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Ships lists which left Newry or Warrenpoint

Written by John McCullagh , Newry Journal  
Wednesday, 14 January 2004
The following long lists are reproduced solely for the benefit of any Newry exile in search of the ship on which their forebears left Newry or Warrenpoint in the nineteenth century.  The ships' lists are neither representative nor exhaustive.

DIANA
 Newry to New York
 5/18/1803

 ALLEN,Isabella,,32    Market-hill
 BARDER,Sarah,,31,Labourer    Ballybery
 BROTHERS,Charlotte,,26,Labourer     Banbridge
 BROTHERS,John,,30,Labourer   Monaghan
 BROTHERS,Rebecca,,45,Labourer       Newry
 BRUDEN,Richard,,28,Labourer  Fentona
 BURDEN,John,,32,Labourer     Ballybery
 CAHOONE,Mary,,22,     Cavan
 COLLINS,Isaac,,30,Labourer   Monaghan
 COLLINS,John,,36,Labourer    Market-hill
 CRAWLEY,Samuel,,35,Labourer  Cootehill
 CROWLEY,Mary,,39,     Market-hill
 CROWLEY,Patrick,,39,Labourer Market-hill
 DEBLOIS,Rebecca,,24,  Ballyconnell
 DOWNS,James,,30,Labourer     Cootehill
 ELLIS,Henry,,30,Labourer     Newry
 FARREL,James,,40,Labourer    Stewartstown
 FURE,Thomas,,39,Labourer     Newry
 LEWIS,Thomas,,30,Labourer    Monaghan
 MARTIN,John,,36,Labourer     Monaghan
 MARTIN,Mary,,20,Labourer     Banbridge
 MICHAEL,John,,30,Labourer    Dundalk
 MYTROOD,Hannah,,25,Labourer  Newry
 OVERING,Mary,,25,     Cavan
 PHILIPS,Benjamin,,30,Labourer       Dundalk
 PHILLIPS,Patrick,,24,Labourer       Strabane
 ROONEY,Thomas,,40,Labourer   Banbridge
 SLEITH,Wm.,,23,Labourer      Dundalk
 SMITH,Thomas,,37,Labourer    Bathfriland
 WHITHOM,Eliza.,,23,   Killyshandon

HOPEWELL
Newry to New York
6/6/1803

ANDERSON,John,,25,Labourer
COUSER,James,,18,Labourer
CULLAGER,Pat,,20,Labourer
DALY,Wm.,,30,Labourer
DOWNEY,Peter,,22,Labourer
FERRIGAN,Geo.,,32,Labourer
HUMPHRIES,David,,52,Labourer
HUMPHRIES,Joseph,,26,Labourer
HUMPHRIES,Moses,,17,Labourer
HUMPHRIES,Robert,,40,Labourer
HUMPHRIES,Robt.,,19,Labourer
MARTIN,Wm.,,36,Labourer
MCCEAVERELL,John,,35,Labourer
MCLEHERRY,Thos.,,21,Labourer
REED,James,,20,Labourer
SMYLEY,Sam,,35,Labourer
THORNBURY,William,,40,Labourer

"James"
List of passengers from NEWRY, Ireland, to New York on Ship JAMES
10 May, 1849.


William Dongan  shoemaker 30
Jane Dongan     wife      25
Mary Fanning    servant   23
John Hanvey     labourer  18
Pat Hanvey      labourer  15
Bridget Hanvey  servant   11
Jane McCartin   servant   19
Ann McDermott   servant   24
Hugh McGeogh    labourer  21
Mary McGrory    servant   18
James McKeon    labourer  20
Sally McKenna   servant   20
Jane McNally    servant   19
Margaret O'Neill       servant   23
Susan O'Neill   servant   19
Bridget Quin    servant   17
Michael Vallely        labourer  30
Margaret Vallely       wife      28
Roger White     labourer  20


"President"
A list of passengers on the American Ship the PRESIDENT of New Bedford
from Newry for New Castle in America,  sworn 21 April 1804.


