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Adelaide Township settlement : Crown Lands petitions : Ms 691, Adelaide, inhabitants of Adelaide, Ekfrid, Moses, Carradoc[sic] and Lobo (12 names) : navigation of River Bear Creek.

Material relating to settlement of Petworth emigrants in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County, Ont. This folder contains a photocopy from the Archives of Ontario RG1 C-I-1, Crown Lands petitions
Note on folder: To Colborne, date?.

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Petworth : maps.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Ontario. Consists of ms. notes, photocopies of published maps of townships and towns, photocopies from manuscript and published sources.

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Illustrations.

Material relating to research on illustrations. This folder consists of research on illustrations from Canadian sources. This folder contains correspondence and photocopies of illustrations.

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Publication Process

Series consists of files which appear appear to be Mary McDougall Maude's files and Wendy Cameron's files. The folders contain material relating to editing the manuscript and correspondence, faxes, e-mails and other working papers circulated among the primary researchers for comment and correction. The "primary researchers" in this case are Wendy Cameron, Mary McDougall Maude, Shela Haines, Leigh Lawson, Brenda Dougall Merriman and sometimes Gwen Peroni.

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Chapter 4 : tables.

Material relating to provisions and regulations for passengers. Consists of annotated photocopies of original printed and ms. sources
Notes on folder: check w. illustrations from NTM.

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Letters from Dorking.

Photocopy of a volume of published letters : Letters from the Dorking emigrants who went Canada in the Spring of 1832.

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Adelaide Township settlement : Crown Lands petitions : Ms 691, Adelaide, Robert Johnston on behalf of the inhabitants of Adelaide, Bear Creek, 6 April 1833.

Material relating to settlement of Petworth emigrants in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County, Ont. This folder contains a photocopy from the Archives of Ontario RG1 C-I-1, Crown Lands petitions
Note on folder: Misery in the settlement - want of food, wants employment continued; women - rheumatism; ague; men - axe wounds; fears "excitement" caused.

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Letter to an MP.

Photocopy of a published item: Emigration: a letter to a member of Parliament containing a statement of the method pursued by the Petworth Committee in sending out emigrants to Upper Canada in the years 1832 and 1833. Petworth, J. Phillips; London: Longman, 1833. Includes a photocopy of the t.p. and table of contents for the same title published in 1834.

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Haldimand County.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Haldimand County. Consists of photocopies from 19th century manuscript and published sources.

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Adelaide Township settlement : Crown Lands petitions : Ms 691, Adelaide, inhabitants of Adelaide and Carradoc[sic], public meeting held at Bear Creek, 1 April 1835.

Material relating to settlement of Petworth emigrants in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County, Ont. This folder contains a photocopy from the Archives of Ontario RG1 C-I-1, Crown Lands petitions
Note on folder: Grant to improve road from Longwoods Road to Lot 16 Seventh Concession (south) of Adelaide (originally opened by Mount.)

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Wilson, Obed.

Correspondence, ts. notes and transcripts of letters "photocopied by Robert Bell," originally dated 1838-1889.

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Adelaide Township settlement : Crown Lands petitions : Ms 691, Adelaide, received 17 March 1836, Indigent settlers of Adelaide, requesting easier terms for land.

Material relating to settlement of Petworth emigrants in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County, Ont. This folder contains a photocopy from the Archives of Ontario RG1 C-I-1, Crown Lands petitions
Note on folder: Good example of the confusion caused by land granting regulations in Upper Canada.

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Woodstock petitions : AO RG1 : Upper Canada land petitions : Woodstock.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Oxford County. This folder contains photocopies from the Archives of Ontario RG1 L3, v. 534: Upper Canada Land petitions W, bundle 19, 1835-1836
Notes on folder : Petition for sale of town lots (need a market); Henry Harwood among those who signed; not directly connected to Petworth emigrants and their lots.

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Letters : Ann Mann.

Material relating to a letter by Ann Mann. Includes a photocopy of a letter from Connie Bayley to Sheila Haines dated 1991 and a photocopy of Ann Mann's letter dated 1837 from the West Sussex Record Office.

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Woodstock : documents.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Woodstock, Ontario. Consists of photocopies from 19th century manuscript sources.

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Adelaide petitions.

Material relating to settlement of Petworth emigrants in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County, Ont. This folder contains a photocopy from the Archives of Ontario, RG1, C-IV, Township Papers : Adelaide, Ms 658n, p. 550-553, "Extract of a report of a committee of the Executive Council of the 18th March 1842 . . . " in answer to petitions made by various inhabitants of Adelaide Township, clarifying terms of purchase of and payment for lands.

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Woodstock petitions : Blandford.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Oxford County. This folder contains photocopies of documents from the Archives of Ontario.

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Waterloo documents : printouts.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Waterloo County. Consists of photocopies from 19th and 20th century manuscript and published sources, including maps.

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Adelaide petitions.

Material relating to settlement of Petworth emigrants in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County, Ont. This folder contains a photocopy from the Archives of Ontario, RG1, C-IV, Township Papers : Adelaide, Ms 658n, p. 744, 746, correspondence from John Humphreys concerning the deed for his land.

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Chantler.

Photocopy. Ms. notes, bond for deed from John Chantler to Moses Chantler.

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Wentworth, Gore : documents.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Wentworth/Gore. Consists of photocopies from 19th century manuscript sources.

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Petworth : bibliography.

Material relating to information gathering and recording by researchers involved in the Petworth project. Includes correspondence to and from Mary McDougall Maude, Wendy Cameron and Sheila Haines, work plan, lists of Sussex Parishes and classification of parish records as well as topical bibliographical lists.

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Family Information Sheets : Questionnaires and Data

Series consists of questionnaires and other data collected from descendants and other informants about families. It is arranged alphabetically by family name of the Petworth emigrant with the name of the correspondent(s) also noted in the file title. These files contain correspondence to and from Wendy Cameron, Mary McDougall Maude and Brenda Dougall Merriman, as well as questionnaires and photocopies from sources containing information about individuals or families.

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The Petworth Project fonds.

Consists of material relating to the research for, writing and publication of two volumes relating to the Petworth Emigration Scheme: Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada : the Petworth Project, 1832-1837 / by Wendy Cameron and Mary McDougall Maude, and English immigrant voices : labourers letters from Upper Canada in the 1830's, both of which were published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2000.

The files retained by the Project fall into three broad categories :

1) the "results of genealogical research in England and the family history files used in creating the list in Part 2 of Assisting emigration;
2) files relating to research in Canadian genealogical resources;
3) files dealing with the process and creation of the books."

Included are correspondence among the primary researchers and to and from individuals relating to families and individual emigrants, data sheets and electronic databases relating to Petworth emigrants and sponsors, photocopies of original correspondence and documents, research notes, drafts and working papers relating to the editing of the final manuscripts.

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Research : Canada : Brenda Dougall Merriman

This series consists of research files belonging to Brenda Dougall Merriman whose work concentrated on settlements of Petworth emigrants in Canada. There is correspondence with the other project members in both Canada and England, as well as correspondence with descendants of and informants on Petworth emigrants and their settlement in Canada. A good deal of the research is on settling details of biography and genealogy of individual family names associated with the various geographical clusters of settlement.

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Parish research, Sheila : list of parishes.

Material relating to possible sources of parish records. Includes ms. notes, lists of parishes and sources searched, photocopies from print sources
Notes on folder: West Sussex as of 1 April 1974; Poor Law Unions BPP 1st report of PLC; East Sussex (1988); (SRH) W.S. parishes not on IGI and parishes searched Jan./Feb. 1989; WS parishes in 1988 IGI.

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