Tuesday, October 29, 2013

1830s Immigration from South England

The Petworth Emigration Project

The Petworth Emigration Project records ten years' work by a group of researchers in Canada and England who came together for a case study of assisted emigration.
The subject of the study is 1830s emigration and immigration - from Sussex and other counties in the south of England to Ontario in Canada. It will interest historians, genealogists, and everyone who wants to know more about the immigrant experience. Petworth emigrants were part of a larger movement of working-class people from the south of England to Upper Canada (Ontario). In the 1830s, English parishes and landlords tried to solve problems of rural poverty by assisting people to emigrate to Upper Canada.

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