Extracts taken from an article published in:-
THE IRISH GENEALOGIST, Vol. 6, No.4, 1983, pp. 370-377; No.5,
1984, 495-507. Notices taken from the Shamrock Newspaper of
New York 1810-1812:
I Passenger Lists
II Marriages in Ireland
III Deaths in Ireland
Extracts from The Shamrock or Hibernian Chronicle, a
weekly newspaper published in New York 1810-1817. The Volume
from which the information is taken, is held in the Sterling
Library of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. However,
it is not complete, as 54 issues of the run are missing,
mainly in 1812.
Mrs H. Bowles, co. Sligo.
John McMally, co. Meath.
Patrick Ryan, co. Wexford.
William Malvin, wife,
5 sons & 4 daughters, co. Cavan.
James West, co. Cavan.
John McBrien, co. Cavan.
Simon Horan, Mullicash.
Thomas Hearn, New York.
Owen Duffy, co. Monaghan.
Ann Wealther, Rathfarnam.
James Murphy, co. Louth.
John Giles, Bailboro. [Bailieborough].
Andrew Waters, co. Wexford.
William Stewart, Belfast.
John Bishop, and wife, co. Dublin.
Patrick McCabe, co. Dublin.
James O\'Brien, co. Meath.
Terence Farley, co. Cavan.
Isabella Plaus, co. Longford.
Joseph Manley, New York.
Emmanuel Toole, Dublin.
William Bleakly, Dublin.
John Fitzgerald, Dublin.
John Roberts, Dublin.
Darby Kelly, co. Meath.
Mathew Neall, and wife, co. Meath.
Edw. McGuiness, co. Meath.
Patrick Keally, Dublin.
John Thomas, Ballyhayes [co. Kildare?].
Thomas Hales, Glasstown [co. Cavan?].
Francis Leonard, Glasstown [co. Cavan?].
J. Cunningham, Sligo.
Christian Wogan, co. Dublin.
James Duffy, co. Cavan.
Wm. Floughsby, Dublin.
Vol. 1, No. 5, Sat. Jan. 12, 1811.
List of Irish Passengers on the Harvey, Hide, from Belfast.
William Simpson, Lochgall [Loughall?] Armagh.
Mrs. John Speirs, Donegoare [Donegore?], Antrim.
William Davis, Blairis [Blaris?], Down.
Mrs. R. Harvey, Blairis [Blaris?], Down.
Leonard Dobbin, Killiman, Down.
Eliza Liston, Kellmore [Kilmore?], Armagh.
T. Anderson, Newtownards.
George Anderson, Newtownards.
Jennet Anderson, Newtownards.
Alex McKenzie, Lochgall [Loughall?], Armagh.
Philip McKenzie, Lochgall [Loughall?], Armagh.
Ralph McKenzie, Lochgall [Loughall?], Armagh.
Vol. 1, No. 17, Sat. April 6, 1811.
List of Passengers per the Perseverence, Capt.
Crawford, from Belfast.
Andrew Stewart, wife
and one child, Stewartstown.
George Wallace, Town of Antrim.
Hugh McMullan, County Down.
Moses Montgomery, wife
and 3 children, Killele [Kilkeel?].
and 1 child, Dromore.
James Martin, Bangor.
Alex Ritchie, Bangor.
Robert Thompson and wife, Belfast.
John Danwoody, Belfast.
W. Danwoody, Belfast
David Park, Mathew
William Stewart, and
Alexan. [Alexander?], Dunsmurry [Dunmurry?].
Jane Stewart, Sen., Dunsmurry [Dunmurry?].
Jane Stewart, Jun., Dunsmurry[ Dunmurry?].
Andrew Kenmaer, Broom-Hedy[?].
Samuel Piper, Memeyre[?].
Robert Wilson, wife,
3 children, and
Elizabeth Wilson, Dunmuny [Dunmurry?].
Amongst these passengers are 10 weavers, 1 gardner
[gardener?], 1 miller, 1 bricklayer, 1 sadler [saddler?], 1
hosier, and 1 cooper.
Vol. 1, No. 23, Sat. May 18, 1811.
Passengers per the Algernon, Clark, fromBelfast.
David Scott, Belbkiel[?].
Margaret Scott, Belbkiel[?].
John Logan, Belbkiel[?].
Jacob Pierson, Armagh.
Margaret Moffit, Armagh.
James Rock, Armagh.
Mary Rock, Armagh.
Joseph Bridget and family, Balleck [Belleek].
John McCullaugh and family, Carmery[?].
William Heson, Carmery[?].
William Spratt, Carmery[?].
Mary Spratt, Carmery[?].
William Shaw, Billamegary [Ballymagarry?], [Co. Antrim?].
Margaret Shaw, Billamegary [Ballymagarry?], [Co. Antrim?].
