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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

 
MacGILLIVRAY     ALEXANDER      27   SUISINISH   LORD MacDONALD
      381                       MARY                  25
                                   JANET                 Inf. Died at sea 21-6-1853

Eligible young couple.  Mary daughter of William McRae and  his wife Margaret McKinnon of Suisinish. No 389   P/N  £3-7-0
Alexander & Mary arrived Vic on "Bankers Daughter"

MURCHISON        JOHN            27   GLENGASCO      LORD MacDONALD
     382                      ANN              23

No Aid. Appointed constable.Went to his brother in South Geelong. (H.I.E.S. No 58 )
Arrived Vic. on "Hercules"

KELLY            PETER               49   BORERAIG       LORD McDONALD
   383                CATHERINE     46
                         MARY               23
                         JOHN                21   Worked for 2 years in Glasgow
                         NEIL                 18
                         DUNCAN         16
                         FARQUHAR     14   Died 18-8-53
                         MARGARET     10

A good family, but not a poor one. Catherine sister of   Hector McLennan No 384  P/N  £21-18-2
Duncan, Neil & John arrived Vic. on "Hercules". Rest on     "Argyle"
Mary married Duncan MacInnes No 390

MacLENNAN        HECTOR           33   BORERAIG       LORD MacDONALD
     384                      MARION          30
                                 CHARLES         INF

Eligible couple                  P/N  £6-5-4
Hector died in Cork. Marion & Charles arrived Vic. on   "Argyle"   Hector
thought to be brother of John, HIES No 112

MacKINNON        JOHN              57   KYLEAKIN       LORD MacDONALD
     385                     RACHEL         47     DIED 9TH MARCH
                                NEIL               19    Arrived Bankers Daughter Vic
                               CATHERINE   20    Arrived Bankers Daughter Vic
                               MARY             15   Arrived Bankers Daughter Vic
                               CHRISTY        12    Arrived Bankers Daughter Vic
                               CATHERINE     9    Arrived Bankers Daughter Vic
                               DONALD        24    Arrived British Queen    Vic.

P/N   £21-19-4

Donald was landed at Campbeltown with fever, and shipped at Liverpool on board the "British Queen" Died 16 Jan 1853, John MacKinnon 57 from Kyleakin, in Skye. Rachel MacKinnon his widow, Mess 62- Neil MacKinnon Mess 28- his son- Kate,Mary, Christy and Catherine his daughters on board.  Donald MacInnes, Suisinish, Strath, brother, Mrs. John MacRae, same place, sister and widow. Flora MacLean, Lochalsh, Aunt, Êare her nearest friends. Rachel, nee MacInes. ( This is how the comments are written, the Donald MacInnes etc would have to refer to Rachel the wife.)

MacINNES       ALEXANDER      43   HEAST         LORD MacDONALD
   386                  RACHEÞ              43
                          NEIL                      20
                          CATHERINE        18
                          DUNCAN             16
                          CHRISTY             14
                         ISABELLA              6
                         DONALD               4
                         MARGARET        18    Died 13-2-1853

Alexander accustomed to work in the south. Left his work six months ago to emigrate. Family has no appearance of want.Died 13 Feb 1853 Margaret MacInnes 18 from Strath, Skye. MrAlexander McInnes and his family are her nearest relations on board. In Skye, Donald MacInnes, Aird Sleat, her father. Neil MacInnes, Kylerhea, her brother, and Donald MacInnes, Harrapool, Strath, her uncle, are her nearest relations.

Family arrived in S.A. on "David Malcolm".         P/N  £19-10-6

MacKENZIE        DONALD          38   BREAKISH       LORD MacDONALD
     387                   CHRISTY          35
                              MARY               13
                              DONALD          10
                              MARY                 8
                             ANN                     5

Disposessed of his croft in May. Employed at the fishing for   a few months.
Poor family.    Arrived Vic. on "Hercules"  P/N  £17-2-10

McGILVRAY        ISABELLA        26   KYLEAKIN       LORD MacDONALD
     388                    CATHERIN?      21
                               JOHN                 15

P/N   £7-3-4
Supported her brother, and has done so for 5 years.    Arrived Vic. on "Hercules"

McRAE            MARGARET        51   SUISINISH      LORD MacDONALD
    389                JANET                 27
                          CHARLES           16

