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They came by ship - Assisted Immigrants who arrived 1848

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.


arrived 22 June 1848, ship 539 tons, from England 13 March 1848 Captain Stephen Wharton, Surgeon Superintindent James Barlas
Brought 268 immigrants, being 177 English, with some Irish and Scots. Six babies were born and only 5 deaths.
Found in The Maitland Mercury, and Hunter River General Advertiser, Wednesday 7 June 1848, 'The ship Adelaide, 639 tons, Wharton, was to sail from London on the 10th and Plymouth on the 20 Feb, with emigrants for Port Phillip.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 79 begins a chapter on the Adelaide, including a description of the voyage.

Mary Dascombe 28 came from Bath to join her brother, John Dascombe of Flinders St, Melbourne
James Hickey 26, paid the passage of 5/17/0 for his child, who was not eligible for Bounty payment. He went to work for George Winter
James Hilliard 23 born at South Petherton
Thomas Cogan Norman 20, was born at Broomfield
Henry Revel 27 from Somerset, Ellen 37 was born in Totnes in Devon. During the voyage Henry assisted the surgeon, as Schoolmaster, and managed the Lending Library.
Henry Woodroffe 20. from Bristol, went to work for Joseph Griffin of Fyans St, South Geelong
Henry Heads sailed on the ship Adelaide to Melbourne Australia in 1848. On that ship was John Watts and his wife Sarah (Tew) with their children. One daughter Anne was later to marry Henry Heads at the Congregational church in Melbourne in 1852. Anne and family came from Adstock ,Buckinghamshire, England. Henry came from Dowsby, Lincolnshire.
William Alexander Cavanagh b Kilkenny Ireland 1824 wed 5 Feb 1846 to Ellen Fitzpatrick in Leighlinbridge Carlow. departed for Port Phillip 14/3/1848 on the ship Adelaide with one son John, arrived 22 June 1848
Hannah Illingworth and John Brooksbank. By Posted by: David Illingworth (ID *****9151) Date: May 13, 2007 In Reply to: Re: My Illingworth Family by Janine Hart
James Illingworth with Sarah Irvine travelled on the ship Adelaide from England to Australia in 1848. This is the same ship on which John Brooksbank with Hannah Illingworth wed Sep quarter 1846 at Leeds, came to Australia. James and Sarah came from Idle and Little Horton, both suburbs of Bradford and very close to where Hannah was born. James Illingworth's parents were Samuel Illingworth and Elizabeth Skirrow.


Arrived 11 Nov 1848, Captain Michael Passmore master, began on 8 July when towed down the Thames, then sailed to Plymouth to continue the 120 day voyage to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers]. Surgeon Superintendent James McKechnie.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 100 begins a chapter on the Andromache, including a description of the voyage.
Andromache was also in Port Phillip in 1841, and had total repairs 1845, also in early 1848.
Passengers included 2 families each with 6 children who were slow to obtain employment. One couple was said to be lacemakers from France, compelled to flee their homeland during the Revolution of Feb 1848.
Surgeon appointed Susan Knighton as Matron for the single girls, there were 3 births at sea, and only 3 deaths, and medical comforts ran short before reaching the Colony.
Robert Bartlett 20, baptised 21 Jun 1829 son of Edith and Edward Bartlett of Haselbury Plunknett. On arrival he went to work for Mrs Ann Wilson of Geelong, and in 1849 wed Charlotte Collard, see below.
William Betts 22, later wed Elizabeth Butcher who arrived earlier on the Blonde
Charlotte Collard 20, baptised 30 May 1830 dau of Isabella and Thomas Collard of Haselbury Plunknett, wed Robert Bartlett
Richard Jenkins 43, butcher, with Jane 44, William 21, Elizabeth 19, Thomas 16, George 13, Jane 11, Emma 8 and Charles 3 sent by the Yatton Poor Law Commissioners, who paid the parents fares. Richard was baptised 15 July 1804 at Yatton and wed 31 May 1824 to Jane Kidner at Bristol. POn arrival Richard later set up as a butcher in Drysdale.
Richard Kemp 42, Elizabeth 44, with Fanny 25, Louisa 23, James 19, Marian 18, Lucy 14, Elizabeth 13, Richard 11 came from Bath. Son William later emigrated but died 1865 aged 38.
William Salls 20 of Haselbury Plunknett.

