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They came by ship - Assisted Immigrants who arrived 1847

Passenger lists - NSW lists as families or singles, Victoria has age of individual, or C=child, A=Adult.
Some are not on both lists, people slip between the lists - Vic includes crew and maybe the paying passengers.
I indicate if I have viewed the fiche containing photographed images of the Returns of Passengers. This is sometimes difficult, maybe impossible (lovely word - 'illegible') and frustrating when people are so important they are listed as Mr and Lady, when I want the forenames.
"Convicts to the Port Phillip District" collected by Kieth M. Clark

Joseph Somes

25 05 1847 Port Phillip 1847 10 Sep 1847
See Russell Hudson's page Transportation on the 780 ton ship 'Joseph Somes', which sailed under the command of Captain George Thompson. She put in to the Isle of Wight where she took on 85 Parkhurst boys. The ‘Joseph Somes’ left the Isle of Wight on May 25 1847 and finally set out from Spithead on June 9 1847 on her way to the Port Phillip Settlement (Victoria) via Tasmania. The 'Joseph Somes' arrived in Victoria on the 10 September 1847 and discharged her Parkhurst boys (who made up part of the cargo of 248 male convicts she was transporting to Victoria) in Geelong on 24 September 1847. From: "Ada Ackerly" Subject: Re: [GEELONG] Exiles from Oxford : Ada Part 2 Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 12:58:26 +1100 References: ** On the SIR JOSEPH SOAMES 8 Oct 1847:** Samuel GARDINER at Oxford Oct 1842 convicted 7 years receiving a stolen broom, born 1829 single, reads and writes, taught trade of shoemaker. John SMITH at Salford Oct 1843 convicted 7 years felony, born 1831 single, reads and writes,taught trade of tailor Richard PERRIN at Oxford July 1845 convicted 10 years lamb stealing born 1818 married, reads only, labourer, taught trade of shoemaker. Refused to take reasonable wages, sent on shore to find his own way. Johnthan THOMAS at Salford Sept 1845 convicted 7 years felony, born 1825,single, reads and writes, a miner, taught trade of carpenter.

Sir Thomas Arbuthnot

11 Jan 1847 Port Phillip 1847 04 May 1847 See Sir Thomas a study for Edward Apps The 621 ton ship 'Thomas Arbuthnot', which was under the command of Captain John Thomson. The ‘Thomas Arbuthnot’ began her voyage at Portsmouth/Portland on 10 January 1847. She travelled to the Isle of Wight where she took on 89 Parkhurst boys before leaving there on 11 January 11 1847 bound for for the Port Phillip Settlement. The ‘Thomas Arbuthnot’ arrived in Melbourne, Victoria on 4 May 1847. The 89 boys were among the 288 male convicts/exiles who were sentenced to transportion and were discharged in Williamstown on the day they arrived.
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