Passenger list of the "British Queen"

1790


This passenger list was compiled and supplied to "The Island Register" by Kristen McKay Willard, McNerthney@msn.com.


The British Queen's passengers were part of the migration of Scots Catholics from Clanranald's Estates, and departed Scotland from Arisaig one month later than the "Lucy" and "Jane".

James P. Lawson, in the "'Lucy','Jane', and the Bishop" states, "'The British Queen' passengers sailed a month after the 'Lucy' and 'Jane' emmigrants, the former sailing to Quebec City. From there they are said to have travelled to the Montreal area, but it was apparently another full year before they settled in their permanent home near Johnstown (Cornwall), in Upper Canada, where they apparently had relatives amongst the established population.", and then, "Most, but not all of the passengers on "The British Queen" were from different parts of the Clanranald estates than the "Lucy" and "Jane" emigrants, but there is some overlap."

Kristen notes the following: "This list follows much the same pattern as the preceeding two (Jane and Lucy), but is more systematic about occupation, and includes a column labelled "amount", which clearly records the passage money paid by the several families. Certain key amounts recurr, but not all adults appear to have paid the same, some paying L3 17s, another L2 1s, and several L1 18s 6d. In any event, although these were extremely low rates by contemporary standards, they again indicate that it took capitol to emigrate. The original list is in the Public Archives of Canada."

From Lloyd's Register:
BRITISH QUEEN
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed
Master: Captain Denniston
Tonnage: 191 tons
Construction: 1786 in Greenock
Owners: Hunter & Co.
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: Greenock

British Queen - Sailed from Arisaig - 1790
Name Trade Farms Country 12+ 8-11 6-8 4-6 2-4 -2 Fare
Donald McAulay Smith Frobert S. Uist 3 1 2 -- 1 110.5.2
Ewing McMillan Tenant Laidnasery Ardgour 2 2 1 1 1 18.8.5
Donald McDonald do Laganachdrum Glengarry 3 -- 2 -- -- 110.18.6
Dougald McMillan do Drumulu Moidart 2 -- -- 1 1 --4.12.41/2
Duncan Gillies do Ronasick N. Morar 7 -- -- ---- --13.9.6
Angus McLellan Taylor Laganachrum Glengarry 2 -- -- 1 1 -- 4.12.41/2
Peggy McDougal -- Cleadale Egg 1 -- -- 1 -- -- 2.1
Allan McDonald tenant do do 4 -- -- 2 -- -- 7.15
Donald McDonald do do do 2 -- -- -- -- 1 3.17
John McKinnon do do do 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2.1
Lachlan McKinnon do do do 4 1 2 -- 2 2 15.9
Lachlan Campbell do do do 3 -- -- -- 1 1 4.8.11/2,3.17
Donald McDonald
for Isabittas
-- do do 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3.17
Donald McCarmich do do do 1 -- 1 -- -- -- 3.1.6
-- do do do 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3.1.6
Donald Frazer Smith Ardnafouran Arisaik 4 -- -- -- -- -- 11.16
John McKay Tenant do do 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1.18.6
John Gillis do Beorarrd N. Morar 2 -- -- -- -- 2 4.6
John McDonnell do Invergosurn Knoidart 3 -- -- -- 1 -- 5.18.11/2
Duncan McRae Servant -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3.17
Donald Henderson do -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3.17
John McAulay do Frobart S. Uist 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1.18.16
Janet McDonald do -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- 1.18.16
Totals -- -- -- 50 4 9 6 8 10 --


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