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This site is dedicated to Peter J. McDonald's memory
as it was a very important project for him to have placed online
for all to search their roots from Scotland to Australia.

Highland and Island Emigration Society, HIES
"H.M.S. HERCULES"

The HIES Ship List information was generously supplied by
William "Bill" Clarke.

         Anyone wishing to obtain more information re: the "Hercules"
                       contact clarke_bicheno@hotmail.com

LIST OF EMIGRANTS ASSISTED BY THE HIGHLAND & ISLAND EMIGRATION SOCIETY AND EMBARKED ON BOARD THE SHIP "HMS HERCULES" WHICH SAILED ÊFROM CAMPBELTOWN FOR ADELAIDE AND MELBOURNE ON THE 26TH DECEMBER 1852.ARRIVED ADELAIDE 26th JULY 1853, MELBOURNE  7th AUGUST.
 
 
Surnames - BETHUNE, BROOKS, CAMPBELL, CUMMING, CUNNINGHAM, EVANS, FERGUSON, FINLAYSON, GILLIES, GLASFORD, GRANT, GREENLAW, JOHNSTON, KELLY, KIRKWOOD, LAING, MacASKILL,  MacAULAY, MacCRIMMON, MacCUISH, MacDIARMID, MacDONALD, MacGILLIVRAY, MacINNES, MacINTYRE, MacKAY, MacKEEGAN, MacKENZIE, MacKINNON, MacLEAN, MacLENNAN, MacLEOD, MacLURE, MacPHAIL, MacPHERSON, MacQUEEN, MacRAE, MacSWEEN, MacVICAR,  MATHESON, McBAIN, McDONALD, McDOUGALL, McGILVRAY, McINNES,  McKAY, McKINNON, McLEAN, McLEOD, McRAE, McSWAN, McTAVISH, MONK, MORRISON, MUNRO,  MURCHISON, NICHOLSON, PATERSON, ROBERTSON.

 
MacLEOD    ANGUS              58    STROND  HARRIS       LORD DUNMORE
    301            ANN                    57 
                      MARION             28
                      CATHERINE       26    Died in Port
                      CHRISTINA        22
                      CHRISTY            20
                      MARY                 18

MacLEOD       JOHN         27    (Son of Angus MacLeod)
                          LEXY         17    (Wife)

Hale strong man very eligible and desirable for Australia     P/N   £27-3-6 John & Lexy   stayed on "Hercules", rest arrived  in South Aust. on "Neptune", with exception of    Angus &   Christy aged 20,who have not been found.

MacKINNON      MALCOLM   44       STROND HARRIS    LORD DUNMORE
     302                   ANN               40 
                              NORMAN      20
                              JOHN              17
                             MURDOCH     13
                             RORY               10

Fine family of children but very poor and destitute.     P/N £18-12-6 (Two nieces No 311 included in P/N)     Family arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".

MacDONALD      EVANDER       26    GEOCRAB HARRIS    LORD UNMORE
     303                    MARION         25   Nee MacAskill 
                               CHRISTY          3
                               KENNETH        1

Poor destitute family.  P/N  £9.-6-6  Family arrived S.A. on "Hercules".

MacKINNON      EFFY       47    KINDULAVAIG    LORD UNMORE
      304                  MARY     17          HARRIS

Healthy women looks younger than she really is. Understands  dairy and farm work.
P/N  £7-0-6     Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules"

MacLEOD       ALEXANDER       58        ARDVEY         LORD DUNMORE
     305               MARY                  54        HARRIS
                          RODERICK          21
                          NEIL                     16

Poor Family     P/N  £21-18-7. Arrived in S.A. on"Hercules".

