Dear Marion, Let me be the first to greet you.You can call me Diane. I live in San Diego, California but I was born in Victoria, British Columbia. Your Longhurst family is alive and well.Since I have been able to work on the tree, I have been able to make contact with different members in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and England.I will let each of them tell you about themselves.Many seem to be very closely related to you. I am still working to be a part of the tree in the right place.At the moment, I think for me it goes something like this:
Patricia Diane LONGHURST daughter of Alfred Thomas Burton LONGHURST son of Archibald LONGHURST and Lulu SQUIRES
Trying to fill the gap:
Archibald Walter LONGHURST wed Fannie BURTON 6 Jun 1901 in Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario.He was born 8 Jun 1877 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario.
Thomas Alfred LONGHURST wed Florence DENBRIDGE 27 Jun 1900 in Ingersol, Ontario.He was born 17 Jan 1879 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario.
Their parents were Archibald Weller LONGHURST and Mary Martha LOOKER.(I am still working on the list of children.Seems they had 14.)
Archibald Weller LONGHURST was the son of James LONGHURST* and Flora MacDONALD.Archibald was the younger brother of James LONGHURST who wed Mary Ann Crawford.The nicknames you mentioned are of the children of this James and Mary Ann.
There were a number of children (some quite grown) who came from Dorking, England in 1832 to Canada with their parents Joseph LONGHURST and Sarah Hosmer.From what I understand, those children were George with wife Rebecca WELLER, Charles, John, James*, Ann (do not know about her) Frederick, Jesse Isaac, and Caroline (do not know about her).
It seems that John LONGHURST and Mary WHEELER in England were the parents of the ocean crossing Joseph LONGHURST, husband of Sarah HOSMER.
From what I can tell, you come from a pretty nice family and I am sure you will be receiving many returns in the near future.Hope we can get together in BC someday.Since I left when I was only 2 1/2, we will have lots to talk about, I am sure. Sincerely, Your Island Cousin