Charlotte Harrison Picture
Charlotte Harrison " (Origin of Picture) "

Bark "Charlotte Harrison"

July 1850 passenger list

Please let me know if you find a passenger that is an ancestor of yours. Thanks, Harold A Ralston.

From New York Daily Tribune, July 15, 1850:

"Bark Charlotte Harrison, Br McIntyre, Greenock, 35 ds"

Down to John Ralston, the ancestor, and list of family members on board.
Down to description of vessel and dates of voyage.
Down to notes on source material and accuracy of transcrption.
To List of Charlotte Harrison passengers who settled in Argyle, Illinois.
(Notes: Underlined words in document heading were hand written on form to fill in the blanks.
This passenger list has columns headed by; "Line Number, Names, Age, Sex, Occupation, The Country to which they severally belong, The Country to which they intend to become inhabitants, Died on the voyage."
All passengers were shown as belonging to the country of Great Britain and intending to inhabit the United States. None were listed as having died on board. Therefore, only the first five columns are shown below.)

"DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - PORT OF NEW YORK"
"I, A.McIntyre do solemnly, sincerely, and truly swear that the following List or Manifest of Passengers, subscribed with my name, and now delivered by me to the Collector of the Customs for the District of New York, contains, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true account of all Passengers received on board the Barque Charlotte Harrison whereof I am Master, from Greenock. So help me God. Arch'bd. McIntyre Sworn to the 16 July 1850. Sworn before me, C. P, Church (sp?).
LIST OR MANIFEST of all the Passengers taken on board the Barque Charlotte Harrison whereof A. McIntyre is Master, from Greenock burthen 540 tons."

1, George Gunn, 40, Male, Tinsmith
2, Jean Gunn, 30, Female, Wife
3, Mary Gunn, 7, F, Children
4, John Gunn, 6, M, Children
5, George Gunn, 4, M, Children
6, Edwin Gunn, 11 mo., M, Infant
7, Dougald McKerrall, 60, M, Farmer
(click to email a McKerrall descendant)

