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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1842

Sources: Correspondence relative to emigration and sale of colonial lands, Part 1: British North America ; Canada Sessional Papers ; The Quebec Gazette 1842. (thanks to Jim Rathbun for the newspaper transcriptions.)

In 1842 there was a big increase in emigration from the United Kingdom to North America (see the statistics)

(The newspapers were filmed within their binding, making one side of some entries, unreadable, or only partly legible. This can lead to errors in the interpretation of the entry or missed entries. Be aware that there may be two or more ships of the same name, from the same, or different ports, during the same year. Even if the "number of passengers" is not shown for some entries, the ship may have carried passengers . . example, Gratitude, June 2nd)

09 May - 01 July | 03 July - 03 November | New Brunswick

Date Vessel Name Where
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
May 09 Rainbow London 5 mechanics   5 employed in Quebec
May 10 brig Favourite Greenock 88 farmers, trades & labourers   88 a few remain Quebec & Montreal, one family to Shipton, remainder to Kingston, Perth and Hamilton
May 10 Mohawk Glasgow 45 farmers, trades & labourers   45 4 mechanics remain Quebec, the rest to Montreal in vessel
May 11 John Bell New Ross 308 labourers ; a few trades & farmers 19 289 a few remain Quebec & Montreal, the rest to St. Catherines, Perth, Bytown & Toronto ; some to United States
May 13 Alchymist Falmouth 2     2  
May 13 Tottenham New Ross 121 labourers & trades 20 101 to Montreal, Perth, Brockville, Kingston & Toronto ; a few per Tottenham to Shipton
May 13 Monarch Glasgow 36 trades & farmers   36
May 13 Crusader London 1     1
May 14 barque Borneo Limerick 291 farmers, labourers & mechanics   291 some Quebec ; majority to Bytown, Kingston & Toronto ; few to New York
May 20 Prince George London 262 agricultural labourers ; few trades & servants 219 43 tradesmen to Quebec ; farm labourers to Kingston, Lanark, Guelph & Hamilton

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 142

On my boarding of the Tottenham, to inspect the vessel, I found that the master had removed all the berthing and accommodation for his passengers previous to his arrival in port, contrary to the fourth clause of the Provincial Passenger Act, for which I fined him in the penalty of 5, which he paid, to avoid costs of prosecution. The penalty I handed over to Mr. Jessopp, the collector of customs.
Passengers per Prince George, from London, are 262 in number, and, with the exception of 40, are paupers, sent out under the sanction of the Poor Law Commissioners, chiefly from Kent. They landed in good health, and received a free passage, with two days provisions, and 20s. sterling each adult, on leaving the ship. They are, with few exceptions, proceeding to their friends in the Newcastle, Home and Gore Districts.
Two families, cabin passengers, who are in possession of considerable means, I have induced to settle on the Lambton-road ; they have taken 50 acres each, and intend, so soon as they have made the requisite improvements, to purchase a further quantity of land from the Government.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
23 May, 1842
Date Vessel Name Where
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
May 21 Clio Padstow 339 farmers, mechanics & labourers   339 proceeded to London District, Port Hope & Peterborough ; a few to Gosford Road
May 21 Apollo Dundee 48 farmers & labourers   48
May 21 Delia Plymouth 102 farmers & labourers   102 proceeded to Canada West ; a few to United States
May 22 Try Again Cork 198 farmers, labourers & mechanics   198
May 22 Aberdeen Liverpool 371 farmers, labourers & mechanics   371 some to Gosford Road to work ; remainder to Montreal, Bytown & Cobourg
May 22 Ocean Waterford 208 farmers, labourers & mechanics   208
May 22 steamboat Lumber Merchant *   417 farmers, labourers & mechanics   417 proceeded to Montreal en route to Canada West
  * steamboat Lumber Merchant carrying passengers from the Jane Black, Captain Gorman, from Limerick, which vessel wrecked at Pointe des Monts. (see story below)
May 22 Brilliant Aberdeen 52 farmers & trades   52 a few to remain Quebec ; remainder to Montreal, Prescott, Kingston & Toronto ; some Cork passengers to United States
May 23 Urania Cork 191 farmers, labourers & trades   191
May 24 Ann New Ross 178 farmers, labourers & mechanics   178 passengers per Ann to Canada West ; those per Eldon to United States
May 24 Eldon New Port 62 farmers, labourers & mechanics   62
May 24 Primrose Limerick 258 farmers, labourers & trades   258 to Montreal, Kingston & Prescott ; a few to United States
May 24 Rockshire Liverpool 103 farmers, labourers & trades   103 proceeded to Montreal, Kingston, Bytown & Toronto
May 24 ship Llan Rumney,
Capt. Simpson
Hull 129 farmers & mechanics   129
May 24 Ninian Limerick 226 labourers, trades & farmers   226 some went to Gosford Road for employment ; remainder to Gore & Bathurst Districts
May 24 James Dean Glasgow 29 mechanics & farmers   29
May 24 Dispatch Waterford 90 labourers   90
May 24 General Graham Alloa 27 farmers   27 proceeded to Bytown, Kingston, Prescott & Toronto ; a few to United States
May 24 Belle Padstow 252 labourers & farmers 19 233
May 24 St. Lawrence Aberdeen 25 farmers   25
May 25 Winscales Liverpool 11 trades   11
May 26 Colina Gloucester 44 farmers & trades   44 to Toronto & Lake Simcoe
May 26 Kent * Glasgow 54 farmers, trades & labourers   54 all to Upper Canada
  * Kent wrecked at Seven Islands ; passengers brought up by the ship Llan Rumney
May 26 brig Leo #,
Capt. Holdforth
Wexford 156 farmers, labourers & servants   156 to Montreal, Kingston, Toronto & Port Hope ; a few to United States
  # brig Leo :— on board was Thomas D'Arcy Etienne Hughes McGee (widely known as D'Arcy McGee), along with his sister, bound for the United States via Quebec, Canada. On the Leo he wrote many of his early poems - Mostly about Ireland.
May 27 Victoria St. Ives 90 mechanics, farmers & miners   90 to Montreal, Kingston, Toronto & Port Hope ; a few to United States
May 28 Andrew Marvell,
Capt. Chambers
Hull 106 farmers & labourers   106 to Upper Canada for settlement
May 28 Sarah,
Capt. Allan
Aberdeen 28 farmers & labourers   28
May 29 St. Patrick,
Capt. Webster
Cork 388 labourers, farmers & trades   388 few to Quebec ; remainder to Montreal, Kingston & Toronto ; few to United States
May 28 China,
Capt. Jones
Limerick 293 servants, labourers & farmers   293
May 28 Edward,
Capt. McKenzie
Plymouth 195 farmers & labourers 9 186  

