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Port of Derry Ship List, 1847-1849

Port of Derry Ship List, 1847-1849 Authors: Research Centre, Derry Youth and Community Workshop, Ltd. and edited by Dessie Baker
Closson Press originally published this book in 1985. Out-of-print for several years, it is back by popular demand. Interesting facts about emigrants passing through the port of Derry, Ireland during the famine-period add historical value to this list of persons who came to America. Most passengers landed at Philadelphia, however, St. John, New Brunswick, and New Orleans were other ports to which ships of the John and Joseph Cooke company carried emigrants. Most of the passengers came from the poorer areas of Donegal, Derry, and Tyrone. 

Accommodations and provisions aboard ship are described. Each passenger list of the shipping company is shown separately giving the name of the ship, dates of the voyage and port of destination. The main passenger’s residence is usually shown followed by names of accompanying passengers, ages for most children. To make the work more useable, a computerized index of every passenger was made referring to page number of the listing. Information comes from microfilm copies of the J. and J. Cooke firm, held by the Record Office in Belfast. This record includes 7,839 names of emigrants.

2004, 8.5" X 11", Softbound, 107 pages
ISBN 1558564322

Price: $10.00

SKU: CP-525

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