8, Jane McKerrell, 56, F, Wife
9, Hugh McKerrell, 28, M, Farmer
10, Mary McKerrell, 24, FeeM, Spinster
11, Janet McKerrell, 17, FeM, Spinster
12, Jane McKerrell, 13, F, Children
13, Peter McKerrell, 12, M, Children
14, Edward McKerrell 10, M, Children
15, Dougald McConachie, 30, M, Farmer 
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16, John Ralston, 61, M, Farmer more information on John  email a descendant 
17, Isabella Ralston, 55?, F, Wife
18, George Ralston, 24, M, Farmer
19, Mary Ralston, 20, F, Spinster
20, Isabella Ralston, 18, F, Spinster
21, Jannie Ralston, 16, F, Spinster more information on 'Jane' 
22, Ann Ralston, 11, F, Children
23, Helen Ralston, 5, F, Children
24, Daniel McMillan, 16, M, Farmer
25, Martha Ralston, 26, F, Widow
26, John Ralston, 6, M, Children
27, Mary Ralston, 4, F, Children
28, Derina Ralston, 11 mo., F, Infant
29, Colin McNaughton, 80, M, Farmer
30, Mrs. McNaughton, 60, F, Wife 
31, Peter McDonald, 18, M, Farmer e-mail a McDonald descendant
32, Elizabeth McDonald, 32, F, Spinster
33, Janet McDonald, 30, F, Spinster
34, Margaret McDonald, 26 F, Spinster
35, Catherine McDonald, 22, F, Spinster
36, Arch'd. McConachie, 26, M, Farmer
37, Peter Watson, 30, M, Farmer
38, John Watson, 30, M, Farmer 
39, William Watson, 26, M, Farmer e-mail a Watson descendant.
40, David Watson, 24, M, Farmer
41, Gavin Watson, 22, M, Farmer
42, Agnes Watson, 25, F, Spinster
43, Jean Watson, 20, F, Spinster
44, Isa Watson, 58, F, Spinster
45, Niel McMillan, 20, M, Farmer
46, John Lochead, 20, M, Farmer
47, James Reid, 70, M, Farmer e-mail a possible descendant
48, Margaret Reid, 38, F, Spinster
49, Ann Reid, 32, F, Spinster
50, William Reid, 27, M, Farmer
51, Elizabeth Reid, 23, F, Spinster
52, James Reid, 40, M, Farmer
53, Martha Reid, 34, F, Wife
54, Andrew Reid, 11, M, Child email a possible descendant
55, John Reid, 9, M, Child
56, James Reid, 7, M, Child
57, Catherine Reid, 5, F, Child
58, James McGregor, 20, M, Farmer
59, Archibald Craig, 52, M, Farmer
60, Agnes Craig, 50, F, Wife
61, Mary Craig, 13, F, Child
62, John Craig, 12, M, Child
63, William Craig, 9, M, Child
64, Arch'd. Patterson, 18, M, Farmer
65, Charles Armour, 20, M, Farmer
66, Mrs. Armour, 49, F, Wife
67, Mary Armour, 22, F, Spinster
68, John Mitchell, 7, M, Child (email a possible descendant.)
69, Janet Mitchell, 5, F, Child
70, John Ellis, 25, M, Officer
71, Mrs. Ellis, 25, F, Wife
72, James Ellis, 11 mo., M, Infant
73, William Ferguson, 24, M, Laborer
74, Robert Ferguson, 4, M, Child
75, John Ferguson, 2, M, Child
76, John Gorman?, 20, M, Laborer (This name is lined out,
       see total at end of list.)
77, Janet Alexander, 25, F, Spinster
78, Martha Ferguson, 6 mo., F, Infant
79, James Bowie, 56, M, Cotton Spinner
80, John Thorp?, 22, M, Cotton Spinner
81, Francis McKeich, 25, M, Farmer
82, Mrs. McKeich, 34, F, Wife
83, John Smith, 32, M, Farmer
84, Mrs. Smith, 30, F, Wife
85. Catherine Smith, 8, F, Child
86, Joseph Smith, 8, M, Child
87, Agnes Smith, 4, F, Child
88, Arch'bld. Smith, 2, M, Child
89, Mary Smith, 6 mo., F, Infant
(90 through 121 are not legible on microfilm)
121, George Young, 27, M, (probably) email a descendant
122, Ann Young, 23, F, Wife e-mail a descendant

