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ship 'Northumberland', 1832

Title: ship 'Northumberland', 1832
Posted by: Michael Campbell on 20-07-2011

Discussion: Hi - I'm wondering if anyone could point to a ship's passenger list for the 'Northumberland', or any other info about it. It left Tobermory, Mull, in August 1832, bringing approx. 300 emigrants from South Uist to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Apparently, the ship didn't go to South Uist itself; rather passengers were ferried across the Minch from South Uist to Tobermory by Austin Crawford on his yacht.

In particular, I'm interested in whether an Iain Campbell might have been among the passengers (or perhaps some of his family). One of his son's, Seumas, was married to a MÃ iri MacEachern 'on the way out to Canada' at Tobermory.

Once in Cape Breton, the family settled an area that was mainly South Uist folk.

My source is an article from 1922 by Michael D. Currie (published in Teachdaire Nan Gaidheal in 1932-33) as it appears in AJ MacMillan's "A West Wind to East Bay".

Thanks,
Mike Campbell
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
soldierscove@gmail.com

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