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British Barque "Tay"
August 1840 passenger list

British Barque TAY

From The Evening Post, New York

MARINE LIST
Port of New York, August 19
Arrived Yesterday.
Br bark Tay, Langwell , (click on Langwell to send email to descendants), fm Greenock, 50 days, with 150 tons coal, to J Lee & Co. 193 steerage passengers. August 12, lat 41 16, lon 61 40, spoke and supplied Br brig Kate; fm Galway, Ireland, with passengers, bound to N York, short of provisions
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(Note: Underlined words in document were hand written on form to fill in the blanks.)
This passenger list has columns headed by; "Line, 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 Scotland 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, John Langwell 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 British Barque Tay whereof I am Master, from Greenock. So help me God. John Langwell to the 21 August 1840. Sworn before me, H. Clunby (sp?).
LIST OR MANIFEST of all the Passengers taken on board the British Barque Tay whereof John Langwell is Master, from Greenock burden 512 24/94 tons."

1, Agness Turnbull, 42, female, none
2, Isabella Turnbull, 8, female, none
3, Donald McCrory, 72, male, none
4, Daniel McCrory, 70, male, none
5, David Anderson, 50, male, farmer
6, Mary Anderson, 45, female, none
7, Agness Anderson, 22, female, none
8, Ann Anderson, 20, female, none
9, Thomas Anderson, 19, male, none
10, Mary Anderson, 16, female, farmer
11, John Anderson, 13, male, taylor
12, Isabella Anderson,, 11, female, none
13, Andrew Swain, 22, male, none
14, Thomas McMurchy, 73, male, farmer
15, Mrs. McMurchy, 68, female, none
16, John McMurchy, 33, male, farmer
17, Alexander McMurchy, 31, male, farmer
18, Herman McMurchy, 29, male, farmer
19, Angus McMurchy, 27, male, none descendants of Angus
20, Charles McMurchy, 25, male, farmer
21, ?? McMurchy, 23, male, farmer
22, Dugald McMurchy, 21, male, farmer
23, Malcolm McMurchy, 19, male, farmer
24, Mrs. McMurchy, 26, female, "
25, Donald McMurchy, 12, male, "
26, Mary McMurchy, 10, female, "
27, Archibald? McMurchy, 8, male, " 
28, Catherine McMurchy, 6, female, " 
29, Thomas McMurchy, 4, male, none
30, Angus McMurchy, 1yr.-6mo., male, none
31, Peter McKinnon, 30, male, none
32, John McKeller, 23, male, farmer
33, Jane McKeller, 25, female, none
34, Peter Gilespie, 30, male, none
35, Catherine Gilespie, 28, female,none 
36, Janet Gilespie, 28, female, none
37, John McKay, 47, male, none
38, Janet McKay, 43, female, -
39, Marg't. McKay, 18, female, -
40, Isabella McKay, 16, female, none
41, Mary McKay, 14, female, -
42, Amelia McKay, 12, female, none
43,John McKay, 8, male, none email a descendant
44, James McKay, 6, male, none
45, Janet McKay, 4, female, none
46, Peter McKay, 1, male, none
47, David Picken, 28, male, taylor

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48, Peter Ralston, 47, male, taylor more information
49, Janet Ralston, 39, female, none
50, Marg't Ralston, 16, female, none
51, Thomas Ralston, 12, male, none more information
52,Charles Ralston, 9, male, none read some of his letters
53, Helen Ralston, 7, female, none
54, Janet Ralston, 5, female, none
55, Peter Ralston, 3, male, none more information
56, John McGeachy?, 40, male, farme r email a descendant
57, Flora McGeachy, 26, female, none
58, Mary McGeachy, 11, female, none
59, Ann McGeachy, 9, female, none
60, Janet McGeachy, 7, female, none
61, John McGeachy, 4, male, none
62, Jean McGeachy, 2, female, none
63, Robert Anderson, 25, male, farmer
64, John Dunbare, 24, male, farmer
65, Catherine Dunbar, 26, female, none
66, Peter Ralston, 55, male, farmer 