Edward Lynch  22?    labourer    Armagh
Robt. Frances 30     farmer      Cavan
Jane Frances  28   Cavan
Mary Frances   2   Cavan
Margt. Farley 20   Cavan
Wm. Gilmore   50     labourer    Cavan
Jane Gilmore  50   Cavan
Frances Gilmore      21   Cavan
James Gilmore 19     labourer    Cavan
Rose Gilmore  17   Cavan
???? Gilmore  16   Cavan
Bartley Hart  17   Cavan
Andw. McQuillan      40     farmer      Cavan
Margt. McMullen      41   Cavan
John McMullen 20     farmer      Cavan
Saml. McMullen       13   Cavan
Wm. Wright    40     labourer    Cavan
David Ferguson       54     labourer    Armagh
Robt. Ferguson       25     farmer      Down
Wm. Ferguson  21     farmer      Down
Hugh Ferguson 19     farmer      Down
Jas. Ferguson 16     farmer      Down
Eliza Ferguson       14   Down
Jas. McBride  37     farmer      Down
Wm. McBride   22     farmer      Down
Sarah McBride 10     farmer      Down
Jas. Lard     30     farmer      Armagh
Margt. Lard   31   Armagh
Jane Lard      8   Armagh
Sarah Lard     2   Armagh
Jas. Murphy   36     farmer      Armagh
Mary Murphy   30   Armagh
James Murphy   5   Armagh

"Patty"
A list of passengers to go on board the ship PATTY, sworn at Newry, 5 May
1803.


Alexr. Armstrong    29 labourer       Armagh
John Armstrong      29 farmer  Down
John Blair   29 labourer       Down
Biddy Brown  38 spinster       Down
Thomas Dick  32 farmer  Down
Samuel Eakin 50 farmer  Down
James Eakin  46 farmer  Down
James Fitspatrick   37 farmer  Down
Mary Fitspatrick    32 spinster       Down
John Fleming 24 labourer       Queens County
John Gibson  50 famer   Tyrone
Wm. Griffis  34 labourer       Down
Mary Harvey  45 spinster       Armagh
Eliza Harvey 23 spinster       Armagh
Robt. Harvey 48 farmer  Armagh
David Hunter 28 labourer       Tyrone
Edward Hunter       34 labourer       Tyrone
George Hunter       14 labourer       Tyrone
Andrew Hurs  30 labourer       Down
John Kenedy  41 labourer       Down
Patk. Lynch  27 labourer       Tyrone
Edward Maugher      26 labourer       Queens County
Saml. McBride       28 labourer       Tyrone
John McDale  36 labourer       Down
James Nelson 28 farmer  Down
Saml. Patton 32 labourer       Down
Joseph Patton       36 labourer       Down
Walter Potta 25 labourer       Down
William Roncy       19 labourer       Down
George Tilforde     28 labourer       Down
Henry Williams      28 gentleman      Armagh

"Neptune"
A List of Passengers on board the American Brig NEPTUNE
Master: Seth Stevens sailed for Newcastle and Philadelphia
burthen per admeasurement 117 tons at Warren Point, Newry 29 March 1803

William Countes     26 Labourer
Mary Countes his wife      21
James Crummy        45 Farmer
Agnes Crummy, his wife     30
Mary Crummy daughter       15
Sarah Crummy daughter      12
James Crummy son     6
David Crummy son     6
Susan Dene   18 Spinster
David Gallon        40 Farmer
John Grimes  28 Labourer
Agnes Grimes, his wife     26
John Henry   40 Farmer
Hanna Henry his wife       30
Nancy Henry daughter       13
James Henry son     11

 

"Margaret"
List of Passengers on board the ship MARGARET
Master: Thomas Marsh bound for New York from Newry 18 April 1803.

