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DuffyTemp

This attachment is linked to an Excel spreadsheet which is a repository of all the data acquired so far by Eileen, Mary and Don on the passengers in 1832 from Derry to Pennsylvania. Click on the link DuffyTemp to see the data. Additional comments also appear below as an overview of the data.

 

171 responses to “DuffyTemp

  1. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Wylie

    Elizabeth was a 21 year old spinster who travelled unaccompanied on the Asia.

    Ship Leander 1831 for PA via NC – Jane 19

     
  2. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Woods – Ballyarrell, Donaghmore, Donegal

    John was a 20 year old farmer from Convoy parish in Donegal who travelled with James Lecky 19 and William Doherty 20 on the Prudence.

     
  3. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Wilkinson – Clondahorky, Donegal.

    Elizabeth was an 18 year old spinster from Donegal who travelled from Letterkenny with Henry McCauley and Dolly McFadden on the John Stamp.

    Macedonia 1834 for PA – William 50, Jane 42, Anne 17, Anthony 15, William 13, Robert 11, Rebecca 8, Jane and Mary both 5; Anthony 40, Eleanor 35, Bridget 20, Robert and James both 18, David 18, Charles 13

     
  4. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Weir – Ballyshannon, Innishmacsaint, Donegal.

    Richard was a 22 year old labourer from Ballyshannon in Donegal who travelled on the Prudence with Charles Gibson 20.

     
  5. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Tea (Tease)

    There is no such name and it is being kept on hold for now.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – John and Eliza, both 21

     
  6. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Taylor – Corradooey, Convoy, Donegal.

    George was a 15 year old labourer from Donegal who travelled with the McIlhennys from Convoy parish on the John Stamp.

     
    • Eileen Breen

      December 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Woods and Taylor are both from Convoy Parish. Maybe there is something there. Was this area very big, Maybe these families new each other?

       
      • Don MacFarlane

        December 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

        Yes, I guess so. Bigger clusters than I ones I have suggested so far will appear once I have finished with the spreadsheet. Convoy is a very small area just outside Derry so they likely knew each other very well.

         
  7. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Stringer

    William was a 20 year old labourer who travelled unaccompanied on the Asia. In Ulster, Stringer was a rare name, mainly to be found in Armagh but with instances in the south east corner of Tyrone (Aghaloo, Clonfeacle, Errigal Keerogue) and Cavan.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Stewart

      Ship Asia 1828 for PA – John 60, Jane 20; James 33, Molly 30, William 8, John 6, Holmes 3.
      Ship Lady of the Lake 1831 for NC – John 20, James 22
      Cupid 1833 for PA – Henry 22, Charles 18
      Cupid 1833 for PA (Tyrone) – Jane 26, Mary 16
      Lady of the Lake 1833 for PA – Robert 24, Limavady
      Dorothy 1834 for PA – Margaret and David, both 16

       
  8. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Stevenson

    Johnston was a 22 year old labourer from Derry who travelled unaccompanied on the Prudence. Stevenson was a name to be found only in quite a localised part of County Derry in and around Faughanvale.

     
  9. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Sterling*

    Isabelle was a 24 year old spinster who travelled on the Asia in the company of her much older spinster aunt Mary 50 and two small Sterling children, Sarah 3 and Margaret 2.

    Edmond 1834 for PA – William 25

     
  10. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Sproule – Strabane, Camus, Tyrone.

    James was a 22 year old carpenter from Strabane who sailed on the Ontario in the company of a trio from Rossgeir – Hugh Gallagher 22, Eilis Slaven 24 and Catherine Rodgers 23.

    Phoenix 1834 for PA – William 22, Thomas 21, Jane 18

     
  11. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Speer – Castlederg, Urney, Tyrone.

    Margaret was an 8 year old child from Tyrone who travelled on the John Stamp who travelled with a 15 year old labourer called John Craig in the company of two Burns Females called Margaret, one aged 60 and married, the other 25 and single. Speers were rare in Tyrone and almost all came from Termanomongan, with spare ones from Castlederg (Urney) and Drumglass. Griffiths locates all of these three names in Castlederg and nowhere else.

    Ship Leander 1831 for NC – John 13 (Antrim)

     
  12. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Southwell

    Thomas was a 21 year old farmer who travelled, possibly with Henry McFadden, on the Asia. There were no Southwells in Ulster according to Griffiths or Tithe Applotments and only the aristocratic and major land-owner Southwells in Leitrim and Limerick. However, Flaxgrowers lists one household from Kilglass in Roscommon.

     
  13. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Snodgrass – Strabane, Camus, Tyrone

    James was a 20 year old on the ship Asia who travelled in the company of Messrs Bryan, Morrison and Nelson from the same locality.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – Samuel 26 and Mary 20; William 25
    Ship Leander for NC – Samuel 15, Mary 13.

     
  14. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Slavin Slevin – Rossgeir, Clonleigh, Donegal

    Eilis was a 24 year old spinster from Rossgeir in Donegal who travelled on the ship Ontario with Catherine Rodgers who was also from Rossgeir.

     
  15. Don MacFarlane

    December 8, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Skilton

    Robert was a labourer from Donegal on the John Stamp and is said to have been murdered ot to have died from cholera at Duffy’s Cut. His name is on the memorial despite it probably being a false name but will remain parked here till further notice.

     
  16. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Shields*

    Wiliam was a 21 year old weaver from Derry who travelled with his sister Mary 21 on the ship Asia. This name is probably not a waxwing and most likely will be dropped.

     
  17. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Sherwood

    This name may actually be Sherrard and will be revisited later.

    Kinkella 1834 for PA – James 25

     
  18. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Shaw* – Eskeradooey, Drumragh, Tyrone

    Samuel was a 20 year old farmer from Tyrone who travelled on the John Stamp with his wife Mary and James their 1 year old infant. Shaws came mainly from Cookstown but there was also a pocket in the north west opposite corner of the county.

     
  19. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Shannon – Croaghlin Road, Killybegs Upper, Donegal

    Mary was an 18 year old spinster from Donegal who travelled on the John Stamp with Elizabeth Wilkinson, Henry McAauley and Dolly McFadden, all from Letterkenny.

    Phoenix 1834 for PA – Ellen 18

     
  20. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Scallan

    Molly was a 20 year old spinster from Tyrone who travelled on the John Stamp with the McCrorys, Archy O’Brien and James Cully.

    Phoenix 1834 for PA – Mary 27, Nancy 16

     
  21. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Ryan* – Birdstown, Clonleigh, Donegal

    Eleanor was an 11 year old from Donegal who travelled on the Ontario with her parents Christopher and Mary and her younger siblings Fanny 9, Nancy 7, Mary 5 and Christopher 1. Ryans were rare in Donegal and came from the far southern corner bordering onto Donegal Town.

     
  22. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Russell*

    Margaret was a 24 year old spinster who travelled with her 20 year old sister Mary on the Asia . There were other Russells on board, namely Joseph, Jane and Matty (all in their 20s)?

