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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 Sept. 25 Vaugh Pat 22 Ireland Two Mary's Liverpool
1827 Oct. 19 Walker Matther 30 Ireland Clover no entry
1828 Jul. 3 Wallace Mary 27 Ireland no entry no entry
1830 Mar 12 Wallace Richard 15 Ireland Hermitage Liverpool
1825 Dec 27 Wallace Thomas 22 Ireland Wilson Dublin
1825 Dec 27 Wallace Thomas 22 Ireland Wilson Dublin
1826 Sept. 18 Wallace Michael 38 Ireland Richmond Greenock
1825 Nov 24 Walsh Richard 19 Ireland William Cork
1825 Nov 24 Walsh Richard 19 Ireland William Cork
1827 Dec. 18 Ward Hugh 28 Ireland Thomas Dublin
1827 Aug, 14 Waters John 23 Ireland Maine no entry
1827 Feb. 12 Welch Catherine 26 Ireland no entry no entry
1827 Sep. 27 Welch Charles 35 Ireland Union Cork
1828 Jul. 30 Welch John 30 Ireland Pennington no entry
1824 Mar. 10 Welch Margaret 58 Ireland Almyria Halifax
1825 Sept.21 Welch Richard 19 Ireland William Cork
1825 Sept.21 Welch Richard 19 Ireland William Cork
1824 Mar. 1 Welch Thomas 55 Ireland Alonz? Halifax
1827 Apr.11 Whelin Martin 31 Ireland Plutarch Liverpool
1828 Sep. 16 White Ann 7 Ireland America Liverpool
1828 Sep. 16 White John 3 1/2 yrs Ireland America Liverpool
1828 Nov. 11 White Mary 15 Ireland Ganges Kinsale, Ireland.
1828 Sep.16 White Mary 30 Ireland America Liverpool
1828 Sep. 16 White Michael 4 Ireland America Liverpool
1828 Sep. 16 White Patrick 45 Ireland America Liverpool
1829 Jul. 16 White William 10 Ireland Jubilee Liverpool
1828 Aug. 4 Whitel Mary 28 Ireland no entry no entry
1828 Aug. 4 Whitel Richard 2yr. 5mos. Ireland no entry no entry
1828 Aug. 4 Whitel William 39 Ireland no entry no entry
1828 Aug. 4 Whitel William 9 Ireland no entry no entry
1826 July 18 Williams Henry 30 Ireland no entry no entry
1828 Apr. 28 Wilson Alexander 45 Ireland Meteor Belfast
1820 Sept. 27 Woods Edward 24 Ireland Elizabeth not given
1826 Dec. 6 Woods Jane 24 Ireland Eliza Barker Liverpool
1828 Mar. 19 Woods Sophia 28 Ireland St. Michaels St. Johns
1828 Sep. 5 Wright Patrick 20 Ireland Napoleon no entry
1820 Sept. 20 Wylie William 27 Ireland Martha Liverpool

Last Updated on 16/09/2005
By Lorine
 


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