P/N  £19-3-0
Mother maintained herself by spinning. Can earn about 3/- per week. Janet has been in service with the minister at Kilbride Mary McGillivray No 381 a daughter. Margaret died in Cork. Janet arrived Vic on "Bankers Daughter", Charles on "Hercules"

MacINNES         DUNCAN          26   BREAKISH,      LORD MacDONALD
     390                  MARY               28
                             CATHERINE      3    Died on Argle
                             DONALD           1    Died 3-9-1853
                             MILES              18    Arrived Vic on Hercules
                             JOHN               15    Arrived Vic on Hercules

Rents a small croft, and has maintained his brothers, Miles and John, for the past 4 years, and who had employment in the south 6 months ago, but left to emigrate.
Duncan & Mary arrived Vic on "Argyle" 
P/N  £14-15-8 Mary died 1863, Duncan married Mary Kelly, No 383,

MacLEOD          ALEXANDER       44   BREAKISH       LORD MacDONALD
    391                   JANET                  44
                            DONALD              19
                            JOHN                    12
                           MARGARET          15
                           DONALD               10

Went  annually  to  the  herring fishing. Last employment hauling stones to Isle Ornsay, earning about 6/8d week.   Appearance respectable.
 P/N   £17-7-0     Arrived Vic on "Hercules"

MacGILLIVRAY     CHARLES        51   BREAKISH       LORD MacDONALD
      392                       MARY              48   Nee Matheson
                                   JOHN               19
                                   PEGGY            17
                                   JOHN              15
                                  MARY              13
                                  ANGUS            10
                                 MALCOLM        8
                                 ARCHIBALD     4

Has been in the receipt of Parochial relief occasionally. Children look ill-fed and emaciated.  Very poor family. Died in hospital Haulbowline, 22 Feb 1853, Charles MacGillivray from Strath, Skye. Mary MacGillivray his widow and 7 children, Mess 67, on  board.  His  nearest friends in Skye, Mrs Donald Robertson, Sleat his sister, and Donald MacGillivray, Drumfearn, Sleat, Broadford, his nephew. 
P/N   £32-2-8       Family arrived Vic. On "Australia"

MacKENZIE        KENNETH        44   BREAKISH       LORD MacDONALD
    393                    JANET               44
                              JOHN                17
                             CATHERINE     15
                             JOHN                 11
                             PAUL                   9
                             MARION             3

Poor family and very badly clothed.    P/N    £22-15-4 
Family arrived Vic. on "Charles"

McLEOD           ANN                   36   KYLEAKIN
  394                   CATHERINE       13   Neice

Ann left service 5 years ago to take charge of neice. Has  maintained herself by knitting in winter and outdoor work in Summer. Has friends in Victoria. Anne died 8th May. Catherine arrived Vic.on "Hercules"       P/N  7-3-10

CAMPBELL         WILLIAM         45   KILBRIDE       LORD MacDONALD
     395                    JANET              48
                               LACHLAN       18
                               KENNETH       16
                               MARY              22

Very good family for Australia.   P/N    £18-18-6   Family arrived Vic on "Hercules"

McLEAN           CATHERINE       45    ASHAIG         LORD MacDONALD
  396                    FLORA                11
                            CHRISTY              7
                            DONALD            17
                            ELIZABETH       15       In service at Portree

Supports herself by spinning.   P/N £15-16-0    Family arrived Vic. on "Hercules

 NICHOLSON         NEIL                 41   BREAKISH       LORD MacDONALD
     397                      CATHERINE     32
                                 JANET                 9
                                 FLORµ                 4
                                MARY                  1

An eligible man who had been fishing for three months and whose children were decently clothed.             P/N  £10-18-1     Arrived Vic. on  "Australia"

MacCRIMMON   ALEXANDER     42   BREAKISH    LORD MacDONALD
    398                      CHRISTY            36
                                CATHERINE        9
                                JANET                  7
                                DONALD             5
                                JEAN                   2
                                JOHN                  aged 6 months died 26-2-1853

Shoemaker, work very precarious. Can earn 8/- shillings per week when fully employed.  Children small and helpless, Family arrived Vic. on "Bankers Daughter"   P/N   £12-10-0

McLEOD      CATHERINE       52    RHUNACAILLICH  LORD MacDONALD
   399             CATHERINE        27 
                      MARY                  25  Died Immigration Hospital Vic.
                     DONALD             23
                     JEAN                    21