    Leander 1831 for NC – Robert 32, Elizabeth 28 (s), William 9, Elizabeth 7, Thomas 5, John 1

     
  23. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Ruddy

    John was an 18 year old labourer from Donegal who travelled on the John Stamp and who has acquired posthumous fame as a result of the Duffy’s Cut episode. Ruddy was an uncommon name in Donegal, confined to coastal pockets on the west coast, stretching from Malin, Burtonport and Ballshannon, This would all suggest the Ruddys made their living from the sea.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Rodgers – Unshinagh, Clonleigh, Donegal

       
      • Don MacFarlane

        December 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

        Riddell

        Robert 18 and Ann 16 on Asia 1828 to PA

         
  24. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Richey

    A more usual spelling would be Ritchie but either way Margaret was a 20 year old spinster who travelled on the Asia, perhaps unaccompanied or perhaps in the company of the Knoxes or the Gallaghers.

     
  25. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Risk*

    James was a 14 year old boy from Donegal who travelled on the John Stamp with his 8 year old sister Letitia, perhaps alone or perhaps chaperoned by Peggy McKendrick. There were no Risks in Ireland according to Griffiths but there were six households by that name in Donegal according to Tithe Applotment and these were in Fahan in Inishowen and around Raphoe. According to Flaxgrowers there was another household in Templemore in Donegal.

     
  26. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Rich

    George was a 23 year old farmer who travelled on the Asia but he was unlikely to have the surname Rich which was only to be found in Tipperary. Rush is more likely but this option is being kept on hold for now.

     
  27. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Riddle* (Riddall)- Ballygawley, Errigal Keerogue, Tyrone

    With an alternative and more usual spelling being Riddell, Ann was an eleven year old child who travelled on the Asia with her younger siblings, William, Mary, Robert and Christopher, her 40 year old shoemaker father and her 35 year old spinster aunt.

     
  28. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Rice – Cloghfin, Drumragh, Tyrone

    Bernard or Barney was a 21 year old weaver from Tyrone who travelled on the John Stamp with James Baird, John McAleer and James Donaghey. Strangely, there were few flaxgrowers called Rice in Tyrone and they came from Cappagh, Killyman and Errigal Keerogue where none of his companions came from.

     
  29. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Quigley

    George was a 22 year old labourer from the Inishowen peninsula in Donegal who travelled with Michael Farren from Donegal on the John Stamp.

     
  30. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Potter*

    John was a 52 year old labourer from Tyrone who travelled with his spinster twin sister Anne on the John Stamp. Potter was a name that was found in Tyrone around the Aghaloo and Carnteel areas.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Pollock – Kilkeel, Down

      On ship Ontario
      Ellergill 1834 for PA – Hamilton 25 weaver

       
  31. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Peoples

    David was a 25 year old labourer from Donegal who travelled unaccompanied on the Prudence. Peoples was quite widely dispersed in Donegal around the Laggan area.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – James 22
    Adam Lodge 1834 for PA – Hugh 45, Mary 40, James 26, William 20, Mary 19, Robert 16, Sarah 15, John 12
    Ellergill 1834 for PA – Mathew 24
    Edmond 1834 for PA – Mary 20, Alexander 18

     
  32. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Patrick – Lislafferty, Ardstraw, Tyrone

    Eliza was a 22 year old spinster from Tyrone who travelled on the Prudence with 22 year old Margaret Black and 4 year old Robert White. Patrick was an uncommon surname in Tyrone and it was mostly to be found around Ardstraw where Blacks and Whites were also to be found.

     
  33. Don MacFarlane

    December 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Patchell – Knader, Kilbarron, Donegal

    William and David Patchell were labourers from Donegal who travelled on the John Stamp and their names appear on the memorial at Duffy’s Cut. The Donegal Patchells came from Letterkenny and near Ballyshannon. There was also another Patchell clan from Derry who lived in Tamlaght Finlagan outside Limavady. The name was Huguenot in origin and they arrived in Ireland in the 1600s to escape persecution and mass murder in France at the instigation of the Catholic French monarch. They were not the only ones to be persecuted and unorthodox Catholics in France such as Jansenists and Valois met the same fate.

    Ship Lady of the Lake 1831 for NC – Jane 14, Mary 11, James 6
    Cruikston Castle 1833 for PA – John 24 (Ballyshannon)
    Phoenix 1834 for PA – Anne 19

     
  34. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Owens

    Thomas was a 20 year old labourer from Derry who travelled with David Cowen, also from Faughanvale, on the Prudence.

     
  35. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Noble – Omagh

    James was a 21 year old ‘farmer’ who travelled on the Asia surrounded by spinsters, some of whom he may have previously known – Elizabeth McKnight and the Russell sisters. The Nobles were very well spread out in Tyrone and Fermanagh.

     
  36. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Nicholl

    Unusually, Anna was a 20 year old weaver and she travelled on the Asia, perhaps in the company of her fellow-weaver, Mathew Hood, and his siblings Samuel 24 and Catherine 20. Griffiths only recorded six Nicholls in Donegal and only three from the Laggan area adjoining Letterkenny near the Hoods. Tithe Applotment recorded a Nicholl from Stranorlar and Flaxgrowers recorded a Nickle (spelt the same way as in the ship manifest) from Rye in Inishowen.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Nelson – Sessia, Tullniskan, Tyrone

      Asia

       
  37. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Neilson

    Peter was an 18 year old ‘farmer’ from Ballybofey in County Donegal who travelled with eight other young farmers from that town on the Ontario. Neilson is more associated with Urney in the Laggan area rather than Ballybofey which is just down the road.

    Phoenix 1834 for PA – Isabella 16

     
  38. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Neely – Dysart, Camus, Tyrone

    Mary was an 18 year old spinster from Dysart near Lough Fea in County Tyrone who travelled in a group of six spinsters from Strabane on the Ontario. Neely is a name mostly associated with Tyrone but with a smattering in neighbouring counties.

     
  39. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Nee

    Daniel was a 20 year old ‘farmer’ from Letterkenny in Donegal who travelled on the Ontario with nine other young males from Letterkenny. The Galway name is little to be found outside Galway but there was a pocket of that name in Leck, on the road out from Donegal Town to Letterkenny. Only James Nee of Drummahee in Leck gets mention in the Tithe Applotment for his very modest 6 acres of land and there were no flaxgrowers.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Morrison – Farlough, Tullyniskan, Tyrone

      Asia

       
  40. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Menagh*

    William was a 23 year old ‘farmer’ who travelled on the Asia with his 20 year old sister, Matilda. Menagh was a very rare name with no more than half a dozen households in all of Ireland with two being in Derry – in Coleraine and Derry City – and one being in Moy in Tyrone.

    Garland 1834 for PA – Alice 20, Mary 18

     
  41. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    McShane

    Nancy was a 22 year old spinster from Lifford in Donegal who travelled on the Ontario with her 24 year old sister Mary.

     
  42. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    McQuillen

    This person has been researched by celticknot and full details are on Ancestry.com

    Ship Asia 1828 – Margaret 20
    Kinkella 1834 for PA – Duncan 22, Mary (s) 20, Betty 17

     
  43. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    McQuigg – Rusky or Knockaduff, Aghadowey, Derry or Island Carragh North, Dunluce, Antrim.

    John was a 28 year old ‘farmer’ who travelled in the Ontario with the large Aiken family and various others – John McKeown, Jane Johnston and James Smyth – from the mysterious townland transcribed as Ballyhall.

