The Grand Turk in Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire

Passenger Lists



The lists below have been assembled from various secondary sources (noted, where possible). The authenticity of the information is considerably in doubt, as genealogists and researchers of various eras have borrowed and copied from each other with abandon, and it is likely that I have added my own quota of transcription and typographical errors.

It would be an interesting exercise to trace the genesis of the various printed Yorkshire passenger lists, but a far more useful one to examine the original documents. This I aim to do, in time. For the present, I believe the information below to be generally correct, and it is my view that in the absence of better data, suspect lists are preferable to none. I would be very glad to hear from anyone with suggestions or comments.

Gord Ripley, Teeswater, Ontario.


Ship Name Year From
Albion 1772 Yorkshire, England (?)
Albion 1773 Yorkshire, England (?)
Albion1 1774 Yorkshire, England
Arethusa 1775 __
Charming Molly 1750 London, England
Charming Molly 1760 New England
Duke of York2 1772 Liverpool
Durham 1775 Newcastle, Northumberland
Jenny1775 Hull, Yorkshire
Mary31774 Stockton, Durham
Prince George 1775 Scarborough, Yorkshire
Providence4 1774 Newcastle, Northumberland
Providence5 1775 Newcastle, Northumberland
Thomas and William 1774 Scarborough, Yorkshire
Two Friends6 1774Hull, Yorkshire
Valiant 1817Hull, Yorkshire
William and Mary [Thomas and William?] 1774 Scarborough, Yorkshire

See also: A list of passengers on ships leaving the Port of Scarborough, Yorks., between April 5, 1774 and April 12, 1774. Published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and reprinted by G. Fothergill in Emigrants from England 1773-1776, pp. 65-68.

The Duke of York

Sailed from Liverpool, England on March 16, 1772 [or possibly during the week ending March 16, 1772]. Arrived at Halifax after a voyage of forty-six days, carrying sixty-two passengers. No period passenger list survives, and the following list has been assembled from secondary sources.

Surname Given Notes
AndersonThomas __
AndersonMarywife of Thomas
BulmerGeorge712, apprentice to Wm Freeze
BulmerWilliam8brother of George
CoatesThomas9 __
CoatesAnn (Hood)wife of Thomas
CoatesMaryage 2
DixonCharles41, papermaker10
DixonSusanna34, wife of Charles
DixonMaryage 7
DixonCharlesage 6
DixonSusannaage 4
DixonElizabethage 1
[Flintoft]Jane11age 18
FreezeWilliam Sr. __
FreezeWilliama mason12
Freeze------his wife
Freeze------a daughter
Freeze------a daughter
[Lowerison]Richard13 __
MetcalfJamesbatchelor14
SiddellFrancisplus 3
Siddell------ __
Siddell------ __
Siddell------ __
[Siddell]Ralph15 __
Siddell------wife of Ralph
[Trenholm]Edward16 __
[Trenholm]John17 __
[Trenholm]Matthew18 __
TrericeJohnapprentice to Thomas Coates19
WoodWilliam20of Burinston, nr. Bedale, WR
WoodElizabethhis wife
WoodValintinetheir son
Wood------a daughter
Wood------a daughter
The Providence

The ship Providence, 150 tons, sailed from newcastle, Northumberland early in 1774. She arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 1, 1774 with 10 crew and 71 passengers. Among the passengers were '44 men, 25 women and 2 children'.

