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Ship Fortitude from Cork Ireland to Quebec

Medical and surgical journal of the Fortitude Emigrant Ship for 28 April to 1 July 1825 by Francis Connin, Surgeon and Superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed in carrying emigrants from Cork to Upper Canada.

This journal is detailed notes on each of the Irish passengers Surgeon Connin treated. See below for the names, ages, dates of admission, whether the patient died or recovered and a few notes for some patients. Most patients have their illnesses noted in detail, along with medicines given, reaction of patient and other data.

These individuals had the vaccine virus inserted according to the dates annexed but without producing any effect whatever.
  • May 1, 1825; Ellen McCarthy, aged 13 and 8 months; Alley White, aged 21 months; Margaret Callahan, aged 14 months; William Carey, aged 3; Johanna Slattery, aged 5; Johanna Carey, aged 2.
  • May 2, 1825: Robert Dent (Black), aged 25; Ellen Tobin, aged 10 weeks; Michael Mason, aged 19; Charles Mason, aged 21; Michael Kean, aged 5,
  • May 3, 1825: Daniel Hagarty, aged 3; Mary Hagarty, aged 5; Daniel Doran, aged 3; Michael Walsh, aged 1; Ellen Walsh, aged 5; Mary Meade, aged 3; Ellen Harragon, aged 12; Pat Sleney, aged 4; James Sleney, aged 2; Margaret Sleney, aged 6; Michael Condon, aged 2; Daniel Condon, aged 1; Margaret Fitzgerald, aged 2
  • May 5, 1825: James Gould, aged 6; John Gould, aged 4; Ellen Gould, aged 2
  • May 6, 1825: John Shean and Jeremiah Shean, ages not recorded
  • May 27, 1825: Eleven children of different ages from 9 years downwards; diarrhoea, some with severe griping pains others with haemorrhage. Put on sick list, 27 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 29 May 1825.
Surname; First Name; Age; Admission Date; Discharged or Died; Surgeon's Notes

B

Michael Burke, aged 19 Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 5 May 1825.

Mary Burke, aged about 30. Pregnant. Put on sick list, 8 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 10 May 1825.

Ann Bryan, aged about 34. Put on sick list, 15 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 19 May 1825.

C

John Carey, aged about 38. Put on sick list, 9 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 15 May 1825.

John Carey, aged 15. Put on sick list, 3 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 10 May 1825.

Michael Carey's wife, aged about 30 pregnancy, 'expecting to be taken ill in the course of a month'. Put on sick list, 3 May 1825, Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 10 May 1825.

A. [Anne] Carey [Michael Carey's wife], aged about 30; delivered of a fine male child. Put on sick list, 26 May 1825. Discharged cured, 5 June 1825.

James Carey, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 11 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 17 May 1825.

Patrick Carey, aged about 16; severe cough. Put on sick list, 7 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 15 June 1825.

Patrick Carey, aged about 16. Put on sick list, 12 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 16 May 1825.

John Carey, aged about 15. Put on sick list, 13 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 17 May 1825.

Bridget Casey, aged about 4. Put on sick list, 11 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 15 May 1825.

James Casey, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 15 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 19 May 1825.

James Casey, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 31 [1] June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 5 June 1825.

James Casey, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 7 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 10 June 1825.

Mary Casey, aged about 20. Put on sick list, 8 June 1825, at sea. No date of discharge is recorded

Mary Casey, aged about 46 . Put on sick list, 16 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 21 May 1825.

Catherine Cotter, aged 8. Put on sick list, 3 May 1825, Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 8 May 1825.

Margaret Cunningham, aged about 6. Put on sick list, 3 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 4 July 1825.

D

Richard Danson or Dawson or Davison, aged 13. Put on sick list, 3 May 1825, Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 15 May 1825.

John Daody, aged about 32. Put on sick list, 10 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 20 May 1825.

