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Emigrants to AMERICA on the DIANA
September 1774.

Please note that I have a more complete web page for this ship Diana at my web site.
Let me know if you find a passenger that is an ancestor of yours. Thanks, Harold A Ralston.

"In No.1 of this Magazine, Mr. Angus MacVicar gave a list of Kintyre emigrants to North Carolina who sailed on the Ulysses in August, 1774.
Here follows a list of those who sailed from Greenock in September of the same year in the DIANA (Dugald Ruthven, Master).
The reasons given for their departure from their native shores was invariably given as "High Rents and Better Encouragement."
Their destination is described as- Wilmington, North Carolina, which was the port for the Cape Fear River basin, where Kintyre natives had settled as early as 1739.
In the list women are given their maiden names as was the Scottish custom. The men are farmers except where otherwise stated: "

William McDonald (40),
Isobel Wright (36),
Mary (4) & Jessy (2) McDonald;
Archibald Campbell (38),
Jean McNeil (32),
Mary (7),
Lachlan (2),
Grizel (6) Campbell,
Findlay Murchie (45),
Catherine Hendry (35),
Archd (10),
Charles (5),
Neil (3),
Barbara (½)
Duncan McRob, Taylor (26),
Elizabeth McMurchy (8);
Hugh Sillar (55),
Catherine Currie (62),
Mary Sillar (27).
Catherine Sillar (23);
Gilbert McKenzie (34),
Mary McKenzie (27);
Archd McMillan,
Patrick McMurchy (17), email a descendant
Elizabeth Kelso (50),
Hugh McMurchy (46),
Archd McMurchy (21),
Mary McMurchy (17). email a descendant
Elizabeth McMurchie (14),
Robert McMurchy (9);
Neil Hendry, Tailor, (27),
Coll McAlester, Tailor, (24),
Mary McAlester, (31)
John McVicar, Glasgow, Tailor (36),
Alexander Speir, Glasgow Clerk (19). email a descendant

No. 14 Autumn 1983 issue of "The KINTYRE Antiquarian & Natural History Society MAGAZINE" page 27.

The following comments were received from a descendant of passenger McMurchy.
Our information comes from the Murphy family Bible, confirmed by a letter written by Patrick's grandson Patrick II as published in the volume Williams and Murphy Records, ISBN: 0832827622. We have cited another well-source among genealogists:
Cameron, Viola Root, Emigrants from Scotland to America, 1774-1775, ISBN: 9780806300665. (Copied from a loose bundle of Treasury papers in the Public Record Office, London, England. Compiled and indexed in the London office of Viola Root Cameron. Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965.) Transcribed from old Treasury Papers in the Public Record Office in London, this work lists some 2,000 persons by age, station, occupation, residence in Scotland, destination in America, and reasons for emigrating.
Our information is a follows:
They immigrated to Wilmington, North Carolina, America, aboard the ship Diana, Dugal Ruthven, Port Greenock, September 1774
Among the list of emigrants were: Patrick MCMURCHIE, Kintyre, 54, his wife Elizabeth KELSO, 50, their children, Hugh 22, Archibald, 21, Mary 12, Elizabeth 14, Robert 9, and daughter, Margaret, born on board ship.
You will find that the age for Patrick (and for several of his children) is not in agreement with our records. Patrick was born in 1720, Elizabeth in 1724, Hugh in 1752, Archibald in 1753, Elizabeth in 1760, Mary in 1762, Robert (from whom I am descended) in 1765.
The information for Patrick's brother Finla and his family is: Finla MCMURCHIE Kintyre, 46, his wife, Catherine HENDRY (HENRY), 34, their children: Archibald 12, Elizabeth 8, Charles 5, Neil 4, Barbara 6 months.
N. Williams Chadwick, Winston-Salem, NC