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Dr Thomas Clark's trek from Ballybay, to Newry, to New York 1760's

Hello,
I just found out that an elusive ancestor may have come to the US (long before it was the US, of course) with the above mentioned group. Thomas Clark apparently brought his whole congregation with him from Ballybay on the ship John, but I have yet to see an actual ship's passenger list.
I am so eager to see if my hunch is right! (And to move on if it isn't...)
Anyone heard of this, or have the actual list?
Loralee

LL

Friday 12th July 2019, 04:25AM

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  • Hi,

    This is a webchat that I came across, it is a couple of years old but it seems to indicate where you can get your hands on the list.

    https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=743787.0

    And there is a lot of information on this site which may be of interest to you.

    http://magoo.com/hugh/cahans.html#cahans

    Miriam

    Friday 12th July 2019, 08:55AM
  • Thank you for replying! I ran across those links, too, but the list does not appear among them somehow... Two of the links that seem to be dead-on for what I need, are broken!!! So disappointing! I have one other idea, but after that, I am as stumped as before I found the story about the Ballybay group!

    LL

    Saturday 13th July 2019, 04:55AM
  • H Loralee,

    That's a pain. Have you tried contacting the Presbyterian church in Salem. If anyone has this list it must be them according to the webchats above. At the very least you would expect they could give you an idea where to get a list if it exists.

    http://salemnyfirstupchurch.com/history/history.htm

    Miriam

    Saturday 13th July 2019, 11:11AM
  • A link on the RootsChat thread is for the Irish Genealogical Research Society  https://www.irishancestors.ie 

    A contributor to the RootsChat thread is in possession of one or more lists. I understand, from a quick reading of the posts, that 1 list was obtained from the church at Salem. Loralee, if you haven't already done so, I suggest that you join RootsChat. It's free and almost all contributors are volunteers. Once you have made a few posts the personal message system will be accessible. Then you can ask the person who has the list(s) for more information and exchange email addresses if necessary via  Personal Message . 

    Maggie May

    Sunday 14th July 2019, 01:38AM
  • Thank you, Maggie! I have joined, but find the message system very confusing! I think I've written to that person privately, but I'm not sure. (And the admin wouldn't allow me to post my e-mail address, so I can't seem to connect properly with him!

    LL

    Monday 15th July 2019, 05:40AM
  • Miriam, Thank you for that suggestion! I have now written to the church asking for info. Here's crossing my fingers that they might have a list of the original people!

    LL

    Monday 15th July 2019, 05:42AM
  • Good Luck Loralee, hope you get some information from that.

    Miriam

    Monday 15th July 2019, 11:07AM
  • RootsChat doesn't allow email adresses on the public forum. It's for the security of  contributors. You have to make 3 posts before you can use the Personal Message system. That's to prevent spamming.  It works very well as long as the person you want to contact is still receiving alerts and hasn't changed their email address. There's a Help page with instructions. If you have difficulty, post another message on the thread on the Forum and someone will reply with advice. If necessary a board moderator will chip in. 

    Maggie May

    Tuesday 16th July 2019, 01:33AM
  • Thank you, Maggie May! You've been so kind and helpful!

     

    LL

    Tuesday 16th July 2019, 02:27AM