Martin Doran, aged about 40. Put on sick list, 19 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 21 May 1825.

William Doran, aged about 23. Put on sick list, 29 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 1 June 1825.

Daniel Dorgan, aged about 19. Put on sick list, 1 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 2 June 1825.

John Dorgan, aged about 8. Put on sick list, 11 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 22 May 1825.

Michael Dorgan, aged about 12 similar symptoms to John Fitzgerald. Put on sick list, 12 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 17 May 1825.

E

Margaret Elligott, aged about 2. Put on sick list, 10 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 16 May 1825.

Eliza Ellis, aged 35 Pregnant. Put on sick list, 13 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 14 May 1825.

F

John Fitzgerald, aged about 33. Put on sick list, 19 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 21 May 1825.

John Fitzgerald, aged about 38. Put on sick list, 10 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 11 May 1825.

Catherine Fitzgerald, aged about 13; diarrhoea with severe griping pains all over the abdomen. Put on sick list, 12 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 17 May 1825.

John Fitzgerald, aged about 5. Put on sick list, 12 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 17 May 1825.

Mary Flaherty, aged about 48. Put on sick list, 11 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 17 May 1825.

James Flaherty, aged about 28. Put on sick list, 8 June, at sea. Discharged cured, 15 June.

Denis Flaherty, aged about 30. Put on sick list, 9 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 20 June 1825.

James Flaherty, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 16 May 1825. Discharged cured, 22 May 1825.

James Flaherty Senior, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 2 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 5 June 1825.

James Flaherty, aged about 28. Put on sick list, 25 May, at sea. Discharged cured, 29 May.

James Flaherty, aged about 28. Put on sick list, 1 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 2 June 1825.

H

Mary Hagarty, aged 5. Put on sick list, 3 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 6 May 1825.

William Hagerty, aged about 30. Put on sick list, 15 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 19 May 1825.

William Hagarty, aged about 30. Put on sick list, 22 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 27 May 1825.

John Hartnett's 3 children, ages about 13, 8 and 6. Put on sick list, 13 June 1825, on the St Lawrence river. All cured before arrival at Prescott, 1 July 1825.

K

Ellen Kean, aged about 30; miscarriage in 4th month. Put on sick list, 17 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 28 May 1825.

Michael Kent, aged about 15. Put on sick list, 9 June 1825, at sea. cured, 16 June 1825.

L

Patrick Lehay, aged about 23. Put on sick list, 5 May 1825, Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 7 May 1825.

Patrick Lehay, aged about 23. Put on sick list, 12 May 1825. Discharged cured, 17 May 1825.

Abigail Lehay, aged about 13. Put on sick list, 9 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 15 May 1825.

Mary Lehay, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 10 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 15 May 1825.

Mary Lehay, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 16 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 20 May 1825.

Timothy Lehay, aged about 21. Put on sick list, 17 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 23 May 1825.

Timothy Lehay, aged about 21. Put on sick list, 27 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 29 May 1825.

Timothy Lehay, aged about 21. Put on sick list, 2 June 1825. Discharged cured, 6 June 1825.

Mary Lenorgan, aged about 35. Put on sick list, 24 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 29 May 1825.

Mary Lenorgan, aged about 35. Put on sick list, 30 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 31 May 1825.

Michael Lenorgan, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 18 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 19 May 1825.

Michael Lenorgan, aged about 18. Put on sick list, 26 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 5 June 1825.

Michael Lenorgan Senior, aged about 40. Put on sick list, 3 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 7 June 1825. The fourth member of his family with the same symptoms.

M

Ellen McCarthy, aged about 3. Put on sick list, 10 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 15 May 1825.

Jane McCarthy, aged about 17. Put on sick list, 10 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 13 May 1825.

Denis McCarthy, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 12 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 17 May 1825.

Denis McCarthy, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 16 May 1825. Discharged cured, 21 May 1825.

