Per Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co.'s Soukar, Captain Croker from London, March 1.
Saloon: Burt Alfred Fox Miss C. Greenway Mrs Harby Edward Harker W.J. James Spencer A. Keswick A.J. McAndrew J.F. Spencer Harrison Trevithick Mrs A. Trevithick Blanche Trevithick Florence Trevithick Geofrey Trevithick J.G. Trevithick Winnie Second Cabin: Cairn E.J. Cornish Geo. Kennedy A. Leith Miss J. Leith Mr Marshall Charles E. Robertson John Strathearn John Wadley H. Steerage: Barnett Fenwick Clolus Jane Clolus John Clolus John Clolus Mary Clolus Peter Egan Patrick Flowers N. Gale William Giere John E. Horsman Chas. James Florence James William McCullagh Mr A. McDermott Bridget McDermott John Mitchell James W. Phillips Frederick Phillips John Phillips Mrs Shafts Thomas A. Smith Wm. Taylor Arthur
Why the Irish left from Clyde or Liverpool?
Some of the Irish immigrants that arrived in Scotland only stayed long enough to earn money to transport themselves to the Colonies or America, others left when family members sent money over for them to leave as so they could join their families again. Due to competition, trans-Atlantic travel was much less expensive from Scottish or English ports than from Irish ports. Certainly the case from Liverpool. Plus there was a better selection of ships and had cheaper fares, the same reason why so many also left from Liverpool in England. People emigrated on ships from the Clyde because Glasgow was then a centre of world shipping unlike the Irish ports which were pretty small. Also most immigrant ships from Ireland were dedicated immigrant ships with many of them of dubious seaworthiness, mostly they would be heading for the USA or Canada. In addition there was often more work available for a person to earn the money for passage in these areas. Liverpool was serviced by many ferry boats, departing from Ireland, landing in England, not a very long voyage. The century was constantly changing, including modes of transportation, and reasons for departing; Liverpool and Lyttelton were destinations, not of choice, but by demand. Ships of the sail era wanted to pick up passengers, crew and foodstuffs from one, convenient location, Liverpool or London. The cost of passage depended on the type of ship, sail or steam, dependent then on the year of departure, as technology advanced, from reciprocating steam engines, later to turbine types, - the cost in 1900, via steam third class or steerage was vastly less than 1850 sail. The Irish who departed up to about 1840-1890 were mostly financed by relatives already in America or the Colonies.