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Wayne Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 10:03:07 -0400
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A quick guess: 1848 was a 'revolutionary year' in Europe as a whole.
Coinciding with the potato famine in Ireland, there were food problems in
England, too, along with political unrest. This may have spurred their
Wayne Miller

On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, Michael Burnett wrote:

> My gggg Grandfather Robert Briglin emmigrated
> to the Ontario Co. / Steuben Co. area with his parents
> ca. 1840. He was born in England about 1829.
> I know little about him or why his folks may have left
> England at that particular time. I know that there was
> a fairly significant influx of English immigrants
> to the Ontario Co. NY about 1850.
> Does anyone know what economic conditions/political/
> social factors may have been factors in a small wave of
> Egnlish settlers to NY about mid 19th century?
> Thanks for any information.
> Mike Burnett
> Ontario Co. NY GenWeb
> NY-Military List
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Wayne L. Miller                         Special Collections Librarian
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