The Petworth Project website has added a new page: "Post-1837 Emigrants." Our site and our books have been devoted to emigrants from southeastern England who arrived in Upper Canada between 1832 and 1837 on Petworth-chartered ships. However, the Petworth Emigration Committee was still active after 1837 to a lesser degree, and numerous families sailed with their assistance up to 1850.
Research team member in England, Leigh Lawson, has compiled this extensive list of Post-1837 Emigrants. The format is the same as that used in Part Two of Wendy Cameron and Mary McDougall Maude, Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada: The Petworth Project 1832-1837 called "A List of Petworth Emigrants, 1832-1837."
The Petworth Project is a fine example of chain migration and this is most notable in the post-1837 period. If you find an ancestor in this list, or a family surname, you might do well to consult the earlier list which is currently only available in the print publications. The companion volume is English Immigrant Voices: Labourers’ Letters from Upper Canada in the 1830s, edited by Wendy Cameron, Sheila Haines, and Mary McDougall Maude (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press 2000). Please visit our website at www.petworthemigrations.com.
NOTE: The Petworth Emigration Project is sponsored by the Reverend Edward J.R. Jackman. The project is supported by the Jackman Foundation and located at the Frye Centre, Victoria University, University of Toronto.