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Immigration Report of 1844 - Ships Under The Passenger Act and Those Not Under The Act

The following information was extracted from the British Parliamentary Papers, 1844, XXXV (503). It covers the period from the fall of 1842 until the spring of 1844. Please note that the destination port is not given, however, from the 1843 immigration report I have been able to determine some of the vessels which did go to Canada. They are marked with an *.

It opens with, "Return of all Ships, with their Names and Tonnage, that have been Employed in carrying Emigrants from the United Kingdom since the passing of the last Colonial Passengers' Act, as far as the same can be made up; together with the Number of such Ships of which the Emigration Commissioners have had information of or noticed.

Copy of all the Correspondence which has taken place between the Public Boards and Public Officers, in the Year 1843, respecting the Emigrant Ships "Catherine and "John and Robert," conveying Emigrants to Cape Breton and Canada.

Return of the Number of Emigrants, distinguishing Men, Women, and Children, shipped on board the Ship "Catherine;" and a similar Return of Emigrants transhipped on board the Ship "John and Robert."
Colonial-Office, Downing-Street, G.W. Hope
17 July 1844.


Colonial Land and Emigration Office,
13 May 1844.

Sir,
"We have the honour to acknowledge your letter of the 10th instant, accompanied by an Order from The House of Commons, for certain Returns relating to Emigration; and we beg leave to transmit to you those Returns, as far as the same can be made up in this Office.

No. 1 is a Return of all Vessels which, since the passing of the New Passengers Act, have sailed with Emigrants from the Ten Ports in the United Kingdom at which there are Government Emigration Agents; and we would beg leave to suggest, that the Board of Customs be requested to furnish, in the same form, so far as circumstances will admit, the required information as regards the remaining ports.

No. 2 is the Correspondence on the Ships "Catherine" and "John and Robert."

No. 3. Is the Return called for, as regards the Ship "John and Robert;" but with respect to the "Catherine," we may observe, that this vessel sailed from Tobermorey, in the Western Islands, at which port there is no Government Agent, and we are unable to make any Return distinguishing the numbers embarked in her. We would therefore suggest, that in this case also the Commissioners of Customs should be requested, if in their power, to supply the information required.

(Note: all vessels marked with a * sailed to Canada.)

Ports: Aberdeen | Alloa | Baltimore | Banff | Beaumaris | Belfast | Bideford | Bristol | Cardiff | Cork | Dublin | Dundee | Fowey | Galway | Glasgow | Gloucester | Greenock | Hull | Irvine | Leith | Limerick | Liverpool | London | Londonderry | Lynn | Newcastle | Newport | Newry | Padstow | Penzance | Plymouth | Poole | Portsmouth | Ross | Scarborough | Sligo | Stockton | Tobermorey | Truro | Waterford | Westport | Whitehaven | Wick | Yarmouth |

