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Ship WILMINGTON Passenger List


Please let me know if you find a passenger that is an ancestor of yours.
Thanks, Harold A Ralston.
Down to John Cross, possibly our ancestor.
Down to notes on voyage.
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From: New York Evening Post, Wed, Sept. 14, 1803:

"EVENING POST MARINE LIST"
"At Quaratine:
Ship Wilmington, Belfast"
A List of Passengers intending to go from Belfast to New York
in the Ship WILMINGTON, Thomas Woodward, Master, 
360 tons, sworn 9 July 1803.
John Houston      aged 30   Farmer
Mrs. Houston    27
        Houston      7  Children
            "    5    "
  "    2    "
Robert Stewart    27  Farmer (Click on Stewart to send e-mail message to descendants)
Mrs.     "    24
  "     2 Child
James Galway    18  Farmer
Thomas Allen    25    "
Will'm. Erskin    32    "
Isabella Dick   16
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John Cross    35  Farmer (possibly the father of our ancestor Robert J.)
Wm. Crozier   26       "
Henry McHenry   40  gentleman
Hen. Read   30        "
Jane Curry    36
Mary    "   14
Eliza    "    12
John     "     9
Rob't. Warwick    30  gentleman
Hen. Garrett    33  Farmer
S. Ann "    27
Mary Maucally   23
John Browne   45  gentleman
Rob't. Jackson    30    "
John Murphy   28    "
John Thompson   26    "
Tho's. McCrellos  34  Farmer (Click here to send email to descendant)
Tho's. McConaghy  27    "
John Cameron    39    "
Lavinia  "    20
Agnus   "   17
Martha  "   14
Elinor  "    9
Sam'l. Chestnut   30  gentleman
Mary Cameron    36
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Source of Information

The above list is found in two books:"Handbook of Irish Genealogy", Heraldic Artists Ltd., Dublin, 1973, page 113 and; "Ship Passenger Lists, vol. I, National and New England (1600-1825)", Carl Boyer III, Newhall, California, 1977, page 24.

The name Agnus Cameron is spelled Agnes in the "Handbook of Irish Genealogy".


Discussion of Voyage and Ship


The "New York Evening Post" for Wednesday, 14 September 1803, lists the
ship "Wilmington", Woodward, master, from Belfast, in quarantine, with
"some linen and 45 passengers".  The difference in passenger numbers can
probably be explained by the fact that the newspaper count includes
children, including infants, whereas the departure list that you quote
(and which I have not seen) probably does not.  There is no arrival list,
as ship captains were not required to submit them to U.S. Customs
authorities until 1820 (Act of 1819).
I am unable to identify the vessel with any certainty. "Lloyd's Register" 
for 1800 contains a reference to a ship "Wilmington", built in 
Philadelphia about 1791 (she was in her 10th year in 1800), but her master 
is given as R. Shield, and her tonnage as 264. 
(Information furnished by: Michael Palmer, Claremont, California)
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