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Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists
with links to transcribed sources

The recording of Ship Lists and Passengers was not mandatory prior to the early 1800's. Historical records and documents were used to reconstruct these arrivals and appear in numerous resources published by many authors.

In 1938 Harold Lancour compiled a bibliography of ship passenger lists entitled Passenger Lists of Ships Coming to North America, 1607-1825, since then revised and reprinted, is available in many libraries across the U.S. under the title Bibliography of ship passenger lists, 1538-1825 being a guide to published lists of early immigrants to North America; Richard Wolfe, NYSL, (c)1963.

Several authored collections using Lancour's Bibliography have since become very useful tools. Filby's Index of Immigrants and Passengers, Many NYGBS pamphlets and publications, and authors Michael Tepper and Carl Boyer have noted Lancour's work as a main source for reference.




The following is a list of sources for Immigrants to Colonial New York 1664-1787.

Harold Lancour used a numbering system to identify historical documents containing immigrant arrivals. Lancour's numerical sequence of bibliographic citation was adopted by several authors to conform to his work, and is used at this site for ease of reference.
[Additional notes and corrections appear in brackets.]


Lancour #
Original Source
Description

#87

"The Huguentos of New Paltz, N.Y.,"
The Halve Maen xxvi (Jan 1962)
7-8, 12, 15
by Kenneth Hasbrouck

#87A
Also printed with genealogical notes in Ralph LeFevre, History of New Paltz, New York, and Its Old Families (from 1678 to 1820),
Albany, Fort Orange Press 1903, 2nd ed 1909, p 13, 16 (facsimile of their signatures), 505-530.

See also #199.1
Contains the names of the 12 Huguenot patentees
who founded the Ulster County community of New Paltz in 1678, and gives the dates and places of their births and dates of their removal from the Palatinate.

88
The Roll of Those Who Have Taken the Oath of Allegiance in the Kings County in the Province of New York, ....September...1687.

The Documentary History of the State
of New York,
E. B. O'Callaghan, 1850, Vol I, 429-432.


[A facsimile of lists from the Documentary History of the State of New York, is also available in reprint, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York Indexed by Rosanne Conway, Genealogical Publishing Co.,
Inc., 1979.]

88A
Year Book of the Holland Society of
New York,
1896, 159-166


From a manuscript in the office of the Secretary of State. Contains name and number of years said person has been
in the province of New York or if a native of the Province
of New York.

Transcribed at this site from Documentary History of the State of New York.

#89
Biographical Sketches and Index of the Huguenot Settlers of New Rochelle, 1687-1776, by Morgan H. Seacord. (New Rochelle, N.Y., The Huguenot and Historical Association of New Rochelle, 1941) 54 p.

An alphabetical list of Huguenot emigrants who settled in New Rochelle before the Revolution. Entries include time and place of birth, ancestry, time of arrival and marriage and death of each settler. No ship mentioned.

#90
"The Kocherthal Party - the 1708 Immigration to New York" in Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration, by Walter Allen Knittle. Philadelphia, Dorance and Company, 1937, p 243-244.

#90A
Also printed in "London Documents: The Names, Trades, Etc.,
of the German Protestants to be Settled in New York," in The Book of Names, by Lou D. MacWethy. St. Johnsville, NY, The Enterprise and News, 1993, p 51-52.

#90B
"Names and Occupations of Newburgh
Palatines," Old Ulster; an Historical and Genealogical Magazine, IX, 1913, 102-103.

#90C
"The Names, Trades, &c., of the German Protestants to be Settled at New York," in Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Documents
Relative to the Colonial History of New York,
Albany, Weed, Parsons and Co, (c)1855, v , 52-53

Also printed in #1442.
Fifty-three Palatines coming to Newburgh, N.Y. under the leadership of Reverend Kocherthal.

#91
"Lists of Germans from the Palatinate Who Came to England in 1709," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record XL, (c)1909, p 49-54, 93-100, 160-167, 241-248; XLI (c)1910 p 10-19.

#91A
The first of these lists, "The Board of Trade List of the First Party of Palatines in London, May 3, 1709," in Walter Allen Knittle, Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration, Philadelphia, Dorrance and Co., (c)1937, p 244-247, and

The entire lists appear in #92 in alphabetical order but in a somewhat abridged form.
Four Board of Trade lists of the first 6,520 Palatines to arrive that year, compiled in England by John Tribbeko and George Ruperti, the German ministers. Many of these came shortly thereafter to America.
Names grouped under occupations, with age of head of household, the notation "wife" or "sing," the ages of sons and daughters, and church affiliation.
See note for #93.

