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Vessels Arriving at Quebec 1843

(Extracted from the Immigration Report of 1843)

The column "By whom sent; Master" gives general comments and information about assistance which was given to some of the passengers on that vessel. If the Master of the vessel is known, his name will also be given. Some passengers were assisted to emigrate by the Poor Law Commissioners. Others were assisted by Parish funds while still others, were assisted by their landlord.

There were 279 vessels carrying passengers and of those, 132 came under the Passengers Act. When you see " in front of a date it means the agent listed the vessel in his weekly report and all we know it that it arrived "week ending" that date.

This list has been cross-matched with another list published in the British Parliamentary Papers of voyages from 1842-44.

Quebec

Vessel From Whence Arrived
on or between
Passengers By whom sent; Master
Aberdeen (560 tons) Liverpool " May 13 102 sailed April 1
Acadia (802 tons) Liverpool " Aug 12 204 sailed June 13
Albion (479 tons) London " July 8 70 sailed May 8; agricultural labours
Amazon (442 tons) Hull   112 sailed April 24
Amazon (321 tons) London Sept 24 83 steerage

19 cabin

sailed 20 July; Poor Law
Ann (barque of 313 tons) New Ross June 8 62? 64? sailed April 29; passenger Mathew Courtney died of fever at Grosse Isle
Ann Donegal " July 1      
Arab (184 tons) Bideford Oct 25   sailed Aug 26
Arabian (581 tons) Belfast " July 8 353 sailed May 19
Baltic (252 tons) Yarmouth Aug 11 56 or 72? sailed May 20; Poor Law
Battoo? Limerick " Aug 19   Capt O'Donnell
Bell /Belle (346 tons) Padstow May 19 117 sailed April -
Belle (346 tons) Padstow " Sept 23 46 sailed in July
Blonde (barque of 676 tons) Glasgow " June 24 297 sailed May 13; passenger Eliza Ray died of fever at Grosse Isle
Bona Dea (ship of 625 tons) Glasgow June 23 403 or 445 sailed May 4; sent by Glasgow Emigration Societies; passenger Mary Gowrie died of fever at Grosse Isle
Bornce? Limerick " May 13    
Brilliant (332 tons) Aberdeen " Sept 23 36 sailed Aug 2 on second voyage
Brilliant (428 tons) Glasgow June 9 191 sailed May 2; sent by Glasgow Emigration Societies
Burrell (barque) Yarmouth or London Aug 9 120 Poor Law
Caledonia (437 tons) Glasgow " Sept 16   sailed Aug 1; mainly women to join their husbands
California (barque of 629 tons) Glasgow " July 15 328 sailed June 3; passenger David Gowans and Catharine M'Dougal died of measles at Grosse Isle
Carricks Sligo " July 15    
Catherine       left May see...
Champlain (barque of 299 tons) Baltimore " July 15 77 sailed May 6; 67 days; Capt Nicholas
Chieftain (795 tons) Liverpool " July 15 124 or 122 sailed May 18
China (432 tons) Limerick " Sept 2   sailed July 16; second voyage
Clio (513 tons) Padstow ? 37 sailed April -
Clio (513 tons) Padstow " Sept 23 51 sailed in July
Clyde (712 tons) Liverpool " Aug 12    
Constitution Kalala " July 1    
Constitution (barque of 558 tons) Belfast " Sept 23 80 sailed July 29
Constitution (barque of 558 tons) Belfast ? 340 sailed April 22
Coolock (262 tons) Dublin July 14 128 or 135 sailed May 13
Coxon (brig of 305 tons) Cork ? 70 sailed May 10
Creole Londonderry " June 24 525  
Dauntless (698 tons) Liverpool " July 29 344 sailed May 28; 58 days
Dromahair (barque of 376 tons) Sligo " June 24 144 sailed May 8; passenger Mary Egan died of fever at Grosse Isle
Dublin (barque)   May 15?   Passenger Jane Date died at Grosse Isle
Eleutheria (barque of 423 tons) Glasgow " May 27 160 sailed May 19; Glasgow Emigration Societies
Elizabeth (444 tons) Londonderry " July 1 173 sailed May 3
Ellergill (360 tons) Hull " Aug 5 33 sailed May 24; 65 days
Envoy(184 tons) Londonderry wk ending June 10 205 sailed May 2
Favourite (296 tons) Greenock " Sept 2    
Fergus (barque of 430 tons) Hull June 28 204 sailed May 13
Florence (barque of 330 tons) Plymouth Aug 3 119 or 115 sailed June 5; Capt Richard Croaker
Gazell? Donegal      
George (676 tons) Dundee (Lacklaxford) Sept 7 56 sailed June 10; 88 days; landed 95 at Pictou
