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Seeking a Better Future: The English Pioneers of Ontario and Quebec (English in Canada)

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The exodus from England that gathered pace during the 19th century accounted for the greatest part of the total emigration from Britain to Canada. And yet, while copious emigration studies have been undertaken on the Scots and the Irish, very little has been written about the English in Canada.

Drawing on wide-ranging data collected from English record offices and Canadian archives, Lucille Campey considers why people left England and traces their destinations in Ontario and Quebec. A mass of detailed information relating to pioneer settlements and ship crossings has been distilled to provide new insights on how, why, and when Ontario and Quebec acquired their English settlers. Challenging the widely held assumption that emigration was primarily a flight from poverty, Campey reveals how the ambitious and resourceful English were strongly attracted by the greater freedoms and better livelihoods that could be achieved by relocating to Canada's central provinces.

Synopsis:

Seeking a Better Future is the first major study of emigration from England to Ontario and Quebec. Extensively documented with previously unpublished passenger lists and details of more than 2,000 ship crossings, the book provides insights on how, why, and when Ontario and Quebec acquired their English settlers.

About the Author

Lucille H. Campey was born in Ottawa and is a professional researcher and historian. She is the author of eight books on early Scottish emigration to Canada, including An Unstoppable Force. She lives near Salisbury in Wiltshire, England.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

List of Tables

Acknowledgements

Preface

Abbreviations

Chapter 1        Canada’s Appeal to the English

Chapter 2        The Loyalist immigrants

Chapter 3        South and west of Montreal

Chapter 4        The Eastern Townships

Chapter 5        The Ottawa Valley

Chapter 6        West along Lake Ontario

Chapter 7        The Lake Erie and Thames Valley Settlements

Chapter 8        The rest of the Western Peninsula

Chapter 9        Later emigration from England

Chapter 10      The Sea Crossing

Chapter 11      The English in Ontario and Quebec

Appendix I:     Emigrant ship crossings from English ports to the port of Quebec

Notes

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

List of Maps

1.  Reference map of England

2.  Reference map of Ontario and Quebec

3.  Loyalist placements along the Richelieu River, 1775-1785

4.  Loyalists in Upper Canada

5.  Loyalists in the Gaspé Peninsula

6.  Yorkshire origins of the Lacolle settlers

7.  English settlers in the Chateauguay and Richelieu valleys

8.  English settlers in Vaudreuil County

9.  English concentrations in the Eastern Townships

10.  Parish-assisted emigration from Norfolk and Suffolk to the Eastern Townships, 1835-37

11.  English concentrations in Argenteuil County

12.  English concentrations in the Ottawa Valley

13.  English concentrations in Northumberland, Peterborough, Durham, Victoria, Ontario, York, Simcoe, Peel and Halton counties

14. English concentrations in Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford and Brant counties

15. English concentrations in Essex and Kent counties

16. Principal locations of the Petworth settlers in Upper Canada in the 1830s, based on the addresses given in their letters

17. English concentrations in Wellington, Waterloo, Perth, Huron, Bruce and Grey counties

18. English concentrations in Northern Ontario

List of Tables

1. People from Kettlestone parish in Norfolk who wished to emigrate to the Eastern     Townships, 1836.

2.  An account of the first settlement of Hull Township, 1820.

3.  Payments made to poor people from Alston parish (Cumberland) who are to emigrate to Upper Canada in 1832.

4.  Emigrant departures from English ports to Quebec by region.

5. Paupers assisted to emigrate from Stockbury parish (Kent) to Upper Canada in 1837.

6.  Paupers from Brinkworth parish (Wiltshire) who sailed from London to Quebec in 1842 in the Eliza.

7.  Passengers from Brinkworth parish (Wiltshire) who sailed from London to Quebec in 1843 in the Toronto.

8.  Passengers from Brinkworth parish (Wiltshire) who sailed from London to Quebec in 1847 in the Lloyd.

9.  Passengers from Brinkworth parish (Wiltshire) who sailed from London to Quebec in 1852 in the Leonard Dobbin.

10. Destitute Chelsea Pensioners who had settled in Medonte Township (Simcoe County) by 1833.

11. Receipts for Downton emigrant accommodation and food/drink while staying at the Quebec Hotel, Portsmouth, May 19-24, 1835.

12. Passenger list for the crossing of the King William in April, 1836 from London to Quebec with 279 paupers from Wiltshire.

13. Emigration expenses funded by East Drayton parish (Nottinghamshire) in 1846 on behalf of the Hempstall family.

14. Partial passenger list for the crossing of the Caroline in May, 1832 from London to Quebec.

15. Working Men’s National Emigration Association: list of people from London who went to Lennoxville in the Eastern Townships, 1870.

16. Cotton workers from Bolton in Lancashire who emigrated to Ontario and Quebec, 1912-1927.

17. Selected Emigrant Ships: Ship Quality and Passenger Numbers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459703513
Author:
Campey, Lucille H.
Publisher:
Dundurn Group (CA)
Author:
Campey Lucille H.
Author:
Lucille H., Campey
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
World History-Canada
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
HISTORY / Europe/Great Britain
Subject:
History - Canada - General
Subject:
Migration, Immigration & Emigration
Subject:
England, Canada, Ontario/Upper Canada, Quebec/Lower Canada, emigration/immigration, Loyalists, settlers/pioneers, paupers/Emigration Societies, Ship Crossings, Passenger Lists, Timber Trade, Methodists, Church of England, Trade Unions, Eastern Townships,
Subject:
England, Canada, Ontario/Upper Canada, Quebec/Lower Canada, emigration/immigration, Loyalists, settlers/pioneers, paupers/Emigration Societies, Ship Crossings, Passenger Lists, Timber Trade, Methodists, Church of England, Trade Unions, Eastern Townships,
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
The English in Canada
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 0.04 lb

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