Re: [TSL] Ireland to Liverpool mid 1850`s
Susan Swiggum <> on 01/25/2013

Hi Vicki,

This is what Debbie Beavis wrote about British passenger lists.

>         Lists Not Available:
>     * Passenger lists are not available for ships travelling
>           o between ports in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England
>           o ferry boats, including Cross-Channel, North Sea and Irish
>             Sea ferries
>           o ships travelling between England and all European ports or
>             any ports which lie on the shores of the Mediterranean
>             Sea, including all islands in the Mediterranean, such as
>             Malta, UNLESS the ship's voyage started or ended outside
>             that area.
>     * Cruise ships
>     * Voyages which happened before 1890 unless it was one of the very
>       few lists which escaped the bonfire, but they are only for a few
>       arrivals in Queenstown between 1878 and 1888
>     * Ships bringing trans-migrants into the east coast ports in the
>       UK (Hull, Grimsby etc) from Scandinavia, Germany, Holland,
>       Belgium for example before shipping out through Liverpool, Leith
>       etc. You can only pick these up in British lists by finding them
>       leaving on transAtlantic ships or others bound for beyond-Europe
>       destinations. No Wilson Line arrival lists into Hull!
>     * You cannot find the names of passengers who boarded ships in
>       (say) Antwerp, which then called in to Dover or London for
>       example before continuing to the US, Canada etc. So if your
>       passenger boarded a Red Star Line ship in Antwerp which took on
>       more passengers in Dover en route for the US, you will not find
>       the names of those already on board when she arrived in Dover.
>     * Soldiers on purely troop-ship voyages
>     * Ships which sank before they reached their port in the UK.
Sorry I didn't have better news,


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On 1/25/2013 6:06 PM, vicki evans wrote:
> Hi
> Can anyone tell me please if there are any records for people leaving Ireland and arriving in Liverpool in the mid 1800`s.
> I am trying to trace the arrival of some ancestors to Liverpool. I know they came from Dundalk, Louth, Ireland first appear on the 1861 census, I think they may have arrived around 1855. I have a written family history which claims they arrived in 1847 and the mother was widowed but I don't think this is right so wondered if they would be recorded on a ships manifest anywhere which would tell me if the father was with them.
> I am looking for Mary Campbell, bc1801 Dundlak, Ireland, 4 dusghters (Bridget, Catherine, Lucy and Mary and a son - unsure of his name, Joseph or Nicholas I think). The husband was called Nathaniel Campbell born around 1801 Ireland as well.
> I suspect I may be told there are no records but thought it may be worth a shot!
> Thank you
> Vicki
> Possibly

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