Emigrants: Africa


Like many European families, economic hardship, religious intolerance, or just the excitement of new horizons and opportunities offered by the outposts of the British Empire, or the open door policy of the USA, persuaded many Mastertons to seek their fortunes in the New Worlds. I have come across emigrants to the Americas, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand from the 19th century onwards.

Records of some Masterton emigrants from their home country.

Southern Africa

Name Age Date From Ship Port of Arrival Final Destination
Archibald Masterton bef Sep 1922

Sources for images of ships: 1) Simplon Postcards The Passenger Ship Website
2) Clydebuilt