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Re: Schemes for emigrants from North Northumberland 1877-81
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 19 January 19 10:34 GMT (UK) »


Where are you seeing this -

"...They had 2 sons John 1869 and James 1870 and ran a small farm at HETTON near Chatton, Northumberland".

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V51M-KW1

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Re: Schemes for emigrants from North Northumberland 1877-81
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 19 January 19 11:21 GMT (UK) »
@ Belfordian,  around 1870, Bell & Co on the Clyde developed refrigerated shipping. So-called "Reefer Ships" imported frozen beef & mutton from Oz & NZ. Despite teething troubles this meat flooded the market & sheep were taken off many Highland estates in Scotland to be replaced by more profitable deerstalking. Could explain the exodus of shepherds!

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Re: Schemes for emigrants from North Northumberland 1877-81
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 31 January 19 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Thank you to everyone for their suggestions. The reason I asked about schemes for recruiting would be emigrants is that I had exhausted all other sources! It is not helped by the surname appearing in documentation as Donkin, Dunkin and Duncan! I have started looking at the lists in the different states of Australia. I had not realised there was no central index. Perhaps I will be lucky! I have found them on every census from 1841 to 1871 and John Donkin is recorded as informant on the death cert of his mother in law in 1877. After that they disappear, can,t find deaths and one of the family appears on the census so it seemed reasonable to assume that after the mother died the family decided to move elsewhere.

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DOCKWREY (South Shields)
REDPATH (Northumberland, Oklahoma)
SOUTHERN, SUTHREN, SITHERN (North Northumberland)
DARLING (Carham)

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Re: Schemes for emigrants from North Northumberland 1877-81
« Reply #12 on: Friday 01 February 19 07:53 GMT (UK) »
Morning, I have family, recruited by a crown agent, from Rothbury area NBL coming to work in South Africa on the Natal Government Railways in 1885.   I understand that workers with certain skills were targeted, transport costs paid. My ggrandfather worked out his time, changed jobs on the railways and never went back, according to the research I managed to find, many did not return to UK.  Had a quick look at FS in South Africa - Duncan popular surname, also some Donkin's - perhaps worth a look?

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Re: Schemes for emigrants from North Northumberland 1877-81
« Reply #13 on: Friday 01 February 19 09:46 GMT (UK) »
I had not thought of South Africa. Thanks for the suggestion; I will get searching there!

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Re: Schemes for emigrants from North Northumberland 1877-81
« Reply #14 on: Friday 01 February 19 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Argentina & Chile also received shepherds from the UK.

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Re: Schemes for emigrants from North Northumberland 1877-81
« Reply #15 on: Friday 01 February 19 11:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, didn,t know that. Wow the net is widening........will I ever find them?

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Re: Schemes for emigrants from North Northumberland 1877-81
« Reply #16 on: Friday 01 February 19 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Some light reading Belfordian!  ;D   

https://www.electricscotland.com/history/argentina/patchap1.htm

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Re: Schemes for emigrants from North Northumberland 1877-81
« Reply #17 on: Friday 01 February 19 14:12 GMT (UK) »
Skoosh
This looks fascinating!
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