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Any SACKVILLE-aft 1700-UK,Canada,US,Aus
Posted by: Richard Smith Date: July 21, 1998 at 07:42:33
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The last time I checked there were about 25-30 residential phone listings for SACKVILLE in US. About the same in UK and Canada.
How about Australia?

I would like to hear from anyone in the world with a SACKVILLE connection (also SACKFIELD or SACKWELL, etc.)

PLEASE post a message to this forum if you have an interest. If no messages are posted, the forum will be removed after 4 weeks.

I am descended from a SACKVILLE family who lived in the vicinity of Bewdley, Hamilton Township, Northumberland County, ONTARIO in the 1800s. Early census data suggests they settled in the area in the 1830s. It seems there was a John and Agnes SACKVILLE born in the 1780s and four grown sons: (1) James, born about 1806, died about 1879, m1. Jane GIBB who died before 1842, m2. Jean THOMPSON in 1842. They had a sawmill at Bewdley; (2) William, born abt 1808; (3) George, born about 1812, m. Margaret TURNBULL; and (3) John, born about 1815 and m. Eliza HOLROYD.

The descendants of these SACKVILLEs have spread throughout Canada and the US, but the surname is still rather rare. Some of the related surnames (spouses) are: TURNBULL, CRUSE, JOHNSON, ROWSON, SIDEY, RANDALL, NORTHCOTT, MILLSON, BENSON, CROOK, PORTER, RICHARDS, SANDERSON, MORTON, LEAN, LANDER, WESTINGTON, EAGLESON, SPICER.

Family tradition suggests they came to Canada from the England-Scotland borders, but in five years of searching, I have not been able to find the SACKVILLE name in any records of Scotland or Northern England in the 1700s or 1800s. Family folklore mentions the following as possible places or origin: "sheep farmers in the Cheviot Hills", "near the River Tweed", "Dumfries, Scotland", and "Berwickshire, Scotland".

I have more information on descendants of these SACKVILLEs and would very much like to make contact with anyone who has interest in this family.

Other possible SACKVILLE families in US are descendants of a Joseph & Martha SACKVILLE who settled around Rock Island/Moline, Illinois in 1800s and also SACKVILLES who settled in Pennsylvania in early 1800s.

NO connection has been made to titled SACKVILLEs of Knole in Kent, England or to SACKVILLE-WESTs.

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