Surname Given Occupation/Other
AtkinsonAnn __
AtkinsonHenry __
AtkinsonJohn __
AtkinsonJohn __
AtkinsonMargaret __
AtkinsonMartha __
AtkinsonRobert __
AtkinsonThomas __
BlenkinsopWilliam __
CalvertJane[of Battersby, NR; travelling with Ripley family]
DobsonAnn __
DobsonThomas __
EllisGeorge __
FairbairnJames __
FlintoffChrist[opher][brother of Mary Richardson, below]
FosterEleanor __
FosterGeorge __
FosterMargery __
FosterMargaret __
FosterPeggy __
FosterPolly __
FrancklandThomas __
GrahamThomas __
GrahamWilliam __
HallThomas __
HarrisRachael __
JacksonJoseph __
JohnsonAnnAnn Ash
JohnsonMathew __
JohnsonJohninfant
MatkinMattew __
MaughamHenry __
MoonRobert __
NelsonAnn __
NewtonElizabeth __
NewtonJohn __
OliverJohn __
OxleyGeorge __
OxleyJohn __
OxleyMary __
PraidRalph __
RamsayJohn __
ReedElizabeth __
RemmingtonJames __
RichardsonChrist __
RichardsonElizabeth[wife of John Richardson]
RichardsonJohn[of Hutton Rudby, Yorks.]
RichardsonJoseph __
RichardsonMary __
RipleyElizabeth __
RipleyHenry __
RipleyIsobel[wife of Robert Ripley]
RipleyJane __
RipleyJohn __
RipleyMary __
RipleyRobert __
RipleyRobert[39, farmer, from Battersby, Yorks.]
SilkMichael __
SwinburnGeorge __
SwinburnElizabeth __
TurnbullFoster __
WatsonElizabeth __
WatsonJames __
WatsonJane __
WatsonJno __
WatsonRobert __
WatsonThomas __
WatsonThomas __
WatsonWilliam __
The Providence

The ship Providence sailed from the port of Newcastle on April 24, 1775, bound for Halifax.

Surname Given Occupation/Other
HewtonMathew30, yeoman, in expectation of better employment
The Valiant

The ship Valiant sailed from the port of Hull, Yorkshire between March 22 and April 26, 1817, and arrived in Prince Edward Island on June 25, 1817. Class: Brigantine. Master: Capt. John Ezard.21

Surname Given Occupation/Other
Ba(r)kerWilliam[According to George R. Schurman, came with wife and daughter Arabella]
BellVincentand family
BurdettMatthewcabin passenger, family did not accompany him
CarrThomassingle
CrossChristophercabin passenger, family did not accompany him
DoddRobertand family
FawcettThomas [John?]of Stockton Forest, Yorks.
FoxMr. ----single
HardyGeorge22and family
HardyThomasfamily did not accompany him
HawksRobertand family
HutchisonJohnand family
MasonT.single
MasonWilliamsingle
MilnerJohnsettled at Sackville, New Brunswick
MooreAnnasingle
PearsonJohnsingle
SmithChristopherand family
SmithIsaac[Smith drafted the plans for the Colonial Building in Charlottetown]
TowseJohn23of Garton-on-the-Wolds, Yorks., settled at Dorchester, New Brunswick
TowseMarywife of John
TrowsdaleJosephand family
WeldonWilliamsingle, cabin passenger
WiggintonGeorgeand family
The William and Mary

A contemporary report (19th April, 1774) in the Leeds Intelligencer states: "On Tuesday the 4th inst., sailed from Scarboro' the William and Mary, and on Sunday the 9th inst., sailed from the same place, The Prince George. They had on board a large number of emigrants (not less it is said than 150 each) for Halifax and Port Cumberland in Nova Scotia. It is much to be feared that few of them have considered the consequences attending so large a number of people being for at least two months crowded together four in a bed, and those beds one upon another three deep, with not so much room betwixt each as to admit even the smallest person to sit up on end'.

A modern writer, on the other hand, has this to say: "On the Prince George (sometimes inexplicably referred to as the 'William and Mary') would have been found 54 year old John Harrison, his wife Sarah and nine children.24

The likelihood is that the 'William and Mary' is actually the 'Thomas and William'. There is no mention in the Legge List of a ship named 'William and Mary'.

The Jenny

The ship Jenny sailed from Hull, Yorkshire in April of 1775, bound for Nova Scotia. Captain: Forster, or Foster.

