As you can see this was posted to the Kerry Net group.
While I know that very few Boyd families were in Kerry (only four that I
have found in the last 20 years of searching), it may be useful to those
that are skilled in searching Library book lists online to see a book on the
FAMINE/S has been written on the County from where there family did come
from. So it may be the Famine in Tyrone or Wicklow, etc. If you are
blessed with those skills you may tell the group of your search if there are
any other books on the Famine in other Counties of Ireland.
While any of our Quebec cousins (or Canadian cousins) who have any knowledge
of the timber trade may be able to find out where Canadian timber was
exported to Ireland (and Scotland) to see if they brought back emigrates due
to the Famines.
Finally this may be a good time to visit when and WHERE the various famines
did occur in Ireland - especially those that caused migrations to other
countries. These famines mainly involved the failure of the potato crops
but some migrations seem to also linked to the failure of the Flax crop as
well. So any information of either may help both our Canadian and US
Cousins to trace their origins back to Ireland.
Historical Committee, HBS
----- Original Message -----
From: "Declan O' Connor" <kilvic(a)eircom.net>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 7:11 AM
Subject: [KER] Emigration ships from Tralee
Recently I found a book in my local library. in Ireland...'The
Kerry'..106pp..22 chapters..published by the Kerry Archaelogical and
History Society,in 1997.
The chapter...TRALEE EMIGRANT SHIPS..by..Helen O'Carroll.. gives this
The Hickson and Donovan families were the leading Kerry importers of
Emigrants travelled on their cargo ships initially
Prior to the Famine,emigration was carefully planned,with 2 annual Spring
sailings in the 1830's.In the Famine the season was extended to the end of
Between 1828 and 1847 all ex-Tralee ships went to Quebec,except for 3 to
St.John,New Brunswick ,and 1 to Pictou in Nova Scotia.
In 1847 ,1 ship went to Baltimore,another to NYC
22 ships left between 1828-38
20 between 1838-48
76 between 1848-58,with 5 in 1848...,9 in 1849.....2 in 1850...13 in
1851(with 7 to NYC,and 6 to Quebec)....9 in 1852(6 to NY,and 3 to
Quebec)...10 in 1852( 7 to NY,3Q)
After 1860 none sailed from Tralee,as the railways took emigrants to Cork.
The following ships and years are mentioned:
Zoir and Britannia (1836)
Lord Cochrane (1841)
James and Mary Sinnott and...British Empire (1846)
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