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 69

Among the arrivals this week are 417 passengers, brought up by the steamer Lumber Merchant, from the wreck of the ship Jane Black, from Limerick, lost on the night of the 9th May at Pointe des Monts, 250 miles below this port. The poor people were encamped for 10 days and on a short allowance of food, before the steamer reached them ; they saved but little of their luggage, and many of them who left their homes in comfortable circumstances, lost everything they had. Captain Gorman stated that a large number of his passengers brought out a considerable amount of money among them. They were Protestants, and intended to settle in the western section of the Province. Owing to the distressed state in which these people arrived, I was under the necessity of assisting about 200 of them with a passage and provision to Montreal, en route to their friends.
Captain Simpson, of the ship Llan Rumney, from Hull, brought up 54 passengers from the Kent, from Glasgow ; this vessel was lost on the same night as the Jane Black, at Seven Islands Bay, 300 miles below this port. The passengers saved the greater part of their effects and were able to defray their own expenses from this port. Much credit is due to Captain Simpson for his kind and humane conduct to these people during their stay in his ship. They state that several vessels had passed previously, but refused to take them off the wreck. Captain Simpson supplied them with provisions, at his own expense, until their arrival at this port.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
30 May, 1842
  Emigrant Office, Quebec, 19 May 1842.


It is my painful duty to report, for the information of his Excellency, the Governor-general, the loss of the ship Jane Black, Captain Gorman, from Limerick, with 417 passengers, at a place about 10 miles east of Point des Monts lighthouse, 250 miles below Quebec. Captain Gorman arrived here on Monday last, about 12 o'clock, and furnished me with the following particulars: —
It would appear that about one o'clock on the morning of the 10th instant, during a heavy squall, accompanied with a snow storm, the vessel struck, and immediately bilged and filled with water, which destroyed the greater part of the passengers' provisions and luggage. The ship continued to strike heavily on the rocks until daylight, when, fearing that if the gale should increase she might go to pieces, Captain Gorman landed all his passengers in safety; and as the coast was desolate and without inhabitants, he had the snow cleared, and tents made from the sails and other articles saved from the wreck. The passengers saved only what provisions they had between decks, which probably, with care, might last them three days ; the stores which were saved belonging to the ship would last them three days more.
Captain Gorman, after having seen all made as comfortable as circumstances would permit, engaged some Indians (whom he was fortunate enough to meet there, and who were of great service in making fires and assisting the passengers to build their camps) to take him over to the south shore, in order to proceed with as little delay as possible for assistance. On his route up he endeavoured to procure schooners, but without success ; and, by travelling day and night, he arrived here, as stated above, on the sixth day after the wreck.
Immediately on his arrival I took, in connexion with Captain Boxer, the necessary steps to send relief to the unfortunate sufferers; and with the sanction of the Trinity Board, dispatched their yacht, which had only arrived that morning from below, with a supply of provisions; but looking to the uncertainty of the schooner's arrival, and the fatal effects of the delay which might occur, in the event of her having to beat down to the wreck against one of those easterly gales so prevalent at this season; and considering also the very destitute and helpless condition of the unfortunate sufferers, encamped in the midst of ice and snow, on a desolate coast, and by that time without provisions ; I deemed it my duty to procure if possible the service of a steamer for their relief.
I applied accordingly, without delay, to the different owners of steamers, for that purpose, and finding that no other could be procured for less than £600, accepted Mr. James M'Kenzie's offer to send his steamer, the Lumber Merchant, with a supply of provisions, to bring up all the passengers, for 500. A few hours necessarily elapsed after this arrangement was concluded, and while the steamer was being provided with the requisite supply of fuel for the unexpected voyage; but at 11 o'clock on the same night (Monday), I had the satisfaction to know that she had started for the wreck, with Captain Gorman on board ; and I confidently look for her return to-morrow, if the weather should continue favourable. I have prepared a building to afford shelter to those who may require it, for a few days after their arrival here.
Having thus done all that was incumbent on me to do, for the relief of the unfortunate sufferers, it only remains for me to hope that my conduct will meet with his Excellency's approval.
Nothing, I conceive, but the extreme urgency of the case, could have justified me in incurring the responsibility of so great an expenditure ; and I should certainly not have ventured to incur it if the wreck had taken place on an inhabited coast, or under any circumstances enabling the passengers to await without danger, the more tardy relief to be afforded by sailing vessels.
Four schooners would have sufficed to bring them up, and could have been procured for £40 each ; but for the reasons above stated, I did not think it prudent to trust to them in the present emergency.
The employment of the Trinity yacht, I may observe, is altogether unattended with expense ; and in case of any accident occurring to the steamer, she may prove of essential service to the poor sufferers.
When the steamer returns I shall not fail to acquaint you, for the information of his Excellency, with the result of these measures.

  I have, &c.
A. C. Buchanan
Chief Agent
  [To] T. W. C. Murdoch, Esq., Chief Secretary.
Date Vessel Name Where
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
May 29 Vittoria,
Capt. M. Simpson
Fowey 113 mechanics, labourers, farmers & servants 14 99 some to Montreal, others to Kingston, Port Hope & Darlington ; few to United States ; most of the passengers per Agnes and Ann to Pickering
May 29 Agnes and Ann,
Capt. A. McFalen
Newry 298   298
May 29 R. Adelaide,
Capt. T. Souty
Fowey 93 9 84
May 29 bark Spermacetti,
Capt. E. Moon
Plymouth 260 agricultural labourers, mechanics & farmers 15 244 proceeded to Toronto & Lake Simcoe ; a few to remain in Quebec, others in Montreal ; remainder to West Canada
May 29 Governor,
Capt. Gorman
Limerick 202   202
May 29 M. Abercorn,
Capt. J. Hegarty
Londonderry 511   511
May 29 Minerva,
Capt. J. Marr
Liverpool 2 mechanics, labourers, farmers & servants   2 proceeding to Cobourg, Perth, Pickering & Toronto ; a few to remain in Quebec
May 29 Tom Moore,
Capt. A. Park
Sligo 188   188
May 29 Palmerston,
Capt. J. Dougle
Prince Edward Island 4   4
May 29 Vesper,
Capt. N. Harper
London 2   2
May 29 Brudent,
Capt. J. Rolingsby
from the wreck of the Kent, from Glasgow 12   12
May 30 Sir G. Provost,
Capt. W. Savage
Newry 316 agricultural and common labourers & farmers   316 proceeded to Bytown, Kingston, Toronto & Hamilton ; a few to Quebec ; some to United States
May 30 Idea,
Capt. C. Pennington
Baltimore, Ireland 198   198
May 30 Industry,
capt. T. Barrett
Sligo 199   199
May 30 Fergus,
Capt. W. Blythe
Liverpool 292 labourers, farmers & mechanics   292 going to Kingston, Belleville, Port Hope & Toronto
May 30 Credo,
Capt. J. Humphries
Aberystwyth 106   106
May 30 Dewdrop,
Capt. W. Edwards
Bridgeford 64   64
May 30 Andrew White,
Capt. H. Cawsey
Liverpool 6   6
May 30 Emma,
Capt. A. Innis
Dundee 18   18
May 30 Dominion,
Capt. H. Bowman
Cork 231 labourers, a few trades & farmers   231 most to Canada West ; few to United States
May 31 Charlotte,
Capt. J. Ferrie
Lancaster 22 common & agricultural labourers ; a few farmers & mechanics   22 a few to remain in Quebec & Montreal ; remainder to Kingston, Colborne, Prescott & Toronto
May 31 Thistle,
Capt. P. Thomas
Waterford 88   88
May 31 Alexander,
Capt. T. Primrose
Leith 45   45
May 31 Emanuel,
Capt. J. Pearson
Bristol 47 19 28
May 31 Gem,
Capt. J. Graham
Pictou 77   77
June 01 Ann Jeffery,
Capt. Dalton
Waterford 517 mechanics, farmers & labourers   517 went to the Eastern townships, Montreal, Belleville, Brockville & Toronto ; some to United States
June 01 Louisa,
Capt. Deaves
Cork 205   205
June 02 Hampton,
Capt. J. Graham
Grangemouth 2   2
June 02 Lord Canterbury,
Capt. J. Tripp
Bristol 273 54 219
June 03 Pacific,
Capt. J. Morrison
Aberdeen 89 farmers, servants, labourers & mechanics   89 proceeded to Kingston, Prescott, Niagara, Toronto & Hamilton
June 03 bark Carlton,
Capt. J. Allan
Glasgow 389   389
June 03 ship Dolphin,
Capt. Sullivan
Newry 358   358
June 03 brig Gratitude,
Capt. Forrest
Newry 150   150
June 04 schooner Industry,
Capt. F. Sarack
Halifax 1     1  