Jane McCarthy, aged about 17. Put on sick list, 13 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 16 May 1825.

John Malony, aged about 24. Put on sick list, 3 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, [15 June] 1825.

Margaret Malony, aged about 40. Put on sick list, 4 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 15 June 1825.

[Died] Margaret Malony, aged 11 months, a poor little delicate child that did not look likely to live a week on coming on board, kept alive by perseverance of nourishment. Put on sick list, 10 June 1825, at sea. Died, 12 June 1825.

Charles Mason, aged about 21. Put on sick list, 24 May 1825, at sea. Sent to the hospital at Quebec, 15 June 1825, with every appearance of doing well

James Mason, aged about 23. Put on sick list, 8 June 1825, at sea. 15 June 1825, 'continue better'.

George Mason, aged about 48. Put on sick list, 20 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 24 May 1825.

Edmund Murphy, aged about 60 broken down constitution and great infirmity. Put on sick list, 8 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 16 May 1825.

Edmund Murphy, aged about 60, Put on sick list, 21 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 24 May 1825.

Edward Murphy, aged about 50. Put on sick list, 13 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 20 June 1825. Had been below decks for the entire voyage through debility, drank some spirits and came on deck for the first time on 13 June, when the effects of the spirits wore off he collapsed.

Margaret Murphy, aged about 26. Put on sick list, 9 June 1825, at sea. Sent to the hospital at Quebec, 15 June 1825

O

Ellen O'Halleran, aged 4. Put on sick list, 3 May 1825, Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 14 May 1825.

Margaret O'Halleran, aged 2. Put on sick list, 3 May 1825, Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 14 May 1825.

Mary O'Halleran, aged about 28. Put on sick list, 23 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 24 May 1825.

Q

Timothy Quin, aged 9 complexion sallow and his person emaciated, worms suspected. Put on sick list, 3 May 1825, Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 13 May 1825.

James Quinn, aged about 4 worms. Put on sick list, 11 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 26 May 1825.

R

Catherine Roach, aged about 17. Put on sick list, 24 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 5 June 1825.

Michael Roche, aged about 44. Put on sick list, 13 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 16 May 1825.

Ellen Roche, aged about 21. Put on sick list, 15 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 19 May 1825.

S

Alicia Sergent, aged about 32, miscarriage in sixth month of pregnancy. Put on sick list, 30 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 10 June 1825. Of a delicate constitution and could not be prevailed upon to stay much on deck since embarking. Described as of a much better class than the other emigrants.

Margaret Sergent, aged about 15; a scrophulous ulcer known by the name of King's Evil [tuberculosis of the neck caused by inflamed lymph nodes] Put on sick list, 13 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 23 May 1825.

John Sergent, aged about 12. Put on sick list, 9 June 1825, at sea. cured, 23 June 1825.

T

Ellen Tobin, aged about 50 a delicate constitution. Put on sick list, 10 May 1825, at Cove of Cork. Discharged cured, 11 May 1825.

Ellen Tobin, aged about 26; taken with a fainting fit, a stout healthy looking woman with a 3 month old child. Put on sick list, 17 May 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 15 May 1825.

W

Patrick White, aged about 16. Put on sick list, 1 June 1825, at sea. Discharged cured, 5 June 1825. 'Had to cut a cod hook out of his finger today [1 June] dressed it with that unfashionable medicine the Friar's Balsam. Within this month I have had four or five cases among the sailors of this ship where I used it '.

Surgeon's general remarks:

There were more than 350 cases prescribed for between the emigrants coming on board and arriving at Prescott.

Lorine's Notes:

Please see Sue Swiggum's Peter Robinson Settlers from Cork to Canada 1823 & 1825 for a list of passengers compiled from 2 National Archives of Canada microfilm.

You should also view Olive Tree Genealogy's Ships Passenger List for Fortitude and compare names from that list, which used a completely different source.

Source: ADM 101/77/1 from National Archives UK

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