7. Emigration

This chapter is available for sale as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file for the price of £2.50.  After purchase, the chapter will be emailed to you.





Many Gloucestershire people emigrated to foreign shores, leaving the county and country of their birth behind them.  They settled mainly in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India  and South Africa though smaller settlements appeared elsewhere.  The existence of Gloucestershire place names in foreign countries is usually a good indicator that some county people made their homes in the area.  Was your ancestor one of them?  Did they travel to the New World in the early 17th century following The Mayflower or maybe they left during the hard times of the 19th century?  Were they hoping to escape religious persecution?  Perhaps they did not go willingly, being transported for their crimes, but then made a fresh start in the new country?

This chapter includes:

  • British settlements in Virginia
  • Early transportation to America
  • Assisted passages in the 19th century
  • Emigration of local Mormons and other nonconformists
  • Castle Garden and Ellis Island websites for American immigrants
  • Child migrants

Index to Chapter 7:

 

Alderley……………………………………………………. 14

America…………………………………………………….. 14

Australia……………………………………………….. 4, 14

Barham Boys…………………………………………….. 17

BERKELEY………………………………………………….. 2

Berkeley Company…………………………………….. 2

BISDEE………………………………………………………. 14

Bisley…………………………………………………… 13, 19

Blaisdon……………………………………………………. 14

BRADSHAW…………………………………………….. 15

Bristol………………………………………………. 3, 13, 15

Bristol Emigration Society………………………. 17

British Home Children……………………………. 17

BUTTER…………………………………………………….. 13

California Gold Rush………………………………… 8

Cam…………………………………………………………… 15

Canada………………………………………………………… 9

CARPENTER……………………………………………… 5

Castle Garden…………………………………………….. 8

Chedworth………………………………………………….. 4

child migration…………………………………… 16, 17

Children’s Homes……………………………………. 17

Chipping Campden………………………………… 12

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

…. Saints………………………………………………………. 6

CODRINGTON………………………………………….. 3

convicts……………………………………………………….. 3

COOK………………………………………………………….. 3

Corse……………………………………………………………. 6

DALTON…………………………………………………… 16

DAVIS………………………………………………………….. 7

Declaration of Independence……………………. 3

DEE……………………………………………………………. 12

Down Hatherley………………………………………… 3

Dr Barnardo’s Homes……………………………… 17

Dursley……………………………………………………… 15

Dymock…………………………………………………… 6, 7

East India Company………………………….. 15, 16

EDERSHEIM…………………………………………….. 14

Ellis Island………………………………………………….. 8

First Anglo-Boer War……………………………….. 15

Gadfield Elm……………………………………………… 6

GALINDO…………………………………………………… 4

Georgia……………………………………………………….. 3

Gloucestershire Regiment……………………….. 16

GREENWOOD…………………………………………… 5

GWINNETT………………………………………………… 3

GWINNUTT……………………………………………….. 9

HALE………………………………………………………… 14

HOOK……………………………………………………….. 15

HOWL……………………………………………………….. 12

Hudson Bay Company……………………………… 9

HUGHES…………………………………………………… 12

Illinois…………………………………………………………. 7

India……………………………………………………. 14, 15

Jamaica……………………………………………………… 12

JOACHIM……………………………………………………. 5

JOY………………………………………………………………. 5

JUMPSON…………………………………………………. 12

Land grants………………………………………………… 3

LAWRENCE……………………………………………….. 5

Leeward Islands………………………………………… 3

LILLY…………………………………………………………… 7

Liverpool…………………………………………………….. 4

Lower Canada……………………………………………. 5

MACK……………………………………………………….. 15

MARSHMAN…………………………………………… 16

Massachusetts……………………………………………. 2

MAUGHAN……………………………………………….. 7

Mayflower…………………………………………………….. 2

MEEK…………………………………………………………… 3

missionaries……………………………………………… 14

Mormons…………………………………………………….. 6

New Gloucester………………………………………. 15

New Jerusalem…………………………………………… 6

New South Wales……………………………… 13, 14

New Zealand……………………………………….. 4, 14

NEWMAN………………………………………………….. 5

Ohio…………………………………………………………….. 7

Ontario……………………………………………………… 11

Painswick…………………………………………………. 15

Parkhurst Boys…………………………………………. 17

passenger lists………………………………………….. 17

passports…………………………………………………… 18

PCC wills………………………………………………….. 16

penal settlements…………………………………. 4, 13

Philadelphia………………………………………………. 9

Pilgrim Fathers…………………………………………… 2

PITT……………………………………………………………… 7

Poor Law Amendment Act……………………….. 4

RADWAY……………………………………………………. 4

RICHARDS…………………………………………………. 6

ROBINS……………………………………………………….. 4

ROWE……………………………………………………….. 12

Salt Lake City…………………………………………….. 6

Second Boer War………………………………………. 15

Serampore…………………………………………………. 15

SHARP………………………………………………………. 12

Shortwood………………………………………………… 15

Shortwood Baptist……………………………… 14, 22

SMITH…………………………………………………………. 8

SMYTH……………………………………………………….. 2

South Africa……………………………………….. 15, 21

Staunton……………………………………………………… 6

Sydney………………………………………………………. 19

Tasmania……………………………………………. 13, 14

THORPE……………………………………………………… 2

THROCKMORTON…………………………………… 2

transportation bonds…………………………………. 3

Uley……………………………………………………………… 4

United Brethren………………………………………….. 6

Upper Canada……………………………………………. 4

Utah…………………………………………………………….. 6

Van Diemen’s Land……………………………….. 13

Virginia…………………………………………………. 2, 16

Waifs and Strays………………………………………. 17

WARD……………………………………………………….. 16

Weavers………………………………………………………. 4

West Indies………………………………………… 12, 14

Western Australia……………………………………. 13

WESTON…………………………………………………….. 7

WIGGILL…………………………………………………… 15

WILLIAMS………………………………………………… 12

Wisconsin…………………………………………………… 6

WOODRUFF……………………………………………….. 6

YOUNG………………………………………………………. 6