Crossing the Atlantic in 1842: Christopher Remington Bateson

Christopher Remington Bateson of Lancashire, England, was the first Bateson to cross the Atlantic from England to America. I’m not exactly sure of the date of the crossing, but we know that he was in New York by 1839 because of a New York City Directory.

Recently, I found this record on FamilySearch. It’s a record of the ship “Independence” crossing from Liverpool, England, to the Port of New York in June, 1842. Christopher Bateson is on board, but not his wife Mary, nor his sons Christopher Henry or Thomas.

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Julie in Brussels thinks that he has been on a voyage to pay his last respects to his father, the Rev. Christopher Bateson in England, who died in the spring of 1842.

And the existence of this crossing in 1842 gives us hopes that there is also an earlier record of his first crossing. Why not? New records are becoming available every day!


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