William Thompson (m. Hannah Monkman) settled north of Toronto, ON in 1830 - where in England did they originate?

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I have extensive details of William & Hannah's many descendants, most of whom farmed north of Toronto, but have not been able to trace them back to the old country, but am pretty sure that they came from England, possibly the Manchester area.
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Do you have birth dates and or a marriage date and location?
Hannah was born in 1806 in England, but I don't have an exact date.  William was born about 1790 in England.  Unfortunately, I do not know whether they met & married in England or in Canada.  There were other Monkmans living near them in York County, Ontario, but I don't know how, or even if, they were related.
Hannah Monkman
England Births and Christenings
Name: Hannah Monkman
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 05 Jan 1805
Father's Name: Isaac Monkman
Mother's Name: Frances
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C10662-2 , System Origin: England-ODM , GS Film number:919386
Hannah Monkman
Find A Grave Index
Name: Hannah Monkman
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1836
Event Place: New Tecumseth, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Photograph Included: Yes
Death Date: 1836
Affiliate Record Identifier: 97419298
Cemetery: Monkman's Cemetery


Other information in the record of William Thompson
from Ontario Deaths and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947
Name: William Thompson
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 09 Nov 1921
Event Place: York, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 87
Birth Year (Estimated): 1834
Father's Name: William Thompson
Mother's Name: Hannah Monkman
Reference ID: p 267 , GS Film number: 1863546 , Digital Folder Number:4171538 , Image Number: 1166
Yes, this Wm Thompson is my gr-gr-grandfather, and I have full details of his life.  But I have not been able to trace the origin of his parents, William & Hannah.  The earliest record I have of them is 1830 when they settled on a farm near Oak Ridges, Ontario.


I would love to believe this christening is of MY Hannah Monkman, but how can I be sure?  Monkman is a surname that is not too common, but not so rare, either.

As for the burial in 1836 of a Hannah Monkman, she is not my ancestor.  Mine died in 1883, and of course, was buried under the name Hannah Thompson.  I have a picture of their tombstone at St. John's Anglican Church, Oak Ridges, Ontario.



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Hello anonymous,

Have you been able to find the passenger manifest for their arrival in Canada? The passenger manifest should have details about where they originated from in the U.K.

Also you could try searching Free BMD for records or Family search, the URLS are:



All the best


by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (212k points)
I have not yet found any immigration record for them.  As for BMD, those records only start in 1837, while my ancestors were already in Canada by then.

Thanks for the quick reply.


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