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POOR LAW UNION IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA
Poor Law Union Emigrants 1838
Folios 351-355A. Letter from Samuel Selmes, Beckley, to the Poor Law Commission, enclosing, for the Commission's approval, particulars of the persons emigrated from the parish of Beckley in the Rye Poor Law Union, with the exception of 25 persons who emigrated earlier, and pointing out that the cost is only £1 less than that allowed by the Commission. A list of persons sent from the parish of Beckley in the Rye Union to New south Wales and Canada as stated herein since 1 February 1838: Emigrants to Canada:
Folios 204-205A list from Samuel Selmes, Churchwarden, to the Poor Law Commission, of emigrants from the parish of Beckley. From Beckley to Canada by Messrs Carter and Bonus: George Lusted 48 Agricultural Labourer, Sarah Lusted 39, George Lusted 16, William Lusted 14, Samuel Lusted 11, Sarah Lusted 9, Jane Lusted 7, Harriott Lusted 4, Fanny Lusted 2. Thomas Paine 40 Agricultural Labourer, Mary Paine 39, Thomas Paine 15, James Paine 13, Hannah Paine 11, Hiram Paine 7, Elijah Paine 5, Ann Paine 3, Charlotte Paine 5 months. John Upton 35 Agricultural Labourer. (Paper Number: 7000/C/1838. Poor Law Union Number 484. Counties: Sussex. Date 9 July 1838 Catalogue reference MH 12/13077/126)
Folios 502-504.Note accompanying a copy of an emigration contract for the conveyance of three children to Upper Canada, registered 26 August 1838 and received from Thomas Edwards Vestry Clerk Colyton Parish, Axminster Poor Law Union. Stated to be deposited with Mr Owen H Owen, Clerk, first class. Enclosed: signed, witnessed and sealed document transmitted to the Poor Law Commission by Thomas Edwards, Clerk to the Colyton Vestry, in which William Scobell, from Hamilton, Upper Canada, and John Scobell of Colyton, undertake to 'perform all that is necessary for the emigration of the said three children' until they reach their destination and afterwards to support them until they are able to maintain themselves. Signed, 11 August 1838
The children are:
Folios 493-494A form headed 'A List and Description of the Persons desirous of Emigrating from the Parish of Colyton in the County of Devon', containing the names of three children, William Hawkins, 7 1/2, Richard Hawkins, 4 1/2, and Sophia Hawkins, 11½, who are emigrating to Canada.
The latter is described as having 'very weak eyesight'. These are children of a widowed mother, who is declared to have received £10 10s 3d of parish relief in the last year. The children are being taken under the 'immediate care and protection' of their uncles, William and John Scobell 'resident there', with the consent of their mother. The Commission would recommend one or both of the uncles to contract with the parish to convey the children to Canada. ( Paper Number: 5051/B/1838. Poor Law Union Number 76. Counties: Devon and Dorset. Date 27 June 1838 Catalogue reference MH 12/2095/324)
Folios 488-492. Letter from Charles Bond, Clerk to the Guardians of the Axminster Poor Law Union, to Edwin Chadwick, Secretary to the Poor Law Commission. He writes that he is returning forms A, B and C, which were required to be completed, signed and returned. These were required by the Commission, in order that the resolution, if adopted at a properly convened meeting by the Colyton property owners and ratepayers, to raise the money required by the two brothers and the three children of their widowed sister all of which, could then be approved by the Commission. The Commission would then prescribe the conditions under which the £20 raised from the poor rate, might be spent. Annotated: 'Issue order with the 3 Conditions' 'Recommend to the parish to contract with the uncle of the children to carry them to Canada'. (Paper Number: 4580/B/1838. Poor Law Union Number 76. Counties: Devon and Dorset. Date 24 June 1838 Catalogue reference MH 12/2095/323 )
Folio 486Letter from Charles Bond, Clerk to the Guardians of the Axminster Poor Law Union, to the Poor Law Commission, headed parish of Colyton, 'Emigration'.' He reports that he has been requested by the Axminster guardians, to inform the Commission that the board has been told that two brothers named Scobell in the parish of Colyton have decided to emigrate to Canada and intend to settle there. As their sister, Mary Hawkins, a pauper, is widowed with three children, these two men are willing to take their two nephews and their niece with them and Bond therefore wishes to apply for the sanction of the Commission for the uncles to do this, and also for the authority to raise a sum of money to defray the costs of emigration, either from the parish rates or by borrowing, using the rates as security. ( Paper Number: 4580/B/1838. Poor Law Union Number 76. Counties: Devon and Dorset. Date 11 June 1838 Catalogue reference MH 12/2095/321 ) Folios 57-58. Letter from John D Taylor John Dobede Taylor, Clerk to the Guardians of the Bishops Stortford