Schooner Peerless

Schooner Peerless

Bermuda to New York
11 July 1859

DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - PORT OF NEW YORK

I, W^m S Doe Master of the B^r Sch^r Peerless do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear that the following List or Manifest,subscribed by me, and now delivered by me to the Collector of Customs of the Collection District of New York, is a full and perfect list of all the passengers taken on board of the said Sch^r at Bermuda from which port said Sch^r 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.
(Signed) W^m S Doe

Sworn to this 11 July 1859
Before me (Signed) JWhite DC

List or Manifest OF ALL THE PASSENGERS taken on board the Sch^r Peerless whereof Doe is Master, from Bermuda burthen 205 tons.

Columns represent: Name, Age, Sex, Occupation, The country to which they severally belong, The country to which they intend to become inhabitants, Died on the Voyage, and Space Occupied. No deaths were recorded on the voyage and this column has been omitted from the transcription.

  1  E. H. P. Elderton 25  m  Officer   Gt Britain Gt Britain Cabin
  2  Harriet Elderton  20  f  Wife      Gt Britain Gt Britain Cabin
  3* Al?n Elderton      1  m  Child     Gt Britain Gt Britain Cabin
  4  Lucretia Durrel   20  f  Servant   Bermuda    Gt Britain Cabin
  5  M. H. Hale        22  m  Officer   Gt Britain Gt Britain Cabin
  6  J. H. Washington  40  m  Painter   Bermuda    Gt Britain Cabin
  7  D. A. McCale      16  m  Clerk     Bermuda    Gt Britain Cabin
  8  E. Ketchan        45  m  Lawyer    UStates    UStates    Cabin
  9  D. P. Ketchan     14  m  Boy       UStates    UStates    Cabin
 10  ?. J. Ketchan     12  m  Boy       UStates    UStates    Cabin
 11  S. S. J. Frith    35  m  Merchant  Bermuda    UStates    Cabin
 12  Henriette Frith   30  f  Lady      Bermuda    UStates    Cabin
 13  T. F. Frith       10  m  Boy       Bermuda    UStates    Cabin
 14  Cath^n Lightborn  55  f  Lady      Bermuda    Gt Britain Cabin
 15  Jo^s Hill         40  m  Captain   Bermuda    UStates    Cabin
 16  George Hill       19  m  Sailor    Bermuda    UStates    Cabin
 17* Ruth ?uton        55  f  Lady      UStates    UStates    Cabin
 18* Loui?? W ?uton    20  f  Lady      UStates    UStates    Cabin
 19* Elz? H ?uton      22  f  Lady      UStates    UStates    Cabin
 20  Eliza Tucker      35  f  Lady      Bermuda    Gt Britain Cabin
 21* Lu?? Watson       14  f  Lady      Bermuda    Gt Britain Cabin
 22  Ines Tucker        4  f  Child     Bermuda    Gt Britain Cabin
 23  W^m Lightborn     35  m  Merchant  Bermuda    Gt Britain Cabin
 24  L. Davenport      15  m  Boy       UStates    UStates    Cabin
 25  J Buzzard         30  m  Seaman    Gt Britain Gt Britain Steerage
 26  A. Highland       28  m  Baker     UStates    UStates    Cabin
 27  Mary Butterfield  28  f  Servant   Bermuda    Gt Britain Cabin
 28  W. Wilson         50  m  Seaman    UStates    UStates    Steerage
 29  E. Snorten        25  m  Seaman    UStates    UStates    Steerage

                                          (signed) W^m S Doe


Transcriber's Notes:

*  An asterisk indicates an error on the part of the original recorder, not the
   transcriber, or is used to call your attention to additional information in the
   Transcriber's Notes below.

?  The use of a ? indicates a word or letters that could not be read due to quality
   of the original document.

^  The use of a ^ indicates that the letter/letters following are superscripted.

The transcription preserves the original spelling.

The manifest scribe did not number the passengers; the numbers have been added by 
the transcriber to aid with referencing.

All ditto marks on the original manifest have been replaced with the actual words 
indicated.

The manifest scribe used vertical lines probably to indicate 
continuation/duplication of the last written word(s).

The manifest scribe used a Germanic letter resembling 'fs'; to aid in reading, these
have been transcribed to 'ss'.

 3 First name could be Alen or Alon.
17-19 Surname could be Tuton or Yuton.
18-19 Ending of first names illegible.
21 Ending of first name illegible.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, Film M237, reel 193, list 667
This material made available through the generous permission of the Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild and the transcriber Judy Caine