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Stray Ships Covering the Period 1800 - 1864

The ships listed here were found in various places but cover the period of 1800-1864. Information has been extracted from books, government records, and other sources. Often, if mentioned in a book, there are some details or part of a diary account given. This is especially so of The Great Migration by Guillet. This is a work in progress and items will be added as they are found. However, if you can fill in a blank for any vessel please contact Marj Kohli

Vessel Master From Date To Date Passengers Deaths Comments
Artemisia     1848 Quebec 1848     from The Great Migration by Guillet (children from the Ragged Schools)
Astrea     1834 Quebec? Halifax?   211   from The Great Migration by Guillet (wrecked off Louisburg and 208 lost)
Boscius               from The Great Migration by Guillet
British Tar     April 1834 Quebec 1834     from The Great Migration by Guillet (Petworth - few cases of measles, pp. 26-27 )
Brunswick
541 tons
    June 13, 1818 Quebec July 29, 1818 (54 families) 24 children from The Great Migration by Guillet (31 to Perth, other on to Township of London - believe they were Talbot Settlers) p. 21
also in Irish Migrants in the Canadas A New Approach by Elliott, pp. 65-6
Brutus   Liverpool May 18, 1832 Quebec 1832 330 81 from The Great Migration by Guillet (cholera)
Camillus               from The Great Migration by Guillet
Camperdown   Limerick June 25, 1819 Quebec Sept 7, 1819 330 4 deaths "one of the best appointed vessels which has cleared out of this port for a long time" fromIrish Migrants in the Canadas A New Approach by Elliott, B., p. 92
Caroline     1832         from The Great Migration by Guillet
Charles Kerr     1835 Australia 1835     brought "poop" governesses fromEmigrant Gentlewomen by Hammerton, J.A., p. 60
China   Limerick  184?  Quebec  184?     from The Great Migration by Guillet (10 weeks and lack of food) p. 56
Constitution               from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship)
Countess of Morley   Scotland? 1826 Rio de la Plata,
Argentina
1826 250   from The Great Migration by Guillet (settled 250 miles from Buenos Aires. Settlement failed and they were moved to Galt, ON via New York. p. 23)
Cumberland Lass  Smith Belfast  1841-2? Quebec  1841-2?  139   from The Great Migration by Guillet (66 days voyage), p. 54
David of London   Greenock May 21, 1821 Quebec June 25, 1821 400 (1 of the 4 births survived) from The Great Migration by Guillet (settled in Lanark area) p. 22
Diana   Dumfries April, 1820 Quebec 1820     from The Great Migration by Guillet (good voyage)
Dolphin   County Down 1842 Quebec 1842     fromIrish Migrants in the Canadas A New Approach by Elliott, B., p. 127
Donegal     May, 1827         from The Great Migration by Guillet
Duncan Gibb               from The Great Migration by Guillet
Edward     1834         from The Great Migration by Guillet (hit an iceberg and sank)
Elizabeth Grimmer     1847 Quebec       from The Great Migration by Guillet (ship so filthy could not get anyone to clean it) p. 16
England   Portsmouth April 25, 1833     196
1 cabin
6 infants
  from The Great Migration by Guillet (Petworth, pp. 25-26)
Emily   Greenock July 1814 Quebec 1814     from The Great Migration by Guillet
Fanny     Feb 2, 1818         from The Great Migration by Guillet (blown off course)
Fidelity     1834         from The Great Migration by Guillet (sank)
Florence   Liverpool 1831 Quebec  1831     from The Great Migration by Guillet, pp. 48-49 re Michael Donnolly and wife.
Frances Ann   Loch Broom 1817 Pictou, NS 1817     from The Great Migration by Guillet
Garrick               from The Great Migration by Guillet
Hannibal     May 2, 18?? New York       from The Great Migration by Guillet
Hebe   London  183? Quebec 183?     from The Great Migration by Guillet (crew were vile; wrecked off Cape Ray July 11, 1833) p. 36
Hercules           800   from The Great Migration by Guillet, (Highland Scots) p. 29
Hope               from The Great Migration by Guillet
Importer   London 1817         from The Great Migration by Guillet (re: John Palmer, p. 50)
Indian     1849 Australia 1849     assults on the female passengers fromEmigrant Gentlewomen by Hammerton, J.A., p. 96
HMS Iphigenia   Portsmouth 1818 Quebec July 29, 1818     carrying the Duke of Richmond, the new governor, fromIrish Migrants in the Canadas A New Approach by Elliott, B. p. 66
Isaac Webb   Liverpool 1850  New York 1850  780   from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship cost 4 steerage) p. 51
Isaac Wright               from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship)
James   Limerick 1834 Quebec (sank April 8, 1834) 267   from The Great Migration by Guillet (wrecked off Newfoundland and only 11 survive
James   Ireland? 1827 Quebec 1827 160 5 from The Great Migration by Guillet (cholera; 35 left in Newfoundland)
James   Ireland 1834 Quebec   250 250 from The Great Migration by Guillet (wrecked) p. 37
