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I did a quick search for Francis Kane and found the Manifest for the Ship Agnes of New York leaving Liverpool and arriving in New York on 11 June 1845. My ancestor Francis Kane is at the bottom of the page along with Mary Kane and Solly Kane. I believe this is my ancestor because Francis and Mary were both born in Ireland but their first child was born in New York City in 1847. It was exciting to see their names but I still have so many questions…like who is Solly? or was it Sally? and was Mary really only 13?
And then I looked at the rest of the manifest…..There are several Kanes and several McGinleys (Mary’s maiden name is McKinley)…so who is everyone?! I wish they would explain relationships but they don’t at all. They didn’t even get the genders right on several of them. Susan is labeled as a male and most of the women’s occupations are “spinster”. I don’t know if these are really my ancestors…the birth years don’t quite match up….I am still searching!