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Enlgish Individuals in New York City Almshouse

In the 1800s many people left England and sailed to America or Canada. Some ended up impoverished in a City Almshouse or Poorhouse. I have extracted the names of 254 English immigrants who ended up in the New York City Almshouse between 1818 and 1830. This includes the name of the ship they sailed on (when known)

But first a bit about the Almshouses --- In the early 1800's port cities in the USA bore the burden of immigration. By the time they arrived, so many immigrants were tired, hungry and poor they ended up in the City Almshouse. This meant the citizens had to take care of them. At first the citizens of the city asked the Mayors for funds to support the poor. Eventually they asked the states, and by mid-century some states (PA, NY, MA) set up State agencies to deal with the issue. Eventually, beginning in the 1880's, the Federal Government nationalized the programs.

Dating back to the colonial era, New York City assumed responsibility for its citizens who were destitute, sick, homeless, or otherwise unable to care for themselves. The city maintained an almshouse, various hospitals, and a workhouse on Blackwell's Island (now called Roosevelt Island) for the poor.

Lorine's Note: There are 2 pages for each name in this ledger. I have only copied part of the left hand page. There is more information on the microfilm, including Captain's Name, Owner's Name, Date of Bond, Sureties, Date Discharged, Death Date, Remarks, Bonded, Commuted & Total. For example, under date 1820 March 11 - Elizabeth Kennedy age 34 is listed as having died June 14, 1820; her daughter Mary Ann died Nov. 5, 1820

It is important to note that the date given in these records is not the date of arrival in America or Canada but rather the date the individual entered the Almshouse. These extracts include individuals who gave their places of birth as England, Wales and Isle of Man

