Unicorn/ Capt. Ackland
I've always heard that my Prunty family immigrated to America from Northern Ireland in 1750 aboard a mysterious ship called the Unicorn under a Captain James Ackland. I had never seen a passenger list for this voyage
or any evidence that this ship even existed. Recently, I discovered a 1750 newspaper article, which mentions Capt. Ackland's Unicorn as sailing form NY to Dublin in the early part of the year. This item and a few from other
other years designate the Unicorn as a "snow", which was a type of two-masted brigantine ship, which might be helpful information in further research on the Unicorn. I would like to find some solid evidence that my Pruntys
arrived on the Unicorn, but passenger lists are very sparse for this time period. Does anyone have such a list or other helpful information on the Unicorn or the Prunty's 1750 landing in America?