Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) Who is your most recent immigrant ancestor? I'm assuming that your ancestors moved from one country to another at some point in time.
2) Tell us about that person - name, birth and death, emigration and immigration country and port, date or year of immigration, etc. Share it in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this blog post, or on Facebook or Google+.
My most recent immigrant ancestor is my great-grandfather, Thomas Richman/Richmond (1848-1917) and his mother, Hannah (Rich) Richman (1824-1911). They immigrated into the United States on 14 November 1856 in New York City, arriving on the ship Osprey out of Bristol in England. The passenger list included:
* Hannah Richman - age 32, female, a wife
* James Richman - age 7, male, a child
* Thomas Richman - age 6, male, a child
* Louisa Richman - age 4, female, a child
* Elizabeth Richman - age 3, female, a child
* Ann Richman - an infant, female, a child
James Richman (1821-1912) had come to America on the ship Calhoun from Liverpool in England on 22 October 1855.
The Richmans had lived in Hilperton in Wiltshire, near Trowbridge, until they emigrated. I don't know how they went from Hilperton to the ports - Liverpool is fairly far away from Wiltshire. Perhaps they went by wagon or coach.
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