London

RETURN of all SHIPS, with their Names and Tonnage, that have sailed, from the Ten Ports at which there are Government Emigration Agents, with EMIGRANTS from the United Kingdom, since the passing of the last Colonial Passengers Act to 31 March last.
Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # Persons on Board Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # Persons on Board
Cleared out UNDER the Passengers Act:
London Elizabeth and Jane 336 8 Oct 1842 58 London
continued
Elizabeth 354 2 Dec 1842 212
  King William 463 12 " " 175   Burhampooter - 16 Oct " (e)
  Brankenmoor 402 15 " " 83   Royal Consort 423 27 " " 220
  Agostina 333 2 Dec " 40   Sea Queen 405 17 Nov " 173
  Success 621 26 Nov " 135   Theresa 495 11 " " 26
  Union 326 17 Oct " 52   Anne Laing 319 11 " " 34
  Westminster 610 4 Nov " 219          
  Phoebe 471 14 " " 149 Cleared out NOT UNDER the Passengers Act:
  Margaret Hardy 269 15 Oct " 68   Hendrick Hudson 821 7 Jan 1843 12
  Barbadoes 219 29 " " 48   Ontario 467 17 " " 13
  Westminster 631 7 " " 54   Toronto 609 27 " " 15
  St. James 617 17 " " 53   Westminster 608 7 Feb " 25
             St. James 617 17 " " 20
Cleared out NOT UNDER the Passengers Act:   Montreal 519 28 " " 27
  Montreal 519 27 Oct 1842 37   Gladiator 672 9 Mar " 31
  Gladiator 672 8 Nov " 21   Mediator 647 18 " " 27
  Niagara 217 12 " " 2   Empress 344 30 Jan " 2
  Mediator 647 16 " " 20   Sharon 320 25 Feb " 10
  Wellington 703 28 " " 15   Columbia 223 27 Mar " 8
  Quebec 653 7 Dec " 14   Talbot 209 25 Feb " 3
  Philadelphia 566 17 " " 25   British Queen 534 18 Mar " 4
  Switzerland 590 27 " " 12   James 348 " " " 3
  George Stevens 507 10 " " 4   Prince George 450 27 " " 6
  Toronto 350 6 Oct " 2   Great Britain 432 22 " " 4
  St. George 604 15 " " 37   Pearl 401 29 " " 30
  Anna Robertson 317 20 8   Lady Seaton 372 31 7
  Chatham 427 5 Nov " 20   Cornwall 319 16 Jan " 5
  Fama 279 10 " " 14   Fortitude 610 28 " " 11
   Eweretta 356 15 " " 5   Ariel 184 28 Feb " 3
   Stratheden 428 17 Dec " 35   Richmond 158 28 " " 3
  Rachel 383 28 " " 15   Sultana 159 8 Mar " 2
  Enmore 281 10 Nov " 26   Amity 151 31 " " 3
  Parkfield 486 21 Dec " 38   Thomas Rickinson 260 3 Feb " 5
  Alieia 427 28 " " 4   Hartley 322 27 " " 5
  Endora 208 5 Oct " 18   Fanny 272 3 2
  Greeian 212 19 " " 2   Reflector 378 13  " " 11
  Glenbervie 387 25 " " 10   Euphrates 557 11 Mar " 33
  John Renwick 402 3 Nov " 10   Morayshire 316 28 " " 9
  Janet 333 29 " " 40   Standerings 271 2 " " 7
  Arab 269 1 Oct " 22   Elizabeth Buckham 269 15 Feb " 7
            Collingwood 282 11 Jan " 2
            Eamont 277 15 Feb " 3
Cleared out UNDER the Passengers Act:   Duke of Roxburgh 416 27 " " 12
  Wellington 703 28 Mar 1843 64   Fortitude 251 19 Jan " 2
  Avoca 254 25 Jan " 49   Jane 341 8 Mar " 1
  Glen Huntly 420 8 Feb " (a)   Tyne 427 6 Feb " 28
  Arabian 391 23 " " (a)   Mary 533 8 Mar " 30
  Senator 346 23 " " (a)   Ontario 467 17 May " 26
  Philadelphia 515 17 Apr " 133   Toronto 609 27 " " 20
  Quebec 653 27 " " 116   Westminster 608 7 Jun " 20
  Sovereign 398 4 May " 92   Montreal 519 27 " " 24
  Hendrick Hudson 821 8 " " 60   Rosabella 251 20 Apr " 25
  St. James 617 17 Jun " 82   Niagara 247 5 Jun " 18
  *Resource 417 4 Apr " 86   Montefiores 293 6 Apr " 2
  *Sisters 851 22 " " 225   Princess Victoria 372 8 " " 15
  *Albion 479 8 May " 70   Jamaica 355 10 " " 15
  *Toronto 350 16 " " 196   Douglas 376 15 " " 17
  Burrell 402 16 " " 133   Emerald 326 22 " " 14
  Salem 294 6 " " 59   Providence 268 6 May " 11
  Bowes of Streatham 369 13 " " 83   Roseberry 311 1 Jun " 25
  Superior 317 17 Jun " (b)   Andromache 316 31 May " 28
  Lord Keane 299 28 Apr " 24   Elizabeth Hunter 212 20 Apr " 2
  Marmion 369 15 Jun " 8   Raeer 116 20 Jun " 3
  Mandarin 425 17 " " 92   Ann Kenny 486 7 Apr " 13
  Ursula 410 16 May " 20   Emma Searle 561 11 " " 19
  Bangalore 876 19 Jun " 41   Brisk 105 9 Jun " 5
  Shepherd 217 15 " " 32   Prince Rupert 347 2 " " 3
  *Amazon 321 20 Jul " 83   Prince Albert 347 2 " " 5
  Abbotsford 328 8 " " 43   Reliance 243 1 Apr " 3
  Himalaya 477 26 Aug " 16   City of Adelaide 280 3 " " 14
  Egyptian 359 (e)     Mary Stewart 197 1 May " 3
  Salsette 362 (d)     Agile 156 2 " " 6
  Neptune 643 2 Oct " 300   Nestor 288 17 " " 2
William Mitcalfe 447 2 Nov " 255   Royal Saxon 442 24 " " 14