Governor (brig) Limerick May 23    passenger Charles Vance died of fever at Grosse Isle
Hamilton (638 tons) Glasgow " July 15 263 sailed June 2; passenger Mary Quin died of fever at Grosse Isle
Hannah Kalala " July 1    
Hebe Liverpool " Sept 16 117 43 days
Hector (247 tons) Glasgow " Sept 16 92 sailed July 12
Henry (314 tons) Dublin " Sept 30 116 sailed July 27; mostly women and children
Hero (brig) Tralee " July 8 124  
Huron (449 tons) Belfast " Aug 5 226 sailed June 5; 57 days; 1 death of a 7yr old child
Independence (ship)   " July 1   passenger Thomas Blevins died of fever at Grosse Isle
Industry (487 tons) Dublin " June 24 201 sailed May 2
Industry (329 tons) Penzance - 5 sailed April 5
Jane Duffus (382 tons) Glasgow June 16 254 or 257 sailed May 2; sent by Glasgow Emigration Societies
Jeanie Deans (319 tons) Glasgow " June 17 75 sailed May 2
John & Robert (501 tons) Belfast " July 15 266 sailed June 3
John Frances (barque of 362 tons) Cork ? 124 sailed April 27
John Bell (501 tons) New Ross " Aug 12??? 55 sailed April 7???
John Bell (501 tons) New Ross " Sept 2 32 sailed on July 15 on second voyage
John and Robert (501 tons) Belfast " Sept 30 41 sailed Sept 2
Lady Kennard/Kinnaird (350 tons) Dundee " July 1 65 sailed May 18
Lady of the Lake (425 tons) Liverpool Aug 19 276 sailed June 29
Lavinia (249 tons) Stockton   49 sailed April 18
Letitia Heyn   " July 1    
Liverpool (ship)   June 29?   Passengers Mary T. Millar and Jane Craig died of small-pox at Grosse Isle
Mahaea? ? " June 17 ? ?
Margaret Bogle Leith " July 1    
Mary Ann (brig of 179 tons) Bideford " June 17 82 sailed April 18; some landed at Charlotte Town, PEI others at Quebec
Mary Campbell Liverpool " July 29    
Medina (378 tons) Waterford " Sept 16 63 ?
Menapia (280 tons) Glasgow " July 29 183 sailed June 13
Napauni? ? " June 10 ? ?
Nerio (barque of 184 tons) Limerick " June 24 114 sailed May 6; passenger Ellen Conner died of fever at Grosse Isle
New Brunswick Hull July 20    
Oberon (barque of 386 tons) Londonderry " June 24 243 sailed May 6; passenger Robert Sympson died of fever at Grosse Isle
Pearl (404 tons) London Oct 9 42 sailed Aug 26
Perseverance (597 tons) Dublin May 26 327 sailed April 20
Pomonia (brig of 306 tons) Dublin " June 24 33 sailed May 2
President (schooner) Nova Soctia June 10   brought up the passengers from the wrecked Tom Moore
Resource (417 tons) London/Portsmouth " May 27 327 sailed April 4 from London, April 12 from Portsmouth
Robinson (barque)   July 19?   Passenger John Davidson died of dysentery at Grosse Isle
Roger Stewart (364 tons) Greenock " June 24 56 sailed May 13
Romulus Greenock June 24 151? sent by Glasgow Emigration Societies
Royal Adelaide (404 tons) Fowey Aug 22   sailed July 8
Sir G. Prevost (barque) Newry May 22? 185 sailed April 10; passenger Peter Murray died of fever at Grosse Isle
Sisters (851 tons) London/Portsmouth " May 27 225 sailed April 22 from London, April 27 from Portsmouth
Sophia Liverpool " Sept 23   68 days
St.(Saint) Ann (barque of 535 tons) Bideford " June 10 309 sailed April 26; passenger Mary Rath died of fever at Grosse Isle
Standard (barque)   May 26?   Passenger Matthew M'Gorry died of fever at Grosse Isle
Symmetry (brig) Thurso " July 1 128 18 going to PEI
Tay (542 tons) Greenock Aug 2 327 sailed June 11; 48 days; Capt Langwell
Thompson (210 tons) Westport " July 8 139 sailed May 23
Tom Moore (275 tons) Belfast - 171 sailed April 21; wrecked May 24; Capt Milligan; President took passengers to Quebec
Toronto (350 tons) London July 5 196 sailed May 16; some sent by Poor Law
Unicora? Cork " Sept 30   landlord Butler Clarke, Esq.
Victoria (716 tons) Belfast " Sept 2 321 sailed July 7; passenger Henry Glass died of fever at Grosse Isle
Victory (414 tons) Hull " Aug 12 54 sailed June 3
Warrior Killala " June 24 146  

The steamer Queen, used to take passengers from Quebec to Montreal, collided with the steamer Lord Sydenham at night and three passengers were drowned. The Queen sank.


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