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John Watterson, to New York, 1850, details?
« on: Monday 11 October 21 19:23 BST (UK) »
Hello,
I have just found a record of a John Watterson travelling to New York in 1850. I think his father could have been Leonard and wondered if the travel documents might name a relative/friend at each end of his trip. If it is the person that I am thinking of, he must have returned to Ireland and married Rachel Henry in 1859 in Co. Tyrone.
Thanks for any help
Peggy

Name:   John Waterson
Birth Year:   abt 1830
Age:   20
Gender:   Male
Embarkation:   Liverpool
Ship:   Princeton
Occupation:   Weaver/Tessitore
Passengers:   360
Residence:   Co.Tyrone
Native Country:   Ireland
Destination:   Boston
Arrival Place:   New York, New York, USA
Arrival Date:   11 Nov 1850
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Johnston - Co. Derry, Ireland
Groves - Co. Derry, Ireland

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Re: John Watterson, to New York, 1850, details?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 02:23 BST (UK) »
There is nothing on the passenger list except the information you already have. The person immediately above John is James ROBINSON (21), also a weaver from County Tyrone and also going to Boston. Hard to know if they were together, does the name mean anything to you?

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Re: John Watterson, to New York, 1850, details?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 18:50 BST (UK) »
I have no info on James Robinson. However, if it is the John Watterson that I am thinking of, he had to return before his marriage to Rachel Henry in 1859. Can anyone find his return?
Thank you.
Peggy
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Johnston - Co. Derry, Ireland
Groves - Co. Derry, Ireland


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Re: John Watterson, to New York, 1850, details?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 19:08 BST (UK) »
UK & Ireland return passenger lists did not start until 1878. The passenger lists date from 1878 to 1888 and 1890 to 1960. However, many of the pre-1890 lists were irregularly destroyed by the Board of Trade in 1900.  There are not many passenger lists in the database from these earlier years.

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