Returns Relative to Emigration.. Continued
London

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # Persons on Board Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons on Board
Cleared out NOT UNDER the passengers Act -continued Cleared out NOT UNDER the Passengers Act-continued
London--
continued
Meg Merrilees 314 27 Jun 1843 7 London--
continued
Hamlet 420 4 Sept 1843 6
  Ann Model 263 8 Apr " 2   Bucephulus 556 15 " " 5
  Gambia 214 22 " " 10   Caledonia 405 29 " " 6
  African 183 10 " " 4   Mary Mitcheson 279 15 Aug " 2
  Clyde 114 26 " " 2   Platina 303 4 Sept " 4
  Mary's 129 9 " " 7   London 388 4 " " 18
  Chance 273 22 May " 9   Calcutta 484 11 Jul " 25
  Frances Yates 145 15 Apr " 6   Derwent 362 20 " " 11
  Florentia 452 1 " " 24   Janet Izut 220 14 Aug " 15
  Cuba 272 7 " " 3   Auriga 231 25 " " 7
  Persian 508 4 May " 20   Mayflower 326 1 Sept " 1
  Cleveland 385 30 " " 8   Jane Francis 390 4 " " 6
  Palestine 359 3 Jun " -   Tasmania 502 13 " " 11
  Reward 279 3 May " 6   William Wise 229 19 Jul " 3
  James 358 2 Jun " 8   Indian 276 26 Aug " 8
  Imann of Muskat 456 28 " " 33   Adelaide 258 13 Sept " 15
  Madrus 331 13 Apr " 30   Ellen 380 23 " " 12
  Armata 288 8 " " 3   Corsair 231 1 Jul " 3
  Bengalee 351 21 " " 11   Francis Spaight 366 27 " " 19
  Psyche 256 2 May " 25   Augustus 372 20 Sept " 7
  Thames 45 20 " " 6   Ganges 418 10 " " 11
  Winchester 393 23 " " 10   Cecilia 217 20 " " 4
  Forfarshire 614 7 Jun "  6   Bucephulus 471 15 " " 5
  Regulus 369 29 " " -   Troy 541 4 Oct " 16
  Jane Geary 203 24 Apr " 2   Westminster 608 9 " " 20
  Henry 419 7 Jun " 20   St. James 617 17 " " 15
  Mona 188 17 " " 4   Montreal 519 27 " " 15
  William Stoveld 187 8 May " 3   Gladiator 672 7 Nov " 14
  Gladiator 672 7 Jul " 25   Mediator 647 17 " " 25
  Mediator 647 17 " " 19   Wellington 703 27 " " 10
  Wellington 703 27 " " 25   Hercules 418 27 " " 10
  Switzerland 590 7 Aug " 29   Switzerland 590 7 Dec " 15
  Victoria 938 17 " " 25   Victoria 938 17 Dec " 25
  Quebec 653 27 " " 26   Quebec 653 27 " " 20
  Hendrick Hudson 821 7 Sept " 27   Arethusa 336 3 Oct " 3
  Brooklyn 492 13 " " 25   Huntress 281 28 " " 16
  Panther 718 15 " " 26   Pennsylvania 769 6 Dec " 15
  Toronto 609 27 " " 20   Orbit 749 17 Oct " 9
  Boume 159 1 Aug " 11   James 388 7 " " 3
  Sharon 320 10 Jul " 12   Cape Packet 349 14 " " 10
  Valasio 281 4 Aug " 14   Mountain Maid 192 4 Nov " 15
  Stag 320 7 Aug " 2   Agnes Lee 388 5 Dec " 9
  Ebro 340 27 Sept " 4   Susan Crisp 290 12 Dec " 5
  Constellation 302 20 Sept " 27   Prince Albert 195 13 Dec " 10