John Porter, Billamegary [Ballymagarry?], [Co. Antrim?].
Eliza Fulton, Lisburn.
Sealton Fulton, Lisburn.
Andrew Martin, Kilmore.
John Morrow, Monaghan.
Ellen Morrow, Monaghan.
Jane Morrow, Monaghan.
John Finlay, Monaghan.
James Cowser, Monaghan.
William McCaird, Monaghan.
Sophia Cowser, Armagh.
Eliza Cowser, Armagh.
Jane Clager, Armagh.
Hugh O Ray.
John Gruir and family, Belfast.
Robert Moore, Dungannon.
Eliza Moore, Dungannon.
Thomas Moore and family, Rathfriland.
Thomas Calvin, Rathfriland.
William Forcade and family, Belfast.
James White, Belfast.
Robert Burk, Belfast.
Edward Hazleton, Belfast.
James Morgan and family, Belfast.
George Patterson, Belfast.
Eliza Thompson, Belfast.
Maria Thompson, Belfast.
Henry Moore, Rathfriland.
Mary Moore, Rathfriland.
John Patterson, Belly Keell [Ballykeel?].
Arthur Shee, Rathfriland.
William Willis, Dungannon.
Felix Farren, Dungannon.
William Nelson and family, Drumduff.
John Nelson and family, Drumduff.
John Marks and family, Armagh.
Thos. Gorman and family, Castlyblaney
H. McQuillin & family, Downpatrick.
William Seed, Dowmpatrick.
James English, Downpatrick.
Richard Corney, Downpatrick.
Elizabeth Donnell, Armagh.
William Davis, Coleraine.
James Sweeney, Londonderry.
***** Ferguson, Belfast.
Vol.1, No.32, Sat. Jul. 20, 1811.
List of Passengers per Brig Isaac, captain Delano, 60 days
from Cork, arrived at Philadelphia, Sunday, 14th July.
Charles Harding, Cork.
Michael Callaghan, Killarney.
Mr. Wall, Clonmell.
Capt. Philadelphia, U.S.
Mrs. Long, Philadelphia, U.S.
George Davis, Philadelphia, U.S.
John Nicholas & family, Doneraile.
Vol. 1, No. 36, Sat. Aug. 17, 1811
List of Passengers per Brig Juno, 56 days from Belfast to
David Young, Nigh Charlemont.
John Malcomson, Portadown.
James McGlonan, Ballymoney.
Ann McGlonan, Ballymoney.
Mary McGlonan, Ballymoney.
Nathaniel McGlonan, Ballymoney.
Edward Winters, Portadown.
Mary Winters,__wife, Portadown.
Arthur Hughes, Belfast.
John Stream, Nigh Dromore.
Edward Glenfuld, Lisburn.
Robert Miller, Dungannon.
Matty Miller, Dungannon.
John Derragh, Kilrea.
Elizabeth Derragh, Kilrea.
Ellen Derragh__ child, Kilrea.
Those with asterisk were press ganged into service by the Sloop of
War The STROK when seven days out.
Vol. 1, No.41, Sat. Sep.21, 1811.
List of Passengers by the ship Maria, Duplex, 54 days from
James Gray, county Antrim.
James Bennett, county Armagh.
Dennis Carrall, county Tyrone.
John McBride, wife and family,
Andrew Morran and wife, co. Down.
John Walsh and wife, Dublin.
Mrs. Bryson, Belfast.
John Barr, Ballinahinch [Ballynahinch].
Miss Mary Rodgers, Belfast.
Miss Susanna Bowen, Belfast.
William Quale, Downpatrick.
Patrick Kelly, Dublin.
Vol. No. 43, Oct.3, 1811.
James Hannah and family.
John Bacon and family.
[?] Martin and family.
[?] Moran and family.
Mr. Cornelius Smith, Manoch
John Lynch, Navan.
William Gibbons of Ohio
Thomas Neil, Dublin.
James Harrold, Dublin.
David and Dennis Doyle, Dublin.
Mrs. Cooper, Dublin.
Passengers by the ship Westpoint, T. Holden, master, from
Robert Hunter, New York.
James White, N.L.Vady [Newtown Limavady].
Bernard McCusker, Omagh.
John Hemphill and family, Dugh Budge[?].Douglas Bridge?
John Wawb, Castlefin.
David Doak, Fannit [Fanit?].
Susanna McDermot and family, Londonderry
Francis Gillespie, Ballyshannon.
Daw Griffin, Fannit [Fanit?].
William Rafferty, Gavagh
Patrick McVeigh, Campsey [Campsie]
William Thompson, Carrick,
Robert Henry, Colerain [Coleraine].
James Martin, N. L. Vady [Newtown Limavady].