The Adelaide had several voyages from London, including Embarking on the 18th of September, 1839 in the good ship “Adelaide,” 640 tons, commanded by Captain Campbell, Mrs. McKenzie and her son left the Old Land. See Website The ship “Adelaide,” 640 tons register, commanded by Capt. William Campbell, left the river (London) on 18th September, 1839, and arrived at Port Nicholson on 7th March, 1840. There were 37 cabin and 144 steerage passengers on board. Five births occurred during the voyage, totalling the number of passengers to 186. This webpage has the list of passengers.


arrived 7 Dec 1848, ship from England to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] Captain Valentine Ryan master, Surgeon Superintendednt Dr Robert Smith Jeffs.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 103 begins a chapter on the China, including a description of the voyage.
The 203 immigrants had been carefully selected. One family, embarking at London, was put off the vessel at Plymouth when the wife was found to be sugffering from Sow fever (Brucellosis) , hard to diagnose in the early stages. During the voyage more were found to be also suffering, after the characteristic fever, headaches and muscle pain developed. A month out of Plymouth a whooping cough epidemic caused much distress, and also several cases of typhoid occurred.
Henry Dowling, 22 born in Woodford, and Ann 22 born in Kewstoke, went ashore at Geelong. In Sep 1859 Henry was working an 140 ft shaft of Navy Jack's Lead mine when a fall of earth fractured both his legs. He was brought from underground by his three work mates, Ratt, Patrick Downey and Henry Miller, in a canvas bucket, and taken by horse and cart to Ballarat Hospital, but he died next day.
John Ferris 30 born in Bath, joined his mother Esther, who had gone to work for Job Godber after her arrival in August.
henry Jones 16, from Uphill, went to work for Adolphus Goldsmith who held the lease for Trawalla station
John Langford 36 from East Chinnock, left the ship to work for George Nairne Aitcheson and his brother David Aitcheson, leasing Kuruck Kuruck station.
William Pearce 26, son of Martha and John Pearce of Wraxall baptised 22 Sep 1822, and his wife Selina. Their 18 month old dau Catherine died 9 Oct of whooping cough, only a month after the birth 13 Sept of baby sister.


arrived 3 Oct 1848, Captain John White master, 500/582 tons ship from England 9 June 1848 to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] Surgeon Superintendent Samuel B Shaw has 2 deaths and 5 births, with 225 immigrants all from the southern counties of England.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 93 begins a chapter on the Berkshire, including a description of the voyage.

John Bucknell 29 from Williton, Marian 35 from Winshaw, Henry 8
John Collins 33 from Marston Magna, wed Edith Cox 27 before embarking. Their dau Sarah was born at sea and she had 4 bro before the birth of sister Ann.
Ann Hawkins 19 from Bradford
George Young Hunt 24 and Maria 23. George was employed as Schoolmaster during the voyage, and on arrival was employed by Dr Thomson
John Hunt 44 and Harriet Young came from Yatton, with Charlotte 21 and Thomas 18. John was employed as Hospital Assistant during the voyage,
John Jones 21 went to work for partners Ebenezer Oliphant and Adam Swanston Robertson.


arrived 15 Oct 1848, Captain Mark Todd master, 610 ton barque from Plymouth 20 June 1848 to Port Phillip several Cabin passengers and 241 assisted emigrant passengers with 2 births and 2 deaths, 117 day journey, surgeon Dr John West Miller, Matron appointed by Immigration Commissioners, Mrs Mary A Campbell of Couny Down, widow and seamstress was careless of her duties and officials refused to pay her gratuity
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 95 begins a chapter on the Blonde, including a description of the voyage.
Elizabeth Abbott 18, from Coker, went to work for Charles Hudson of Melbourne
Daniel Butcher 38, Sarah 37, Elizabeth 17, Alfred 15, Walter 13, Martha 11, Murdock/Meseck 3, from Hazelbury Plunkett
William Alfred Green 24, and wife Mary Gale 24. During the voyage William was employed as Constable, and on arrival, left at his own recourse.
Eliza Gillingham from Hazelbury Plunkett, wed 1850 to John Nichols
Sarah Lacey 21, went to work for Christopher Norris of Melbourne
William Morey 43, Alice 42, Alice 11, Charles Langdon 9. William son of Julia and William Morey, was a widower when he wed 12 May 1835 to Alice Langdon, dau of Richard Purchase from Hazelbury Plunkett. The family moved to Benalla.
Richard Standfield 31, Jane 25, Thomas 5, Mary 4 from Hazelbury Plunkett, Jane was dau of Jane Hales and Peter Harding.


