Brig Excelsior

Brig Excelsior

Bermuda, West Indies to New York
21 February 1868


I, O. Cooper, Master of the Brig Excelsior, do solemnly, sincerely, and truly swear that the following List or Manifest, subscribed by me, and now delivered by me to the Collector of the Customs of the Collection District of New York, is a full and perfect List of all the Passengers taken on board the said Brig at Bermuda, from which Port the said Brig has now arrived; and that on said List is truly designated the age, the sex, and the occupation of each of said passengers, the part of the vessel occupied by each during the passage, the country to which each belongs, and also the country of which it is intended by each to become an inhabitant; and that said List or Manifest truly sets forth the number of said Passengers who have died on said Voyage and the names and ages of those who died. So help me God. (Signature) Orville Cooper.

Sworn to this Feb'y 21 1868,
Before me. (Signature) R???????, D.C..

List or Manifest of ALL THE PASSENGERS taken on board the Brig Excelsior whereof O. Cooper is Master, from Bermuda, burthen 140 Am / 120 Br tons.

Columns represent: given name and surname, age, sex, occupation, the country to which they severally belong, the country in which they intend to become inhabitants, and the part of the vessel occupied during the voyage. Since no one died during the voyage, this column is omitted in this transcription.

1  Rev. H.C. Lowrey       30y3m   Male   Minister   Bermuda    U.S.   Cabin
2* S.R. Demscombe         41y3m   Male   Cle???     Bermuda    U.S.   Cabin
3* Geo A Kerman           42y7m   Male   Laborer    Bermuda    U.S.   Cabin
4  Thos Kelly             56y4m   Male   Laborer    Bermuda    U.S.   Cabin
Transcriber's Notes:

  A question mark (?) indicates a letter or a number that can not be
  transcribed definitely.

  An asterisk (*) indicates either difficulty in deciphering the handwriting of
  the manifest or something in the Transcriber Notes to which the reader should

2  Passenger's Occupation appears to be written as "Clercs", perhaps implying
   a "Cleric" (as is the passenger above), or "Clerk".
3  Surname is either "Kernnan" or "Kerman".

(reference: National Archives and Records Administration, Film M237, Reel 291, list 130. )  This material made available through the generous permission of the Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild and the transcribers  Phil Buckley and Harry Green.