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.
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.
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.
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.
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.