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Highland and Island Emigration Society, HIES
"JAMES FERNIE"

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

James Fernie
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1854; partly fastened with iron bolts
Master: Captain B. Daly
Tonnage: 977 tons using old measurements and 1,037 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1854 in Saint John, N.B., using Tamarack, Birch, Pine and Oak
Owners: Collins Bros.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: Liverpool

LIST OF EMIGRANTS ASSISTED BY THE HIGHLAND & ISLAND EMIGRATION SOCIETY,AND EMBARKED ON BOARD THE SHIP "JAMES FERNIE" WHICH  SAILED FROM LIVERPOOL FOR ADELAIDE ON THE 18TH AUGUST 1854.ARRIVED  17th NOVEMBER 1854
 

HALLIDAY        Donald          25    Balmacarra     A.Matheson Esq.
    806                  Ann             27   (Sister)
FINLAYSON       Isabella        28    Plockton       A.Matheson Esq
    807
McRAE           Alexander       48    Bundalloch     A.Matheson Esq
   808                Flora           44 Died
                         Farquhar        23
                        Alexander       19 Died
                        Duncan          16
                        Janet           15
                       Mary            11
SHEIL           George          44    Stornoway      Sir James Matheson of Lewis
  809               Ellen           44 
                       Margaret        19
                      George          18
                      Elspeth         16
                      Janet           14
                      William         12
ANDERSON        James           22        Kenneth St       Sir James Matheson of  Lewis
   810                     Margaret (wife) 23    Stornoway 
HILL            Jessie          32    The Castle      Sir James Matheson of  Lewis
  811                                        Stornoway 
MacLEOD         Marion          28    Stornoway      Sir James Matheson of  Lewis
   812 

(Notation  "died") 

MacDONALD       Keith           25    Mill Glen      Sir James Matheson of  Lewis
   813                      Margaret        25    Stornoway 
                              Malcolm          3    (died)
                              Jane               1
MacRAE          George          58    Ullapool       Maquis of Stafford
   814                  Janet           55    (died) 
                          Mary            25
                          Angus           19
                          Alexander       17
                          Dugald          14
                          Isabella        12
                         Charles         31
                         Anne            24    (wife)

P/N   £4-1-0

FERGUSON        John            37    Brackletter    Lord Abinger
    815                   Margaret        36    Spean Bridge
                             Ann             14
                             John            13
                            Mary            11    (died on voyage)
                            Sarah             8
                            Alexander         5
                           Catherine         3
                           Mary            20    (sister)

No Aid  £6-10-0 paid into Union Bank Glasgow to A/c      Hon. A. Kinnard

CAMERON         Ewen            25    Lochyside      Donald Cameron Esq. of Lochiel
   816                     Elizabeth       23    (sister) 
MacDONALD       Allan           44    Niagard         Knoydart
   817                       Margaret        22
                                Ann             20
                                Mary            16
                               Angus           13

One of the families  living on the Priest's Acre, Knoydart

MORRISON        William         31    Scallisaig       Mr. Baillie  Glenelg
    818                     Sally           30 
                               Mary            10
                               Donald             7
                               Rory               5    (Died)
                              John            Inf   (Died)

No Aid 4  paid to Mr Rollo     Fine healthy family

McRAE           Mary            25    Scallisaig        Mr. Baillie  Glenelg
   819 

No Aid

McRAE           Duncan          23    Beolary House   Mr Baillie  Glenelg
   820                Anne (sister)   30    Glenelg 

No Aid

McDILL          David           44   Galder         Mr. Baillie    Glenelg
   821                Catherine       43 
                         Mary            20   (died)
                         William         18
                         Agnes           16
                         David           14
                         Robert          12
                         Jessie          10
                         John             8
                         Ann              3   (died)

Very poor

MORRISON        William         18    Beolary House    Mr. Baillie   Glenelg
     822 

No Aid Dep £2-0-0 paid to Mr Rollo

McPHERSON       William         28    Kinloid           Mr.Astley   Arisaig
    823                      Alexander       24    Arisaig 
                                Jean            21
                                Isabella        18
                                Margaret        28

Capital emigrants

MacASKILL       Donald          48    Back of         Mr Astley  Arisaig
     824                  Christy         42      Keppoch 
                             John            20
                             Donald          17
                             Finlay          15
                            John            13
                            Allen           12
                           Mary            11
                           Ellen              7
                           Flora              3
                           Kenneth           1    (died)

Respectable family but very poor

SMITH           Duncan          50    Back of         Mr. Astley  Arisaig
   825               Ann             40    Keppoch 
                        Mary               8
                       Donald             4
                       Grace            Inf

Miserably poor

ROSS            Robert          28    Portree        Lord MacDonald
  826               Betsy           24    (Wife)

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