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BOOK - The Lanark Society Settlers: Ships' Lists of the Glasgow Emigration Society 1821
By Gerald J. Neville
Originally published by BIFHSGO, Ottawa, 1995
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2012


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8.5" X 11"

In 1820 and 1821 a large contingent of Scots emigrated to the New Lanark Settlement in Upper Canada (Ontario) under the auspices of the British government. These people were awarded land grants in the townships of Dalhousie, Lanark, North Sherborooke and Ramsay in what became Lanark County.

This publication is a transcript of the ship's lists of the Glasgow Emigration Society settlers that travelled to Quebec (Lower Canada) for settlement in Upper Canada (Ontario)on four ships in 1821 and does not include those who came to Canada in 1820. The four ships were: The George Canning, Earl of Buckinghamshire, Commerce, and the David

The emigration society lists contain these specifics:
  • Applicant's name (usually head of household)
  • Number of Men and their ages (in each family group)
  • Number of Women and their ages (in each family group)
  • Number of Male Children and their ages (in each family group)
  • Number of Female Children and their ages (in each family group)
  • Total number of persons in party
  • Financial details (installments)
  • Ship (name of the ship that the Society sailed on)
  • Date of departure
  • Some other misc. bits of information
Contents include:
  • PART 1. The Transcript.
    • The Glasgow Emigration Society 1821
      • Abercrombie Emigration Society 1
      • Abercombrie Emigration Society 2
      • Alloa Emigration Society
      • Balfron Emigration Society
      • Barrowfield Road Emigration Society
      • Bridgeton Canadian Emigration Society
      • Bridgeton Transatlantic Emigration Society
      • Brownfield & Anderston Emigration Society
      • Cambuslang Emigration Society
      • Camlachie Emigration Society
      • Cathcart Emigration Society
      • Deanston Emigration Society
      • Glasgow Canadian Emigration Society
      • Glasgow Junior Wrights' Society
      • Glasgow Loyal Agricultural Society
      • Glasgow Senior Wrights' Society for Emigration
      • Glasgow Trongate Society
      • Glasgow Union Emigration Society
      • Govan Emigration Society
      • Hamilton Emigration Society
      • Hopetown Bathgate Emigration Society
      • Kirkman Finlay Society
      • Lanarkshire Emigration Society
      • Lesmahagow Emigration Society
      • Mile End Emigration Society
      • Milton Dumbartonshire Emigration Society
      • North Albion Emigration Society
      • Paisley Townhead Emigration Society
      • Parkhead Emigration Society
      • Rutherglen Union Emigration Society
      • Spring Bank Emigration Society
      • Spring Bank Emigration Society 2
      • St. John's Parish Emigration Society
      • Strathaven & Kilbride Emigration Society
      • Wishawton Emigration Society
      • List of Families Belonging to the Emigration Societies Noted in the Margin 1
      • List of Families Belonging to the Emigration Societies Noted in the Margin 2
  • PART 2. The Index
60 Pages
8.5 X 11"
Lists (by emigration society/ship)
Illustration (plan of the decks of the ship Earl of Buckinghamshire)
Indexes (name and subject)
Softcover - coil-bound
Originally published by BIFHSGO, Ottawa, 1995 (old ISBN 1-896521-00-2)
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2012

ISBN 978-1-926797-62-5


More resources for LANARK SOCIETY SETTLERS:


  • BOOK - A Swarm of Bees - Lanark Society Settlers 1800-1900, A Journey from Scotland to Upper Canada and Utah By Ron W. Shaw

  • BOOK - The Lanark Society Settlers By Carol Bennett

  • BOOK - The Lanark Society Settlers: Ships Lists of the Glasgow Emigration Society of 1821 by Gerald Neville

  • BOOK - Narrative of a Voyage to Quebec and the Journey from Thence to New Lanark in Upper Canada By John McDonald, A Lanark Society Settler, 1821



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