#92
"List of Palatines in 1709," in Lou D. MacWethy The Book of Names, St. Johnsville, NY, The Enterprise and News, (c)1933, p 75-111.

See #91 and 93.

Contains the four London lists of Palatines from Germany, May 1 - June 11, 1709, each arranged in separate alphabetical order. Gives names only.

#93
"The Embarkation Lists from Holland," in Walter Allen Knittle Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration, Philadelphia, Dorrance and Co., (c)1937, p 248-274.

Supplementary to #91 and #92.

Lists of five separate sailings of some 11,000 persons from Holland to England compiled in Rotterdam and forwarded to England. Many of these Palatines came shortly thereafter to America.

#94
"Ulrich Simmendinger," St. Johnsville, NY, The Enterprise and News (c)1934, 20 p.
Published originally as
Warhoffte und Glaubwurdige
Verzeichnis Jeniger Personen;
Welche Sich Anno 1709 aus Teutschland in Americam oder Neue Welt Begeben,
(Reutlingen ca 1717.)


94A
Also printed in Walter Allen Knittle, Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration, "The Simmendinger Register"; Philadelphia, Dorrance and Company (c)1937, p 291-299.

Reissued in facsimilie by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, (c)1962.

True and Authentic Register of Persons Still Living, by God's grace, Who in the Year 1709, under the Wonderful Providences of the Lord Journeyed from Germany to America or New World and There Seek Their Peace of Bread at Various Places. Reported with Joy to All Admirers, Especially to Their Families and Close Friends by Ulrich Simmendinger, a North American, Seven Years in the
Providence of New York but Now Returned to his Native City, Reutlingen. Printed there by John G. Feusing. Translated from the German by Herman F. Vesper.


#95
"List of the Palatines Remaining at New York, 1710" in Vol III The Documentary History of the State of New York, E. B. O'Callaghan, Albany, Secretary of State, (c)1850, vol III, 339-341.


#95A
Also printed in "List of the Palatines Remaining at New York, 1710" in The Book of Names, by Lou D. MacWethy, St. Johnsville, NY, The Enterprise and News (c)1933, p 120-123.

Also printed in #144.2
A census of newly arrived immigrants remaining in New York. Gives name and age of head of household and names and ages of his wife and children.

Transcribed at this site from Documentary History of the State of New York.

#96
"Statement of Heads of Palaten Famileys and Number of Persons in Both Towns on ye West Side of Hudsons River. Winter 1710"
in Vol III The Documentary History of the State of New York, E. B. O'Callaghan, Albany, Secretary of State, (c)1850, vol III, 343.


#96A
Also printed in "West Camp; Statement of Heads of Palaten Famileys and Number of Persons in Both Towns of ye West Side Hudsons River. Winter, 1710," in The Book of Names, by Lou D. MacWethy, St. Johnsville, NY, The Enterprise and News (c)1933, p 123-124.

A census of newly arrived Palatines living in the "west camp," 1710. Gives name of head of household
and number of dependents.

Transcribed at this site from Documentary History of the State of New York.

#97
"The New York Subsistence List" in Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration, by Walter Allen Knittle, Philadelphia, Dorrance and Co. (c)1937, p 282-291.


97A
Also in "Palatine Heads of Families from Governor Hunter's Ration Lists, June, 1710 to September, 1714," in The Book of Names, by Lou D. MacWethy, St. Johnsville, NY, The Enterprise and News (c)1933, p 65-72.

Alphabetical list of 847 debtors to the British government for subsistence given either in New York City or Hudson River setlements from their landing in 1710 to September 1712. From a Mss "journal" in the Public Record Office, London.

#98
"Names of the Palatine Children Apprenticed by Governor Hunter 1710-1714," in Vol III The Documentary History of the State of New York, E. B. O'Callaghan, Albany, Secretary of State, (c)1850, vol III, 341-342.


#98A
Also printed in "Names of the Palatine Children Apprenticed by Governor Hunter, 1710-1714," in The Book of Names, by Lou D. MacWethy, St. Johnsville, NY, The Enterprise and News (c)1933, p 128-129.


Also printed in #1442
Names of orphan and destitute Palatine children apprenticed for training and care, 1710-1714.
Gives name of child, his age, parents, the person to whom he was bound, and that person's locality.

Transcribed at this site from Documentary History of the State of New York.
#98-1
"The Oath of Abjuration, 1715-1716," The New York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, vol III, (c)1919, p 35-40.

