Edmund and Nancy Lawton live next door to Sophia and George. They follow a similar path as pioneers, although their home was in Devon where Edmund was a farmer’s son and Nancy, the eldest daughter of the local vicar.
Edmund is quiet and reserved but good with animals, especially horses, and resourceful in setting up a new home for his growing family. Nancy is always cheerful and optimistic, with a wicked sense of humour.
Nancy and Sophia are thrown together by their long journey across the globe. They soon become the best of friends throughout all their adventures together.