RE: Carnegie on board Loyalty with Alexander.Rob here - I also remember being interested in the only other Scot in the list (Carnegie) Which county does St. Stephens encompass? I do remember that a John Carengie was the county clerk in Northumberland County. He may be the same person. It may be worthwhile to note that the Carnegie family with estates outside Aberdeen intermarried with a Sinclair branch. The Sinclairs also held an estate outside Aberdeen (can't remember what it was right now)

There is something that bothers me about the whole situation of Alexander's immigration though. The point of indenture was to get someone else to pay for your voyage to America. Why would Alexander pay for a voyage from Glasgow to Liverpool and then indenture to America, or why would he indeture longer for such a trip? Even a journey overland must have been expensive, time consuming, and maybe dangerous. Why not leave directly from Glasgow? John Carnegy must have traveled by land to Glasgow and then left from there. Would an educated Episcopalian Minister need to indenture to get to Virginia? Did the Loyalty dock in Glasgow? Alexander and John do seem to be somewhat older than the other passengers.

Steve here - It's an interesting point - I've wondered if Henry Brown regularly transported for the Bogle-Scot company perhaps and this one trip he transported people. I know why he would have been avoiding Scotland, trade with them was illegal due to the British Navigation Acts. I've checked records with the Glasgow Maritime Museum and they couldn't find any record of Ye Loyalty ever being in Glasgow. That's not the only resource that would have to be checked to rule it out, but it's a major resource. The Episcopalian angle is a major clue. I suspect he was a Covenanter, but those problems ended after about 1688. But I'll check the trial records for the years 1690-98 anyway to see if there were legal problems. Perhaps these two will show up there. St. Stephens is in Cecil County Maryland. I too am troubled about the Liverpool departure... maybe we should check more records there to see if he lived there briefly. I'm checking Whitehaven in January for Tobacco import records. It's possible that this same indenture also covered the cost of his trip from Glasgow to Liverpool for some business purpose. The 4-year indenture is odd too as most were 5 yr indentures. This has been explained by Jean as possibly meaning Scot was related to him somehow, thus, shortening the length of the indenture. I think Carnegie left from Liverpool as well. Usually, the record of passengers was filled out at the departure point which is listed here as Liverpool.