McLean Shipping Records

Allan McLean

  1. Greetings from Canada, on this 23rd day of November, 2011. I am interested in knowing from where you were able to procure the Shipping Record for Allan Maclean. I note their is no ship mentioned, nor is the date marked, but I saw on your page that you were possible referring to the British King. My ancestor John McFarlane came out on that ship in 1839, but I have been able to track doen these elusive Shipping records, to which I see references all over the place. Any thoughts on where I might find them? I have tried State Records of N.S.W. but they do not list MY John McFarlane on that boat, so the list seems incomplete. Cheers, Owen Hughes, Canada.

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  2. Dear Owen, my reference was Index to Miscellaneous Immigrants http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=55 which lists those on board the Brilliant who arrived in 1838. I note there’s a reference to the Brilliant coming again in 1841 http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/ebook/list.asp?series=NRS5316&item=4_4813&ship=Brilliant Arrived 26 Jul 1841 – could it be that one? James

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  3. No, it is not the “Brilliant” at all – I made the silly mistake of reading through your very interesting and lengthy text AFTER posing that comment. Getting a bit frazzled after another day on the computer! I had people coming from Tobermory on the other two ships, the “British King” in 1839 and the “George Fyfe” in 1839/40. I have a partial passenger list drawn from a variety of sources for the “George Fyfe” but can find nothing much on the “British King” in spite of, as I say, seeing constant references to Shipping records in N.S.W. Great site, however, and thanks for getting back to me.

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    1. james St.Clair May 23, 2014 at 06:34

      Am a descendant of Parlan and Ann(Campbell) MacFarlane (MacPharlain) of Achnoacroish, Isle of Mull who emigrated to Cape Breton Nova Scotia in 1820 – he was a son of Peter MacFarlane who drowned in 1781 when Parlan was born- family tradition note a cousin who went to Australia after being advised by the Nova Scotia group to go where the frost and snow were less – John was the name of the cousin. It is believed although not certain that Peter’s father was John MacPharlain.
      I live on the MacFarlane property in Mull River, Cape Breton Nova Scotia.
      Jim St.Clair

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