|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, January
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 Wilmington."
|Church on Isle of Lismore|
|Remains of croft on Lismore|