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family emigrants

This page holds transcriptions of the personal details of family members in the Ships Manifests of vessels arriving at Ellis Island from Ireland and England.

Last Name First Name
Devlin Alice
Eddie
Bridget (Christina)
Kathleen
Patrick
McCoy Kathleen
McKenna Sarah
Susan
Richardson James
Julia

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SHIP'S MANIFEST
ALICE DEVLIN [Personal Details]
Port of Departure Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland, UK
Place of Residence Crossmaglen, Ireland
Name of ship Columbia
Date of Arrival 26 October 1914
Age on Arrival 18y
Money in possession $30
Name and address of Sponsor Aunt-Susan Connolly
150 west 21st St New York
Other information on manifest Height 5'2", fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes
Written comments on manifest None
Other relatives on Board None
Other Locals on same List Catherine McElroy, aged 19, Crossmaglen, Ireland
Authors Comments on the manifest Alice was 16, not 18, having been born in 1898.
Aunt's name was Susan Conlon - not Connolly
Subsequent events, where known Alice married and had two children, one of whom died as a child. She married again. She returned to Ireland twice, in 1929, accompanied by her daughter Anna, and again in 1947 with her second husband, Ernest. She died in 1952. Ernest died in 1958.
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SHIP'S MANIFEST
EDDIE DEVLIN [Personal Details]
Port of Departure Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Departure 23 October 1923
Calling or Occupation Labourer
Name and address of nearest relative or friend in home country Father, Owen Devlin, Moybane, Crossmaglen
Place of Residence Crossmaglen, Ireland
Name of ship Celtic
Date of Arrival 1 November 1923
Age on Arrival 20y
Money in possession $50
Name and address of Sponsor Aunt-Susan Conlon
73 Manhatten Ave New York
Other information on manifest Height 5'7", fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes.
Written comments on manifest None
Other relatives on Board Bridget Devlin (sister)
Kathleen McCay (cousin)
Other Locals on same List James Morris, aged 26, Creevekeeran,Ireland
Katie Morris, aged 18, Creevekeeran, Ireland
Authors Comments on the manifest Eddie was 19 not 20, being born in March 1904.
Bridget's other name, by which she was known, was Christina
Catherine McCay is a misspelling of Catherine McCoy.
Subsequent events, where known Eddie returned to Ireland in 1932, married Brigid Boyle in 1934 and they had eight children, six of whom survived childhood. He was my father. He died in 1972 in Preston England.
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SHIP'S MANIFEST
BRIGID DEVLIN [Personal Details]
Port of Departure Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Departure 23 October 1923
Calling or Occupation Domestic
Name and address of nearest relative or friend in home country Father, Owen Devlin, Moybane, Crossmaglen
Place of Residence Crossmaglen, Ireland
Name of ship Celtic
Date of Arrival 1 November 1923
Age on Arrival 18y
Money in possession $10
Name and address of Sponsor Aunt-Susan Conlon
73 Manhatten Ave New York
Other information on manifest Height 5'2", fair complexion, brown hair, brown eyes
Written comments on manifest Def Vision ?? 20/200 b.eyes Gl. r.e 20/200 l.e 20/100 which may affect.
Other relatives on Board Eddie Devlin (brother)
Kathleen McCay (cousin)
Other Locals on same List James Morris, aged 26, Creevekeeran,Ireland
Katie Morris, aged 18, Creevekeeran, Ireland
Authors Comments on the manifest Bridget's other name, by which she was known, was Christina
Catherine McCay is a misspelling of Catherine McCoy.
The defects in vision were enough to have Bridget refused entry and I have been told by her daughter that in fact this was the intention. A distinctive chalk mark made on her coat was erased by Kathleen McCoy and they both exited the reception hall unmolested and made their way by boat to Manhattan to begin their new life in America.
Subsequent events, where known Christina returned to Ireland once, in 1932, when Eddie returned for good. She married and had one child.
