Immigrants to Canada

Ships 1876 - 1893 | Ships 1894 - 1904 | Ships 1905 - 1930s | Allan Line | and also of interest Ships to Quebec 1793

Ships They Came On

The data in the following tables was extracted from the Government of Canada Sessional Papers. In the early years, the report for the port of Quebec was the only one given. Later, reports sometimes appeared for Halifax, Saint John and a few other places such as Hamilton (this must have been lake traffic).

The numbers given in the various categories changed meaning over the years. For example, at one time a male was any male over 12 years; a female any female over 12 years; a child was over one year of age and an infant under one. Sometimes all children 12 and under were listed as "child" and the infant category was not used.

The numbers of passengers given here did not always agree with the numbers that were quoted in other government reports. Therefore, these figures should only be used as a guideline. Dates were also not consistent, sometimes being given and sometimes not. Later forms changed so that ships names were not given but the destination of the party was.

The information is for all "assisted" passage. This means for the organizations bringing children as well as reformatories, industrial schools and emigration groups, such as the East End Emigration Society and the Clerkenwell Emigration Committee. These later two groups, and others like them, brought hundreds of familes and adults to Canada.

1868 | 1869 | 1870 | 1871 | 1872 | 1873 | 1874 | 1875 |

1868

Ship Arrivals Port of Quebec, Sponsored Emigrants(1)
Year Date Ship Organization Male Female Child Infants
1868   Belgian Miss Rye   2    
  Moravian Wellington Farm School 2      
May St. Lawrence E. End Emigration Society(2) 39 42 75  
  Elizabeth Bright Homeless Boy's Int,London 1      
  Damascus Rev.d Mr. Leet, Dublin   4    
  " Stapleton Reformatory 3      
June Thames E. End Emigration Society1 54 49 75  
June 9 Hibernian Miss Rye 21 119 5  
  Ottawa Mrs Thomas, Edinborough 25 20 14  
  St. Lawrence E. End Emigration Society1 15 13 30  
  " St. Saviour's Union, Blackfriar's Rd, London 1 3 1  
  " Hon F. Hobart, London Comm.1 21 19 41  
  Ottawa Rev. W. Leet, Dublin   3    
Nov 4 Nestorian Miss Rye, London 1 91    
  St. Lawrence Queen's Reformatory, Bloomsbury, London 18      