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 75

I have been under the necessity of extending relief to a considerable number of families during the past week, owing to the difficulty of procuring labour for them in this section of the province. Among the passengers arrived are 14 families in the Carlton, from Glasgow, these people are members of the North Quarter Glasgow Society ; they landed here in good health, but without a shilling in their pockets ; and consist of mechanics and labourers ; all appear anxious and desirous of getting employment, and many of them have relations in the Upper Province. I assisted those with large families to proceed thither.
Masons are at present required on the Government works in this city, and mechanics of this class find ready employment at good wages , 5s. per day ; all other description of employment is, I regret to say, scarce ; this is to be attributed solely to the depressed state of trade, and the small number of vessels arrived to this date. The timber coves which, in former years, furnished employment to a large number of labourers on their first arrival here, are this season not employing a single man, and the number of resident labourers thrown out of employment completely absorb the work which formerly was open to emigrants.
Among the passengers in the Lord Canterbury, from Bristol, were eight families, 54 in number, who were assisted by their respective parishes ; they are proceeding to the western section of the province. The remaining families are all in good circumstances,and have brought out a good deal of money with them ; they intend settling in the Johnston, Midland and Home districts.
In the Emanuel were three families, 19 in number, also sent out by their parish ; they were forwarded to Montreal at ship's expense, and are going to friends at Prescott.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
06 June, 1842
  ... Emigration reports continue below the newspaper transcripts to date of June 29 ..
June 6th 1842
Consigned to / Remarks
Port of Quebec
June 02 schooner Star of the West Capt Broderick 8 weeks Plymouth   to Leverault & Co., general cargo
June 02 bark Carlton Capt Allen 16th April port Glasgow 391 passengers to Gilmour & Co.
  ...information from a descendant of passengers aboard bark Carlton / Carleton.: William Vallance of Ayrshire, Scotland and his wife Marion (Nimo) Vallance born at Lemerinkshire, Scotland ; daughter born at sea 3 weeks before June 2nd arrival at Quebec, named Janet Allen Vallance ; they settled on the Canadian side of Croil's Island.
June 02 ship Dolphin Capt Sullivan 13th April Newry 356 passengers to Pemberton, in ballast
June 02 bark New Volunteer Capt Wells 3rd April Swansea   to LeMesurier & Co., coal
June 02 brig Gratitude Capt Forrest 12th April Newry (passengers letter) to to order, in ballast
June 02 brig Triade Capt Miller 18th April Leith   to order, in ballast
June 02 brig Teignmouth Capt Legge 18th April Leith   to order, in ballast
June 02 brig Ann Elliot Capt Thompson 16th April Leith   to order, in ballast
June 02 brig Pacille Capt Morrison 27 days Aberdeen   to order, in ballast
June 04 bark James Harris Capt Pacoe 16th April London   to L.Windson, in ballast
June 04 brig Atron Capt Atron 18th April Corunna   to Gilmour & Co., in ballast
June 04 brig Mariner Capt Russell 16th April port Glasgow   to Gilmour & Co., in ballast
June 04 brig Curlaw ? Capt Gartlet 7 weeks Painboeuf   to LeMesurier & Co., in ballast
June 04 brig Northumberland ? Capt Adey 49 days L'Orient   to LeMesurier & Co., in ballast
June 04 brig Lane Capt Massingham 17th April Plymouth   to Pemberton, in ballast
June 04 schr Industry Capt LeVache 18 days Halifax   general cargo
June 05 bark Joanna Capt Robinson 18th April Glasgow   to Gilmour & Co., in ballast
June 06 brig Energy Capt Buller 24th April Limerick 199 passengers to Price & Co., in ballast
June 06 brig Constitution Capt Wilson 22nd April Sligo 181 passengers to to order, in ballast
June 06 brig Rhydiot / Rydiol Capt Buldle 14th April Aberystwyth 93 passengers to G.B.Symes, in ballast
June 06 bark Rosebank Capt Montgomery 18th April Belfast 133 passengers to Gilmour & Co., ballast and cordage
June 06 brig Thomas Dryden Capt Stammers 13th April Dublin 187 passengers to Atkinson & Co, ballast
June 06 brig Dahlia Capt Robinson 13th April Plymouth 16 passengers to Cullivier & Co, Montreal, general cargo
June 06 brig Margaret and Sarah Capt Davidson 13th April Plymouth   to G.B. Stymes, in ballast
June 06 bark Glasgow Capt Summerville 28th April Glasgow   to Gilmour & Co, in ballast
June 06 bark Eleutheria Capt McDonough 21st April Tralee 249 passengers to W.Price & Co, in ballast
June 06 bark Bowden / Bowlin Capt Gentle 9th April Glasgow 174 passengers for Montreal, general cargo
Consigned to / Remarks
June 8th 1842
  To Captain Forrest