     
  44. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    McQuade – Dungannon

    Arthur was a 22 year old ‘farmer’ from Tyrone who travelled on the Asia, perhaps in the company of Patrick McKeogh aged 26. The name McQuade is specific to Tyrone and localised to Dromore where it is very plentiful. The name McKeogh is even more of a waxwing in Ulster as it is a Tipperary name from Southern Ireland.

    Lady of the Lake 1833 for NC – Philip 22, John 19, from Castlea?y
    Adam Lodge 1834 for PA – Anne 20

     
  45. Don MacFarlane

    December 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

    McPhilemy

    This name is normally translated from Irish as McPhelimy and is indigenous to Tyrone, not in Donegal where William is listed as hailing from. There are no examples in any of the usual sources – Griffiths, Tithe Applotment or Flaxgrowers List – of the name. There is one McPhillimy from Ballylennon outside Fahan in Donegal who had six acres. The waxwing McPhilemy, William, was a 44 year old farmer who travelled on the Prudence with five motherless small children – Elizabeth 11, Jane 8, Thomas 6, James 4 and Martha 2.

     
  46. Don MacFarlane

    December 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    McNutt*

    Eliza and Ellen were 20 year old sisters who travelled on the Asia. Griffiths records that McNutt was a name only to be found around Mulroy Bay in Donegal and around Limavady or Derry City in Derry.

    Leander 1831 for NC – Elder 30, Francis 28, Mary 27, Dan 26
    Cruikston Castle 1833 PA – Alex 20 (Ramelton)
    Dorothy 1834 for PA – Alex 19; Fanny 52, James 40, Jane 41, Jane 18, Jane 14
    Ellergill 1834 for PA – Jane 29, William 28, Martha 26

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 7:36 am

      McNamee – Glenmacoffer, Bodoney Lower, Tyrone

      Asia 1828 for Asia – Rose 36, Mary 16, Hugh 14, Charles 11, James 10, David 8, Pat 6, Rob 4
      Garland 1834 for PA – Mary 17, Eleanor 15
      Phoenix 1834 for PA – Hugh 25

       
  47. Don MacFarlane

    December 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    McMichael*

    James was a 17 year old shoemaker from Tyrone who travelled with his 22 year old shoemaker brother Michael on the John Stamp. McMichaels were listed in the Flaxgrowers List as being only from Aghaloo and heads of household were – David, James, George and Robert.

     
  48. Don MacFarlane

    December 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    McMenamin

    Margaret was a 26 year old spinster from Donegal who travelled on the Ontario with two spinster McDermott sisters – Mary 30 and Catherine 26. There were two McDermott households listed in the 1796 Flaxgrowers list for Ballybofey (actually Starnorlar which is the same thing) – the heads of household were Michael and Hugh There were five McMenamin households in the same area – the heads of household were Patrick, Peter, Hugh and John.

     
  49. Don MacFarlane

    December 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

    McSwine

    Alice was a 24 year old spinster who travelled on the Asia. McSwine, a variation of Sweeny or MacSween, is a very prevalent name in Donegal but it is very little found elsewhere.

     
  50. Don MacFarlane

    December 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

    McCunny

    A later addition to the waxwing list, Richard was a teacher from Ballybofey who travelled on the Ontario. A full account of his background and settlement in the US is on Ancestry.com

     
  51. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    McKnight – Omagh

    Elizabeth was a 20 year old spinster who travelled unaccompanied or with James Noble on the Asia. McKnight in Ulster is almost but not quite localised in the Gortin area of Tyrone in Ulster and there also it was to be found only in small numbers. There were isolated instances elsewhere as in Innishkeel in Donegal and Killeevan in Monaghan. McKnights did not appear in Flaxgrower lists.

     
  52. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    McKenny – Cloghfin

    Samuel was an 18 year old labourer from Tyrone who travelled unaccompanied on the John Stamp. The name was largely concentrated in Lissan and Drumragh just outside Omagh. His name does not appear on the Duffy Cut memorial.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – John 20
    Cruikston Castle 1833 for PA – William 21, Margaret 20, both Strabane

     
  53. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    McIlwaine – Ballyara, Killybegs Upper, Donegal

    Alex was an 18 year old from Donegal of unspecified occupation who travelled perhaps unaccompanied or perhaps with John Long on the John Stamp. McIlwaines were mainly concentrated in Clondavaddog in the Fanad Peninsula but Alex may have been from All Saints. This would place him as a neighbour of John Long.

     
  54. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    McIlheaney*

    Raymond was a 23 year old labourer from Donegal who travelled with his sister Biddy 20 on the John Stamp. This is probably an incorrect spelling of McIlhenny who were to be found mainly in Convoy. Despite this error in transcription which the Watsons have not picked on jos name is on the West Chester memorial where they have him down as Bernard McIlheaney so they have him down wrong on both first name and surname.

    Cruikston Castle 1833 to PA – Andrew 36, Mary (s)30, Andy 26, Betty 4, William 4 (all from Ramelton)
    Ellergill 1834 for PA – Martha (s) 29, William 20

     
  55. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    McHugh*

    Charles was a 26 year old blacksmith who travelled on the Asia with his 25 year old spinster sister. McHugh is a name that is almost exclusive to Tyrone, but only Donegal McHughs though few in number get listed in Tithe Applotment. Interestingly, the McHughs are listed as part of a cooperative of five, including a William Stewart, who had between them over sixty acres. This practise of cooperatives seems to have been the norm in this part of South Donegal. Another McHugh in Raymunterdoney seems to have been of an altogether poorer breed indeed.

     
  56. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    McHenry

    James was a 26 year old farmer from Knocken (wherever that is) who travelled unaccompanied on the Ontario. On the ship’s manifest he is listed as wedged amongst a whole squad of young men from Letterkenny. McHenry is a name that was very rare in Donegal, though not so elsewhere, and was localised to Moville and Letterkenny. It is also mentioned (perhaps mistakenly) on the Flaxgrowers List for Raymoghy.

     
  57. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    McGourley*

    Brian was a 20 year old labourer from Donegal who travelled with his spinster sister Catherine 22 on the John Stamp. If the name is correct, it is very specific to Clonleigh and only one household of that name appears for Donegal in Griffiths. None appear in Tithe Applotments or Flaxgrowers. He would be a definite target for the Watsons who would seek to place him at Duffys Cut where he would be murdered or die of cholera. He is not on the memorial and the question also would have to be asked – would he abandon his sister immediately after arrival and would she not be looking for him if he disappeared?

     
  58. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    McGonigle – Inishowen, Donegal

    Nancy was a 26 year old spinster from Tyrone who travelled with two small McLaughlin children on the John Stamp, Samuel 9 and Margaret 6. McGonigles mainly came from Leckpatrick, with a lesser scattering in Urney and Donaghedy. McLaughlins though plentiful in adjoining counties were scarce in Tyrone, being localised to Clogherny. This all means that the McGonigles and McLaughlins were unlikely to be neighbours.

    Dorothy 1834 for PA – Margaret (s) 22, Thomas 19, Mary 5, Jane 2

     
  59. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    McGhee – Derrykillew, Kilbarron, Donegal

    Eliza was a 24 year old spinster from Donegal who travelled alongside but may only have fallen in with a group from Donegal who included William Patchell, the Doaks, William Boyle and Samuel Bell. The spelling of her name, with the h inserted, is specific to a part of Donegal just north of Letterkenny (Clondahorky, Kilmacrennan and Killygarvan) but there were smatterings elsewhere such as Kilbarron.

