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From: "john guy" <>
Subject: Re: Return to England.
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 17:09:21 +0100
Don't have any specific information, but I just read a book about Brunel and
Stephenson. Brunel's Great Western was the first steam ship to complete the
Bristol to New York run non-stop around 1840 in 19 days.
But of course, Liverpool became the starting point for commercial steam
travel later. This just points out that the trans-Atlantic market must have
been large and frequent to justify this size of investment.
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From: "Maureen Avery" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 10:17 PM
Subject: Return to England.
> Can anyone tell me how easy it would have been to return to England in the
mid 19th Century. I have a family member who migrated to the USA with his
children by his first wife and a pregnant second wife in 1849. The baby was
born in New Jersey in the November and although her stepbrothers and sisters
remained in the USA she and her mother returned to England by 1858 when she
was baptised. The wife states she was widow in 1861 so I assume that her
husband died in the USA. She was obviously not wealthy so how did she return
> I would be grateful for some thoughts on tis matter.
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