British Queen Passenger List, 1790
recorded by John Dye

 

Passenger list of the "British Queen" 1790

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."

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

1

£10.5.2

Ewing McMillan

Tenant

Laidnasery

Ardgour

2

2

1

1

1

1

£8.8.5

Donald McDonald

Do.

Laganachdrum

Glengarry

3

-

2

-

-

1

£10.18.6

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

-

£2.1.0

Allan McDonald

Tenant

4

-

-

2

-

-

£7.15.0

Donald McDonald

Do.

do

do

2

-

-

-

-

1

£3.17.0

John McKinnon

Do.

do

do

1

-

-

-

-

-

£2.1.0

Lachlan McKinnon

Do.

do

do

4

1

2

-

2

2

£15.9.0

Lachlan Campbell

Do.

do

do

3

-

-

-

1

1

£4.8.11
[/2.3.17]?

Donald McDonald
for Isabittas

Do.

do

do

-

1

-

-

-

-

£3.17.0

Donald McCarmich

Do.

do

do

1

-

1

-

-

-

£3.1.6

Donald Frazer

Smith

Ardnafouran

Arisaik

4

-

-

-

-

-

£11.16.0

John McKay

Tenant

do

do

1

-

-

-

-

-

£1.18.6

John Gillis

Do.

Beorarrd

N. Morar

2

-

-

-

-

2

£4.6.0

John McDonnell

Do.

Invergosurn

Knoidart

3

-

-

-

1

-

£5.18.111/2

Duncan McRae

Servant

--

--

1

-

-

-

-

-

£3.17.0

Donald Henderson do -- -- 1 - - - - £3.17.0
John McAulay Do. Frobart S. Uist 1 - - - - - £1.18.6?

Janet McDonald

Do.

--

--

-

-

1

-

-

-

£1.18.6?

TOTALS 50 4 9 6 8 10

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

John Dye