Hugh Alexander      29 Labourer
Jane Alexander, wife       22
Jane Alexander, dau  3
Sarah Alexander, dau 2
Ann Beard    24
Ann Beard     2
Elizabeth Brothers  44
Mary Brothers       19
Samuel Brothers     12 Labourer
James Brothers      10
William Brothers     7
M Ann Anderson      30
Matu. Doubly        12
Samuel Douglas      18 Farmer
Biddy Enery  35
James Farrell        3
Robert Goocy        20 Farmer
James Harkness      40 Labourer
Janes Harkness, wife       36
Thomas Harkness, son       12
Margaret Harkness, dau     10
Sarah Harkness, dau 10
Abigal Harkness, dau 8
Robert Harkness, son 6
James Harkness, son  4
Thomas Haxten       19 Labourer
James McClean       60 Farmer
Elizabeth McClean   60
David McClean       24 Labourer
John McClean    Labourer
George McClean         Labourer
Samuel Magil        39 Labourer
Samuel Magil        21 Labourer
William Riddle      19 Labourer
John Rolston        27 Labourer
Eliz. Story  47
Ben Story    18 Farmer
Ann Story    16


"Marchioness of Bute"
Passengers on Ship MARCHIONESS OF BUTE from Newry to New York,
15 May 1850.
Alice Cassidy
Edward Cassidy
Patrick Cassidy
Ann Collins
Peter Connor
Bridget Delan
James Devlin
Michael Donaghy
Catherine Dunlop
Christy Garvey
Rose Garvey
Eliza Halligan
Rosanna Halligan
Jane Hamilton
John Hanratty
William Kennedy
Betty Managhan
Thomas McBride
Patrick McDonnell
James McShane
Alice McVeigh
John Quinn
Alice Simms
Margaret Sinclair
Stephen Sloan
Francis Stephens
Margaret Toal
Samuel Todd
James Wilson
James Wright

Newry, Ireland to New York
May 16, 1825
DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - PORT OF NEW YORK
the Ship Courier whereof I am Master, from Newry, Ireland. So Help me God. (signed) George H Wallace
Sworn to this 16th May 1825 Before me M????????

LIST OR MANIFEST of all the Passengers taken on board the Ship Courier, whereof Geo. H Wallace is Master, from Newry burthen 388.53/95 Tons.

           
1 Samuel McElgrie 50 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
2 Nancy McElgrie 50 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
3 C McElgrie 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
4 Ann McElgrie 19 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
5 Sarah McElgrie 17 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
6 Tas??? McElgrie* 8 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
7 Thos Bradford 26 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
8 Sarah Bradford 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
9 Jane Tufts 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
10 L Herald 30 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
11 C Herald 30 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
12 R Killen 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
13 E Herald 9 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
14 P Herald 6 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
15 L Herald 5 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
16 T Killen 26 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
17 B Killen 26 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
18 J Lavery 34 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
19 ? Cochran* 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
20 H Cochran 28 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
21 J Seid 45 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
22 M Seid 42 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
23 T Seid 38 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
24 A Seid 10 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
25 W Seid* 2 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
26 J Seid* 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
27 J ????ingham* 28 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
28 M ?r?ly* 28 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
29 A Cun???gham* 28 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
30 L OBr??n* 37 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
31 J Mc?usy* 37 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
32 E Mc??usy* 13 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
33 J Sn????* 2 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
34 Jas Mc?eny* 28 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
35 J Sloan 26 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
36 B Sloan 26 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
37 F Q??n* 26 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
38 J Nagel* 29 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
39 M Nagel* 1 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
40 M Nagel* 30 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
41 O Murphy* 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
42 E Murphy* 60 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
43 M Eager* 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
44 M Eager* 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
45 Jas Hughs 22 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
46 M Eager 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
47 R Cunningham 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
48 E ?* ? Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
49 P Borden* 28 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
50 A Borden* 1 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
51 M Borden* 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
52 P Boyle* 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
53 A* McKee 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
54 T Tole 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
55 J Clarke 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
56 E  Clarke* 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
57 J Ga??y* 36 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
58 B McG????* 27 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
59 I Burns 32 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
60 H Cambell 50 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
61 H Adair 22 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
62 M Matth???* 17 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
63 T Hanlon 21 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
64 M McGlaughlin 45 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
65 C McGlaughlin 30 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
66 M McGlaughlin 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
67 Pat McGlaughlin 5 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
68 Rch* McGlaughlin 2 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
69 M McGlaughlin 1 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
70 J Donley 22 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
71 A Mackin* 26 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
72 P Mooney 16 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
73 A Newell 23 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
74 R McGauruty 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
75 A Waterson 21 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
76 W Charlesten 23 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
77 J Killen 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
78 A Waterson 22 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
79 P Broadley 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
80 A Nibloch 48 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
81 M Nibloch 49 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
82 W Nibloch 13 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
83 J Nibloch 11 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
84 J Nibloch 9 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
85 A Nibloch 6 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
86 M ??????* 1? Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
87 A ?a??t* 30 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
88 S Nesbett 18 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
89 D Fullerston 21 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
90 J Cole 28 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
91 J Martin 57 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
92 M Martin 50 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
93 R Coburn 56 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
94 J Coburn 50 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
95 D Coburn 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
96 J Greer 40 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
97 M Greer 23 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
98 M Greer 29 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
99 R F?????* 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
100 P Colgens 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
101 J McCarrol 21 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
102 J Kenny 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
103 A Quinn 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
104 D Sloan 35 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
105 H Cochran 35 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
106 S Cochran 37 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
107 M Cochran 27 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
108 T Taylor 19 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
109 M Strain 28 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
110 J Martin 26 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
111 J Brownlee 24 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
112 G Hood 23 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
113 E Brownlee 23 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
114 M Brownlee 4 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
115 J Brownlee 1 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
116 P Murphy 48 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
117 S Murphy 48 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
118 E Murphy 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
119 A Murphy 18 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
120 C Murphy 13 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
121 M Murphy 11 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
122 P Murphy 5 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
123 D Caulfield 50 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
124 M Caulfield 45 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
125 M Caulfield 6 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
126 S Caulfield 5 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
127 M Caulfield 3 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
128 J Cunningham 40 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
129 B Eager 40 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
130 ?* Eager 5 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
131 E McKeen 19 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
132 G Harris* 18 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
133 E Watson 20 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
134 R Patterson 35 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
135 M McGrear 28 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
136 J Randal 35 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
137 B Randal 25 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
138 J Randal 23 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
139 P Randal 10 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
140 T Randal 7 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
141 B Randal 6 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
142 K Randal 5 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
143 T Carroll 48 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
144 M Carroll 42 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer
145 B Carroll 6 Ireland,  Great Britain United States Farmer

