hauspiller - Betsy:
Hawarth - Minnie:
Hayward - John J W:
Hewer - Beredal:
Bert Henry:
Charles Milton:
Elizabeth (Bessie): ,
Elsie Hastings:
Ethel Adelaide:
Fanny:
Flossie Pearl:
Frank R.:
Frederick:
George:
Hazel Hannah:
Henry:
Irvine:
James:
James:
James William:
Jane:
Jemima:
Johanna:
John:
Leona:
Margaret Jane:
Marguerite Lavina:
Norman Richard:
Richard: ,
Sarah S.:
Sinclair:
Stewart:
Thomas:
Timothy Alexander:
Wilfred (Bill):
William:
William J. L.: ,
Higginson - Elizabeth (Betty):
Hill - Elizabeth Sarah Jane (Sarah):
Hood - Sarah Edna:
House - Margaret:
Howard - Clifford:
Ivy Nellie May:
James G.:
William:
William R. (Willie):
Irons - Susan:
Isabella - Unnamed:
Jackson - David:
Elsie May:
Mary:
Sarah A.:
Jarks - Margaret:
Jefferys - Albert Henry:
Jones - Ellen:
Kemble - Jeremiah:
Mary Ann: ,
King - Agnes G.:
Albert E.:
Albert J.:
Alfred C.:
Ann:
Annie (Hannah) May:
Bertha:
Bertha Heff:
Bette Lou:
Catherine:
Celista:
Charles Joseph: ,
Clarence:
Clarence J.:
Clifton Dawson:
daughter:
David: , , -
David: ,
David John:
Dora:
Dora J.:
Edna:
Eliza J.:
Elizabeth:
Elizabeth:
Ellen or Helen:
Elmer Alvin:
Emma:
Estella (Stella):
Esther:
Florence (Flossie) May Martha:
Frances:
Francis:
Francis F.:
Frederick Temple: ,
Freeman:
George: ,
George: , ,
George A.: -, , ,
George Edward: ,
George Lewis: , ,
George W.:
George W.: ,
Gladys:
Glen L.:
Grace E.:
Hannah: ,
Harold:
Harriet (aka: Hattie King): , , -
Harriet Jane (Jane): ,
Hattie:
Hazel:
Helen:
Henry G. (George?):
Henry George (Harry): ,
Herbert George:
James: -
James:
James:
James:
James:
James:
James L.:
James Parker: , ,
Jerry:
John (David John?): ,
Joseph: ,
Joseph:
Lewis: -,
Lewis:
Lewis:
Lillian Ivean:
Lloyd George Elgin:
Lorne:
Louis:
Louisa: , , ,
Louise:
Lydia Maud (Maud):
Marion: ,
Martha:
Mary:
Mary:
Mary Ann:
Mary Ann:
Mary Ann:
Mary Christina:
Mary Jane:
Mary Louisa (Louisa):
Mary Pearl Everetta:
Maude E.:
May:
Merlie:
Minnie Taverna Lawrence:
Myrtle:
Nellie:
Norman:
Olive M.:
Orville:
Rachel Ann:
Ruby:
Rusell:
Sarah Catherine: , , ,
Sarah G.:
Shirley R.:
Spencer:
Susan Ida:
Thelma:
Thomas: , , , -
Thomas:
Thomas:
Thomas:
Thomas Bertram:
Thomas William: , , , ,
Thomas William: , , ,
Velma:
Vera:
Viola: , ,
Violet Vera:
William:
William D.:
William David Freeman:
William H.: ,
William Henry:
William Robert:
Kirkpatrick - Hattie:
Lamb - Amelia Lighthall:
Linklater - Mary Elizabeth Agnes:
Lyons - Marshall:
Mann - William John:
Markle - Gertrude Marie:
Marriott - Ada S.:
Albert George:
Bertha:
Elizabeth Ann:
Frederick:
John:
Kate W.:
Murray (Minard aka Manet) John:
William:
Mary - Unnamed:
Mason - Mary:
Matiland - Gladys:
McArthur - Neil:
Warren:
William:
McFarlane - Anne:
McGinnis - Albert:
Alexander:
Cecil Norman:
Clarence Elmer:
Dan: ,
Daniel:
Donald:
Fanny: ,
Frank Edward:
Henry: ,
John:
John Elmer:
Joseph:
Joseph: , ,
Joseph:
Lily:
Lindsay Lorne:
Marie:
Mary Ann:
Melinda:
Melitta:
Royal Nelson:
Ruby:
Russel Ernest:
Vina:
Warren:
McLeod - Margaret:
William John:
McNeal - Dora V.:
James:
Russell G.:
Morrill - Maud:
Moynes - Alice Maude:
Muller - Rose Marie:
Murphy - Nichola:
Paison - William:
Pallister - Eliza:
Parker - Elizabeth: ,
Elizabeth:
Fanny (Anne?) Jane:
Francis: ,
Isabella Emma:
Mary Louise (Louise):
Rachel:
Thomas:
William J.:
Partridge - Clara Gertrude:
William Henry:
Peel - Nellie:
Peer - Olive Lohilda: ,
Stephen Edward:
Phypers - George:
Piller - Charles:
Florence:
Quance - Frank James Edwin:
Quinn - David Henry:
Rachel - Unnamed: ,
Ramsey - Henry:
Mary Ann:
Rebecca:
Ridd - John:
Robertson - Maud:
Robinson - Edward:
Eliza Jane:
Rodgers - Thomas J:
Rouse - Sarah:
Rymal - Milton Elwood:
Sarah:
Savage - Doris:
Schofield - Roland:
Scott - James:
Jane:
Sealey - Martha:
Sella - Lawrence:
Shepherd - Henry Manning:
Sheward - John Alfred (Jack):
Sinclair - J. Mary:
Smith - Elizabeth:
Sarah:
Smithers - Robert:
Stimpson - W G:
Stuck - Jonathan:
Sturck - Ellen:
Howard:
John: ,
Vernon A.:
Temple - Joy E.:
Thelma:
Thompson - Sarah: ,
Thomas:
Tirrell - Mary:
Tyrell - Mr.:
unknown - Unnamed:
Villeneuve - Ellen:
Vollick - Mary Elizabeth:
Webber - E:
Welch - Charles:
Vina Louise:
Wellock - unknown:
Whiting - Arthur:
Carter:
Charles: ,
Charles:
Edna Clay:
Elizabeth:
Frank Stanley:
Harry Webber:
James:
Lewis: ,
Lewis Gordon:
Malvina: ,
Myrtle:
Northrup: , ,
Percy C.:
Sarah Jane:
Wesley Fletcher:
Wills - Stanley or Wilford:
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