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Alms House Admission Foreigners & Nativity Records with Ships Names 1855-1858 (New York City, NY)


Dating back to the colonial era, New York City assumed responsibility for its citizens who were destitute, sick, homeless, or otherwise unable to care for themselves. The city maintained an almshouse, various hospitals, and a workhouse on Blackwell's Island (now called Roosevelt Island) for the poor. Read more about NYC Almshouse....

Source: Alms House Admission Foreigners & Nativity Records ( New York City, NY) Item 4 LDS Film 1304647 Bond Registers 1855-1858. Original records in the Municipal Archives, New York, New York

Transcriber: Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Date of Admission Name Age Nativity Time of Arrival Port Sailed From Port Arrived At Ship Captain Married or Single Who Can Identify Them How Many Times on The Island Remarks
1855 July 18 Apple, Sophia 46 Germany May '51 Bremen New York Don't Know Don't Know Married Don't Know Three Times Discharged Sept. 3rd, 1855
1855 July 28 Ash, John 58 Ireland April '55 Liverpool New Orleans Neptune[?] Bachelor Married Don't Know first time Discharged 3rd Aug, 185[?]
1855 July 18 Allsock Susanna 38 Ireland May '51 Dublin New York Mist… ? don't know Married [can't read] third time discarged 17 Jan '56
1855 Decb 15 Armstrong, Catherine & child age 3 22 Ireland Sept '51 Londonderry Philadelphia Port….? Don't Know Single Don't Know first time Discharged [- ?] '56
1855 Decb 21 Armstrong, Catho[?], 47 Ireland July '53 Liverpool Philadelphia [?] of Glasgow   Widow don't know second time died 17 May '56
1856 Feb 27 Armstrong, Catharine & child age 2 22 Ireland Sept '51 Londonderry Philadelphia Phoenix [?] Don't Know Single Don't Know first time from PA Discharged 13 March '56
1856 Aug 12 Alexander, Elizabeth 35 [can't read] [June?] '54 Liverpool New York Liverpool Don't Know Married Don't Know first time Discharged Sept 4, '56
1857 Mar 9 Allen, Cathe 28 Ireland Sept '52 Liverpool Philadelphia Westmoreland [can't read] Widow? [can't read] blank Discharged Mar 6, '57

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