Carmichaels Aboard the Jupiter of Larne
The Jupiter of Larne sailed from Appin, Glen Orchy and Lismore,
Scotland, to Wilmington, North Carolina on April 9, 1775, with 136
passengers aboard, including Archibald Carmichael and his family, from
the Isle of Lismore.  It is believed that Archibald Carmichael was the
father of "Commodore" Dougald Carmichael, which would mean that he
was my g-g-g-g-grandfather.

[The following information is from the North Carolina Division of Archives
and History, as reported in the "North Carolina Historical Review,
and April, 1934.]

 Reasons assigned by the passengers for their emigrating follows.
 The farmers and labourers who are taking their passage in this ship
unanimously declare that they never would have thought of leaving their
native country, could they have supplied their families in it.  But such of
them as were farmers were obliged to quit their lands either on account
of the advanced rent or to make room for sheepherds.  Those in
particular from Appin say that out of one hundred mark land that
formerly was occupied by tennants who made their rents by rearing
cattle and raising grain, thirty three mark land of it is now turned into
sheep walks and they seem to think in a few years more, two thirds of
that country, at least, will be in the same state, so of course the
greatest part of the inhabitants will be obliged to leave it.  The
labourers declare they could not support their families on the wages they
earned and that it is not from any other motive but the dread of want
that they quit a country which above all others they would wish to live
in.  Captain Allan Stewart formerly a lieutenant in Fraser's Regiment,
goes with an intention of settling in the lands granted him by the
government at the end of last war.  But should the troubles continue in
America, he is determined to make the best of his way to Boston and
offer his services to General Gage.
 The tradesmen have a prospect of getting better wages but their
principal reason seems to be that their relations are going and rather
than part with them, they choose to go along.
            Signed: Duncan Campbell, Collector
                         Neil Campbell, Comptroller

Carmichaels aboard the Jupiter of Larne:

Archibald Carmichael, 26, Labourer, Lismore
Mary, 26, his Wife, Lismore
Catherine, 7, their Daughter, Lismore
Donald Carmichael, 22, Servant of Allan Stewart, former Lieutenant in
   Fraser's Regiment, Appin
Evan Carmichael, 40, Labourer, Appin
Margaret, 38, his Wife, Appin
Archibald Carmichael, 14, their Son, Appin
Allan Carmichael, 12, their Son, Appin
Katherine, 3, their Daughter, Appin
Christian Carmichael, 14, Servant of Kenneth Stewart, Appin
Dugald Carmichael, 55, Farmer, Appin
Mary, 55, his Wife, Appin

A quote from the text of the history of the Stewartsville
Cemetery, Laurinburg, North Carolina, reads:
 "The people who made up the Stewarts of Appin Regiment in
the Uprising at 1745, the regiment which lost more men than
any other Jacobite regiment in the Battle of Culloden, was made
up of McLaurins, Stewarts, Carmichaels, McCormicks, McInnises,
McColls, McElyeas and Livingstons.  All these people more or less
emigrated to North Carolina at the same time, sailing directly to
Church on Isle of Lismore
Remains of croft on Lismore