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The Children's Friend Society Ships to Canada - Englishman, Hinde & Others.

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The Children's Friend Society - Master Canadian List

Englishman

[Listed in this order - Apprentice, Master, in what capacity to Master]

  • Mason , James - Mr Oliver Phelps of Saint Catherines near Niagara in June 1836
  • Sweeney, Robert - Mr Oliver Phelps of Saint Catherines near Niagara in June 1836
  • Uniker, William – Mr Thomas F. Parke of Colchester in June 1836.

Note:- Note:- The Englishman took 25 boys, but no list of these boys is available .

HInde

[Listed in this order - Apprentice, Master, in what capacity to Master]

  • Bendall, Henry - apprenticed to a carpenter named Foss (probably Charles Forss - author)
  • Bendall, Mark – apprenticed to a carpenter named Foss (probably Charles Forss - author) Brother of the above
  • Foot, Edwin - b 1823; apprenticed to the Hon. G.F.Street at Stanley in August 1836.
  • Harvey, John - apprenticed to Mr Foss (probably Forss - author) at Stanley.
  • Judge , Alfred – mentioned by John Harvey as having been apprenticed to Foss (Forss? -

author) and returned to England by1838

Note:- The "Hinde" took 34 boys and one girl under the charge of Charles Forss, who was in charge at the Hackney Wick School in London. No embarkation return is available, the names in the above list being deduced from the surviving correspondence.

Others

In addition to the named ships the following children are known to have been sent to Canada.

  • Foord, Joseph - b 1821; apprenticed to a Mr Brown at Montreal, November 1835
  • Hawkins, ?? - mentioned by Potter as having run away
  • Hunter, ?? - mentioned by Potter as a farm servant
  • Isaacs, Thomas b 1821: at Halifax October 1835
  • Potter, Henry - landed at Chatham, probably in 1835. Apprenticed to Mr. Cormack, then Mr. Dunkin at Campbell, New Brunswick.
  • Thomas, ?? - not clear if a surname or christian name. Mentioned by Potter as apprenticed as a blacksmith.
  • Wright, Henry - Sent out with 14 other children in ca 1835 and indentured to Mr. G. Rickard, Esq. St Katherine, Soranee (?), Canada.

Main Reference The Children's Friend Society - Juvenile Emigrants to Western Australia, South Africa and Canada 1834 - 1842 by Geoff Blackburn. This book can be obtained from Access Press, P.O. Box 132, Northbridge, Western Australia.