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Carlisle Scotland Emigration to Canada 1863
Bridget Casson spotted these reports in the Carlisle
Patriot of 1863,
about Scottish families sent out by the Carlisle Emigration
Committee. The families were weavers. Bridget posted them on the Cumberland mailing list and gave
copy them. Harry Dodsworth have adds information from Canadian sources.
May 16th 1863
Departure of the Carlisle Emigrants
The emigrants for Canada sent out by the Carlisle Emigration
Committee left the Citadel Station on Monday morning [May
11] at 20 minutes past 8 o'clock.
They numbered 33 persons
in all, comprising four families, whose names are PAISLEY,
SANDERSON, NIMMONS and PRUDHAM. They were accompanied to the
station by at least 200 of their neighbours and friends who
cheered them lustily as the engine steamed away. 
June 6th 1863
Departure of a second batch of emigrants from Carlisle
Another batch of operatives consisting of two families, one
of the name of BELL from Kingstown and the other HUTCHINSON
of Caldewgate, numbering in all 14 persons, left the Citadel
station on Saturday morning [May 30] for Glasgow, where they
will embark for Canada.
They were sent off by the Carlisle
Emigration Committee and the Very Rev the Dean of Carlisle,
chairman of the Committee, was present to witness their
departure, and addressed a few farewell words of advice to
the emigrants. It had been intended to send out 4 families
as before but an intimation had been received from Glasgow
that there was only accommodation on board for 2 families.
When in the carriage the Rev R S Adams, secretary to the
Committee, gave each of them a sum of money.
The train arrived at Glasgow at ten minutes to one, and on
the same day they embarked in the St George for Quebec,
where they will be received by a Government agent and taken
proper care of till they get work.
It will be seen that the Mansion House Committee
contributed 20 UKP
towards the outfits of this batch of emigrants. Sir George
MUSGRAVE we observe has subscribed 50 UKP. , 
Notes from Harry
 The route and ship are not mentioned but the Allan liner
St George left Glasgow on May 13, which fits well with the
departure date. Montreal Gazette, May 29, 1863 Arrived
Quebec, May 24 to May 26 SS St George, [captain] Wylie,
Glasgow, May 13, Allans Rae & Co., general cargo for Quebec
and Montreal, 16 cabin and 407 steerage. The Montreal
Gazette published testimonials to Captain Wylie from the
first class passengers and from the fore-compartment and the
steerage passengers. Steerage passengers named were George
Stockard, W. Steel, Thomas Scott, and James Piggersgill.
 The second group of emigrants apparently left Glasgow on
May 30. Although the article says they went on the St
George, that was not possible as the St George was in
The Allan Line had no sailing from Glasgow around June 1,
no sailing from Liverpool. At this time, the Allan Line had
cut back on their Glasgow sailings and were giving Glasgow
passengers ferry tickets to Londonderry, where the
passengers joined a Liverpool - Londonderry - Quebec ship.
The closest sailing in time was the Anchor liner United
which left Glasgow on June 3 and arrived at Quebec on June
19 with 542 passengers, which was the largest number ever
brought to Quebec on one steamer.
 The Montreal Gazette (June 4, 1863) had the following
note: An Emigration Association has been formed at Carlisle,
and 500 persons are preparing to leave for Canada. A large
number are also emigrating from North Warwickshire.
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