Bermuda, West Indies to New York
21 February 1868
DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - PORT OF NEW YORK
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 refer. 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.