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POOR LAW UNION IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA
SHIP ALBION to Quebec 1836
A list and description of the persons who have emigrated to Canada from the parish of Wangford
- Robert Elmy, 29, married labourer. Note: Robert Elmy has had no parish relief and wants to go.
- Sarah Elmy, 30, married wife.
- George Elmy, 3.
- Eliza Elmy, 3.
- Mary Ann, 4 months.
- Mary Ann Elmy, 13, Sarah Elmy's bastard.
- Samuel Eastgate, 33, married. Note: Samuel Eastgate has had no relief but has been a burden to the parish ...and was altogether a bad character...
- Jemima Eastgate, 23, married wife.
Poor Law Union Number 432.
Covering dates 1836 Nov 29
- Freight for Albion £12 6s 3d.
- Cash on landing at Quebec £12 5s.
- Provision for voyage £5 7s 4d
- Wagon and horses to Lowestoft £1 5s
- Total £31 3s 7d
Olive Tree Genealogy Research: The Elmy family is found in the 1861 census for Tyendinaga Twp, Hastings Co. Canada West (Ontario) on Ancestry.com They are also found on the Agricultural census for the same location in 1851. The maiden name of Sarah, wife of Robert Elmy is found in the marriage record of their son George Elmy in 1882 on Ancestry.com
Folios 379-380 Letter from Mr. Saunders to the Poor Law Commission stating that the previous March the Guardians of the Blything Poor Law Union were supplied with two vessels - the Allendah and Albian- for the conveyance of their poor emigrants to Quebec from Lowestoft. Terms were agreed and a contract entered into. He received payment after he had arranged the first vessel. The ship's master before boarding the emigrants demanded of the guardians who were in Lowestoft supervising the embarkation, a security regarding the poll tax claimed by the Colonial Government. The guardians assured Captain Alcock that all the emigrants had funds to pay the tax. If they had not he would be reimbursed. Proper application for poll tax was made on arrival in Quebec. The emigrants either could or would not pay. After the emigrants had been on board in Quebec for 24 hours, the master had to allow them to leave. The customs made the master pay the poll tax and gave him a receipt. Captain Alcock of the Allendale paid £35 12s 6d. while Captain Thompson of the Albion paid £42 16s 9d.
Paper Number: 5333/A/1836. Poor Law Union Number 432. Counties: Suffolk.
Date 15 Nov 1836
Catalogue reference MH 12/11730/173
There were 21 men, women and children belonging to Dunwich, paid for on the road to Lowestoft, specified on board the Albion to Canada and when they arrived safe.
Paper Number: 5037/A/1836. Poor Law Union Number 432. Counties: Suffolk.
Date 4 Nov 1836
Catalogue reference MH 12/11730/115