Horsnell Family

A Memory of Brentwood

My ancestor was John Horsnell, he was born in 1812 in Brentwood, Essex. I am looking for any relatives of John Horsnell. His parents may have been William and Mary. His father was connected with wine importing and retailing. Wiliam was also a rent collector for several years for the High Sheriff of Essex. John Horsnell emigrated to South Australia aboard the Lysander in 1839 with his wife (name unknown). Unfortunately his wife died at sea of small pox. John Horsnell remarried in 1848 an Elizabeth Smyth who came from Lostwithiel in Cornwall. They produced 14 children. If anyone knows of this family please contact me on pamskurray@iprimus.com.au I live in Australia and would love to hear from you.

A memory shared by Pamela Skurray , on Aug 15th, 2012.

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