Your Name in History
| Find out if your Surname is part of the Our Name in History Collection! Just type your surname into the search box|
Looking for a Miltary Ancestor? This is the place!
Search Olive Tree Genealogy Family of Websites
SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS
TURNBULL VENTURE TO FLORIDA 1768: LIST OF PASSENGERS NATIVE OF SPAIN
Researcher & Contributor © Lucie Servole Myers
Andrew Turnbull, a Scottish-born physician and wealthy member of the East Florida Society in London which was formed in 1766, conceived a plan to bring colonists of Greek, Italian, Minorcan and Turkish origins to Florida in the hopes of cultivating the land. Great Britain had acquired Florida around 1763.
The Turnbull venture: On March 31, 1768, a fleet consisting of the below-mentioned eight ships left Mahon, Minorca with over 1400 passengers. The fleet arrived in Gibraltar on April 3, 1768, then left Gibraltar on April 17, 1768. Of the 1403 passengers who had left Gibraltar, only 1,255 managed to reach the coast of East Florida as 148 of them perished on the high seas. Three children were born at sea: Eulalia Elquina (Alzina); Antonia Arnau; and Benito Buenaventura (unknown parents).
Four of the ships which carried some 700 immigrants, arrived in St. Augustine, Florida on June 26, 1768. The other four vessels had been carried off course by strong currents, but they eventually reached St. Augustine little by little, arriving one after the other, during the month of July, 1768.
- AMERICAN SOLDIER 145
- BETSEY 120
- CHARMING BETSEY 232
- ELISABETH 190
- FRIENDSHIP 198
- HENRY & CAROLINA 142
- HOPE 150
- NEW FORTUNE 226
- TOTAL: 1,403 (men, women, and children)
SOURCES FROM WHICH THE INFORMATION BELOW WAS COLLECTED
- 1. Roman Catholic Records, St. Augustine Parish - White Baptisms 1784 through 1799.
- 2. Mullet on the Beach - The Minorcans of Florida 1768-1788 by Patricia C. Griffin.
Published by University Presses of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
- 3. The Minorcans of Florida - Their History, Language and Culture by Philip D. Rasico.
Published by Luthers, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
- 4. The Italians in Colonial Florida - A Repertory of Italian Families Settled in Florida under the Spanish (1513-1762, 1784-1821) and British (1762-1784) Regimes, by Bruno Roselli
- 5. Pioneers of Floridaís First Coast compiled by The Southern Genealogistís Exchange Society of Jacksonville, Florida.
Published by The Gregath Publishing Company.
Names of immigrants listed below have been spelled in many different ways.
NAME ; ORIGIN
- Alvarez, Geronimo Asturias, Spain
- Blanco, Josepha Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain
- Bosquet, Juan Joseph Spain
- Colomines, Juan Catalonia, Spain
- de Almanza, Manuel Sevilla, Spain
- de Almanza, Mariano Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain
- de Entralgo, Francisco Antonio Asturias, Spain
- de la Maza Arredondo, Fernando Spain
- de Lasaga, Mariano Navarra, Spain
- de Los Hijuelos, Catalina de Jesus Asturias, Spain
- de Mora, Diego Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain
- Guitierez/Gutierez, Juan Santander, Spain
- Marin, Francisco Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
- Muraga, Francisco Montilla, Andalucia, Spain
- Nuges/Nugues, Gregorio Catalonia, Spain
- Palma, Antonio Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain
- Reig, Enric Catalonia, Spain
- Roche, Franciscus Catalonia, Spain
- Rodriguez, Juan Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
- Rosello, Juan Gibraltar, Spain
- Rosello, Sebastian Gibraltar, Spain
Also see Ships Passenger Lists to Florida Microfilm Numbers for NARA & FHC 1820-1957 and Film Numbers for Ships to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina
OffSite Links for more information on Minorcans: History of Minorcans in Florida | The Minorcans
Looking for other USA records? See USA GENEALOGY
for searchable genealogy databases
5-Step Search for Your Immigrant Ancestor in North America
search for your immigrant ancestor in the five major ports of arrival
- New York New York,
New Orleans Louisiana
If you don't find your immigrant ancestor in a large port city, try smaller
ports of arrival - Virginia, Connecticut,
North Carolina, Maine, Rhode
Florida, New Jersey, New Hampshire,
Michigan, Alaska, California, Hawaii and Washington
Still can't find your immigrant ancestor on an American ships passenger list?
Canadian Port of Arrival and the
border crossing records (Saint Albans Lists).
If you still can't find your ancestor in free ships passenger lists, try ships
passenger lists and naturalization records on a pay site. See the Immigration Comparison Chart to help you decide which of the fee-based sites has the passenger lists you need to find your immigrant ancestor
Search for ships passengers in Ethnic Groups immigrating to America, other miscellaneous
ports of arrival, Ships Passenger Lists
on NARA microfilm, J.J.
Cooke Shipping Agent Records, Castle
Garden New York Ships Passenger Lists 1855-1890, Ellis
Island New York Ships Passenger Lists 1894-1927 & Naturalization
YOUR ANCESTOR IN FREE SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS TO USA