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From: Marj Kohli <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] McARTHUR, Andrew & Agnes/ Ship Plantagenet
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:31:28 -0500
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It is unlikely the family sailed from Ireland if the ship sailed from
Liverpool. The family most likely took a ferry to Liverpool and then
boarded the ship. This was very common.

I checked sailings from Liverpool around this date and did not find
this ship. There are several vessels by this name and they were
sailing to Australia and Canada. The one you are talking about does
not appear in the London Times. The NY Times of Mar 8, 1853 reports a
vessel by that name being passed by the steamship Wm. Penn, which was
arriving from New-Orleans so we know there was a ship by that name in the area.

So...I did some more checking and in the column "America" in the
London Times on Thursday, Jan 27, 1853 I found:

Arrived at New Orleans,--The Blanche and Plantaganet[sic], from
Liverpool; Stephen Glover, from Newport, Wales.

As to passenger lists -- I am sorry I cannot help.



At 09:01 PM 11/21/2010, jacknday wrote:
>Mr GGgrandparents and six children left County Louth, Ireland around
>the 1st of November 1852 on the Plantagenet and arrived in New
>Orleans, Louisiana January 10, 1853. The ship's master was "Price".
>I got that much information from the New Orleans Public Library
>many years ago but their copy of two pages only showed three
>children. In the past few
>years I wrote to the library wanting a better copy (complete) of
>passengers and was told
>that that those records had been moved somewhere else and were
>ruined by Hurricane
>Katrina. The ship was listed from Liverpool. Is it likely that they
>boarded the ship at Belfast, where seven years before they had
>landed when they left Scotland, or did they
>have to cross back over and leave from Liverpool?
>Mary McArthur Lander
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