    Ship Lady of the Lake 1831 for NC – John and Biddy, both 40 with children, 4 and 2
    McGee on Cruikston Castle – Michael 24, labourer
    Adam Lodge 1834 for PA – Eleanor

     
  60. Don MacFarlane

    December 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    McGettigan

    Eleanor was a 20 year old spinster from Donegal who travelled unaccompanied on the John Stamp. McGettigan was a surname almost but not exclusive to Donegal, with there being a small rump in Tipperary. The name was too dispersed in Donegal to be more specific but she was most likely to have come from the Laggan area in and around Letterkenny.

    Macedonia 1834 for PA – Daniel 30, Mary 28, Catherine 17
    Dorothy 1834 for PA – James 56, Anne (s) 56, Margery and Nancy both 19, Mary 12
    Phoenix 1834 for PA – Robert 28, Unity 11

     
  61. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    McFeat*

    Jane was a 22 year old spinster who travelled on the Asia with her 50 year old farmer father, Joseph, and her sibs or other relatives – Sarah 24, Joseph 24, Mary 23, Margaret 18, James 18, Matty 14, Mary 11 and James 8, There was no mother in attendance. The McFeats were localised to Tully, near to where the McClays lived.

    Cruikston Castle 1833 to PA – Margaret McFete (decipher)
    Dorothy 1834 for PA – McFate, James 20; James 40, Jane 41, Jane 14

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 7:27 am

      McFadden – Clondahorky, Donegal.

      See Wilkinson and McAuley off the John Stamp.

      Ship Asia 1828 for PA – James 26, Susan 25, John 1
      Ship Leander 1831 for NC – Neal 21, Pat 16
      Mary Cummings 1833 PA – Thomas 19 (Newtownunningham)
      Cruikston Castle 1833 to PA – Charles 21 (Cloghineely)
      Adam Lodge 1834 for PA – Henry 26, Francis 21
      Phoenix 1834 for PA – Eleanor 20

       
  62. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    McDonagh

    Anthony was a 22 year old labourer from Donegal who travelled along with the Kelly sibs on the Prudence. McDonaghs were mainly from the Learmount parish of Derry but were recorded in Tithe applotment for the most southerly part of Donegal just north of Ballyshannon.

    Macedonia 1834 for PA – McDonough, Thomas 17, Patrick 16

     
  63. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    McCrory (McRory)*

    Edward was a 17 year old weaver from Tyrone who travelled with his twin elder sibs aged 18, James and Heather, on the John Stamp. McCrorys were listed as flaxgrowers in Errigal Keerogue and Derryloran and were not listed in Tithe Applotment.

     
  64. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    McCormick

    William was an 18 year old labourer from Derry who travelled unaccompanied on the John Stamp. According to the Watsons he would have ended up murdered or dead from cholera at Duffy’s Cut.

    Asia 1828 for PA – Henry 24

     
  65. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    McConnell*

    Thomas was a 22 year old shoemaker from Tyrone who travelled on the John Stamp with his sibs Robert 18 and William 21. McConnell is one of the commonest names in Ulster but not so much in Tyrone where it was concentrated in Ardstraw and Clogher.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – William 22
    Adam Lodge 1834 for PA – Robert 26, James 20
    Kinkella 1834 for PA – William 19

     
  66. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    McClay

    This name has been thoroughly researched by celticknot and details can be found on Ancestry.com

    Dorothy 1834 for PA – James 19

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 11:54 am

      McBrearty – Castlefin, Donaghmore, Donegal

       
      • Don MacFarlane

        December 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

        McAuley – Magheramenagh, Clondahorky, Donegal

        Henry or Dolly travelled with Elizabeth Wilkinson and Dolly or Henry McFadden (are the first names the wrong way round?) on the John Stamp.

        Vernon 1832 for PA – Ann 30, Andrew 19

         
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

      McCahill

      Cruikston Castle 1833 for PA – Mary 20 (Taughboyne)

       
  67. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    McAnaney

    Margaret was a 20 year old spinster from Tyrone who travelled on the John Stamp. The transcription is poor but it looks like she was accompanied by Catherine her 60 year old mother and Patrick her 30 year old brother. The surname is exceedingly rare and is almost exclusive to Ardstraw parish in Tyrone.

    Adam Lodge 1834 for PA – McAnamy, Margaret 19
    Dorothy 1834 for PA – McOnomy, Samuel 20, Jane 17

     
  68. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    McAleer – Mullaghmore, Drumragh, Tyrone

    John was a 24 year old weaver who travelled on the Asia (place of origin unrecorded). McAleer is however a name specific to County Tyrone, mostly from the southern end of the county, Termonmaguirk and Drumragh. Strangely, though John claimed to be a weaver there were no McAleers listed as flaxgrowers.

     
  69. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    McAdam

    John was a 20 year old blacksmith from Donegal who travelled on the John Stamp. More details to follow once I have backtracked to where I got this name from (corrected from wrong transcription).

     
  70. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Montgomery*

    Margaret was a 54 year old married woman from Donegal who travelled with her weaver husband John 55 on the John Stamp. The name is quite widely dispersed throughout Donegal.

     
  71. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Mahon*

    William was a 16 year old labourer from Leitrim on the John Stamp who was accompanied by his parents Thomas 58 and Anne 56, as well as his sister Margaret aged 12. The name was plentiful, especially in Kiltoghert in Leitrim. If William signed up for Duffys Cut, his parents were bound to have enquired after him if he had gone missing.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Mitchell – Ballygawley, Errigal Keerogue, Tyrone

       
  72. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Maguire*

    Thomas was a five year old child with his 27 year old married mother, but with no father present, on the John Stamp. Despite being a very prevalent name in Tyrone, especially around Omagh, very few of the name appear on the Tithe Applotment or Flaxgrowers Lists.

    Macedonia 1834 for PA – Michael 28, Mary 20, James 20

     
  73. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Long*

    John was a 19 year old labourer from Tyrone who travelled on the John Stamp with his sisters Sarah 24 and Jane 21, possibly also with messrs Foster and Livingston. Longs were not on the Tithe Applotment but they were listed as flaxgrowers around Ardstraw.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Long – Aghayeevogue, Killybegs Upper, Donegal

       
  74. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Loman Lemmon – Omagh, Drumragh, Tyrone

    This name will have to be skipped for now as it is incorrect and indecipherable. it may be Lamon or Lemon, names which are similar and are both to be found in Tyrone.

     
  75. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Leitch

    This name has been comprehensively researched by celticknot.

    Andrew Leitch was a sixteen year old labourer who travelled from Tyrone on the Prudence with a large extended family. There were no Leitch names listed for Tyrone in Tithe Applotment but there were those with the spelling Leech listed for Urney (present-day Strabane). Similarly there were those with the spelling Leetch listed in Flaxgrowers for Ardstraw and Bodoney.

