Home Children 1869 - 1930


Library and Archives Canada has released an online database "Home Children (1869-1930)". The database includes more than 20,000 names of children, who came to Canada.

The names of Dalton children have been extracted for the Dalton Data Bank by DGS North American Secretary Karen Dalton Preston, at the suggestion of Michael Neale Dalton, DGS Chairman.

Introduction

Home Children is a common term used to refer to the child migration scheme founded by Annie MacPherson in 1869, under which more than 100,000 children were sent to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa from the United Kingdom.

The practice of sending poor or orphaned children to British colonies began to help alleviate the shortage of labour there. Labour shortages in the British colonies also encouraged the kidnapping of children for work in the Americas, and large numbers of children were forcibly emigrated.

The main pioneers of child migration in the nineteenth century were the Scottish Evangelical Christian, Annie MacPherson, her sister Louisa Birt, and Londoner, Maria Rye. She later became convinced that the real solution for these children lay in emigration to a country of opportunity and started an emigration fund. In the first year of the fund's operation, 500 children were shipped to Canada. McPherson opened distribution homes in Canada in the towns of Belleville and Galt in Ontario and persuaded her sister, Louisa, to open a third home in the village of Knowlton, seventy miles from Montreal. This was the beginning of a massive operation which sought to find homes and careers for Britain's needy children.

It is the onus of the user to verify the data.

This page was created 5 November, 2011

If you have researched your Dalton family and wish to contribute your data to the Bank, it will be most welcome.  Contact for more information on how to submit your data.

CONTENTS

Surname

Given Name

Age

Sex

Ship

Year of Arrival

Sending Agency

Taken into Care by

Dalton

Ada

 

F

Australasian

1901

 

 

Dalton

Andre

15

M

Montclare

1932

 

 

Dalton

Arthur

12

M

Minnedosa

1922

 

 

Dalton

Charles

15

M

Ascania

1912

 

 

Dalton

Daniel

10

M

Circassian

1886

 

 

Dalton

Donald

15

M

Duchess of Richmond

1930

 

 

Dalton

Edward

15

M

Kensington

1905

 

 

Dalton

Ellen

13

F

Pretorian

1904

 

 

Dalton

Emily

6

F

Sardinian

1892

 

 

Dalton

Emily

9

F

Sardinian

1888

 

 

Dalton

Ernest D

11

M

Tunisian

1903

 

 

Dalton

G.

10

F

Dominion

1905

 

 

Dalton

George

15

M

Dominion

1907

 

 

Dalton

George

14

M

Bavarian

1905

 

 

Dalton

H E

11

M

Scotsman

1896

 

 

Dalton

Henry J

17

M

Doric

1929

 

 

Dalton

Hugh

13

M

Corsican

1913

 

 

Dalton

J Albert

18

M

Laurentic

1913

 

 

Dalton

James

14

M

 

1874

 

 

Dalton

James

7

M

Circassian

1893

 

 

Dalton

James

14

M

Pomeranian

1903

 

 

Dalton

James William

15

M

Montroyal

1929

 

 

Dalton

Janet

14

F

Sarmatian

1897

 

 

Dalton

John

10

M

Pomeranian

1903

 

 

Dalton

John

14

M

Corsican

1911

 

 

Dalton

Joseph

11

M

Corsican

1910

 

 

Dalton

Lucy

7

F

Moravian

1871

 

 

Dalton

Mary E

7

F

Parisian

1889

 

 

Dalton

May

6

F

Carthaginian

1912

 

 

Dalton

Michael

19

M

Megantic

1913

 

 

Dalton

Olive

20

F

Empress of Britain

1913

 

 

Dalton

Patrick

11

M

Victorian

1914

 

 

Dalton

Percy G

19

M

Ausonia

1927

 

 

Dalton

Richard

9

M

Sardinian

1883

 

 

Dalton

Robert A

16

M

Moravian

1871

 

 

Dalton

Stephen Matthew

11

M

Dominion

1902

 

 

Dalton

Thomas

6

M

Parisian

1889

 

 

Dalton

Thomas

14

M

Montrose

1922

 

 

Dalton

Walter

11

M

Tunisian

1905

 

 

Dalton

Ernest D

13

M

 

1903

Canadian Catholic Emigration Society

Sheffield

 

 

 


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