Who paid the fares for emigration

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Christopher

Who paid the fares for emigration

Post by Christopher » 17 Apr 2009, 23:15

Various groups, individuals, landlords and organizations paid the fares. One such individual was Vere Foster (1819 -1900) who was the son of a privileged Anglo-irish landed family with estates in both England and Ireland. He used his vast personal wealth to pay the fares of 25,000 emigrants as well as assisting them to secure them work and accommodation in the New World. http://www.verefoster.co.uk/info.aspx?p=14&pr=Z00101

The Earl Grey Scheme - between 1848 and 1850 more than 4,000 adolescent female orphans emigrated from Irish workhouses to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

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