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Vessels Arriving at Quebec and New Brunswick 1848

The following list of vessels was extracted from the Immigration Report of 1848 (available soon).

The column "By whom sent; Master" gives 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. Under unusual circumstances you may find other comments in this field.

Quebec

Vessel From Whence Arrived
on or between
Passengers By whom sent; Master, etc.
Ottawa Bridgewater May 13   Poor Law; Parish Funds
Fame Limerick May 13   Landlords and private funds
Envoy Londonderry May 16   Landlords and private funds
Jane Black Limerick May 18 96? Landlords and private funds
Eliza Ann Limerick May 18   Landlords and private funds
Menapra Wexford May 18   Landlords and private funds
Jessy Limerick May 18   Landlords and private funds; Capt Gorman
Fergus Hull May 18   Parish Funds
Governor Limerick May 19 174 Landlords and private funds; 49 died on voyage; Capt Hugell
Prince Regent Hull May 20   Parish Funds
Moodkee Wexford May 22   Landlords and private funds
Civility Bideford May 22   Parish Funds
Dahlia Plymouth May 23   Parish Funds
Odessa Dublin May 26 74? Landlords and private funds
Aberfoyle New Ross May 26 492? Landlords and private funds
Clio Padstow May 26   Parish Funds
St. John (St. John's) Galway May 27 148 steerage
12 cabin
Landlords and private funds; 26 died on voyage; Capt Oliver; sailed April 6
John Hall Limerick May 1-27   7 deaths on voyage; sailed April 29
Helen London May 31 104? Poor Law
Primrose Limerick June 4 130? Landlords and private funds
Jessie Sligo June 5 120? Landlords and private funds
Cashmere Sligo June 7 60? Landlords and private funds
Miltiades Belfast June 8   Landlords and private funds
Thetis Limerick June 9   Landlords and private funds
Hope Limerick June 10   Landlords and private funds
Lawrence Fowistal Waterford June 11   Landlords and private funds
Anne Donegal June 13   Landlords and private funds
Don Plymouth June 14   Parish Funds
Dromahair Sligo June 16   Landlords and private funds
Thistle Waterford June 20   Landlords and private funds
Erin New Ross June 21   Landlords and private funds
Abbotsford Galway June 21   Landlords and private funds
Maria Brennan Limerick June 22   Landlords and private funds
Tasso Limerick June 23 72? Landlords and private funds
Jessie New Ross June 23 300? Landlords and private funds
Santa Maura London June 26 48? Poor Law
Camana London June 26   Poor Law; Parish Funds
Meteor Hull June 27   Parish Funds
Greenock Loch Saxford June 28 399? Parish Funds
Strang Liverpool June 29 66? Landlords and private funds
Integrity ? June 24-30 ? Some Germans
Miracle ? June 24-30 ?  
Jessie Stephens ? June 24-30 ? Scots
Loostank This vessel arrived in 1847 at Miramichi, NB in very bad shape. The passengers were sent on to Quebec the week of June 24-30, some still not very well.
Hydrus Limerick July 2 47? Landlords and private funds
Undine Limerick July 5   Landlords and private funds
Scotia Loch Eribol? July 7 196? Parish Funds
Rose Tralee July 7   Landlords and private funds
Anna Maria Limerick July 8 43? Landlords and private funds
Bess Grant Plymouth July 19   Parish Funds
Eleanor Limerick July 19 51? Landlords and private funds
Swan New Ross July 19 80? Landlords and private funds
Wilberforce Limerick July 21   Landlords and private funds
Sea-Bird Galway July 23 253 Landlords and private funds
Viceroy Belfast July 24   Landlords and private funds
Mary Cork July 25 40? Landlords and private funds
Conquering Hero London July 27   Poor Law
Mozambique Cork July 8-22    
Tuskar July 8-22   14 deaths, all children
Monarch Limerick Aug 20   Landlords and private funds
Medusa Belfast Sept 4    Landlords and private funds
Dæ dalus Plymouth Sept 9    Parish Fund
Governor Limerick Sept 10    Landlords and private funds; Capt Hughill
Jane Black Limerick Sept 10   7 deaths from smallpox; Capt Timothy Gorman
Lord Sandon Cork Sept 10 21 Sailed July 20; barque of 407 tons
Florentia Cork Sept 11 219? Landlords and private funds
Maria Limerick Sept 11   Landlords and private funds
Erromango Glasgow Sept 15 61? Parish Funds
Canada Glasgow Sept 15 70? Parish Funds
Jessy Limerick Sept 15 31? Landlords and private funds
Lockwoods Cork Aug 31-Sept 15      
Cambria Cork Aug 31-Sept 15 244 61 day voyage
Triumph Limerick Aug 31-Sept 15    
John Bull London Sept 25   Parish Funds
Clio Padstow Oct 1   Parish Funds
Marchioness of Abercorn Falmouth Oct 5   Parish Funds
Thetis Tralee Oct 25   Landlords and private funds
Retriever Liverpool no date 163 17 died on voyage
The following vessels were involved in an accident
Ann (brig) Limerick   412 collided with the Hampton, an outward bound vessel, on Sept 22, and was deserted. 3 passengers and 2 crew were lost; all baggage was lost as the Master refused to let anyone assist in retrieving it; Capt McFie
Hampton (barque) Quebec Sept ? ? assisted the passengers to board another vessel and then continued on her way to Grangemouth
Hibernia (brig) Quebec Sept ? ? outward bound, assisted the passengers to board another vessel and then continued on her way
William ? Oct 4 ? took on some of the passengers from the Ann and brought them to Quebec
Princess Royal ? Oct 4 ? took on some of the passengers from the Ann and brought them to Quebec

The steamer Princess was used to take passengers up the Great Lakes to Hamilton, Ontario. This was not a sea-going vessel.

The average crossing time was 51 days from Hamburg and Breman; 44 days from England; 43 days from Ireland and 36.5 days from Scotland.

New Brunswick

Vessel From Whence Arrived
on or between
Passengers By whom sent; Master, etc.
Concord Limerick July 18 69 steerage
7 cabin
Capt Thomas Bowler; 100 tons
Agnes Jermyn Limerick July 23 66 Capt Andrew Hart; 99 tons
Hornet Limerick ? ? ?
Star ? ? ? arrived St. Andrews
Lady Lilford Limerick Aug 27 91 brig; Capt Charles Higham
British Queen Londonderry Aug 27 38 barque; Capt Thomas Bell
Londonderry Londonderry Aug 27 144 barque; Capt George Boyle
Æneas Berehaven Aug 30 67 schooner of 98 tons; port Skibbereen; Capt David Cushman
Richard White ? ? ? ?
Bolivar ? ? ? ?
Linden Galway ? 192 sailed May 6
Loshtank arrived in 1847 at Miramichi, NB but passengers in very bad way. Some passengers sent on to Quebec in June of 1848


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