Dear Sir,
We the undersigned passengers on board the Brig Gratitude from Newry, beg to return you our sincere thanks for your kind and unremitting ation ??? evinced on every occasion. . . .
I can't really read the rest as it is in the middle of a crease but it seems the Gratitude lost it's mast and sails and the passengers thank him for his "exertion" to replace them.
Chas.Richardson late Captain, 59th Regiment
Charles Richardson Jr.
John Richardson
Robert Bailey
Alexander Cochran
Redmond Dolahan
Lawrence Quin
John Hardy
Robert Turley
Edward Turley
Robert Beghan
Thos. W. Grant
Saml McLang
James McCoy
Peter Quin
James McKibbon
Joseph Cochran
Michael Conlon
James Cochran
Thomas Duncan
John McKibbon
Richard Conlon
Daniel Markev [Marken?]
Michael Ruddy
William McKnight
Robt. McKnight
Denis Toner
James Hardy
Mark Hardy
Robert Turley

James English
Richard Kannon
Thomas Conlon
Peter Cassidy
Paik [Patrick] Conlon
Peter McShane
Robert Turley
Michael Roony
Michael McKeon
Patrick Donaghy
Owen Carghan
John McKnight
Andrew Donnelly
John Lowree
John O'Neill
Francis Kelly
Park Fehan
Robert Larvey
James Larvey
John Larvey
Patk White
Bernard White
Robert O'Neil
Robert Michel
John Murphy
Alexander Caughren
Henry Agnew
John McCoy

Quebec 8th June 1842


In the steamship " Acadia" from Boston for Liverpool via Halifax

For Liverpool Rev Henry Grassett, Geo W. Allen, J. McMurrich, Alexander Wood, Mrs. John Davidson, and Robert Morris of Canada. James Gilzean, Jamaica Frederick Brown, Vera Cruz, Charles F. Will, Porto Rico, Mr. Scotland, Trinidad, John F. Briggs, London, Alfred Cope and Julian Vasquez, New Granada, Viscount Cranbourne and Mr. Faithful and W.S. Janes, England, Frederick W. S. Cooliage, of Boston, bearer of dispatches to our minister in London. E.F. Hewhall, E.H.R. Lyman, Boston, Mr. Sampson and Lady, S.J. Wyeth, Mrs. M. Smith, A. A. Crawford, F.W. Roberts, James Robertson, and William Whitewright Jr. of New York, J Lawton, Charleston, Hermon Hagedorn, New Orleans, Charles Barnes, of Leicater, Mass.
For Halifax J. Longley, S.K.G. Netlles, New York, M.F. Whitehead, Canada, Capt James Galt, Pacific Ocean, S.A. White and Thomas Richie, Halifax

Among the passenger in the steamship " Great Western" from Liverpool at New York are Capt. Mayne, Mrs. Mayne, Mr. Rabean, Mr. Sampson, Gen. Sir R.A. Armstrong, and Mr. W. Douglas

June 7th—In the packet ship "George Washington," sailed from New York for Liverpool, Charles Dickens, lady and servant of London, (this is author Charles Dickens, who was returning home from his first U.S. visit, with his wife Kate, and her servant, Anne Brown . . they had arrived at Boston on the Cunard Line steamship Britannia January 22nd 1842 . . and such was his experience, that they were returning to England via sailing vessel), Mr. Maurice Power of London, Mr. C.J. Gilbert of Hartford, Mr. R. Prentiss and Mr. Jno Parkin of Canada, Capt. Granville, Capt. Woodhouse, Capt. Leventhorpe, Lieut. Grant, British Army, Mr. W.S. Muarry, New York, and Mr. Maitland, New York.

Captain Holdforth, of the brig Leo, arrived on Saturday, reports having passed, on the 10th of May, 1842 , in lat 49, long 22, 38, the bark Edward of London, dismasted and abandoned.

    .. missing issues ..  
June 20th 1842

Passengers arriving at this port during the week ending this date :... from England 775, from Ireland 2,185, from Scotland 219, from Lower Ports 11, total for the year to date 22,101. Previous year 16,971. Increase in favour of 1842 , 6,030

June 27th 1842
Consigned to / Remarks
Port of Quebec
June 25 H.M. ship Resistance Commander G.E. Paton with the 2nd or reserve battallion of the 23rd Welsh Fusiliers - about 450 men
June25 schooner Victoria Capt. Begin / Regin 11 days Halifax    
June 25 brig Ann Moore Capt Patten 1st May Limerick 182 passengers to Laurie and Burns, in ballast
June 25 brig Albert Edward, Prince of Wales York 51 days Galway 193 passengers in ballast
June 25 brig Donegal Capt Hodgson 8th June St John's, Nfld   to Thos. Curry, in ballast
June 26 brig Richard Watson Capt Leeds 42 days Dublin 190 passengers to Curry & Co., in ballast
June 26 brig Argo Capt Greggs 46 days Sligo 114 passengers to Gilmour and Co.
June 26 brig Chronometer Capt Frose / Fruse 40 days Liverpool   general cargo
June 26 brig Sylvanus Capt McKenzie 47 days Bordeaux   to W. Price and Co.
June 26 brig Morning Star Capt Addison 43 days Painboeuf    
June 26 brig Ferronia Capt Grant 37 days Glasgow 87 passengers to order, general cargo
June 26 brig William Tell Capt J. Farren 9th May Workington and Dublin 180 passengers to order, ballast and goods
June 26 brig Mary Russell Capt Turnbull 21st May Limerick 166 passengers to order, in ballast
June 26 bark Asia Capt Woodward 36 days London   to W.Chapman and Co.
June 26 ship Dumfriesshire Capt Gowan 45 days Belfast 600 passengers to G.H.Parke and Co., salt
June 26 schr Boadicea Capt Evans   Limerick 89 passengers to Price and Co., in ballast
June 26 schr Messenger Capt Milligan 35 days Limerick 137 passengers to order, in ballast
June 26 bark Eweretta Capt Tucker 10th May Hull 74 passengers to Burstail, general cargo
June 26 bark Edmund Capt Dobson 59 days London 84 passengers to Price and Co., general cargo
June 26 schooner Hubert Pare Capt Painchaud 17th June Magdelan Islands   to order, general cargo
June 27 bark Robert & Ann Capt Richmond 24th April London   to order, in ballast
June 27 brig Urania Capt Eleanor 53 days Cadix ?   for Montreal, general cargo
June 27 bark Dependent Capt E. Dobson 47 days Bridgwater 98 passengers bricks

Eleven square rigged vessels, with passengers are reported at Grosse-Isle

Erratum, in the arrival of the 17th inst, the Brig Lord Oakley, Capt Crow, was reported 60 days from Bordeaux with 9 passengers. It ought to have read, 36 days, no passengers