From the original preserved among the archives of the New York Historical Society. A chronological record kept by Mayor's Court of the City of New York of the names of 125 foreigners who were naturalized under an act passed by the General Assembly in July 1715. Gives name only.


#99
"Our Early Citizens: Names of Those Taking th Oath of Allengiance from 1717 to 1773," Lyle Frederick Bellinger, in The Book of Names, by Lou D. MacWethy, St. Johnsville, NY, The Enterprise and News (c)1933, p 1-7.

Lists of Palatine naturalizatons, complied from Colonial Laws of New York, from Munsell's Annals of Albany.

#100
"Early Highland Immigration to New York," by E. B. O'Callaghan, in The Historical Magazine and Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities, History and Biography of America, First Series, V (1861), pg 301-304.

List of the Scotch Highlanders led by Captain Lauchlin Campbell in 1736, and of other later parties, no ship mentioned.
See note for #101.

#101
"The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents, in History of the Somonauk Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois, with Ancestral Lines of the Early Members, Jeannie M. Patten; privately printed for James A. Patten and Henry J. Patten (c)1928, p 297-346.
No ship mentioned.

Also printed in part in #100.
Includes 4 lists of immigrants as follows:
A list of families from the Island of North Britane" who unsuccessfully petitioned for a grant of land in Albany County in October 1738, p 298-299; "A List of the Persons Brought from Scotland by Captain Lauchlin Campbell to settle the Kings Lands at the Wood Creek from 1738 to 1740," p 326-329; "List of Persons brought from Scotland by Capt. Laughlin Campbell in 1738-1740," p 329-335; and "A further Account Delivered by Alexander McNaughton and Duncan Reid of Persons who did Emigrate with Captain Campbell in 1738, 1739, and 1740...," p 336-338.

#102
"The Colonial Naturalization Act of 1740; With a List of Persons Naturalized in New York Colony, 1740-1769," Richard J. Wolfe, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol XCIV, (c)1963, p 1-6.
From a Mss in the New York Public Library.

The names of Jews in the present list were previously extracted and published in Leon Huhner, "Naturalization of Jews in New York under the Act of 1740," Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, XIII, (c)1905, p 1-6

Contains the names of approximately 300 persons naturalized in New York Colony during the period covered.

A more complete and comprehensive record of New York Naturalizations than that contained in #19, where an imperfect copy of the present list was used as a source.

#102-1
"Journal of Colonel Alexander Harvey of Scotland and Barnet, Vermont," Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society, (1921-1923), p 199-262.


#102-1A
Also printed in Frederic Palmer Wells, History of Barnet, Vermont, from the Outbreak of the French and Indian War to Present Time, Burlington, Free Press Printing Co., (c)1923, p 23.

P 204 contains the names of the seamen and a company of farmers with Colonel Alexander Harvey on a journey from Scotland to New York on the Brigatine Matty, Captain Thomas Chochran, Master, May 19 - July 22, 1774. The company later settled in Barnet, Vermont.

#103
"Scotch Emigrants to New York 1774-1775," The Niagara Frontier Genealogical Magazine, IV, (c)1944, p 89-90, 124-125, 136-137, 145. Extracted from #213.


Lists of Scotch emigrants who shipped from Stanaer on May 16, 1774 in the "Gale" and on July 9, 1775 in the "Commerce".







1#199 (Listed under Maryland):
"Servants to Foreign Plantations from Bristol, England, 1654-1686," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, LXXIX, (c)1948, p 65-75.
An extract from #11 of 155 servants bound for Maryland, 3 for New York (1678), 17 for Pennsylvania (1684-1685), and 2 for Virginia (1675-1677).

2#144 (Listed under Pennsylvania):
A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776, with a Statement of the Names of Ships, Whence They Sailed, and the Date of their Arrival at Philadelphia, Chronologically Arranged, Together with the Necessary Historical and Other Notes, also, an Appendix Containing Lists of More Than One Thousand German and French Names in New York Prior to 1712, by Daniel Israel Rupp, Leipzig, Degeger and Co., (c)1931.

3 #21 (Listed in "All Ports"):
Viola Root Cameron, Emigrants from Scotland to America, 1774-1775. Copies from a Loose Bundle of Treasury Papers in the Public Record Office, London, England, London, The Compiler, (c)1930, 117 f.
Contains about 2,000 names and gives age, quality, occupation, former residence of each emigrant, and his reason for emigrating. Lists of ships bound for New York, North Carolina, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Georgia.







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