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KATHLEEN DEVLIN [Personal Details]
Port of Departure Southampton
Date of Departure Illegible
Calling or Occupation Maid
Name and address of nearest relative or friend in home country Mrs Devlin (Mother), Moybane, Crossmaglen
Place of Residence Mobane, Ireland
Name of ship Aquitania
Date of Arrival 13 October 1920
Age on Arrival 18y
Money in possession 40
Name and address of Sponsor Mrs Roberts (sister) 150 W 21st St N.Y.C. N.Y.
Other information on manifest Height 4'8", fair complexion, brown hair, gray eyes
Written comments on manifest Dis. to sister on board
Other relatives on Board Patrick Devlin (brother)
Other Locals on same List Susan Mackin, aged 21, Dorsey,Ireland
Mary McElroy, aged 20, Cullville, Ireland
John T. Largey, aged 28, Cloghoge, Ireland
Authors Comments on the manifest Mrs Roberts, who met Kathleen and Patrick, was their sister Alice, by now married. An interesting point is that the address given is the same as that for Susan Conlon on Alice's own arrival. Whether Mrs Conlon was still living there is not known. Perhaps Alice and her husband had rented or bought the property. However, when Eddie and Christina arrived in 1923, Mrs Conlon's address was different.
Subsequent events, where known Kathleen married Michael Martinez in 1923 and had two children, Michael and Theresa. She returned to Ireland once, with the children, for three months in 1938. She died in 1995
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PATRICK DEVLIN [Personal Details]
Port of Departure Southampton
Date of Departure Illegible
Calling or Occupation Labourer
Name and address of nearest relative or friend in home country Mrs Devlin (Mother), Moybane, Crossmaglen
Place of Residence Mobane, Ireland
Name of ship Aquitania
Date of Arrival 13 October 1920
Age on Arrival 18y
Money in possession 78 or 178
Name and address of Sponsor Mrs Roberts (sister) 150 W 21st St N.Y.C. N.Y.
Other information on manifest Height 5'5", fair complexion, brown hair, gray eyes
Written comments on manifest Dis. to sister on board
Other relatives on Board Kathleen Devlin (sister)
Other Locals on same List Susan Mackin, aged 21, Dorsey,Ireland
Mary McElroy, aged 20, Cullville, Ireland
John T. Largey, aged 28, Cloghoge, Ireland
Authors Comments on the manifest Mrs Roberts, who met Kathleen and Patrick, was their sister Alice, by now married. An interesting point is that the address given is the same as that for Susan Conlon on Alice's own arrival. Whether Mrs Conlon was still living there is not known. Perhaps Alice and her husband had rented or bought the property. However, when Eddie and Christina arrived in 1923, Mrs Conlon's address was different.
Subsequent events, where known Patrick became a jockey at the New York Aquaduct Race Track - apparently a really good one, too! He died when he was about 23 years old. Unfortunately, it appears that he had been robbed and beaten, and left in an alley, and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in New York City with no identification. He was in a coma for several weeks. Finally, a local police officer learned that his brother Eddie and sisters, Christina Devlin and Kathleen Martinez were looking for their brother and he told them about the "John Doe" who was at Bellevue. When they went there, they discovered it was Patrick. He died shortly thereafter, and never regained consciousness. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in New York City. I am grateful to Christina Lavine for this information
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KATHLEEN McCOY
Port of Departure Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Departure 23 October 1923
Calling or Occupation Domestic
Name and address of nearest relative or friend in home country Relative, Mrs Annie Devlin, Moybane, Crossmaglen
Place of Residence Crossmaglen, Ireland
Name of ship Celtic
Date of Arrival 1 November 1923
Age on Arrival 17y
Money in possession None
Name and address of Sponsor Aunt-Susan Conlon
73 Manhatten Ave New York
Other information on manifest Height: 5'1", fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes
Written comments on manifest None
Other relatives on Board Bridget Devlin (cousin)
Eddie Devlin (cousin)
Other Locals on same List James Morris, aged 26, Creevekeeran,Ireland
Katie Morris, aged 18, Creevekeeran, Ireland
Authors Comments on the manifest Misspelled as Catherine McCay in the manifest.
Her aunt, Annie Devlin, is named as relative in home country. Her mother, Mary, had died on 14 August 1923. Her father has died in 1914.
