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Missing Friends Extracts from the Boston Pilot, Boston Massachusetts

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Missing Friends: Information Wanted

From October 1831 to October 1921, the Boston Pilot newspaper printed a Missing Friends (Information Wanted) column with advertisements from people looking for lost friends and relatives who had emigrated from Ireland to the United States & Canada. Many travelling to Canadian ports went on to USA, but others remained in Canada. This project is extracting the names and other details of those who sailed into Quebec and other Canadian Ports of Arrival.

This dataset is for those who were known to have arrived or settled in Quebec. Since ships passenger lists to Canada did not have to be archvived before 1865, these extractions will form an important piece in the gap in surviving ships passenger lists.

First Name Surname Left date ship left from, or lived in last heard from issue date asking comments
Catherine Calnen May 1832   parish of Morac, Cork, Ireland   22 Oct 1836 sisters Elizabeth & Ellen Clanen, Norwich Vermont Sailed with John Calnen. supposedly in New England
John Calnen May 1832   parish of Morac, Cork, Ireland   22 Oct 1836 sisters Elizabeth & Ellen Clanen, Norwich Vermont Sailed with Catherine Calnen. supposedly in New England
John Doherty spring 1828 Robert Russell parish of Colonneny, Donegal Ireland   24 Sept 1836 brother Edward in Boston last heard of in Montreal
John Gollihar 1830   of Cunahlecha, Kilmore Parish, Sligo Ireland   28 Feb 1835 cousin Patrick Conners, Lowell Massachusetts last heard of in Upper Canada, Little York.
Alice Greene 1833   of Slatt, Queen's Co.   15 Aug 1835 father John Green of Waltham Massachusetts  
Jeremiah Harnett May 1831   Parish of Killarney, Co Kerry Ireland   3 Oct 1835 wife Mary in Boston  
John Higgins 1830s   Youghal, Cork Ireland   9 Jul 1836 brother Michael of Lowell Massachusetts went to Three Rivers [Trois Rivieres]
Owen Moran Apr 1832 the James of Maryport of Newport, May Ireland 1832 23 Nov 1833 wife Catherine Louisa Moran in Boston. Also in issue 7 Dec. 1833, mentioning rumours of his death. Sailed from Sligo  
Owen Muloy     of Killalar, Mayo, Ireland   18 July 1835 brother William Muloy, also his mother in Boston sailed to Newfoundland, then 10 months later to Quebec or Montreal
P. O'Neil 1824-1825   Grannard, Lonford Ireland   12 Oct 1833 brother James O'Neil, Uxbridge Massachusetts cooper
John Riordan ca 1833   Mallow, Cork, Ireland in Utica New York, believed to be in New Orleans 19 Nov 1836 wife Catherine in Boston .Mentions John Carty, native of Mallow, storekeeper in New Orleans
John Riordan May 1834   Malley, Cork Ireland   17 Oct 1835 wife Catherine in Boston sailed with William Shean, shoemaker from Malley, Cork Ireland to Quebec, then to New York
Miles Rows ca 1831   Parish of Lisser, Derry Ireland. Sailed from Belfast   24 Sept 1836 sister Sarah in Boston went to USA with brother Richard. Mentions uncle Miles Devlin in New Orleans
Richard Rows ca 1831   Parish of Lisser, Derry Ireland. Sailed from Belfast   24 Sept 1836 sister Sarah in Boston went to USA with brother Miles. Mentions uncle Miles Devlin in New Orleans
Margaret Shea     of Doneraile, Cork, Ireland   2 Jan 1836 cousin William Nagle, Boston  
Catherine Skelton May 1835   of Parish of Clogher, Tyrone, Ireland   16 Apr 1836 cousin Patrick McKenna, Providence Rhode Island aka Mullen. Arrived in Quebec with husband Edward Mullan. Friends suspicious she is dead and husband responsible
John Sullivan ca 1826   Ireland   11 May 1833 brother Daniel Sullivan of Ballin Garry, Barony of Cossleigh, Limerick Ireland now in Boston married Mary Keene ca 1825
Michael Walsh ca 1829   Templemartin, Cork Ireland   1 June 1839 mother & brothers in Boston  
William Walsh spring 1834   Castlemartyr, Barony of Imokilla, Cork, Ireland. Sailed from Youghal   24 Jan 1838 cousin Patrick Walsh of Baltimore Co. Maryland left Quebec for Boston with Thomas & John Foley

Choose from the following newspaper issues of Missing Friends:

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper: Long Lost Relatives 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | 1889 | 1890 | 1891 | 1892 | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | 1896 | 1897 | 1899 | 1900

Missing Friends Extracts from the Boston Pilot Newspaper, Boston Massachusetts 1830-1840 | 1840-1850


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