P/N       £21-10-0
Catherine a widow.  Died 23 Feb 1853, Catherine MacLeod 54, from Kyle Rhea, Skye. Her son Donald MacLeod and her daughters Kate,Mary,and Jane aboard.  Donald  and  Archibald  MacLeod, Kingsburgh, Portree, Uncles  to  the  children,  and  Mrs Ewen McCLure,Kirkton, Glenelg sister of children are the nearest relatives in Skye. Catherine supports herself by knitting, does not appear to be in bad circumstances. Catherine and Mary left service to emigrate. Donald employed as a mason's labourer.   Family arrived Vic on "Hercules"

MUNRO            DONALD            36     BREAKISH       LORD MacDONALD
   400                  CATHERINE       30
                           DONALD            10
                           ALLAN                 8
                           MARY                  3
                          DONALD              1
                         ALEXANDER       INF

Gave up  a  small  croft  in  the  spring. Good subject for  Australia. Catherine Nee McGillivray, niece of Chrales No 392      Family arrived Vic on "Hercules" 
P/N   £12-17-10

McINNES          MARGARET     55   CAMUSCROSS     LORD MacDONALD
   401                  ALLAN              27     WAS ALSO CALLED ALEXANDER
                          MALCOLM       25
                          ELIZABETH       23

Very respectable family. Margaret was a widow Ê(husband Duncan). Was appointed as Matron. Two sons as helpers to the school teacher. Margaret died 30th March at Cork. Allan died in Ireland.Malcolm and Elizabeth travelled to Victoria on "Argyle".
 Malcolm became Rev. Malcolm McInnes. Had a brother John  in N.S.W.  No Aid

MacINNES         DONALD           52      HEASTE         LORD MacDONALD
    402                  CATHERINE       45
                            ISABELLA          21
                            DONALD           19
                            JOHN                 16
                            FINLAY             14
                            JANET                 9
                            CHARLES           7

Respectable looking family. Donald died at Cork. 3 oldest  children arrived Vic. on "Hercules", mother & 3 youngest on "Argyle"           P/N   £20-4-8

MacGILLIVRAY     MARTIN          47    AIRD SLEAT    LORD MacDONALD
      403                       JANET             35
                                   DONALD        14
                                   NEIL                12
                                  MARGARET      9
                                  FLORA              5
                                  KATE                2   Died 18-2-53 7-30 AM

Poor family, children very ill clad. Died in hospital Haulbowline, Catherine MacGillivray aged 3 years. Her father Martin MacGillivray and family, Mess 72, on board. In Skye her nearest relation is Mrs. Allan Nicholson, Glenmore, Portree, her aunt.  An infant aged 9 days died 19th Feb. 1853. Arrived in S.A. on "Epaminondas".  P/N  £18-17-3

MacKAY           ALEXANDER       43   OSTAIG         LORD MacDONALD
    404                CATHERINE         36
                          ANGUS                 16
                          ARCHIBALD        13
                         CHARLES               7
                         CHRISTY                4
                         DONALD              INF

Good family for Australia.        P/N   £19-18-7
Arrived Vic. on "Australia" with Alexander dying 8-7-1853 on ship

CAMPBELL         CHARLES         50   SAASAIG        LORD MACDONALD
     405                    CHRISTY         43
                               ANN                 28
                              CATHERINE     26
                              MARY               24
                             SAMUEL            27    Died 11th March 1853
                             DONALD           22
                             CHRISTY           20
                             EUPHEMIA        18    Died 22nd April 1853
                            ARCHIBALD      16
                            ANNE                 10

Hale robust man, fine family.    P/N  £33-0-3
Mary, Catherine & Ann  on "Hercules", rest on "Argyle"

MacPHERSON       ALEXANDER     30   KYLERHEA     LORD MacDONALD
     406                      MARY                 32
                                 JOHN                    6
                                ANN                      4
                                DONALD              2
                               ARCHIBALD       INF

Has been working as a mason's labourer for the last nine weeks.  No  previous  employment  for  12 months. Good man for Australia. P/N  £15-6-9
Arrived Vic. on "Bankers Daughter".

