The Longhurst Family - Offshoots

Joseph Longhurst and Sarah Haysman came to Canada in 1832. Joseph is descended from John Longhurst, born c1515.

The children of Joseph Longhurst and Sarah Haysman are :

George, Charles, John, James, Anne, Frederick, (Jesse,) Caroline, and Hester...



Jesse Isaac Longhurst was born January 15, 1824. He was christened April 8, 1827 in Dorking Capel Surrey England (same day as sister Caroline).

First marriage : on November 20, 1848, in Chicago, Illinois, Jesse Isaac married Mary Hoskins (born 1829; daughter of Joseph Hoskins and Elizabeth Buzley; died 1866).

Jesse Isaac had eight children with Mary Hoskins : Catherine, Mary Jane, John, Elizabeth, Caroline, George, William, and Nina. See below...

See 1851 census for Jesse and young family (under the name "Longert"), Canada West, York County, York Township.

After Mary (Hoskins)'s death on November 26, 1866, Jesse Isaac remarried - on July 29, 1869, in Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, to Sarah McMannie (born c1841, in West Gwillimbury, Ontario, daughter of Robert McMannie and Margaret _________ ). Residence noted on record of marriage was Chicago. Bride's birthplace mispelled as something like "W. Gillimburgh". Other error in document is "B" for bachelor. (So McMannie may be close, and perhaps not correct.)

Jesse and Sarah had two children : 
  • Frederick H. Longhurst
    • born 1870
    • died 1871
  • James McCuen Longhurst
    • born 1875
    • died 1876, in Parkhill, Ontario

From the Detroit City Directory...

  • 1882, Jesse Longhurst, carpenter, h 61 Labrosse Street, Detroit ("h" indicates homeowner?) - may be buying and renovating, then selling and moving to another
  • 1884, Jessie, carpenter, h 66 Labrosse
  • 1886, Jessie, carpenter, h 278 ½ Michigan Avenue
  • 1886, Jesse's son John J., trucksmith, with John Hurd Rolling Stock Co., h 516 14th Avenue
  • 1887, Jesse, carpenter, h 81 Labrosse
  • 1887, son John J., car inspector, h 180 Harrison Avenue
  • 1887, Albert Longhurst (?), painter, boards at 180 Harrison Avenue
  • 1893, Emily E. Longhurst (?), h 210 Abbott
  • 1893, Jesse's son John J., car inspector, h 279 15th
  • 1893, Percy, likely John J.'s son, fireman, boards at 279 15th

To read more about this Jessie, please go here...

Jesse Isaac died on April 15, 1891. He is buried in Detroit, Michigan.


Catherine Longhurst

  • born August 25, 1849
  • married A. J. Barnes
  • died February 6, 1920, in Albion, Michigan

Mary Jane Longhurst

  • born October 22, 1851

John Jessie Longhurst

  • born November 9, 1853, in Toronto, Ontario
  • married September 3, 1871, in Stratford, Ontario, to Martha Marie Jones (born 1849, in England)
  • see occupation, above
  • children :
    • Percival Alfred Longhurst
      • born September 8, 1874 in Stratford, Ontario
      • married Frances Martha Rumpa
      • see occupation, above
      • children :
        • John Jesse Longhurst
          • born 1898
        • Grace Longhurst
          • born February 28, 1900
          • married Peter Ramsey
          • children :
            • William Ramsey
            • Lawrence Ramsey
            • Roy Ramsey
        • George Joseph Longhurst
          • born February 3, 1908
          • married Irene Barker
          • children :
          • died 1963
        • James William Longhurst
          • born January 2, 1909
          • married Ann Barker
          • died 1962
        • Lillian Longhurst
          • born December 9, 1911
          • married Bert Wright
          • children :
        • William James Longhurst
          • born December 24, 1913 in Detroit, Michigan
          • married Mary Virginia Nidy
          • children :
          • second marriage - October 12, 1945, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Evelyn Peterson
          • died February 20, 1963 in Saginaw, Michigan
        • Beatrice Longhurst
          • born December 24, 1913, in Detroit, Michigan
          • died December 31, 1913, in Detroit, Michigan
        • Daniel David Longhurst
          • born May 26, 1917
          • married in 1943, to Paula Fischer
          • children :
    • Maud Lillian Longhurst
      • born 1877
    • Pearl Edith Longhurst
      • born 1882
    • Calvert Wilfred Longhurst
      • born 1885
      • married Agnes ___
  • (John Jessie Longhurst) died April 17, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan

