I am the Chris Harrod that lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, son of John Harrod (b. 1947 - Ottawa), son of Albert "Sonny" John William Harrod(b. 1922 - Ottawa), son of Albert John William Harrod (b. 1887 - Orsett).
My Grandfather's grandfather, Albert James Harrod (b. 1864 - Orsett), emigrated from Orsett, county Essex, England to the Ottawa area about 1893 with his wife (Justine Celine S. Harrod (nee Bailleul - b. 1865 - France)) and children.
I am looking for information on his family or relations in the Orsett/Essex area. His parents were John Harrod (b. 1808 - Orsett, Essex)and Ellen Harrod (nee Leavy - b. 1833 - Newport, Wales). He had a brother Daniel (b. 1869 - Orsett) and sister Ellen (b. 1857 - Orsett) who as far as I can tell remained in Orsett.
Or if you have any information on relations to these people here in Canada, please let me know.