Emery Family Introduction

Ann Susannah Emery died aged 87 in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia in 1894 and she was the author's great-great-grandmother.

Ann Susannah came from Norfolk, born in Felmingham and raised in North Repps.  Her father was a farmer.  She met and married the "North Repps builder" - James William Crask and they emigrated to Australia in 1854.

There are many Emery families throughout England but I have am focusing my efforts on this group based in the north-east part of Norfolk - Baconsthorpe, Bodham, North Repps, Sidestrand, Felmingham and Thorpe (near Norwich) in the 1600s through to the late 1800s.  In the mid-1800s, a number of the family spread their wings and ended up in London, Sussex and Leicestershire among many other places.

The early Emerys were solid farming stock and at different times, had substantial holdings.  Over time, the holdings were divided between the sons and grandsons.  Another recurring theme is the profession of Draper.  Interestingly, this profession attracted several boys and they appear to have been successful here also.

Like all my research, this is a work in progress.  I was greatly assisted some years ago by Bob Emery and Jon King who provided much of the base information that I have used to get started and grow this family tree.  John King (and myself) come down through John Emery Senior's first marriage.  Bob comes from John Senior's second marriage.  John Senior was certainly a breeder!

As always, I welcome contact, assistance and comments from anyone interested in this family.