Click here to see a list of passengers on the Betty Gregg that sailed out of Northern Ireland on October 4, 1767, and arrived in Charlestown by February 2, 1768.
See numbers 64 and 65 in the list. Could these two Clarks be Malcom and Hugh Clark (father and brother of Mary Clark Reed)? I believe it's certainly possible. The date fits in very well with every timeline I've conjectured.
The McSpeddon Family?
Click here to see the ship's list for the Brig Hope that sailed from Ireland to Charlestown in 1791. "Samuel McSpadin & family" are on the list. (Further down the list is "Mary McSpadin." I wonder if Mary was Samuel's mother.)
Jane McSpeddon Reed's tombstone has this inscription:
to the Memory of
wife of Hugh Reed
& Daughter of
Samuel & Elizabeth McSpeddon
All of Ireland
Died Oct 6 1839
in the 48th Year of her Life"
According to Jane's tombstone, she was born in 1791 and would have been a babe in arms on this voyage if this the right family.
What do you think? Please leave a comment if you have any other ideas or suggestions.
While we are looking at this I want to pose a couple of questions.
Doesn't the spelling "McSpeddon" here on Jane's tombstone rule out all the places we have seen her maiden name given as "McFaddin?"
Where do differing birthdates for Jane that I have seen online come from (15 May 1784, 6 Oct 1794)? What sources?