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Emigrants to US from N East UK 1820 and 1850

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Michael Report 10 Mar 2013 16:31

OOPS , that should read Sunderland!
And I can't spell my own name .


Michael Report 10 Mar 2013 16:29

Hi ,

That's a possibility . We've tried the Newcastle Archives and have some info that needs to be looked further into .
Some ships did go from Sounderland Newcastle and Shields , but the records of the individuals concerned don't seem to be available in the same way (so far) as they are for the Liverpool departures .
The Port Authority is a good idea . Worth trying .


MarieCeleste Report 10 Mar 2013 14:19

Hi Mick, would the Port of Tyne Authority be able to give you any clues?

Must admit I live on the Tyne and hadn't heard of any sailings to USA, I'd always just thought voyages were to Europe.


Michael Report 10 Mar 2013 10:26

I am involved with a local group researching the lives of people who left the North East of England , from North East seaports, to settle in America between 1820 and 1850 .
Although lots of info exists regarding those who left from Liverpool , there seems to be little available re those who sailed from Newcastle , Sunderland and other North East ports .
I would be grateful if anyone could supply surnames , points of departure , and year of travel , for any such travellers , and hopefully we can flesh out the bones with further research .

Thanks , Mick