     
  76. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Livingstone

    Robert was a 25 year old joiner from Tyrone who travelled or fell in with Hugh Foster on the John Stamp. The family was few in number in Tyrone and they came from the central part of it around Cappagh. Strangely for such a rural area, there were none listed as flaxgrowers or in Tithe Applotment

     
  77. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Lecky – Bohanboy, Donaghmore, Donegal

    James was a 19 year old ‘farmer’ from Donegal who travelled on the Prudence with John Woods. An old Planter family, Griffiths tells that there was only a smattering of that name still in Donegal and they came from the Laggan, mostly from Raymoghy. Few of them grew flax and few are listed in Tithe Applotment.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – William 24

     
  78. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Kyle – Tullybeg, Tullyfern, Donegal

    Samuel was a 14 year old ‘farmer’ from Donegal who travelled on the Prudence in the company of the Ewing sisters and Francis Davis. The Kyles of Donegal, though not numerous, were scattered throughout the country with no concentration anywhere. According to Griffiths, the Ewing sisters did not come from the same townland as Samuel and probably took pity on him. Tithe Applotment tells a very different story. There was quite a concentration of Kyles in Aughnish, just outside Letterkenny, on the way to Ramelton. There was Davis in Aughnish and the Ewings were in Letterkenny. They might all have known each other beforehand.

    Asia 1828 for PA – William 21
    Inez 1831 for NC – James 21
    Lady of the Lake 1833 or NC – Mary Ann 19, Malin

     
  79. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Keys*

    Joseph was a 20 year old labourer from Tyrone who travelled with his sister, Margaret 19, on the Prudence. Griffiths lists only a dozen of that name in Tyrone and most lived in Clogher, with the rest being up at the top North West end of the county around Donaghedy. None were listed in Tithe Applotment and those round Donaghedy were flaxgrowers.

    Cupid 1833 for PA – William 25, Jane 24 (w), Margaret 1

     
  80. Don MacFarlane

    December 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Kernahan*

    Robert was a 25 year old ‘farmer’ from Donegal who travelled on the Prudence with his 17 year old sister, Jane. There was only one Donegal Kernahan family and they lived in Carriigans just outside Derry but the Tithe Applotment also lists one in Drumhome who had twelve acres near Ballyshannon where the McClays lived. The Flax Growers list records two other Kernaghans – note the subtle difference in spelling, the g being the same device or code as employed by the Dohertys/Doughertys to denote change of religion.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Irwin – Strabane, Camus, Tyrone

      On Ontario

       
  81. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Hunter – Milford

    John was a 16 year old labourer from Donegal who travelled on the John Stamp and who likely ended up dead at Duffy’s Cut. He appears to have boarded alongside the Fullerton brothers from Donegal. Hunters though relatively abundant in Donegal mainly came from the Laggan and Kilmacrennan.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – Robert 25
    Vernon 1832 for PA – Sarah 52, Abraham 28, Mary 25, Margaret 17 and Matilda 15
    Edmond 1834 for PA – john 30, David 28, Hanna 20

     
  82. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Hood – Moyle, All Saints, Donegal.

    Francis was a 22 year old ‘farmer’ from Donegal who travelled on the Ontario as part of a squad from Letterkenny. Other young Hoods from Donegal travelled on the Asia and were possibly related – Matthew (26), Sam (24) and Catherine (20). The surname was relatively rare in Donegal though very plentiful in other parts of Ulster. The Hood from Letterkenny owned only two acres of land so Francis was not really a farmer.

    Macedonia 1834 for PA – Rebecca 22, Hugh 20

     
  83. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Higgins

    John Higgins was a 23 year old ‘farmer’ who travelled on the Asia. He is probably not a waxwing as the name is rife in Ulster and the Asia did not record county or place of origin so he may well be removed from this list. He is kept on for now as he was possibly shanghaied to work at Duffy’s Cut.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Hemphill – Ballylagan, Macosquin, Derry

       
  84. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Hay – Ballycolman, Urney, Tyrone

    Samuel was a 24 year old ‘farmer ‘ from Tyrone who travelled on the Prudence. According to Griffith and the Flaxgrower List the only Hays in Tyrone came from Urney and Bodoney Upper. There were no Hays from Tyrone in the Tithe Applotment Book so Samuel can be presumed to have been a farm labourer rather than a farmer per se.

     
  85. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Hastings – Letterkenny, Conwal, Donegal

    William was a 20 year old labourer from Donegal who travelled on the John Stamp. According to the Watsons he was murdered or died of cholera at Duffy’s Cut. According to the Tithe Applotments, the Donegal Hastings came from Kilmacrennan, Stranorlar or Letterkenny and were not numerous in number. Neither were their plots of land of any great size, usually no more than 12 acres.

     
  86. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Harold*

    Connell Harold was a 25 year old ‘farmer’ from Letterkenny in Donegal who travelled on the Ontario with his older brother John (27) and a squad of other ‘farmers’ from Letterkenny. As a surname in Donegal it is thinly spread out, not aided by different spellings it appears under. There was only one household in Letterkenny of the name and it was headed up by a Robert. The household did not appear in either the Tithe Applotment or Flax Grower Lists so Connell was unlikely to be a farmer, more of a farm labourer.

    Ship Lady of the Lake 1831 for NC – Giles 40

     
  87. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Griffin

    Peter was a 20 year old farmer from Ballybofey who travelled on the Ontario with a squad of young men from that parish. See Gibbon.

     
  88. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Gregory

    Andrew was a 17 year old ‘farmer’ from Derry who travelled alone on the Ontario. Although listed as being from Derry, Gregory is not a name indigenous to that county. It may occasionally have spilled over from Antrim and there is an isolated record of a Gregory household in Macosquin. Quite a few, though probably not pertinent here, were recorded in Donegal.

     
  89. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Greer

    Robert was a 28 year old single ‘farmer’ from Donegal who travelled on the Prudence accompanied by other Greers who may have been the other members of his immediate family – Robert and Matthew (his father and an elderly uncle), his mother Margaret (50) and his sisters Margaret (21) and Mary (14). A long-established planter surname, it was widely scattered throughout Donegal with the biggest concentrations being outside Letterkenny and Donegal Town.

    Garland 1834 for PA – Margaret 18
    Phoenix 1834 for PA – John 22

     
  90. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Gilfillan – Killylane, Faughanvale, Derry

    John was a 25 year old labourer from Faughanvale in Derry who travelled on the Prudence along with is fellow countymen, Cowan, Cole, Davis and Ewing.

    Garland 1834 for PA – Robert 19, John 18

     
  91. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Gibbons

    Charles was a 20 year old ‘farmer’ from Ballybofey in Donegal who travelled on the Ontario with Peter Neilson, John McGowan, Daniel McBride, Peter Griffin and Patrick Carlan – all from Ballybofey. Several of these names are more prevalent in Clondavaddock but all were to be found in or around Urney, near Ballybofey, in Donegal. Although Gibbons apppears in Ballbofey in the Tithe Applotment the actual size of the plot would approximate more to an allotment rather than a smallholding, therefore ‘farmer’ would be an exaggeration. His associate Griffin might qualify better as his spread stretched to 25 acres.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – Mary 20
    Lady of the Lake 1833 for NC – Gibbon, Jane 24, Anne 19, Moville
    Edmond 1834 for PA – William 20

     
  92. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Carland

    John Carland may have been Garland as ships’ manifests were often hard to decipher. Either way, he was a 25 year old painter whp travelled on the Asia. If he truly was Carland, he most likely came from Clonleigh in Donegal and definitely not from Tyrone or Derry. The name Carland appears on the Tithe Applotment for Donegal but not for Tyrone. On balance, Carland is probably correct.