1869

Ship Arrivals Port of Quebec, Sponsored Emigrants(1)
Year Date Ship Organization Male Female Child Infants
1869 April 29 Germany Hon. F. Hobart's Comm 88 62 148  
" " Clerkenwell Emigration Comm 13 4 5  
April 30 Nova Scotian Hertfordshire Reformatory        
May 3 Nova Scotian Hon. F. Hobart's Comm 1 2 4  
" " Hertfordshire Reformatory 4      
May 6 Crocodile British & Colonial Emigration Society 176 92 123  
May 6 Crocodile Discharged dockyard laborers        
May 10 Dacia British & Colonial Emigration Society 86 89 84  
May 15 Serapis British & Colonial Emigration Society 326 166 215  
May 31 Cleopatra British & Colonial Emigration Society 32 35 63  
" " Model Farm, Surrey 18      
May 31 Cleopatra Vicar of Portsmouth 16 11 9  
June 7 Nestorian Clerkenwell Emigration Society 31 17 33  
June 13 Prussian Hon. F. Hobart's Comm. 85 71 158  
" " Miss Logan's Comm. 91 64 157  
June 21 Austrian Hon. F. Hobart's Comm. 1 1 4  
" " Miss Maria S. Rye 17 110 16  
June 22 St. David South Dublin Union   15    
" " Dublin by Lamplight In.   5    
July 4 Dacia British & Colonial Society 42 42 104  
" " Poor Law Guardians 2 1 3  
July 4 Hibernian Clerkenwell Emigration Society 16 6 7  
July 9 Simoon British & Colonial Society 230 162 216  
July 10 Peruvian Miss Logan's Comm. 4 2 9  
July 19 Nestorian Clerkenwell Emigration Society 11 2    
July 24 Cleopatra British & Colonial Society 44 38 76  
Aug 1 Austrian Hon. F. Hobart Comm 49 40 76  
" " Clerkenwell Emigration Society 14 3 5  
Aug 14 Medway British Colonial Society 94 78 131  
" " Poor Law Guardians 4 2 4  
Aug 16 Hibernian Hon. F. Hobart Comm. 61 45 87  
Aug 29 Nestorian Hon. F. Hobart Comm. 10 10 21  
" " Clerkenwell Emigration Society 20 8 9  
Sept 3 Dacia British & Colonial Emigration Society 84 61 88  
Sept 5 Prussian Clerkenwell Emigration Society 20 8 4  
Sept 12 Austrian Clerkenwell Emigration Society 46 19 31  
Sept 19 Moravian Clerkenwell Emigration Society 24 9 11  
Sept 27 Hibernian Clerkenwell Emigration Society 66 20 49  
" " Workmen's National Emigration Society 3      
" " National Emigration Aid Society 2 2 9  
Oct 4 Peruvian Clerkenwell Emigration Society 9 7 7  
" " St. Joseph's Home, Sheffield   2    
" " Bristol & Clifton Emigration Society   1 3  
Nov 8 Hibernian Miss Maria S. Rye   16 78  

