Ships from Ireland.
re: James Adair emig. c.1763 on ship captained by Eggers.
The "Belfast Newsletter" had a large number of advertisements for emigration on ships commanded by Capt. Eggers.
However, the ship was named "Prince of Wales", not "Prince Henry".Possibly the SC Journal may have mistaken the name of the ship ?
He appeared to be a Captain for the firm Mussenden, Bateson & Co. Another Captain was possibly a Matthew Rea.
There was a James Adair connected to the Banking firm of Mussenden, Bateson & Co.
Not sure if James Adair married Penelope Mussenden.
Could have been a John Adair emigrated on a ship ("Three Brothers" ?) captained by Rea in 1770s (operated or owned by Mussenden, Bateson & Adair ?).
In 1763 James Egger of "Prince of Wales" seemed to be transporting French Prisoners.
Message from Richard MacMaster, re ships to SC.
"...if your Blair's received land in March 1766, they may have come in the ship "Falls", Captain Simon Robinson, from Londonderry (SC Gazette, March 18, 1766)
possibly the Ship Prince of Wales, Captain James Eggar, from Belfast which arrived March 29, 1766 (SC Gazette, April 1, 1766). There are two advertisements by William Beatty about the Prince of Wales.
Just arrived in the Ship Prince of Wales, James Eggar, Master, William Beatty, Merchant and Line-Draper, from Belfast, who has to dispose of the Times of Twenty-one Servants, among whom are Nine Women, Seamstresses,
Knitters, and Two Cooks, some Young Men, among whom are Mechanicks, who can write good Hands, and can be recommended to the Purchaser.
He has likewise to sell, a Parcell of Linen, well manufactured, and bleached in the best and safest Manner.Inquire for said Beatty, at Messrs. Torrans,
Poaug (Poag / Poague)& Co. Store, or at his Lodgings at Captain Foskey's, in Church Street.
(SC Gazette, April 1, 1766)
To be sold, the Indentures of a few Servants from the north of Ireland, who have Certificates of their good Behaviour from their Infancy, and as the Ship they came in is near ready for Sea, they will be disposed of on very
reasonable Terms by Torrans, Poaug and Company.(SC Gazette, May 6, 1766)
There is an advertisement in the Belfast News Letter, January 3, 1766, by
Mussenden, Bateson & Co., owners of the ship Prince of Wales, that she would sail for Charles-Town in SC on January 8 and all passengers should be on board.