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Passenger List of SS Lake Manitoba

Liverpool, UK to Saint John, New Brunswick, March 31 to April 12, 1903

On the earlier version of this website, I transcribed the passenger list of the S. S. Lake Manitoba as it appeared in the Lloydminster Times in 1953. Thanks to the Internet I can now provide a direct link to a microfilm copy of the passenger list as it is preserved at the Library and Archives Canada.

I would like to reproduce the list on this site.  This would make it easier for the casual user to access.  The original passenger list is hand-written and the microfilm copy is not always easily read.  Also, the order is only approximately alphabetical and the cabin passengers are listed separately, after the steerage passengers, from page 28 on to page 33. The list shows 1,653 adults, 254 children (defined as ages 1 - 14), and 43 infants (under age 1). Also, a list on this site could include links to additional information about that individual, as I have shown in the examples below. Obviously, this would be a major project I could only justify if it was sponsored in some way.

Another issue is what constitutes a "Barr Colonist"?  Some think of the S. S. Lake Manitoba as the only transport of  "real Barr Colonists".  However, Barr Colonists came in spring 1903 on a total of three ships.  The well known Rendell family, for example, certainly Barr Colonists, came on the Montrose.  They left England later than the S. S. Lake Manitoba, but arrived in Saskatoon while many of the “main party” were still there squabbling and getting up their courage to continue on.  William Rendell moved quickly, bought a team and wagon for almost $1,000 and came straight to what would become Lloydminster.  His homestead was the quarter section to the south west of the present intersection of Highways 16 & 17  (NE 1/4, Section 36, Township 49, Range 1, West of the Fourth Meridian).  The farm yard was on the site of the present Rendell Centre Shopping Mall.

As well, many people came later, but still in response to the ideas and efforts of Isaac Barr and the original group.  Hundreds came in 1904 and in lesser numbers in 1905 and 1906.  As late as the 1970's, people from Britain still arrived because of invitations from relatives who were descendents of "Barr's Sheep".  So, the question of who was a "real Barr Colonist" is not an easily settled one.  However, the people on the S. S. Lake Manitoba list were certainly pioneers.

If you would like to be a sponsor of this project - or would be willing to pay a fee to add information about a person on the list - contact FRANKLIN [AT] FOSTERLEARNING [DOT] COM

Last Name

First Name(s)

Age

Occupation

Notes - added by web author

Adams

George

31

Clerk

more

Adams

Mrs

28

Wife


Barr

Rev. I. M.

50

Clergyman

more

Brooks

George

22

Farm Labourer

more

Clutterbuck

James

29

Stone Cutter

more

English

George

7

none

Killed in W. W. I

Kenyon

William

22

Machinist

more

Rackham

Stanley

25

Farmer


Shaw

Sydney

22

Farm Labourer

more