John Martin, N. L. Vady [Newtown Limavady].
Patrick Cartan and family, Claudy.
Alex Thompson and family, Leck
Alex Brown and family Aughanwerry.
Nancy McKagh, Castlefin.
Hugh McElwin, Dromore.
Hugh Catherwood, Colerain
Neal Janga, Castlefin.
Vol. 2, No.39. Sat. Aug. 29, 1812.
Passengers per the Brig Narind, capt. James
Stewart, from Newry, arrived at New York, August, 14 1812.
* ******Brennan, Tanderagee.
Margaret Brennan, Tanderagee.
Thomas Monaghan and family, Tanderagee.
Thomas Reed, Richell [Richhill?]
Alex Irwin, Aughnacloy.
Jno. Patterson & wife, Castleshane.
Arthur Patterson, Castleshane.
Jane Patterson, Castleshane.
James Murphy, Castleblaney.
Robert Farley, Castleblaney.
Pat Trainor, Newry.
Wm. Dallaney, Banbridge
John Dellaney, Banbridge
Hugh Coin, Armagh.
Robert Wilson, Armagh.
John Moore, Armagh.
Wm. Know & wife, Rathfriland.
Ruth Best & family, Gilford.
Elizabeth McGaffin, Gilford.
Elizabeth Lockhard and family, Castleblaney.
James White & family, Castleshone [Castleshane?]
William Slone & family, Rathfriland.
Samuel Moore, Rathfriland.
Pat Hagan & wife, Dungannon.
Bernard Brennan, Castleshone [Castleshane?]
Ann Robison, Castleshane.
Samuel Gillespie & family, Ardaghy.
Pat Kelly, Monaghan.
John Kelly, Monaghan.
Thos. Wood, Monaghan.
Wm. Fauls & wife, Henedy.?
Miss Welsh, Dungannon.
And. Caldwell & wife, Rathfriland.
Thomas Crusley, Rathfriland.
John Quin, Keady.
George Mills, New York.
Vol. 2, No. 40, Sat. Sep. 12, 1812.
List of Passengers, per the schooner Eunice, Capt.
John Peters, arrived in New York.
Ann Clark and family, Dunbar.
Henry Dougherty, Glansooly.
David Taylor and family, Mocheelon.
John Guthry and family, Drunschool.
Biddie Rice, Ballybay.
Mary Kane, Ballycastle.
John Kean, Ballycastle.
Patrick Dougherty, Glansooly.
Margaret Chambers, Taboyne. Donegal
Nancy McGowan, Taboyne.
Sarah McGowan, Taboyne.
John McGee, Taboyne.
Hugh Nelis, Taboyne.
Joseph Finniston, Toomebridge
Ann Finniston, Toomebridge
Patrick Gallaugher, Mountgaulin.
Margaret Magee, Raphoe.
Catharine Magee, Raphoe.
James Kyle, Brakey.
William Snodgrass, Coleraine
John McClelland, Carnamay.
Thomas Kirkwood, Ballymoney.
Thomas Kirkwood, jun., Ballymoney.
Andrew Bratton, Drumschool.
III Late deaths in Ireland (and elsewhere)
Vol. 1, No. 3, Sat. Dec. 29, 1810.
On board the ship Erin, 3 weeks previous to her arrival at
this port, Mr. Patrick Walsh, aged 22, son of Mr. John
Walsh, gardener of this city.
Vol. 1, No. 6, Sat., Jan. 19, 1811.
The following persons, natives of Ireland, died in the New
York Hospital in the months of November and December.
Catherine Fenning, consumption, married
James Pierce, seaman, consumption.
Robert Stevenson, boatman, consumption.
Vol. 1, No. 24, Sat. May 25, 1811.
Sincerely regretted by a numerous family Mrs. McClenaghan,
wife of Mr. John McClenaghan, of this city.
Vol. 1, No. 26, Sat. June 8, 1811.
In Dublin, on the 6th April, Mrs. Ann Reynolds, (refers to
her native city and former residence here i.e. New York).
Vol. 1, No. 27, Sat. June 19, 1811
At the house of Mr. Richard McIlwaine
Mrs. McIlwaine, aged 73.
Vol.1, No. 32, Sat. July 20, 1811
In this city, in the thirtieth year of his age, Mr. Sheldon
Usher, a native of the city of Dublin and original
manufacturer of those justly celebrated mineral waters,
now in such high esteem. Mr. Usher left a widow in
Philadelphia, who, it is expected, will shortly be a
mother a second time, and one infant of two years to mourn
their irreparable loss... To his Kinsman and partner, Mr.
Luke Usher, he has left copious instructions for the
management of the business...
Vol.1, No. 43, Sat., Oct. 5, 1811
In the 76th year of her age, Mrs. Kerr, relict of Mr. Henry
Kerr, of Cottage..
