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!! Ballina Chronicle; Sep 12, 1849 "Cholera at Sea"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, Sept 12, 1849 CHOLERA AT SEA- The ship Sheridan, Captain Cornish, arrived at quarantine from Liverpool.
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 16, 2003
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, Sept 12, 1849

      CHOLERA AT SEA- The ship "Sheridan," Captain Cornish, arrived at quarantine
      from Liverpool. She lost thirty-one of her steerage passengers and seamen by
      cholera. The following are their names: - Mr. Simmons, of New York, second
      officers of the ship; J. Anderson, of Liverpool, carpenter of ditto; Wm. Ogden,
      seaman, of Liverpool; Frank Conklin, ditto of Rouin, France; Walter Riely, of
      Weatherfield, Connecticut; George Simmons, ditto, of Dantzig.- The steerage
      passengers- John Grimes, of Sligo; Frank and Ellen Dalton, of ditto; W.
      Hollyridge and Martha, his wife (who have left four children on board the ship,
      without relatives or friends;) Mary, Catherine, Sarah and Charles Barnes, of
      Craxton, England (all of the same family and mother on board;) John Mickleworth,
      of Leeds, England; Sarah Pratt, of Oxford, Ireland; John and Edward Richards, of
      Leeds, England; Catherine Doyle of Ireland; Michael Breen, of Tipperary; James
      and Richard Smith of Ireland; Martha Farrell of Longford; Wm. and Dorothea
      Oldman, of Cornwall, England; Sarah and Morris and Edward Lloyd, mother and two
      children, of Kidderminster, England; John Shannon, of Roscommon, Ireland; Joseph
      Kavanagh of Dublin, fell overboard and was drowned. Captain Cornish had a very
      serious and trying time the first week out. The cholera broke out among the crew
      on the 7th of August; for the first eight days there were eight to ten new
      cases, and from three to five deaths daily for eight days in succession. Out of
      twenty-two seamen, only four could be mustered in a watch. Eight cases and
      thirty-one deaths occurred since the ship sailed. All that could be done for the
      sick was done by Captain Cornish and his officers. Several were ill when she
      reached Staten Island; they were taken to the hospital. The vessel has been
      detained in quarantine.--New York Herald.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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