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POOR LAW UNION IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA
Ship Ava to Quebec from Southampton England 1853
Folio 67. Letter from Thomas Marriott, Clerk to the Guardians of the Southwell Union, to the Poor Law Board, confirming that George Feather's wife emigrated whilst he was detained in the Camberwell Asylum. He informs the Board that before Feather left the asylum he was considered suitable for emigration. 18 March 1853. (Date 17 March 1853 Catalogue reference MH 12/9530/50 ) Folio 75 Draft letter from the Poor Law Board returning the emigration contract for George Feather to emigrate to Quebec on Ava sailing from Southampton, Hampshire. Date 6 April 1853 Catalogue reference MH 12/9530/58
Folio 169. Draft letter from the Poor Law Board informing the guardians that they have received a certificate under the hand of the chief emigration agent at Quebec Canada confirming that the owners and captain of the Ava have fulfilled their contract regarding George Feather Date 5 July 1853 Catalogue reference MH 12/9530/136
Folios 61-62. Letter from RWS Lutwidge, Secretary to the Commissioners in Lunacy, to the Poor Law Board; outlining George Feather's history from his indictment at the Derbyshire Assizes for horse stealing in July 1849 to his discharge from the Camberwell House [Camberwell Lunatic Asylum] as 'recovered' on 23 December 1852. 3 March 1853. (Date 1 March 1853 Catalogue reference MH 12/9530/45)
Folios 57-59. The following standard forms for emigration: Letter giving formal notice of a meeting to consent to raising or borrowing money for emigration purposes for George Feather to be held at Eakring on 21 January. Feather was married but separated from his wife, recently discharged from the Camberwell Lunatic Asylum. (Date 15 January 1853 Catalogue reference MH 12/9530/43 )
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