Looking for when William Astleford emigrated to the USA

Started by Private User on Sunday, November 20, 2011


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Private User
11/20/2011 at 10:18 AM

William Astleford(born 1808) emigrated around the 1840's at the time of the famine, and married hannah brooks temple between 1850 and 1853. they were not married at the time of the 1850 census and their first children were twins on 11 May 1853 in governour New York. i would like to know when william webnt over to the US and on which ship and when he married hannah. he died in nebraska in 1874 and hannah died in 1871/2 in ogden Iowa.

Private User
11/21/2011 at 1:52 AM

John, first of all the name Astleford seems to appear in county Wicklow only, so this might be a hint.
After 1860 some Astlefords seem to have moved to county Kilkenny
First Wicklow registration was Ellen Astleford born 1701 the last record is for Loretta Astleford born 1870 in Kilkenny

The only passenger record I can find is for a William Astleford born about 1850 in Ireland arriving in New York 25 May 1874 on the 'City of Paris'
More then likely your William took the boat in Liverpool UK, maybe worth having a look at English passenger records?

Private User
11/21/2011 at 3:08 AM

Child of Thomas Astleford and Eleanor Kersey is:
William Astleford was born 1808 in Ireland, and died 22 Jul 1874 in Niobrara, Nebraska
The grandparents
Samuel II Ashelfoard (Samuel Ashelfoard1) was born 1727 in Aghold Parish Ch, Wicklow, Ireland, and died May 1822. He married Hannah Ashelfoard ABT 1752 in Aghold, Wicklow, Ireland. She was born 1731 in Aghold, Wicklow, Ireland.

Source http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&am...

Father: Thomas Astleford b: ABT 1753 in Ireland
Mother: Eleanor Kersey b: 1757 in Ireland

Marriage 1 Hannah Brooks Temple b: 16 Apr 1827 in Of, Heath, Franklin, Massachusetts c: Aug 1827 in Heath, Franklin, Massachusetts


Has Children Hannah Rosella Astleford b: 11 May 1853 in Governour, St. Lawrence, New York
Has Children William Rosel Astleford b: 11 May 1853 in Governour, St. Lawrence, New York
Has No Children Anson Elisha Astleford b: 10 Feb 1855 in Governour, St. Lawrence Cty, New York
Has No Children Cecilia Angelic Astleford b: 18 Jul 1856 in Governour, St. Lawrence, New York
Has Children Emma Astleford b: 11 Jun 1858 in Governour, St. Lawrence, New York
Has Children Thomas Densmore Astleford b: 24 Feb 1860 in Gouverneur, St Lawrence, New York
Has No Children George P. Astleford b: May 1860 in New York
Has No Children John Lewis Estleford b: 25 Jun 1863
Has No Children George Wesley Astleford b: 25 Dec 1864

Private User
11/22/2011 at 11:58 AM

thanks annemarie, i have most of that already, appreciate you looking for me!

Private User
11/23/2011 at 8:26 AM

i didnt have the first wicklow registration though! thanks i will check the uk passanger records!

Private User
11/23/2011 at 8:37 AM

Did you see the name is also written as Estleford?

Private User
11/24/2011 at 11:45 AM

yes i did, william's son John changed his name to estleford. i went to an astleford reunion 2 yrs ago in iowa and met 50 cousins!

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