Purchase,  John I

Purchase, John I

Male Abt 1780 - 1849  (~ 69 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Purchase, John  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Suffix
    Born Abt 1780  West Coker, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 50°55'8.11"N 2°41'15.73"W
    Gender Male 
    Emigration Between 1832 and 1834 
    England - Michigan - New York - Canada 
    Occupation 1839  [5
    Labourer 
    Died 1849  Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6456  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Purchase, Thomas,   b. Abt 1760, West Coker, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robson, Ann,   b. Abt 1780, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1824  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Children 
     1. Purchase, Mary,   b. 27 Mar 1802, Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1802, Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    +2. Purchase, Margaret,   b. 7 Feb 1803, Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1891, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     3. Purchase, Rebecca,   b. 7 Feb 1803, Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
    +4. Purchase, John II,   b. 1807, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1876, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    +5. Purchase, Thomas,   b. 1808, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)  [natural]
    +6. Purchase, Jane,   b. 1809, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    +7. Purchase, Henry,   b. Bef 19 Feb 1813, Beverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1895, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 82 years)  [natural]
    +8. Purchase, Ann,   b. 21 Dec 1814, Burton Pidsea, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1905, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
    +9. Purchase, William Robson,   b. 12 May 1816, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1905, Chelsea, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     10. Purchase, Edward Hayward,   b. 28 Mar 1818, Humbleton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Niles, Berrien, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +11. Purchase, Miriam,   b. 27 Sep 1821, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1881, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     12. Purchase, George,   b. 1824, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1885, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1780 - West Coker, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1849 - Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Family Crest
    Purchase Family Crest
    Purchase Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • 1802, March 28, Mary, first child of John Purchase of Kirby Moorside, son of Thomas Purchase of Coker in Somerset, by mother descent Ann, his Wife, daughter of Thomas Robson of Sunderland Durham, born March 27, baptized Kirby Moorside. The above Mary buried April 7. "

      Hi Sandi, Another deep philosophical quandary. What a fertile mind that you have. This calls for another outrageous opinion from your humble servant in Saginaw.

      But first, congrats on finding the marriage of Ann Purchase and Ralph Stephenson in Beverley, Yorkshire, East Riding. That's where Henry Purchase and Elizabeth Hardy were married also. In the same year. Henry and Elizabeth eventually moved to Canada, but Ann and Ralph stayed in Beverley.

      Ann and Ralph had one daughter, Sarah Ann, who was born in Tickton, Yorkshire. Sarah married William Beck Arnott in Beverley, in early 1868, and their last daughter was Edith Harriet Arnott, born in 1880, who published the 1924 Purchase scroll. I think that the primary source for the information for the scroll was Sarah, and that upon her death in 1922, Edith finished the work that her mother began.

      Sarah's mother was Ann Purchase, and there are exact dates for her birth and death. Same thing for Sarah's Father. Sarah would more likely know those dates than Edith. Ann Purchase, Sarah, and Edith all lived in Beverley most of their lives. How big is Beverley? Couldn't have been very large in the second half of the 19th century. I imagine they spent time together, and exchanged news about their families. Ann's Husband, Ralph died early in life, and Ann would have had plenty of time on her hands. And Edith was still unmarried in 1924, so she had no Husband or children to occupy her.

      Ann must have kept in touch with her siblings in North America, and helped Sarah keep up the family tree. Ann would have received news when her Father died. Note that the scroll gives not only the year, 1849, but also the location. At Todmorden, near Toronto. Not Canada, or Upper Canada, or Ontario, or England. So I believe that John Purchase did indeed emigrate to Canada, and die there.

      As far as the emigration date, it is consistent with the dates that are attributable to his children. It could be off a year or two. There are a number of John Purchase's grandchildren that were born in North America in the second half of the 1830's:
      James White, born 1835 in Ontario.
      Hester White, born 1836.
      Rebecca Hockney, born 1838.
      Mary Jane Spafford, born 1838 in Michigan, USA.

      What is curiously missing are dates about Ann Robson. One explanation might be that Sarah did not start the family tree until after her children were all born, in 1881, and that Ann Purchase and Sarah just did not know or remember.

      Yeah, I think that John Purchase and Ann Robson left not only daughter Ann behind in England, but also sons John (born 1807) and Henry (born 1813). And maybe son William (born 1816), who said he emigrated in the spring of 1834, two years after his parents supposedly emigrated.

      The above is humbly submitted as my take on the Purchase saga. Regards, Charlie.

  • Sources 
    1. [S151] Edith H. Arnott, (Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire, England; Date: December 1924;).

    2. [S306] Michigan, USA Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Record for John Purchase

    3. [S1007] England, Birth, Death and Marriage Records Archived.
      Record for Purchase

    4. [S1235] DNA.

    5. [S178] GRO England and Wales.