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Richard and Elizabeth Havill left England on the 29th March 1832 and sailed to America arriving at New York on the 8th May.

They lived at Black Rock near Buffalo, New York State for almost 5 years prior to moving to Allanburgh, Canada West in March 1837.

They lived at Allanburgh for 16 years before purchasing in 1853 what was to become the family farm at Rainham, Haldimand County from Robert George Hagar for £1000.

The current owner Richard Havill is the 6th generation of the Havill family to have lived and worked on the farm.

George Riley has visited the farm and met with Richard and members of his family on two occasions, the most recent being this summer (2006).

Richard has generously provided access to the family bible which provides a wealth of information on the history of this particular Havill family.
Havill family bible Havill Farm Rainham Ontario Havill Farm barn Richard Havill family
The family bible which contains several pages of entries for the family members and the signature pictured above Havill Farm The original barn L. to R. Richard Havill, his mother Ila, his son Richard Jason, Lorrae Galloway and her father George Riley
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Richard Havill bap. 26 Oct 1800 Broad Clyst Devon m. 17 Jun 1829 Ottery St Mary Devon d. 21 Apr 1881 Havill Farm Rainham Ontario Canada
Elizabeth Norrington b. 26 Sep 1804 Ottery St Mary Devon d. 6 Mar 1880 Havill Farm Rainham Ontario Canada
  Richard 1765 Anthony 1743 John 1709

James Norrington b. 12 Jun 1830 Tiverton Devon m. Rachael Cutler 2 Oct 1861
---Charles Havelock b. 12 Aug 1864, d. 22 Jun 1888 Rainham
d. 15 Dec 1865 Rainham Ontario Canada -Aged 35 years, 6 months and 3 days
Elizabeth b. 25 Nov 1831 Ottery St Mary Devon Early Death d. 6 Aug 1832 Black Rock near Buffalo New York State USA -Just past 11 at night, aged 8 months and two weeks
Richard Atlantic b. 8 Sep 1833 Black Rock New York State USA m. 1. Henrietta Cordelia Ellsworth 28 Oct 1857
2. Catherine Howell 12 Jan 1860 Ancaster Canada West
d. 18 Nov 1904 Havill Farm Rainham Ontario Canada
William Jackson b. 18 Jun 1835 Black Rock New York State USA m. Cordelia Root 13 May 1858 Rainham Township Canada West d. 29 Mar 1896 Minneapolis Age 60, bu. Lakewood Cemetery 31 Mar 1896
Emma Victoria b. 15 Mar 1838 Allanborough Canada West m. James Kellam of Etobicoke 14 Sep 1859
---Alice A b. 18 Oct 1860
---Richard Havill b. 29 jan 1862
d. 10 Apr 1905 Etobicoke


1881 Canadian Census -Rainham Haldimand Ontario
Name Status Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Richard Havill M English 80 England Farm & Lab Congregationalist
Mary Havill English 62 England Church Of England
Charles Bider German 22 Ontario Farm Labourer Disciple of Christ