The following page is in regards to a possible link between a Thompson family of Portavogie, and the ownership of the Red Star Line. Research is ongoing.
Portadown, County Armagh
July 16, 1859
Portadown Weekly News
"Direct steam communication from Belfast to New York, once a month.
The Liverpool, New York and Philadelphia Steam-ships are appointed to sail from Belfast to New York, Glascow.
To R. Thompson and Co. 83 Jamaica - Street; in Queenstown, to C. & W. D. Seymour & Co., in Liverpool, to W. Inman, 62 and 68 Tower Buildins, South 22, Waterstreet; or at office of the company, 103 Victoria Street, Belfast. John M'Kee Agent"
Steamship Agents & Co., Victoria St.
American Line, Red Star Line, operating under "Inman & International SS Co.
International Navigation Co. Ltd. Liverpool
1850 Liverpool & Philadelphia SS Co.
1852 Inman Line - William Inman
1857 Liverpool, New York and Philadelphia SS Co.
1867 Service: Liverpool- New Orleans - Antwerp - New York
1875 Collaboration with White Star Line
1886 Liquidation, Purchased by International Navigation Co.
1893 Last from Liverpool.
Ards Peninsula Families DNA Projecthttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/ardsdnaproject/default.aspx