and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Fothergill occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Fothergill, Fothergil, Fottinghaul, Fotterall and others.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Fothergill, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
Fothergill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Fothergill, who settled in Maryland in 1732
Fothergill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Fothergill, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802
Fothergill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Fothergill, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
- Robert Fothergill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS LOWRY 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848ThomasLowry.htm
Fothergill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Edward Fothergill, aged 37, a smith, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
- Harriet Fothergill, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856