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This project will transcribe names of passengers found in announcements and articles in the New York Times. There will be brief summaries (as shown below) of each ship arriving or leaving New York. If names of passengers were found, there will be a clickable link to take you directly to that list of names. This is an ongoing project, check back often to see what has been added.

With thanks to Transcriber Diane McClay

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Featured New York Ships Passenger Lists on CD ROM
includes such items as New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists
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1624-31 July 1855: no receiving station
1 Aug. 1855-18 Apr. 1890: Castle Garden
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1 Jan. 1892-14 june 1897: Ellis Island
15 June 1897-16 Dec. 1900: Barge Office
17 Dec. 1900-1924: Ellis Island

New York Times" Thursday, Sept. 18, 1851
Isabella Bordeaux to New York Aug. 3, 1851

"In schr. Laura Jane, from St. Marks-Mrs. J. Steers, J. Lincoln."

"In brig Benj. L. Swan, from St. Croix-Mrs. Moore, child and servant, James Finley, James Percy, E. W. Towner."

“New York Times”, Friday, September 19, 1851 (issue 2), page 4
Passengers Arrived

In City of Richmond, steamer, from Norfolk

In Malabar (Britain), ship, from Dublin

In Baltimore, packet-ship, from Havre

In Cornelia, bark, from Smyrna

Marine Intelligence

Port of New York September 18, 1851

City of Richmond, steamer, Terry, Norfolk, 44 hours, mdse to Mailler & Lord

Baltimore, packet-ship, Conn, Havre, Aug. 19, 291 passengers and mdse. to Boyd & Hincken

Malabar (Britain), ship, Leeds, Dublin, 37 days, 247 passengers and ballast to T. [Wallron]

North America (Hamburg), bark, Peters, Hamburg, [34] days, 237 passengers and mdse. to R. Beck & Kunhardt

New (Norway), bark, Hein, Limerick, [43] days, [149] passengers and ballast to William Guion

Cornelia, bark, [Hutch…], Smyrna, July 22, wood and cargo to master

[Tri…] (Britain), brig, T/Falconbridge, Bremen, [51] days, 101 passengers and ballast to [?] Huffer

[This day’s paper was dark, smudged, poor quality, and difficult to read]

New York Times" Sat, Sept. 20, 1851
(issue 1), on page 4.

Some of the list was too faded and unreadable, so I could not transcribe it. Only 3 "ships" were mentioned in the "Passengers Arrived" above the "Marine Intelligence" report for "Port of New York, September 19, 1851".

"In brig, Emily, from Charleston-G. Whitman, Mary Jane, Ann, and Sarah Whitman, Charlotte R. Card, L. W. Martin, Cordelia Martin, and 10 in steerage."

Isaac Webb
"In packet-ship, Isaac Webb, from Liverpool-A. Harris, Mr. Harrison, lady, child, and servant, J. W. Arrowsmith, J. Brown, H. Pettengill and lady, Mrs. Porch, Sr., Mrs. Porch, Jr., Miss Mary Porch, Miss Fanny Porch, F. N. Wiggan, A. Whitney, J. Worthgate, J. Lamb."

John Colby
"In bark, John Colby, from Ponce, P. R.-John W. Labam and servant, Adolphus Porretta, Joseph de Leon, Mrs. Emeline Reguera, Masters Fred. [short for Frederick?], Reguera, Francis Reguera, Alfred Fredrick Mena."

“New York Times”, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1851, (issue 5), page 4
Passengers Arrived
In Cherokee, a steamer, from New Orleans

In Norma, a ship, from Havana

In Mary Morris, a bark, from Glasgow

Passengers Sailed
In Gold Hunter, a steamship, which left San Francisco on the 15th, for San Juan del Sul, bound to New York
Marine Intelligence
Port of New York September 22, 1851
Cherokee, steamer, Henry Windle, master Left New Orleans on the 13th, and Havana on the 17th, in ballast, and passengers to Marshall O. Roberts. Passed ship, Ashland, on the 16th, 50 miles north of Hatteras, steering north.

Hibernia, ship (of New Bedford), Clark, 45 days from London 20 passengers and mdse to the master. On the 3d inst., experienced a heavy gale from S. E., which shifted to N. W., carried away fore and mizzen-top-gallant masts, main-top-gallant royal yards, sails and cargo.

Norma, ship, Brown, 14 days from Havana, sugar, cigars and cargo to M. Taylor. The Norma brings as passengers, Major Kelby and Col Haines, late of the Cuban Expedition

Mary Morris, bark, Prottean, from Glasgow, Aug. 9, 207 passengers and mdse to Dunham & Dunon.