  Martha Washington 519 23 Sept " 2   Bromleys 230 20 Oct " 23?
  Briton 302 1 July " 6   Reliance 191 9 Dec " 14
  Susannah 217 7 July " 2   Robert Heddle 231 5 Oct " 9
  Jamaica 355 15 Aug " -   Australian 190 5 Oct " 4
  *Pearl 404 26 Aug " 42   British Queen 152 25 Oct " 5
  Great Britain 432 23 Aug " 10   Sea Bird 114 7 Dec " 3
  Lady Seaton 372 1 Sept " 18   Gambia 214 13 Dec " 3
  John and William 77 23 Aug " 2   Lord Stanley 336 9 Oct " 3
  Porcia 167 4 Sept " 3   Ceres 361 20 Oct " 7
  Garland 162 1 Sept " 5   Emily 176 7 Oct " 2
  Symmetry 125 27 Sept " 3   Copy 97 17 Nov " 4
  Lady Caroline 355 18 Aug " 7   Africanus 183 13 Dec " 6
  Portland 721 4 Sept " 8   Munster Lass 136 2 Oct " 2
  Burnhopeside 344 1 Aug " 12   Grace Darling 195 14 Oct " 15
  James 348 4 Sept " 9   Thomas Jones 294 6 Oct " 8
  Constance 206 26 Aug " 2   Earl Stanhope 293 5 Nov " 20
  City of London 285 12 July " 12   Vixen 168 8 Dec " 2
  Mary Hay 258 3 Aug " 3   Penyard Park 377 17 Oct " 18
  Planet 346 4 Aug " 21   Alfred 716 23 Oct " 10
  Mary Ann 479 7 Aug " 6   Achilles 388 25 Nov " 10
  Port Fleetwood 162 23 Aug " 3   Aracline 319 25 Nov " 5
  Packet 258 10 Sept " 2   Mary Nixon 391 5 Dec " 9
  Orynthia 318 13 Sept " 6   Ganges 430 22 Dec " 11
  Lady Flora 756 23 Sept " 14   Gremona 506 23 Dec " 12
  Rival 164 14 July " 5   Arab 269 22 Dec " 5
  Mary Alice 247 13 Sept " 20   Enterprise 155 5 Oct " 17
  Susan 101 27 Sept " 16   Kinnear 368 25? Oct " 12
  Champion 211 11 July " 2   Louisa 306 27 Dec " 3
  Jack 185 17 Aug " 12   Trusty 365 9 Dec " 20
  Dispatch 76 10 Sept " 2   Governor 143 27 Oct " 3
  Jane 194 15 Sept " 4   Tuscan 180 6 Dec " 2
  Robert Clive 163 23 Sept " 4          
  Clara 360 1 July " 11          
  Asia 328 7 July " 7 Cleared out under the Passengers Act:
  Adrustus 359 19 July " 11          
  Andromeda 408 4 Aug " 13  London Royal Saxon 510 2 Mar 1844  
  General Hewett 960 10 Aug " 20   Dale park 402 16 Mar "  
  Adeu 422 1 Sept " 22   Taglioni 350 12 Feb " 32


Banff

Return of all Ships, with their Names and Tonnage, that have sailed with Emigrants from the United Kingdom (except the Ten Ports at which there are Government Emigration Agents), since the passing of the last Colonial Passengers Act, as far as the same can be made up.
Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Cleared out Under the Passengers' Act:
Banff Anna Mary 213 15 Apr 1843 29 Banff Anna Mary 213 2 Aug 1843 3

Beaumaris

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Cleared out Not Under the Passengers' Act:
Beaumaris Given Evans 305 24 July 1843 9 Beaumaris Given Evans 305 16 Apr 1844 17

