Thursday, July 15, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Hannah Richman Passenger List

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to display another nugget in my treasure chest of ancestral family records.

Last week, I highlighted the Passenger List on which James Richman (1821-1912) appears in October 1855.

This week, I have the Passenger List for "the rest of the family." Hannah (Rich) Richman (1824-1911) (age 32) and their children James (age 7), Thomas (age 6), Louisa (age 4), Elizabeth (age 3) and Ann (age 1) came to America on the ship Osprey, which sailed from Bristol in England. The Passenger List was sworn to on 14 November 1856.

Here is the first page of the Passenger List from the Osprey:

The Richman family appears on page 3 of 4 of the list. They are down near the bottom of the page:

The ages of the children do not match the baptism records exactly. Thomas was the oldest child born in June 1848, and James the second son, born in November 1849. The youngest child in the Passenger List is "Ann" age 1, but the child after Elizabeth in the records is Emma, born 6 July 1856. If Emma was a full-term baby, then conception was in early October 1855, at about the time that James Richman sailed away to America. I wonder if he was surprised by this when he greeted the ship in New York?

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