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Poor Law Union Emigrants 1845

Folios 53-54

Letter from W E Goodacre, junior, Clerk to the Guardians of the Mansfield Poor Law Union, to the Poor Law Commission, regarding assisting Mary Vernon, from Warsop Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, from the poor rates, to emigrate to Vespra Lake Simcoe, Ontario, West Canada to join her husband. He refers to the Commissioners letter reference 3049/B/1845, which was read to the board of guardians. He states that he erroneously stated that the husband was in New York, United States of America. The board of guardians think it is advantageous to assist Vernon as it is not the usual case of desertion. (Paper Number: 3708/B/1845. Poor Law Union Number 337. Counties: Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Date 17 Mar 1845 Catalogue reference MH 12/9361/36)

Folio 55

Draft letter from the Poor Law Commission to W E Goodacre, junior, Clerk to the Guardians of the Mansfield Poor Law Union, regarding emigration expenditure to Mary Vernon to be paid out of the Warsop parish rates to join her husband in Vespra Lake Simcoe, Ontario, West Canada. They state that his not being resident in the United States of America as stated previously does not affect their previous decision to not sanction this payment to the deserted woman. (Paper Number: 3708/B/1845. Poor Law Union Number 337. Counties: Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Date 26 Mar 1845 Catalogue reference MH 12/9361/37)

Folio 48

Draft letter from the Poor Law Commission to W E Goodacre, Clerk to the Guardians of the Mansfield Poor Law Union. They acknowledge receipt of his letter of 1 March relating to the case of Mary Vernon, Warsop, who has applied to emigrate to America to follow her husband. That her husband deserted her and her 3 children to go New York the previous summer. The Commissioner advise against this course of action in cases of desertion. In addition the policy is for emigrants to be sent to as British colony. (Paper Number: 3049/B/1845. Poor Law Union Number 337. Counties: Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Date 10 Mar 1845 Catalogue reference MH 12/9361/31)

Folios 46-47

Letter from Letter from W E Goodacre, Clerk to the Guardians of the Mansfield Poor Law Union, to the Poor Law Commission, relating to the case of Mary Vernon, Warsop, who has applied to emigrate to America. Her husband deserted her and her 3 children to go to New York the previous summer. The board are aware this is 'irregular... and generally unadvisable' in cases of desertion. The husband made proper application to emigrate the pervious year but the wife refused to go. The husband has written saying he is in 'prosperous circumstances'. (Paper Number: 3049/B/1845. Poor Law Union Number 337. Counties: Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Date 1 Mar 1845 Catalogue reference MH 12/9361/30)

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I believe this may the family in 1841 England census for Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • John Vernon 35
  • Mary Vernon 25
  • George Vernon 8
  • Thomas Vernon 6
  • Hannah Vernon 4
  • Eliza Vernon 2

Folios 31-32

. Request from the Poor Law Commission for annual return to show persons helped to emigrate. Returns attached: list and description of the persons desirous of emigrating from Stockland.

John Venn and Elizabeth Venn, and their children William Venn, Thomas Venn, James Venn, Mary Venn, Sarah Venn, Ann Venn and Hannah Venn. Family from Stockland, who emigrated to Canada in May 1844. Father, mother and children, marked `safe landed'.

Olive Tree Genealogy Research Note: The Venn family is found in the 1851 census for Belleville, Hastings Co. Ontario on Ancestry.com

Also Jane Jeffrey and John Jeffrey, Thomas Jeffrey, Elizabeth Jeffrey and Matilda Jeffrey of Hawkchurch widowed mother and four children to Quebec, on the Ottawa, April 1844. (Paper Number: 6946/B/1845. Poor Law Union Number 76. Counties: Devon and Dorset. Date 1 May 1845 Catalogue reference MH 12/2098/24)

Folios 349-350

. Letter from Thomas Marriott, Clerk to the Guardians of the Southwell Union, to the Poor Law Commission, to accompany a resolution, included, of a vestry meeting of the churchwardens and the overseers of Walesby. The Poor Law Commissionare asked for their consent to a payment of 5 to assist Edward Antcliff, his wife and their 5 children to emigrate to Canada. (Date 30 April 1845 Catalogue reference MH 12/9527/265 )

Folio 351

. Draft letter from the Poor Law Commission, to Thomas Marriott, Clerk to the Guardians of the Southwell Union, acknowledging receipt of a letter and resolution concerning the proposed emigration to Canada of Edward Antcliff and his family. (Date 2 May 1845 Catalogue reference MH 12/9527/266)

Folios 70-73

. Letter from Charles Bond, Clerk to the Guardians of the Axminster Poor Law Union to the Poor Law Commission, regarding emigration. List and description of the persons desirous of emigrating from Hawkchurch: Robert Perring aged 13, Labourer, to emigrate to Canada. He will be accompanied by his uncle who has cared for the boy since his father deserted. Annotated that it is too late in the season to go to Canada. (Paper Number: 10680/A/1845. Poor Law Union Number 76. Counties: Devon and Dorset. Date 30 Aug 1845 Catalogue reference MH 12/2098/48 )



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