Bideford

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Cleared out Under the Passengers Act:
Bideford *Saint Ann's 535 26 Apr 1843 309 Bideford Hartland 487 27 Apr 1844 80
Cleared out Not Under the Passengers' Act
Bideford Mary Ann 179 16 Sep 1842 40 Bideford *Arab 184 26 Aug 1843 36
British Lady 254 31 Mar 1843 42 John Hawkes 173 7 Sep " 3
Civility 247 15 Apr " 2 Lady Sale 184 3 Apr 1844 12
Arab 184 18 Apr " 55 Florida 186 18 Apr " 8
*Mary Ann 179 18 Apr " 82 Lord Ramsay 346 20 Apr " 18
Isabella 180 29 Jul " 12

Bristol

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Cleared out Under the Passengers' Act:
Bristol Orlando 344 22 Aug 1842 111 Bristol Eliza 321 31 May 1843 79
Cosmo 409 6 Apr 1843 82 Cosmo 409 22 Sept " 44
Lord Canterbury 599 6 " " 48 Cosmo 409 20 Mar 1844 91
Emmanuel 421 7 " " 45
Cleared out Not Under the Passengers' Act:
Bristol Emmanuel 424 17 Aug 1842 18 Bristol Caroline Alice 182 17 Jul 1843 10
Watermillock 210 20 Aug " 7 Ann 98 20 Jul " 11
Merchant 317 22 Sep " 27 Duncan 309 6 Oct " 6
British Queen 487 6 Mar 1843 22 Governor Harvey 135 18 Mar 1844 28
Druid 361 5 Apr " 22 Lotus 397 3 Apr " 14
Jane and Barbara 389 6 Apr " 2 Arab 106 9 Apr " 4
Arab 106 26 Apr " 10 Indian 234 5 May " 30
Milford 319 15 Jul " 10

Cork

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Cleared out Under the Passengers Act
Cork Brankenmoor 402 6 Nov 1842 77 Cork *Coxon 305 10 May 1843 70
Tryagain 291 13 Apr 1843 97 Louisa 324 22 Apr 1843 107
Urania 286 22 Apr 1843 27 Thomas Naylor 283 17 May 1843 151
*John Francis 362 27 Apr 1843 124 Martha 256 26 May 1843 58
Cleared out NOT Under the Passengers Act
Cork Commerce 321 4 Feb 1843 5 Cork Mary 110 16 June 1843 3
Africaine 316 29 Apr 1843 14 Isadore 144 26 May 1843 4
Albion 313 26 May 1843 26 St. Patrick 636 3 Aug 1843 2
Swan 234 27 May 1843 19

Fowey

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Fowey Royal Adelaide 409 23 Aug 1842 24 Fowey Good Intent 592 9 Aug 1843 44
*Royal Adelaide 453 8 Jul 1843 51

Gloucester

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Gloucester Ireland 442 29 Mar 1843 44 Gloucester Ireland 442 2 Apr 1844 44
Collina 416 7 Apr 1843 40

Hull

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Hull Minstrel 435 7 Apr 1843 145 Hull Don 449 4 Apr 1844 89
Llan Rummey 385 8 Apr " 115 Stentor 383 8 Apr " 98
Sir Ed. Hamilton 483 17 Apr " 131 Sir Ed. Hamilton 483 15 Apr " 84
*Amazon 442 24 Apr " 112 Amazon 442 24 Apr " 152
*Fergus 430 13 May " 204 Fergus 430 15 May " 131
Comet 311 27 May " 55 Foder 342 16 May " 45
*Victory 414 3 Jun " 54 Ellergill 360 24 May " 33
Llan Rummey 385 29 Mar 1844 158

Lynn

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Lynn Phya 259 15 Apr 1843 14 Lynn Phya 259 16 Apr 1844 27

Newcastle

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Newcastle Harmonia 170 26 Oct 1842 43

Newport

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Newport Madison 500 7 Mar 1844 37

Padstow

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Padstow *Belle 346 Apr 1843 117? Padstow *Belle 346 July 1843 46
*Clio 513 " 37 Belle 346 Apr 1844 94
*Clio 513 July 1843 51

Penzance

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Penzance *Industry 329 5 Apr 1843 5 Penzance Victoria 307 3 Apr 1844 60