arrived 18 Aug 1848, Captain David Lewis master, 621 tons ship from England to Port Phillip in only 88 days [assisted emigrant passengers] Surgeon Superintendent George Mottle had 5 deaths, which included 2 of the 4 infants born on board,
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 91 begins a chapter on the Cheapside, including a description of the voyage.
Edwin F Custin 20 and Mary Ann 22 both from Bath - names not in Vic bmd records
Francis Emery 22, Fanny 21 from Timsbury - francis baptised 16 July 1826 son of Ann and George Emery wed 11 May 1848 to Fanny Hancock, a week before sailing. Had at least 7 chn, 2 died as infants
Eliza Hillman baptised 25 Dec 1828 and Robert Hillman baptised with 2 siblings Henry and Temperance on 1 Aug 1834 are chn of Flora Hares wed Aug 1826 to Robert Hillman at Banwell. Eliza wed 1852 to George Winter, and Robert wed 1854 to Sarah Barnes from Liverpool.


brig 126 tons, Master Saunders, Departed Port Phillip 10 Dec 1848 for Sydney 16 Dec 1848, having cleared on 6 Dec. Passengers Mr and Mrs Williams,


arrived 11 Aug 1848, Captain James Couch master with a crew of 50 seamen, 900 ton ship from England on 28 Apr 1848 to Port Phillip. Surgeon Superintendent Dr Baker had 6 births and only 3 deaths, one being newborn among the 278 assisted emigrant passengers.
William Standring, a young blacksmith from Yorkshire complained that some female immigrants were allowed to sit in the cooler area of the upper deck. Case dismissed, as his witnesses contradicted him.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 88 begins a chapter on the Cornwall, including a description of the voyage.
William Ball 24, from Banwell went to work for Mr Bene of Melbourne
Henry Bindon 20 from Barnwell went to work at the Crown Hotel, Melbourne
Elias Cannon 21 and Mary Ann 22 both from Babcary
John Cullis 41 from Bristol with Elizabeth 39, from Whitehale, with Selina 20, Margaret/Mary Ann 18, John 17, Fenella 15, Elizabeth 13, Mordecai 10, Matilda 8 and Lydia 7
William Delay 18 from Weston-super-Mare, died in the Government depot on 22 Oct
Esther Ferres, nee Chancellor, 64 a widow from Stanton-Drew, paid 13/9/6 for her passage, came with other relatives, and went to work for Job Godber, a carpenter of Collingwood.
George Gale 37 , Eliza 37, George 14 baptised 30 Mar 1834, William 12 baptised 11 Oct 1836 and James 9 all from Wayford
William Stenner 47, Elizabeth 44, John 22, Elizabeth 20, Martha 18, Mary 12, Kate 4. William son of Ann and John Stenner from Minehead, wed Oct 1823 to Elizabeth Tame at Newington. Dau Elizabeth wed John Randle, a fellow passenger of the Cornwall.
William Sydenham 43, Elizabeth 42, Mary Anne 21, Elizabeth 19, Hannah Maria 15, Selina 13, William 11, Samuel 8 John Robert 5 and Lydia 3. William born 1798 in Tiverton and baptised in Puddington 1801, 3rd son of widower Samuel Sydenham wed 1798 to widow Mary Gill, wed 16 Apr 1827 to Elizabeth Woolacott, dau of Elizabeth Phillips and Robert Woolacott.
William Wilton

Lady Kennaway

arrived 6 Dec 1848, 585 ton ship from England to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] with 191 girls
'Perilous Voyages to the New Land' by Michael Cannon, page 139-140 reports the arrival of 191 girls from the poor-house unions of Ireland, most were illiterate although they had been given a prayer book and a testament. Experienced naval surgeon Dr Henry G Brock and 48 year old English matron, Christine Ensor were appointed by the British Emigration Commission to supervise the voyage. The girls are described as 'generally of a stout make, rather low in stature and endowed with strongly marked Irish features', anxious to please their employers and would keep in the paths of virtue.

