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looking for James Watt b 1764 Ireland
« on: Monday 30 August 10 19:19 BST (UK) »
James watt was a passenger The Faithful Steward.
Jane-Jeanette-Janet married James WATT about 1790 in , Southampton, Virginia. James was born about 1764 in , , Ireland. He died about 1805 in , Montgomery co, Tennessee.

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The Faithful Steward left Londonderry, Ireland, on July 9, 1785, for Philadelphia with 249 passengers, mostly Irish immigrants, many related. On September 1, 1785, Captain Connolly McCausland threw a party to celebrate the journey’s end. He and the first mate imbibed so much that they passed out. The ship ran aground on the Mohoba Bank near Indian River Inlet. The force knocked two children to the deck, killing them instantly. Though the ship was fewer than 150 yards from shore, many passengers could not swim, and the waves threatened to sweep away those who could. Bodies washed up on the beach. Only 68 people survived the disaster. Of the 100 women and children on board, seven survived. Many perished within sight of survivors on the beach
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:CohWkUPzLLgJ:www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/September-2010/Our-Most-Famous-Shipwrecks/+SHIPWRECK+OF+%E2%80%9CTHE+FAITHFUL+STEWARD%E2%80%9D&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~faithfulsteward/Survivors.html

http://www.discoversea.com/Faithful_Steward/IMAG000.JPG

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Re: looking for James Watt b 1764 Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 August 10 20:04 BST (UK) »
Hi,
   I don't know if it helps but the McCausland family were prominent in the Limavady, Co. Londonderry area in the 1700s and still reside here. There was a Connolly McCausland who led a group of militia in 1797 to disarm possible malcontents in the local area. If you google DRENAGH, Limavady you will get extra information on the family.

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Stewart, Irwin, Morrison, Haslett, Murrell - Dungiven area Co. Londonderry
Browne, Barrett -Co.Armagh
Neil, Smyth _Co. Antrim

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Re: looking for James Watt b 1764 Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 August 10 20:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks
 a brother or father also survived, his name was Andrew Watt