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Arscott Pomeroy (Holsworthy tree)

I am seeking information concerning Arscott Pomeroy’s lineage see below. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

John Pomeroy, Ontario, Canada- member of the Holsworthy Pomeroy family –


Arscott Pomeroy christened 6 Nov 1813 the son of John and Susan Pomeroy in Holsworthy Devon England.

Arscott married Dorcas Hender 31 Mar 1836 in Holsworthy. I have been able to find them in the 1841 census living in Stratton without children. I have not been able to find any other records for this couple in England.

Arscott Pomeroy died 16 Dec 1888 was a shoemaker and is buried in buried in Gorrie, Huron County Ontario. There are no records for either Arscott or Dorcas in the 1871 or 1881 Canadian Census. I have been unable to find any records in England or Canada for his wife’s death, there are no records for her living in Canada either.

Although not an obvious member of the Holsworthy family. What makes this interesting for me is that in his latter years he resided close to several other members of the Holsworthy family in Canada. In fact Thomas Pomeroy born 1810 Holsworthy named his son James Arscott born 1856 Stratford Ontario Canada.


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