Plymouth

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Plymouth King William 463 20 Oct 1842 36 Plymouth Priscilla 517 31 Jul 1843 50
Westminster (to NZ) 610 4 Dec " 111 Wm. Metcalfe 417 14 Nov " 51
Dahlia 943 10 Apr 1843 169 Sea Queen 413 8 Dec " 70
Spermaceti 412 16 Apr " 221 Spermaceti 412 8 Apr 1844 207
Cosmopolite 373 28 Apr " 91 Priscilla 517 16 Apr " 39
Florence 330 5 Jun " 115 Lord W. Bentinck 411 24 Apr " 31
Spermaceti 412 4 Aug " 49 St. George 388 28 May " 42

Portsmouth

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Portsmouth *Resource 417 12 Apr 1843 22 Portsmouth Burrell 402 9 Apr 1844 61
*Sisters 815 27 Apr " 43

Stockton

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Stockton Ann and Mary's 293 8 Apr 1843 50 Stockton Emperor 279 20 May 1843 10
John Clifton 260 11 Apr " 10 Sarah Richardson 270 3 Apr 1844 14
*Lavinia 249 18 Apr " 49 Conservator 298 4 Apr " 37

Yarmouth

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Yarmouth *Baltic 252 20 May 1843 72

Truro

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Truro Silvanus 320 19 Apr 1843 7 Truro Clio 513 6 Apr 1844 162

Whitehaven

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Whitehaven Philomela 237 15 June 1843 21 Whitehaven William Peile 279 28 June 1843 35

Aberdeen, Scotland

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Aberdeen Heroine 387 6 Apr 1843 43 Aberdeen Brilliant 332 17 Apr 1844 37
Rose 279 2 June " 94 St. Laurence 406 20 Apr " 139

Alloa

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Alloa Alfred 342 3 Apr 1843 1 Alloa Alfred 342 19 Mar 1844 1
Thames 371 3 Apr " 1 Fanny 367 15 May " 1
General Graham 429 4 Aug " 3

Dundee, Scotland

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Dundee Apollo 276 20 Aug 1842 11 Dundee Lady Kinnaird 350 18 May 1843 65
Prince Albert 269 2 Nov " 17 George 676 10 Jun " 56
Leipsie 282 3 Apr 1843 5 Jean Hastie 280 27 Jun " 18
Apollo 276 3 Apr " 42 Blackness 266 29 Jul " 58
Emma 211 4 Apr " 34 Apollo 276 17 Aug " 26
Flora 230 28 Apr " 57 Apollo 276 3 Apr 1844 48

Glasgow, Scotland

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Glasgow Favorite 340 5 Apr 1843 78 Glasgow John Cumming 678 16 June 1843 83
Sarah 537 15 Apr " 58 Monument 543 28 June " 87
Springfield 517 17 Apr " 42 Margaret 623 30 June " 238
Eagle 370 18 Apr " 91 *Hector 247 12 July " 92
Superb 519 27 Apr " 194 Octavara 628 26 July " 59
*Jane Duffus 382 2 May " 257 *Caledonia 437 1 Aug " 61
*Brilliant 428 2 May " 191 Margaret Poynter 305 10 Aug " 51
*Jeanie Deans 319 2 May " 75 Favorite 404 26 Aug " 53
*Bona Dea 625 4 May " 403 Entaw 629 30 Aug " 54
*Blonde 676 13 May " 297 Perdonnet 528 10 Sep " 37
*Eleutheria 423 19 May " 160 Adam Carr 345 1 May 1844 131
Caledonia 518 30 May " 154 Brilliant 428 4 May " 217
*Hamilton 638 2 June " 263 Ann Henzell 277 13 May " 75
*California 629 3 June " 328 Hector 247 21 May " 138
*Menapia 280 13 June " 183

Irvine

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Irvine Eliza 307 10 Apr 1843 12 Irvine Dundonald 190 14 June " 9

Wick

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Wick Pacific 386 13 Apr 1843 39 Wick Jean Hastie 280 4 Jul 1843
Symmetry 334 29 Apr " 128 Pacific 386 25 Apr 1844
George 676 1 Jul " 245

Baltimore

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Baltimore *Champlain 299 6 May 1843 77 Baltimore Try Again 291 18 Apr 1844 158

