Updates

With the ongoing publicity for the book and worldwide exposure hopefully we will be able to find out more about the passengers. This page will be updated with any new information. Thanks to a roots chat member for this.

Marc Ami in an interview with the procurator fiscal at Portree on the Isle of Skye gave us the names of the Kempf family who all perished. Unfortunately he was slightly mistaken. The church records for the Canton of Uri have just come online, allowing us to access the baptismal records of the children. Kampf is pronounced Kempf so an easy mistake to make.

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  • Mr Charles Louis Kampf, Canton of Uri, Switzerland
  • Mrs Jean Frederic Kampf, Canton of Uri Switzerland
  • Louis Kampf aged 12, D.O.B. 11/10/1840, Canton of Uri, Switzerland
  • Marie Louise Kampf aged 10, D.O.B. 5/3/1843, Canton of Uri, Switzerland

I have had a Micheal Gibney in touch saying that it was always part of his family history that a party of Gibney’s were lost on an emigrant ship around the period of 1853. Given that a party of seven Gibney’s were aboard the Annie Jane this is very likely to be them. If so they would have been from around the Dublin area, I have looked for them but no one has found an exact family match though the surname is quite common in that area. Given the size of the group it may well be more than one household.

  • Martha Gibney
  • William Gibney
  • John Gibney
  • Robert Gibney
  • Margaret Gibney
  • Jane Gibney
  • Alexander Gibney