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Immigration Report 1870

This information is taken from the Sessional Papers, 34 Victoria 1871 (64)

British and Colonial Emigration Fund 5,082
The Clerkenwell Emigration Society 746
Hon. Mrs. Hobart's Family Emigration from the East of London Committee 974
Miss Macpherson's 264
Bristol Emigration Club 114
Mrs. Thomas of Edinburgh 39
Working men's National Emigration Association and National League 501
Revd. Father Nugent 34
Miss Rye 253
Royal Dockyard Laborers 1,417
Other Societies and Institutions 363

It may be remarked that these figures do not altogether agree with those published in the reports of the societies. The latter show a larger number than the Dominion Immigration Agent, at Quebec, records as having arrived.

Annual Return of Vessels Inspected at the Quarantine Station, Grosse Isle, for 1870

No. Rig-Name Master Port Sailed Arrived Cargo Passengers Crew Born Died Sick Consigned to Discharged Remarks
C. S.
1 Ship, Lake Ontario Bernson Liverpool March 27 April 21 General --- 37 29 -- -- -- Coalthrust & McPhie April 21 All well
2 " Lake Erie Slater London March 30 April 27 " 1 233 36 -- -- -- " April 27 "
3 " Lake Superior Ritchie Liverpool April 7 May 4 " 2 309 38 -- 1 1 Thompson & Murray May 4 An infant died of cerebral effusion. One seaman with fever
4 S.S., Tweed Duff London April 28 May 15 " 2 537 46 2 1 -- Ross & Co May 15 An infant born prematurely, died three days afterwards.
5 " Ganges mason " April 27 May 16 " 8 749 49 1 1 24 Order May 19 Measles & modified small pox. Landed.
6 Barque, Washington Hanschildt Hamburg April 1 May 31 " 5 92 14 -- 1 -- Beling & Lamothe May 31 A man at 58 died of pneumonia.
7 Ship, Argonaut Flood Christiania April 10 June 1 Ballast -- 247 19 -- 2 -- " June 1 Two infants died of bronchitis.
8 " Theresa Isaacson Bergen April 20 June 2 " 32 328 16 1 1 4 Falkenberg & Co. June 2 An infant died of bronchitis. Four cases severe diarrhoea.
9 " Edda Anderson Christiania April 15 June 2 " 7 306 15 1 1 7 " June 5 Measles. Landed.
10 Barque, Rjukan Hansen Skien April 15 June 3 " 10 263 16 -- 2 -- Hans Hagens June 3 2 children died from cold and debility.
11 Nord Stiernen Larsen Bremen April 5 June 3 General 2 313 15 4 1 20 June 10 Small pox. Landed.
12 Barque, Skien Melanchton Skien April 15 June 6 Ballast 1 148 16 -- -- -- Order June 6 All well.
13 Ship, Laurdal Pedersen Porsgrund April 15 June 7 " 18 333 16 3 2 12 Falkenberg & Co June 12 Measles. Landed.
14 Barque, Lesseps Hansen Bergen May 4 June 9 " 4 300 18 -- 2 -- Order June 9 A man aged 74 died of pneumonia, and a child from the effects of a fall.
15 " Concordiaia Christiamer Christiania April 18 June 10 " -- 286 15 2 -- -- Falkenberg & Co June 10 All well.
16 Ship, Strathblane Poe Liverpool may 8 June 12 General -- 509 43 -- 3 -- Allans, Rae & Co. June 12 Three infants died of tabes mesenterica.
17 Barque, Anna Delius Iversen Christiania May 1 June 18 Ballast -- 298 16 1 1 -- Falkenberg & Co June 18 A woman aged 71 died of dysentery.
18 Ship, Rooka Stoeden " April 24 June 19 " -- 367 17 1 -- -- Order June 19 All Well.
19 Barque, Fridleef Vogt Zoedestrand April 27 June 19 " -- 274 14 2 -- -- Falkenberg & Co. June 19 "
20 " Franklin Winanes Drontheim May 1 June 19 " 7 321 16 1 -- -- Hans Hagens June 19 "
21 Ship, Protector Falck Stavanger April 29 June 19 " 13 405 22 4 3 -- Falkenberg & Co June 19 3 children died of diarrhoea and debility.
