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