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From: Myrl C P <>
Subject: [TSL] Coltrain from Scotland
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 20:05:19 EST
I've been following my ancestors ship travel in the 1850's, but notice that
people are asking about much older ship travel. So, here goes:
In 1756, two citizens of Plymouth MA post bond to become guardians to John
COLTRAIN, a minor. John purchases land, and marries in 1763, so has attained
his majority. In the US, there were Coltrain/Coltranes in North Carolina,
arriving about 1743 from Scotland, but no record of a youth named John. In
Ayrshire, Scotland, I can find John Coltrain, christened 1707, who could be
the father of my John? To the best of my knowledge, no Coltrin researcher has
looked into shipboard travel as a way of linking the Scottish & Massachussetts
My questions: 1. Are there lists of passengers for coastal travel between
North Carolina and Mass?
2. Are there passenger lists extant for travel between Scotland and the
Colonies in the 1740s and 1750s? Where would I look for them?
Thanks for your consideration.
Myrl Coltrin Pardee
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