June 29th 1842
Consigned to / Remarks
Port of Quebec
June 28
bark Pricilla Capt Taylor 42 days Plymouth 109 passengers in ballast; to order
June 28
ship Devereaux Capt Barton 10th May Liverpool 252 passengers to order, general cargo
brig Carricks Capt Scrogham   Sligo 173 passengers in ballast
June 28
brig Mary Capt Newham 51 days Belfast 224 passengers to order; coals
June 28
brig Velocity Capt McGrath   Waterford 118 passengers in ballast, to Froste and Co
brig Jane Capt Johnson 6 weeks Cork 133 passengers in ballast; to order
June 28
bark Eliza Ann Capt Carruthers 48 days Whitehaven 154 passengers in ballast; to order
June 28
brig Mary Alice Capt Dale 1st May Newport 186 passengers to order, coals and paint

The steamer North America arrived from Montreal yesterday with the bark Toronto, bark British Hero, brig Vesper, and brig Minerva in tow

New York June 22nd-cleared for Quebec -Br ship Constitution, Capt Neill, 23rd -Br bark Liverpool, Capt Spence

J.D. Dalzaretti announces that a new supply of sickles has just arrived from Liverpool.

Among the passengers on the steamship Unicorn, left this morning about 12 o'clock for Pictou, with the English mail to go by the Britannia, 3rd July, for Halifax were, The Rev Bishop McDonald of Prince Edward Island, Capt Elrington, Lieut Simmonds, Judge Rolland, Master Rolland, and servant, Miss Grieve, Mrs. Forsyth, Mr. and Mr. McCallum, Mrs. French, Mr and Mrs Lunell, Messrs George Black, Ewing and Hendrick

  .. end newspaper transcripts, continue Emigration Reports ..
Date Vessel Name Where
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
June 06 brig Constitution,
Capt. Wilson
Sligo 183 common labourers, a few farmers & mechanics, some agricultural labourers   183 went to Montreal, Kingston & Toronto, also Cobourg & Goderich ; several had no particular place in view
June 06 brig Rydiol,
Capt. Beddell
Aberystwyth 91   91
June 06 bark Rose Bank / Rosebank,
Capt. Montgomery
Belfast 133   133
June 06 brig Thomas Dryden,
Capt. Stammers
Dublin 187 mechanics, labourers, agriculturalists   187 going to Kingston & Toronto ; several by the Thomas Dryden and Eleuthera are proceeding to Albany & New York
June 06 brig Dahlia,
Capt. Barlington
Plymouth 102   102
June 06 bark Eleuthera,
Capt. McDonagh
Tralee 248   248
June 06 bark Bowlin / Bowling,
Capt. Gentle
Glasgow 157 farm servants, farmers & labourers, a few mechanics 130 27 proceeding to Montreal, Bytown, & Kingston ; a few remain in Quebec ; others going to United States.
June 06 brig Energy,
Capt. Buller
Limerick 193   193
June 07 ship Josepha,
Capt. Leitch
Belfast 308   308
June 07 Nelson,
Capt. Wait
Dublin 145 farmers, labourers & mechanics   145 going to Montreal, Bytown, Toronto, Hamilton & New London ; a few proceeding to United States.
June 07 big Nerio,
Capt. Ellis
Limerick 130   130
June 07 Conservative,
Capt. Cary
Belfast 186   186
June 07 Elizabeth,
Capt. Stocks
Leith 15 farm labourers & mechanics   15 proceeding to Montreal, Kingston, Prescott, Toronto, Cobourg & Colborne
June 08 John and Mary
Capt. Harvey
Padstow 191   191
June 08 Arabian,
Capt. Renny
Belfast 403   403
June 08 Auxilior,
Capt. Babidge
Dublin 165 farm servants, mechanics & labourers   165 went to Kingston, Bytown, Toronto & Hamilton ; a few to United States
June 08 Helen,
Capt. Mears
Londonderry 212   212
June 08 Falcon,
Capt. Day
Bideford 78   78
June 08 Transit,
Capt. Ferguson
Westport 152 labourers & farm servants   152 a few remain in Quebec ; some to East townships ; remainder to Bytown & Kingston
June 08 Blanch,
Capt. Justice
Donegal 72   72
June 08 Mary Weatherall,
Capt. Michion
Miramichi 30   30
June 09 Harper,
Capt. George Murphy
Glasgow 235 mechanics, labourers, farm servants 29 206 went in vessel to Montreal en route to Upper Canada
Death on board the Harper
Name Age Died Remarks
Robertson, John 13 mo 1842-06-04 parents, Andrew and Christiania
June 09 bark Naparima,
Capt. Wilson
Dublin 199 mechanics, labourers, farmers & servants   199 some went to Huntly, Bondhead, East Hawksbury ; others to Kingston & Toronto ; a few to United States
June 09 Cornwallis,
Capt. Davis
Waterford 166   166
June 09 Sarah Stewart,
Capt. Low
Belfast 260   260
June 10 Renfrewshire,
Capt. Barnes
Glasgow 568 agricultural labourers & mechanics 568   members of the Glasgow Emigration Society, all in search of work
June 10 Souris,
Capt. Maxwell
Belfast 104 agricultural labourers & mechanics   104 proceeding to Canada West
June 11 Leven Lass,
Capt. Wright
Glasgow 39 farmers, farm labourers & mechanics   39 the chief part are going to Toronto ; remainder to Kingston ; a few to United States
June 11 Thetis,
Capt. Hugill
Limerick 200   200
June 11 Voluna Padstow 149 8 141