James Pattison   Cork 1835 Sydney 1835     took 288 women fromEmigrant Gentlewomen by Hammerton, J.A., p. 54
John Stamp   London 1835 Quebec 1835     from The Great Migration by Guillet (Fitzroy Tp.)
John Dennison   Greenock 1833  Quebec? 1833      from The Great Migration by Guillet, p. 49
Julius Macgregor     June 1842         from The Great Migration by Guillet (no separation of the sexes) p. 16
Lady Hood   Stornoway  1841-2?  Quebec  1841-2?  78 (14 families)   from The Great Migration by Guillet (70 day passage) p. 54
Lady Macnaughton     1837 Quebec       from The Great Migration by Guillet (filthy)
Lancaster     1833 Quebec 1833     from The Great Migration by Guillet
Larch   Sligo 1847 Quebec 1847 440 108 from The Great Migration by Guillet
Laurel   Scotland?   Montreal       from The Great Migration by Guillet
Layton     1833 Australia 1833     female emigrants fromEmigrant Gentlewomen by Hammerton, J.A., p. 59
Lightning   Liverpool   New York       from The Great Migration by Guillet (had a 6 piece German band)
London Wright               from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship)
Lord Ashburton   Liverpool 1847 Quebec 1847 475 107 from The Great Migration by Guillet
Lord Melville
425 tons
  Portsmouth 1832? Montreal 1832?     from The Great Migration by Guillet (Petworth immigrants) p. 27
Lord Wellington               from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship)
Magnet     1819         from The Great Migration by Guillet
Margaret     1834         from The Great Migration by Guillet (picks up survivors of the James)
Mary Ann Bell Cunningham   May, 1817         from The Great Migration by Guillet
Mediator     1837         from The Great Migration by Guillet
Mercury       Quebec 1833     from The Great Migration by Guillet (took the Hebe survivors to Quebec)
Montezuma Lowber             from The Great Migration by Guillet
Napoleon Smith             from The Great Migration by Guillet
New York Lines Le Havre   New York   250 8 from The Great Migration by Guillet (largely Germans)
New World               from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship)
Nimrod
120 ton sloop
              from The Great Migration by Guillet (rescued the women and children from the Hebe when it sank and took them to Cape Breton)
Ontario   Liverpool   New York       from The Great Migration by Guillet
Oxford           300 (Irish)   from The Great Migration by Guillet
Panope       Quebec   400-500   from The Great Migration by Guillet (sent by Lord Darnley from his Irish estate with rations for 23 days and voyage took 50) p. 28
Queen Victoria   Hull April 11, 1843 Quebec May 24, 1843     from The Great Migration by Guillet
Queen of the West               from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship)
Randolph   Blackwall   Canterbury, NZ       from The Great Migration by Guillet
Rothiemurchus Watson Scotland? 1817 ? 1817     from The Great Migration by Guillet (Selkirk settlers) p. 12
Sheridan Cornish   1847         from The Great Migration by Guillet
Sheridan               from The Great Migration by Guillet
Siddons               from The Great Migration by Guillet
Sir Henry Pottinger   Cork 1847 Quebec 1847 399 98 from The Great Migration by Guillet
Snow Sparrow   Liverpool Aug 24, 1800 Halifax Oct 4, 1800     from The Great Migration by Guillet
St. Vincent   London 1844         from The Great Migration by Guillet
St. Andrew     1837 New York       from The Great Migration by Guillet
Star of the West
1,200 tons maiden voyage)
  Liverpool 1850     385
(360 of them Irish)
  from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship)
Tennessee   Liverpool   New York       from The Great Migration by Guillet
Thomas Gelston   Londonderry       450-517?   from The Great Migration by Guillet
Troy     May, 1839 Wellington, NZ 1839     first ship to Wellington, without government approval before British annexation of New Zealand fromEmigrant Gentlewomen by Hammerton, J.A., p. 77
Ulster
330 tons
  Londonderry 1831 Quebec   505   from The Great Migration by Guillet (slept in shifts due to lack of bunks placed in three tiers) p. 14-15
Victoria     1843 maiden London       from The Great Migration by Guillet
Virginius     1847 Quebec 1847 596 158 from The Great Migration by Guillet
Warrior   Bristol 1828 New York Oct 4, 1828     from The Great Migration by Guillet
Washington     1850     900   from The Great Migration by Guillet (passengers treated badly) p. 18
West Point               from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship)
Westmoreland     1834 Quebec 1834     from The Great Migration by Guillet, p. 37
William Thomson     July?, 1832 New York Aug?, 1832     from The Great Migration by Guillet
William M'Gilevary     March 28, 1825 Quebec 1825     from The Great Migration by Guillet
Yorkshire               from The Great Migration by Guillet (packet ship)


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