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Passenger Lists of Ships leaving Scotland

There was never a central emigration register kept in Scotland of the many Scots who left for North America and Australasia. Instead the ship's manifest, which listed all passengers, travelled with the ship and was lodged at the overseas port of entry. Some of these manifests were subsequently handed in to archives or libraries, while others were simply lost.  There has been a considerable worldwide effort in recent years to put on the web the details of these ships and their surviving passenger lists .

Below is listed some of the principal internet sources for searching for Scottish emigrants, and also a year-on-year compilation of ships known to have left a Scottish port, or holding Scottish passengers, from 1680 to 1910.logo to link

If you wish to contribute to this useful work of transcribing passenger lists,
we recommend that you contact the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild to
offer your assistance .


1. General

Ships Passenger Lists on the Internet a review of websites containing links to over 4,200 passenger lists complete with passengers names from 1700s to 1890s.

Scotland : Ships Passenger lists  From Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild (ISTG)

Ancestors on Board - Passenger lists from UK 1890-1960   Passenger Lists from National Archives in London. 24 million records from 1890 to 1960 are now available to search by name, ship, or port of departure

Ellis Island Foundation Search for immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, New York

Gen Circles : Caledonia Highlanders  Search for Highland Scots who left for America from late 1700's. Over 200 years of Scots in America.

Immigrants to Canada  Immigrants to Canada in 19th Century 

Ports of Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire Shipping Registers (Scotland) - The Shipping Registers of Dumfries (1824 to 1904), Kirkcudbright (1824 to 1841), Stranraer (1824 to 1908) and Wigtown (1836 to 1920)

Scottish Immigrants to North America 1600s-1800s   Research by Dr David Dobson 

The Scottish Emigration Database currently contains the records of over 21,000 passengers who embarked at Glasgow and Greenock for non-European ports between 1 January and 30 April 1923, and at other Scottish ports between 1890 and 1960

Passenger Lists from England & Scotland to North Carolina, USA  From Olive Tree Genealogy

Ozships - Australian shipping 1788 -1968. Australian shipping on the net   


2. Ships By Year (1685-1903)

1685 Henry and Francis Leith, Scotland to Perth Amboy, New Jersey,

1749  Fair Lady Glasgow to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1770 The Edinburgh Campbeltown, Kintyre to Cape Fear, North Carolina, USA