123, Eliza Young, 3, F, Child email a descendant
124, Jane Bennett, 22, F, Spinster*
125, Thomas Brown, 58, M, Weaver
126, James Brown, 22, M, Engineer
127. Mrs. Brown, 28, F, Wife
128, Mary Brown, 2, F, Child
129, Thomas Brown, 6 mo., M, Child
130, Mrs, Thomson, 20, F, -
131, Janet Thomson, 11 mo., Infant
132, Mrs. James Mann, 33, F, Wife
133, John Mann, 11 mo., m Infant
134, Elizabeth Bromnon?, 25, F, Spinster
135, Mrs. Eliz. Barclay, 50, F, Wife
136, Ellen Barclay, 15, F, Spinster
137, Christina McKenzie, 35, F, Spinster
138, Christina McKenzie, 10, F, Child
139, Peter Robertson, 24, M, Laborer email a possible descendants
140, John Robertson, 20, M, Laborer
141, Margaret Robertson, 27, F, Spinster
142, Jane Robertson, 50, F, Wife
143, Jane Robertson, 4, F, Child
144, Alex'r. Atcheson, 28, M, Laborer
145, Mary Atcheson, 27, F, Wife
146, Alex'r. Atcheson, 5, M, Child
147, John Atcheson, 2, M, Child
148, Helen Alexander, 24, F, -
149, George Vair, 25, M, -
150, Mrs. Vair, 23, F, -
151, _____ Vair, 10 mo., M, Infant
152, George Doig, 39, M, Engineer
153, Mrs. Doig, 30, F, Wife
154, Elizabeth Doig, 11, F, Child
155, George Doig, 9, M, Child
156, John Doig, 3, M, Child e-mail a descendant
157, Isabella Doig, 1 mo., F, Child
158, Arch'd.Yorkston, 30, M, Joiner email a descendant
159, Mrs. Yorkston, 29, F, Wife
160, Margaret Yorkston, 4, F, Child
161, John Yorkston, 11 mo., M, Child
162, William Lockhart, 31, M, - send email to a possible descendant.
163, Mrs. Lockhart, 29, F, Wife
164, Alexander Hutton, 28, M, Moulder
165, Mrs. Hutton, 27, F, Wife
166, John Turney, 38, M, Merchant
167, Marg't. Turney, 37, F, Wife
168, Rose Turney, 3, F, Child
169, John Turney, 11 mo., M, Infant
170, Peter Cairns, 31?, M, Laborer
171, Mrs. Cairns, 41?, F, Wife
172, Elizabeth Cairns, 5, F, Child
173, James Cairns, 3, M, Child
174, John Laurie, 59, M, Laborer
175, Ellen Laurie, 57, F, Wife
176, James Laurie, 27, M, Laborer
177, John Laurie, 18, M, Laborer
178, William Laurie, 18, M, Laborer
179, Charles Edbis, 26, M, Laborer
180, Mrs. Edbis, 26, F, Wife
181, Charlotte Anderson, 40, F, -
182, George Clark, 38, M, Spirit dealer
183, Mrs. Clark, 30, F, Wife
184, Sarah Clark, 10, F, Child
185, Thomas Clark, 6, M, Child
186, John Clark, 3, M, Child
187, George Clark, 7 mo., M, Infant
188, Lawrence Crane, 24, M, Brickmaker
189, John McCaw, 21, M, Laborer
190, William Wilson, 18, M, Laborer
191, George Duncan, 23, M, Laborer
192, Ann Mullen, 12, F, Child
193, Susan Mullen, 40, F, Wife
194, William Heavern, 18, M, Laborer
195, Marg't. Bradley, 18, F, Spinster
196, Sarah Bradley, 22, F, Spinster
197, Daniel Bradley, 17, M, Laborer
198, Catherine Bradley, 12, F, Child
199, George Bradley, 10, M, Child
200, Hannah Russell, 25, F, Spinster
201, Margaret Russell, 17, F, Spinster
202, John Colquohoun, 25, M, Laborer
203, James Coyle, 15, M, Laborer
204, Catherine Colquohoun, 22, F, Spinster
205, Ellen Coyle, 24, F, Spinster
206, Ellen Collins, 16, F, Spinster Email a possible descendant.
207, Ellen McCafferty, 30, F, Spinster
208, John McCafferty, 5, M, Child
209, Ellen McCafferty, 2, F, Child
210, Edward McKenie, 16, M, Laborer
211, Rose McKenie 14, F, Spinster
212, Jane Hagen, 14, F, Spinster
213, Francis, Walker, 21, M, Laborer
214, Margaret Walker, 21, F, Wife
215, Rebecca Walker, 10 mo., F, Infant
216, Thos. Banon, 35, M, Gardiner
217, John Taitt, 21, M, Shepherd
218, Ann Jane Gallacher, 20, Wife
219, Hugh Gallacher, 20, M, Spinster
220, Elizabeth Gallacher, 9 mo., F, Child
221, William Corbet, 27, M, Laborer
222, Jane Corbet, 24, F, Wife
223, Thos. Wood, 18, M, Laborer
224, Hannah M Queen, 20, F, -
4 Not Shipped 76, 92, 93 + 115
____
220 in all