CUNNINGHAM   NORMAN   51   CUIDINISH  HARRIS    LORD DUNMORE
     306                     EFFY             40  nee McLeod 
                                ANN              18
                                CHARLES     17
                                DONALD      14
                               MARION        12
                               DONALD         9
                               MARY              5
                               MARION         2

Very destitute family. Lately dispossessed of his croft. 
Family arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".          P/N £28-15-5

MORRISON       JOHN    33   KYLES STOCKINISH   LORD DUNMORE        307                        ISABELLA      33   Nee McLeod               HARRIS
                              NORA               7

Eligible young couple. Nora daughter of Isabella's first  marriage. Returned to Harris in the 1870's.   P/N  £6-11-0     Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules"

CAMPBELL       RODERICK        48           LICHISTO       LORD DUNMORE
    308                   FLORA               48            HARRIS
                             ANN                   23
                            ANGUS               20
                            HANNAH           18
                            JOHN                  16
                            DONALD            14
                            FINLAY              10
                            DONALD             7

Healthy eligible family    P/N  £27-12-7 Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules" Sister of Roderick, Mary MacDonald, arrived in Hobart Town  25th July 1857 on "Persian". HIES No 946

McKINNON      MURDOCH          27   CLUER   HARRIS  LORD DUNMORE
     309                 MARY                   35 
                            CHRISTIANA         5
                            MARY                     2

Very poor family    P/N  £9-4-10  Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules"

MacASKILL     ANGUS              44   DIRICLET HARRIS   LORD DUNMORE
      310               CHRISTIANA       30   Died at Sea 
                           EFFY                      2
                           ANN                       1

First wife Effie Munro. Children,Angus, Mary, Roderick, Effie & Margaret. Christiana nee MacDonald Effy & Ann from this   marriage. Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules". 
P/N   £9-2-2     Christiana died 22nd July 1853. Angus married M. McKeegan No 349

MacKINNON      MARION          22      CLUER  HARRIS   LORD DUNMORE
     311                   CHRISTY          20 

Nieces of Malcolm MacKinnon family No 302.Arrived S.A. on "Hercules". Father John and  3 brothers, Donald, Roderick, & John sailed for Adelaide on  15th Aug. 1855 on board the "Royal Albert".

CAMPBELL      CHARLES       40     CLUER  HARRIS        LORD DUNMORE
    312                  MARION        40     Nee McLeod 
                            DONALD               8
                            MARGARET          5

McDONALD           ANN                 19   Children of Marion by
                                  DONALD         16   previous marriage

Brother of Roderick Campbell (308). Good family.  P/N £13-3-3 Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules". with exception of Ann MacDonald  who arrived on "Neptune".

CAMPBELL      JOHN             40   FINSBAY HARRIS       LORD DUNMORE
    313                  MARY            40 
                            DONALD       14
                            CHRISTY       12
                            MARY              9
                            ANGUS            6
                           MARGARET     2
                           Boy born at sea to Mary.

Poor family.    P/N   £16-19-9 Family arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".
(Roderick Campbell, wife Marion and 4 children, plus sister Marion sailed for Adelaide on 15th Aug. 1855 on board "Royal Albert" most likely brother of John.)

MacINNES        EWEN             57         LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
    314                  MARION          54        NORTH UIST
                            RORY               20
                            CATHERINE    25
                            JANET              21
                            MARION          18
                            CHRISTY         15
                            MALCOLM      14
                            ARCHIBALD    11    Died 3-3-1853

Healthy couple, first rate family. Appointed constable   and was found very active and efficient. Marion nee McAskill   sister of Donald 317 & John 320.       P/N   £32-19-9
Arrived S.A. on "Hercules", with exception of Marion aged 18   who arrived on "Neptune".

