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From: John Freeman <>
Subject: EMIGRANT DEPOT IN PLYMOUTH
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 17:26:17 +1000
I am a new subscriber to the Devon list from Sydney, Australia. I am hoping
that SKS can help me with a query about the Emigrant depot in Plymouth.
My great grandmother sailed from Plymouth on the 'Hotspur' on 11th April 1862
bound for Sydney, arriving 99 days later. She spent some days in the depot
before embarking and perhaps someone has some information about the Plymouth
depot. She was not born in Devonshire, but in Ireland, so I am not looking for
any information regarding her home or parish.
These depots were built in Birkenhead, Southampton and other places to
accommodate assisted migrants who were arriving from various locations in the
UK, for a few days while the ship loaded the 300 or so emigrants. Is there any
information available in a book, perhaps, which describes the building size and
layout, number of people accommodated, provision for meals, approximate date of
construction and any other details?
Any help much appreciated.
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