1770  Annabella Campbeltown, Kintyre to St Johns , Prince Edward Island, Canada

1770 Falmouth Greenock, to St Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada  

1771 The Edinburgh Campbeltown, Kintyre to St Johns , Prince Edward Island, Canada

1772 Alexander  (Glenaladale ) Greenock, to St Johns, Prince Edward Island, Canada 

1773 Hector Scotland to Nova Scotia, Canada

1774 Lovely Nelly  Galloway area, Scotland to Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

1774 Snow Lovely Nelly Galloway to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Canada (ISTG)

1775 Lovely Nelly Galloway to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Canada (ISTG)

1788  UK to Australia

1790 Jane   Drimindarach to Prince Edward Island, Canada

1790 Lucy Drimindarach to Prince Edward Island, Canada  .

1790 British Queen  Arisaig to Prince Edward Island, Canada  

1801 Dove  Scotland to Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

1801 Sarah Scotland to Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

1802 Friends; Helen; Jane Lochaber, Scotland to Glengarry, Upper Canada

1803 Commerce Perthshire, Scotland to Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

1803 The Polly  Isle of Skye & Hebrides to  Prince Edward Island , Canada

1803 The Dykes  Liverpool, England to Prince Edward Island, Canada

1803 Recovery; Fanny; Draper; Aurora; and Pitts  Perthshire immigrants. Greenock to New York

1804 Oughton  Scotland to Prince Edward Island, Canada

1806 Spencer Oban to Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

1806 Elisabeth & Ann  Thurso, Caithness to Nova Scotia, Canada

1806 Rambler Thurso, Caithness  to Nova Scotia, Canada

1806 Humphreys Tobermory, Mull  to Nova Scotia, Canada

1806 Isle of Skye Tobermory, Mull  to Nova Scotia, Canada

1808 Clarendon Tobermory, Mull  to Nova Scotia, Canada

1813 Prince of Wales Stromness, Orkney to Canada

1815 Atlas  Edinburgh Settlers - Greenock to Quebec, Canada

1815 Dorothy  Edinburgh Settlers - Greenock to Quebec, Canada

1815 Baltic Merchant  Edinburgh Settlers - Greenock to Quebec, Canada

1815 Eliza Edinburgh Settlers - Greenock to Quebec, Canada

1818 Sophia Perthshire immigrants. Greenock to Quebec & Montreal, Canada 

1818 Curlew Perthshire immigrants. Greenock to Quebec & Montreal, Canada

1818 Jane Greenock to Prince Edward Island, Canada

1819 Hope , and Harmony  Oban to Quebec,  Canada

1820 Alexander Greenock to Prince Edward Island, Canada

1820 Brig Andromache Leith to New York (ISTG)

1827 Brig Galate Greenock to New Orleans  (ISTG)

1827 Ship Elizabeth Port of Glasgow to New Orleans (ISTG)

1828 St Lawrence Rum passengers. Tobermory, Mull to Cape Breton, Canada

1829 Mary Kennedy Skye & Hebrides to Cape Breton, Canada

1829 Ship Jamaica Port of Glasgow to New Orleans (ISTG)

1830 (unknown) Isle of Skye to Cape Breton, Canada

1831 (unknown) Lesmahagow immigrants. To Upper Canada

1831 (unknown) Isle of Arran immigrants. To Lower Canada

1831 Br Ship Arkwright Dundee to New York (ISTG)

1836 Jane  Greenock to New Orleans  (ISTG)

 1837-1840 The Bounty Scheme Twenty ships that brought 4000 Scots to Australia

1839-51 (Various) Assisted immigrants arriving at Port Phillip, Australia

1840 Tay Greenock to New York

1841 Lady Gray Cromarty to Pictou/Quebec  (ISTG)

1842 Brig Stilman Liverpool to New York (ISTG)

1843 Jane Duffus  Glasgow to Quebec

1842-1855 (Various) Unassisted immigrants arriving at NSW, Australia

1844-59 (Various) Assisted immigrants arriving at Sydney & Newcastle, Australia

1847 Brig Charlotte Glasgow to Boston (ISTG)

1848-59 (Various) Assisted immigrants arriving at Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Australia

1848 Ellen Loch Laxford, Sutherland  to Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

1848 Lulan South Uist & Glasgow to  Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada(ISTG)

1848 Barque Hope Glasgow to  Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada(ISTG)

1848 London (April) Glasgow to  Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada(ISTG)

1848 London ( July) Glasgow to  Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada(ISTG)

1850.Charlotte Harrison  Greenock to New York

1852 Bark Mary Morris Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1852-1857 Highlands and Islands emigration to Australia . Passenger Lists.

