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POOR LAW UNION IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA

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Ship Sisters

Sailed from England to Quebec Canada 18 April 1843.

Folios 393-394

List of emigrants conveyed to Canada on the ship Sisters. On the reverse side of the letter is a list of unions, with parishes, sending emigrants:
  • Rye Union: Playden, Rye and Northiam parishes.
  • Romney Marsh Union Kent: Newchurch parish.
  • Erpingham Poor Law Union Norfolk: Holt parish.
  • Cranbrook Poor Law Union Kent: Benenden and Sandhurst parishes.
  • Cuckfield Poor Law Union: Clayton, Balcombe and Keymer parishes.
  • Tenterden Poor Law Union Kent: Wittersham and Woodchurch parishes.
  • Faversham Poor Law Union Kent: Faversham and Throwley parishes.
  • Midhurst Poor Law Union: Woollavington parish.
  • Battle Poor Law Union: Bexhill parish.


Those conveyed to Quebec on the ship Sisters, of which the Master was John Baker.
  • Richard Caspell.
  • Francis Egbert Smallbones.
  • Butts Belson.
  • William White.
  • Mary Ann Pudney.
  • John Sayers (family of two adults and one child).
  • Brownlow John Waight.
  • William Standen (family of one adult and three children), from Wittersham Kent.
  • Hezekiah Iden (family of two adults and three children). from Woodchurch Kent
  • Edward Burden (family of seven adults and two children). from Woodchurch Kent
  • Robert Bridger. from Woodchurch Kent
  • Susan Boorman.from Woodchurch Kent
  • Hannah Kemp (family of one adult and two children).
  • George Cooper (family of two adults).
  • Mary Booth.
  • Caroline Booth.
  • Henry Booth.
  • George York (family of two adults).
  • George Goodeve (family of two adults and four children).
  • Richard Coles.
  • Mark Cox. Adam Brown.
  • Patrick Malony.
  • Richard George Henry Buckland.

Those travelling on to Montreal are

  • Wiliam Chard (family of four adults and two children).
  • John Hill (family of two adults).
  • Edward Francis (family of two adults and two children).
  • Richard Robinson.
  • Alfred Eastwood (family of three adults and six children).
  • George Buckland.J
  • Joseph Potts (family of two adults and four children).
  • Joseph Mills (family of three adults and three children).
  • Elizabeth Shoobridge (child, niece of Joseph Mills).
  • Alfred Marchant.
  • Jabesh Litton.
  • James Rushing.
  • Thomas Puddle.
  • Thomas Mosley.
  • Susan Mayer.
  • Thomas Mattin.
  • George Lentz.
  • Thomas Eaton (family of two adults and three children).
  • Litchfield Rands (family of two adults and three children).
  • William Rands (family of two adults and one child).
  • Richard Rands.
  • John Hewitt (family of two adults).
  • John Beeson.
  • Henry Catt.
  • Henry Wales.
  • Henry Butcher.
  • Thomas Hall (family of four adults and seven children), from Playden. Also see Folios 281-283 below
  • George James (family of two adults and five children). from Rye
  • Frank Blundell. from Rye
  • John Blundell from Rye
  • Edward Biggs (family of two adults and five children) from Newchurch Kent .
  • William Trill (family of two adults and five children). from Northiam. See Folios 285, 263, 264 below
  • Henry Trill. from Northiam
  • James Jewhurst. from Northiam
  • Mary Booth. from Northiam
  • Ann Crouch.from Northiam
  • Ann Butler. from Northiam. See Folios 285, 263, 264 below
  • Henry Doughty. from Holt Norfolk
  • James Hubbard. from Holt Norfolk
  • Thomas Lynes from Holt Norfolk
  • . John Bennett from Holt Norfolk
  • . Edward Durrant from Holt Norfolk
  • Charles Mills (family of two adults and two children). from Benenden Kent.
  • Alfred Mills (family of two adults and one child). from Benenden Kent.
  • Thomas Shoobridge (family of two adults and two children). from Benenden Kent.
  • Charles Bishop. from Benenden Kent.
  • William Hinkley. from Benenden Kent.
  • John Hinkley. from Benenden Kent.
  • Thomas Martin (family of five adults and six children) from Clayton
  • William Wood (family of two adults and three children). from Balcombe
  • James Wood from Balcombe
  • William Smith. from Faversham Kent
  • Richard Rose. from Faversham Kent
  • Charles Cheeseman. from Faversham Kent
  • Frederick Irish. from Faversham Kent
  • Stephen Philpott (family of two adults and six children. from Faversham Kent
  • Thomas Maple (family of two adults and one child). from Throwley Kent
  • John Wood. from Throwley Kent
  • John Soal. from Throwley Kent
  • Alexander Stanley. from Throwley Kent
  • Amy Bird. from Throwley Kent
  • Thomas Coleman (family of two adults and three children). from Sandhurst Kent
  • John Coleman. from Sandhurst Kent
  • Richard Cruttenden (family of two adults and two children). from Sandhurst Kent
  • Thomas Iggleden (family of two adults and one child). from Sandhurst Kent
  • Samuel Cocket. from Sandhurst Kent
  • Thomas Payne. from Sandhurst Kent
  • Stephen Mallion. from Sandhurst Kent
  • Alfred Blundell. from Sandhurst Kent
  • John Burt. from Sandhurst Kent
  • Peter Ede (family of three adults and six children). from Keymer
  • Henry Hilton (family of five adults and two children). from Woollavington
  • George Hilton from Woollavington
  • Robert Adams (family of two adults and two children). from Battle Union
  • William Miller (family of two adults and two children). from Battle Union
  • Thomas Morley (family of two adults). from Battle Union
  • George Clifton. from Battle Union
  • Jane Clifton . from Battle Union


