Contact: Kathleen Englebretson
----Source: History of Clark and Jackson Counties-1891
Robert Eggett, of section 15, Eaton Township, Clark County, was born in Lincolnshire, England, about the year 1837. He was left an orphan when quite young, and the records of his birth were lost, except, as they exist in the Church of England. He landed in Quebec, Canada, May 1, 1883, and in May of the next year came to this county, settling on his present farm of eighty acres. It was then covered with heavy timber, and he had to chop a place to build his log cabin; he now has twenty-three acres cleared.
Mr. Eggett was married in Yorkshire, November 24, 1866, to Ann Donkin, a native of that place, and daughter of George Donkin, deceased. They have five children: George R., John H., William, Alfred and Minnie. George and John are now working for themselves. Mr. and Mrs. Eggett and their two sons, William and John are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Eggett was a member of the Ancient Order of forester in the old country for twenty years.
The family does
come from Yorkshire. The family story is that Ann Donkin and Robert
Eggett married in England. They work in Windsor Castle in the
kitchen and the stables. Another line of the family was the
Lerwills. They actually had royal blood in them. I like to refer to
them as our version of the old British TV Show Upstairs-Downstairs.
A lot of my English Eggett records is sketchy because the early
records were destroyed in a fire. I have traced them thru census
records back to 1871. The Donkins are in the 1861 Census. Ann had 7
siblings but I have no record if Robert had any other family
living. Any of this sound familiar?
Glad to hear from you, none of this is familiar to me being so young but find this interesting. So my father, David Eggett (my great-grandfather) is going to look back over the years and see if he can find any infomation that might be any use to us. Robert Eggett, firstname.lastname@example.org
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