McKINNON         NEIL               34   TEANGUE        LORD MacDONALD
     407                    FLORA           30
                               LACHLAN       2
                              NEIL                30    Brother
                              KATE               26    Sister
                              MARION         20    Sister
                             MARY              17    Sister   Died 22-2-53 4 AM

Neil  has  been a  farm  servant in the Lowlands. Died in hospital  Haulbowline- Mary MacKinnon aged 17 from Sleat, Skye.Her Father and Mother not living. Her brother Neil MacKinnon-Mess 80- sisters  Marion  and  Katherine,  Mess  44 and Mrs Neil MacKinnon, Mess 68, on board. In Skye Lachlan McInnes, Strath, her Uncle and Donald MacKinnon, Sleat her cousin, are her nearest friends. Arrived Vic on "Hercules"                       P/N  £16-8-3

MacINNES         DONALD          49   TEANGUE        LORD MacDONALD
   408                    MARION           47
                             MARGARET      24
                            MARY                22
                            KATE                 16
                            KATE                 13
                            FLORA                8

Good family.   P/N  £18-18-10 Margaret arrived Vic. on "Argyle", rest on "Hercules"

McKINNON         NEIL               30   KNOCK          LORD MacDONALD
    409                    MARION         23

No aid. Very eligible couple.  Arrived Vic on "Argyle"

MacDONALD        DONALD          35   KYLERHEA       LORD MacDONALD
     410                     MARGARET      33
                                ANGUS               7
                                JOHN                  3
                               HUGH                  2
                               CATHERINE      30    Sister of Donald's left service to emigrate.

Has had no work for 12 months. Very poor family. P/N  £11-15-7
Arrived Vic. on "Charles"   A two week old child died Haulbowline Hospital.

MacINTYRE       CHRISTY          60   KNOCK          LORD MacDONALD
    411                    DONALD         28
                             ANN                  26

MacINTYRE       JOHN                  40   Son. Has been accustomed
                             ANN                    37   to working in the South.
                             ALEXANDER     13
                             MARY                 11
                             DONALD              9
                            JOHN                     6

Christy Êa Êwidow. Healthy woman. Donald worked in an iron yard at Greenock.
Good family.  P/N  £33-3-0 Christy, Ann & Donald arrived Vic. on "Hercules", rest with exception of Alexander arrived Vic. on "Charles"

ROBERTSON    CHRISTY         19   CAMUSCROSS     LORD MacDONALD
     412                  MARGARET    27

Cousins of Donald MacDonald No 410 of Kylerhea. Have two sisters in  Victoria.
P/N  £8-10-6 paid jointly with Margaret MacGillivray. Arrived Vic. on "Hercules"

ROBERTSON        MARY           22   OSTAIG       LORD MacDONALD
     413                      ANN              18

Eligible young women.     P/N    £7-0-0    Arrived Vic. on "Hercules"

McKINNON         MILES            52   TARSHAVAIG    LORD McDONALD
     414                    EWEN             20
                              MARION         28
                             MARY               26
                             DONALD          16
                             MARY               14
                              JOHN               12
                             LACHLAN        10

P/N      £29-16-0
Miles was found dead in his berth on 26th December. Interred at Campbeltown.
Son Ewen MacKinnon, Mess 80, and his daughters Marion and Mary, Mess 45, and 4 other younger children, on board. Lachlan MacKinnon, Tarskavaig, Sleat, cousin. John MacKinnon Stoneyield, Sleat, uncle and Angus MacKinnon Aird, Slate, uncle, are the nearest relations of the deceased in Skye. Ewen & Mary aged 14 arrived Vic on "Bankers Daughter", rest  on "Hercules", Vic.

MacGILLIVRAY     DONALD         50   AIRD SLEAT   LORD MacDONALD
      415                      MARY               44
                                 ANN                   23
                                 DONALD           19
                                NEIL                    15
                                FARQUHAR       13
                                CHARLES             9
                               RACHEÞ                5
                              MARGARET         28   (Sister)

Margaret aged 28 of Camuscross included in this group, would appear to be related. Also to Margaret and Christy Robertson of Camuscross, on ship with whom she paid jointly. Margaret has 2 sisters and 2 brothers in Victoria. Donald died in Cork.
 Margaret arrived Vic. on "Hercules" rest on "Poictiers" 
Good family.  P/N   £22-14-11

