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From: "Katharine Kirk" <>
Subject: Re: Some who came with the Rev William Martin
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:58:06 -0600

There were five ships in all. The James and Mary sailed first at the end of
August 1772 from Larne. There was smallpox on board when they arrived in
Charleston harbor in October and they were required to remain on board,
lying off Sullivan's Island, in quarantine until the first part of December.
The records for its passengers are less clearly marked in the Colonial
Council journals, but may be reasonably deduced. The other four were the
Pennsylvania Farmer which arrived December 19, the Lord Dunluce which
arrived December 20, the Hopewell and the Free Mason, both of which arrived
December 22. You seem to have my John Kirk (John Kerk) listed on the Lord
Dunluce, but in the Stephenson book he is with the group probably on the
James and Mary (Council records of December 11). Presumably the records
from a given ship's passengers were physically adjacent in the Council
documents and, with the exception of the James and Mary, these records are
labelled as belonging to passengers from particulaar ships. Hope this
helps. Kathy

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