1852 Mangerton  Highlands & Islands to Point Henry, Geelong, Australia

1852 Borneuf  Highlands & Islands to Geelong, Australia

1852 Araminta Highlands & Islands to Geelong, 1852 Medina Highlands & Islands to Adelaide, Australia

1852 Georgiana Highlands & Islands to Geelong, Australia

1852 Ontario Highlands & Islands to Sydney, Australia

1852 Ticonderoga Highlands & Islands to Melbourne, Australia

1852 Blanche Highlands & Islands to Geelong, Australia

1852 Marmion Highlands & Islands to Portland, Australia

1852 Louisa Highlands & Islands to Hobart, Tasmania

1852-53 Allison Highlands & Islands to Melbourne (Geelong) , Australia

1852-53 Priscilla Highlands & Islands to Melbourne, Australia

1852-53 Arabian Highlands & Islands to Melbourne, Australia

1852-53 Thames Highlands & Islands to Melbourne, Australia

1853 British Queen Highlands & Islands to Melbourne, Australia

1853 Panama Highlands & Islands to Hobart, Tasmania

1853 Bloomer Highlands & Islands to Sydney, Australia

1853 New Zealander Highlands & Islands to Portland, Australia

1853 MS Hercules Highlands & Islands to Cook, Adelaide, Melbourne,  Australia

1853 Sir Allan McNab  Liverpool to Hobart, Tasmania ( Coigach, Rothenshire & Argyle Emigrants)

1853-54  Sir Allan McNab Highlands & Islands to Hobart, Tasmania

1853-54 Utopia Highlands & Islands to Portland, Australia

1854 Arabian Highlands & Islands to Portland, Australia

1854 Edward Johnstone Highlands & Islands to Portland, Australia

1854 Hornet Highlands & Islands to Geelong, Australia

1854 James Fernie Highlands & Islands to Adelaide, Australia

1854 Switzerland Highlands & Islands to Adelaide, Australia

1854 Royal Albert Highlands & Islands to Adelaide, Australia

1854-55 Derry Castle Highlands & Islands to Portland, Australia

1857 Persian Highlands & Islands to Hobart, Tasmania

1859 Broomielaw    Scotland to Launceston, Tasmania

1860-79 (Various) Assisted immigrants arriving at Sydney ,Australia

1861 Lady Egidia Greenock to Otago, New Zealand New York

1861 Lady Egidia  Greenock to Otago, New Zealand New York (ISTG)

1862 The Helenslee Glasgow to Moreton Bay, Queensland,

1862 (April) Elizabeth  Londonderry to St John, New Brunswick (several Scots on board)

1862 (July)  Elizabeth Londonderry to St John, New Brunswick (several Scots on board)

1862 Nubia  Londonderry to Quebec (many Scots on board)

1863 Golden Empire to Brisbane, Australia

1866 Steamer Iowa Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1866 Doctor Kane  Glasgow & Londonderry to Halifax & St. John , Canada

1867 Caledonia Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1868 SS Britannia Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1876 SS State of Pennsylvania Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1876 SS Alsatia Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1877 SS State of Nevada Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1877 SS Anchoria Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1878  Glasgow to New York (ISTG)
SS Devonia 2 January 
SS State of Pennsylvania 3 January
SS Anchoria 7 January
SS State of Nevada 10 January
SS State of Virginia 19 January
SS California 21 January
SS Ethiopia 23 January
SS State of Indiana 26 January
SS State of Virginia 10 April
SS Bolivia 17 April
SS Victoria 25 April
SS State of Georgia 25 April
SS Ethiopia 16 September
SS State of Pennsylvania 18 September
SS Bolivia 24 September

1878 SS Austrian Glasgow to Quebec, Canada (ISTG)

1879  Glasgow to New York (ISTG)
SS Anchoria 2 January
SS Bolivia 9 January
SS State of Pennsylvania 10 January
SS Devonia 23 January
SS State of Indiana 25 Janusry
SS State of Virginia 1 February
SS Anchoria 3 February
SS State of Pennsylvania 15 February
SS State of Nevada 24 February
SS Devonia 26 February
SS State of Indiana 28 February
SS State of Virginia 10 March
SS Bolivia 17 March
SS Anchoria 20 March
SS Circassia 24 March
SS State of Georgia 17 April

1880-96 (Various) Assisted immigrants arriving at Sydney ,Australia

1881 SS Manitoban Glasgow to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1881 Steamer Northern Dundee to New York (ISTG)

1881 SS State of Indiana 10 November

1883 SS Circassia Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1885 Hanoverian  Glasgow to Halifax , Nova Scotia

1887 SS Anchoria Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1888 Glasgow to New York (ISTG)
SS State of Indiana 17 December
SS Furnessia 18 December
SS Ethiopia 26 December
SS State of Georgia 28 December

1894 SS State of Nebraska Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

1896 SS Hibernian Glasgow to Boston (ISTG)

1903 SS Mongolian Glasgow to New York (ISTG)

 

 

If you find any broken links please tell us, and we will seek to get them reconnected

 


 

  This page on Scotland's Family was very useful and I have been able to find most of the shipping details I was looking for with the small amount of information I had to go on.

Elizabeth Moore, Australia 2011

Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s. The Collected Works of David Dobson. Volume Two
Scottish Immigrants to North America 1600's to 1800's


          

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