The Moberly-Czychowski Family
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The Czychowski's hail from Zdolbunow in the Ukraine.
They emigrated via Danzig on May 29, 1929 aboard the SS Polonia. Helena, Taras, Bill and Marie had a paid passage, $100 to their name and a heart full of hope. Helena was 28, Taras 35, Bazyli 9 and Marja 4.
They settled in the Forest Gate area about 45 kilometers north of Prince
Albert, Saskatchewan where they homesteaded and built a mixed farm.
Taras' sons followed their dad's footsteps and become farmers.
Political and economic conditions in the Ukraine were bleak and Canada was advertising, "free farms" in the "free world". They arrived in Halifax on June 8, 1929 after eight likely punishing days.
Official records describe the family as of Polish nationality and of Ukrainian descent. Taras records his brother Andrzej Czychowski as his nearest relative in Zdolbunow. They left the Ukraine during a wave of Ukrainian immigration to Canada (55,000 in ten years) for the chance to build a new life. Immigrants were offered the opportunity to homestead in the prairies and could be granted title to a quarter section of farmland under the Canada Homestead Act if they paid a $10 application fee, cultivated at least 30 acres during the first three years and accepted Canadian citizenship.
The Moberly's hail from Steeple Aston, in England. Captain John brought the family to Canada in 1832 when he retired form the Royal Navy (Great Britain). The family settled in Ontario.
The Moberly lineage can be traced back to Medieval England to Augustine de Brethem Moberly.
While most Moberlys have been quite ordinary, salt-of-the-earth folks, we've had our fair share of historical heroes. Raufe was Lord of Town of Mobberley. His son Augustine accompanied Richard the Lionheart on the Third Crusade. Moberlys built St. Wilfred's Church. Three generations of Moberlys were merchants in St. Petersburg, Russia. Captain John Moberly, after a distinguished career in the British Royal Navy, emigrated to Canada and played instrumental roles in Canadian business and civic politics. Two of his sons, Henry John and Walter played instrumental roles in opening up Western Canada. Moberlys have been farmers, labourers, mechanics and waiters, as well as doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, ambassadors, knights, and bishops. Mostly, we've just been good citizens abiding by the laws of our respective counties.
Over the next year, with help of many friends and family members (one terrific resource has been my newly-found cousin Peter Guy Moberly Mott living in Australia) we will tell the Moberly's story. I hope you will enjoy it. If you have any information on the Moberly family name or if you find errors in my research, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The surname Moberly is thought to be derived from the residents of the Parish of Mobberley in County Chester, England.
Mobberly: Cheshire England
de Brethete: born 1155
Mobberley: Lord of Moiety of Mobberley 1185
Mobberley: Lord of Mobberley Born 1213
Mobberley: Lord of Mobberley Born 1230
Lord of Mobberley 1286
Moberly: Sherrif of Chesire in 1319
Augustine de Brethenate: rode with Richard the Lionheart in the Third Crusade
Born 1662 in Cheshire, England
Edward, born 1759 in
Knutsford, Cheshire, England
John, born in 1788, St. Petersburg, Russia. Married Maria Foch
born in Penetanguishine, Ontario on July 2, 1835.
George Allen: b 27 May, 1879. Married Aurora Tait
23 March 1908.
Russell Frank:b 1928
Grant Allen:b 1953
Married Armande Perreault 1978
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