     
  93. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Fullerton – Ballyboe

    Patrick was a 20 year old labourer who travelled with another Fullerton, James, of the same age and John Hunter (16), as well as Sally (21), all from Donegal, on the John Stamp. His name does not appear on the memorial. Assuming John, who describes himself as a weaver, is related to Patrick, that from the Flax Growers List locates the Fullertons in one of two places in Donegal – Tully (near Ballyshannon) or Conwal / Tullyaughnish (near Letterkenny).

    Mary Cummings 1833 NC – Patrick (24), Letterkenny, shoemaker
    Phoenix 1834 for PA – Mary 17

     
  94. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Fowler*

    Sarah was a 20 year old spinster who travelled on the Asia. She travelled as part of a Fowler family that included at least one parent, John (40), and Eliza (38) may have been incorrectly descibed as a spinster rather than mother? Also with her were two sibs, Mary A (20) and John (19). Fowlers were one of the few waxwing names that did not appear in neither the Flaxgrower or Tithe Applotment Lists.

     
  95. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Foster

    Hugh was a 19 year old weaver from Tyrone and of Planter stock who travelled on the John Stamp. As a weaver, his family could be expected to be on the Flax Growers List and indeed Fosters are recorded in Donacavey, Ardstraw, Desertcreat and Clogher. There were no Fosters on the Tithe Applotment so, like the Forbes, the Fosters were near the bottom of the pile.

     
  96. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Forbes

    Samuel was a 23 year old labourer from Tyrone on the John Stamp whose name appears on the West Chester memorial to the Disappeared of Duffy’s Cut. Although the surname is quite common around Ardstraw and Donaghmore, there were no Forbes listed in the Tithe Applotment so the clan must have been near the bottom of the pile.

     
  97. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Fleming

    Probably not a waxwing and being kept in reserve, William was a 22 year old ‘farmer’ of unrecorded origin who travelled unaccompanied on the Asia.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – John 40, Fanny 40, James 16, Mary 11, Dorothea 11, Samuel 10, William 8, Eliza 4 plus James 30
    Garland 1834 for PA – Archy 20

     
  98. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Ferguson

    James was a 20 year old farmer from Stranorlar in Donegal who was one of a shipload of farmers on the Ontario. The sheer size of the contingent raises the possibility that it was some kind of cooperative. The Tithe Applotment lists one Ferguson from Corleckey in Stranorlar, Andrew, who was to pay a tithe of almost ten shillings. Using another example which charged £1 for about 50 acres of mountain or £1 for 8 acres of pasture or £1 for a quarter-acre of arable land, this would suggest the Ferguson holding would sustain only one farmer, hence the need for emigration.

     
  99. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Fergy* – Drumcree or Hillsborough

    Andrew travelled as an 18 year old ‘farmer’ with his older sister Belle (22) on the Asia. The only Fergy (and no Fergies) listed in Tithe Applotments was a James Fergy from Carrowmore in Inishowen in Donegal who, together with Patrick Lafferty, owned over 800 acres of land. Which begs the question, if they were related, why did the young Fergys have to leave such a large homestead – perhaps some skeleton in the cupboard?

     
  100. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Ewing* – Loughrosglebe, Tullyfern, Donegal

    John travelled as a 16 year old weaver from Donegal with his brother Robert (18) on the John Stamp and they may both have ended up at Duffy’s Cut. The Ewings were long-established since the 1600s as Planters and some of them owned sizeable parcels of land or businesses. These particular Ewings on the John Stamp were of a more common variety and they don’t merit a mention even in the Tithe Applotment books. The Flax Growers List places them almost excusively in the Inishowen peninsula in east Donegal.

    Asia 1828 for PA – Elizabeth 35, Mary 15, Elizabeth 11 and Samuel 7.
    Dorothy 1834 for PA – Mary 21, James 14
    Kinkella 1834 for PA – John 20

     
  101. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Ellis

    Mary travelled as an unaccompanied 22 year old spinster from Derry on the Prudence.

    Ship Asia 1828 for PA – Richard 22

     
  102. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Elliott

    William was a 15 year old labourer from Donegal who travelled on the John Stamp with two other juveniles, the Risks aged 14 (James) and 8 (Letitia), as well as Peggy McKendrick (18), all from Donegal. How they came to travel together, all being so young, is a mystery to be resolved. Risks are placed by Tithe Applotment in Fahan and Clonleigh in Donegal, Elliotts and McKendrick are placed in Leck or Inishowen. So how did they all meet up together? No other Risks are recorded before or after, apart from one single lady twenty years later, as having emigrated to US from Ireland. William, despite his very young age, might have ended up as easy pickings for Philip Duffy at the Cut.

    Adam Lodge 1834 for PA – Mary Anne 20, Robert 16, Charles 12

     
  103. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Elder

    Alexander was a 20 year old farmer who travelled on the Ontario from either the Laggan or Inishowen in Donegal. If from Inishowen, he came from Ballyderowen on the Burnfoot to Muff road. Tithe Applotment also places Elders in Inishowen but further inland in Carndonagh and Malin. However, he may have come from the Laggan, outside Letterkenny, as he was part of the McClay/Stewart group on the boat. Modern-day Elders from Donegal and Derry tend to be Presbyterians.

     
  104. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Edgar – Portadown

    Edward Edgar was a 24 year old ‘farmer’ who travelled, possibly accompanied by F McConaghy, on the Asia. Most likely he came from the East or West of the Province, Antrim or Armagh. If both these young men were from Derry rather than further afield they came from the city and Edward therefore was not a farmer. However, Tithe Applotment does place Edgars in Fahan in County Donegal.

    Cruikston Castle 1833 to PA – Robert 26, Mary 27 (s), Martha 4 (Letterkenny)

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Donnell – Ardstraw or Leckpatrick, Tyrone

       
  105. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Donaghy – Omagh, Drumragh, Tyrone

    James Donaghy was a 21 year old weaver from Tyrone who travelled on the John Stamp, possibly in the company of Barney Rice, John McAleer and James Baird, also from Tyrone County. A large Donaghy family, most likely unrelated, travelled on the Asia. Donaghys from Tyrone mostly preferred the spelling Donaghey and both spellings were widely dispersed throughout the county. Donaghy only appears on this list of waxwings because he was on the John Stamp and he may have ended up with new-found friends in Duff’s Cut. Donaghys get no mention in Tithe Applotment.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Donaghoe – Kilkeel, Down

      On ship Ontario

       
  106. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Doak*

    This unusual name was to be found only in the North West of Ulster, although in the Flax Growers List it appears only as Doach or Doak. John Doak was a 19 year old weaver who travelled on the John Stamp with his 17 year old sister. Those Doaks from Donegal came from Tully (neighbours of the McClays of Laghey), Taughboyne or Clondavaddog. Tithe Applotment also places the Doaks in Clondavaddog.