“New York Times” Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1851, (issue 6), page 1
Arrival of the Washington

The United States Mail steamer, Washington, Capt. George W. Floyd, arrived yesterday afternoon at 1:30. She left Bremen on the 5th, and Southampton, on the 10th inst., at 5 o’clock P. M., thus making the passage in twelve days and eighteen hours. Among her passengers, of whom a full list will be found in another column, are Capt. Brown, with the remaining officers and crew of the yacht, America.

We are indebted to Mr. Abraham Adams, clerk of the Washington, for the early delivery of English papers.

The Washington brought out a valuable cargo, and 180 passengers, and there were a great number of applications for additional berths, but they could not be furnished.

“New York Times”, Wed., Sept. 24, 1851, (issue 6), page 4
Passengers Arrived
In Washington, a U. S. Mail steamship, from Bremen

In Brother Jonathan, a steamship, from Chagres, via Savannah

In Sarah, a ship, from Glasgow

In Hendrik Hudson, a packet ship, from London

In Gipsey Queen, a Br. bark, from Dublin

In Florida, a steamship, from Savannah

In Argo, a ship, from Liverpool

Marine Intelligence
Port of New York September 23, 1851
Washington, a U. S. Mail steamship, George W. Floyd, commander, from Bremen, Sept. 5, via Southampton 10th, at 5 P. M. (12 days, 18 hrs.), with 180 passengers and 150 tons of freight to Moller, Sand & Rier, agents. Arrived at 1:30 this afternoon. Friday, Sept. 12, lat 50 30, lon 12 19, exchanged signals with an American ship showing Maryatt’s signals,

“New York Daily Times”, Thursday, Sept. 25, 1851, (issue 7), page 4
Passengers Arrived
In Africa, a steamship, from Liverpool

In Guy Mannering, a packet ship, from Liverpool

In London, a ship, from London

Marine Intelligence
Port of New York September 24, 1851
Africa, a Royal Mail steamship, Ryrie, Liverpool, Sept. 13 144 passengers and mdse to E. Cunard, Jr. The Africa sailed 12:20 P. M. At 4:30 P. M. passed the steamship, Canada, for Liverpool. On the 23rd, passed American bark, Globe, steering Westward; same day signaled ship, Guy Mannering, from Liverpool.

Brotheis, a bark, Murphy, 41 days, from Wexford (Ireland), in ballast and 126 passengers, to T. S. De Wolfe.

Guy Mannering, a packet ship, Edwards, from Liverpool, Aug. 30 744 passengers and mdse to Taylor & Merrill

London, a packet ship, Hebard, from London and Portsmouth, Aug. 23 400 passengers and mdse to Grinnell, Minturn & Co. On the 16th, on the Banks, boarded schooner, Decatur (of Marblehead) with 13,000 fish.

Articles and Index book pages copied by Diane McClay, April 4, 2003

“New York Times”, Friday, September 26, 1851 (issue 8), page 4

Passengers Arrived

In ship, Meta, from Bremen

In packet ship, Bavaria, from Havre

In brig, Swan, from Bermuda

Marine Intelligence

Port of New York September 25, 1851
Steamship, Roanoke, Richmond, via [Petersburg] and Norfolk

Ship, Clara Ann (of Bath), Reed, 10 days from [Bristol], Eng., with 20 passengers and mdse. to master.

Ship, May Flower (of Bath), [Crocket], 28 days from Liverpool, with 337 passengers and mdse. to master

Ship, General Washington (of Alexandria), [Berry], [38 days] from Rotterdam, and 34 days from Plymouth (Eng.), with [264] passengers and mdse. to master

(To be continued....)

“New York Times”, Sat., Sept. 27, 1851, (issue 9), on page 4

Passengers Arrived
In bark, Canada, from Neuvitas

In ship, Robert Parker, from Liverpool

Marine Intelligence

Port of New York September 26, 1851

Ship, American Union, (of Damariscotta), Healy, [35] days from Liverpool, 510 passengers and mdse. to Crosby, Crocker & Basset. The American Union had 3 deaths, and 1 birth on this passage.

Ship, Robert Parker, (of Portsmouth), 36 days from Liverpool, 230 passengers and mdse. to Harnden & Co.

Ship, Josephine (of Bath), Bornholm, 34 days from Bristol, 26 passengers and railroad iron to master.

Bark, Leontine (Bremen), Thormann, 36 days from Bremen, 128 passengers, in ballast to Stolz & Guildemeister

(To be continued...)

“The New York Times”, Monday, September 29, 1851, (issue 10), page 4

Passengers Arrived

In steamship, Baltic, from Liverpool

In bark, Cosmo, from Bristol

In steamship, City of Richmond, from Richmond

In packet ship, Havre, from Havre

In steamship, Union, from New Orleans

In bark, Odessa, from Cork

Marine Intelligence

Port of New York September 27, and September 28, 1851
U. S. Mail steamship, Baltic, Comstock, from Liverpool Sept. 17, at 2 P. M., with pass. and mdse. to E. K. [Cellins] & Co.