1870

Ship Arrivals Port of Quebec, Sponsored Emigrants(1)
Year Date Ship Organization Male Female Child Infants
1870 May 6 Austrian British Colonial Emigration Fund Group        
May 6 Austrian Home children        
May 16 Scandinavian young men 14-20 62      
May 24 Peruvian Miss Macpherson 104 2    
May 30 Moravian Ragged School 19 13    
June 6 Austrian British colonial Emigration Fund        
" " Children        
June 12 Prussian children going to Brantford, ON (Rev. Mr. Herring's party)     10  
July 4 Peruvian Ragged School 18      
July 18 Austrian young people        
July 25 Prussian Miss Rye 10 20 120  
July 31 Nestorian Miss Macpherson 64   5  
Aug 28 Austrian Rev. Nugent 13 8 13  
Sept 4 Prussian Miss Macpherson   57 32  
Nov 9 Peruvian Miss Rye   13 90  

1871

MEDWAY - June 30th Refuge for Homeless Boys, London 13
Ship Arrivals Port of Quebec, Sponsored Emigrants(1)
Year Date Ship Organization Male Female Child Infants
1871 April 6 Pomona Market Weighton Reformatory, Yorkshire 7      
April 25 Lake Superior British and Colonial Emigration Fund 11 4 9  
April 25 Ottawa Lady Spotswood, Aberdeen 10 9 20  
April 27 European Rev. Mr. Herring 20 14 22  
May 1 Pomona National Emigration League 7 4 2  
" " Market Weighton Reformatory, Yorkshire 7      
" " Mount St. Bernard Reformatory, Leicestershire 2      
" " Bristol and Clifton Emigration Club 7 1 1  
" " Mr. Bate, Dorsetshire 12 9 16  
" " Bristol club 4 1 2  
" " Mr. Currie, Poplar 2 1    
May 2 Moravian Hants Reformatory, Hertford 3      
" " Boy's Home, Wansworth 1      
May 7 Caspian East London Family Emigration Fund, Hon. Mrs. Hobarts & countess Cowper 74 60 132  
" " Rev. Mr. Herring 25 14 23  
May 8 Medway Hants Reformatory, Hertford 1      
" " British and Colonial Emigration Fund, in charge of Rev. Mr. Fletcher 32 13 20  
" " British and Colonial Emigration Fund 72 54 78  
" " Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire 6 1    
" " Note: GI May 4th - 1birth, 3 deaths, 7 sick; smallpox.
May 15 Prussian Mount St. Bernard Reformatory, Leicestershire     2  
" " Miss Macpherson (from Archives of Ontario RG11 Series M Vol 2 - 111 boys over 12; 23 under 12; 8 girls over 12 and 7 under 12) 111 8 30  
May 22 Nestorian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 75 17 7  
May 29 Niger Drury Lane School, London 12      
June 7 Ottawa Mount St. Bernard Reformatory, Leicestershire 2      
" " Wellington Farm School 2      
June 19 Austrian Rev. Nugent   2    
" " Refuge for Homeless Boys, London 4      
June 22 Severn Shoe Black Brigade, London 6      
" " Refuge for Homeless Boys, London 20      
June 26 Prussian Miss Rye   34 91  
" " Miss Macpherson (from Archives of Ontario RG11 Series M Vol 2 - 40 boys over 12; 48 under 12; 9 girls over 12 and 5 under 12) 40 9 53  
July 16 Caspian Rev. Nugent   1    
July 24 Moravian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 1      
July 29 Minerva Mount St. Bernard Reformatory, Leicestershire 5      
" " Newton C. William, Reformatory School, Liverpool 2      
Aug 7 Prussian Miss Rye 4 2 75  
" " Miss Macpherson (from Archives of Ontario RG11 Series M Vol 2 - 47 boys over 12; 57 under 12; 14 girls over 12 and 25 under 12) 47 14 82  
" " Boy's Home, London 10      
Aug 13 Nestorian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc.   3    
" " Red Hill Reformatory 2      
Aug 21 Scandinavian Tiffield Reformatory, Northamptonshire 3      
" " Warminster Reformatory, Wiltshire 5      
Sept 5 Moravian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 2 1 6  
Sept 11 Thames Blandford Reformatory, Dorsetshire 6      
Sept 18 Prussian Miss Macpherson (from Archives of Ontario RG11 Series M Vol 2 - 23 boys over 12; 54 under 12; 10 girls over 12 and 17 under 12) 23 10 71  
" " Walton-on-the-Hill Reformatory 1      
Oct 10 Hibernian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 3 1 3  
Oct 22 Sarmatian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 2      
Nov 7 Caspian Miss Macpherson 3      
Nov 10 Nestorian Miss Rye 2 30 39  