Galway, Ireland

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Galway Mariner 342 10 Apr 1843 5 Galway Redwing 236 20 Apr 1844 63
Leila 291 20 Apr " 48 Leila 291 20 May " 149
Midas 225 18 Apr 1844 75

Newry, Ireland

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Newry Dolphin 484 7 Apr 1843 155 Newry Ayrshire 543 30 Mar 1844 123
*Sir George Prevost 450 10 Apr " 185 Sir George Prevost 450 6 Apr " 144
Romulus 163 11 Apr " 9 Dolphin 484 9 Apr " 194
New Zealand 728 1 Dec " 7 Agnes & Ann 412 21 Apr " 209

Ross, Ireland

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Ross John Bell 501 7 Apr 1843 55 Ross *John Bell 501 5 Apr 1844 153
*Ann 313 29 Apr " 62 Lady Bagot 442 6 Apr " 182
*John Bell 501 15 July " 32 Ann 313 10 Apr " 30

Waterford, Ireland

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Waterford Ocean 367 9 Apr 1843

(report has a ditto here which means 1844 but since it then goes to Apr of 1844 later, I believe this should be 1843)

173 Waterford Medina 378 11 Apr 1844 110
Thistle 265? 9 Apr " 54 Dispatch 522 11 Apr " 76
*Medina 378 17 Apr " 63 Eagle 205 13 Apr " 106
Despatch 522 20 Apr " 111 Ratchford 187 16 Apr " 123
Eagle 205 22 Apr " 64 John 174 24 Apr " 58
Ocean 367 6 Apr 1844 198

Westport

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Westport *Thompson 210 23 May 1843 139 Westport Constitution 241 10 May 1844 132

Tobermorey, Scotland

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons
Tobermorey *Charles Humberston[sic] 640 25 July 1843 405
Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons

Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons Port Name of Ship Tonnage Date of Sailing # of Persons


No. 2

Copy of Correspondence on the Emigrant Ships "Catherine" and "John and Robert."
Government Emigration-office, Belfast,
24 August, 1843
Sir,
I beg to acquaint you, for the information of the Board, that the ship "Catherine" of Belfast has just put into this port in a very leaky state.

She sailed from Tobermorey for Cape Breton and Quebec upwards of four weeks ago. A store is provided for the reception of the poor people, and of course they will receive the requisite provisions, according to the Act, until the defects of the ship are either made good, or another ship prepared for their reception. They amount to about 220 adult passengers.
I have, &c.
(Signed) Peter Stark.

Stephen Walcott, Esq.


Government Emigration-office, Belfast,
26 August 1843
Sir,
I beg to acquaint you that some-of the poor people in the "Catherine" (reported by me in my letter of the 24th instant to have put in here in distress) having determined to return home, requested I would endeavour to get their head-money restored to them. Upon my urging them to proceed, and that they had always the ship's allowance of a pound of bread a day to depend upon, a most extraordinary infringement of the Act was disclosed.

It appears that the bread in the master's charge was paid for by the passengers themselves, and in such proportions as their means admitted of. Thus, the greater number received half a pound per day, some few the whole pound, and others none. I at once compelled an issue of the full allowance to all for three days, and finding I could obtain no other redress, I consulted with the magistrates as to whether they would grant me a summons against the master, with a view to the recovery of the head-money, as well as to make good the deficiency of the bread withheld. It being their opinion that they could not enforce it or assit me to obtain my object, I then demanded a summons against that individual for the infringement of the 6th clause of the Act, which was at once granted, and which had the effect of such an arrangement being made with the complainants as to render my summons completely null, as I could not procure any evidence; the passengers in a body acknowledging they had no cause of complaint; that they were satisfied and had been well treated by the captain in all their trials, &c.

Many of the poor people embarked from four to five weeks previous to the ship's departure, during which period they neither received provisions nor any other compensation.

Every possible exertion is being made to get a ship just returned from Quebec ready for the passengers, and I hope to get them off at the farthest upon Wednesday next.

I have, &c.
(Signed) Peter Stark.

Stephen Walcott, Esq.

P.S. - It is almost superfluous to state, that I will take care the necessary water, provisions, &c. &c. For the full ten weeks is made good, ere the required certificate is granted for the ship's clearance.