Surname Given Occupation/Other
AldfieldElizabeth25, servant
AndersonElizabeth36, going over with her children to her husband, who is cooper to Wm Johnson
AndersonJane7
AndersonJohn1
AndersonMary9
AndersonMoses5
AndersonWilliam4
BathJohn23, servant
BeaverElizabeth30, housekeeper
BlackElizabeth36
BlackJohn15
BlackRichard11
BlackSarah7
BlackThomas9
BlackWilliam14
BlackWilliam43, linen draper
ClarkMary13
ClarkRachael3
ClarkRichard9
ClarkWilliam10
ClarkWilliam42, farmer
ColpitsRobert28
FallydownPatience22, servant
FentonMary9, to join father
FentonSarah15, to join father
HarperCatherine7
HarperCharlotte6
HarperElizabeth14
HarperElizabeth40, wife of Christopher
HarperHannah15
HarperJohn13
HarperThomas12
HarperWilliam4
HorsmanChristopher27, farmer
HudryJane16, servant
HultonJames15, apprentice
JohnsonEmanuel16
JohnsonGeorge26, servant/carpenter
JohnsonJoseph14
JohnsonMargaret48
JohnsonWilliam23
JohnsonWilliam28, gentleman
JohnsonWilliam49, farmer
KalinThomas24, servant to William Robinson
KingThomas21, blacksmith
LodgeMathew20, house carpenter
LowersonMary27, to join husband
LowryMary27, to join husband
ParkerElizabeth9
ParkerJames2
ParkerMary40, to join husband
PeckHelen15
PeckIsaac13
PeckJane17
PeckJane42
PeckJoseph2
PeckMary20
PeckRichard47, husbandman, having made a purchase, is going with his family to reside
PeckRichard5
PeckRobert10
PeckRose7
RobinsonAnn13
RobinsonElizabeth30
RobinsonFrancis3
RobinsonJenny9
RobinsonJohn47, husbandman
RobinsonJonathan5
RobinsonWilliam2
RobinsonWilliam42
SedelBridget38, to join husband
SedelFrancis6
SedelMary7
SedelSarah1
SkeltonJane36
SkeltonJohn38, servant
WaltonThomas24, husbandman
WatsonFrancis18, tailor
WheatleyThomas53, farmer
The Mary

The ship Mary sailed from Stockton, Durham during the week of April 19-26, 1774, and arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia in June of that year. All aboard were listed as being from Durham (though this may have referred to their place of departure rather than their nativity).

Surname Given Occupation/Other
RobinsonWilliam32, tallow chandler, to seek better employment
RobinsonMarywife of William
BentleyMary65, widow, to seek better employment
PearsonNicholas40, shoemaker, to seek better employment
PearsonEsther36, wife of Nicholas
Pearson------10, child of Nicholas
Pearson------6, child of Nicholas
Pearson------1, child of Nicholas
GreenwoodJohn40, farmer, seeks better employment
GreenwoodElizabeth36, wife of John
Greenwood------10, child of John
Greenwood------8, child of John
Greenwood------6, child of John
Greenwood------4, child of John
TeckleJohn42, stay maker, seeks better employment
TeckleElizabeth40, wife of John
LancasterThomas23, linen draper's apprentice, to dispose of goods
ElstobThomas40, to dispose of goods, intends to return
LukingJoshua41, farmer, seeks better employment
LukingAnn39, wife of Joshua
Luking------11, child of Joshua
OldJohn30, tailor, seeks better employment
PashleyWilliam70, gardener, seeks better employment
LathamJohn32, brewer, seeks better employment
HutchinsonJohn22, butcher, seeks better employment
RobertsonRobert23, butcher, seeks better employment
HallWilliam40, labourer, seeks better employment
MillerJane25, spinster, seeks better employment
HarlandJohn30, shopkeeper, seeks better employment
PatersonWilliam34, shopkeeper, seeks better employment
StavelyRobert26, farmer, seeks better employment
PiersonJoseph34, ship carpenter, seeks better employment
MillerThomas26, shopkeeper, with goods to sell and return
WardJames28, carpenter, to seek better employment
The Two Friends

The Two Friends, James Watt (master) sailed March 7, 1774 from Hull to Halifax, Nova Scotia [NAN T47/9 ff. 77-79.]