MacLEAN    ARCHIBALD       46   LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
     315           ANN                     38   Died 18th March        NORTH UIST
                      ALEXANDER      16
                      MURDOCH         14
                      EFFY                    12
                      ANN                     10
                      DONALD               8     Died at sea.
                     ARCHIBALD          3     Died at sea, Neptune.
                     MALCOLM            1     Died 22nd Feb. 1853

A very destitute family.    P/N  £22-15-0 
Alexander arrived S.A. on "Hercules", rest on "Neptune"

MacLEAN     ARCHIBALD     37       LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
    316             ANN                   30       Died at sea.                 NORTH UIST
                       NEIL                   12
                       ANN                     7
                       CHRISTY             4
                       HECTOR              1

Poor family.    P/N  £9-5-9  Arrived S.A. on "Hercules". Ann died 25th May 1853

MacASKILL        DONALD          60   LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
    317                    CHRISTY          57                                    NORTH UIST
                              JOHN                24
                              MALCOLM      19
                             DONALD          15
                             ALEXANDER   14

Hale man but wife weakly and looks older. Arrived S.A. on "Hercules".  P/N   £34-12-2

MacDONALD        JAMES           21   LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
   318                       MARGARET   22                   NORTH UIST

Son-in-law of Donald MacAskill No 317. This is the Stowaway
Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".                P/N  2-0-0

MacASKILL       ALLAN               34   LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
     319                  MARION            30              NORTH UIST
                             DONALD             3
                             ARCHIBALD       1

Son of Donald & Christy No 317. Eligible couple. P/N  £6-19-10
Arrived in S.A. on "Calabar", with exception of Archibald

MacASKILL        JOHN                55   LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
     320                   ISABEÞ             47                  NORTH UIST
                             RACHEL            25
                             PEGGY              23
                             RODERICK       20
                             MARION           19
                            CHRISTY           15
                            JANE                  14
                            MALCOLM       10
                           ANGUS                9
                           CHRISTY             5

Brother of Donald No 317. No stock or crop. Very poor  family. But a good one for Australia. Rachel & Christy  arrived in S.A. on "Neptune"; Marion & Jane on "Hercules";
rest of family on "Calabar".            P/N   £30-7-4

MONK            ARCHIBALD       65   LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
   321                CATHERINE       67                 NORTH UIST
                         MARY                 20
                         MARY                 16
                         JOHN                  28   Died, 14-2-1853
                        MARY                 30    Widow of John. Died 17-2-1853
                        ANN                     3
                        ARCHIBALD      INF   Died 23-2-1853

Healthy old couple. Eligible young women. P/N   £31-11-6  Died in hospital Haulbowline, John Monk aged 28 from North Uist,his widow Mary Monk and two children. Archy Monk his father & Cath. Monk his mother on board. His nearest relatives in Uist, Hugh Fraser, Knockantorran, Lochmaddy, his uncle and Mrs. Alex MacLean, Middlequarter, Lochmaddy his aunt. Family arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".

MacDIARMID      JOHN                34   LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
     322                     CATHERINE     28                 NORTH UIST
                                DONALD          INF

Son-in-law of Archibald Monk No 321    Son of John McDiarmid No 895.
P/N  £4-17-2        Eligible couple. Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules"

McLEOD           ALEXANDER       26    LOCH EPORT    LORD MacDONALD
  323                   MURDOCH           28                  NORT UIST
                          MALCOLM            23
                          MARY                    30
                          ANN                       24
                          MARION               20

Orphans, very eligible young people who promised not to go   to the gold-fields.
P/N   £9-13-0 Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules" Murdoch & Mary are not shown on
shipping Êlist, Murdoch witness to his brothers wedding, it is believed that Mary married Evander MacDonald, No 303, on the death of his first wife. Parent's name Roderick & Mary

MacCUISH       DONALD             35   LANGASS        LORD MacDONALD
   324                  MARGARET        30                   NORTH UIST
                           DONALD            13
                           JOHN                    8
                           LACHLAN            5
                          ALEXANDER        2
                          ANGUS                INF

Poor family. Arrived in S.A. on "Olivia".    P/N   £11-19-10  Margaret nee McLean

MacDONALD    ALLAN               27   LANGASS        LORD MacDONALD
    325                   MARGARET      25                   NORTH UIST
                            CATHERINE       INF
MORRISON     CATHERINE       24   Sister in law of Allan.

P/N  £26-17-3 McDonalds arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".
Catherine Morrison died 22nd Feb.1853.