Choose from English individuals with surnames: A to F - G to N - P to Y

Search the full set of Almshouse Records for New York City (over 2,000 names of English, Irish, Scottish, French, German and Canadian individuals) [Olive Tree Genealogy]
Alms House Admission Foreigners & Nativity Records (New York City, NY) Item 5 LDS Film 1304647 Bond Registers 1818-1830. Original records in the Municipal Archives, New York, New York
Date Foreigners Surname Foreigners First Name Age Place of Birth Ship Name Where From
1829 Feb. 14 Pacy aka Green James 20 England London Liverpool
1829 Feb. 14 Pacy aka Green John 19 England London Liverpool
1828 Aug. 19 Partridge James 38 England John Adams Liverpool
1824 Oct. 15 Peck Richard 30 England Robert Fulton Liverpool
1823 July 12 Pennell Samuel 22 England Hunter Moose Island [Note: There is a Moose Island in Maine]
1829 Mar. 17 Pillbea [u?se?] Sarah 35 England Corinthian London
1828 Apr. 1 Pope Martha 48 England Java Liverpool
1828 Mar. 8 Pope Martha 48 London Java Liverpool
1828 May 1 Pouls Edward 29 England Ganges Liverpool
1825 Oct. 11 Powell Evan 27 England Galuare Liverpool
1825 Oct. 11 Powell Evan 27 England Galuare Liverpool
1825 Aug 30 Powell Evans 29 England Galuare Liverpool
1825 Aug 30 Powell Evans 29 England Galuare Liverpool
1826 July 13 Powell Even 30 England Gulorace? Gulosase? Liverpool
1828 Jul. 26 Price Betsy 35 Wales John Jay Liverpool
1829 Oct. 23 Prout John 29 England Roger P[rout?] of No. - Spring St. to pay illegible
1825 Nov 1 Quinn James 32 England Catherine Londonderry
1825 Nov 1 Quinn James 32 England Catherine Londonderry
1828 Nov. 15 Renshaw Elizabeth 26 England Brittania Liverpool
1830Feb. 5 Reoach John 33 London Robert Russell Liverpool
1829 Oct. 12 Richardson Hannah L. 2yr. 6mos. England Minerva Liverpool
1829 Oct. 12 Richardson Lucy 27 England Minerva Liverpool
1829 Oct, 12 Richardson William 26 England Minerva Liverpool
1829 Mar. 10 Rinshaw Elizabeth 25 Liverpool Brittania Liverpool
1824 July5 Roberts Catherine 25 England Mentor Liverpool
1827 Dec. 14 Roberts Charles 26 England Baltic Liverpool
1828 Apr. 5 Roberts Richard 15 Liverpool no entry no entry
1829 Nov. 10 Roberts Thomas 30 England London Liverpool
1821 Jan 17 Rogers James 7 England Ellen Newry
1821 Jan 17 Rogers William 3 England Ellen Newry
1829 Dec. 23 Rouse Henry 23 England Hebe London
1820 Feb. 17 Rutty Daniel 36 England Dawn Bristol, England
1827 Oct. 13 Sandy Samuel 24 England Henry Kneeland Liverpool
1828 Oct. 20 Saxton Samuel 21 England Montgomery Liverpool
1827 Sep. 5 Sedden William 65 England Mary Howland Liverpool
1829 Dec. 9 Sewell John 23 England Ulysses Liverpool
1820 Jan. 18 Shaw Nathaniel 14 England Lorenzo comments illegible
1824 May 3 Sheeter Elizabeth 34 England Hudson London
1823 Oct. 29 Shuter Elizabeth   England Eadison London
1822 Dec. 13 Slater Eliza 19 England Margaret [Nicholls is crossed out] Liverpool
1828 May 21 Smith James 15 England no entry no entry
1828 Jul. 5 Sorrell Johnson 22 England Euphrates Liverpool
1828 May 7 Sorrell Johnson 22 England Euphrates Liverpool
1823 Aug. 12 Stanely Peter 19 Liverpool Margaret [illegible - faded]
1827 Jan. 31 Starling William 23 Newry no entry no entry
1827 Sep. 14 Stebbins James 32 England Ganges Liverpool
1829 Dec. 4 Sterart Charles 10yr.3mo. Liverpool no entry no entry
1820 Aug. 2 Stevens Mary 25 England Bette London
1820 Aug. 2 Stevens Thomas 33 England Bette London
1820 Aug. 2 Stevens William 3 England Bette London
1828 Oct. 17 Stratton John 7 England Acasta London
1820 Feb. 24 Strong William 29 England Ocean [ink faded]
1827 Jan .8 Sutton William 20 England Brighton London
1826 Oct. 4 Taylor Joseph 21 England James Cegzar Liverpool
1826 Oct. 31 Thomas William 15 Wales Huskinson Liverpool
1829 Oct. 24 Todds James 17 Liverpool William Tell no entry
1828 Sep. 18 Trucher? Elizabeth 26 Liverpool Brittania Liverpool
1828 Sep. 20 Turnbridge Caleb 17 England Constitution Liverpool
1824 Feb. 4 Walker John 14 England Hillmount Hensons Liverpool
1820 Jan. 25 Watkins Hannah 18 England Anus [?] Bristol
1820 Feb. 5 Watkins Margaret 20 England Dawn Bristol, England
1829 Dec. 18 Watson Eliza 28 London Thames London
1822 June 17 Watson James 29 England Maria not given
1829 Nov. 10 Watson Robert 24 England Carinthian London
1827 Jul. 19 Whater Isaac 30 England Peru Liverpool
1829 Dec 21 White Lucy 26 England Brighton London
1828 Sep. 29 Williams Ellen 21 Wales Gomer Wales
1820 Feb. 24 Williams Robert 28 Wales Fair Cambrian Pattheby [?]
1828 Aug. 16 Wormersly John 49 England no entry no entry
1824 May 14 Wright Augustus 13 Liverpool London no entry
1828 Sep. 19 Yorks Joseph 19 England Jubilee Liverpool

Last Updated on 16/09/2005
By Lorine
 


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