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shipwreck The Miracle- May 19 1847

shipwreck The Miracle- May 19 1847

Posted: 9 Oct 2002 4:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Oct 2005 1:30PM GMT
Looking for any additional information like, passenger/crew list and type of vessel, illustration, ownership etc. The Miracle was 636 tons, carried 408 passenger, mostl y emigrantsfrom Liverpool to Quebec when it shipwrecked in Magdelen Island, 61 lost plus at least 20 to fever later on, survivors were pickup by th Mahone Pay Packet and Sophie to Pictou. The Miracle's Master was named Elliot. My ancestor was part of The Miracle's crew, John Scofield, any info would be appreciated.Thanks in adv.CarolG

Objet : shipwreck The Miracle- May 19 1847

Posted: 9 Mar 2013 3:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brophy
I am interested in anything that concerns the Miracle, wrecked in the Magdalen Islands in may 1847.
Special interests: Passengers named Brophy. My children's great-great-great-grandfather is John James Brophy (c.1835-1867) who had three children with Mary Eve McLean of Entry Island. Family legend is he was an orphan of twelve after the wreck, raised by the islanders. Other legends say he had a brother who was sent to Pictou.

Jean Lemieux

Re: Objet : shipwreck The Miracle- May 19 1847

Posted: 5 Dec 2013 1:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
John James Brophy did have a brother who I suspect was shipped to Pictou with the other
passengers. His name was Martin and he married a Mary Walsh in February 1854 in Antigonish,
Nova Scotia. He had one child that I am aware of - John born in 1855. James Brophy as you say
was married to Eve McLean, daughter of John McLean and Margaret Turnbull. She is related to
my mother. John James Brophy was drowned August 4, 1867 a short distance from where I live
and is buried here in the Anglican cemetery even though he was a Catholic. His wife Eve died in
1876 at the age of 36 and is buried in the Catholic cemetery about 30 miles from where I live.
I knew some of the descendants of J> James Brophy.

Re: shipwreck The Miracle- May 19 1847

Posted: 5 Dec 2013 1:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have the crew list for the Miracle, but John Scofield was not a crew member, however, he was
probably a passenger as there was a John Scofield who lived on the Islands many years ago.
He was married to a Mary Ann Pellington. They had a son John born in 1854. THere was a hill
at Point Basse, Magdalen Islands called "Scofield's Hill" by the older people who lived in that
area. Apparently he was from Manchaster, England
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