1872

Ship Arrivals Port of Quebec, Sponsored Emigrants(1)
Year Date Ship Organization Male Female Child Infants
1872
1872 Apr 30 Scandinavian Mr. Stiperlay, Bristol 6      
" " National Emigration League 1 1 1  
" " Rev. Mr. Fletcher, Devon 2 1 2  
" " Rev. Mr. Herring, London 44 27 26  
May 10 Hibernian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 11 5 6  
" " Rev. Mr. Oliver, Hertford 5      
" " Red Hill Reformatory 2      
May 11 Varuna Shoe Black Brigade 7      
May 1 Sarmation Middlemore (first party)        
May 12 Medway National Emigration League 32 22 33  
" " Cow Cross Mission 18 4 11  
" " British and Colonial Emigration Fund 13 6 9  
May 19 Prussian Miss Macpherson 31 12 60  
" " East London Family Emigration Fund (Hon. Mrs Hobart) 35 27 47  
" " Rev Mr. Herring 18 22 47  
May 20 Scotland Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 21 10 12  
" " National Emigration League 11 11 13  
" " Mr Haggs' Institution 4      
" " British and Colonial Emigration Fund 1 2 8  
" " Cow Cross Mission 10 5 16  
" Nestorian Rev M. Fletcher 3 2 10  
May 21 Germany Mrs Spottiswood, Aberdeen 11 16 15  
May 22 Thames National Emigration League 16 14 16  
" " Cow Cross Mission 5 2    
" " British and Colonial Emigration Fund 3 3 16  
May 27 Sarmatian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 2      
" " Sydenham Emigration Club 3 3 11  
" " Cow Cross Mission 2      
" " Rev Mr Herring 19 15 23  
June 5 France Risley Farm School 25      
" " Feltham School 2      
" " Red Hill Reformatory 2      
June 6 St. David Mrs Spottiswood, Aberdeen 2      
June 11 Scandinavian Rev Mr Herring 28 24 22  
June 12 Hector Cow Cross Mission 11 5 6  
" " National Emigration League 1 2 5  
" " Mr Haggs' Institution 6      
" " Home for little Boys 3      
June 17 Emperor National Emigration League 1      
" " Cow Cross Mission 2 2    
June 25 Prussian Miss Macpherson 16 20 74  
" " Rev Mr Herring 9 15 11  
" " Upper Bagot street Asylum   2    
July 2 Niger Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 1 1 5  
" " National Emigration League 2 2 3  
" " Cow Cross Mission 1      
" " British and Colonial Emigration Fund 1 1 3  
" Nestorian South Dublin Union   4    
" Adalia National Emigration League 10 7 16  
July 9 Sarmatian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 1      
" " East London Family Emigration Fund, (Hon. Mrs. Hobarts) 26 28 39  
" " Rev Mr Herring 25 18 23  
" " Cow Cross Mission 1      
July 16 Moravian Rev Mr Herring 2 1 3  
" " National Emigration League 2      
July 17 St. David Miss Macpherson 15 13 35  
" Scotland Cow Cross Mission 6 1 4  
" " National Emigration League 8 4 13  
July 21 Scandinavian Cheltenham Reformatory 2      
" " Cow Cross Mission 1 1 2  
" " Rev Mr Herring 11 8 16  
July 25 Thames British and Colonial Emigration Fund 7 5    
" " National Emigration League 4 5 8  
July 29 Hibernian National Emigration League 1      
" " Rev Mr Herring 1      
Aug 4 Prussian East London Family Emigration Fund (Hon. Mrs Hobarts) 17 17 30  
" " Rev Mr Herring 17 18 16  
Aug 10 Emperor National Emigration League 5 6 8  
Aug 11 Peruvian Miss Rye   12 100  
" " Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 1      
Aug 18 (17?) Sarmatian Miss Macpherson 20 24 113  
" " Rev Mr Hartley 1 1    
" " Rev mr Herring 7 9 5  
Aug 20 Hector National Emigration League 5 5 10  
" " Cow Cross Mission 3 4 4  
Aug 25 Erl King Mr Haggs' Institution 1      
" " Cow Cross Mission 2      
Sept 1 Scandinavian Middlesex Industrial School 2      
Sept 9 Hibernian Rev Mr Herring 16 28 43  
" " Tiffield Reformatory 2      
Sept 10 Medway British and Colonial Emigration Fund   1 5  
" " Cow Cross Mission 3      
Sept 14 Scotland National Emigration League 32 21 39  
" " British and Colonial Emigration Fund   5 12  
Sept 15 Prussian National Emigration League 2 2 4  
Sept 24 Nestorian Brighton, Sussex, Em. Soc. 1 1 1  
" " Rev Mr Herring 8 8 14  
Sept 30 Sarmatian Miss Rye   10 50  
" " Rev Mr Smith 8 6 6  
Nov 11 Sarmatian Miss Rye   14 1  

