Emigrant Ships
Below is a list of vessels that carried emigrants from Mull to Australia and Canada between 1791 and 1852. This list has been compiled by trawling the internet. If you know of a vessel not listed, please forward details to info@mullgenealogy.co.uk

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Master
Passengers

1791 July Queen Morrison, William
300
Tobermory to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Arrived 3 September 1791.
1791 September General Washington

Colonsay to North Carolina. Passengers included four adults and 125 children from Mull
1803
Bess n/k
80
Tobermory to Prince Edward Island, Canada
1803
Rambler

Mull, Scotland to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Among the passengers were Angus McDonald and son John, of the Isle of Mull. They settled in Lot 58.
1803 June Dykes of Maryport Thompson, John
200
Tobermory from Liverpool to Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Arrived 10 August 1803. The passengers were on their way to found the Selkirk settlement at Belfast. Lord Selkirk travelled on this ship. They formed part of a group of 800 people who originated mainly from Skye.
1804 June Oughton

Kirkcubright, Scotland, to Lachine (Montreal), Canada. Landed on 19 July 1804
1805 11 June Nancy Church, W.S.
32
Tobermory, North Britain to Charlotte, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The vessel arrived in June. An advertisement placed in the "Greenock Advertiser" states that 'for freight or charter to Halifax, New Brunswick, Pictou or Newfoundland; The schooner Nancy ... would engage to carry out a load of passengers. Alan Ker & Co.' The passengers were landed at Three Rivers.
1805
Ruther

Mull, Scotland to Prince Edward Island, Canada
1806 20 June Rambler of Leith Norris, James
130
Tobermory, North Britain to Prince Edward Island, Canada. 130 passengers from Mull and Colonsay. The vessel arrived in June and returned to Leith from Pictou with a timber cargo in October. Passenger baggage consisted of: 77 chests, 41 bussels, 24 bags, 10 bundles, 3 trunks, bed clothing and wearing apparel.
1806 June Humpreys of London
Young, John
97
Tobermory, North Britain to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. 97 passengers from Mull and Colonsay. The vessel arrived July 14. Passenger baggage consisted of: 42 chests, 23 barrels, 10 bags, 2 bundles, 17 beds, 7 trunks, 4 bags of used wearing apparel, beds and bed clothing.
1806 23 September Isle of Skye of Aberdeen
Thorn, John
37
Tobermory, North Britain to Prince Edward Island, Canada. 37 passengers from Mull and Colonsay. The vessel arrived in September. Passsenger baggage consisted of: 22 chests, 5 trunks, 7 parcels, 13 casks containing used wearing apparel and bed clothes.
1806 September Rebecca and Sarah of Leith Condee, Jas
118
Tobermory to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. 118 passengers from Mull and Colonsay. Passenger baggage consisted of: 72 chests, 6 trunks, 36 barrels containing wearing apparel and clothing.
1806 22 September Spencer of Newcastle Brown, Forster
114
Oban to Pictou. The passengers came from the west highlands and islands, especially Mull and Colonsay. Some settled on lot 65. Passenger baggage: 72 chests, 4 trunks, 35 barrels, 8 boxes 1 hogshead, 1 kettle, 40 parcels, wearing apparel/bedding.
1808 July
Elizabeth Milne, William
96
Oban to Charlotte, Prince Edward Island, Canada. 96 passengers especially from Mull and Colonsay. Settled at New Argyll, P.E.I. (lot 65) and Wood Islands (lot 62).
1808 July
Mars Caithness, George
94
Oban to Charlotte, Prince Edward Island, Canada. 96 passengers especially from Mull and Colonsay. Settled at New Argyll, P.E.I. (lot 65) and Wood Islands (lot 62).
1808 21 September Clarendon Hines, James
208
Tobermory and Oban to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Emigrants came manly from Perthshre (Fortingall, Rannoch and Atholl) and Argyll (especally Mull). Some settled in lots 47 and 52 but some established New Perth (lot 52).
1810
Catherine of Leith Lillie, Jas
124
Oban and Tobermory to Prince Edward Island, Canada. 124 passengers. Some from Mull. Settled mainly lots 30 and 65.
1810 3 September Phoenix Airey, William
176
Tobermory, Scotland to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. 176 passe ngers mainly from west highlands and islands especially Mull. Steerage fare 10 10s. Settled mainly lots 30 and 65.
1812 June
Robert Taylor n/k

Sligo, Ireland to Hudson's Bay, Canada. Passengers: Hudson's Bay Company workers and settlers for Red River. Included 10 families from Mull and Islay. The company workers orignated from the Orkney Islands and Ireland.
1816
Tartar of Perth Kelly, W. 145
Dundee/Tobermory to Pictou. 42 of the passengers petitioned for land in Long Point Cape Breton.
1817 Frances Ann Tobermory to Pictou.
1817 August Anacreon of Newcastle Wilson, W
166
Tobermory to Pictou and Quebec, Canada. No pasgrs noted at Quebec; Contractor A MachLochlan; provisions listed.
1818 28 July Mars Blin
253
Tobermory, Mull to Pictou and then Quebec, Canada
1819 July Louisa of Aberdeen Oswald
120
Tobermory to Pictou and Prince Edward Island, Canada. Contractor was P Ritchie; the ship probably called at PEI as well (Ritchie's other vessel the Morningfield of Aberdeen did so).
1819 July Morningfield of Aberdeen Laing
264
Tobermory to Pictou and Prince Edward Island, Canada. The vessel arrived at Pictou with 64 passengers and at Charlottetown with 200 passengers.
1819 August Economy of Aberdeen Fraser, James
258
Tobermory to Pictou. Master and Contractor were Frazer.
1820
Dunlop

