Mortality Rate

Page compiled by Joe Kenny -

As you may know, Our Kenny ancestors left from New Ross, County Wexford, to live for many years in Smiths Falls, Ontario.

The Kenny family lived in Kennystown and the Kilcavan areas in County Wicklow, which is right near the border of Wexford. When this Kenny family left Ireland on April 15, 1851, they were reportedly living in Motabower, County Wexford. 

There were many Immigrant ship companies around the world, shipping people to Canada and America.  One of these companies was owned by William Graves (fl. 1815-1856) of New Ross. Much hardship occurred on these ships in general, but The Graves Immigrant ships had a surprisingly low mortality rate..  Our Kennys left on the Glenlyon, in April, 1851, bound for Quebec.  The Grave Brothers would typically ship immigrants from Ireland and bring back timber, on their return. More on William Graves here.