Brig F. M. Mayhew
Unspecified Port, Bermuda to New York
31 August 1857
DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - PORT OF NEW YORK
I, Henry W. Harvey Master of the Brig F. M. Mayhew 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 District of New York, is a full and perfect list of all the passengers taken on board of the said Brig at Bermuda from which port 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. H. W. Harvey
Sworn to this 31st Augt. 1857 Before me J. N?i?? (and) J. ??oll
List or Manifest of all the Passengers taken on board the Brig F. M. Mayhew, whereof Harvey is Master, from Bermuda burthen 180 20/95 tons.
Columns represent: Names, Age (Years/Months), Sex, Occupation, The country to which they severally belong, The country in which they intend to become inhabitants, Died on the Voyage, Part of the vessel occupied by each passenger during the voyage. There were no deaths on board. All passengers were 'Cabin' class.
1 M^rs I. Durant 49 F None Bermuda New York
2 M^rs M. ?undry 26 F None Bermuda New York
3 Miss ? Ward 9y 6m F None Bermuda New York
4 Miss ? Nenry 2y 6m F None Bermuda New York
5 Robert Ward 32 M Gent^m Bermuda New York
6 Arli?? *Mll 45 M Gent^m Bermuda New York
7 Edwin A?fu? 15 M Gent^m Bermuda New York
The use of an * indicates an omission or error made by the original recorder.
The use of a ? indicates a word or letters that could not be read due to quality of original document.
The initials MI or MJ are signed partially over the 'Before me' declaration.
Person(s) sworn before: The writing is just a wavy line for the first name and the second name is very flourished.
The 'occupation' space for the females had no entry.
Passenger #2: ? appears to be a 'C'
Passenger #3: ? may be 'de' or an 'H' or a very fancy 'I'
Passenger #4: ? may be 'de' or an 'H' or a very fancy 'I'
Passenger #6: ?? may be 'ns'; there is a dot a little above the M and l
which may mean the name was Mill, however there is no line
where the 'i' would be.
Passenger #7: first ? may be an 'r' and the last ? may be an 'r'
This handwriting was difficult to decipher from comparison since the list
was so short.
(reference: National Archives and Records Administration, Film M237, Reel 178.)
This material made available through the generous permission of the Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild and the transcriber Diane Andreasen