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By Wendy Cameron

Using a wealthy choice of modern assets, this research makes a speciality of one team of English immigrants despatched to higher Canada from Sussex and different southern counties due to parishes and landlords. partly One, Wendy Cameron follows the paintings of the Petworth Emigration Committee over six years and hint how the immigrants have been acquired in every one of those years. partly , Mary McDougall Maude provides a whole record of emigrants on Petworth ships from 1832 to 1837, together with information in their history, relatives reconstructions, and extra details drawn from Canadian resources. Paternalism robust adequate to gradual the wheels of swap is embodied right here in Thomas Sockett, the organizer of the Petworth emigrations, and his buyer, the Earl of Egremont, and in Lieutenant Governor Sir John Colborne in higher Canada. The friction created as those males sought to maintain older values within the courting among wealthy and negative highlights the shift in British emigration coverage. In those years of transition immigrants despatched by way of the Petworth Emigration Committee may well settle for assistance and the govt course that went with it, or they can depend upon their very own assets and locate paintings for themselves. as soon as the transition used to be entire, the market-driven version took over and immigrants needed to make their very own most sensible discount for his or her labour.

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