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!! Ballina Chronicle; Apr 17, 1850; Emigration Items

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Wednesday, April 17, 1850 This week more persons have left our port, destined for America, than any other during the season. Yesterday
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 26, 2005
      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Wednesday, April 17, 1850

      This week more persons have left our port, destined for America, than
      any other during the season. Yesterday (Friday) the "Mars" and "Foyle"
      Liverpool steamers, carried a large number. The following vessels called
      this week also: - The "Medina", a beautiful superior brig, with
      accommodations of a first rate character, for Quebec, with 109 passengers;
      the "Countess of Durham" for Quebec, 76 passengers; the "Sophi" for Halifax,
      79 passengers; and the Eliza for New York, 79 passengers. The great majority
      were of the better class of farmers, and there were also a great many
      artisans and others from this and neighbouring towns. -- Waterford Mail.

      Emigration from this neighbourhood still continues. The coaches which
      run between this town and Belfast are frequently crowded with passengers on
      their way to America.-- Downpatrick Recorder.

      EMIGRATION - Two days last week the following vessels cleared out at
      the Custom-house of the port of Limerick - For New York, the Charles
      Richards, 97 passengers; for Quebec, Caledonia, 126 passengers; for New
      York, Waterford, 101 passengers; the Lady Peel for Quebec, 305 passengers.
      Total - 631. -- Limerick Chronicle.

      LIMERICK PETTY SESSIONS
      IMPORTANT TO EMIGRANTS - Michael Griffin summoned Mr. Richard Hogan,
      shipping agent at this port, to Messrs. Shaw, of Liverpool, to recover £7
      15s. amount of passage money paid by him for self and wife to proceed to New
      York in a vessel which sailed form Liverpool on the 15th of March. To go
      into details would occupy too much space - suffice it, that the complainant
      reached Liverpool between one and two o'clock on the day announced for the
      ship to sail, produced his register, and was told she had gone off that
      morning. The question at issue was whether an emigrant arriving at the part
      of embarkation at any hour on the day specified for the ship to sail was
      entitled to a passage. Mr. F. Spaight, the most extensive ship owner in the
      south of Ireland, and in which vessels more emigrants have sailed than from
      any port in Ireland, decided, and in his decision was upheld by Mr. Richard
      Russell (also a large ship owner) and Mr. Barron, R.M., that complainant was
      entitled to a passage, no matter at what hour he arrived at Liverpool
      previous to 12 o'clock on the night of the 15th March. The Bench ruled that
      Griffin be refunded £7 15s. and receive 1s. a day for sustenance, from 15th
      March to 12th April.-- Limerick Chronicle.


      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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