MacGILLIVRAY     JOHN               33   DRUMFEARN    LORD MacDONALD
    416                        ANNE               36  Nee Grant
                                  ANGUS              6
                                  MARGARET      3
                                 MARGARET       INF

Has been working on the railroad, and at trucking.   Eligible man. John nephew of Charles No 392.   P/N    £10-1-6        Arrived Vic. on "Charles"

MacKINNON        LACHLAN          38   MORSAIG      LORD MacDONALD
    417                      MARION             40
                                MARY                 16
                               ANGUS                15
                              ANN                      12
                              NEIL                        9
                              CATHERINE           6

Three years a quarryman. Eligible family.  P/N  £18-14-0  Arrived Vic. on "Hercules"

CAMPBELL    ARCHIBALD    30   CAMUSCROSS   LORD MacDONALD
    418               ANN                   21
                         MURDOCH          2
                        ALEXANDER       INF

Good family.     P/N  £5-11-0   Arrived Vic. on "Australia"

McKINNON         NEIL            28   DRUMFEARN    LORD MacDONALD
     419                   FLORA         20
                             CHARLES      INF

McINNES         FLORA         19   Listed with family, no reason why

Eligible family.     P/N  £10-6-5
Flora McKinnon & Charles arrived Vic on "Argyle". Flora McInnes   arrived Vic on "Charles", shipping record says "gone with Aunt, Mrs MacGillivray".

MacLURE          FARQUHAR         33   ORD          LORD MacDONALD
     420                 MARGARET         27
                            DONALD               4
                            WILLIAM               4
                            EFFY                       1

Respectable man and a good labourer.     P/N  £8-19-11   Arrived Vic. on "Argyle"

McLEOD      ANGUS            26   GLASPHEIN      MacLEOD OF  MacLeod
   421 

P/N  £6-12-6 Arrived Vic. on "Bankers Daughter"

GILLIES          CATHERINE        18   ISLE SCALPAY   LORD DUNMORE
   422

P/N   £2-18-4   Orphan in charge of of John McDonald No 367. Died 24-4-1853

NICHOLSON        ALEXANDER       25   PORTREE        LORD MacDONALD
    423                     (SCHOOLMASTER)   Arrived Vic. on "Hercules"

GREENLAW         JACOB            28   EMIGRANTS COOK
    423 A                 Died 19th July 1853.

GLASFORD         JAMES            39   EMIGRANTS COOK
    423 B                 Arrived Vic. on "Hercules"

BROOKS           JAMES            23   SAPPER AND MINER BUT
    423 C              ANN                24   NOT AN EMIGRANT
                            JOSEPH             6
                           ELIZABETH        2
                           WALTER           INF

Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules"

EVANS            THOMAS           33   SAPPER AND MINER BUT
   423 D             MARGARET      30   NOT AN EMIGRANT
                         WILLIAM             5
                         THOMAS             1

Arrived in S.A. on "Hercules"

McTAVISH        JOHN  (Revd)      37   RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTOR
   423 E                ELIZABETH        28
                            MARGARET ANN     INF

Stayed in Cork when Hercules sailed. Later went to Canada,then returned to
 Inverness as Minister.

"The families from Loch Eport and Langass were either from Sollas, Dunkskellor,
Malaclete or Middle Quarter having been cleared off their holdings." From the journal of the Gaelic  Society of Inverness, Volume LV11 1990-92. Article on the
Highland and Island Emigration Society, by Roderick A.C. Balfour T.D. M.A. M.Litt. LLB.

INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF EMIGRANTS WERE SOME PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT EMIGRANTS ASSISTED BY THE HIGHLAND AND ISLAND EMIGRATION SOCIETY.THEY ARE SHOWN AT THE END OF THE FAMILY LIST AS NO'S 423 A,B,C,D,AND E.THIS RECORD IS THE ONLY PROOF THAT THESE PEOPLE ARRIVED INAUSTRALIA BY THE "H.M.S. HERCULES" AND FOR THIS REASON HAVE BEEN LEFT ON THIS LIST. THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE THE S.A. RECORDS AGREE WITH THE HIES RECORDS IS TO INCLUDE BROOKS AND EVANS IN THE TOTAL.

NOTE THAT THE SAME GAELIC WORD IS TRANSLATED EITHER AS "FRIEND" OR "RELATIVE".

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