Christopher: Thanks for the info.The William Purser you mention was my great grandfather who married Martha Graves on Dec. 25, 1880.John and Lavina Keep would have been my great great grandparents. I have heard from another descendant that Josiah was a brother to William.Josiah had four children.One of Josiah's children was Albert Ernest born August 12, 1871 who came to Canada. William and Martha had children:Edith (Campbell) of Bower Street, Bedford; Annie (Brumwell) of 6 Eastcotts; George of 15 Church Street, Willington; Walter of Station Road, Willington; Thomas of New Westminster, BC; and my grandfather Albert who farmed in Alberta.There was also a son killed in action during the Great War.William was born 1860 at Willington and buried une 21, 1949 at Willington. Thomas married a Beatrice King and Albert married Ethel Desmond.All four of these are now deceased.Albert has one son still living (his daughter - my mother) is deceased.Thomas had several children - several deceased now but I am in contact with one of his daughters and one of his granddaughters.They all live in BC.
Hope this will fill in some blanks - looks like we are related. Looking forward tohearing from you again. I have lots of information on the Thomas and Albert Purser families in Canada. Sandi