Lady Peel

arrived 16 Feb 1848, Captain Robert Lawrence Fraser Master, Surgeon Superintendent William James Dease, 600 ton barque from England to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] taking 99 days for the voyage.

Landed 210 emigrants, with 5 deaths at Sea and one birth 2 days after arrival.

"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 76 begins a chapter on the Lady Peel, including a description of the voyage.
Emma Susan Burston 17, dau of Susannah Carpenter who wed 25 Dec 1824 to Samuel Burston at St James, Taunton. She went to work for Mr Benjamin, a draper of Collins St Melbourne and a year after arriving, wed William Hartwell, a widower who had been a fellow passenger on the Lady Peel
Thomas Hillman 23
William Hartnell 26 with Jane 26 who died at sea. He wed 27 Feb 1849 to Emma Burston
Emma Harnell 25, sister of William, she was baptised 6 Mar 1823, 4th of 8 chn of Martha Rednell wed 11 Aug 1814 to John Hartnell at Bradgord-on-Tone

Mahomed Shah

arrived 5 Jul 1848, 615 ton ship from Plymouth England on 29 Mar 1848 to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] [Jul 5] 1848 brought 58 single females, Master Hugh Macmeikan, Dr Thomas Lumsdaine and matron Mrs Jane Stoker, 98 day voyage, 1 woman and 4 chn died, including a premature baby.
Total of 211 emigrants arrived, 9 infants survived their births during the voyage.
'Perilous Voyages to the New Land' by Michael Cannon, page 133-4 records the Bounty women were 58 adult women from workhouses all over Britain, and 12 orphan girls aged between 14 and 21 from Cork Foundling Hospital, where they had been recovering from complete destitution and starvation. Despite the best efforts of Surgeon Dr Thomas Lumsdaine and the matron Mrs Jane Stoker, one woman and 4 children died during the 98 day voyage.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 82 begins a chapter on the Mahomed Shah, including a description of the voyage.
William Gaylard 22 with Susan 22 from Stoke-sub-Hamdon
Catherine Ledge 22
Alfred Morton 23 and George Morton 21 from Stokescroft, Bristol
Sylvester Palmer 30 with 26 Ann
Charles Prigg 27 with Anne 27, Sarah 7, Eliza 4


arrived 25 Jan 1848 left England 17 Sep 1847 Port Phillip [125 exiles]


arrived 31 July 1848, Captain William Harrison Lamond master, ship from England to Port Phillip Surgeon Superintendent Dr Denniston for 250 Bounty immigrants [assisted emigrant passengers]
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 102 begins a chapter on the Nelson, including a description of the voyage.
Edith Gillard 19, born 19 Nov 1829 to Thomazin and Simeon Gillard of Lopen, found work with James Westwood of Bourke St, Melbourne. Wed 1849 to Nathanial Eason, son Samuel 1861
William Martin 25, born 1822 in South Petherton, wed Elizabeth Hunt aged 24 when came and employed by James Simpson of Yarra Grange. He then developed a carrying business, selling wood and coal.
John Parker 32, tailor, baptised 19 July 1615 son of Lydia and Thomas Parker of South Petherton, wed 25 Apr 1836 to Jane Vile, came with Mary Jane aged 10 and Emma 4, and born in Collingwood were Eliza 1854 and Thomas 1856
John Porter 19 also came from South Petherton
Alfred Warr 21 born 3 Jan 1828 and baptised 3 Feb 1828 son of Esther and William Warr, came with Ellen aged 22
Anne Wetherall 30, baptised 1817 at Hinton St George, dau of Ann and John Wetherall, was employed by Edward Curr of St Heliers at Yarra Yarra and later wed Joseph Tough.
James Wines 38, Ann 35, with William 13, Mary A 5. also from South Petherton where the family was recorded in 1641.