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Description of Vessel

"The New York newspapers indicate that the bark Charlotte Harrison, Archibald McIntyre, master, arrived at New York on 13 July 1850, 35 days out of Greenock, with a cargo of pig iron and 205 passengers to J. Lee & Co.
"Concerning the vessel itself, the bark Charlotte Harrison appears in Lloyd's Register for 1844-45 through 1874-75. She was built in Quebec in 1841, and measured 115 feet 3 inches in length, 29 feet 7 inches broad, and 19 feet 9 inches in depth. Her tonnage is given as 557 (1844), 557/578 (1845-1857), and 540 (1858 onwards). She belonged to the port of Greenock 1844-1856, and to the port of Cardiff from 1857.
"Masters: 1844-1853 Archibald McIntyre, 1854-1855 Chalmers, 1856 A. Welsh, 1857-1860 Coward, 1861-1863 Griffiths, 1863-1864 J. Davies, 1864-1867 T. Morris, 1867-[1874] J. Jenkins.
"Owners: 1844-1846 Turner & Co, 1847-1856 Johnston, 1857-1869 Plain & Co., 1870-[1874] Davies & Plain.
"Intended Voyages: 1844 Liverpool-New Orleans, 1845-1846 Liverpool-St. Thomas, 1847 Clydeside-Demerara, 1848-1852 Clydeside-New York, 1853 Liverpool-[no destination given], 1854-1855 Clydeside-New Orleans, 1856 Clydeside-North America, 1857 Cardiff-Quebec, 1858 Newport-Quebec, 1859-1867 Cardiff-Quebec, 1867-1869 Cardiff-Cape Verde Islands, 1869-1873 Cardiff-Quebec.
"The Charlotte Harrison does not appear in Lloyd's Register for 1875. She would have been 34 years old, the average life of a trans-Atlantic trader, and it is quite possible that she either sank or was dismantled. The institution most likely to have information on her ultimate fate and possibly even a picture of her (although I recommend that you not get your hopes up, as the "Charlotte Harrison" was not an important vessel) is the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, United Kingdom."
(This information supplied by Michael Palmer, Claremont, California.)


"Speaking as the descendant of several shipbuilders of Quebec City may I direct your attention to an excellent book regarding the ships plying the Atlantic in the 18th and 19th centuries: "The Charley Man: A History of Wooden Shipbuilding at Quebec 1763-1893" by Eileen Reid Marcil. The exhaustive research by the author is apparent in the comprehensive list of sources she has consulted, many of which are original documents. There is an index of the name of all the ships built in Quebec during this period. There is an interesting chapter on the timber trade which brought so many English settlers to our shores to swell the ranks of the Scottish shipbuilders who dominated the shipbuilding trade up until the war of 1812." Nora Taylor Bernier
"The "Charlotte Harrison" appears in Appendix B of the book under Sailing Ships Built in the Port of Quebec 1765-1893, with the approximate measurements you show and a tonnage of 573. It was built in the shipyard of a Pierre Labbé, which must have been a small operation inasmuch as he is not mentioned in Appendix A, "Shipbuilders". It lists shipbuilders who have built ten ships or more."
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Origin of Picture

"I found your site while looking for information on the Charlotte Harrison. Capt. McIntyre is related to my family through marriage. My aunt has a painting of the vessel, and I have a digital photograph file copy. Please advise if would like a copy for your site.
A long shot! I would appreciate any further information you may have on the vessel or Capt. McIntyre, in particular his wife, a Miss Harvey (first name not confirmed, however could be Janet or Jean) who was a direct relation to the Ferguson's, she married Capt. McIntyre 10 May 1852 on the Island of Cumbray in Scotland. Capt. McIntyre died 2/5/1856, therafter no records of his wife. My great great grandmother was Anne Harvie, Miss Harvey's sister. I look forward in hearing from you.
Andrew Ferguson
Stonehaven, Kincardenshire, Scotland"
16 December 2001

Reference: National Archives Microfilm Pub. Microcopy No. M237, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York 1820 - 1897, Roll 90, July 1 - July 23, 1850

List transcribed from film copy 5/17/1997 by HAR. Some parts were not legible. Please advise of any discrepancies found.

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