1873

Ship Arrivals Port of Quebec, Sponsored Emigrants(1)
Year Date Ship Organization Male Female Child Infants
1873 Apr 27 Peruvian Cow Cross Mission 1      
" " Clerkenwell (Herring) 3 3 4  
" " Co-operative Self-protective Society 1      
Apr 28 Prussian Clerkenwell (Herring) 25 17 32  
" " Ottawa Valley Society 8 5 6  
May 4 St. Patrick Ottawa Valley Scoiety 14 4 4  
May 7 Circassian Miss Macpherson 41   109  
" " Clerkenwell (Herring) 14 15 18  
May 12 Sarmatian J.W. Middlemas (London E.) 2 2 36  
" " Miss Rye 2 31 43  
" " Ottawa Valley Society 1      
" " Clerkenwell (Herring) 2 5 3  
May 13 Manitoban Ottawa Valley Soceity 3 1 2  
May 19 Scandinavian Hon Mrs Hobart 15 18 36  
" " Ottawa Valley Society 21 12 6  
" " Clerkenwell (Herring) 1 2 1  
May 20 Nestorian Brighton Industrial 19 6    
" " Cow Cross Mission 1      
" " Clerkenwell (Herring) 1      
May 22 Missouri Ottawa Valley Society 1 1    
May 25 Polynesian Ottawa Valley Society 1      
" " London Childrens' Home 30 13 13  
May 27 Corinthian Ottawa Valley Society 3 7    
May 27 Edinburgh Castle Ottawa Valley Society 1      
May 30 Palestine Ottawa Valley Society 24 13 9  
June 4 Hibernian Ottawa Valley Society 16 3 8  
June 9 Prussian Ottawa Valley Society 1 1    
June 12 Texas Ottawa Valley Society 7      
" St. Patrick Ottawa Valley Society 2 4 6  
June 17 Peruvian William's (London, England) 19      
June 18 Moravian Rev. Nugent     34  
" " Miss Macpherson 30 9 47  
" " Ottawa Valley Society 1      
June 23 Sarmatian Ottawa Valley Society 2      
June 27 Phoenician Ottawa Valley Society 1 2    
June 30 Circassian Ottawa Valley Society 3      
" " Clerkenwell (Herring)   1 2  
" " Hon. Mrs Hobart 9 17 34  
July 6 Polynesian Miss Rye 1 26 68  
July 10 Neera Ottawa Valley Society 2 3 5  
" " Dunbar Immigration Aid Society 2      
July 14 Manitoban Miss Macpherson 11 9 56  
July 16 Scandinavian Clerkenwell (Herring) 2      
July 20 Prussian Clerkenwell (Herring) 3 3 10  
July 22 Palestine Ottawa Valley Society 1 3 6  
July 28 Texas Ottawa Valley Society 1 2 3  
" Moravian Clerkenwell (Herring) 1 1 1  
Aug 3 Sarmatian Clerkenwell (Herring) 2      
Aug 7 Phoenician Ottawa Valley Society 5 5 15  
Aug 11 Circassian Clerkenwell (Herring) 5 7    
" " Hon Mrs Hobart 13 20 35  
Aug 13 Mississippi Ottawa Valley Society   2    
Aug 17 Polynesian Ottawa Valley Society   2 3  
Aug 23 Medway Northumberland and Durham Immig. Aid 1 1 1  
Aug 25 Manitoban Clerkenwell (Herring) 2 4 6  
Aug 31 Prussian Miss Macpherson 6 1 24  
" " Clerkenwell (Herring) 4 4 3  
" " Hon Mrs Hobart 5 6 16  
Sept 7 Caspian Clerkenwell (Herring) 1 1 3  
Sept 15 Sarmatian Clerkenwell (Herring) 1      
Sept 22 Circassian Clerkenwell (Herring) 1 3    
" " Cobourg, Peterboro, and Marmora Railway and Mining Co 65      
Sept 27 Polynesian Miss Rye 1 (2?) 10 (4?) 49 (53?)  
" " Ottawa Valley Society   1 4  
" " Clerkenwell (Herring) 1      
Oct 6 Scandinavian Clerkenwell (Herring)   1 1  
" " Ottawa Valley Society   1 4  
Oct 21 Caspian Rev. Nugent   1    
Oct 22 Texas Ottawa Valley Society 2 5 3  
Oct 28 Sarmatian Rev. Nugent   3    
" " Lincoln & Welland Immigration Aid Society 24 22 37  
Oct 28? Sarmatian Miss Macpherson 10 2 5  
Nov 3 Circassian Miss Macpherson 8   6  

