James Counter Norsworthy, 1846-1936
James Counter Norsworthy, emigrated to Middlesex County in 1852 at the age of 6, together with
his parents, John & Mary Norsworthy. The Norsworthy clan originated from Widecombe-in-theMoor, Devon, England.
James was one of eleven children eventually born to John & Mary; who upon their arrival in North
Dorchester Township, purchased a farm in the Thamesford area. In 1868, at age 22, James moved to Ingersoll and, in partnership with Elias C. Harris, established
an insurance agency. In 1873 he bought Harris’s half of the business, and in 1877 he erected the
Norsworthy Building at 17 King Street West. Read more about this important Ingersoll family.