Limerick Standard
1 November 1841

Loss of the Barque Amanda, of
Limerick

It is with deep regret that we record this day the wreck of this fine vessel, the property of our fellow citizen, George WILLIAMS, Esq., attended with the loss of Forty-one lives. She left this port on the 22d of August last with emigrants, and was driven ashore off Metis[-sur-Mer], on the 26th of September, and totally lost. The greater portion of the crew and passemgers took to the boats, which soon swamped, and all were lost; the captain, some of the crew and passengers, who were left on the wreck, were saved. The following we take from the Quebec Mercury, of October 5:—

   Shipwreck of the Barque Amanda — Forty-one lives lost — In the Gaazette of Friday last, we informed our readers that Captain BUCANAN, of the ship Scotland, had seen off Metis a ship on shore, which, to all appearances was a total wreck. Yesterday morning the subjoined melancholy confirmation of that recent report was received in a letter, by Messrs. W. PRICE, and Co., of this city, fromwhich we have been favoured with the following extract:—

"Metis, 29th September, 1841.  

   "I have to inform you of the loss of the barque Amanda, Captain DAVIS, from Limerick, which came ashore at Little Metis Point, at five o'clock, on the 26th instant — She had forty passengers and a crew of eighteen. The captain, two seamen, and two apprentices were amongst those saved."

   A.C. BUCHANAN, Esq., Emigrant Agent, has kindly favoured us with the following list of passengers and crew:—

   List of the passengers abnd crew of the barque Amanda, Solomon DAVIS, master, bound for Quebec, cleared on the 17th August, and sailed on the 22d August, from Limerick:

Passengers Saved.

   James O'NEILL and Catherine O'NEILL, of the County of Clare; Patrick HANLON, county Kerry; Timothy MURPHY, Michael HALL, Maurice HALL, Philip SARSFIELD, James NEVILL, and Margaret MOLONY, of county of Limerick; and Anne O'NEILL, of the county of Cork. Total passemgers saved— 10.

Passengers Lost.

   Stephen RENNALS, county of Clare; James SLATTERY, Patrk. CLANCY, Anne MURRAY, Mary HALL (aged 6), J. HINCHEY, Margaret HINCHEY, Maria HINCHEY, John HINCHEY, Frederick HARDEN, Daniel CARNEY, Margaret CARNEY, James CARNEY, Mary CARNEY, Daniel CARNEY, Jeremiah CONNERS, Catherine EUSTACE of Limerick; John O'BRIEN, and Michael O'BRIEN, county of Clare; Mary CUMMINS, Bridget CUMMINS, Anne CUMMINS, Catherine CUMMINS and Michael CUMMINS, of the county of Galway; Julia CRAWLEY, and Patrick O'NEILL, of Clare; Thomas KENNEDY, of Dingle. —29.

   Male adults lost 11.— Female adults lost 12.— Total Adults 23.— Chldren Lost 6. Total passengers lost —29.

Crew Saved.

   Solomon DAVIS, master; Edward ROUNDY, second mate; Timothy BEHANE, seaman; Patrick O'BRIEN, and Charles DONNELLY, apprentices.— Total 5.

Crew lost.

   Patrick BLAKE, 1st mate; James M'INERNEY, carpenter; Michael HEGARTY, cook; John FAHY, steward; David KEEFFE, John HARPER, John GRAHAM, Thomas ALLAN, Patrick SHANNON, Thomas HARTE, and John HYNES, sea-men; James CUSACK, and Francis JOHNSON, apprentices.— Total crew lost, 12.


Index

Family NameForenameTitle/Occ
ALLANThomas seaman
BLAKEPatrick 1st mate
BEHANETimothy seaman
BUCHANANCaptain
BUCHANANA SEsq
CARNEYDaniel (2)
CARNEYJames
CARNEYMargaret
CARNEYMary
CLANCYPatrk.
CONNERSJeremiah
CRAWLEYJulia
CUMMINSAnne
CUMMINSBridget
CUMMINSCatherine
CUMMINSMary
CUMMINSMichael
CUSACKJames apprentice
DAVISSolomonCaptain
DONNELLYCharles apprentice
EUSTACECatherine
FAHYJohn steward
GRAHAMJohn seaman
HALLMaurice
HALLMichael
HANLONPatrick
HARDENFrederick
HARPERJohn seaman
HARTEThomas seaman
HEGARTYMichael cook
HINCHEYJ.
HINCHEYJohn
HINCHEYMargaret
HINCHEYMaria
HYNESJohn seaman
JOHNSONFrancis apprentice
KEEFFEDavid seaman
KENNEDYThomas
M'INERNEYJames carpenter
MOLONYMargaret
MURPHYTimothy
MURRAYAnne
NEVILLJames
O'BRIENJohn
O'BRIENMichael
O'BRIENPatrick apprentice
O'NEILLAnne
O'NEILLCatherine
O'NEILLJames
O'NEILLPatrick
PRICEW & Co.
RENNALSStephen
ROUNDYEdward second mate
SARSFIELDPhilip
SHANNONPatrick seaman
SLATTERYJames
WILLIAMSGeorgeEsq

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