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Scottish Emigrants in New York City Almshouse

In the 1800s many people left Scotland and sailed to America or Canada. Some ended up impoverished in a City Almshouse or Poorhouse. I have extracted the names of Scottish 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 only individuals who gave their places of birth as Scotland

Search for your Scottish ancestors in Emigrants from Scotland in New York City Almshouse 1819 - 1830

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 of Admission Foreigner (Surname) Foreigner (First Name) Age Place of Birth Ship Name Where From
1829 Sep. 3 Allen John 44 Scotland Mary & Harriett Liverpool
1830Feb. 2 Beaton Hugh 18 Scotland Owen Liverpool
1829 Sep. 1 Blair William 52 Scotland no entry no entry
1829 Jan. 9 Brown James 27 Scotland Hero Greenock, Scot.
1828 Mar. 17 Chapman Christina 32 Scotland Camillus Greenock
1826 Oct. 2 Curison Archibald 25 Scotland Thompson Liverpool
1829 Oct, 17 Furguson Hugh 32 Scotland Brooke Greenock
1828 Jul 8 Gailen Ellen 19 Scotland no entry no entry
1829 Aug. 22 Gale Janet 28 Scotland Oregeon Savannah
1828 Nov. 20 Gardner Alexander 45 Scotland Cammilus Greenock
1827 Jun. 9 Gibson William 30 Scotland Lady Henrietta St Johns
1829 Jun. 11 Hamilton William 25 Scotland Henry Kneeland Liverpool
1829 Jun. 13 Henrietta Ann 32 Scotland Dodge Haley Halifax
1828 Feb. 22 Kay John 22 Scotland Tom Greenock
1828 Mar. 18 Laurie James 24 Scotland Custer Liverpool
1827 May 17 Logge David 24 Scotland Franklin Greenock
1829 Jul. 7 McCleland Peter 28 Scotland Active Liverpool
1827 Aug. 2 McCullum Martin 32 Scotland St Michaels no entry
1828 Oct. 23 McDonald Donald 24 Scotland Roger Stewart Greenock
1827 Aug. 2 McGocch Jamiona? 20 Scotland St Michael St. Johns NB
1827 Nov. 3 McKechnie James 28 Scotland no entry no entry
1829 Sep. 1 McLaren Peter 28 Scotland Active Liverpool
1826 Aug. 30 McNeil David 15 Scotland Cuba no entry
1822 Nov. 26 McNelly George 20 Scotland Choate?? [scribbled over] Greenock
1823 Sept.15 Miller William 34 Scotland Robert Fulton Liverpool
1828 Aug. 25 Monroe George 27 Scotland Roger Stewart Greenocl
1821 Sept 12 Ramsay Ann Sarah 59 Scotland no ship given Boston
1826 Dec. 13 Robert Jackson 22 Glascow Baltic Liverpool
1827 Aug. 15 Shey William 30 Scotland Martha Liverpool
1830 Mar 10 Stevenson John 30 Scotland Camillus Greenock
1827 Oct. 4 Steward John 40 Scotland Fame? Tom? Greenock
1820 Jan. 14 Stewart Janet 20 Scotland Camillus Greenock
1827 Dec. 17 Stuart John 40 Scotland Torn? Tom? Greenock
1820 Apr. 10 Walker James 22 Scotland Catherine British Ship
1826 Sept 29 Wallace aka [illegible] Margaret 20 Scotland Richmond Greenock
1829 Mar. 15 Woodburn John 23 Scotland Superior Greenock

Last Updated on 16/09/2005
By Lorine
 


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