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By Wendy Cameron

Using a wealthy choice of modern resources, this research specializes in one staff of English immigrants despatched to top Canada from Sussex and different southern counties via parishes and landlords. partially One, Wendy Cameron follows the paintings of the Petworth Emigration Committee over six years and hint how the immigrants have been bought in each one of those years. partially , Mary McDougall Maude offers an entire record of emigrants on Petworth ships from 1832 to 1837, together with information in their historical past, kin reconstructions, and extra details drawn from Canadian assets. Paternalism powerful sufficient to gradual the wheels of switch is embodied right here in Thomas Sockett, the organizer of the Petworth emigrations, and his shopper, 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 dating among wealthy and negative highlights the shift in British emigration coverage. In those years of transition immigrants despatched by means of the Petworth Emigration Committee may perhaps settle for tips and the govt. path that went with it, or they can depend on their very own assets and locate paintings for themselves. as soon as the transition was once whole, the market-driven version took over and immigrants needed to make their very own top cut price for his or her labour.

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The population was still spread mainly along the principal waterways. As the eye travelled westward over the map, there were large areas not yet surveyed into townships. An intensive publicity campaign by the Canada Company, a land company based in London, contributed to the impression at this time that these lands only waited for people to arrive from Britain to become productive. Petworth emigrants sent to Upper Canada between 1832 and 1837 were part of a wave of emigrants from the British Isles who came to North America during the three decades following the Napoleonic Wars.

The settlers he wanted for these newly opening townships were British. He saw the high proportion of American-born settlers in western Upper Canada as both a military liability in the event of hostilities with the United States and a threat to British customs and institutions. To this end, he was tireless in interviewing, entertaining, and wooing new immigrants who arrived with capital, and he used every opportunity to direct the destination of assisted settlers. Many Petworth emigrants received help in travelling within Upper Canada.

14 This was the kind of thinking that led the government to find the magistracy wanting and to seek more reliable instruments for controlling the poor. Richmond himself was as confident as Egremont and personally popular, but he saw a more menacing side to the disturbances in parishes centred around towns such as Worthing, Arundel, and Chichester. He described the snowball effect of a tumultuous crowd, how it became "more drunk and more daring" as it rolled across the flat coastal plain. Workers who on their own would have done nothing were intimidated and gathered up into the mob.

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