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 13

In the ships Bowling, Harper and Renfrewshire, from Glasgow, are 727 passengers, members of different emigration societies. These people are all very poor, and owing to their long passages, average 54 days, arrived here short of provisions. The two former proceeded direct to Montreal, and I was under the necessity of furnishing them with a supply of oatmeal and biscuit, to enable them to reach that port. Those by the Renfrewshire landed here, but without provisions, or the means of paying their transport up the country ; and as they principally consisted of persons with large families, for whom employment could not be obtained here, I was under the necessity of assisting the greater portion of them to proceed to the western section of the province ; some to join their friends, and others in search of employment. I regret to remark that the members of the Glasgow emigration societies arrived here, both this and last year, in a more destitute condition than any other emigrants from the United Kingdom ; they leave their homes with barely sufficient to pay their passage and to procure scanty provision, and unless they have a favourable passage, land here in a state of great distress. These passengers, although much under the period allowed by law for a voyage to this port, were out of provisions some days before arrival at quarantine.
The emigrants from England are from Padstow, Bideford, and Aberystwyth ; they are all able to pay their way to their destination, and many of them have brought out a good deal of money. They all emigrated on their own account, with the exception of one family, eight in number, sent out in the Voluna, from Padstow, by Parish relief.
A number of families have landed here during the week with the intention of proceeding to their friends in the United States ; they have, in many instances, been sent for by their friends, and all have a fixed destination in view.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
13 June, 1842
Date Vessel Name Where
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
June 12 brig Bryan Abbs,
Capt. Brown
Limerick 193 labourers, a few farmers & mechanics 104 89 proceeding to Montreal, Kingston, Hamilton, Toronto & Bondhead ; a few to United States
June 14 John Walker,
Capt. McBride
Liverpool 236   236
June 14 Albion,
Capt. Furlong
Sligo 123   123
June 15 Marquis of Wellesley,
Capt. Laing
Dublin 264 farmers, farm labourers, mechanics, servants & common labourers   264 a few remain in Quebec & Montreal ; the chief part to Canada West ; some families to East townships ; a few to United States
June 15 Queen of the Isles,
Capt. Leask
Glasgow 105   105
June 15 Cabotia,
Capt. Gortley
Liverpool 233   233
June 15 Lord Wenlock,
Capt. Michell
Hull 108   108
June 16 Irvine,
Capt. Madgwick
Bristol 84 mostly common labourers, agriculturists & mechanics 32 52 went to Kingston, Bytown, Prescott, Whitby & Darlington ; some to United States
June 16 Pussey Hall,
Capt. Ware
Cowes 258 171 87
June 16 brig Samuel,
Capt. Kelly
Killala 114   114
June 16 Percival,
Capt. Robson
Cork 151   151
June 16 Minstrel,
Capt. Wright
Liverpool 175 20 155
June 16 Blazer,
Capt. Mitchell
Miramichi 23   23
June 18 Onyx,
Capt. Hogg
Dublin 281 farmers, farm labourers, a few trades & servants   281 proceeded to Montreal, Kingston, Belleville, Toronto & Emsley
June 18 Chieftain,
Capt. Saunderson
Larne 261   261
June 18 Trade,
Capt. Plewes
Scarborough 39   39
June 18 brig Hannah,
Capt. Gregory
Killala 130   130
June 18 Lord Oakley,
Capt. Crow
Bordeaux 9   9

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 22

Emigrants arrived during the past week consist of farmers, mechanics and labourers. In several of the vessels there has been a number of cases of small-pox, measles, and fever ; and there has consequently been a considerable addition to the number of patients in Quarantine Hospital (Grosse Isle).
In the Bryan Abbs were 18 families, 104 persons, sent out by Colonel Wyndham from his estate in the county Clare. These people were well provided for, and received the sum of 20s. sterling each adult, on landing here, to enable them to proceed up the country.
In the John Walker, from Liverpool, were 236 passengers ; 18 were left sick at Grosse Isle ; and three deaths occurred during the voyage. They consist of English, Irish, and Scotch. There are a few respectable farmers with capital, who are proceeding to settle in the Home District ; the remainder are labourers and mechanics in search of employment.
In the Albion, from Sligo, 123 passengers, generally poor, and proceeding up the country for employment ; a few families are going to their friends in the United States, left four sick at quarantine. In the Marquis of Wellesley, were 264 passengers from Dublin, chiefly farmers, who have brought out a large amount of capital ; they are all a respectable class of people. Three families are gone to their friends in the Eastern townships and the rest to Canada West. 76 passengers in the Queen of the Isles, from Glasgow, are mechanics and labourers, and all appear to have sufficient means to convey them to their destination.
In the Cabotia and Minstrel, from Liverpool, 408 passengers. A few English farmers have brought out good means with them ; the chief part are labourers, and a few mechanics, who are proceeding to different sections of the province to their friends. The latter vessel left nine in hospital ; a few of the families were short of provisions. One family, seven in number, and a number of young men and women, were assisted by their parish ; about 30 of them are gone to their friends in the United States.
Passengers from Hull & Bristol, 192 in number, are all in good circumstances, among whom are several farmers with capital. In the Irvine from Bristol, were four families, 32 in number, sent out by their parish.
One hundred and seventy-one passengers in the Pussey Hall, from London and Cowes, were sent out under the sanction of the Poor Law Commissioners ; they were well supplied during the voyage ; and the sum of 116 : 10s. sterling was paid to them on landing, with a free passage to Montreal. 244 passengers in the brigs Samuel and Hannah, from Killala, are very poor ; they all landed in good health. A number of the young men I have directed to the Gosford Road for employment ; and those with families I assisted to proceed up the country.
Passengers in the Percival, 149 in number, were 55 days on her passage. Passengers were short of provisions and obliged to put into Sydney [Cape Breton, Nova Scotia] for a supply.
Passengers in the Trade, from Scarborough are respectable farmers, and all appear to possess means.
In the Onyx from Dublin, are a number of respectable farmers with money ; the remainder are labourers and mechanics, proceeding to different sections of the province. 13 of her passengers were left at Grosse Isle.
In the Chieftain, from Larne, with 261 passengers, there are several farmers with their families, who have brought out capital varying from 200 to 600 ; they are proceeding to settle in Canada West ; the remainder are farm servants and labourers, who have emigrated in search of employment.
I regret to say that employment continues very scarce, both in this neighbourhood and in Montreal ; and from reports received from Mr. Hawke, I regret to find the same complaint exists in that quarter [Toronto], and will, I fear, continue until the harvest commences.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
20 June, 1842
Date Vessel Name Where
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
June 19 Gazelle,
Capt. George Paule
Donegal 232 farmers, labourers & mechanics   232 proceeded to Kingston, Toronto, Caledon & Waterloo ; some to United States
June 19 bark Jane Duffis,
Capt. McDonnell
Killala (Donegal) 238   238
June 19 Henry,
Capt. McFell
Killala 148 labourers & farmers & a few mechanics   148 a few remain in Montreal ; remainder to Bytown, Buckingham, Niagara & Bastard
June 21 Queen Victoria,
Capt. W. Rosie
Sligo 185   185
June 21 brig Xenophon,
Capt. Rochester
Belfast 250 farmers, trades & labourers   250 went to Port Hope, Hamilton & London district ; a few young men to United States
June 21 brig Robert Munroe,
Capt. J. White
Leith 60 mechanics   60 these two vessels proceeded direct to Montreal where some of the passengers will remain ; all the others will settle in Canada West
June 21 brig Wingrave,
Capt. A. Hughes
Glasgow 153 agricultural labourers & trades   153
June 22 Luna,
Capt. J. Clarke
Sligo 184 farmers, mechanics & labourers   184 many are bound to New York, the others to proceed to Richmond, Stratford & Toronto ; one family to Frampton, Lower Canada
June 22 Bowes,
Capt. M. Johnston
Sligo 156   156
June 22 Standard,
Capt. R. Montgomerie
Liverpool 324 labourers & a few mechanics   324 some remain in Quebec ; several gone to Kingston & Richmond ; many to the State of Ohio
June 22 Jubilee,
Capt. T.R. Pearson
Westport 166   166
June 22 Compton,
Capt. R. Jeffrey
Liverpool 313 farmers, labourers & mechanics   313 mostly to Kingston, Toronto & London districts ; some remain Quebec ; several to New York
June 23 Queen,
Capt. R. Kerby
Sligo 186   186
June 25 brig Ann Moore,
Capt. R. Patton
Limerick 179 mostly labourers, a few mechanics & farmers   179 all have proceeded to Canada West
Death on board the Ann Moore
Name Age Died Remarks
Quincy, Patrick   1842-06-2? drowned (see note below)
June 25 brig Albert Edward, Prince of Wales,
Capt. T. York
Galway 209 mostly labourers, a few mechanics & farmers   209 all have proceeded to Canada West
June 25 schooner Victoria,
Capt. Bequet
Halifax 11     11  

