According to advertisements and notices of her departure published in the Belfast Newsletter, the Earl of Donegal, Duncan Ferguson, master, left Belfast, Ireland on October 2, 1767. By December 22, 1767, 81 days later, she with about 294 Irish passengers of 64 different surnames had arrived in Charleston, South Carolina. They were sworn to being Protestant (probably Scots-Irish Presbyterians).
Partial Earl of Donegal Passenger List:
Passengers with “Acres” entered received royal land grants
“at or near the Long Canes or in Craven County”
Pages 313 to 326 of the South Carolina Council Journal No. 33, January 6, 1767 to December 22, 1767, obtained from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in Columbia, SC and available on microfilm BMP D552, CO 5/490, Pro Reel 48.
Earl of Donegal Passenger and Royal Land Grant List