My Sandercock/Sandercott family history websites no longer appear online for privacy reasons. However, I'm still busy working on genealogy and extending our tree as much as possible.
I have also spent the last several years tracing all Sandercock family lines from all over the world back to common ancestry in Cornwall, England. One does not realize just how spread out the original Sandercock Family has become untill researching the name globally. Most migrations were to Canada, United States & the South Pacific but the name may be found in many of the British Colonies. It has been a long and tedious process but a great way to pass the long winter months here in Northern British Columbia, Canada.
As always I'm happy to compare notes and help other researchers in any way I can.
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|Some of the Migrations.|
John Sandercock(1858-1922) - John was born in Cornwall, England. A widow at the time, John left Devonshire, England and arrived in Quebec aboard the 'Circassian' on 7 May 1883. His destination was Ontario and worked for a while in Exeter and Dashwood areas. In 1889, John, his wife Barbara Sachs(1859-1945), and their two children moved west into the Clearwater area of Manitoba where they purchased a 480 acre farm.
Daniel Sachs(1826-1899) - He was born in Hessen, Germany. Along with his wife Anna (Annie) Gela Fraleigh(1835-1875), Daniel immigrated to Canada, settling in the Dashwood area of Ontario. Their daughter Barbara Sachs(1859-1945) married John Sandercock(1858-1922). Their son Wellington Robinson Sandercock married Fredericka Gossman.
George Lennox(1876-1962) - He was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. Part way through raising their family in Ayrshire, George traveled to Canada, arriving in St John, New Brunswick, aboard the "Cassandra" on 30 April 1912 with a friend to "look around". The friend went on west while George worked in St. Marys, Ontario for a while. He had decided to return to Scotland when he received word that his wife Margaret Paton((1881-1934) had sold out and would be arriving with their three children. The family arrived aboard the "Saturnia" in Montreal, Quebec, on 12 August 1912. They settled in St Marys, later moving to London, Ontario.
Knute Kristianson Nysven(1894-1980) - Knute and a cousin left Etendal, Norway and arrived in Canada aboard the ship, S.S. "Virginian", sailing from Liverpool, England and landing in Halifax NS on April 18,1913. After working his way across Canada he arrived in BC where he met his wife Dorothy Forsythe(1922-2011) and settled at Tatalrose BC to raise their family.
Dorothy Forsythe(1922-2011) - Dorothy left Northern Ireland with her parents and siblings, arriving at the port of Quebec on May 12, 1929 aboard the ship H.M.S. "Aurania". They travelled cross Canada by rail to the small community of Glentanna just north of Smithers BC and later moved to a farm in the Telkwa BC area. Dorothy married Knute Nysven(1894-1980).
Frederick Wilhelm Gassmann(1851-1918) - He was born in Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It appears he made application to immigrate to America in 1869. He married Ellen Zimmer(1858-1918) in Ontario in 1877. Their daughter Fredericka Gossman(1888-1954) married Wellington Robinson Sandercock(1883-1957) in London, Ontario in 1907. Wellington was a son of John Sandercock(1858-1922).
Johannes (John) Zimmer(1820-1891) - He was born in Lausheid, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He may have arrived in New York about 1847-1848? He married Sarah Michener(1831-1895) in Lincoln Co. Ontario in 1850. Their daughter Ellen Zimmer(1858-1918) married Frederick Wilhelm Gassmann(1851-1918).
John Michener(1656-1765) - He was born in Sussex, England. He married Sarah Moore(1664-1757). They immigrated to America with the assistance of William Penn and settled in Horsham, Montgomery Co, Pennsylvania. Their son William Michener(1696-1780) married Mary Margery Custer(1699-1758).
Johannes Custer(1670-1740> - He was born in Crefeld, Rheinland, Germany. He married Elizabeth Cassell(1670-1726) in Philadelphia. Their daughter Mary Margery Custer(1699-1758) married William Michener(1696-1780) in 1720. One of their descendants, Sarah Michener(1831-1895), married John Zimmer(1820-1891).