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Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal
From 1823 to 1849, James Allison was a government emigrant agent at Montreal, Quebec Canada. He was responsible for the provisioning and transportation of destitute immigrants from Montreal to locations mostly in Upper Canada. There were several Emigration Agents in Upper and Lower Canada, each was resonsible for assisting poor immigrants in finding employment, shelter, provisions and transportation to their final destination.
The book Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal is divided into two parts
Part 1: The transcript (The transcript includes the records of James Allison and an appendix from the British parliamentary papers of persons who died at Grosse Īle in 1846.)
Part 2: The indexes - an Index of emigrants personal names and an Index of place names)
Following is an index of emigrant names plus page numbers. Any reference to "GI" instead of a page number refer to Grosse Ile Deaths. To view the full record for an individual, consult the book Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal published by the Irish Research Group, Ottawa Branch, OGS, PO Box 8346, Ottawa ON K1G 3H8. FHL No. US/CAN 971W3n. These records are also available on microfilmat the NAC as records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal, 1823-1849 (reel C-15773)
Index of Names of Emigrants at Montreal Quebec Canada 1845-1847
Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal. Choose from Surnames [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I, J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P, Q] [R] [S] [T] [V, W, Y]
The full details found in the book or on the microfilm vary. Here is an example for the name Samuel McMahon: Emigrant Department Quebec 12 Aug. 1846. List of destitute passengers forwarded to Montreal who arrived yesterday evening from Grosse Isle Hospital. Samuel McMahon, wife and 6 children - were in a hospital 4 weeks. Going to friends in Niagara.
Another example for a man named Patrick Fitzpatrick. Emigrant Department Quebec, 14 July 1846. List of indigent emigrants forwarded to Montreal per Steamer Montreal: Patrick Fitzpatrick & family. 1 male adult, 1 female adult, 4 children 3-12 years, 1 child free. Destination: Welllington Square
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