 

                           
CHARLES HENRY
Newry to New York
5/23/1811

ARMSTRONG,Isaac
ARMSTRONG,Margt./Child
BALLAH,Wm.
BELL,James
BOYD,Wm./Fam
BRABBIN,Peter
CLARK,Wm.
COPELAND,James
COPELAND,Thomas
CRARY,Samuel
DE HART,Edward
DEVAN,Francis
DOUGLASS,Joseph
FLEMAN,Betsey
FLEMAN,Joseph
FULTON,John/Fam
HARSHAW,John/Fam
HENRIETTA,Frances
HENRIETTA,Francis
HETHERTON,Betsey
HUGHES,John
HUNTER,Donald/Fam
HUNTER,John
KEATING,Abraham
KELL,John
LEMMAN,George
LEMMAN,Mary
LISTER,Eliza/Child
MCCABE,Betsey
MCCABE,James
MCDONALD,Moore
MCGURRAH,John/Fam
MCLAUGHLIN,F./Fam
MCMURRAY,Samuel/Fam
MCSLEEVE,James
MOORE,James
MOORE,Margt.
MORGAN,Luke
SEAVE,John/Fam
SEEMAN,Thomas
SEWERE,John
SLEEMAN,Jane
SMITH,Elizabeth/Fam
THOMPSON,John/Fam
WALKER,John/Fam

 CERES
 Newry to New York
 5/31/1804

 HANLON,Judith,,26,    Armagh
 HANLON,Thomas,,26,Farmer,    Armagh
 LOVE,Joseph,,23,Labourer,    Armagh
 LOVE,Rose,,18,        Armagh
 MCCONNEL,Kitty,,22,   Moy
 MCCONNEL,Patt,,24,Labourer,  Moy
 MURRAY,Ann,,26,       Fivemiletown
 MURRAY,Betsey,,23,    Fivemiletown
 PATTERSON,Mary,,34,   Lisdromore
 PEBBES,Ann,,37,       Hamiltonsbawn
 PEBBES,Annebella,,5,  Hamiltonsbawn
 PEBBES,John,,43,Gentleman,   Hamiltonsbawn
 PEBBES,Margt.,,14,    Hamiltonsbawn
 PEBBES,Mary Jane,,Infant,    Hamiltonsbawn
 PEBBES,Sarah,,9,      Hamiltonsbawn
 TRONSON,Robert,,17,Gentleman Newtown Hamilton