Surname Given Age Occ/Other Reason for Emigrating
Willison John 36 Carpenter May have died on the voyage
Smith John 29 Farmer Their rents being so high they cannot live
Smith Mary 25 His wife __
Smith John 4 __ __
Smith George 2 __ __
Smith William 1 __ __
Fawcett Robert 30 Sailcloth maker Spelled 'Fawceit'. Going out on business.
Pickering Samuel 23 Farmer __
Layton Francis 29 Blacksmith Legge List has 'Leighton'
Layton Elizabeth 26 __ __
Layton Francis 1 __ __
Layton John 22/td> Husbandman __
Peck Richard 46 Farmer Legge List has 'Pick'
Hodgson William 22 Husbandman Legge List has 'Hodson'
Wilson John 46 Farmer __
Ward William 24 Farmer __
Ward Elizabeth 22 __
Ward Moses25 18 months Husbandman Legge List
The Thomas and William and The Prince George

From Etherington's York Chronicle: 26

"The good ship 'Thomas and William', well accommodated for passengers, Samuel Pattinson, master, will sail from Scarborough the middle of March, 1774. All who are desirous to proceed to that land of liberty , may be carried, from ten years and upwards, at 5 l. per head; under ten years 2 l. 10 s. sucking children, gratis.- For further particulars apply to the owner, Capt. John Watkinson at his house in Saturday-market, Scarborough; Mr. William Thompson, at Sherborn; Mr. John Lancaster, at Wilton, near Thornton; or Mr. William Grant, in Skeldergate, York. "All letters (post paid) will be duly answered."27

28 January 1774 : "For Nova Scotia the good ship Prince George, burthen 280 tons, exceedingly well accommodated for passengers, Robert Appleton, master, will sail from Scarborough the latter end of March or beginning of April next. "All persons who are inclined to go to that country, may be conveyed from ten years of age and upwards, at 5 l.each; under ten years 2 l. 10 s. sucking children, gratis.- For other particulars apply to Mr. Stephen Wharton, the owner in Scarborough; Mr. Robert Appleton, in Bridlington; Mr. John Baxter, in Settrington; Mr. William Porter, in Driffield; Mr. William Staveley, in Thornby; Mr. Richard Shepherd in Kirby; Mr. Andrew Loughhead, in Pickering; or Mr. Jonathan Milner, in Barrow. "All letters (post paid) will be duly answered."28

5 February 1774 : "Some evil-disposed person or persons having maliciously reported that the ship 'Prince George', advertised for taking passengers from Scarborough to Nova Scotia, is totally unfit to perform this voyage, and that therefore the persons going therein must do it at the hazard of their lives and fortunes..."29

18 March 1774 : 'Thomas and William' advertisement. "N.B. The above ship is now almost compleatly [sic] sorted? Out for the accommodation of passengers, and as persons who reside in the country and intend to remove their habitations to this land of liberty, not being judges of a proper ship to accommodate them for such a passage, have been intimidated by threatening advertisements, and in doubt how to proceed: The owner of the above-named ship begs, of such persons as intend to take their passage to Nova Scotia this season, that they will make inquiry at Scarborough of any disinterested persons who are conversant in maritime affairs, and hopes they will go on board of such ship, as they shall be advised is properly fitted, and sufficient for the performance of such a voyage."30

The Thomas & William and The Prince George arrived at Halifax from Scarborough, Yorkshire on May 14/16, 1774. Separate passenger lists for the two ships have not been found, but the following people are reported to have been aboard one or the other. From the Leeds Intelligencer, 27th September, 1774: "We are informed from Scarboro' that the ship 'Prince George', which sailed from that place for Nova Scotia the beginning of April last, with about 150 emigrants, is returned to England, with as many passengers on board as she had when she went out, and many more would have gladly returned, but could not pay for their freight; the country not being in any respect equal to the favourable idea they had formed of it".

