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From: r & s leetooze< >
Subject: Re: Immigration information - 1832?
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 23:10:32 -0500 (EST)
>It wasn't until 1831 that England allowed skilled tradsmen to emmigrate.
Once that was allowed, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, millers, etc. could all
leave. The country was in a state of depression at that time so people were
taking advantage of the tales of "lands of milk and honey" elsewhere. Here
in Ontario, the largest number of English folk coming in happened between
about 1834 and 1860 - after that there were still a goodly number, but
nearly so great as earlier.
>Sher Leetooze, Bowmanville, Ontario
>>This is interesting. Our ancestor left England to Buffalo, NY also in
>>Was something happening in England at the time?
>>On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, Annette Pringle wrote:
>>> If you re unable to find your ancestors consider these facts.
>>> Between 1825 - 50 some 3 million people left Britain. 200,000 headed
>>> for Australia.
>>> The first assisted immigrants left England for Australia 1832. So
>>> with a lot of these already indexed, there is hope out there.
>>> Annette in Dubbo