It is noted that passengers to Montreal will travel by steam boat from Quebec, with two days rations and the cost of their passage to Montreal paid by the ship's captain.

A C Buchanan, Chief Agent, certifies that the emigrants are satisfied with the provisions and accommodation on board the Sisters. Dated 29 May 1843. Annotated: usual circulars have been forwarded to boards of guardians. See papers relating to respective parishes.

Paper Number: 9411/B/1843. Poor Law Union Number 484. Counties: Sussex and Kent. Covering dates 1843 June 30

Folio 206

A list and description of those persons who have emigrated from Simpson in the Newport Pagnell Poor Law Union to Montreal, Canada. All the men are listed as farm labourers and they all sailed on the ship Sisters on 18 April 1843. Those listed are:

Males

  • Thomas Eaton,
  • John Eaton,
  • William Eaton,
  • George Eaton,
  • William Rand,
  • John Hewitt,
  • Richard Rands,
  • Litchfield Rands,
  • George Rands,
  • John Rands.

Females

  • Anne Eaton,
  • Elizabeth Rands,
  • Frances Rands,
  • Ann Rands,
  • Hannah Hewitt
Paper Number: 6295/A/1844. Poor Law Union Number 23. Counties: Buckinghamshire. Date 1 May 1844 - 31 May 1844 Catalogue reference MH 12/489/140

Folios 281-283

Letter from the Rye Poor Law Union, to the Poor Law Commission concerning emigration from Playden. A loan of 50 authorized by the Commission by an order dated 31 March 1843, will be spent on the emigration of Thomas Hall and his family who have embarked for Montreal Canada on the ship Sisters.

Paper Number: 5847/B/1843. Poor Law Union Number 484. Counties: Sussex and Kent. Date 5 May 1843 Catalogue reference MH 12/13080/176

Folio 285

Letter from Messrs Carter and Bonus the Poor Law Commission in reply to the Commission's enquiry about the payment of landing money to two females who emigrated but were not named in the relevant contract. The Clerk to the Guardians of the Rye Poor Law Union and the Overseer of Northiam parish attended the embarkation of emigrants on the vessel Sisters at Gravesend Kent and explained to Messrs Carter and Bonus why the names of Ann Butler and Sarah Trill did not appear on the contract.

Paper Number: 5848/B/1843. Poor Law Union Number 484. Counties: Sussex and Kent. Date 4 May 1843 Catalogue reference MH 12/13080/178

Folios 263-264

Letter from the Rye Poor Law Union to the Poor Law Commission about emigration from Northiam. Two females emigrated from Northiam who did not appear in the list of names of those emigrating in the contract . The contact was for the conveyance of poor persons to Montreal in the ship Sisters. The two females were Sarah Trill aged 8 and Ann Butler aged 17.

Date 26 Apr 1843 Catalogue reference MH 12/13080/163

Folio 395

Draft circular from the Poor Law Commission to the Rye Poor Law Union. The Commission has received a certificate from the chief emigration agent at Quebec confirming that the emigration agreement to take 9 poor people from the parish of Rye to Canada on the ship Sisters has been carried out.

Paper Number: 9411/B/1843. Poor Law Union Number 484. Counties: Sussex and Kent. Covering dates 1843 July 7

Folio 396

Draft circular from the Poor Law Commission to the Rye Poor Law Union. The Commission has received a certificate from the chief emigration agent at Quebec confirming that the emigration agreement to take 11 poor people from the parish of Playden to Canada on the ship Sisters has been carried out. Paper Number: 9411/B/1843. Poor Law Union Number 484. Counties: Sussex and Kent. Covering dates 1843 July 7

Folio 397

Draft circular from the Poor Law Commission to the Rye Poor Law Union. The Commission has received, a certificate from the chief emigration agent at Quebec confirming that the emigration agreement to take 12 poor people from the parish of Northiam to Canada on the ship Sisters has been carried out.

Paper Number: 9411/B/1843. Poor Law Union Number 484. Counties: Sussex and Kent. Covering dates 1843 July 7



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