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o 956 Irish immigrants in the New York City Almshouse 1820 - 1830
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Irish Individuals in New York City Almshouse

In the 1800s many poor Irish left Ireland and sailed to America or Canada. Some ended up impoverished in a City Almshouse or Poorhouse. I have extracted the names of 956 Irish immigrants who ended up in the New York City Almshouse between 1820 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.

Choose from Irish individuals with surnames: A - B - C - D - E- F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - Mc - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - W

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]
Date of Admission Name Age Nativity Time of Arrival Port Sailed From Port Arrived At Ship Captain Married or Single Who CanIdentify Them How Many Times on TheIsland Remarks
1855 [?], Ann 28 Ireland Jan. 4 '51 Liverpool New York [?] Gallatin   married unreadable entry then "Discharged Nov. 1855"    
1855 [Connock?], Mary 40 Ireland July '55 Liverpool Quebec [?] Vanier?   married Discharged 12 Mar. 1856    
1857 Mar 9 Allen, Cathe 28 Ireland Sept '52 Liverpool Philadelphia Westmoreland [can't read] Widow? [can't read] blank Discharged Mar 6, '57
1855 July 18 Allsock Susanna 38 Ireland May '51 Dublin New York Mist… ? don't know Married [can't read] third time discarged 17 Jan '56
1856 Feb 27 Armstrong, Catharine & child age 2 22 Ireland Sept '51 Londonderry Philadelphia Phoenix [?] Don't Know Single Don't Know first time from PA Discharged 13 March '56
1855 Decb 15 Armstrong, Catherine & child age 3 22 Ireland Sept '51 Londonderry Philadelphia Port….? Don't Know Single Don't Know first time Discharged [- ?] '56
1855 Decb 21 Armstrong, Catho[?], 47 Ireland July '53 Liverpool Philadelphia [?] of Glasgow   Widow don't know second time died 17 May '56
1855 July 28 Ash, John 58 Ireland April '55 Liverpool New Orleans Neptune[?] Bachelor Married Don't Know first time Discharged 3rd Aug, 185[?]
1858Apr. 29 Baker, Margaret 35 Ireland Aug. '52 Somerset Montreal JaneBlack? Gorman widow Don't know FirstTime [blank]
1856July 15 Bannon,Cathe 26 Ireland 4 1/2 years Liverpool New York Queen ofThe West Don't know Single Don't know FirstTime DischargedJan. 11/57 or 58
1855June 31 Barry,Ellen 21 Ireland Aug. '54 Cork Quebec Sat--- Don't Know Single Don't know FirstTime  
1858Jan. 19 Bolan,Johana 40 Ireland June' 52 Liverpool N. York Jena? David widow Don't know FirstTime DischargedJan. 12/58
1856July. 25 Britt,Nelly 41 Ireland 3 years Liverpool New York Isaac[Night?] Don't know married Don't know SecondTime DischargedJuly 28/56
1857Nov. 25 Britt,Nelly 41 Ireland 3 years Liverpool New York Isaac[Night?] Don't know married Don't know ThirdTime Discharged[U.S.A. ?]Dead
1857Apr -- Brown, Mary 36 Ireland Aug. '53 Liverpool New York Enterprise David married Don't know SecondTime Discharged Oct. 1/5-
1856Sept. 18 Buckley,Cathe 20 Ireland May '54 London New York [Fal?]Stinson [blank] Single Don't know FirstTime DischargedJuly 1/57
1856Aug. 6 Butler,Cathe 21 Ireland Dec. '52 Liverpool New York [Fal?]Night Don't know Single Don't know SecondTime DischargedAug. 21/56
July 1856 Cahill, Mary 30 Ireland Apr. '52 Liverpool New York Unknown   married Discharged July 31 1856    
Mar 1856 Campbell, Ann 70 Ireland 3 years, 8 mos Liverpool New York John Morton?   widow From [illegible] Discharged [illegible]    
1855 Apr. 3 Carroll, Ann 18 Ireland Uknown Liverpool New York Unknown   spinster discharged [can't read rest]    
1857 Mar Carroll, Thomas 16 Ireland June '52 Liverpool Boston In???   single Discharged Apr. 29 1857    
Mar 1856 Coleman, John 15 Ireland 19 Dec. '55 Liverpool New York Ontario   single Ditto. Discharged. Apr. 1856    
1858 Con??, Mary 23 Ireland Aug '54 Cork Quebec Grano..Light?   single Discharged Apr. 19 1858    
1855 Apr 30 Connor, Bridget 26 Ireland About 20 mos. Tralee Quebec Payoo?   spinster Stupid. Discharged 16 Jan. '57    
Apr 1856 Connor, Bridget 26 Ireland 2 years Tralee Quebec Payoo?   single Discharged Oct. 22 18[55?]    
1857 Mar Connor, Bridget 26 Ireland 3 years Tralee Quebec Payoo? [Payne?]   single Discharged Apr. 29 1857    
1855 Connor, Erman 33 Ireland blank Liverpool New ? blank   widow Discharged Sept 1855    
1856 Dec Connor, Mary 21? Ireland Aug. '54 Cork Quebec Foster [?]   single Discharged March 5 1857    
1857 July Connor, Mary 22 Ireland July '54 Cork Quebec Grano..Light?   single Discharged Apr. 3 1857    
July 1856 Connor, Michael 30 Ireland Aug. '52 Liverpool Quebec can't read   single Discharged July 22 1856    
1855 Apr. 31 Crosby, [Harriet?] [underneath is written "Mary Sythman" 21 Ireland About 4 years Liverpool New York Meridian   married Insane. unreadable entry then "May 1855"    
1857 D--, Ann 20 Ireland about 2 1/2 yrs [illegible] Quebec [illegible - 2 words]   Single Don't Know First Time blank
1856 June 21 Daley, Margaret 28? Ireland about 2 1/2 yrs Liverpool New York Albert Gallatin [can't read] Married Don't Know Second Time From [??] discharged 25 June 1856
1858 Feb. Daley, Martin 17? Ireland June 1853 [illegible] [illegible] [illegible]   Single Stepson? in Canada First Time discharged Apr. 8 1858
1857 May 30 Delaney, James 22 Ireland June 1853 Liverpool Quebec Jane Black? Glass? Sample? Single Don't Know First Time discharged June 1 1857
1856 July 24 Devine, Anne 27 Ireland Sept. 1852 Liverpool Charleston Aristina? Tissen? Married Don't Know First Time discharged July 25 1856
1855 Nov. 31? Dill, alias Brett, Ellen 45 Ireland Feb. 1853 Liverpool New York Isaac -- Foster? Married Don't Know Fourth Time From [??] discharged 6 Dec. 1855
1855 Aug. 24 Donaldson, Honora 60 Ireland about 3 years? Days? [faded ink or blank] [faded ink or blank] [faded ink or blank] [blank] Widow Cannot Propose any [satisfactory?] information blank discharged 16 Oct. 1855
1856 Aug Donaldson, Honora 60 Ireland about 2 yrs [faded ink or blank] [faded ink or blank] [faded ink or blank]   Widow Don't Know Don't Know discharged [?] 1857
1855 Dec. 7 Donaldson, Wm. 40 Ireland about 4 years [faded ink or blank] [faded ink or blank] [faded ink or blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] blank From [??] discharged 19 Apr. 1856
1855 May 28 Donde? Maria? & child 19 Ireland 19 Dec. 1852 Liverpool New York Emporer? Star? Don't Know Widow Don't Know First Time [?] discharged Aug. 1855
1855 June 18 Doyle, Bartholomew 25 Ireland Last [illegible] of June 1852? Liverpool New York Star of the Mist?- Don't Know Single Don't Know First Time discharged 20 June 1855
1855 Nov. 21 Doyle, Mary 35 Ireland Nov. 3 1851 Liverpool New York N.Y. Chandler Single Don't Know First Time From [??] discharged 27 Dec. 1855
1855 May 31 Drew, Jane & child 25 Ireland 27 July 1853 Liverpool Boston Angel America? Don't Know Married Don't Know - West or [?], husband dead First Time discharged May 1855
1855 Dec. 11 Gill, Ann 24 Ireland Oct. 1855 Liverpool Quebec Eagle don't know widow don't know First time Discharged to W. H. Feb. 11 1856
1856 Apr. 30 Gill, Ann 27 Ireland Nov. 1855 Liverpool Quebec Eagle don't know married don't know First time Discharged 5 May 1856
1855 Dec. 11 Gill, child [of Ann] 9 mos Ireland Oct. 1855 Liverpool Quebec Eagle don't know child don't know First time Discharged to W. H. Feb. 11 1856
1856 Apr. 30 Gill, child [of Ann] 14 mos Ireland Nov. 1855 Liverpool Quebec Eagle don't know child don't know First time Discharged 5 May 1856
1855 July 31 Gleason, Bridget 19 Ireland Sept. 1855 Liverpool Quebec Colonist don't know married don't know First time Discharged to P?N? Sept 27, 1855
1857 Oct. 23 Hackite, Julia K. 32 Ireland Aug. 1854 Dublin Montreal Columbine Morris widow don't know Second time Discharged May 20 1858
1855 July 5 Halloman, Mary (+ child) 20 Ireland Aug. 1853 Cork Quebec Troy unknown single don't know First time Discharged Nov. 28 1855
1856 Hany, Bridget 26 Ireland Aug 1853 Cork Quebec Satcliffe? Sutcliffe? Goola single don't know First time Discharged June 17 1856
1855 June 1 Harrington, James 29 Ireland abt. 1 Nov. 1851 Liverpool New Orleans Osborn unknown married don't know First time 3 years Discharged 6 June 1855
1856 Harrison, Bridget 62 Ireland 2 years Dublin New York don't know Wilson widow don't know Second time Discharged Sept. 26 1856
1855 Nov. 7 Hommsworth, India 30 Ireland May 1850 Dublin Montreal Triumph Morris widow don't know First time Discharged 12 May 1856
1855 Aug. 21 Hook, Ann (+ child) 23 Ireland Aug or Sept. 1851 Liverpool New York Guy Massering unknown married Martin Hook 322 West 57 St. First time [cramped writing, can't read but it includes a discharge date - unreadable]
1855 Aug. 27 I[c?]ggers, Bridget 22 Ireland 2 years Cork Qiebec Jan[???] Canada Cody? married don't know First Time discharged july 22/57
1856 May Keenan, Catharine 58 Ireland July 1851 Liverpool New York Excalibar don't know widow don't know Second time Discharged June 9 1856 W.H.
1856 July 26 Kelly, Catherine 31 Ireland 4 years Liverpool New York Caroline Tucker Tucker married don't know First time Discharged July 29 1856
1855 Apr. 31 Kelly, Mary 55 Ireland 20 Nov. or Oct. 1851 Liverpool New York Grey Ma[???] or Carpenter don't know widow John Lamb [2 Cammonist?] First time Discharged Aug. 31 1855
1855 Dec Kenny, John 54 Ireland June 1853 Limerick Quebec Harmony? Memory? Russells? single don't know First time Discharged 7 Jan. 1856
1856 or 1857 Keough, Michael 29 Ireland Oct. 1855 Wexford Quebec Brothers Cahill single don't know First time Discharged Apr. 25 1857
1855 Aug. 14 Lafley, Margaret Elizabeth 33 Ireland Sept. 1851 Liverpool New York Montezuma don't know married don't know First time From W.N. Discharged Sept. 14 1855
1856 Dec. 6 Leason, Georgina 33 Ireland Sept. 1851 Limerick Halifax American Ling? widow don't know First time discharged Feb. 6 1857
1855 Aug. 9 Lo[nni?]ff, Mary 55 Ireland Winter 1857 Liverpool New York Catharine don't know married don't know First time From W.N. Discharged Sept. 1 1855
1856 March 6 Lymal, Johannes 80 Ireland 2 years Liverpool New York don't know don't know widow don't know First time From W.N. Discharged 11 March 1856?
1857 March 18 Neill, john 21 Ireland Feb. '53 Liverpool Philadelphia Ci[???] Beitch Single don't know First Time Discharged Apr. 21/57
1856 July 14 Nelligan, Marg't 35 Ireland 2 1/2 years Cork Boston Jane illegible don't know married don't know Second Time Discharged July 24/56
1856 July 24 O'Connell, Mary 44 Ireland 2 years Cork New York Fiona? Iona? don't know widow don't know First Time Discharged Feb. 27/57
1857 March 12 O'Connell, Mary 44 Ireland 2 1/2 years Cork New York Fiona? Iona? don't know widow don't know Second Time Discharged Nov. 12/57
1856 Dec. 26 O'Neil, John 59 Ireland July '53 Dublin Quebec Elizabeth Danson single don't know First Time Discharged Apr. 30/57
1856 Jan. 22 Quilton, Jeffery 23 Ireland Sept. 23 1853 Liverpool Boston Chariot of Fame Knowles single don't know First time Discharged Jan. 29 1855
1856 Jan. 31 Quilton, Jeffery 23 Ireland Sept. 23 1853 Liverpool Boston Chariot of Fame   single don't know Second Time Discharged Feb. 4 1855
1856 Oct. 4 Read, Ellen 20 Ireland Aug. 1856 Liverpool Quebec Hominal? Boxer blank married don't know First time Discharged Jan/June 14 1857
1856 March 27 Reardon, Fanny 21 Ireland 4 mos Dublin Quebec Lock Lipon Scott married don't know First time Discharged 27 Mar. 1856
1858 Feb. 9 Reese, Johanna 26 Ireland June 1853 Liverpool Boston Parliament blank widow don't know First time Discharged March 1858 {clerk notation refers to the passenger list but unable to read]
1856 July 21 Rone, Mary 43 Ireland May 1855 Liverpool New York Thornton Collins widow don't know First time Discharged Aug 29 1856
1856 June 28 Ryan, Ann 60 Ireland June 1855 Liverpool New York don't know Cushing widow don't know First time Discharged July 1 1856
1855 Dec. 22 Ryan, Mary 60 Ireland Aug. 1852 Liverpool New York Const. Dation? don't know widow don't know First time Discharged Dec. 26 1855
1855 Nov. 27 Thompson, Jane 55 Ireland Apr. 5, 1854 Liverpool New York Forest King don't know married Jas. Thompson with [rest too small to read] First Time Discharged Dec. 4 1855
1855 Nov.3 thompson, Mary 40 Ireland Jan. 1851 Liverpool New York Liddons? don't know married don't know First Time Discharged Dec. 4 1855
1856 Apr 12 Trasney?, Catherine 20 Ireland Aug. 1854 Cork Quebec Gassinger O'Neil single don't know First Time Discharged 17 Mar. 1856

Last Updated on 13/10/2005
 


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