Tobermory to Pictou
1820 8 July Glentanner of Aberdeen Murray

Tobermory to Cape Breton and Quebec, Canada. 123 settlers left at Cape Breton & 18 settlers left at Quebec.
1821 June Prompt of Bo'ness Jack, W

Fort William and Tobermory to Nova Scotia and Quebec, Canada
1821 20 June Duchess of Richmond

Oban to Quebec
1821 September Thistle of Aberdeen Allen, Robert
43
Tobermory to Pictou and Quebec, Canada
1821 18 September Pallas Moir
27
Tobermory, Scotland to Prince Edward Island, Canada
1822 14 June Brig Pilgrim

Tobermory to Pictou and Quebec, Canada. Arrived 23 August.
1822 November Commerce of Greenock


Muck via Tobermory to Plaster Rock, New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island, Canada. Many of the Commerce passengers moved to on to PEI.
1822 July Pilgrim Smith
62
Tobermory to Quebec, Canada
1823 Douglas Kidd of Aberdeen Tobermory to Pictou, Canada. Arrived 6th September after long passage of seven weeks.
1823 July Monarch Crawford
259
Tobermory to Quebec, Canada
1823
Emperor Alexander of Aberdeen

Tobermory to Sydney, Cape Breton, & Quebec, Canada.
"Emperor Alexander", registered Aberdeen, sailed Tobermory to Sydney, Cape Breton and onwards to Quebec in July 1823. "After the Hector" (Pub. Toronto 2004, ISBN 1-896219-95-0) by Lucille Campey gives a partial or reconstructed list is in the form of a testimonial to the Ship's Steward written and signed by presumably the heads of families who disembarked at Sydney, CB. The testimonial was published in the "Inverness Journal" of January 30, 1824, and lists signatories by their place of origin - Kintail, South Uist, North Uist, Benbecula, Badenoch, Barra and Arisaig - but not Mull. If there were Mull folk on board, they must have been among the 49 who disembarked at Quebec.
1826 July Highland Lad Vickerman
16
Tobermory to Nova Scotia and Quebec, Canada. 16 settlers left at Quebec.
1826 August Cadmus Snowdon

Tobermory to Nova Scotia and Quebec, Canada. Landed her passengers at Gut of Canso.
1827 August Active Walker, A
200
Tobermory to Cape Breton and Quebec, Canada. 40 settlers left at Quebec; 700 emigrants due to leave Tobermory at the end of July for Cape Breton; no mention of possible Cape Breton stop in Customs records
1827 August Columbus Fleck, A
228
Tobermory to Cape Breton, Canada (with emigrants baggage only)
1827 August George Stevens Potts, J1193

Tobermory to New Brunswick and (possibly) Cape Breton, Canada. Customs record gives New Brunswick as the sole destination. However, the vessels is likely to have disembarked passengers in Cape Breton. The people who sailed originated from North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra.
1827 August Steven Wright Gibson, N
160
Tobermory to Cape Breton, Canada (with emigrants baggage only).
1827
Isabella of Dundee

Dundee / Tobermory to Cape Breton, Canada
1828 28 July Saint Lawrence

Tobermory, Scotland to Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
1829 7 August Vestal
301
Tobermory, Scotland to Prince Edward Island, Canada
1830 18 August Mary Kennedy
c. 400
Tobermory, Scotland to Prince Edward Island, Canada. The Mary took a total of 84 families from Uig in Skye who founded Uigg in PEI. Each family obtained between 50 to 100 acres of land.
1830 July Malay Coverdale

Skye and Tobermory to Cape Breton and Quebec, Canada.
From "After the Hector" (Pub. Toronto 2004, ISBN 1-896219-95-0) by Lucille Campey - "Malay", sailed Tobermory to Sydney, CB in 1830. There is a full passenger list of 220 men, women and children by name - but without ages. According to Lucille Campey, all these folk were from Skye. Letter written in mid-June states 220 people or 49 families were proceeding from Skye to Cape Breton; each family was granted 100 acres free land in Cape Breton (the head of the party, Alexander Beaton got 300 acres). The settlers were later given $100 relief by Halifax Council; the group eventually settled in Margaree; the Malay arrived late August with 211 passengers; The Inverness Journal reported considerable emigration from Skye to Cape Breton, PEI & the Canadas. The Quebec Mercury reports 50 passengers arriving at Quebec.
1830
July
Mary of Newcastle
Jacobson
330
Loch Snizort and Tobermory to Quebec. Letters from grateful passengers acclaim good conduct of Captain and crew. The Quebec Mercury reported 64 passengers arrived.
1831 12 September Mary Ann

