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Bounty system immigrants from county Femanagh ireland
« on: Tuesday 04 June 19 09:08 BST (UK) »
Help, how do I find, how immigrants from County Fermanagh Ireland, got to Glasgow Scotland, to get on Ship, to Australia, in 1841?

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Re: Bounty system immigrants from county Femanagh ireland
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 June 19 09:28 BST (UK) »
A steamboat to Greenock to take ship or picked up in Northern Ireland en-route.

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Re: Bounty system immigrants from county Femanagh ireland
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 June 19 09:33 BST (UK) »
Walked, or took Barge or Coach to Belfast, boat to Glasgow.
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Re: Bounty system immigrants from county Femanagh ireland
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 June 19 09:41 BST (UK) »
Would there be any records that I could search to find out how and why Immigrants had to go to Glasgow for the Ship :)

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Re: Bounty system immigrants from county Femanagh ireland
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 June 19 09:55 BST (UK) »
Emigrant ships generally sailed from the Tail o the Bank, so Greenock,  Glasgow was 26 miles up-river. Whether the online archive of the Greenock Telegraph might help?

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Re: Bounty system immigrants from county Femanagh ireland
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 June 19 18:30 BST (UK) »
Irish Toolkit https://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com
Heading Genealogy > Emigration. Includes Irish immigration to Britain and routes. 1st steam-packet between Belfast and Glasgow was 1818.

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Re: Bounty system immigrants from county Femanagh ireland
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 June 19 18:32 BST (UK) »
Walked, or took Barge or Coach to Belfast, boat to Glasgow.
Or got a lift on a cart?


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Re: Bounty system immigrants from county Femanagh ireland
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 04 June 19 21:41 BST (UK) »
 The upper Clyde was very difficult for sea-going ships, hence the origin of Port Glasgow where Henry Bell had the Comet built in 1812 & started the worlds first steamer service. Glasgow had a regular steamer service to Greenock plus the railway which opened in 1841.

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Re: Bounty system immigrants from county Femanagh ireland
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 00:13 BST (UK) »
Individuals or small groups could be sponsored by people in Australia. Ships were chartered by an agent in U.K. People applied to an agent to fill up a ship.
("Assisted and Bounty Immigrants" by Jenny Joyce www.unlockthepast.com.au)

According to "Australia's Early Immigration Schemes - The Bounty Scheme" a fault of the scheme was that not many settlers could afford to pay agents in U.K. to act for them and the system soon fell into the hands of the ship owners or of speculators. www.angelfire.com/al/aslc/immigration.html