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 7

The emigrants arrived during the past week have landed, with the exception of those in a few vessels, in good health, and among them are a considerable number of respectable families with capital.
In the Gazelle and Jane Duffis (Jane Duffies / Jane Duffus), from Donegal, are 470 passengers, among them are a number of respectable farmers, who have brought out a large amount of property. The capital in these two vessels (from information I have been able to collect) amounts to from 8,000 to 10,000. Their destination is Canada West, principally in the Home and Gore districts.
In the Henry, from Killala, with 148 passengers, arrived in good health ; a few families are in good circumstances, but the greater part poor ; many of them have friends in the Ottawa, Bathurst and Johnston districts. Three families are going to their friends in the State of New York.
The passengers per the Queen Victoria, Luna, Bowes and Queen, from Sligo, 711 in number, all landed in good health ; an although they had long passages, average being 45 days, they, with the exception of one or two families per the Queen, had a surplus stock of provisions on landing. A few families are in good circumstances, but the greater part are poor ; almost one-fourth are going to their friends in the United States, the remainder to different sections of the province. Those with large families were assisted from this office with means to enable them to reach their friends in the Home and Newcastle districts.
In the Xenophon, from Belfast, 250 passengers are farm labourers and trades ; a few of the farmers are in good circumstances and are proceeding to Port Hope, Hamilton, and a few families to their friends in London district, and from eight to ten young men to their friends in the State of New York. This vessel had a long passage, 52 days, but they all landed in good health.
Sixty passengers in the brig Robert Monroe, from Leith, are respectable tradesmen ; all appear to posses means, and with the exception of three families who remain in Montreal with their friends, are proceeding to the neighbourhood of Toronto to settle ; they went to Montreal direct in the vessel.
In the brig Wingrave from Glasgow, were 160 passengers ; this vessel proceeded direct to Montreal, after a few hours delay here, with her passengers. On boarding her, they complained of an overcharge for emigrant tax, children under 14 and seven being charged the full tax of 4s. 6d. sterling, which is contrary to law ; but as the vessel only remained here a few hours, I forwarded instructions to the agent at Montreal to take the necessary steps to give them redress in case the captain refused to refund the overcharge. A number of those families were very poor ; they are members of the Glasgow emigration societies, and will require assistance to enable them to proceed up the country.
Six hundred and thirty-seven passengers in the Standard and Compton, from Liverpool, are principally labourers, and generally very poor ; about one-fourth are going to the United States to their friends ; among them are 10 or 12 Welsh families, consisting of about 50 individuals, who are going to the State of Ohio ; they appear to have sufficient means to pay their way. The passengers per ___ suffered a good deal from sickness ; there were 12 deaths from smallpox during the voyage, and a number of cases sent to hospital on her arrival at quarantine. This vessel had a long passage of nine weeks, and consequently a great many of the passengers were short of provisions ; they all complain of the neglect and inattention of the master, ___, to them during the voyage ; I regret that owing to the defective regulations of the present Passengers' Act, I could not give them any redress to their complaints.
One hundred and sixty-six passengers per Jubilee, from Westport, landed in good health ; they are chiefly labourers ; a number are going to their friends in the United States, and others in search of employment.
In the brig Ann Moore, from Limerick, were 182 passengers. There was, I regret to say, a good deal of sickness in this vessel ; she left 59 passengers at Grosse Isle, 37 of whom were sent to hospital. A passenger by this vessel, named Patrick Quincy, jumped overboard during the night, while the ship was at anchor at Grosse Isle, and was drowned, leaving a wife and eight children, who was sent to the hospital with fever ; he has left 40 sovereigns in gold, which was taken charge of by the medical superintendent until his wife recovers.
The passengers by the Prince of Wales, 193 in number, from Galway, landed in good health ; from Galway, landed in good health ; they are chiefly labourers and farmers, and are proceeding up the country in search of employment ; a few families are in good circumstances ; about 40 are going to the United States to join their friends there.
Employment, I regret to say, still continues scarce in this district ; I have, however, succeeded in procuring employment on the Gosford Road for about 100 men, and from 100 to 150 in the Eastern Townships. Employment, I hear, is abundant in this section of the province, but I find the greatest difficulty to induce those seeking to try that section of the province.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
27 June, 1842
Date Vessel Name Where
No.s Occupation Parish or
Gov.'t Aid
Voluntary Remarks
June 26 brig William Tell,
Capt. J. Farren
Dublin 174 farmers, labourers & mechanics   174 proceeding to settle in various parts of Canada West ; some to United States
June 26 brig Mary Russell,
Capt. T. Turnbull
Limerick 166   166
June 26 ship Dumfriesshire,
Capt. J. Gowan
Belfast 615   615
June 26 Boadicea,
Capt. D. Evans
Limerick 111 farmers & labourers   111 went to Cornwall, Bytown & Hamilton ; a few to United States
June 26 Messenger,
Capt. Milligan
Limerick 137   137
June 26 bark Eweretta,
Capt. T. Tucker
Hull 72   72
June 26 bark Edmond,
Capt. Dobson
London 84 farmers, labourers & mechanics   84 gone to settle in St. Catherines, Whitby, Cobourg & Guelph
June 27 bark Dependent,
Capt. E. Dobson
Bridgwater 98 52 46
June 27 brig Richard Watson,
Capt. H. Leeds
Dublin 190   190
June 27 brig Argo,
Capt. Greg
Sligo 115 chiefly farmers, some mechanics & labourers   115 proceeded in the vessel direct to Montreal ; some of those from Sligo determined to join friends in United States ; remainder, with those from Londonderry went to settle in Canada West
June 27 brig Feronia,
Capt. R. Grant
Glasgow 87   87
June 27 bark Blonde,
Capt. Andrew Crawford
Glasgow 396   396
June 27 Thomas and Hannah,
Capt. W.T. Hidey
Londonderry 210   210
June 28 bark Priscilla,
Capt. Taylor
Plymouth 106 chiefly labourers & a few trades   106 one Scotch family went to Smiths Creek, near Gault ; some to United States ; remainder to Canada West
June 28 ship Devereaux,
Capt. B. Burton
Liverpool 253   253
June 28 brig Jane,
Capt. Johnston
Cork 130   130
June 28 brig Marys,
Capt. Newham
Belfast 223 farmers, labourers & servants   223 proceeded to Bytown, Brockville & Toronto ; a few to New York ; some remained Quebec & Montreal
June 28 brig Velocity,
Capt. McGarth
Waterford 118   188
June 28 brig Carricks,
Capt. J. Scrugham
Sligo 170   170
June 29 Cosmopolite,
Capt. Webber
Plymouth 157 principally labourers, a few farmers & a Jew trader   157 went to Bytown, Kingston, Toronto & Hamilton
June 29 Ayrshire,
Capt. A. Mackay
Newry 416 62 354
July 01 brig Marys,
Capt. Redpath
Liverpool 213   213
July 01 Marys,
Capt. W. Douglas
Limerick 117 the most part are labourers & some mechanics   117 proceeded to Kingston, Toronto & Winchester
July 01 George Glen,
Capt. R. McBride
Liverpool 32   32
July 01 Orbit,
Capt. Robinson
London 217 194 23
July 01 Margaret Johnson,
Capt. Groom
Belfast 297 farmers, servants, labourers & trades   297 gone to Manchester, Cornwall & other parts of Canada West ; some to United States
July 01 Jane Avery,
Capt. Booth
Londonderry 116   116
July 01 Imogine,
Capt. Hicks
London 22   22
July 01 Ruth,
Capt. Newman
Cork 166 a few mechanics ; remainder are labourers & farmers   166  
July 01 brig Mary Alice,
Capt. G. Dale
Newport 186   186  
July 01 bark Eliza Anne,
Capt. W. Curruthers
Sligo 154   154  