Colonial Land and Emigration-office
9 Park-street Westminster, 29 August 1843
Sir,
I am directed by the Board to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the 24th and 26th instant on the subject of the arrival of the "Catherine" at Belfast in a leaky state from Tobermorey on her way to Cape Breton and Quebec.

With respect to provisions during her detention at your port, while the Commissioners regret that your summons against the master failed from want of evidence, they are glad to perceive that arrangements have been made in consequence, which are satisfactory to the people; and they approve of your intention of requiring that the full allowance of provisions and water be made good before the ship be permitted to renew the voyage.
I am, &c.
(Signed) S. Walcott, Secretary

Lieutenant Stark, R.N. Belfast


Government Emigration-office, Belfast
2 September 1843
Sir,
I beg to acquaint you, that the ship "John and Robert," with the passengers of the "Catherine," cleared out yesterday, but owing to the extreme confusion I postponed mustering her until this morning, and she has now proceeded on her destination.

She has water and provisions &c. Complete, and with the proceeds of 20 partly raised by me, and the remainder in Glasgow, a supply of coffee, molasses, and bacon has been put on board for their use, so that they are greatly better off than when they originally started.

I am, &c.
(Signed) Peter Stark

Stephen Walcott Esq.,


Name of Ship Date of Sailing Whether Bound Registered Tonnage Superficial Feet of Lower Deck unoccupied by Ship's Goods or Stores Number of Statue Adults Ship can carry Number of Cabin Passengers Number of Crew Adults Children 14 and 1 Infants Total Steerage Passengers Equal to Statute Adults
M F T M F M F T
John and Robert 2 Sep 1843 Quebec and
Cape Breton
501
 
2,500
 
250 nil

2

23 13

79

11

68

24

147

9

29

6

34

-

6

-

5

15

74

39

221

31

178

Total Number of "John and Robert"
passengers
92 79 171 38 40 6 5 89 260 210

Extract of a Return from the Chief Government Immigration Agent at Quebec, on the Ship "John and Robert."
"A good vessel, and all well supplied according to law, and landed in good health. The passengers by this vessel are a part of the unfortunate emigrants who embarked from the Western Isles in the ship "Catherine" in the month of May, and put into Belfast in distress, when they were re-embarked on board this vessel.

I have &c.
(Signed) A.C. Buchanan,
Chief Agent


Date Vessel's Name Master Where from Number of Emigrants Total Remarks
M F Children under 14
13 Oct 1843 John and Robert M'Kechnie Belfast 10 8 4 22 Proceeded to join relatives and parties in Toronto and Glengarry.
"Note: -The passengers in the 'John and Robert' are a part of the unfortunate emigrants who embarked from the Wester Isles in the ship 'Catherine' in the month of May: and, after being five weeks at sea, put into Belfast in distress, they were there transhipped on board this vessel. Captain M'Kechnie landed 200 at Ship Harbour in the Gut of Canso, and brought the remaining 22 on to this port. These people are all destitute, and were forwarded to their friends at the expense of this department."

From a Canadian Source: MABOU PIONEERS (PANS CS 88, M112, Lib.)

CATHERINE, 448 tons from Tobermory 1843-07-13 to the gut of Canso - 20 steerage

MORISON, Alexander40
MORISON, Flora32
MORISON, Mary9
MORISON, Peggy7
MORISON, Donald5
MORISON, Effy2
MORISON, John1
MCLEOD, Duncan32
MCLEOD, Ann26
MCLEOD, Duncan9 mo.
MCEACHERN, Dugald 32
MCEACHERN, Mary55 (widow)
MCEACHERN, Hugh31
MCEACHERN, Angus28
MCEACHERN, John26
MCEACHERN, Ronald20
MCEACHERN, Rory18
MCEACHERN, James16
MCEACHERN, Peggy22
MCEACHERN, Mary13


Footnotes:

(a) - Fitted for the conveyance of free negroes
(b) - Fitted for free negroes
(c) - Fitted for free negroes
(d) - Fitted for free negroes
(e) - Wrecked off margate; passed, saved, and shipped on board Royal Consort


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