MORRISON      PETER (Patrick)  26    LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
   326                    MARION           26                  NORTH UIST
                             DONALD            2
                            ALLAN            INF      Died Plymouth July 1853

Very Eligible man. Family with exception of Donald arrived  in S.A. on "Olivia".
P/N  £7-3-6

MacASKILL        ALLAN                32   LANGASS        LORD MacDONALD
     327                   CHRISTIANA      26                  NORTH UIST
                              MALCOLM        INF

Eligible couple. Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".  P/N  £4-5-2

MacPHAIL      DONALD          40   LANGASS        LORD MacDONALD
    328               MARION           38                              NORTH UIST
                        ALEXANDER    14   Married Jane McAskill No 320
                        CHRISTY          INF
                       ANN                   18    Sister of Donald
                       MALCOLM        20    Brother of Donald
                       RODERICK        36    Died  31-1-1853 Brother of Donald

Died at the Hospital Haulbowline, 31st January 1853, Roderick MacPhail, aged 36, a native of North Uist. Had no father or mother on board. His brothers Malcolm McPhail, mess 36, Donald and Angus, mess 23, and his sister Ann, mess 5 are on board. His nearest relations  in  Uist  are  Kenneth MacAskill, Malaglet Lochmaddy, Ê(his Uncle), and Mrs. Murdo Morrison, Middlequarter, Lochmaddy, (his Aunt). Donald's mother a MacAskill, sister of John, HIES No 320. Good Family. 
Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".   P/N    £14-13-3

MacPHAIL     ANGUS               41   LOCH EPORT     LORD MacDONALD
    329              MARGARET        32                      NORTH UIST
                        CHRISTY            10
                        CATHERINE         8
                        JOHN                    4
                        FINLAY                1

Angus brother of Donald No 328. Healthy family.
Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".     P/N   £10-11-6

MacDONALD       ALLAN               58   LANGASS        LORD MaCDONALD
     330                     ANN                   44                 NORT UIST
                                DONALD           26
                                CATHERINE      17
                                ARCHIBALD     14
                               ANN                    15
                               MARGARET         8
                               JOHN                    5
                              ARCHIBALD         3
                              FLORA                 19   (Niece of Allan MacDonald)

Strong man with a very eligible,but very poor family.  Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules". 
P/N   £7-16-11   Related to family 343

MacLEAN          EWEN                 48   LANGASS        LORD MacDONALD
    331                  MARGARET       35                 NORTH UIST
                            MARY                11
                           MARION              8
                           CATHERINE        5
                           NEIL                     2

Very destitute family.  Arrived in S.A on "Neptune".    P/N  £15-5-8

MacVICAR         DONALD          41   HOSTA          LORD MacDONALD
    332                   MARY               39                 NORTH UIST
                             NEIL                  20
                             MARGARET     16
                            NORMAN         13
                            DONALD          11
                            JAMES                8
                           CATHERINE       4
                           CHARLOTTE      2

A good subject for Australia, children small for their age  but healthy. Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".   P/N   £17-5-11  Donald & Mary died at Colac N.S.W.

MacVICAR         JOHN                41      BALESHARE      LORD MacDONALD
     333                  MARION           36                  NORTH UIST
                             MARY               14
                             ARCHIBALD    10    Died at sea "Neptune".
                            JOHN                   5
                            CATHERINE       3

Strong healthy couple, but very poor and destitute Arrived in S.A. on "Neptune".           P/N    £17-5-11

McBAIN          DONALD            46   BALESHARE      LORD MacDONALD
   334                CATHERINE       27   nee Robertson      NORTH UIST
                          LACHLAN         24   Died 26-3-1853
                         MARION            20   Wife
                         MARY                22
                         ANN                   20   Arrived S.A. on Hercules
                         CATHERINE      18   Arrived S.A. on Hercules
                        MURDOCH           7
                        CHRISTY              4
                        CATHERINE       25   Niece, father Norman McBain
                        ALEXANDER    INF   Died Cork 1st March 1853