Surname Given Age Occ/Other Spouse Father Mother
Allver Robert __ __ __ __ __
Andrew Moses 34 cooper __ __ __
Atkinson Jane __ __ __ __ __
Atkinson Mary __ __ __ __ __
Atkinson Roger __ __ __ __ __
Atkinson Sarah __ __ __ __ __
Bainbridge Sam 24 farmer __ __ __
Barlow Jonathan 24 farmer __ __ __
Berwick George __ __ __ __ __
Berwick Ann __ __ __ __ __
Berwick George __ __ __ __ __
Berwick Robert __ __ __ __ __
Biggin Thomas __ __ __ __ __
Blashell Francis 29 farmer __ __ __
Boast Francis 47 farmer, wife + 5 children __ __ __
Brown Jane __ __ __ __ __
Cass George 19 gardener __ __ __
Clark John 55 farmer __ __ __
Clark Richard 50 farmer __ __ __
Cole John __ farmer __ __ __
Davis John __ __ __ __ __
Dean Robert 28 labourer __ __ __
Dewthwaite James 34 farmer __ __ __
Duke Ann __ __ __ __ __
Duke John 25 farmer __ __ __
Duke Sarah __ __ __ __ __
Eison Thomas 25 joiner __ __ __
Ellis George __ __ __ __ __
Ellis Margaret __ __ William __ __
Ellis William 24 farmer __ __ __
Garbut Benjm __ __ __ __ __
Garbut Chas __ __ __ __ __
Garbut David __ __ __ __ __
Garbut Elizabeth __ __ __ __ __
Garbut Elizabeth __ __ Richard __ __
Garbut Mary __ __ __ __ __
Garbut Richard 34 joiner __ __ __
Garbut Richard __ __ __ __ __
Gibbin Thomas 31 mason __ __ __
Gilliat Mary 1 __ __ __ __
Gilliat Rebecca 30 __ William __ __
Gilliat William 34 farmer Rebecca __ __
Gilliat William 3 __ __ __ __
Gray Thomas 31 blacksmith __ __ __
Habishaw William 18 farmer __ __ __
Hardy William 25 farmer __ __ __
Harrison Elizabeth __ __ __ John Sarah
Harrison Hannah __ __ __ __ __
Harrison John 54 farmer Sarah __ __
Harrison John __ __ __ John Sarah
Harrison Luke __ __ __ John Sarah
Harrison Mary __ __ __ John Sarah
Harrison Nancy __ __ __ John Sarah
Harrison Sarah __ __ __ John Sarah
Harrison Sarah Lovell __ __ John __ __
Harrison Thomas __ __ __ John Sarah
Harrison William __ __ __ John Sarah
Hawksworth Adam 34 joiner __ __ __
Hawksworth Elizabeth __ __ __ __ __
Hawksworth Elizabeth __ __ Adam __ __
Hawksworth George __ __ __ __ __
Hawksworth Hannah __ __ __ __ __
Hawksworth John __ __ __ __ __
Hemsel William 31 farmer, plus wife & 3 children __ __ __
Hodgson Thomas 38 taylor __ __ __
Holiday Ann __ __ __ __ __
Holiday Christopher __ __ __ __ __
Holiday Elizabeth __ __ __ __ __
Holiday Hannah __ __ __ __ __
Holiday John 46 farmer __ __ __
Holiday John __ __ __ __ __
Holiday William __ __ __ __ __
Holliday John 40 shoemaker __ __ __
Hopper John 23 farmer __ __ __
Huttson Henry 21 taylor __ __ __
Jackson Ann __ __ Robert __ __
Jackson Benjamin 50 mason, plus wife & 3 sons __ __ __
Jackson Isaac __ __ __ Robert Ann
Jackson Robert 39 ploughwright __ __ __
Jackson Robert 48 blacksmith __ __ __
Jackson Stephen __ __ __ Robert Ann
Jacques Elizabeth __ __ __ __ __
Jacques Elizabeth __ __ John __ __
Jacques Hannah __ __ __ __ __
Jacques John 26 __ __ __ __
Jacques John __ __ __ __ __
Jarratt William 40 farmer __ __ __
Jefferson Robert 24 farmer __ __ __
Johnson John 20 taylor __ __ __
Johnson William 22 wheelwright __ __ __
Jones William 9 s. of Mary Thompson __ __ __
Jukes David 23 farmer __ __ __
Kneeshaw Jane __ __ __ __ __
Kneeshaw William __ __ __ __ __
