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Henry John Punchard (1838 - 1913)

Henry John Punchard
Born in Little Wratting, Suffolk, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 74 in Bradford, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Henry John Punchard was born on 26 Aug 1838 in Little Wratting, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. His parents were Charles Punchard, a farmer, and Elizabeth Havers [1]

In 1841, when Henry was 2 years old, he was recorded with his parents and siblings at their farm at Blunt'S Hall in Little Wratting, Suffolk. [2]

In 1861 he was working as a Corn Miller's Assistant and living with his brother Francis (18), a housekeeping and servant at Mills Lane, Kedlington, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. [3]

On 10 May 1864 he married Emily Bailey in Hartley Wintney, Southampton He was employed as a Miller and living in Wicklow, County Kent. They were both of full age. John Bailey and A.B. Bailey were witnesses to the marriage. [4]

In 1881 he was living with his wife and children at Shardeloes in St Paul Deptford, London, Kent, England. He was 42 years old and employed as a Commission Agent. [5]

Henry J PunchardHeadMale42St Wratting, Suffolk, England
Emily PunchardWifeFemale42St George, Middlesex, England
Catherine Y PunchardDaughterFemale14Wickham, Kent, England
Henry J PunchardSonMale12Wickham, Kent, England
Adela M PunchardDaughterFemale10Wickham, Kent, England
Mabel H PunchardDaughterFemale8Wickham, Kent, England
Beatrice M PunchardDaughterFemale1Deptford, Kent, England

Later that same year he emigrated with his family to Canada where his brother Charles was living in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.

Sadly, his wife Emily passed away at the young age of 51 years when they were living in Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada. [6]

In 1901 he was living with two of his daughters in Huron, Ontario.[7]

In 1911 he was living with his daughter Catherine and her husband in Simcoe South Sub-Districts 1-29, Ontario, Canada. [8]

Three years later Henry John fell ill from something affecting his brain and respiratory system. Three weeks later he passed away on 22 May 1913 in Bradford, Simcoe, Ontario at the age of 74 years.

He was laid to rest at the Maitlandbank Cemetery in Seaforth, Huron, Ontario, Canada where his wife was also buried. [9]

Research Notes

  • cause of death is listed as something like, "Doffering of Brain" or "Boffering of Brain" of 3 weeks. Would be good to review and see if it's possible to uncover what this is/was. possibly a type of stroke?


  1. Birth: "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 April 2015), Henry John Punchard, 1838; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Risbridge, Suffolk, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. view scanned certificate
  2. Residence: "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 May 2019), Henry Panchard in household of Charles Panchard, Little Wratting, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  3. Residence: "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2020), Henry John Punchard, Kedington, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  4. Marriage: "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), Henry John Punchard, 1864; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1864, quarter 2, vol. 2C, p. 300, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  5. Residence: "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Henry J Punchard, St Paul Deptford, London,Kent, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing p. 32, Piece/Folio 715/78, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,382.
  6. Wife: "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 December 2020), H. J. Punchard in entry for Emily Punchard, 20 Jul 1890; citing Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada, , Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .
  7. Residence: "Canada Census, 1901," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 February 2021), Henry J. Punchard, Huron (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.
  8. Residence: "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Henry John Prichard in entry for Edmond S Peters, 1911; citing Census, Simcoe South Sub-Districts 1-29, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,522.
  9. Burial: Find a Grave, database and images (Find A Grave: Memorial #142300267 accessed 26 Feb 2021), citing Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron County, Ontario, Canada; Maintained by Ark (contributor 48345140).

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