Arriving passenger lists at American ports exist from 1820. Between 1820
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and about 1890 they are called Customs Passenger Lists because ship captains
were required by US law to deliver their ship's passenger lists to customs
officials at the ports where they landed their passengers. After about 1890
they are called Immigration Passenger Lists.
Except for major ports like Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore
the smaller ports seldom acted as ports of entry for immigrants throughout
the entire 70 year period mentioned above.
Michael Tepper's book entitled "American Passenger Arrival Records" lists 76
ports which served at one time or another during those 70 years as ports of
entry, and lists as well the years for which there are arriving passenger
lists for each of those ports, archived on microfilms at the National
Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D. C.
He lists only two South Carolina ports - Charleston between 1820 - 1828 and
Port Royal in 1865. He lists four North Carolina ports - Beaufort in 1865;
New Bern from 1820 - 1845; Plymouth in 1820 and in 1825 and in 1840; and
Washington in 1828-31, 1836-1837, and in 1848.
The Carolina ports mentioned above (along with other minor ports) are on 16
rolls of microfilm of Customs Passenger Lists in NARA microfilm publication
M575 (called "Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports
on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and at Ports on the Great Lakes,
1820-1874"). Those lists are indexed by passenger name in
NARA microfilm publication M334 (called "A Supplemental Index to Passenger
Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports [Excluding New
York], 1820-1874"). Those films are accessible at your nearby Mormon church
Family History Center and, if it has an active genealogical section, your
local public library.
You might want to access the index films and see if your ancestor(s) appear
thereon. If so, you should then have a reference to the correct film of the
sixteen in M575 and the correct passenger list on that film for your
ancestor. Each passenger list discloses the name of the ship to which it
relates. I don't think you would have to check all 16 films of passenger
lists. If you find your ancestor(s) on the index, then you should have to
check only the film(s) he/she/they appear on. Besides that possibility,
roll # 3 is devoted to Galveston, TX and rolls 9-14 are devoted to Maine
ports, leaving you at the most nine films to check for Carolina ports to
develop a list of ships calling at those Carolina ports.
Tepper also has a good bibliography which you might want to review. For
example he lists "A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant
Immigrants to South Carolina, 1763-1773" by Janie Revill and "Scotch-Irish
Migration to South Carolina, 1772" by Jean Stephenson. Some of the other
works mentioned in the bibliography might be of interest to you since you
probably know some information about your ancestor(s) unique to you and that
you didn't mention in your query which might serve as a catalyst in your
thought process as you conduct a bibliographic review.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gordon Barlow <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 5:49 PM
Subject: [TSL] Ships England to South Carolina 1830s
> I have Dysons from Yorkshire who - according to a family report - had a
cotton plantation in South Carolina, from which my wife's ancestor returned
some year around 1834. Could some Lister tell me what ship she might have
travelled on? Also, what ships plied between England and South Carolina,
and what ports?
> I would be very grateful for any information. There were Dysons in SC
from at least 100 years earlier. Would the first of them have been sent as
part of some emigration/immigration scheme, do you think?
> Gordon Barlow
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