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Poor Law passengers from Poplar Union
Co. Cork

Updated 12 Jan 2004

Transcribed from public records by Patty Pickett and posted here with her kind permission.

Tucked in amongst the master lists for 1867 and 1868 was a copy of a passenger list I made from one of the microfilms. I copied it not because I knew anybody but because of its point of origin. The copy is bad and I can't read some things but will do the best I can.

Account of Poor Law Passengers from the Poplar Union embarked aboard the SS Thames, John Pinkerton Master for Quebec

William Hurley age 21
Samuel Pitt age 25
Henry Keymes(maybe not) age 27, with Dorothy 22, Henry 5, William 2, Philip 1,
John Phoenix looks like age 23, and Elizabeth age 19
John White age 18
John Kirby age 37, Mary 39, Walter 18, Ellen 17, John 14, Mary Anne 11, Stephen ? 10, Julia 7,
Henry Hill 40, Christina 37, John 16, James 10, Clark 7
Richard Argent 39
William White 30
John Thomas 28, Caroline 22, William 2, and looks like Ramona
Jerry Fairbrother? 35, Bridget 31, Ellen 11, Eliza 10, Elizabeth 6, Mary 1
Clarke Thomas 31 not sure of the name and the three children I can't see either as it's at the bottom of the page.
Timothy Boylan, again maybe, age 29
Daniel could be Cahill of Coffee age 29
William Lawson age 26
John Riley 35, Mary 36, Mary 6, Catharine 3, Bridget 4 months
Thomas Sullivan 35, Mary 35, John 12, Thomas 10
Daniel Haley 39, Catherine 39, John 14, Daniel 12, Margaret 7, James 5, Catherine 3, William 1
Frances Haley could be 25 or 35, Mary Ann 24 or could be 29, Francis 3
Carraway or Garraway, Henry 23, MaryAnn 20, John 3, Catherine 1
Donald Stewart 39, Bridget 34, Donald 6
John Gardner 29, Caroline 25, John William 6, Joseph James 4, next child's name not readable but maybe Catherine 2
Charles or Clarke Allen age 28, Catherine 22, Edward 1
Shewell or Showell, Joseph 23, Anne 22, Eliza 1
Daniel Mahoney 23, Harriet 23
John Ryan 38, Ann 42
James Milom or Milton maybe 26, Catherine 28, John 4
William Ronan 20
William Daye or Raye 29
James Francis 25, Fanny 6, Charles 4, Joseph 1 1
John Allen 30, Honorah 32
Catherine McCarthy 39, Dennis 19, Mary 16, John 13, Catherine 10
Harnett maybe, Samuel 32, Margaret 27, John 9, Richard 7, Thomas 4, Margaret 9 months
Richard Ronan 22
Alfred Key 25, Emma 25, George 2
Henry Vo??? age 20 (voise?)
Jeremiah Crowley 30
Charles Eaton 29
John Soffee? 30, Anne 28, James 6, Albert 4 Sarah Ann, 2
next name could be Bays, or Bary or Boyce even, John 24, Margaret 24, John 2
James Sullivan 21
Robert Argent 21
John Hand 30
James Finch or Frink 22
Robert Sykes 19
John Patman 21
Frances Parker 19
Sara Oliver 21
George Kirkman 23
John Hulley 38, Mary 35, Francis 9, JohnThomas 7, William Baird 3
Catherine Down 24
Daniel Davey 39, Elizabeth 39, William J 10
Hugh Smith age 40, Thomas 24, Anne Junior 5
Julia Crowley 26, Margaret 12, Johannah 10, Jeremiah 3, Ellen 3 months

At the bottom it says 147 souls equals 116 and a had adults and that "I thereby certify that I am satisfied that the above person were well treated on the voyage from London to Quebec, that they were safely landed and that they were respectively paid the money due from Landing" and signed by Pinkerton. Some monetary amounts of "10" were listed next to each child's name.

I pass this along in conjunction with the 1867 and 1868 lists for two reasons -- the ship the Thames is listed on the master lists, but I neglected to jot down the correct date of sailing it is 1867.

I did some research and discovered that the Poplar Union was at the North end of the Isle of Dogs about two miles to the east of the City of London and remaining records for the Poor Law Union might possible be in the London Metropolitan Archives. Poplar as described as a well known district in the docklands of London.

You will note several sailing's of the Thames from London to Quebec and based on my research it seemed to sail with Poor Law passengers.

If you have any reason to think your relatives might have gone that way good idea to check it out.

Notice there are some Crowley, Sullivan, Riley names on this.

None of my folks here but I pass it along as I learned a lot from it and it just might be what you need.

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CENSUS & SHIP LISTS

http://www.census-online.com/links/index.html Census Online
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http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/indexshp.htm The Olive Tree Genealogy Index To Passenger Lists
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SHIPS PICTURES

Ships' Pictures in the National Library of Australia
Ships' Pictures in the State Library of Victoria
Immigrant Ships
Ships' Pictures - suspect link
The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

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Address: Marine Museum, 1000 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606.

They have photos and other information on Ships. The Lyke ships, I believe were special cargo ships. There is also a web site for pictures and information on Liberty ships, And some C ships and V ships. I do not believe that you will fine your ships among them. Another source for W.W.II. Armed Guard and Merchant Marine: USN Armed Guard, 5712 Partridge Lane, Raleigh, NC 27609. They also are able to send a list of crew members,

The multi volume hardbound "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships" published by the Navy Dept. will have this info. If you can't find it in a local library, ask the research librarian at your local public library to request photocopies of the pages for these ships via Interlibrary Loan.

Lyke's ships were not fighting ships. They were commercial. During the war time they would carry guns. These were manned by the USN Armed guard. I was one for four years. The last ship I was on carried 3 3 "50, 12 20mm and a 5 inch. for subs and aircraft. Depending upon our mission we might carry cargo, GIs, be hospital ship or German prisoners. You will not find the Penelope Barker in fighting ships. USN at that time did carry female names.

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To Request a search of the Passenger Arrival Records -
to do this email your request for Form 81 from the NARA:
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For Data on Steamship Arrivals to the US a primary guide is:
Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals

Ship Listserv Group
TheShipList-L@rootsweb.com

Ship Information
National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside Maritime Records Centre Albert Dock Liverpool L3 4AA Great Britain maritime@nmgmmh1.demon.co.uk

Links checked 31 Oct 1999


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