JAMES BELL ,28, from Gallowsgate , Glasgow , Scotland transported for housebreaking. Tried in Glasgow. 7 years. Arrived on the YORK on 7-2-1831. Assigned to Paterson River. Certificate of freedom – 9.8.1838
WILHELMINA MCLEOD emigrated from Sutherland Shire Scotland, with her mother JANET MACKAY , two sisters and a brother on the JAMES MORAN arriving Sydney 11-2-1839. The family moved to the Hunter.
James and Wilhelmina married on 29-9-1840 at the Scots Church Paterson.
THERE WE ARE ! What a difference one letter makes. Forget the WAVERLEY except for general interest. The ship we are looking for is the JAMES MORAN which arrived in SYDNEY in FEBRUARY 1839.
THE MACKAY FAMILY STORY
The James Moran, a ship of 600 tons, sailed under Captain Ferguson and Dr McNee. It left Loch Inver and Loch Broom, on 21st October, 1838, and arrived at Port Jackson on the 11th February 1839. When it arrived, 210 passengers disembarked, including infants born on the voyage
Most of the 229 passengers on board were clearance victims. They came to Australia under Rev John Dunmore Lang’s Bounty Scheme. 2 people died on the voyage to Australia. The voyage took 113 days, sailing directly to Cape Town, where it arrived 26th December, 1838. 20 passengers left the ship there on New Year’s Day. The Jamnes Moran was apparently lost in the ice of the North Atlantice ca. 1857.
NOTE: “clearance victims”. For those interested – there is an excellent book called “The Highland Clearances” By John Prebbles. One should be able to get it via a library.
Most of the 229 passengers on board were clearance victims. They came to Australia under Rev John Dunmore Lang’s Bounty Scheme. 2 people died on the voyage to Australia. The voyage took 113 days, sailing directly to Cape Town, where it arrived 26th December, 1838. 20 passengers left the ship there on New Year’s Day.
2 of the 18 single female passengers on the “James Moran”
The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 12 February 1839, page 3. News
By the James Moran we receive the
following information. The British
King, with emigrants for this Port, was
to leave Lochenvar on the 1st November.
The Christina and Potentate were laid
on at Greenock, with merchandise for
this Colony ; also the Meta, Walker, via
the Mauritius. The Asia, with emigrants,
left Simons’ Bay, for this Port, two days
previous to the James Moran. The
James Moran spoke the Medusa in Bass’
Straits on the 9lh instant, bound to Java,
10 days from Sydney.
- Articles were published in the Grafton “Daily Examiner” by G. Dennes dealing with Clarence River families who had come out 100 years earlier from Scotland on the “William Nicol, Midlothian, Brilliant, St George, Boyne, James Moran and Lady MacNaughton” The original bound copies of the :Daily Examiner” are held at the Clarence River Historical Society in Grafton.Some early copies are in microfiche. Enquire at your nearest library with a F.H.Section. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nswbelli/transcripts/publications.html
Ship, Scottish Port of Origin and Date of Arrival in NSW
‘John Barry’ from Dundee 13/07/1837 ‘Hero’ from Leith 26/9/1839
‘William Nicol’ from Isle of Skye 27/10/1837 ‘Ariadne’ from Greenock 29/9/1839
‘Portland’ from Greenock 3/12/1837 ‘Glenswilly’ from Greenock 28/10/1839
‘Midlothian’ from Isle of Skye 12/12/1837 ‘Palmyra’ from Greenock 15/12/1839
‘Minerva’ from Greenock 23/01/1838 ‘Superb’ from Greenock 16/1/1840
‘Brilliant’ from Isle of Mull 24/01/1838 ‘Charlotte’ from Leith 19/1/1840
‘Duncan’ from Greenock 30/06/1838 ‘George Fyffe’ from Tobermory 25/1/1840
‘Lady Kennaway’ from Leith 12/08/1838 ‘Portland’ from Greenock 7/2/1840
‘William Rodger’ from Greenock 26/09/1838 ‘Henry Porcher’ from Isle of Skye 21/2/1840
‘Saint George’ from Oban, Scotland 15/11/1838 ‘Isabella Watson’ from Leith 20/9/1840
‘Portland’ from Greenock 22/12/1838 ‘Perfect’ from Greenock 26/12/1840
‘Boyne’ from Cromarty 2/01/1839 ‘Herald’ from Greenock 15/7/1841
‘Catherine Jamieson’ from Leith 19/01/1839 ‘Percy’ from Greenock 28/8/1841
‘Lady McNaughton’ from Cromarty 28/01/1839 ‘James Moran’ from Greenock 6/10/1841
‘James Moran’ from Loch Inver 11/2/1839 ‘New York Packet’ from Greenock 23/10/1841
‘British King’ from Tobermory 28/2/1839 ‘Trinidad’ from Greenock 6/11/1841
‘Asia’ from Cromarty 10/5/1839
Archibald married Flora Fraser, daughter of William Thomas Fraser and Catherine McGregor, September 21, 1840 in Jerrabomberra, NSW.3 Flora was born in 1815 in Lochbroom, Rosshire, Scotland, was baptised April 12, 1816 in Lochbroom, Rosshire, Scotland, died September 18, 1911 in “Kyloe” Adaminaby, NSW 4 at age 96, and was buried in Adaminaby Old Cemetery, Adaminaby, NSW.
More about Flora :
• Arrived: per ship ‘James Moran’, assisted immigrant, February 11, 1839, Sydney, NSW.
- CLAN MUNRO http://www.electricscotland.com/familytree/newsletters/munro/Clan%20Munro%20Newsletter%2015.pdf
the story of William Munro & Ann MacKay who came to Australia on the James Moran in 1839.
- WILLIAM FRASER On the 22nd October, 1838, the ship “JAMES MORAN”, set sail , for Australia on board were William, Catherine and their six children http://www.monaropioneers.com/fraser-wt.htm
- NLA MENTIONS OF JAMES MORAN 1838-39
- http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2548302 The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 12 February 1839, page 2
The emigrant ship James Moran is discharging her stores.