Subsequent events, where known Kathleen McCoy never married. She returned to Ireland in June 1938 for a three month visit, accompanying Kathleen Martines (Devlin) and her family. Until a few years ago she was still living in New York but is no longer contactable. It is known that she had expressed a desire for her ashes to be interred in Crossmaglen.
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SARAH McKENNA [Personal Record]
Port of Departure Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Departure 29 September 1897
Calling or Occupation H-work
Place of Residence Crossmaglen, Ireland
Name of ship Teutonic
Date of Arrival 6 October 1897
Age on Arrival 16y
Money in possession 2
Name and address of Sponsor Uncle - John Brady, 40 Exchange St Binghamton
Written comments on manifest None
Other relatives on Board None
Other Locals on same List None
Authors Comments on the manifest None
Subsequent events, where known Sarah returned to Ireland at some point and married James Hanratty.
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SUSAN McKENNA - [See also theMcKenna Sisters]
Port of Departure Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Departure 29 September 1897
Calling or Occupation H-work
Place of Residence Crossmaglen, Ireland
Name of ship Teutonic
Date of Arrival 6 October 1897
Age on Arrival 24y
Money in possession $50
Name and address of Sponsor None
Written comments on manifest American resident -(for) 5?6? years
Other relatives on Board None
Other Locals on same List None
Authors Comments on the manifest It seems clear that Susan had been to America before and had been back to Ireland to accompany her younger sister. I have traced a Susan McKenna in the 1892 manifest index but as the contemporary material was destroyed in a fire it is not possible to confirm that this is the same person.
Subsequent events, where known Susan married Joseph Conlon. They had one son Joseph who had a daughter, I have no further information yet. Susan sponsored most of her neices and nephews who entered the USA in the years from 1914 to 1923. She and her husband returned at least once to Ireland. She is buried in Binghampton, New York State.
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JAMES RICHARDSON
Port of Departure Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Departure 29 October 1915
Calling or Occupation Apprentice (illegible)
Name and address of nearest relative or friend in home country Father, James Richardson, Moybane, Crossmaglen
Place of Residence Moybane Ireland
Name of ship Cameronia
Date of Arrival 5 November 1915
Age on Arrival 17y
Money in possession $50
Name and address of Sponsor Aunt: Susan Conlon
150W 21st St. New York
Other information on manifest Height 5'10"; fresh complexion, dark hair, blue eyes.
Written comments on manifest None
Other relatives on Board None known
Other Locals on same List None known
Authors Comments on the manifest The home address on the text version of the Manifest (transcribed from the original handwritten one), is shown as "Maybarie, Ireland"
Subsequent events, where known James was a brother of Eddie Richardson, the Nationalist MP for South Armagh in the 1950s and 1960s. Their mother was Kate,one of the McKenna Girls. I understand that James mever married and died in America as a result of a traffic accident. I understand that another brother, Patrick, also emigrated to the USA where he he also died without issue. However, I have been unable to trace him in the Ellis Island records.
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JULIA RICHARDSON
Port of Departure Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Departure 10 March 1923
Calling or Occupation Maid
Name and address of nearest relative or friend in home country Father James Richardson, Mobane, Crossmaghur
Place of Residence Mobane, Ireland
Name of ship Carmania
Date of Arrival 19 March 1923
Age on Arrival 27y
Money in possession $59
Name and address of Sponsor Aunt: Mrs Susan Conlon, 73 Manhattan Avenue, New York
Other information on manifest Height 5'6"; fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.
Written comments on manifest None
Other relatives on Board None
Other Locals on same List John McShane, aged 29, single, Crossmaglen
Patrick Donnelly, aged 21, single, Clarnagh
Authors Comments on the manifest Father's address is misspelt as "Crossmaghur", rather than "Crossmaglen". Susan Conlon's address was changed, in longhand, from 150 West 21St Street, New York
Subsequent events, where known Julia was a sister of Eddie Richardson, the Nationalist MP for South Armagh in the 1950s and 1960s. Their mother was one of the McKenna Girls. Julia returned at some point to Ireland. Her married name was McCourt
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