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,
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.
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.
- THE SHIP’S LIST
Name of Ship James Moran
No. of Adult Passengers 136
THE SUTHERLAND SHIRE
- http://www.archives.lib.ed.ac.uk/geog/l/1838/ Loch Broom (Scotland) UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH LIBRARY
- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coigach/ullapool.htm Ullapool, Lochbroom
- http://www.lockershappyvalley.com/ LOCKERS HAPPY VALLEY
- Edinburgh Calotype Club http://www.nls.uk/pencilsoflight/history.htm
- http://members.tripod.com/~lemac2/index-18.html NORTH SYDNEY MCLEODS NEWFOUNDLAND
- http://www.glengarrynow.com/castle.html Invergarry Castle Ancestral home of the MacDonells of Glengarry
- Pictou County NOVA SCOTIA http://www.parl.ns.ca/placenames/pictoua.html
EMIGRANTS & EMIGRATION www.cranntara.org.uk
The clearances had a lot of sub factors which were responsible for the mass waves of emigration. The collapse of the kelp industry,extreme poverty, the potato famine all made a new life abroad seem desirable. Promised by landowners that emigration would give them a new beginning and afar better way of living, for many it was not until they reached foreign shores that they realised that it was in fact hardship and poverty they faced
‘S i seo an dùthaich ‘s a bheil an cruadal
Gun fhios do’n t-sluagh a tha tigh’nn anall.
Gur h-olc a fhuaras oirnn luchd a’ bhuairidh
A rinn le’n tuairisgeul ar toirt ann’.
Scottish Voice radio program NOVA SCOTIA http://www.scottishvoice.org/Places/CapeBreton/CB/CapeBreton_Places.html
From 1815 to 1838 Nova Scotia received approximately 22,000 Scottish immigrants, most of them were from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Between 1826-1827, approximately 2,000 Scots left from Tobermory and Stornaway, Scotland for Cape Breton Island.
1835 saw approximately 3,500 departed from Stornaway, Oban and Campbelton. Others came from places in the Highlands and Islands such as Strath Glas, Moidart, Knoydart, Lochaber, the Inner Hebrides, Lewis and Harris, Barra, the Uists, Sutherlandshire and Wester Ross.
http://www.tain.org.uk/guestbook.asp TAIN GUEST BOOK
- Moidart Emigration from 1772 – 1860 http://www.moidart.org.uk/justus/restricteddataset/moidartemigration.htm
- Old harbours in northern and western Scotland http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol_117/117_265_352.pdf
- What can be discovered about your Scottish ancestors? http://www.ancestor.abel.co.uk/index.html