  BETSY
  Newry to New York
  9/22/1803

  BURNS,Mick,,25,Labourer,       Armagh
  CASSIDY,Pat,,17,Farmer, Armagh
  CONWELL,Anthony,,28,Farmer     Armagh
  CONWELL,Bernard,,25,Farmer,    Armagh
  CONWELL,Catherine,,27,  Armagh
  CONWELL,James,,28,Farmer,      Armagh
  CONWELL,Jeremiah,,24,Farmer,   Armagh
  HUMPHRY,John,,32,Merchant,     Lisburn
  KILHEATH,James,,25,Farmer      Kilkeel
  KILHEATH,Jane,,26,,     Kilkeel
  MCCULLOUGH,Pat,,26,Farmer,     Armagh
  MCCULLOUGH,Sally,,27,   Armagh
  MCURANEY,Owen,,22,Labourer     Carrickadrummond
  MOORE,James,,45,Labourer       Cranfield
  MURRAY,Pat,,28,Labourer Hillsborough
  MURRAY,Sarrah,,26,      Hillsborough
  PATTERSON,Saml.,,21,Labourer   Grange
  SMALL,Nelly,,30,Labourer       Down
  SMITH,Jenny,,26,        Clough
  SMITH,Robert,,28,Farmer Clough
  TEDFORD,Eliza.,,28,     Down
  TEDFORD,George,,28,Labourer    Down
  WESTON,Rachel,,20       Charlestown,Amer

  ACTIVE
  Newry to Philadelphia
  5/6/1803

  BARNETT,Andrew,,24,Labourer
  BARNETT,Annabella,,20,,Newry BARNETT,Eliza.,,16
  BARNETT,Jane,,12,,Newry BARNETT,Margt.,,34,,Newry LAVERTY,Eliza.,,20
  MILLS,Robert,,40,Labourer,Newry MOORE,James,,21,Clerk
  PARNELL,Martha,,18,,Newry RENDLES,Eliza.,,16
  RENDLES,John,,38,Labourer,Newry RENDLES,Thomas,,12,Labourer
  RENLES,James,,40,Labourer,Newry STEWART,Agnes,,20
  STEWART,Margt.,,38,,Newry STEWART,Susannah,,18
  STEWART,Wm.,,50,Labourer

"Abolus"
Passengers by the Brig ABOLUS, from Newry to New York, 14
December, 1811.


Wm. Bell
George Black
John Brown & Family
William Burns & Family
Peter Casey
John Class & Family
Hannah Couden & Family
Hugh Crothers
Robert Cunningham & Family
John Davidson & Family
Samuel Evans
Margaret Ferris & Family
John Flanigan
Patrick Flanigan
Lucy Fuller
John George & Family
George Grady & Niece
James Harpur
David Hawthorn & Family
Henry Holland & Family
John Jeffrys & Family
James Kerr
Samuel Kirk & Family
John McConnell
Robert McIndoo & Wife
Alice McKenney
Daniel McKey & Family
John McMullen & Family
Edward McQuaid
John Moore
John Murphy
Mary Orr
Mary Roark
James Ryers & Wife
John Triven & Wife
George Wilkins

 

‘Buchannon’,Ship sailing from Newry

The eighteenth century saw some of the earliest emigration from Ireland to the new American colonies.  Here in Ireland this century saw the greatest confiscation of land from the majority Catholics and its re-allocation to Protestants.  The penal laws remained very much in force and the future looked anything but bright for Catholics or Dissenters [Presbyterians, mainly].  There was a greater fraction of the latter which looked to the new Colonies and indeed for the next eighty years they constituted the larger part of Irish emigrants.  The Great Hunger of the mid 19th century changed all that.  However it is notable that a considerable number of the individuals listed below as passengers on the ‘Buchannon’ out of Newry for New York in October 1765 bear surnames that are indicative of their belonging to the Catholic rather than the Protestant community - Brady, McCanna, Keran, Maginis, Kearns, Mooney, McChesney.  This ship’s list was reproduced in the Belfast Newsletter of the time, clearly as advertisement to induce others to follow the example.

