The Atkinson Family Tree

Welcome to the Atkinson's of Botany, Howard Township, Kent County, Province of Ontario, Canada, descendants of William Atkinson of Buckden, the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.


Sarah & William

Botany, a small community in Kent County, Ontario, Canada (Upper Canada or Canada West as it was known once), became the home to many immigrants from the British Isles and one of them was William Atkinson. William and his wife Sarah came because of the promise of cheap land and a new life. A bleak future in the Dales of Yorkshire led them to look to Canada to start a new life. He became one of the original members of the Talbot Settlement in Kent County and held title to 100 acres, arriving in 1831 with his wife and three children. Originally granted these acres on Concession Two of Howard Township, he came to own 80 acres in the Block Concession. Our family farmed this land for four generations from 1831 to 2003 and many branches of our genealogical tree have settled throughout North America.
Contact: Ross Atkinson

Last Updated: 07/11/2019

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Looking for your help.....

We are trying to connect our Sarah Spence with the Spence family line who originated in Ridgetown, Ontario in the early 1800's.  We would like to hear from descendants of this family line and exchange family tree information.

Roy Shaw of Ridgetown, Ontario changed his name from Atkinson c 1910. We would like to hear from any Shaws from Ridgetown to share information.

The McBraine family from Ridgetown are prominent in our family tree. Would like to share information.

Danial Bosman from Strathroy, Ontario was adopted into the Atkinson family of Ridgetown, Ontario c1910. How were adoptions facilitated back then and where could we find the records?

Anyone heard of Austin Middlemiss? He's a mysterious member of the Clark family of Howard Township, Ontario. Any information would help.


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