Assisted emigrants from East Sussex parishes, all of whom with the exception of only one or two, went to Upper Canada, on the British Tar chartered by the Petworth Emigration Committee in 1834. BRIGHTON
Emigrants from Surrey parishes, who were assisted by the Dorking Emigration Society in association with the Petworth Emigration Committee.
The majority of single young men, who emigrated from the Isle of Wight, and particularly from Newport, were inmates in the House of Industry located in that town. Their parish of birth was usually different as they were sent to the House from around the island. All the parishes listed below, with the exception of Gosport, are on the island.
Six families emigrated from the same parish in 1832.
For those researchers who are interested in the history of a specific parish, Leigh Lawson has compiled lists of assisted emigrants sorted by their parish of origin.
This list is of parishes which sent emigrants on ships chartered by the Petworth Emigration Committee 1832 – 1837 and on other commercial ships after 1837.
Further information can be found in Part Two of Assisting Emigration To Upper Canada: The Petworth Project, 1832-1837 by Wendy Cameron and Mary MacDougall Maude McGill-Queen’s University Press 2000.