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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London_Emigration_and_Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]''  
 
''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London_Emigration_and_Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]''  
  
London was the major port of departure for ships carrying emigrants abroad from the 1500s to modern times. Thousands of indentured servants and convicts boarded ships in London that transported them to the American colonies.  
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London was the major port of departure for ships carrying emigrants abroad from the 1500s to airplanes in modern times. Ships traveled up and down the River Thames. Those leaving the realm cleared at Gravesend. <br>
  
A list of emigrants leaving London in 1636 survives. Other lists dated 1773 to 1776 also survive.
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=== Passenger Lists  ===
  
Tens of thousands of records of indentured servants and transported convicts leaving London exist. They have been published by Peter Wilson Coldham and others. A master index is available on Ancestry ($). Examples of Coldham's publications include:
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There were no comprehensive passenger lists kept for ships departing London before 1890. For further information, see [[England Emigration and Immigration|England Emigration and Immigration]]. A list of emigrants leaving London in 1636 survives. Other lists dated 1773 to 1776 also survive.<br>
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49104 Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London, 1617-1778] at Ancestry ($)
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=== Records of Emigrants  ===
  
Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills identify many Londoners voyaging abroad.
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In lieu of passenger lists, genealogists have sought for London emigration records in a variety of other sources. Tens of thousands of records of indentured servants and transported convicts leaving London for America exist. They have been published by [[Peter Wilson Coldham]] and others. A master index is available on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7486 Ancestry] (£). Examples of Coldham's publications include:
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49104 Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London, 1617-1778] at Ancestry (£)
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Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills identify many Londoners voyaging abroad.  
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{{Main|Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury}}
  
 
A list of ship's departing from London for the United States in the mid-1800s has been reconstructed using sources stored in the arrival country:  
 
A list of ship's departing from London for the United States in the mid-1800s has been reconstructed using sources stored in the arrival country:  
  
*''The London Compass''. Digital versions at Family History Archive: [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH21,74717 Vol. 2].
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*''The London Compass''. Digital versions at {{FSbook|63011}}  Vol. 2.
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[[Image:Thames.JPG]]  
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.eicships.info/ East India Company Ships] (1600-1834)
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*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/0E3D2072-D5F5-40FC-BF55-E113E6A41B60/0/8BIRTHSMARRIAGESANDDEATHSOVERSEAS.pdf Births, Marriages and Deaths Overseas] (London Metropolitan Archives Information Leaflet)
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*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/47F75F53-39BE-4606-98F9-36DDB8593E27/0/21BLACKCARIBBEANCOMMUNITYARCHIVESATLONDONMETROPOLITANARCHIVES.pdf Black Caribbean Community Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives] (LMA Information Leaflet)
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*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/77A1A3CE-D95B-4F1A-9C47-2E92929CC967/0/22CHINESECOMMUNITYARCHIVESATLONDONMETROPOLITANARCHIVES.pdf Chinese Community Archives at London Metropolitan Archives] (LMA Information&nbsp;Leaflet)
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*[http://www.eicships.info/ East India Company Ships] (1600-1834)  
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*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/0B39436F-BC84-4A5D-885C-6AC13FB4C94A/0/23THEGERMANCOMMUNITYINLONDON.pdf The German Community in London] (LMA Information Leaflet)
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London was the major port of departure for ships carrying emigrants abroad from the 1500s to airplanes in modern times. Ships traveled up and down the River Thames. Those leaving the realm cleared at Gravesend.

Passenger Lists

There were no comprehensive passenger lists kept for ships departing London before 1890. For further information, see England Emigration and Immigration. A list of emigrants leaving London in 1636 survives. Other lists dated 1773 to 1776 also survive.

Records of Emigrants

In lieu of passenger lists, genealogists have sought for London emigration records in a variety of other sources. Tens of thousands of records of indentured servants and transported convicts leaving London for America exist. They have been published by Peter Wilson Coldham and others. A master index is available on Ancestry (£). Examples of Coldham's publications include:

Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills identify many Londoners voyaging abroad.

Main article: Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury


A list of ship's departing from London for the United States in the mid-1800s has been reconstructed using sources stored in the arrival country:

Thames.JPG

Websites