Allanshaw Ship Register October 5, 1891

This article is about the Allanshaw Ship Register dated October 5, 1891.

Mr. Joe Algoo kindly sent me this page from the Allanshaw Ship Register, that landed in Guyana on October 5, 1891.

He received a copy from Guyana's National Archives offices.

The Allanshaw ship register lists Algoo's grandfather. The 7 year-old traveled with Algoo's great-grandmother. Ship recruiters lied to his great-grandmother and told her that her husband was waiting in Guyana. She never found him. They believe he was taken to South Africa.

Algoo's great-grandmother never remarried.

Algoo's grandfather was self-taught and eventually became the main engineer at the GRB Rice Mill in Cane Grove following the end of Indian indentureship in 1917.

The more I share Indian indentured ship anecdotes, the more messages I get about family members being deceived or kidnapped.

The Allanshaw launched in 1874 and was primarily used to transport Indian Indentured Labourers to the British colonies. On March 23, 1893, it wrecked on Tristan da Cunha en route from Liverpool to Calcutta carrying salt.

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This article was about the Allanshaw Ship Register dated October 5, 1891.

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