Emigration To Quebec

On this page we include notes about the emigration through the port of Padstow in 19th century

It is estimated that between 1831 – 1860 over 42,000 Emigrants left Cornwall for North America. 6,198 left Padstow for Quebec and Montreal.  In 1841 Padstow was the third highest English emigrant port for Canada sending 558 emigrants. First was Liverpool with 2,994, Second London 642.  In 1842 1,173 went from Padstow, 1,207 from  Plymouth and 5,823 from Liverpool.

padstow museum

Diary of an Emigrant By George Davey Transcribed by John M. Schoenknech

>> read pdf