Elizabeth Ann Longhurst

  • born January 26, 1856
  • died 1930

Caroline Ellen (Carrie Ellen) Longhurst

  • born November 28, 1858
  • married in August 28, 1879 in St. Mary's, Ontario, to Samuel James Brown (born September 28, 1852, in Ireland)
  • children :
    • Russell Raymond Brown (changed his last name to Browne, as did brother Allen)
      • born December 16, 1880, in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
      • married on June 27, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan, to Viola Mary Katherine Dederich (born April 11, 1886, in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of Peter J. Dederich and Honorah Nestor)
      • children (8) : 
      • Russell Raymond Browne died February 16, 1962 in Martha T. Berry Hospital, Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michagan
      • Viola died February 18, 1962 in Martha T. Berry Hospital, Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan
    • Allen Simpson Brown (changed his last name to Browne, as did brother Russell)
      • born June 20, 1883
      • married on February 6, 1907, to Mattie E. Robinson (born c1885)
      • second marriage, to Clara Elizabeth Stevens (born January 23, 1890)
      • Allen Simpson Browne died March 18, 1934
      • Clara Elizabeth Stevens died 1962
    • Herbert Allison Brown
      • born October 25, 1885
      • married on January 8, 1907, to Florence M. Gable (born October 24, 1887, in Ironwood, Michigan)
      • Herbert Allison Brown died c1956
      • Florence M. Gable died April 18, 1970, in Roseville, Michigan
    • Mabel Carrie Brown
      • born September 11, 1888
      • married on September 2, 1908, to John L. Crandell (born c1883)
      • second marriage, on December 24, 1910, to Sidney J. Read (born November 30, 1885, in Penzance, Cornwall, England)
      • Mabel Carrie Brown died c1951
  • Caroline Ellen Longhurst died May 4, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan
  • Samuel James Brown September 9, 1904, in Detroit, Michigan

George Joseph Longhurst

  • born December 31, 1860
  • died April, 1924

William Jabez Longhurst

William Jabez Longhurst and wife Annie Ross
  • born July 20, 1863
  • married Annie Ross (born 1860, died October 13, 1929)
  • children :
    •  Mary Anne Longhurst
      • born June 20, 1889
      • resided in Waterloo, Ontario
      • belonged to Church of England
      • married at age 20, November 4, 1909, to Orville Clarence Iredale (born 1889, died 1918)
      • witnesses Harold Wankel and ?? Durnford, ceremony by Reverend R. Durnford
      • record of marriage
      • second marriage - ___ Dufton
      • died 1966
    • Jane Longhurst
      • born November 17, 1890
      • married June 13, ___ in London, Ontario, to William Easterbrook
    • Frederick Jesse Longhurst
      • born October 20, 1894
      • married December 25, 1915, to Sara Ellen Iredale (born July 26, 1896, died June 13, 1927)
      • children :
        • Winnith Alice Longhurst
          • born March 13, 1918
          • died May 17, 1976
        • Anna Marie Longhurst
          • born February 11, 1919
          • died September 6, 1919, in Stratford, Ontario
        • Frederick Ross Longhurst
          • born October 16, 1920
          • died March 8, 1963
        • Margaret Jean Longhurst
          • born August 14, 1923
          • died February, 1944
        • William Joseph Longhurst
          • born February 4, 1924
          • married April 7, 1945, to Eleanor White
          • children :
          • (William Joseph Longhurst) died August 14, 1965
        • John Heron Longhurst
          • born March 26, 1926
        • Maxwell Kenneth Longhurst
          • born 1927
          • died 1927
  • (William Jabez Longhurst) died October 24, 1929

Nina Longhurst

  • born 1866

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