Alien Arrival document

27 September, 2010 at 5:05 pm 1 comment

I was preparing to teach a class about Ancestry.com & this prompted me to look at some collections added recently. I was most excited to find the arrival into England of my 3g.grandfather, Samuel SHUTER, from what is now Poland.  I have probably looked for that record, on and off, for about 15 years, but had eventually decided that I was unlikely to find a shipping record from continental Europe to England.

Anyway, I found him – amongst the UK Aliens Entry Books, 1794-1926. The first document was his Certificate of Arrival, 14 Feb 1846, from HO2, certificate 95. The second document was his subsequent arrival on 25 Sep 1854. (HO3 piece 75) This latter was in a book of correspondence, and now I will try to determine if I can obtain a copy of the correspondence referred to in this index.

Anyway, it’s a reminder to me of the new collections being added to sites like Ancestry, and the value of trying to keep checking new collections added.

Samuel Shuter arrival in London

Arrival Certificate, 14 February 1846

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  • 1. Lorraine Doig  |  29 September, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Those bankruptcies records are great. My 3ggrand father had bankruptcy announcements in the London Times, then he left England; probably to avoid prosecution and relocated to South Africa. He promptly went bankrupt there, and those records are truly a treasure. They gave a complete inventory of all his possessions, right down to a deck of cards! They definitely give insight into how our ancestors lived. The records also contain letters written in his own hand explaining his situation – of course, it was the impatience of the creditors – nothing to do with him! I had a South African researcher locate these for me and send me digitized copies.

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