Jersey Emigration

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Emigration from Jersey


This page contains links to a wide-ranging selection of articles on Jersey people who emigrated to all parts of the globe.

Coeur de Lion, a wooden sailing ship built in Jersey, pictured at Port Adelaide, Australia.The 848-ton vessel had double topsails on the fore and mainmasts. She was built in 1867 at the Le Vesconte shipyard and owned by the Jersey Shipping Company [1]. The date of this photograph is not known. It is in the collection of the State Library of South Australia


Advertisements in Jersey newspapers in the 19th century were encouraging Jersey families to emigrate to New Zealand

New Zealand

North America

This is the area of Canada's eastern seaboard where many emigrants from Jersey settled. At the top of the map is the Gaspe peninsular, part of Quebec province, with New Brunswick province below, and then Nova Scotia. At the eastern extreme of Nova Scotia is Cape Breton Island where many families originating from Jersey were granted tracts of land


United States

South Africa

Further Reading

Notes and references

  1. Another record shows the owner between 1870 and 1873 as Philip Ahier
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