Cabin Passengers not included in numbers above, equal 56

The emigrants arrived this week are principally farmers and labourers. Those in the William Tell and Richard Watson, from Dublin, 364 in number, landed in good health ; they are chiefly labourers, and a few farmers who appear possessed of small capital. Passengers in the Mary Russell, Boadicea, Marys and Messenger, from Limerick, arrived in good health, and consist of farmers and labourers. They are, with few exceptions, proceeding to Canada West, with the intention of settling. In the Mary Russell, the passengers were of a superior class. Several families brought out capital from 500 to 600 ; and the master reported almost every family was in possession of from 40 to 50 in gold. These people all proceeded to settle in the Home and Gore districts. In the Dumfriesshire, Marys and Margaret Johnston, were 1,135 passengers from Belfast ; they all landed in good health, and are all proceeding to western part of the province. Only eight families, about 50 individuals, out of this number, applied for assistance, which they received as they were going to join their relations settled in the western section of the province.
Passengers from Hull and Plymouth, 335 in number, are principally agriculturalists, and all appear in good circumstances. A few are going to the United States, but over three-fourths intend settling in Canada West, in the Newcastle, Home, and Gore districts ; and one or two families to the Huron tract.
Ninety-eight passengers in the Dependent, from Bridgwater, arrived in good health, 52 of whom are sent out by the Chard Union, in Somersetshire. These people were found in provisions by the ship, and received the 20s. sterling on landing ; the remaining passengers were of the better class, and possess good means. They intend going to the western section of the province to settle. A good many of the paupers intend to proceed to the United States.
The passengers in the Blonde and Feronia, 483, from Glasgow, are a fine intelligent body of people, and have brought a large amount of capital with them ; it is impossible to ascertain the exact amount, but from the information I have received, I should estimate it from 10,000 to 12,000. They are proceeding to the Bathurst, Home and Gore districts with the intention of settling. Many of them are going to join their friends.
Passengers by the Ayrshire, 416 in number, from Newry and Dublin. She had a long voyage of 51 days, and had 25 deaths previous to arrival at Grosse Isle, all children, from the effects of measles. A number of families embarked at Dublin, were aided in their emigration by the Earl of Fitzwilliam, from his estate in the county of Clare. These people, owing to their long passage, landed here, as well as many of the other passengers, short of provisions, and I was under the necessity of assisting 15 families who had expended all their means, to enable them to proceed up the country.
Three hundred and twenty-six passengers in the Thomas and Hannah and Jane Avery, from Londonderry, arrived in good health. They are chiefly labourers, and all very poor. I had to relieve a large number of families who were without means to proceed up the country ; some to their friends, and others in search of employment.
In the brig ___, ___ master, from ___, were 213 passengers. [brig Marys, Capt. Redpath, from Liverpool] The vessel arrived in a most wretched state at Grosse Isle, from sickness. There had been five deaths previous to her arrival there, and 56 cases of typhus were sent to hospital, two of whom died in a few hours after. This vessel cleared from ___, according to the certificate list of her passengers sent to this office by the Government agent at that port, with 192 passengers. On arrival here she was found to have 22 on board whose names were not on her list. She was also exceedingly crowded, the passengers being obliged to keep all their luggage and provisions between decks, there being no room in the lower hold (with the exception of a small space for water and fuel). It was full of salt. On measuring the superficial space between decks, I found she had only room for 165 adults, whereas she had 180 3/6 on board, being an excess of 15 3/6 passengers. The necessary information was immediately placed in the hands of the Crown officer, to prosecute the master for the infringement of the second clause of the Imperial Passenger Act. The dreadful condition in which this vessel arrived may, in my opinion, be in a great measure attributed to the crowded state of the vessel, and to her having a cargo of salt in the lower hold, which was full up to the platform that the passengers occupied.
One hundred and ninety-four passengers in the Orbit, from London and Gravesend, were sent out under the direction and superintendence of the Poor Law Commissioners. There were five deaths during the voyage, one old man, the others children, and left a number of cases at Grosse Isle. These people were forwarded to Montreal at ship's expense, and received 20s. sterling each adult on landing here.
The passengers in the Ruth and Jane, from Cork, are chiefly labourers with very limited means. A large number of the Ruth were very destitute ; and as employment in this district is very limited, I have to forward a considerable number of them up the country.
Two hundred and fifty-three passengers in the Devereaux, from Liverpool, and 186 in the Mary Alice, from Newport, Ireland, are very poor, and principally depending on employment for their support. Notwithstanding the passage to Montreal is only 1s. 3d. each, I was under the necessity of forwarding a very large proportion of the passengers in the latter vessel. They are going to different sections of Canada West to join their friends. The passengers from Sligo, 439 in number (Argo, Carricks & Eliza Anne), have landed in good health. They are principally labourers, and intend to proceed up the country in search of employment.

  A.C. Buchanan, Chief Agent
Emigrant Department, Quebec
04 July, 1842

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