Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists

BT 26
Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists

Passenger lists of people arriving in the United Kingdom by sea kept by the Board of Trade's Commercial and Statistical Department and its successors.

The information given in these lists includes the age, occupation, address in the United Kingdom and the date of entering the country of passengers entering the United Kingdom by sea from ports outside Europe and the Mediterranean.

Electronic images of these records can be searched online through our partner website.


These lists are arranged under the names of the ports of arrival. Descriptions are available at item level.

Related Material:
For registers see BT 32
Separated Material:
With a few exceptions lists before 1890 have not survived.
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Board of Trade, Commercial and Statistical Department, 1872-1886
Board of Trade, Commercial, Labour and Statistical Department, 1895-1916
Board of Trade, Statistical Department, 1918-1945
Board of Trade, Statistics Division, 1945-1970
Physical description:
1476 box(es)
Access conditions:
Available in digital format unless otherwise stated
Unpublished finding aids:
Lists of ships for a particular month by landing port are available at TNA, Kew.

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