Tobermory, Scotland to Point Prim, Prince Edward Island, Canada
1831 September Breeze Gorman

Tobermory to Quebec, Canada
1832
Ablion

Tobermory to Sydney, Cape Breton, Canada. Arrived 5th August with 59 passengers bound for Nova Soctia.
1832
Charlotte Kerr

Glasgow / Tobermory to Pictou, Cape Breton, Canada.
1832
Northumberland Mitchell
355
Tobermory to Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
1832 August Elden
121
Tobermory to Cape Breton, Canada
1832 August Jessie
313
Tobermory to Sydney, Cape Breton, Canada. Landed 10th September with 313 passengers.
1833 July Amity of Glasgow
258
Tobermory to Port Hawesbury, Cape Breton, Canada. Landed at Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia, 21st August with 258 passengers. A large number number of the passengers carried by the Amity later moved on to PEI.
1833 August Adrian Foster
106
Tobermory to Cape Breton and Quebec, Canada
1834 17 July Janet Izat of Alloa

Greenock via Tobermory to Port Hawkesby, Cape Breton and Quebec, Canada. 210 passengers. Arrived 16 September 1834
1836
Ablion

Tobermory to Sydney, St Ann's, Nova Scotia, Canada. Arrived 6th December with 75 passengers.
1837 July Eclipse
100
Tobermory to Cape Breton, Canada
1838 July Corsair of Greenock Ritchie
250
Tobermory to Cape Breton and Quebec, Canada. 155 left at Sydney; the Quebec Mercury reported that in all 250 passengers had landed.
1837 27 September Brilliant

Tobermory to Sydney (arrived 20 January 1838)
1838 28 October British King

Tobermory to Sydney (arrived 28 February 1839)
1839 15 September George Fyfe

Tobermory to Sydney (arrived 23 January 1840)
1840 14 July Rother
229
Initial port of departure was Uig, Skye from which she sailed on July 14, 1840. She stopped at Tobermory before recommencing her voyage on July 27. She arrived at Charlottetown, PEI on September 8, 1840. 229 Passengers. According to the Royal Gazette 'They seemed all in robust health and we have no doubt will prove themselves to be a hardy industrious class of settlers'. The vessel arrived in September.
1840 August Nith of Liverpool

550
From Uig then Tobermory, Scotland to Prince Edward Island/Cape Breton, Canada. Arrived 14th September 1840. Some 400 passengers boarded at Uig and 150 at Tobermory. Ninety seven passengers disembarked at Sydney, while 315 left at Charlottetown. The Royal Gazette commented on the PEI arrivals: 'We understand the chief part of them have some property and are likely to be good settlers'.
1841
Charlotte Harrison of Greenock

Greenock to Quebec, Canada with 305 passengers. Mull and Tiree emigrants.
1843 May Catherine of Belfast McKechney
275
Islay via Tobermory with 262 passengers from Coll, Knoydart, Arisaig, and Eigg bound for the Gut of Canso, Novia Scotia, 20th July 1843. storm damaged at sea and took refuge in Belfast on 30th August 1843. Passengers transferred and arrived the Gut of Canso and Quebec in October 1843 on the John and Robert, Captain MacKechnie.
1843 25 July Charles Hamerton of Liverpool
405
Tobermory to Cape Breton, Canada with 405 passengers. The Inverness Courier recorded the departure that year of 16 families, chiefly Roman Catholics, from Eigg. It also reported the departure from Gairloch of 215 passengers from Gairloch, Torridon & a few from Skye
1847
Eliza of Cardiff

Greenock to Quebec, Canada with 269 passengers. Mull and Tiree emigrants. Twenty nine passengers died en-route.
1847
Jamaica of Glasgow

Greenock to Quebec, Canada with 212 passengers. Mull and Tiree emigrants.
1849
Barlow

Greenock to Quebec, Canada with 246 passengers. Mull and Tiree emigrants.
1849
Charlotte

Greenock to Quebec, Canada with 333 passengers. Mull and Tiree emigrants.
 
1850 Introduction of steamships. These required better port facilities so from this date there where fewer sailings from minor scottish ports.
 
1850 June The Conrad


Tiree and Mull to Montreal, Canada. Departed Greenock. 200 Mull and Tiree emigrants.
1851
Birman of Greencok

Greenock to Quebec, Canada with 270 passengers. Mull and Tiree emigrants.
1851
Conrad of Greencok

Greenock to Quebec, Canada with 388 passengers. Mull and Tiree emigrants.
1852 28 August The Marmion

Marmion sailed from Liverpool for Moreton Bay on the 28th August 1852. (Emigrants were disembarked at Portland Bay, Victoria on the 4th December)
1853
Alice Kerr

Glasgow to Quebec, Canada with 18 passengers. Mull and Tiree emigrants.

Grateful thanks to Les Horn and Donald MacLean for supplying information for this list.