The ship – Walpole- arrived at the Port of New Orleans on Apr-17,1845 with 195 passengers, but no Henry Mayne.
The ship -- Metoka -- arrived Apr- 16, 1845
The ship – Washington – arrived Apr- 16,1845
The ship – Persian – arrived Apr- Apr- 23, 1845
The ship – Sir Colin Campbell – arrived Apr- 28, 1845
Note: All the ships listed left from Liverpool.
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Dear Mr. Mayne,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 20,848 file units from Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1902 in the Records of the U.S. Customs Service (Record Group 36). These records are digitized and available for you to view using the Catalog.
Moreover, the New Orleans passenger arrival records (with some gaps) are available on Ancestry and the Louisiana, New Orleans, Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1875 (that fills in some of those gaps) are available using FamilySearch. We searched the New Orleans, Passenger List Quarterly Abstracts on Ancestry and FamilySearch and found a record for Hy Mayne coming from Liverpool on the ship Hambden on 11 March 1845 that may be of interest. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may wish to contact your local library. Many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for patrons.
Unfortunately, 1845 arrivals at New Orleans are definitely a known issue when it comes to passenger arrival lists. Early 1845 arrivals from Liverpool are also a known problem..
There has been work to reconstruct the missing lists with some success (see this researcher’s work), but April has still been problematic. We suggest that you consult this German Roots website for additional resources for locating New Orleans arrival records from the 1840s.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
[Some information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert]
Some, or possibly even all, of this may be redundant or overlap from the above cited material, but here are a few sources I've hounded up (some of them gleaned from several trips to the Special Collections room at Tulane in New Orleans a few years ago.)
Right in the middle of the reading room of the Special Collections room at Tulane University (top-notch place) are several bookcases and catalogue repositories, including a several volume, indexed "Port of New Orleans Passengers Lists". From my notes I show "Book II: 1835" and "Book III: 1839-1849" and "Book IV: 1850-1861" as being the ones I'd looked through.
"If your ancestor arrived after 1819, he/she may be listed in one or more of the following. These lists are in chronological order by the date of arrival, and the lists for one year may be on as many as twenty microfilms. Some of the lists are indexed.
New Orleans (710,000)
Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1921 ;Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving in New Orleans, 1853 -1952. Microcopy T527, T618, M259, and T905. Film # 0543403. See also: http://www.genesearch.com/neworleans/
Quarterly abstracts of passenger lists of vessels arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1875. (Microcopy 272) Film # 0200235 "
--and a few links: