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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]
Alms House Admission Foreigners & Nativity Records (New York City, NY) Item 5 LDS Film 1304647 Bond Registers 1819-1840. Original records in the Municipal Archives, New York, New York
Date Foreigners Surname Foreigners First Name Age Place of Birth Name of Ship Where From
1826 Oct. 30 Lafferty James 25 Ireland Louisa Belfast
1828 Apr. 15 Lane John 9 Ireland Sarah G St. Johns
1827 Dec. 3 Lane Michael 26 Ireland Sarah G. St. Johns
1827 Sep. 22 Larkin Edward 32 Ireland Constitution Liverpool
1828 Aug. 11 Laughran Michael 22 Ireland Josephine Belfast
1827 May 24 Lawler Patrick 25 Ireland Margaret Boyle no entry
1828 May 19 Lawrence Eliza 16 Ireland Louisa no entry
1830 Feb. 2 Layman Gerald 35 Ireland St. George Liverpool
1826 Sept. 25 Leadon Thomas 35 Ireland Two Mary's Liverpool
1826 Mar. 22 Leary aka Leery Mary 28 Ireland Lady Hunter St. Johns
1827 Jan. 29 Lee Thomas 25 Ireland Carolina Ann Belfast
1828 Feb. 19 Leonard David 20 Ireland Danube no entry
1824 May 19 Leonart Dennis 23 Ireland Dublin Packet Dublin
1828 Apr. 19 Levy Patrick Dan 18 Ireland no entry no entry
1828 Sep. 4 Levy Thomas 45 Ireland Courier no entry
1820 June 13 Linegan Patrick 10 Ireland no ship given not given
1828 Sep. 22 Linn Robert 18 Ireland Fabius Belfast
1828 Sep. 20 Little Ann 18 Ireland Trident Liverpool
1827 Sep. 27 Little Patrick 45 Ireland Trident Liverpool
1827 Oct. 9 Locket Thomas 29 Ireland Francis Henrietta Liverpool
1828 No.v 11 Loftus Biddy 28 Ireland Three Sisters no entry
1825 Aug. 3 Lonan aka Galagher Elenor 24 Ireland Catherine no entry
1825 Aug. 3 Lonan aka Galagher Elenor 24 Ireland Catherine no entry
1819 Dec. 3 Loneran John 42 Ireland Rosella St. Johns
1829 Jun. 27 Long Nancy 30 Ireland no entry no entry
1823 Aug. 30 Lonntang aka Couley Ann aka Ezabeth 30 Ireland Alexander Mansfield Belfast
1826 Oct. 7 Lynch Biddy 17 Ireland Lord Stangford Dublin
1828 Aug. 6 Lynch Brian 22 Ireland Fabius Belfast
1829 Jan. 5 Lynch Byrant 21 Ireland Fabius Belfast

Last Updated on 16/09/2005
By Lorine
 


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