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Michigan Hinchs -part 2

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Michigan Hinchs -part 2

Posted: 14 Nov 2008 7:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hinch
For those looking at the Hinches from Camden near Tamworth Ontario, many who have emmigrated to the U.S. I may have found the ship and date of arrival at Quebec. I have always looked for Hinch or Hinchey in the databases with no wild cards in the search but after coming upon the site Immigrants from Gross-Ile (which was the quarantine area for ships coming into Quebec during the famine), Library and Archives Canada Site, I tried Hinchy and under deaths at sea we get:
1847, Hinchy Elizabeth, category Immigrant - Age 14 yrs. Name of ship Progress, Port of departure-New Ross, Country- Ireland, date of arrival July 14, 1847- Reference- from the Return of names and ages of emmigrants who died on ship board previous to arrival at Quebec during the season of 1847. The Morning Chronicle (Quebec)1847/12/10.

I cross referenced the ship to the Transcriber's Guild website and saw no record of passengers but a departure date of May 5th and an arrival date of July 10 from New Ross to Quebec. Passenger total- 555, Captain Mabel, registered to Tibbits & Co. The government Immigration Office on June 7th ,1847 reported that the Progress left New Ross with 554 passengers for Quebec on May 5th 1847. (this is a slow passage as I compare to Brigs leaving at about the same time from New Ross for Quebec. maybe there was a layover?? The Olive tree website has the Progress docking at New Brunswick in 1847 with passengers.I checked the passenger list and no Hinch,Hinchy etc.Elizabeth should have been travelling with brother John and sisters Catherine, Bridget and Mary. It is not uncommon for a ship to make two trips a year.Perhaps the Olive tree site mentions a later or earlier voyage for the Progress of that year as a date is not given.
The year of arrival is mentioned in at least two histories of the family and they were not fleeing from the famine but from taxes at the time.
They originated from Knock James,on the road from Tulla to Gort, Co. Clare, Ireland.I suspect that Elisabeth (Bessie) died from cholera on the passage which was an agonizing way to die, and a loss that her brother and sisters carried throughout their lives.
Lawrence
On. canada
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