MacDONALD     CHRISTINA     7   Children of Catherine's first
                              JOHN               4   marriage to John MacDonald

Man twice married, 5 children under 12. Approved in consideration of the adult females the family contains.     Another child Archibald born in Cork. Catherine 25, Marion &  Mary, (Mary with child born at sea) arrived in S.A. on   "Neptune"; rest of family arrived on "Olivia".        P/N    £21-19-1

  McKAY       NEIL                 34   BALELOCH       LORD MacDONALD
   335              PEGGY             26                   NORTH UIST
                       MARGARET      3
                       EWEN                1

Eligible young couple.     P/N   £7-7-10    Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".

MacDONALD        ARCHIBALD       40   BALESHARE   LORD MacDONALD
    336                       MARY                  40                  NORTH UIST
                                 MARGARET        11
                                 MARION               9
                                 RODERICK           7
                                 EFFY                     3

Very destitute family, children nearly naked. Archibald died   27th March 1853.
No record of family arriving in Aust. P/N  £13-14-2

FERGUSON         MURDOCH         48  CLADDICH       LORD MacDONALD
   337                      FLORµ                 46       KIRKIBOST      NORTH UIST
                              MARGARET        18
                              NEIL                     16
                              ANGUS                14
                              ANN                     12
                              JOHN                     9
                              CATHERINE         7
                             ANGUS                  1

MacDONALD   CATHERINE        25   Niece of Murdoch.

Man seems to have suffered from want of food, wife and children healthy. 
P/N  £23-18-5    Catherine McDonald arrived in S.A. on "Neptune". Ferguson   family arrived Vic. on "Bermondsey"

MacDONALD        MURDOCH          40   TIGHARRY        NORTH UIST
     338                      MARY                  25     Died 7th Feb.185ü
                                 CATHERINE          6
                                 CHRISTY               4
                                MARGARET           2
                                DONALD             INF  Died 14th Feb.1853

Healthy nice looking but very poor family.    P/N    £10-5-5
Died in hospital Haulbowline Mary MacDonald aged 26 from North Uist, Murdoch MacDonald her husband and 3 children, mess 27 aboard. Her nearest relations in Uist, Donald Cameron, Claddich Kyles, Lochmaddy, her father.  Died 14 Feb 1853, Donald MacDonald infant from North Uist.His mother died in hospital, Murdo MacDonald his father & 3 other children on board. Donald Cameron, Claddich Kyles, Lochmaddy, Grandfather of the deceased infant, is the nearest relation in Uist. Family arrived in S.A. on "Hercules". Murdoch married Catherine MacSwan, HIES No 376, on 28-5-1853 in Adelaide.

LAING        CATHERINE       43   BALEMORE       LORD MacDONALD
  339            MARGARET        17                 NORTH UIST
                    ANNE                  15
                    RONALD             14
                    ALEXANDER      11
                    FLORA                  7

Strong healthy woman, fine family of children. P/N  £14-12-9
Margaret arrived in S.A. on "Hercules", rest on "Olivia"  Name Link used in Australia

FERGUSON         ANGUS          27   BALEMORE       LORD MacDONALD
   339                      JANET           19                 NORTH UIST

Son-in-law of Catherine Laing. Eligible young people. Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules".

MacAULAY         CHRISTY         22   CLADDICH  KYLES
    339                    Cousin of Catherine Laing

Shipping records has Christy leaving "Hercules" in Adelaide,Other records state that she was given permission to travel to Melbourne with a relative.

MacINNES         ALEXANDER       40   GRIMINISH      LORD MaCDONALD
    340                   MARY                  38   Died at sea    NORTH UIST
                             RORY                   16
                             MARGARET        14
                             ÊÊÊÊÊ  JANET    12
                             DONALD              7
                             CATHERINE         5

Brother of Ewen McInnes No 348. Children small for their   age. Poor family.
P/N   £22-14-11 Janet married A. Morrison No 924   Arrived in S.A. on "Neptune".

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