Steamship, Union, Budd, 7 days and 7 hours, from New Orleans with pass. and mdse. to Spoffard and Tileston & Co.

Steamship, City of Richmond, Terry, from Richmond, with pass. and mdse. to Mailler & Lord. 34 hours from Norfolk, Sat., at 2: 30 A. M., 20 miles north of Barnegat, was run into by a topsail schooner, name not known, her jib boom striking the steamer on her larboard side, just abaft the main rigging, and carrying away mizzen stays and larboard mizzen rigging, with 50 feet of monkey rail and quarter boat [dav…], damaged smoke stack and stove galley.

Packet ship, Havre, Mulford, from Havre, Sept. [3], and [the] Lizard, the 5th, with 303 pass. and mdse. to M. Livingston.

Ship, Georgia, (of Boston), Soule, Cardiff, 28 days, with 6 passengers and railroad iron to W. T. Weld & Co.

Bark, Cosmo [Gosmo], (British), Outerbridge, from Bristol, Aug. 30, with 57 pass., and mdse. to E. S. Innis & Co.

Bark, Plymouth, Perkins, from Madeira, Aug. 23, with 4 pass. and wines to March & Benson, vessel to Foster & Nickerson. Left U. S. Brigs, Porpoise, Lieut. Leerdwier, recruiting; Perry, Lieut. Foote, do.; Brig Xenophon, Moxey, for New York, Sept.1.

Bark, Odessa (British), Selly, 34 days from Cork, with 146 passengers, and in ballast to Grinnell & Minturn

Brig, Gotha, (Swedish), Zackrisson, 57 days from Gottenburg, with 42 pass. and iron to Funcke & Meincke

Brig, Veloz, (Spanish), Garettino, Agure, 30 days, from St. Jago de Cuba, with 13 pass. and sugar, to order.

“The New York Times”, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1851, (issue 11), on page 4

Passengers Arrived
In steamship, Merlin, from St. Thomas, Bermuda

In steamship, Marion, from Charleston

In packet ship, Waterloo, from Liverpool

In ship, George Green, from Liverpool

In ship, Angelique, from Amsterdam

In ship, Tennessee, from Havre

In brig, Francis Fabers, from St. Jago de Cuba

In packet ship, Victoria, from London

In ship, Niobe, from Newport, Wales

In ship, Atlantic, from Antwerp

In ship, Ashburton, from Antwerp

Marine Intelligence

Port of New York September 29, 1851
Br. Mail steamer, Merlin, Samson, from St. Thomas, the 20th, and from Bermuda, the 26th, to E. Cunard.

United States Mail Steamship, Alabama, Ludlow, Savannah, 58 hours, to S. L. Mitchell [no passengers, or cargo mentioned]

U. S. Mail steamship, Marion, Berry, Charleston, 58 hours, with passengers and mdse. to Spofford, Tileston & Co.

Packet ship, Waterloo, Harvey, Liverpool, Aug. 31, with 352 passengers and mdse. to Robert Kermit & Co.

Ship, Charlotte Reed, (of Bath), Weeks, Bremen, 25 days, with 197 passengers and mdse. to Poppe & Co.

Ship, George Green, (of New Orleans), Redmond, 23 ds. fm. Liverpool, with 380 passengers and mdse. to Harnden & Co.

Ship, Angelique, Samuels, from Amsterdam and New Diep, Aug. 29, with 171 passengers and mdse. to Schuehard & Gebhardt The Angelique had 6 deaths on this passage.

Ship, Tennessee, Cook, 23 days from Havre, with 208 passengers and mdse. to Eagle & Hazard

Ship, Suniata, (of Baltimore), Burnham, from Liverpool, Sept. 1, with 294 passengers and mdse. to Martin Brown

Packet ship, Victoria, Champion, from London and Portsmouth, Sept. 1, with 370 passengers and mdse. to John Griswold

Ship, Niobe, Thomas, Newport, Wales, Aug. 25, with railroad iron to order [No mention of passengers.]

Ship, Atlantic, Lamb, Antwerp, Aug. 24, and 30 days from Flushing, with 266 passengers and mdse. to E. D. Hurlbut & Co.

Ship, Ashburton, (of Providence), Williams, Antwerp, 24 days, with 209 passengers and mdse. to Funck & Meinche Bark, Florentine, (Hamburg), Lafyre, 42 days from Hamburg, with 151 passengers and mdse. to E. Bech & Kunhardt

Ship, Carrington, (of Providence), Palmer (late Abbot, who died on April 26), from Shanghae April 22, teas, silks, & C., to Bucklin & Crane. July 31, James Butt died of dysentery.

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