Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Dornoch Emigrant List


Emigrant lists drawn up by the Sutherland Estate management list emigrants from parishes in the east of Sutherland during a period of intense emigration. Included here are those who emigrated to Canada in 1829, 1830, 1831, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1847.  It should not be assumed that these lists provide a complete record of all emigrants from this part of Sutherland in this period. The lists are contained in the Sutherland Papers in the National Library of Scotland and appear by permission of the Countess of Sutherland. Adapted here from the original transcriptions by Malcolm Bangor-Jones. Some lists indicate that the people left for America but most went to Canada. I have also included a few extra emigrations to Georgia, USA (Colonial Records of Georgia).

DUNBAR
Margaret, Lednabirichen, left in party of three 1830 

FORBES
John, Proncy Croy, lotter, left in party of nine, 1831 

FRASER
Alexander, Evelix, lotter, left 1830 in party of four
James, Rearquhar, lotter, left in party of ten 1830 

GORDON
Sarah, Badinish, lotter, left in party of four, 1831
Thomas, Dornoch, age 19, travelled with his sister, orphans, to Upper Canada aboard the vessel ‘Symmetry’ in 1843 with assistance of £3 from Sutherland Estate 

GRANT
Roderick, Evelix, servant, left in party of five, 1830 

GUNN
Donald, Drumdivan, mason, resided with his father, left in party of four, 1830
Donald, Len a granich, labourer, lived in his mother’s house, left alone 1830
George, Proncy, aged 57, married, left for Toronto, Canada, on board the vessel ‘Symmetry’ in 1842 in a party of five – all aged over fourteen – Sutherland Estates gave assistance of £5
John, Proncy Croy, lotter, left in party of six, 1830 

HALL
Thomas, Farm 1822, son of John Hall, left alone 1830 

LESLIE
Robert, Crook, labourer, resided in his father’s house, left alone, 1830 
Robert, Croick, lotter, left 1831 in party of five 

MACDONALD
Hugh, Lednabirichen, lotter, left in party of two, 1830
James, Rearquhar, lotter, left in party of four, 1831 

MACGREGOR
John, Torboll, labourer, resided in his father’s house, left in party of five, 1830
James, Torboll, labourer, left in party of four, 1830 

MACINTOSH
John, Torboll, shoemaker, left in party of three 1830
John, aged 50, of Dornoch, left for Darien, Georgia, United States in 1735/1741 (Colonial Records of Georgia) 

MACKAY
Angus, Dornoch, mason, a lodger, left alone 1830
George, Knockglass, single, aged 16 years, left for Upper Canada aboard the vessel ‘Joseph Green’ in 1842 with assistance from Sutherland Estate of £2
Hugh, Lednabirichen, resided in his mother’s house, left 1829 in party of three
James, Proncynaird, lotter, left in party of four, 1830
John, Achley, lotter, left in party of nine, 1830
Kenneth, Evelix Muir, lotter, left 1830 in party of eight
Margaret, widow of Robert Henderson, Skelbo, left in party of four, aboard the vessel, ‘Lady Gray’ from Cromarty – received £5 assistance from the Sutherland Estate for which she signed with her mark
William, Fleuchary, shoemaker, resided in his father’s house, left alone, 1830
William, Dornoch, subtenant to Alexander Matheson, left in party of three, 1831 

MACKENZIE
Alexander, Dornoch, left in party of five, 1831
Janet, Fleuchary, lotter, left in party of four, 1831
Margaret, Skelbo Muir, widow, left in a party of seven, one of whom was aged less than fourteen, for Upper Canada aboard the vessel ‘Joseph Green’ in 1842 with assistance from Sutherland Estate of £7
Margaret, Achvandra, left in 1842 with assistance from Sutherland Estate of £5 

MACLEOD
Janet, Achneal, aged 22 years, single, travelled alone to Upper Canada in 1846 with assistance from the Sutherland Estate of £3 

MATHESON
Donald, dornoch, aged 30, single, left alone in 1843 for Quebec, Canada aboard the vessel, ‘St Nicholas’ with assistance from Sutherland Estate of £2
George, Achavandra, subtenant on Skelbo farm, left in party of five 1831
Marion (Merran), Dornoch, single, aged 24, left alone for Upper Canada aboard the vessel ‘Joseph Green’ in 1842 with assistance from Sutherland Estate of £1.10 shillings
Thomas, Proncy, age 19, single, left alone in 1843 aboard the vessel ‘Symmetry’ for Upper Canada with assistance from Sutherland Estate of £1.10 shillings 

MUNRO
Alexander, Rearquhar, lotter, left 1830 in party of seven
Alexander, aged 34 of Dornoch, left for Darien, Georgia, United States in 1735/1741 (CR of Georgia)
Ann, Achavandra Muir, left alone in 1830
Robert, aged 17 of Dornoch, labourer, left for Darien, Georgia, United States in 1735/1741 (CR of Georgia)
William, age 12 of Dornoch, left for Darien, Georgia, United States in 1735/1741 (CR of Georgia) 

MURRAY
Alexander, Fleuchary, lotter, left in party of six 1831 - further information
Alexander, Torboll, subtenant to Captain Mackay, left I party of 8 1831
Alexander, Torboll, subtenant to Captain Mackay, left in party of three, 1831
Donald, Balvraid Muir, labourer, lodger, left alone 1830
Donald, Rearquhar, lotter, left in party of five, 1831 – note states “obliged to go from having fallen in arrear”.
George, Achavandra Muir, lotter, left 1829 in party of three
James, Achvandra left in 1842 with assistance from Sutherland Estate of £8
Mary, Lednabirichin, left alone in 1830
Neil, Achavandra, subtenant on Skelbo farm, left in party of eight, 1831 

ROSS
Ann, Rearquhar, left in party of two, 1830
David, Achavandra, subtenant on Skelbo farm, left in party of two, 1831
Donald, Rearquhar, lotter, left 1830 in party of five
Isabella (Bell), Badinish, age 30, single, left alone for Upper Canada in 1848 aboard the vessel, ‘Thomas Harrison’ with assistance from Sutherland Estate of £2
John, Ardshave, lotter, left in party of five, 1831
John, Lednabirichen, aged 14, left for West Canada in 1848 alone, with assistance from the Sutherland Estate of £2
Robert, Rearquhar, lotter, left in party of nine, 1831
William, Achavandra Muir, lotter, left in party of four, 1831
William, Birichin, aged 29, married, left in a party of four, two aged under fourteen, for Upper Canada in 1843 with assistance from the Sutherland Estates of £5 

SUTHERLAND
Alexander, Lonemore, mason, resided with his father – left in party of two, 1830
Angus, Lednabirichin, lotter, left in party of six 1830
Catherine, Achavandra Muir, lotter, left in party of four, 1831
Donald, Evelix Muir, lotter, left in party of eight, 1831
James, Lonemore, subtenant to Alexander Gunn, left in party of six, 1831
Jean, Achavandra, lotter, left in party of four 1830
Nicol, Torboll, subtenant to Captain Mackay, left in party of seven, 1831
William, Proncynaird, lotter, left in party of four, 1830
William, Torboll, subtenant to Captain Mackay, left in party of two, 1831 

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