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The Loss of the Brig Dispatch off the Coast of Newfoundland, 1828
A List of Survivors

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



For further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Despatch_(brig)

Extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST

http://cotyroneireland.com/estore/index.php?detailrecid=2



STRABANE MORNING POST

No 958: Tuesday, September 2, 1828

LONDONDERRY JOURNAL OFFICE

Wednesday, August 27

LOSS OF THE BRIG DISPATCH

The following melancholy letter, detailing the loss of the above vessel, which sailed from this Port, bound for Quebec, with passengers, in May last, has been received by MARCUS S. HILL, ESQ. our collector :-

H. M. S. Tyne, 26th July, 1828

Sir. The accompanying list contains the names of 158 men, women, and children, exclusive of the mate and all the crew, 9 in number, who were saved from the wreck of the Dispatch, of Workington, commanded by the late WILLIAM LANCASTER, (drowned) which sailed from Derry, on the 29th May for Quebec.

The brig was wrecked on a rock, about eighteen miles to the eastward of Cape Ray, and distant from the Main three-fourths of a mile, on the evening of the 10th of July, and it was only by watching the occasional fall of the surf for a few hours each day; till the following Tuesday, that the mate and crew with two boats, and the assistance of a fisherman in a small boat 12 feet long, saved those in the accompanying list. The mate informs me that 200 passengers were said to be on board, though he thinks several infants were not reckoned, as their passage was not paid, and the crew, master included, were eleven in number.

Four men and ten children died on the rock from starvation, five children and one woman, died on the beach, four men perished in the woods, and one woman and one boy in the boats of this ship, whilst on their passage from the place of shipwreck. By a comparison of numbers, it appears that thirty-six at least were drowned; of that number two infants were washed from their mother’s breast, whilst on the rock, and of one family, six were swept off after they obtained a footing.

I have taken the liberty of troubling you with the list, as from your situation at the port whence the vessel sailed, you will most probably have the readiest means of making the same known, and thus quieting the feelings of relatives and friends at once.

I am, Sir, your obedient servant,

R. GRANT

To the Collector of Customs, Captain,

Londonderry

A list of Persons saved from the wreck of the Brig Dispatch of Workington, William Lancaster, late Master, and conveyed from Port aux Basque, Newfoundland, to Halifax, in his Majesty’s ship Tyne:

COUNTY OF TYRONE

John HENDERSON

Skirts [of Urney]

John SCOTT

Ardstraw

George BOYLE

Kirskiddy

James MONAGHAN

Kirskiddy

Edward SHEILS

Drumra

James ARMSTRONG

Drumra

Hugh HARPER

Termanamongan

Michael SHEILS

Donagheady

James McGONAGLE and Margaret, his sister

Donagheady

Edward McGOWAN

Donagheady

Joseph SMALEY and his wife and child

Donagheady

John SMALEY and his wife and two children

Donagheady

Hamilton PARKHILL and his wife, child, and sister (brother lost)

Donagheady

John McPARTRIDGE, Mary his wife and James, Archibald, John, Samuel, and Martha, their children

Donagheady

Mary McMANUS

Donagheady

John WILLIAMSON

Leckpatrick

Wm. MOOR

Leckpatrick

Wm. McMONAGLE, and C. McMONAGLE, his mother

Leckpatrick

Robert GORMAN

Leckpatrick

Margaret GORDON (her husband lost)

Leckpatrick

Catharine BRYAN

Leckpatrick

Charles COCHRAN (died on board the Tyne on the morning of the 26th of July)

Strabane

Robert SHAW and his wife and child

Cappagh

John NICKSON and Margaret his wife

Cappagh

John BAGSTER, Martha his mother and Thomas and James his sons, (two sons and two sisters lost) Thomas and William, brothers of John BAGSTER, George his nephew, Annie and Catharine his sisters

Cappagh

Alexander KAIL and Eliza his wife

Termanamongan



COUNTY OF DONEGAL

James GALLAGHER

Rathmanno

James DOUGHERTY

Turboil

Charles PORTER

Langfield

James ROULSTON

Langfield

Hugh McLAUGHLIN

Dunnamore

Mathew FULTON

Tullaghabegley

Thomas McCLEAN

Ray

Alexander McCAULEY and Mary, his wife (one son lost)

Ray

Dennis DOUGAN and Anne and Grace, his two daughters

Ray

Jaffles SMYTH

Ostragh

Samuel SPENCE

Tullaghaghness

John ARMSTRONG

Alphaninshe

David O’HARA

Urney

John O’HARA and Mary his wife

Urney

Joseph HART and Mary his wife, and Thomas, Margaret and Eliza, their children (lost two sons)

Urney

Margaret THOMPSON

Urney

Noble KILGRACE and his wife Rachael

Urney

Alexander ALDJO

Tullybeg

David HAMILTON, Martha his sister and Robert his brother (father; mother, and two sisters lost)

Tullybeg

William AYERS

Raphoe

Mary GRAHAM (her husband lost)

Raphoe

Rose GALLAGHER

Raphoe

Hugh DOUGHAL

Cloaghaneely

James WILLIAMS and Mary his wife

Burt

John BROWN and Isabella his wife (one son lost)

Donoughmore

Mary McBETH

Donoughmore

Charles SMULLEN and his wife and child, and William CASSIDY, his step-son

Tullaghabegly

Robert MOORE, his wife Margaret and child Sarah

Ramelton

Patrick CALLAGHAN and his wife Lydia

Conwell

Eleanor JOHNSTON

Templecarn

Anne DUNCAN

Taughboyne

Mary MAHAFFY and her two nephews, James and John KING (her father, mother, and sister lost)

Taughboyne

Mary McMONAGLE and her son James (one child lost)

Taughboyne



COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY

John CRAGHAN

Upper Cumber

James McGINNIS

Aughanloo

John HULL

Balteagh

Robert HULL

Balteagh

Patrick McMANUS

Cumber

James MARSHAL

Glendermot

Thomas McCLELAND

Drumachose

William McCLELAND

Drumachose

William WHITE

Drumachose

John McMASTER, Martha his sister, and William his brother

Glendermot

James CERRIGAN

Faughanvale

Robert McELHENNY

Faughanvale

JOHN McMULLAN and James his brother (father, mother, two sisters, nephew, and female servant lost)

Termanveny

GEORGE STEEL (his brother lost)

Drumachose

Benjamin McKAY

Macquanane

Sarah Anne HYNDMAN

Glendermot

James ROBINSON

Glendermot

Biddy MULLENS

Bannagher

Rose O’NEILL

Cumber



ELSEWHERE

Neal McTAGGART

Campbeltown, Argyleshire

Daniel ARNOTT, his wife, John, Daniel, and David, his sons grown up, Duncan, aged 10, Andrew 1, Elizabeth grown up, Agnes 14, Catharine 12, Jane 8, Mary 5, Martha, 3

Campbeltown, Argyleshire

James McCULLOCH, his wife and child (one son lost)

Kill, County Cavan

William FAZILL and Anne his wife (one son lost)

Killaid, County Antrim



General Abstract

Persons embarked, (crew of 11 included) 211

Accounted for of these in foregoing statement,

including 29 who perished, 181

Master lost 1

Mate and crew saved, 10

192

Unaccounted for 18




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