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The Norsworthy Family

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.

1843 Middleton Patent Plan map

A map detailing land patents applied for by early settlers in Middleton township, Norfolk County, which borders Tillsonburg

1905 Ingersoll Survey Map

On the order of the town council, this map was prepared by F. J. Ure and details streets, surveys and lots.

A Canadian Family in the Great War 1914-1918

by Hopkins, J. Castell (John Castell), 1864-1923. Relates the military contribution of the Norsworthy family.

Alfred James Norsworthy, 1887-1917 : Letters

Letters written by Alfred during WWI

East Nissouri Township : people, perserverance, progress

A complete history of East Nissouri Township and the settlers who worked the land and made it their home.

Edward Cuthbert Norsworthy, 1879-1915 : Letters

Letters written by Edward during WWI

Elizabeth L. 'Cassie' Bigley Chadwick, 1857-1907

Explore the story of this Oxford County farm girl, turned one of North America's most notorious fraudsters.

James Counter Norsworthy, 1846-1936 : Deeds

Deeds, indentures, property records related to J. C. Norsworthy

James Counter Norsworthy, 1846-1936 : Insurance policies

Documents related to the fire and life insurance business.

James Counter Norsworthy, 1846-1936 : Insurance receipts

A collection of receipts related to his insurance business.

James Counter Norsworthy, 1846-1936 : Loans

Documents related to loan agreements, business, banking, etc.

James Counter Norsworthy, 1846-1936 : Personal letters

Correspondence related to his family, condolence letters on the deaths of his sons in WWI

John Weldon Norsworthy, 1890-1975 : Letters

Letters written by John during WWI


250 King Street East, Ingersoll, once the home of the Norsworthy family.

Norsworthy Family History

An overview of Norsworthy family history and the part they played in the history of Ingersoll

Stanley Counter Norsworthy, 1881-1966 : Letters

Letters from Stanley written during WWI

The Family of John Norsworthy and Mary Caunter

by Anne Brooks.

The Hugill Family

Discover the story of father & son photographers, John & Edgar Hugill.