King James I instituted the orphan export program to provide colonists cheap labour for English settlements in the Virginia colonies beginning in 1619, thereby reducing state-supported orphans in British cities. Paid gangs rounded up orphans and street children to board ships bound for the Virginia, USA colony. Some 1,500 children were transported to the USA in 1627.
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