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Contributed by Randal W. Oulton; Penelope Chisholm for The Chignecto Project on 03/15/98
















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Ship: Hector Date: 1 July 1773 (departure); 5 September 1773 (arrival) Departing: Greenock & Lochbroom, Scotland Arriving: Pictou, Nova Scotia Ship Master: The Hector had been transporting immigrants for several years; had previously brought a batch of Scottish emigrants over to Boston in 1770. The ship was owned by a Mr Pagan, a merchant in Greenock Scotland. Together with a Dr Witherspoon, Pagan bought three shares of land in Pictou. They hired a John Ross to act as their recruiting agent for settlers. The offer to the settlers was free passage, free provisions for a year, and a farm. The Hector recruited settlers first at Greenock, then Lochbroom (Rossshire). Most got on at Lochbroom; only 3 familes and 5 single men took up the offer at Greenock. The unnamed piper in the passenger list came on board at the last minute. The voyage lasted 11 weeks. In many places the wood in the Hector had gone rotten. A gale off the coast of Newfoundland drove them backwards; it took them 14 days to regain the progress they had made. Dysentry and smallpox took 18 of the children. Upon arrival, there was no cleared land waiting for them, no shelter and the promised provisions did not materialise. Winter was approaching, and there was no time to plant crops that year. As the lands promised to them were three miles into the forest, so that they wouldn't even be able to fish the harbour, the settlers refused to settle those lands. When the provisions did arrive, the company therefore refused to give them any provisions. They then seized the provisions. The passenger list was compiled by William McKay, or one of his four sons. He, his wife and sons were passengers on the ship. [many of the children as listed as being the "child of " someone, who does not appear elsewhere on the passenger list. For instance, a Hugh Fraser is listed as being the child of "Donald", but there is no "Donald Fraser" on the list.] Additional Note: There were two lists: a MacKay list and a McKenzie list. The list followed was the McKay list, with McKenzie deviations noted.

Full Passengers Above Eight Years

Alex Cameron

Christopher Grant

Alex Cameron

Christopher Grant

Donald McKay

Donald Cameron

Donald Grant

William McKay

Sarah Campbell

John Grant

Margaret McKay

Archibald Chisholm

James Grant

Christopher McKay

Colin Douglas

Alex Grant

Catherine McKay

Alex. Falconer

Robert Innes

Margaret McKay

Mary Forbes

Robert Lyon

John McKay

Helen Fraser

Margaret Lyon

Mary McKay

Hugh Fraser

Donald McDonald

William McKay

Thomas Fraser

James McDonald

Donald McKay

Ann Fraser

John McDonald

William McKay

Alex Fraser

Alex McDonald

(Piper)

Hugh Fraser

Mary McDonald

Magdalene McKenzie

William Fraser

William McDonald

John McKenzie

Mrs. Fraser

James McDonald

Colin McKenzie

Kenneth Fraser

John McGregor

Isabel McKenzie

Janet Fraser

Colin McKay

William McKenzie

Alex Fraser

Roderick McKay

Angus McKenzie

Donald Graham

Donald McKay

Alex McKenzie

Donald McKenzie

Finlay McLeod

Janet Ross

Elspa McKenzie

Marion McLeod

Alex Ross

William McKenzie

William McLeod

Donald Ross

Alex McKenzie

Alex McLeod

Alex Ross

Kenneth McKritchie

Charles Matheson

William Ross

Margaret McKritchie

William Matthewson

Alex Ross

Catherine McLean

Mary Mathewson

Marion Ross

Alex. McLean

Janet Munroe

William Ross

Mary McLean

Donald Munroe

Ann Smith

Margaret McLean

John Munroe

Lily Sutherland

John McLennan

James Murray

John Sutherland

William McLennan

Margaret Murray

Mary Sutherland

James McLeod

Adam Murray

Betty Sutherland

Elsbeth McLeod

Abigail Murray

John Sutherland

Janet McLeod

Christopher Murray

David Urquhart

Hugh McLeod

Walter Murray

Christian Urquhart

David McLeod

Ann Patterson

 

Mary McLeod

Rebecca Patterson

 

Children Under Two Years of Age

Children Under Two Years of Age

Janet Cameron

child of John

Janate Cameron

child of Hugh

Colin Douglas

child of Alex

Hugh Fraser

child of Donald

James Grant

child of Jane

Robert Innes

child of Duncan

Alex McDonald

child of Hugh

William McDonald

child of Ann

Alex McDonald

child of James

Colin McKay

child of Colin

John McKay

child of Ann

Colin McKay

child of Alex

Roderick McKay

child of Ann

William McKay

child of Flora

Donald McKenzie

child of Elizabeth

Colin McKenzie

child of Colin

Donald McKenzie

child of William

Finlay McLeod

child of Jannet

Alex McLeod

child of Donald

Finlay McLeod

child of William

Andrew Mains

child of Andrew

William Mathewson

child of John

George Morrison

child of Hector

Walter Murray

child of Elizabeth

James Murray

child of Elizabeth

Alex. Ross

child of Catherine

John Sutherland

child of William

Passengers From Two to Eight Years of Age

Alex Cameron

Janet McDonald

George McLeod

Mary Cameron

Mary McDonald

Katherine McLeod

Margaret Douglas

Alex McKay

Marion McLeod

Alex Fraser

George McKay

Ann Matheson

Catherine Fraser

James McKay

Christopher Murray

Jean Fraser

John McKay

George Murray

Isabel Fraser

Roderick McKay

Alex Ross

Isabel Fraser

William McKay

Catherine Ross

Mary Fraser

Adam McKenzie

Christina Ross

Simon Fraser

Jane McKenzie

Donald Ross

Margaret Grant

Katherine McKenzie

Mary Ross

Mary Grant

Kenneth McKenzie

Walter Ross

Andrew McDonald

Kenneth McKenzie

 

Catherine McDonald

James McKritchie

 

Elizabeth McDonald

Angus McLeod

 

 

Hector Ship 1773, Sept. 15 189 passengers, 18 children died, 1 birth

 
















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