In America the War of Independence was soon to begin.  In fact that fatal year of 1765 saw the passing in the British Commons of the Stamp Act that imposed direct taxes on the American colonists, the principal issue of contention that would ignite the coming conflagration.  Also the Quartering Act of May of that year also required the colonists to provide barracks and supplies for British soldiers.

The ship belonged to Mr John Eccles of Newry.  The passage, which was uneventful though well-provisioned took 8 weeks and 6 days.  The captain was named Cochran.  One passenger had the same surname and indeed, a generation later one of this surname would be hanged in Newry for his part in the United Irishmen rising.

Joseph Shekelton       Edward Keran          John Hanna
John Lockhart            Ben Dyas         George McAdam
Neil Hardy                 Mick Carolin    James Blackwood
Sarah Lockhart          John Maginis        Nesbitt Deane
Hannah Stuart           James Osburn    John Williamson
John North                John Kearns    John Montgomery
John Hall                   Elhanah Deane   William Pearson
Richard Barlow            William Deane       Allen Willson
William Field               Thomas North      John Cochran
David Clark                Thomas Wier   Andrew Robinson
Thomas Clark            John McMahon  Walter Crawford
John Reynolds            Thomas Blakeney  Robert Wiley
William Reynolds   William McChesney  Adam McCulloch
Mark Brady                Patrick Mooney   Neal McCanna
William Armstrong  

 

Hercules Courtenay of Baltimore, Maryland

Born Oct. 15, 1736, Newry, Ireland, d. August 21, 1816, Baltimore County, Maryland

Compiled by St. John Courtenay III, Arlington, VA, Sept. 1996

Forward

Hercules Courtenay was born in Newry, Ireland on October 15, 1736. In 1762 he emigrated from Ireland to Philadelphia, PA and later settled in Baltimore, MD circa 1765. Julia Courtenay Campbell's 1964 compilation of "The Courtenay Family - Some Branches in America" (Lib. of Congress #64-16058) discloses that "Hercules Courtenay, born Newry of Belfast, Ireland, born October 1736, came to America February 18, 1762. His brothers and one sister remained in Ireland: Their names were Conway, Conrad, Henry, William, and Edward."

The following paragraphs are reprinted from: Revolutionary Patriots of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County Maryland 1775-1783 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., M.A., published by Family Line Publications, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1988:

"COURTENAY HERCULES. (October 15, 1736, Newry, Ireland - August 21, 1816, Baltimore County, Maryland) Married Sarah DRURY (1753-1788) in 1774. A son, Henry COURTENAY (1776-1854) married Isabella PURVIANCE (1779-1804) in 1799, and their son, Edward Henry COURTENAY (1803-1853) married Virginia Pleasants HOWARD (1816-1852) in 1846.

Hercules Courtenay was one of the most prominent men of Baltimore in the Rev. War. He was a member of the Sons of Liberty from 1766 through at least 1776. He served on the Committee of Inspection, March 13, 1775; the Committee of Observation, on July 24, 1775; and the Committee of Correspondence, November 12, 1775. Also, he was authorized by the Continental Congress to assign all bills of credit or money for use of the Mechanical Volunteers and others, for military purposes, 1776-1782. He was a Justice of the Peace, 1777-1778, and a Judge of the Orphans Court, 1778, of Baltimore County, and a Baltimore County Magistrate who administered the Oath of Allegiance in 1778; he resigned that office on December 12, 1780. He was also a Captain-Lieutenant in the 4th MD Continental Artillery, and a Captain-Lieutenant in Proctor's Battalion of the PA Artillery; and a Captain in the MD Cont. Art. Co. He served as Baltimore Town Commissioner from 1781 to 1785."