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The Mary carrying famine emigrants

From Saint John, New Brunswick, Morning News

Friday, May 28, 1847

The Brig Mary set sail from the Cobh of Cork Ireland, in April 1847. The passengers were all Irish. Their intended destination was the United States,the port of Boston. The Mary arrived on May 17th, but the passengers being in such a poor and destitute condition, the Boston city authorities would not allow them to disembark unless the captain was prepared to pay a bond for their care and welfare.

The captain was unwilling to pay such a bond, so the decision was made to sail on to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The passengers protested but to no avail, and The Mary set sail for Halifax May 22nd 1847. A newspaper account from the Boston papers was published in the Saint John, NB, Morning News on Friday, May 28, 1847.

On Friday, June 4, 1847, The Christian Messenger Halifax, reported "Arrived Friday 28th; Brig Mary, Cork via Boston, 46 passengers who were prohibited from landing at Boston."


The Brig Mary from the port of Cork, Ireland to Boston, Mass., dated May 21st 1847.

A notation reads "The above named vessel sailed without discharging her passengers, the Captain refusing to give the bond required by the State of Mass."  

No.

Names

Age

1

Donaghue, Thomas

24

2

Kelleher, Timothy

22

3

Coghlan, Samuel

24

4

Flanaghan, Thomas

29

5

Carlin, Ellen

2?

6

Walsh, Thomas

20

7

Shea, William

19

8

Cavanagh, Joseph

21

9

Cavanagh, John

20

10

Henerty,?  Samuel

30

11

Callaghan, Ellen

30

12

Callaghan, Johanna

8

13

Callaghan, Mary

9

14

Callaghan, Ellen

37

15

Callaghan, Bridget

6

16

Callaghan, Catherine

8

17

Turner, Thomas

20

18

Sullivan, Daniel

*6

19

Connor, Michael

40

20

Connor, Margaret

40

21

Connor, James

17

22

Connor, Catharine

15

23

Connor, Mary

15

24

Connor, Thomas

11

25

Manning, Michael

20

26

Collins, Thomas

20

27

Brian, Jeremiah

20

28

Brian, Margaret

26

29

Brian, Bridget

21

30

Brian, Johanna

2

31

Brian, Mary

2

32

Noonan, Edward

40

33

Mahoney, Jeremiah

33

34

Sullivan, Patrick

22

35

Daly, James

20

36

Daly, Timothy

20

37

Murphy, Dennis

20

38

Driscoll, Timothy

25

39

Atkinson, Eliza

25

40

Bowles, Patrick

27

41

Browne, John

20

42

Connor, John

25

43

Lovatt, Simon

20

44

Sullivan, John

20

45

Sullivan, Consta.

22

46

Sullivan, Daniel

19

 


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