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From: Paul Benyon <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] BURNARD
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 16:15:37 +0100
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PMFBI - possibly not relevant, but Plymouth was often the last
stopping off point for emigration vessels from London, Southampton and
Portsmouth, which were heading across the Pond and down South, and
certainly had a naval officer appointed to deal with the emigrant
ships in the mid 1840s and 50s. One wonders if folk from the South
West would have joined these vessels at Plymouth, or used one that was
starting from Plymouth ?
I should perhaps add that sailing vessels could often take between a
week to a month making their way down the English Channel, especially
when the prevailing SW winds were blowing, and this being the case
vessels would often call at Plymouth to top up with water, and fresh
food and if necessary, make good any damage done in the Channel or
make good repairs not properly carried out prior to departure.
In addition, it wasn't unknown for illness to breakout after the ship
left London and perhaps put into either Portsmouth or Plymouth if the
Superintending Surgeon onboard was unable to cope or thought that some
of the patients required hospitalisation or quarantine.
On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 12:19:06 -0500, J/W Hobbs <> wrote:
>For what period of time would Plymouth have held this status of being a
>"Govt designated port for emigration"? I have Hobbs ancestors that
>would have emigrated in the mid 1860's, but have been unable to
>determine exactly where and when the emigration took place. They would
>have lived in or near Bradworthy before they emigrated.
>elizabeth howard wrote:
>> Hope this helps. An emigrant Yeo from Bradworthy left a diary chronicling his journey which began from Plymouth and he and many others may have sailed on Burnard Chanter ships using this Govt designated port for emigration , but I am not aware of anything other than business connections with the Burnards and Plymouth.
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