Poor Law Union, to Edwin Chadwick, Secretary to the Poor Law Commission, enclosing a resolution signed by Thomas Randolph, Chairman, and passed by a vestry meeting held on 22 March 1838 at the old Workhouse in Much Hadham. The resolution seeks the sanction of the Poor Law Commission to raise the sum of £50 to defray the expenses of any poor persons living in the parish wishing to emigrate. Also to spend sufficient money to defray the expenses of Henry Warwick, aged 30, and his wife, also aged 30, his three children, all younger than nine years and his nephew Thomas Warwick, aged 15, who had applied to the vestry for funds to emigrate to Upper Canada. The resolution also seeks approval for expenditure of a further £18 for passage to New York America. (Paper Number: 3561/A/1838. Poor Law Union Number 167. Counties: Hertfordshire and Essex. Date 5 Apr 1838 Catalogue reference MH 12/4537/43)
Folios 59-60. Draft letter from the Poor Law Commission to Much Hadham, in the Bishops Stortford Poor Law Union, confirming the Commissioners' approval for guardians to raise £50 as a fund for defraying the expenses for emigration of poor persons living in the parish The letter also states that no money can be paid to Henry Warwick for emigration to Upper Canada via New York or any other port in the United States of America, but requires that the journey should be made via Montreal. In relation to the nephew, Thomas Warwick aged 15; the Commissioners give the opinion that it would not be expedient for him to be separated from his parents if they are still living in this country. The Commissioners also approve the provision of clothing to emigrants to the value of £1 and the cost of travel to the ship of not more than 3d for persons over seven years old and a penny halfpenny for persons seven years old or less (unless they are infants in arms). Payment for the passage will be payable to the ship owner. (Paper Number: 3561/A/1838. Poor Law Union Number 167. Counties: Hertfordshire and Essex. Date 9 Apr 1838 Catalogue reference MH 12/4537/44 )
Folios 78-82. Letter from John D Taylor John Dobede Taylor, Clerk to the Guardians of the Bishops Stortford Poor Law Union, to Edwin Chadwick, Secretary to the Poor Law Commission, sending papers in respect of the emigration of paupers from Great Hadham. The letter informs the Commissioners that a vessel is due to sail. It was also resolved to pay the passage and other necessary expenses to Henry Warwick, aged 30, his wife, also aged 30 and his three children, all under the age of nine years. Also for his nephew Thomas Warwick aged 15 years so they could emigrate to Upper Canada (Paper Number: 4373/A/1838. Poor Law Union Number 167. Counties: Hertfordshire and Essex. Date 25 Apr 1838 Catalogue reference MH 12/4537/48)
Folios 96-98. Letter from W E Goodacre junior, Clerk to the Guardians of the Mansfield Poor Law Union, to the Poor Law Commission. He forwards a copy of the minute not included made at the guardians' meeting on 12 April 1838 and also a copy of a letter received by the overseer of Warsop from Jane Hewitt the woman alluded to in the enclosed minute. They ask for the Commissioners advice. The woman first alluded to (Woodward) is now in the workhouse with four children. Letter from Jane Hewitt, 7, Gray's Buildings, Oxford Street, Manchester Square, London to the overseer of Warsop. She states that she is the wife of James Hewitt, a private soldier in the Grenadier Guards who is on his way to Canada. They tried to get the children in to Duke's School, but the girl being half an idiot and the boy having a deformed chest they could not be admitted. She says she is destitute and asks to be granted the same allowance as before or should she apply to the parish there and be passed up to Warsop. Mr Griffiths, there, has offered to advance her a weekly allowance.
Annotated: The course to be adopted is the same as that if the women had lost their husbands of if they were in the custody of the law. If it should be considered desirable to afford relief in the workhouse, the guardians may apply to receive the allowance from their husband's pay. (Paper Number: 4444/C/1838. Poor Law Union Number 337. Counties: Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Date 19 Apr 1838 Catalogue reference MH 12/9357/71)
Folio 100. Copy of a minute. Resolved that the Poor Law Commissioners be written to in the case of Elizabeth Woodward, wife of Robert Woodward, Grenadier Guards, now in Canada who has applied for relief from Sutton-in-Ashfield parish having been sent down from London by the War Office Committee and that an arrangement has been made for her to receive 3s per week out of her husband's pay. Also for Jane Hewitt who in similar circumstances has made application to Warsop parish. (Paper Number: 4444/C/1838. Poor Law Union Number 337. Counties: Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Date 12 Apr 1838 Catalogue reference MH 12/9357/73)
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