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William Durrant

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Bradwell, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: February 17, 1893 (78)
Morgan, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Morgan, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Durrant and Elizabeth Durrant(Spooner)
Husband of Phoebe Durrant (Hoar)
Father of James Durrant; Sarah Durrant; Mary Ann Durrant; Hannah Durrant; Eliza Ursenbach (Durrant) and 6 others

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About William Durrant

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about William Darrant

Name: William Darrant

Arrival Date: 3 Jul 1871

Estimated birth year: abt 1815

Age: 56

Gender: Male

Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland

Destination: United States of America

Place of Origin: England

Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: English

Ship Name: Wyoming

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Port of Arrival: New York

Line: 18

Microfilm Serial: M237

Microfilm Roll: M237_345

List Number: 619

Port Arrival State: New York

Port Arrival Country: United States

Source Citation: Year: 1871; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_345; Line: 18; List number: 619.

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"History of William Durrant and Phebe Hoar"

William Durrant was born to James Durrant and Elizabeth Spooner, 1 7 July 1814 in Bradwell, Buskingham, England. They later moved to Northampton, England. He was the 4th of six children.

He married Phebe Hoar, 3 August 1835 in Passenham, Northampton, England. They had 11 children, four of whom died either in infancy or youth. Latter day Saint Missionaries converted them to the Church and William and Phebe were both baptized, 23 April 1850. they taught the gospel to their children and eventually all of them were baptized. They had great faith, perseverance, and love for the gospel. They were determined to get their entire family to America and to Utah, and in doing so, they encountered many hardships and heartaches, for they had to send one or two at a time, as they slowly saved enough money to buy each ticket. They send Jane first, since she was not married, and was very trustworthy, and wanted her to help prepare things here for the arrival of the others who would come later. 

Finally, 21 yrs after their baptism into the church, they had enough money to come to Utah themselves . William and Phebe left England 10 May 1871, on the ship "Wyoming", with their 3 youngest children, Emma, Lorenzo, and Lovina. Only James, their oldest son, was left behind. He had a wife and family , and couldn't leave at that time. His wife was a frail woman, and died 3 yrs later. Then, James was presuaded to join the other members of his family here in Utah, so he brought his 5 living children and the settled in Morgan County also.

When William and Phebe Durrant first arrived in Utah, by railroad, just completed on July 1871, they stayed a few months in Salt Lake City, then moved to Morgan, Morgan county, Utah in October. A few hours after their arrival in Morgan, their daughter, Emma,passed away, after suffering a long time from comsumption (tuberculosis). She has been very ill when they left England and the ship's captain told them she would never arrive in New York alive, but Phebe's and Emma's great faith never wavered and she lived to see her beloved brothers and sisters once again. She was buried in the Porterville Cemetery.

1880 Morgan city, Morgan co, Utah census p511A; confirms date/place of birth William and Phebe lived in Morgan for more than 20 yrs until they passed away. They are both buried inthe Morgan Cemetery.

1851 England Census

Name: William Durrant

Age : 36

Household Schedule Number : 18

Spouse: Phoebe

Birth: abt 1815 - location

Residence: 1851 - city, Northamptonshire, England

1861 England Census

Name: William Durrant

Age : 46

Household Schedule Number : 144

Spouse: Phoebe

Birth: abt 1815 - city, Buckinghamshire, England

Residence: 1861 - city, Northamptonshire, England

1880 United States Federal Census

about William Durrant

Name: William Durrant

Home in 1880: Morgan City, Morgan, Utah

Age: 65

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815

Birthplace: England

Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)

Spouse's Name: Phebe

Father's birthplace: England

Mother's birthplace: England

Occupation: Works On Farm

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Gender: Male

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Morgan City, Morgan, Utah; Roll: T9_1336; Family History Film: 1255336; Page: 511.1000; Enumeration District: 34; .


South Morgan Cemetery


Morgan County

Utah, USA


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William Durrant's Timeline

July 17, 1814
Bradwell, Buckinghamshire, England
August 5, 1836
Age 22
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
September 5, 1838
Age 24
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
November 15, 1840
Age 26
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
November 15, 1841
Age 27
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
July 9, 1844
Age 29
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
December 3, 1846
Age 32
Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
March 27, 1849
Age 34
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
June 29, 1851
Age 36
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England