67, Martha Ralston, 49, female, none 

68, Alex'r. Ralston, 26, male, farmer
69. John Ralston, 24, male, farmer
70, Peter Ralston, 22, male, farmer
71, Janet Ralston, 19, female, none
72, Martha Ralston, 16, female, none
73, Andrew Ralston, 11, male, none
74, Walter Ralston, 9, male, none
75, Jean Ralston, 7, female, none
76, Janet Ralston, 57, female, none
77, Jean Ralston, 63, female, none
78, Catherine  Drain, 21, female, none
79, Janet Momson?, 21, female, none
80, Marge Momson?, 18, female none
81, Thomas McNaughton, 25, male, farmer
82, Mary Galbraith, 32, female, none
83, John Andrew, 29, male, farmer(email descendants)
84, Mary Andrew, 25, female, none
85, Elis'th. Andrew, 5, female, none
86, David Andrew, 3, male, none
87, Charles Andrew, 1, male, none
88, Alex'r. Johnstone, 50, male, 
89, Robert Armour, 32, male, shoemaker
90, Charlotte Armour, 33, female, none
91, Arch'ld. Armour, 5, male, none
92, Ann Armour, 33, female, none
93, Ann Armour, 20, female, none
94, Donald Lamont?, 20, male, laborer
95, Duncan Taylor, 28, male, malster?
96, John ?, 23, male, molder
97, Mary McCough?, 32, female,none
98, Peter Morrison, 28, male, farmeremail a descendant
99, Dugald McKay, 17, male, farmer
100, Alex'r. McLean, 30, male, farmer
101, Arch'bld. Campbell, 50, male, malstr? email a descendant
102, Amelia Campbell, 40, female, none
103, Sarah Campbell, 16, female, none
104, Mary Campbell, 13, female, none
105, John Campbell, 10, male, none
106, Donald Campbell, 7, male, none
107, Duncan Campbell, 5, male, none
108, Arch'bld. Campbell, 3, male, none
109, Christina? Campbell, 1, female, none
110, Donald Campbell, 54?, male, farmer email a descendant
111, Mary Campbell, 42, female, none
112, John Campbell, 18, male, farmer
113, Sarah Campbell, 15, female, -
114, Donald Campbell, 12, male, none
115, Duncan, Campbell 10, male, none
116, Christina? Campbell, 8, female, none
117, Malcolm Campbell, 5, male, none
118, Mary Campbell, 3, female, none
119, Ed'rd. Ramsey, 60, male, farmer
120, Myrna? Ramsey, 60, female, none
121, Gilbert Ramsey, 25, male, farmer
122, Edwin Ramsey, 21, male, farmer
123, John Ramsey,  22, male, farmer
124, Neil McMillan, 45, male, farmer
125, Catherine McMillan, 30, female, none
126, Peggy McMillan, 6, female, none
127, Hazel? McMillan, 4, female, none
128, Mary McMillan, 2, female, none
129, Donald McMillan, 22, male, none
130, Wm. Greene?, 23, male, farmer
131, Neil Brown, 56, male, sheper?
132, Hugh Brown, 26, male, farmer e-mail a descendant
133, Dugald Brown, 24?, male, farmer
134, Brown?, 21, female, none
135, Nancy Brown, 19, female, none
136, John Brown, 16, male, none
137, Neil Brown, 13, male, none
138, Alex'r. Keadmon?, 22, male, none
139, Jean Tarpley/Lapsley?, 30, male, none email a descendant
140, Wm. Tarpley/Lapsley?, 2, male, none
141, John Tarpley/Lapsley?, 3mo., male, none
142, John Paterson, 20, male, none
143, Charles McKeller?, 38, male, none
144, John McNair, 30, male, none
145, Robert Craig, 27, male, none
146, Crawford Ritchie?, 23, male, ?
147, Mary Ritchie?, 30, female, none
148, Janet Ritchie?, 5, female, none
149, Mary McCallum, 3, female, none
150, Isabella McNair?, 40, female, none
151, Christine? McCallum, 13, female, none
152, Mary McCallum, 12, female, none
153, Marg't McCallum, 9, female, none
154, Arch'bd McCallum, 7, male, none
155, Catherine McCallum, 4, female, none
156, Susan McCallum?, 2, female, none
157, Rodger McDonald, 19, male, farmer
158, Nathaniel McCallum, 24, male, farmer
159, Alex'dr Duffie?, 51, male, laborer
160, Wm. Duffie?, 60, male, none
161, Mary McGregor, 20, female, none
162, John Ahearn?, 21, male, col??maker
163, John Craig, 46, male, bleacher?
164, Mrs. Craig, 48, female, none
165, Marg't Craig, 18, female, none
166, Robert Craig, 15, male, none
167, Sarah Craig, 13, female, none
168, Eliza Craig, 11, female, none
169, Janet Craig, 8, female, none
170, Jean Craig, 6, female, none
171, Mary Craig, 4, female, none
172, William Craig, 2, male, none
173, ?, ?, female, none
174, Ann Clarke, 32?, female, none
175, Isabella Clarke, 29?, female, none
176, John McPherson, 40, male, engineer
177, Lillian McPherson, 36, female, none
178, Mary McPherson, 9, female, none
179, Herbert? Mumaz, , 40, male, weaver?
180, Ronna? Mumaz, 37, female, none
181, William McCauley, 25, male, shoemaker
182, David Liddle, 38, male, farmer
183, Hugh McGonnele, 35, male, founder
184, Donald McKay, 29, male, flesher?
185, Donald McCallister, 65, male, farmer (e-mail a descendant)
186, Effy McCallister, 60, female, none
187, Alex'dr McCallister, 29, male, farmer
188, Donald McCallister, 24, male, farmer
189, Gilbert McCallister, 22, male, farmer
190, Catherine McCallister, 20, female, none
191, Effey McCallister, 16, female, none
192, Elisabeth? McCallister, 27, female, none 
193, John McCallister, 17, male, farmer  (e-mail a descendant)
194, F N Monhondy, 19, male, ?
(Signed) John Langwell, Capt., 194 Passengers

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Reference: National Archives Microfilm Pub. Microcopy No.M237,
Roll 83, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York 1820 - 1897,
July 14 - Sept. 15, 1840 (List No's. 485 - 695)

Film copy was printed 10/26/90 by DCR, transcribed from print copy 4/1/1997 by HAR. Revised 5/17/1997 per viewed film, frame #1,189. Some parts were not legible. Please advise of any discrepancies found.


Description of Vessel

The British Bark "Tay", Langwell master, arrived at New York on 18 August 1840 (the passenger list is dated two days later), 50 days from Greenock, with a cargo of 150 tons and 193 steerage passengers.
The "Tay" was a sailing vessel of 512 tons, built in New Brunswick in 1832, belonging to the firm of Smith & S., and belonging to the port of Greenock. She first appears in "Lloyds Register" in 1841. In the Register for 1841-1842, its intended voyage is given as Clydeside-Mobile; 1845-1847, Clydeside-Quebec; 1848, Clydeside-Calao; 1849, London-Valparaiso; 1850-1851, London-Panama. The entries in the Register for 1852-1857 give no port to which the vessel belonged, and no intended voyage. (Voyage and vessel descriptions taken from information provided by Michael Palmer, Claremont, California, April 4, 1997 )

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