Lamb John 21 farmer __ __ __
Lewis William __ __ __ __ __
Mason Francis 33 butcher __ __ __
Mennard Robert 27 taylor, plus wife & child __ __ __
Miller Robert __ __ __ __ __
Mills Ann __ __ __ __ __
Mills Elizabeth __ __ __ __ __
Mills Frans __ __ __ __ __
Mills Robert __ __ __ __ __
Mills William __ __ __ __ __
Milner Ann __ __ __ __ __
Milner Elizabeth 30 servant __ __ __
Milner Elizabeth 50 __ __ __ __
Milner John __ __ __ __ __
Milner Jonathan 26 farmer __ __ __
Mitton [Milton]31 John 22 farmer __ __ __
Moon William 25 weaver __ __ __
Mooring Thomas 23 house carpenter __ __ __
Nispin Thomas __ __ __ __ __
Noddin Michael __ farmer __ __ __
Noddings Jane __ __ __ __ __
Noddings Mark __ __ __ __ __
Noddings Mary __ __ __ __ __
Noddings Robert __ __ __ __ __
Noddings William __ __ __ __ __
Oliver Richard 19 farmer __ __ __
Orkird John 30 farmer, plus wife & 3 children __ __ __
Pearson Christopher 20 farmer __ __ __
Peck Benjamin __ __ __ __ __
Peebles Hugh 36 weaver __ __ __
Pickny Michael 42 farmer __ __ __
Reed Elizabeth 28 sister of William __ __ __
Reed William 30 farmer __ __ __
Richardson John 28 smith __ __ __
Robinson Edward __ __ __ __ __
Robinson Hannah __ __ __ __ __
Robinson John 28 butcher __ __ __
Robinson John 40 farmer __ __ __
Robinson John 41 farmer __ __ __
Robinson John __ __ __ __ __
Robinson Jona __ __ __ __ __
Robinson Mary __ __ __ __ __
Robinson Mary __ __ John __ __
Sharrow George 26 farmer __ __ __
Sherwood William 21 linen weaver __ __ __
Shires William 29 farmer __ __ __
Skelton John 25 farmer __ __ __
Skelton Thomas 35 tallow chandler __ __ __
Smith Jane __ __ __ __ __
Stapleton32 __ 30 physican __ __ __
Steel John 46 farmer, plus son __ __ __
Stibbins Ralph 40 merchant, plus wife & 4 children __ __ __
Stiles Anthony __ __ __ __ __
Stiles John __ __ __ __ __
Swan Clifford 21 joiner __ __ __
Taylor Robert 28 farmer __ __ __
Thompson Andrew 40 farmer Mary __ __
Thompson Mary __ __ Andrew __ __
Thomson William 42 farmer, plus wife & 6 children __ __ __
Topham Richard 29 farmer __ __ __
Tranner Joseph 32 farmer, plus wife & child __ __ __
Walker Mathew 24 farmer __ __ __
Walker Richard 33 farmer __ __ __
Webster Mathew 33 tailor __ __ __
Webster William 33 house carpenter __ __ __
Webster William 33 joiner __ __ __
White Mary 20 servant __ __ __
Wilkinson Frans __ __ __ __ __
Wilkinson Margaret __ __ __ __ __
Wilkinson Thomas 23 blacksmith, plus wife & child __ __ __
Wilson __ __ __ Robert __ __
Wilson Ann __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Ann __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Barbara __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Christopher __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Edward __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Elizabeth __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Jane __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Leonard __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Mary __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Robert 49 farmer __ __ __
Wilson Sarah __ __ __ __ __
Wilson Thomas 26 farmer __ __ __
Wilson William 23 farmer __ __ __