|Mother:||Sarah Daymant (nee Petherwick)|
April 24th, 1823
John Dyment was born in Devonshire, England in 1801. In 1823, he married Elizabeth Jones, who was three years his junior. They remained in England to have their first five children, and then emigrated to Canada around 1833. The family travelled with John's brother Humphrey and his family, who were also emigrating. The sailng time to Canada was six weeks. Humphrey and his family decided to settle on Prince Edward Island. John and his family, the children aged between one and seven years, continued travelling to the township on Ancaster in Upper Canada (now known as Ontario). They were forced to walk the last 40 miles through the forest, as there was no clear path to their parcel of land (Lot 22, Concession One, Township of Ancaster, near the village of Lynden). They cleared the land for farming, and were successful farmers. They had eight more children on the farm, 13 in all. They were pleased with their new home and lives, and often encouraged their relatives in England to emigrate to Canada. They continued living on the farm until 1874, when they moved to Lynden. John died in 1878 at age 77 after a long and successful life.
|John Dyment||circa 1870|
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