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Passenger List: Ship 'LORD DUNLUCE': Larne, Ireland to Charlestown, SC, October - December 1772

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Re: Passenger List: Ship 'LORD DUNLUCE': Larne, Ireland to Charlestown, SC, October - December 1772

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Surnames: Passenger List: Ship 'LORD DUNLUCE': Larne, Ireland to Charlestown, SC, October - December 1772
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Larne, Ireland to Charleston, South Carolina
20 December 1772

A letter published in the Belfast News-Letter., 1-4 June 1773, regarding the passage of the ship Lord Dunluce,James Gillis Master, which departed Larne, northern Ireland for Charleston, South Carolina.

This letter is transcribed from R.J. Dickson's Ulster Emigration to Colonial America 1718-1775 (2001,Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast) in Appendix F, pp. 290-291.

[Transcriber's Note: Based upon information in Appendix D, p. 254 of the above mentioned work,it is stated that this ship sailed 4 or 9 Oct 1772 and arrived 20 Dec 1772. One man and a number ofchildren died of smallpox. Of the estimated 400 passengers, 184 petitioned the South Carolina Councilfor survey warrants, for which from 100-450 acres were granted to each petitioner. A further referenceis made to J. Revill, A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina,1763-1773, pp. 121-124.]

For the Belfast News Letter. Charlestown, 15 January 1773

We the under named Subscribers, think it is a duty incumbent upon us to acquaint the Publick in general and ourFriends in particular, that we went on board from Larne the Ship Lord Dunlace(sic), a stout commodious Vessel,James Gillis, Master; and after eleven Weeks Passage we arrived at Charlestown in South Carolina (our passage beingprolonged by contrary Winds, which beat us so far North, and continuing to blow from the South West, detained us threeWeeks out of our Way.) But the Tediousness of our Voyage was rendered as agreeable to us as possible by the humane treatmentof our worthy Captain, and agreeable Company, together with the useful and timely Admonitions of our respected Friend, theRevd. William Martin, who never failed when the Weather and Time would permit, to preach the everlasting Gospel to us,the which we esteemed a singular Blessing. We had plenty of provisions of good Quality, and so would have had asagreeable a Passage, notwithstanding the Length of it, as any that ever was made from Ireland, had it not happenedthat the Small-pox broke out in the Vessel, which continued for some Time, and occasioned the Death of some Children;during which Time our Worthy Captain, and the Revd. Mr. Martin were duly employed visiting the Sick, and administeringCordials to their several Necessities, etc which Disorder would have caused us (according to the Laws of the Land) tohave road Quarantine six Weeks, had not our Captain, by his Application to a Friend of his, through whose kind Mediationwe obtained Liberty to go ashore the Day before the grand Court met, and got the Favour of being called upon to get ourWarrants before those that had landed before, with riding fifteen Days Quarantine, which was a Favour that not many havebeen favoured with. Again, our worthy Friend Captain Gillis and Mr. Martin did not cease, at the Expiration of our Voyage,to continue their fatherly Care over us, but used their utmost Endeavours to obtain Money to carry us to our Plantations, etc.Therefore, we invite all our Friends that intend to come to this Land, to sail with Captain Gillis if possible, as he isboth a solid cautious, and careful Captain as ever sailed in the Passenger Way; the which Opinion we were confirmed in bymeeting with some Passengers who landed near the same Time, and hearing of their Treatment, concluded that we would rather payCapt. Gillis something extraordinary, than sail with any other.

1 John Huey
2 Samuel Miller
3 Wm. Fairies
4 Charles Miller
5 John Craig
6 Wm. Humphrey
7 Archibald McWilliams
8 James Crawford
9 John Flemming
10 Richard Wright
11 James Sloan
12 Francis Adams
13 Wm. Adams
14 Wm. Miller
15 Samuel Barber
16 Hugh Owens
17 Wm. Greg
18 John Greg
19 James Brown
20 John Agnew
21 David Montgomery
22 John Baird
23 Alexander Fleming
24 Matthew Fleming
25 Wm. Crawford
26 Abraham Thomson
27 Robert Hanna
28 Charles Burnit
29 John Roarke
30 John McQuillen
31 George Cherry
32 Thomas Weir
33 David McQuestin
34 James McQuestin
35 Wm. Barlow
36 Samuel Fear
37 Gilbert Menary
38 James McLurkin
39 Richard McLurkin
40 Widow Mebin
41 Thomas McLurkin
42 James Blair
43 Brice Blair
44 Thomas Wilson
45 David Murray & Family
46 John McClenaghan
47 Archibald McNeel
48 James Wilson
49 Robert Jameson
50 Robert Reed
51 John Henring
A partial list transcribed and donated by Jim Culbertson, for theImmigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. 15 April 2015.
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