In 1642, this English family of Sturdy received a patent of land from Charles I and settled in a place called Ballyconnell in Caven County, Ireland. For nearly two hundred years the family lived there as English gentlemen, which brings us to Richard Sturdy, 1736 - 1832, and his wife Margaret. About 1830, at least three of Richard's descendants came to America, Oswald, Richard and Hugh.
Hugh Sturdy, son of John Sturdy and grandson of Richard Sr., married Elizabeth Shaw in Ireland, came to Canada, and settled in Goderich, Ontario, where many of their descendants still reside. The old homestead, over one hundred years old, built of dressed stone, is kept in good repair and is still in use by the family. At one time it was the only house in the "woods" between Hamilton, Ontario, and Lake Huron, a distance of one hundred miles.Brief History of Richard W. Sturdy by: Frederick L. STURDY Detroit, Michigan September 27, 1948
Ross STURDY married Shirley HETSLER*, and Shirley is 'connected' to Kathy WATSON, a principal on our Home Page.
Ross Sturdy is a direct descendant of the captioned couple. See this Pedigree Chart.
For other Ancestral Families connected to Ross; STURDY; McBRIEN; BALL; CORBETT; COLSON; WALKER; BOWES & DALE
Surname with asteriisk (*) denotes connection to our Ancestors on our Home Page.