RETURN OF SETTLERS, 1873
from the Sessional Papers of the British Columbia Government,
extracted by Hugh Armstrong
To an Address to His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor, praying His
Excellency to cause to be laid before the House a Return of the names of
persons, if any, who have been placed aa Settlers in the Province by the
Emigration Agents employed by the Government. By Command. JOHN ASH, Provincial
Secretary. Provincial Secretary's Office, February 5th, 1874.
There are no Emigration Agents employed by the Government to place
Settlers in the Province. A considerable number, however, numbering in
all one hundred and forty-two persons - men, women, and children - visited
British Columbia in 1873, after communicating with Mr. Adamson, the Agent
at San Francisco, with the avowed intention of settling. The following
is a list of a number who came here last year (many of whom, it has actually
been ascertained, have settled in the Province), at Mr. Adamson's instance:-
ABBATT, C. HIBBERT, J. MCLEOD, J. ABRAMS, N. HICKSON, J.C. MCMULLEN, H.
AIRTH, D. HODGE, J.H. MORROW, C. BAINBRIDGE, G. HOOWAY, T. MORROW, John
BAUMGRASS, B. HOSKIN, J. PARKER, J. BEARS, J.H. JACKSON, W. PRITCHARD,
J.P. BEMISH, J.H. JAQUES, J. PRITCHARD, Mr. & Mrs. BINDLEY, A. JEFFRIES,
Dr. PRITCHARD, P.J. BINDLEY, I.S. JENKS, J. REID, I.W. BRAN, G.V. JOHNSTONE,
F. RIORDAN, J. BRANNIN, H.S. JONES, A.M. ROBERTSON, G. BROWN, G. KERNAGHAN,
J. RONDERBECK, W. BUNTING, A. KNIGHT, W. ROSS, D. BUTT, W.E. LATHBEEDY,
J. SMITH, D.W. CAMPBELL, Mrs. & Mrs. LINDSAY, T. SWAN, J. CLARK, J.
LUDFORD, Mr. & Mrs. SYMES, H. CLERK, C. MACKMEYER, A.C. TARBURT, J.
COMER, E. MAUME, P. TAYLOR, T. COOK, J. MCCONNELL, Mr. & Mrs., &
TAYLOR, W. CRIMBLE, J. 4 children TYLER, W. DALBY, O. MCCURDY, J. VIPOND,
A., wife DAY, Mr. & Mrs. F. MCDONALD, A. & daughter EBERHARDT,
C. MCDONALD, A. WAGNER, R. FARR, S.B. MCFIE, A. WARBURTON, H.M. FISHER,
J. MCGREGOR, D. WAY, G. FULLER, J.M. MCGREGOR, J. WEST, T. FULLER, O.M.
MCHUGO, J. WEST, T. GARBOD, James MCIVER, G. WILLIAMS, Mr. & Mrs. GESLIN,
P. MCIVER, G. WILLIAMSON, D. GILLARDEN, Mr. & Mrs., MCIVER, W., &
WILSON, J. & 6 children three children WILSON, W. GUTHROW, T. MCKAY,
D.N.B. WILSON, W. HASLITT, J. MCLEAN, R. WOODMAN, J. HAYMAN, W. MCLEOD,
A. WOPPER, J.