In the lists of of the Princess Augusta There are three lists Captains list, mayors list and the ports list, Nicholas name is not spelled the same on any of the lists.On one list you will find Nicholas listed as Colas [his X mark] "DO"restart.When examining the original it can be seen the "DO" could be "St".It is a handwritten document and difficult to read.
The names as transcribed from the captains list [we have not found the original just type set reprints] in this list we find the name listed twice Nicollas Drasbart (40)and Nicolas Trasbart, a wife and six children. What is unique about the second list [List A] is that for some unknown reason the captain listed seven families with thier number of family members. None of the other families were so listed yet there were 330 persons on board.We went under the theory that these people were traveling together and found they moved and settled as neighbors in what is now western York County PA.And from a tip found in a Ory will we researched the area in France where they came from and after many hours of research found all but the Noels - The children of Nicholas Strasbach and wife Catherine Gerard married January 29, 1717/18 in France agree with his will in York county PA.And we found that the Ory - Gerard and Strasbach were intermarried in France and Penna.Intersting there were Noels as witnesses to baptisms in France but we could not canfirm the Noels. How we come up with Seven families:
1Francis Ore, a wife and three children& sonNicolas Ory 2Nicolas Trasbart, a wife and six children [Nicholas oldest son Nicholas Strasbach was born in 1721 so at age 15 was not listed as a male passenger - to be listed he would need to have been 16] - Older females were not listed therefore his older sister Anne who married Nicolas Ory was not listed. 3Pierre Dilon, a wife and four children 4Nicolas Gerard, a wife and no child 5Jean Francois Chretien, a wife and one child 6Eneas Newell, a wife and one child 7Joseph [Noel] Newell, a wife and six children, of whom Pierre Newell is one. Note we found the first 5 families birth and marrage records and France. And in France as well as York County the name Nicholas is spelled STRASBACH.Nicholas Ory moved from Pa to New Oreleans this is well documented and his wife was Anne daughter of Nicholas Strasbach - Catherine Gerard. All of these pioneers were Catholic.Nicholas son Nicholas settled for a while in Penna. then moved away sometime after 1752.From the estate papers of his father he could not write [signed name with X].It has been speculated he moved to North Carloina and was know as Nicholas Trasbach. Because names were spelled how they sounded to the court clerks this could be the same Nicholas the eldest son of Nicholas Strasbach.It is also possible the Trasbach are of a different linage then the STRASBACH or STRASBAUGH on the Princess Augusta.
In York county another proof of the name being Nicholas Strasbaugh is that the warrent for his land is listed as Nicholas Trasbaugh, but all following transactions are Nicholas Strasbaugh. Nicholas Strasbaugh was definitly on the Princess Augusta the records in France where the name is spelled with an "S" end in 1736 when he left and pick up in Penna in the portion of Lancaster County which became York County in 1749.