Early Fielden Emigrants

Up to now, most of the website has covered the history and legacy of the generations of Fieldens who lived and worked in Todmorden.  If you are reading this around the rest of world, then you may be wondering how did the Fielden name link come to your neighbourhood.  Even though the Fielden name is closely connected to Todmorden, not all of the family stayed there.  As well as moving to other parts of the United Kingdom, some of them moved abroad.

Some of the overseas members of the family have traced their ancestral roots back from overseas back to England and their stories show a wide variation.  It would seem that some people simply chose to emigrate for a better life, some decided it would be better for them for various reasons and some were actually sent and the move was not of their own choosing.  So let us look at some of their stories, sometimes as told by the present day descendent;

 

United States of America -
William Fielden

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United States of America via Canada
Armistead Fielden

Article 6

Australia
Simeon Lord

Article 7

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