1874

Ship Arrivals Port of Quebec, Sponsored Emigrants(1)
Year Date Ship Organization Male Female Child Infants
1874 Feb 3 North American Rev mr O'Leary, Enniskillen   1    
May 5 Sarmatian Miss Macpherson 2 6 1  
" " Red Hill Reformatory 7      
" " Rev Mr Burgess, Reformatory School, London 31      
May 10 Manitoban Feltham Reformatory 1      
May 11 Prussian Miss Macpherson 5 9 63  
" " Dr. Middlemore, Gutter Children's Home, Birmingham 9 4 37  
May 11 Prussian Rev. Mr. Williams 19      
" " Feltham Reformatory 6      
May 21 Hibernian Red Hill Reformatory 3      
June 1 Scandinavian Miss Macpherson 8 10 73  
June 15 Sarmatian Miss Rye 5 27 123  
" " English Agricultural Laborers' Union 2 2 5  
June 22 Prussian Hon Mrs Hobarts, London 5 10 2  
June 29 Caspian Agricultural Laborers' Union 2 2 6  
July 4 Polynesian Miss Fletcher, Liverpool   1    
July 10 Phoenician Miss Macpherson 25 9 38  
July 15 Dominion Agricultural Laborers' Union 1 2 7  
July 26 Ontario Agricultural Laborers' Union 2 5 9  
July 27 Nova Scotian Miss Fletcher 24 20 2  
" " South Dublin Union   27    
Aug 3 Sarmatian Agricultural Laborers' Union 55 41 75  
Aug 4 Quebec Agricultural Laborers' Union 2 2    
Aug 10 Prussian Miss Macpherson   13 99  
" " Hon Mrs Hobarts 1 3 6  
" " Agricultural Laborers' Union 3 3 6  
Sept 6 Ontario Agricultural Laborers' Union 93 75 212  
Sept 28 Polynesian Agricultural Laborers' Union 96 52 111  
Sept 29 Texas Rev. Mr. Stevenson(sic) 2 17 29  
" " Agricultural laborers' Union 141 90 165  
Oct 26 Sarmatian Rev. Mr. Seddon from R.C. Archbishop of Westminster     25  
" " Miss Fletcher   2    
Nov 9 Polynesian Miss Rye   8 29  

1875

Ship Arrivals Port of Quebec, Sponsored Emigrants(1)
Year Date Ship Organization Male Female Child Infants
1875 May 11 Scandinavian Mr. Middlemore 11 3 64  
May 11 " Red Hill Reformatory 2      
May 11 " Feltham Reformatory 2      
May 11 " Rev. Fletcher, Dublin   4    
May 13 Vicksburg Rev. Stephenson 25 1 17  
May 13 " Miss Fletcher 2      
May 17 Ontario Miss Fletcher 1      
May 18 Moravian Feltham Reformatory 2      
May 26 Sarmatian Herts Reformatory 1      
May 26 " Middlesex School 2      
May 26 " Ready Oak School 2      
May 26 " Boys Home, Kent 2      
May 26 " Catholic Emig. Comm.     6  
June 1 Peruvian Wandsworth Institution 3      
June 1 " Byfleet School 5      
June 1 " Feltham Reformatory 1      
June 8 Nova Scotian Catholic Emig. Comm.        
June 8 " E.London Family Em. Fund, Hon. Lady Hobarts 2 2 2  
June 8 " Feltham 2      
June 8 " Red Hill Farm 1      
June 17 Manitoban South Dublin   15    
June 18 Prussian Feltham 2      
June 18 " Rev. Nugent 1      
June 18 " Boy's Refuge, London 15
June 21 Polynesian Catholic Emigration 1   3  
June 21 " Herts Reformatory 2      
June 21 " Feltham 4      
July 1 Moravian Catholic 5   3  
July 2 Waldensian Miss Macpherson 19 2 50  
July 13 Peruvian Red Hill Farm 2      
July 13 " Wands. 3      
July 25 Prussian Miss Macpherson 13 15 74
Aug 11 Scandinavian Lady Hobarts 4 8 7  
Aug 11 " Miss Fletcher 1 2 3  
Aug 11 " Rev. Nugent   1    
Aug 16 Mississippi Miss Fletcher   2  
Aug 16 Sarmatian Catholic     4  
Aug 30 Ontario Miss Fletcher 1      
Sept 6 Moravian Miss Macpherson 9 1 42  
Sept 12 Polynesian Miss Macpherson 1 1 7  
Oct 5 Sardinian Catholic 3   4  
Dec 4 Viâ Portland Catholic     2  

Ships 1876 - 1893 | Ships 1894 - 1930s | Allan Line | and also of interest Ships to Quebec 1793

Endnotes:

1. This list was compiled from data contained in the Sessional Papers of the Canadian Government.

2. The East End Emigration Society and Honorable F. Hobart, London Committee sent mechanics and dock laborers with families who lost their jobs due to ship-building yards closing.

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