author={Judy A. Hill},
  journal={Family \& Community History},
  pages={115 - 128}
  • Judy A. Hill
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • Economics, History
  • Family & Community History
Abstract Statistical records of British emigration for the I9th century are very poor. Therefore it is important that all information that can be produced on assisted emigration should be considered to enhance our knowledge of the process of migration. In I832 the Dorking Emigration Scheme facilitated emigration of a group of poor rural labourers and their families from Surrey to make a new life in Canada. These were people dependent for support on parish relief. This article discusses this… 
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Pauperism or emigration? Case studies of publicly-backed emigration schemes in Woolwich, Kent, 1857 and 1869–70
Abstract This article is based on research carried out as part of the Family and Community Historical Research Society project into emigration schemes between 1834 and 1871. It examines the extent to
Poor Relief and Welfare: a comparative study of the Belper and Cheltenham Poor Law Unions, 1780 to 1914
There are few local studies of a comparative nature encompassing poor law unions in different regions. This thesis is unique in considering a union in the north midlands and one bordering the


Emigration and the New Poor Law: The Norfolk Emigration Fever of 18361
In 1836 under the auspices of section 62 of the New Poor Law, 3,069 poor people from Norfolk were assisted to emigrate to North America. Their passages, and various other requirements including
‘On Account of their Disreputable Characters’: Parish-Assisted Emigration from Rural England, 1834–1860
Nineteenth-century assisted emigration has long been associated with the phrase ‘shovelling out paupers’. This view is challenged by the actions and attitudes of the sponsors of parish-assisted
How Did Poor People Emigrate from the British Isles to Australia in the Nineteenth Century
One of the great themes of modern history is the movement of poor people across the face of the earth. For individuals and families the economic and psychological costs of these transoceanic
Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada: The Petworth Project 1832–1837 by Wendy Cameron, Mary McDougall Maude, and: English Immigrant Voices: Labourers= Letters From Upper Canada in the 1830s ed. by Wendy Cameron, Sheila Haines, Mary McDougall Maude (review)
than to focus on a period which has been slighted by recent scholarship which has shown little interest in considering it seriously on its own merits. Wood turns our attention to a period when the
Malthus on Emigration and Colonization: Letters to Wilmot-Horton
Students of the history of British emigration know Wilmot-Horton2 as a tenacious but eccentric advocate of the doctrine of state-aided emigration, who was in correspondence with Malthus on the
A Biographical Note.
Pauper Emigration to Upper Canada in the 1830s
L’emigration des pauvres au Haut-Canada dans les annees 1830 etait directement liee aux conditions socio-economiques en Grande-Bretagne, servant de soupape de surete pour «l’excedent demographique»