Ship Tropic Bird
Turks Island, Bahamas to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 March 1854
I, Charles Foulkes do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear that the Report or Manifest subscribed with my name, and now delivered by me to the Collector of the District of Philadelphia contains, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true account of all the passengers which were on board the Ship Tropic Bird at the time of her sailing from the port of Turks Island or which have been taken on board at any time since; that I am at present, and have been during the voyage, master of the said vessel. And I do likewise swear that all matters whatsoever in the said Report or Manifest are, to my knowledge and belief, just and true.
C. Foulkes - Before me, this 11th day of March 1854. (Signed) J.B. Harnuden, *Dy Collector.
Report or Manifest of Passengers taken on board the Ship Tropic Bird, whereof, Foulkes is Master, From Turks Island; Burthen 413 tons and owned by Thos. Wattson Jones of Philada and bound to Philada
Columns represent: No., Names, Age, Sex, Occupation, Country to Which They Belong, Country of which it is their intention to Become Inhabants, Number and Names of Passengers who have died on the Voyage
1 Mr Forth 45 Male Soldier England England
2 Mrs Forth 40 Female England England
3 Miss Edith Forth 18 Female England England
4 Emily Forth 14 Female England England
5 Harriet Forth 12 Female England England
6 Fergus Forth 8 Male England England
7 Ellen Forth 6 Female England England
8 *Jane 30 Female Nurse
9 Rob^t Harris 22 Male Gentleman Philada Philada
10 Mr Barr 30 Male Merchant Bermuda Bermuda
11 Mr Bone 55 Male Merchant England England
12 *Henry Bone 23 Male Merchant England England
13 *Mr Allison 35 Male Farmer ??????? Philada
14 *Cap^t Barker 28 Male Cap^t Boston Boston
15 *Ducaret 50 ?? ?????? France France
* = Special attention to 'Transcriber's Notes'.
? = Approximate number of letters which are unreadable with any accuracy.
Numbers were added by Transcriber for ease in locating passengers.
In 'Country Belonging' column the original transcriber used 'Philada' for Philadelphia, and 'Boston' as Countries.
Any blank spaces in the Passenger List are as they were in the original Manifest
There were no deaths on this voyage
The 'Dy' before the Collectors name is probably 'Deputy Collector'
8 - This passenger had absolutely no last name given, unless 'Jane' was the last name.
12 - First name could possibly be Harry.
13 - The Country Belonging is hard to read. It seems to be something like 'Lancuski'.
That does not seem to be a country.
14 - Last name could possibly be Baker.
15 - First name it totally unreadable. Last name is very hard to decipher but Ducret
is the best I can do. Occupation is also very faint and has about 6 or 7 letters.
Cannot hazzard a guess it so bad.
( Reference: National Archives and Records Administration, Film M425, Reel 77, List 23.
Transcribed by Royal A. Pritchard a member of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, 20 July 2004)