22 Barque, Iris Mortensen " May 5 June 19 " -- 159 12 -- -- -- " June 19 All well.
23 " Gazelle Warness Bergen May 11 June 19 " 3 308 17 2 1 65 " June 22 Measles. Landed.
24 " Colonist Baarsrud Drammen May 1 June 19 " -- 307 14 2 -- 1 Order June 19 An infant dying of diarrhoea.
25 " Lenaro Thorvilsden Rûsoer May 2 June 19 " -- 67 15 1 -- -- " June 19 All well.
26 " Columbia Hansen Christiania April 26 June 20 " 1 270 12 1 -- -- Falkenberg & Co June 20 "
27 " Askeer Dechrvann Drammen May 5 June 21 " -- 175 13 -- 1 -- Hans Hagens June 21 An infant died of bronchitis.
28 Ship, Josephina Smith Christiania April 27 June 21 " 10 310 19 1 -- -- Order June 21 All Well.
29 Barque, Maryland Hansen Bergen May 5 June 21 " 6 278 15 -- 1 -- " June 21 A child died from cold andebility.
30 " Flora Maulin Drammen May 5 June 23 " -- 180 14 1 1 -- " June 23 An old man died of phthisis.
31 Ship, Harmonie Fuglesang Bergen May 6 June 23 " 4 258 13 1 2 -- " June 23 An infant born May 9, died may 19. A seaman died of phthisis.
32 Barque, New Brunswick Larsen Nanzos May 12 June 25 " 2 266 13 1 4 40 " June 28 Measles and varioloid. Landed.
33 Ship, Mercator Berntsen Bergen April 29 June 25 " -- 402 19 6 5 15 Falkenberg & Co June 29 Measles. Landed.
34 Barque, Hebe Hansen Stavanger May 17 June 29 " 3 262 15 1 -- -- " June 29 All well.
35 " Fauna Hansen Christiania May 9 June 29 " -- 270 13 -- -- -- Order June 29 "
36 " Canada Simmons Greenock May 1 June 29 Coals -- -- 23 -- -- 2 Benson & Co June 29 2 seaman convalescent from small pox.
37 Ship, Galatea Pettersen Bergen May 22 July 8 Ballast -- 281 22 1 -- -- Falkenberg & Co July 8 All well.
38 S.S., Ganges Mason London June 25 July 13 General 5 720 49 1 1 -- Ross & Co July 13 An infant died of tabes mesenterica.
39 Ship, Atlas Larsen Christiania May 25 July 14 Ballast -- 343 17 -- -- 1 Order July 14 A child died with pneumonia.
40 " Lake Erie Roberts Liverpool June 23 July 25 General 6 176 33 -- 1 1 Cutherbert & McPhie July 25 A woman died of general debility. A man with constricted hernia.
41 " Minerva Torrance " June 28 July 30 " -- 186 39 -- -- -- Allans, Rae & Co July 30 All well.
42 " Golden Age Quick Rio de Janerio June 18 July 30 Ballast -- -- 23 -- 3 1 Order Aug 2 Three deaths from yellow fever. One ill with jaundice.
43 Barque, Nordlyset Christophersen Christiania May 14 Aug 5 " 8 200 12 1 8 -- Falkenberg & Co Aug 5 Eight children died from diarrhoea, cold and debility.
44 " Kong Soerve Hansen " June 11 Aug 8 " -- 245 12 2 -- -- Shipman Aug 8 All well.
45 Brig, Kong Carl Gundersen " June 24 Aug 27 " -- 234 14 -- -- -- Falkenberg & Co Aug 27 "
46 Ship, Undine Thorsen Stavanger June 30 Sept 2 " 35 112 19 1 1 -- Orders Sept 2 A child died of scrofulous encephalitis.
47 " St. Leonards Newman London Aug 1 Sept 11 General 8 269 36 -- 1 -- Penberton & Co Sept 11 A child died of spinal disease.
48 Barque, Spartan Campbell Greenock July 31 Sept 11 Coals -- -- 18 -- 1 -- Dewolf & Powell Sept 11 A seaman died of disease of the heart.
49 Brigantine, Empress Watkins Halifax Aug 29 Sept 12 Sugars -- -- 9 -- 1 -- J. Mitchell & Co. Sept 12 An infant child of the master died of diarrhoea.

For more information on some of the ships which sailed from Europe check out http://www.museumsnett.no/mka/ssa/


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