Just to give some background to the Westmoreland UK Banting’s who crossed the water to Canada
William Banting = Agnes Fisher
These two were married on 17th August 1793 in a place called Warcop Westmoreland.
Agnes was certainly from these parts, she was christened on 28th July 1773 in Warcop. Where William was from we do not yet know.
The name Fisher rang a few bells with a me in that Rachel Banting = James Fisher in Childrey Berks in 1770. Probably a red herring but you never know….
William and Agnes had children Thomas bp. 9th Feb 1800Brough Under Stainmore Westmoreland and William bp. 11th Aug 1804
Thomas = Isabella Thompson in 1822 in Appleby Kendal
Their daughter Ann bp. 4th Jan 1824 Appleby Kendal
Ann then turns up in Canada married to an Irish man called Thomas Canning b.1822, not yet certain where or when they married but they are Wesleyan Methodists and so I need to check the non conformists records.
Their children are; Ellen b.1846, Richard b.1847, Joseph b.1850, Thomas b.1852, Catherine b.1854, Jane b.1856, Jeanetta b.1860, Agnes b.1865
If anyone can fill in any of the gaps that would be great. Just leave a comment. Did any of this family make the hop to Australia as has been suggested and where did William who married Agnes come from?