Vol. 1, No. 48, Sat. Nov. 9, 1811
Died, suddenly on Saturday last, at No.24 Water-street, Mr.
Edward Martin, a late passenger in the Brig Swift, from
Dublin, Capt. Hitchins. He only arrived the
day previous to his decease... He was a coach spring maker
and born in the county of Killarney...
Vol.1, No.52, Sat. Dec.7, 1811.
DIED, on the 2d instant, of a pulmonary complaint, GEORGE
DOBBIN... aged about 35 years. He has left a wife and
three children... He was a native of Ireland... Balt.
Vol. II, No. 37. No. 88, Sat. Aug. 15, 1812
In the 55th year of his age, Mr. Roger Nowlan merchant of the
In Waterford, Mr. Mathew Scott, formerly a very eminent
merchant in Carrick-on-Suir... He emigrated to America...
He lately returned to Waterford... he took the resolution
of terminating his misfortunes by an act of suicide. (his
trials as a Catholic during the 1798 troubles described).
DIED on the 15th inst. Mr. John Martin, a native of Ireland,
but for some time a resident of this place. He has left a
disconsolate widow and child... ibid.
Section IV contains personal advetisments mainly placed by
persons trying to find friends or relatives in America.
Vol. 1. No. 8, Sat. Feb. 2, 1811
The Hon. [Honourable] Colonel Fraser, son of our worthy
Chancellor of the Exchequer, is about to receive the hand of
Miss Skeffington, of Belfast, who is heiress of the whole of
the Massareene estates in Ireland.
Vol.1, No.18, Sat. Apr. 13, 1811
Any person possessing a knowledge of MR. JOHN
GRIFFIN, or his place of residence, who arrived in the city
about 6 years ago from Ireland, is requested to give
information by letter or otherwise, to the Editor of this
paper. J. Griffin is about 30 years of age, and by profession
a taylor [tailor]. - This enquiry is made at the request of
his brother, Mr. Edward Griffin, who lately arrived in this
country from Londonderry. April 13th 1811.
Vol. 1, No. 23, Sat. May 18, 1811
If Mr. ROBERT MCCRACKEN, who arrived from Ireland in the
Ship Protection calls at this office he will receive some
information concerning himself from a friend of his in
Halifax, North Carolina.
Vol.1. No. 36, Sat. August 17, 1811
Any person who is, or has been acquainted with Mr. James
Brown, formerly of Gobnaskale parish of Donaghedy and county
of Tyrone, Ireland, will please to transmit what they know of
him to his nephew John Brown, at Ramapo, Rockland county,
N.Y., or to the editor of this paper. The last
information of Mr. Brown was that he resided about 20 years
since at Petersburgh, and was then in the habit of
shipping flour to West Florida. If living he is now aged
about 65 years. Sincere thanks will be due to any person who
may write respecting him as above directed.
Vol. 1. No.40, Sat. 14, 1811
If R. K. DOWLING a native of Queens
County, Ireland, and who is lately resided in New York, but
some of his friends have reason to think that he now resides
in Pennsylvania, this is to apprize [apprise?] him that his
wife and son has arrived in New York, and anxiously wishes to
know his address. Any of his friends will console the
afflicted by sending his address to the editor of the
Shamrock, 24 William Street.
Vol. 1. No. 41, Sat. Sep. 21, 1811
John McCracken, lately from Belfast, offers his services
to the public as a wood turner in general...
Vol. 1. No. 47, Sat. Nov. 2. 1811
Thomas Ennis Morin, carpenter who arrived in this city
last fall, is hereby informed that his wife and child have
arrived lately from Dublin, and are now residing No. 80
Ferry-street, where they request him to write directed care
of Mr. Thos. Waters.
Vol. II. No. 4. Sat. Jan.4, 1811
Any person acquainted with Messrs John James and Ross
McGuire/Maguire, or either of them, who emigrated to this country
from Cole Island [Coalisland], county Tyrone, Ireland about
16 years ago, will please drop a line to that effect,
addressed to the editor of this paper. This enquiry is made
at the request of Ross McGuire, son to John McGuire, who
lately arrived in this country.
July 25 1811
Vol. II. No. 39, Sat. August 29, 1812
MR. ROBERT SEATON, lived in Ballibofey, north of Ireland,
and removed to this country, supposed to some part of
Pennsylvania about the year 1792...
JOHN GRIER, a native of Ireland, county of Armagh, parish
of Derrynoose, and townland of Roghan, who sailed from
Londonderry on board the ship John Atkinson in July 1811,
bound for Philadelphia. Any person giving information of
said John by a line addressed to his brother Joseph Grier, at
Kingston falls, Ulster county, State of New-York, will be
Sep. 12. 1811