    Cruikston Castle 1833 for PA – Robert and Catherine, both 40; Andrew 10, Anne 6, George 5, Catherine 3

     
  107. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Diven* – Kirkneedy, Conwal, Donegal

    William was a 21 year old labourer who travelled with his spinster sister and a one year old child on the John Stamp. According to the Watsons, William was either murdered or died of cholera at Duffys Cut but his name is not on the memorial in West Chester for the Disappeared from that reported foul play. If the name Diven is correct, William likely came from Clonleigh or Moville. Tithe Applotment places the name in the same remote far west part of Donegal – Tullaghobegley and Clondahorky – where John Ruddy came from. If William disappeared without trace, the question is how and whether his sister Eliza raised the alarm about William’s disappearance.

     
  108. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Diermott

    Peter Diermott was a 26 year old single shoemaker and he travelled unaccompanied on the Asia. If the spelling of the name is correct he came from Inch but the spelling Dermott which is located around Moville is much more common. Either way the name Diermott was from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal but Tithe Applotment places the name Dermott in Kilmacrennan in Donegal. The Spinning Wheel Entitlement Liat places more Dermotts in Tullyaughnish and other variations of the spelling – Dyermond, Dyermott, Dyormott and Dyormond – in Desertegney and around Raphoe.

     
  109. Don MacFarlane

    December 2, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Diamond*

    Adam (John) Diamond was a 26 year old weaver from Derry on the John Stamp. His sister, Rosanna McQuillen, and her young son were also on that boat. This family have been heavily researched by Celticknot and their story is on Ancestry.com

     
  110. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Devaney

    James Devaney was a 26 year old labourer from Tyrone who travelled unaccompanied on the John Stamp. According to the Watsons, James was either murdered or died of cholera at Duffys Cut and his name is on a memorial in West Chester for the Disappeared from that reported foul play. The puzzle is how can the Watsons be so definite, especially in a case such as this where spellings of the name are so varied. If James was truly Devaney, that is a rare spelling and there is no instance of this name in Griffiths nor in Tithe Applotment. It appears once in the Flaxgrowers list where it is reported in Killyman in the furthest SE corner of Tyrone County. If one of the other spellings, the name is widely dispersed throughout the County.

    Devenneys from Clooney nr Derry on Cruikston Castle – young family
    Ditto for Poenix 1834 – Patrick 30

     
  111. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Deery – Castlederg, Urney, Tyrone

    Andrew Deery (Deary) was a 24 year old ‘farmer’ from Leckpatrick (or Donacavey or Donaghedy) in Tyrone who travelled unaccompanied on the Prudence.

     
  112. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Davis – Carmoney, Derry
    Davis 2 – Clooney, Tullyfern, Donegal

    See under Caldwell. Davis is listed as a 22 year old single labourer on the Prudence.

    Adam Lodge 1834 for PA – Margaret 18, John 21
    Ellergill 1834 for PA – James 30, Catherine 19 (w)

     
  113. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Cully

    James Cully is listed on the John Stamp as a 27 year old labourer from Tyrone. This poses a puzzle as there is no trace of anyone of that surname in the whole of the North West of Ulster. This name draws a blank apart from a mention in Tithe Applotment for a Cully from Fahan in Donegal.

     
  114. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Culbertson*

    John Culbertson was a 20 year old weaver who travelled with his 21 year old sister on the Asia. Apart from Sligo, the name was only to be found in Uster and mostly in Clogherny or Donacavey in Tyrone. Less likely places were Stranorlar in Donegal or Faughanvale in Derry. Culbertsons do get mention in Tithe Applotment for Killymard just outside Donegal Town.

    Mary Cummings 1833 NC – John and Sarah (s), both 28, Edward 2, William 1. All from Buncrana.
    Cruikston Castle 1833 to PA – Mary Ann 17 (Ramelton)
    Dorothy 1834 for PA – John 59, William 16, Nancy 14, George 11, Robert 6; James 28, Nancy (s) 22, William 5, Joseph 3, Jane

     
  115. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Creighton

    John Creighton was a 23 year old labourer who travelled on the John Stamp. According to the Watsons, John was most likely murdered or died of cholera at Duffys Cut. He was listed on the manifest as being from Donegal. If so, he was indeed a waxwing as the name was very rare in Donegal, mostly stemming from Derry and Tyrone. In Donegal, it was only to be found just north of Donegal Town (Killymard and Inver). Unusually also for the waxwings, the Creightons were not flaxgrowers, nor did they have a business, nor did they own land. One can only assume that they worked as servants and there were no Creightons in Tithe Applotment.

    Phoenix 1834 for PA – Patrick 20

     
  116. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Crawford

    Noel Crawford was a 22 year old labourer from Tyrone who travelled on the Prudence. Quite likely unrelated as it was a common name, a Crawford family also left from Derry within a few weeks – a 50 year old father with a 26 year old spinster daughter who had two small children with her. A married 20 year old mother by the name of Crawford also left on the John Stamp with two small children. Crawfords mostly came from Donacavey, with a smaller cluster of them around Omagh (Drumragh and Donacavey). There are no Crawfords from Tyrone in Tithe Applotment.

    Lady of the Lake 1833 for NC – John 22, Strabane

     
  117. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Craig*

    John Craig was a 15 year old labourer who travelled on the John Stamp with two other Craigs, a thirty year old weaver and a sixty year old widow. He is listed as from Tyrone which would place him probably in the North West of the county around Ardstraw. A few Craigs from Urney get mention in Tithe Applotment.

    Lady of the Lake 1833 for NC – John 18, Margery 17, Limavady
    Macedonia 1834 for PA – Barbara 28

     
  118. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Cowan – Greenan, Faughanvale, Derry

    William Cowan was a 22 year old labourer from Derry, most likely from Faughanvale. He travelled on the Prudence and he may well have pre-arranged or teamed up with a squad of other young labourers from Derry who also were on the Prudence and whose surnames were to be found in Faughanvale – Alex Ewing (20), Stewart Davis (22), William Cole (22) and John Gilfillen (25). They would have made rich pickings for Philip Duffy.

     
  119. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Cook*

    Eileen has unearthed much material on this waxwing from Ancestry.

    William Cook was a 32 year old ‘farmer’ from Donegal who travelled on the Asia with his 34 year old spinster sister and three young children under the age of 5, one being a babe in arms. The name Cook gets mention in Tithe Applotment for Moville and Fahan in Donegal.

     
  120. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Cochrane – Culvacullion (Bodoney), Tyrone

    Like Caldwell, this person should probably not be on this list as the surname was very plentiful over the whole of Ireland and only half of that name lived in Ulster. Joseph Cochrane was a 25 year old ‘farmer’ who travelled on the Asia and inadequate details were given on the manifest, as with all passengers on that ship.

     
  121. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Childs

    Although Mary Childs, a 22 year old unaccompanied spinster on the John Stamp, is listed as being from Derry, there is no independent trace of that name in that county. The name was rare and it was to be found only in and around Belfast.

     
  122. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Carrigan

    Nancy was a 26 year old spinster, no occupation given, who travelled unaccompanied on the Ontario. The manifest, though hard to decipher, appears to state that Nancy came from Newtownlimavady but neither Griffiths nor the Flaxgrower List place Carrigans or even Kerrigans there. Both names can be found elsewhere in County Derry but not in Limavady.

     
  123. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Carlin – Strabane, Camus, Tyrone

    There are variations of spelling and each has its own parish of origin in Donegal. Carlin comes from Templemore in Inishowen; Carlon comes from Moville in Inishowen; and Carland (the commonest version) comes from Clonleigh. Patrick Carlin, a 22 year old farmer, came from none of these and came from Ballbofey in the opposite end of the county on board the Ontario and he was unaccompanied. The name Carlin in Donegal gets plentiful mention in Tithe Applotment.

