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John Southerton
Ann Petter
(Abt 1731-After 1781)
Thomas Coleman
Eleanor Nelson
Thomas Southerton
(Abt 1764-After 1834)
Lydia Coalman
(Abt 1768-After 1834)
Charles Southerton
(Abt 1787-After 1832)


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Elizabeth Greenwood

Charles Southerton

  • Born: Abt 1787
  • Christened: 11 Mar 1787, Aldingbourne, Sussex, England 2
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Greenwood on 7 Jun 1808 in Aldingbourne, Sussex, England 1
  • Died: After Jun 1832

bullet   Another name for Charles was Charles Sotherton.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Emigration: Brig Westmoreland out of Dundee aged 45, 14 Jun 1832, Cross Roads, Near New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. 3 It appears that Edmund, Charles & Elizabeth's first son went over as a "scout" in 1831 with the rest of the family coming over the next year. It also appears that Charles spent some time in New Jersey before moving to Connecticut.
Letter from: Charles Southerton
Formerly of: Aldingbourne, West Sussex, England
Living in: Cross Roads, near New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date of Letter: 19 September 1832
Letter mailed to: Mr. Southerton, "Alingbourn", Sussex

'Dear Father & Mother,

I am very happy and I think Providence smiles upon me. I am at work at ditching at present and get a dollar a day and when we have done ditching there is plenty of wood cutting. A steady man might hearn 6s. a day [comparable to a laborer's weekly wage in Sussex in 183] which I have ever since I have been here and sometimes more If any of you should come (I never will persuade no one) when they do come, bring spades and shovels and handbills, for there is none in this country, and large wooden bottles. Ripe Hooks is but little service for they cradle all their corn hear If people knowed what America was, they never (would) stay in old England. We was 7 weeks and I day upon our voyage we past 5 ice burgs in 1 day, they are large as any barn There is plenty of Peach orchards, they (are) 1 dollar a bushel; and plenty of apples, they are 10 cents a bushel

Your dutifull and affecte. Son
Chas. Southerton.'

The parish of Aldingbourne paid the expenses for transport of 38 residents from Portsmouth, Sussex to New York City in the spring of 1832 at a total cost of 200 pounds. The cost of just the passage (not including food) was approximately 4.4 pounds per individual. The cost of the food and conveyance from Aldingbourne to the port of Portsmouth was also paid by the Overseers of the Poor for Aldingbourne.


Charles married Elizabeth Greenwood on 7 Jun 1808 in Aldingbourne, Sussex, England.1 (Elizabeth Greenwood was born about 1790 and was christened on 12 Sep 1790 in Aldingbourne, Sussex, England.)



1 Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS), International Genealogical Index (Part of the website of the LDS which is at, M070011.

2 Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS), International Genealogical Index (Part of the website of the LDS which is at, C070011.

3 New York Passenger Lists 1820-1850, Year: 1832; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_17; Line: 38; List number: 402.

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