the Ancestor Movie
husband Rick created a moving tribute to my ancestors. (It is a
large file and may be too slow with dial-up connections.)
the Family Tree
The tree is a work in
progress. Some surname pages also have smaller versions.
Please let me know if I've goofed up some relationsor just
write to say, "Hi" if we have some in common.
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don't know much about this branch of
the family. I know that Emily (Emma)
Bromell was my grandfather William Albert's
mother. My grandmother Ariel said that
Emma's father owned a hotel in Toronto
and that there was a large picture of
her on the wall in the lobby. This picture
shows Emma with her husband, John Albert
Billings and her children. They are
Caroline, Gladys and William Albert.
The photo was probably taken around
1903 in St. Thomas, Ontario.
first record I found was Emma with her
parents and siblings in the 1871 Ontario
census. Her father William is listed
as an innkeeper. I found William Bromell
again in 1901 in Toronto--an innkeeper.
have since found William, his siblings
and his parents in the 1851 census in
North Arscott, Holsworthy, Devonshire,
England. I also found Emma was buried
with her husband and sister Amelia Brumell
Dyker in the same plot in the St. Thomas
West Avenue Cemetery in Ontario. I have
facts, but no personal data or stories
and would love to find some Bromell
family to share research with.
This week, I met a couple online who
are also researching Bromells. Rick
and Liz Franklin are researching her
grandfather Clarence Stafford Bromell,
his father Emory Asbury Bromell and
their ancestors. Both of our Bromell
lines seem to spring from the same area
in England, beginning with John Bromell
III who moved to Kansas from Pancrasweek,
England. His father, John Bromell II
lived in Holsworthy, where my line originates,
also. I have posted a new page with
information on Clarence and his ancestors.
Stafford Bromell information page.
update: I have found a few generations
back and I'm still going strong. I also
received an email about a year ago from
a possible cousin. I'm still working
to find our connection.]
photo: From the St. Thomas Cemetery--Emily,
her husband John and her sister, Amelia
family from Sutcombe, Devonshire,
England--last updated March 28, 2002.
Family Group Sheets
My great-great grandfather, William
Bromell (born 1827), with his wife
Dorothy and their children.
His father, also William
Bromell, born 1793, with wife Joanna
and their children.
The elder William's brother, John,
born 1797, and his family.
Emma with her family in the 1871
St. Thomas census.
Rick and I went
to St. Thomas, Ontario, where I finally
got to the cemetery. Story and photos
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid
members are buried in St. Thomas and
can be found in this great index.
back to the
this site (names, locations, etc.):
on this site [more listed under "the Whole Family Tree"
The Billings side: BILLINGS / BILLING, LANG, BERTRAND, WATSON, BROMELL, BOND, RICKARD, PETER, LEAN, HAWKIN / HOCKEN, HOSKYN, BROAD, RUSHTON, SCHMACHTENBERGER, FOOTE, BULL, LODGE, LAWLOR, REARDON, HOULE, SENECAL / SENICAL, BATZOLD, BEGGS, GUNGEL, MCGREGOR, MELLOR, BROWN, ANGELSEY, WILSON
Palmer side: PALMER / PALMORE, OBEROWSKI, OLESKY, KRUSCHINSKI, PILARSKI, OSTRANDER, BECK, VAUGHAN, EUDAILEY
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