    Cruikston Castle 1833 to PA – Hugh 22 (Lifford)
    Adam Lodge 1834 for PA – Stephen 23
    Macedonia 1834 for PA – Hugh 20
    Garland 1834 for PA – William 20
    Phoenix 1834 for PA – Nancy 20; Thomas 38, Sophie (s) 36

     
  124. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Caldwell – Donnybrewer, Faughanvale, Derry

    James Caldwell should probably not be on this list as he does not qualify to be a waxwing. The name Caldwell is widespread throughout Derry (mainly Clondermot), Donegal (mainly Raphoe) and Tyrone (mainly Clogher). He can be kept on for now but is likely to be removed.

     
  125. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Byrnes* – Mountjoy, Drumragh, Tyrone

    This name came from the furthest reaches of rural South Tyrone, from the South East and the South West. 22 year old single Eliza travelled with her 20 year old sister on the John Stamp. The Byrnes had too little land to merit a mention in Tithe Applotment.

    Vernon 1832 for PA – Charles 35
    Macedonia 1834 for PA – Patrick 17

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Bradley – Kilkeel, Down

      On ship Ontario

       
  126. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Burns*

    With a very prevalent name in Ulster, Margaret was a 25 year old spinster who travelled with her 60 year old mother on the John Stamp.

    Lady of the Lake 1833 for NC – Isabella 60, Letitia 22, Isabella 20 (all from Fintona)

     
  127. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Buchanan*

    An archetypical Ulster-Scots name banished and dispersed from Scotland, but thought originally to be of Irish origin, it is widely scattered throughout Donegal. John, a 25 year old labourer, travelled with his 20 year old sister on the Prudence.

    Mary Cummings 1833 NC – Nancy (s)24 Buncrana

     
  128. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Bryan – Freughlough

    James Bryan was a 25 year old ‘farmer’ who travelled unaccompanied on the Asia. The name is quite widespread in West Uster but with a concentration around Killyman in Tyrone and the North West coast of Derry, including the city. The name also appears in Tithe Applotment for Moville and Donagh in the Inishowen peninsula of Donegal.

    Leander 1831 for NC – John Brien 22

     
  129. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Brigham

    Mr Brigham (no first name recorded) was a 21 year old clerk from Derry who travelled unaccompanied on the Ontario. Brigham is an uncommon name with some presence around Donegal Town and in Ardstraw in County Tyrone but there is only one instance of the name in Derry which was in the Waterside (Clondermot) area.

     
  130. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Brisland*

    Sally was a 16 year old from County Derry who travelled on the Prudence with her mother and two other teenage siblings, unaccompanied by any male adult. The name is more common in Donegal and interestingly is not listed in Griffiths fifteen years later for Derry. Earlier, it could be found according to the Flaxgrowers List in Faughanvale as well as in Templemore which was more urbanised.

    Phoenix 1834 for PA – Patrick 23

     
  131. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Boal

    John Boal was a 24 year old landless ‘farmer’ who travelled unaccompanied on the Ontario from Letterkenny. The surname is rare and is specific in origin to Raphoe and Donaghmore just outside Letterkenny in County Donegal. One Boal, with 80 acres in Letterkenny, appears in Tithe Applotment.

     
  132. Don MacFarlane

    December 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Blackwell*

    Daniel was a 36 year old carpenter who travelled on the Asia with his 30 year old spinster sister, accompanied by three children under the age of five. The name Blackwell was quite prevalent in the South of Ireland around and inlands of Limerick but only existed in Ulster in a small pocket in North Belfast.

     
  133. Don MacFarlane

    November 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Birney – Omagh, Drumragh, Tyrone

    Birney was an unusual name in Ireland almost exclusive to Ulster. Charles was almost 40 when he emigrated and he was unaccompanied. Birneys mostly came from Clogher in County Tyrone. Only three Tyrone families called Birney appear in Tithe Applotment and they were all from Urney.

     
  134. Don MacFarlane

    November 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Barton

    Barton was not a common name in Ireland and three-quarters of them were from Ulster. James’s county of origin is not listed but most likely it was Tyrone or Derry. If Tyrone, it was most likely Ardstraw or Aghaloo; if Derry, it was Tamlaght Finlagan.

     
  135. Don MacFarlane

    November 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Barr – Lurganaglare

    This is a very common name in Ulster and very little found in any other part of Ireland. James Barr was a ‘farmer’ from Tyrone, most likely from Urney or Clogherny, who travelled on the Prudence. Two spinsters with young children also named Barr travelled on the Asia. Only three Tyrone families called Barr appear in Tithe Applotment and they were all from Urney.

    Barr 1834 for PA – Thomas 19

     
  136. Don MacFarlane

    November 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Barber* – Drumragh, Tyrone

    William Barber, a labourer on the John Stamp, travelled with his eleven year old brother. He was from Tyrone from Ardstraw, Clogher or Drumragh. The Barbers had too little land to merit a mention in Tithe Applotment.

     
  137. Don MacFarlane

    November 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Ballantine (Balentine)

    This name was to be found only in Tyrone and Donegal. In Archy’s case, he was a stonemason from Tyrone, most likely from Bodoney, otherwise from Aghaloo or Camus. A single and unrelated Balentine from Donegal travelled on the Prudence and the rest of Archy’s family travelled with Archy on the John Stamp. The Ballantines had too little land to merit a mention in the Tithe Applotment books.

     
  138. Don MacFarlane

    November 30, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Baird – Mullagharn, Drumragh, Tyrone

    This is a very common name in Ulster and rare in other parts of Ireland. James Baird, a labourer off the John Stamp, came from Tyrone and most likely came from Donaghedy parish. If not, he would have come from an adjoining parish – Donacavey, Ardstraw or Urney. There are Bairds in Tithe Applotment and they all came from Urney. A Baird family emigrated on the Asia a month before but there is nothing to say that there was any connection.

     
  139. Don MacFarlane

    November 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Allison (Alleson)

    Catherine was on the John Stamp and she is listed as being from Donegal. According to the Lists, there were 25 families of that name in Donegal in 1796 and the parishes were all in Raphoe Barony – Clonleigh, Leck, Rye, Taughboyne, Tully and Donaghmore. This sounds a lot but these places are all within a narrow radius of each other. She was not accompanied by any relatives. There were several land-owning Allison families in Donegal so it is possible Catherine had some independent means to see her through. There are a good number of Allison families from that part of Donegal listed in the Tithe Applotment Books.

     
  140. Don MacFarlane

    November 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Arthur – Augher

    There were 73 households of the name listed in Griffiths. Cross-matched against the Flaxgrowers List of 1796, there is an 80% probability that this Robert Arthur was from Tyrone or Derry. If from Tyrone, the townland was likely to be Cappagh, Ardstraw or Drumragh. If from Derry, it was likely to be Aghanloo or Dungiven. There were no accompanying relatives on any ship from Derry in 1832 but this does not rule out an earlier or later emigration.

     
    • Don MacFarlane

      December 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Aiken

      Vernon 1832 for PA – James 20
      Phoenix 1834 for PA – Alexander 30

       

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