arrived 19 July 1848, Captain John Robertson master, 602 tons, barque from Plymouth, England to Port Phillip. Surgeon Superintendent Alex Russell and assisted emigrant passengers, 5 babies were born, and only 6 deaths, 1 adult and 5 chn.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 84 begins a chapter on the Palmyra, including a description of the voyage.
James Andrews 40, Mary Ann 42, Elizabeth 18, Anne 17, James 13, Emma 12, Richard 11, Esther 9 and William 7. James wed Dec 1827 to Mary Anne Simes in Bristol.
Samuel Ash baptised 2 Nov 1828, son of Sarah and William Ash of Seavington St Michael
Elizabeth Bailey 22, baptised as Betsey on 24 Sep 1826, dau of Ann and Robert Bailey of Bleadon.
james Bailey 20, brother of Elizabeth, baptised 20 Sep 1829
George Bennett 40, Anne 37 were from Worle
Charles Boon 36, Honora 40, Charles 15, Caroline 10, john 8, Octavius 3, Elvina 6months. Charles Boon wed 1833 to Harriett Hill. On arrival the family had to stay in the Depot as Mrs Boon was ill, and young Charles had a broken thigh
William Brewer 22, from South Brent
Charles Culley/Culliver 25, was baptised 6 Oct 1822 son of Mary Ann and Charles Culliford of Somerton. He wed 1849 to Mary Vile and they lived at Queenscliffe, where he died 1867
James Haine 24 came from Glastonbury
Edward Gwyn Heath 21, Emma 23 from Bristol,
John Heath 45, Harriett 45, Robert 23, Henry 19, George 17, Anne 13. John wed 19 Oct 1818 to Harriett Barr at ST Mary Radcliff in Bristol.
Mary Hunt 19 went to work for Dr Patrick Cussen, Colonial Surgeon of Lonsdale St, Melbourne
James Martin/Masters 24, and Mary 25, left the Depot at their own request
John Parish 29, Elizabeth 28. John was baptised 13 june 1819 at Bleadon, son of Betty and Thomas Parish
Sarah Peery 20
William Rattle 20, son of Mary and Thomas Rattle of Milton Kewstoke. He settled at Moorabin and wed Elizabeth Jones
John Scriven 33, Harriet 32, Mary Anne 12, Henry John 7, Eliza 4. John wed 1836 to Harriet at Pitney, where Mary Anne was baptised Dec 1836. A dau Susan was baptised at Pitney in March 1840, but she died before departure, and son William had been baptised 8 May 1847 at Bradford, and died aged 1 year old during the voyage.
Mary Vile 24, dau of Anne and James Vile, was baptised 4 Apr 1824 at Shipton. She wed fellow passenger Charles Culley/Culliver.
Emanuel Watts 38, son of Susannah and Thomas Watts, wed Mary Ann 42, dau of Mary Coles and John Banwell of Kewstoke, children were baptised at Worle, James 17 bapt 26 Sep 1830, John 16 bapt 3 Feb 1833, Thomas 13 bapt 22 Mar 1835, Mary Ann 12, Elizabeth 9, Daniel 7, Emanuel 3 and Hannah 1.

Sir Edward Parry

arrived 24 Jan 1848, ship from England to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] From: "Avsec" Subject: Vessel Sir Edward Parry 1848 Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 14:30:13 +1100 Greetings listers, Looking for background information under which immigration scheme or organisation the barque Sir Edward Parry was brought from London and Plymouth to Australia in 1848. The vessel, under the command of Capt B D Freeman, arrived at Port Phillip on 24 January 1848 with 214 emigrants, including a large number of what was described as "orphaned juveniles" aged from infancy to late teens. They were under the care of Surgeon Superintendent Dr. John Sullivan, Mr. Capps, religious instructor and Mrs. Reed as matron for the younger children. After disembarking those destined for Melbourne, the ship sailed for Port Jackson on 2 February arriving on 17 February. As a matter of interest, ten crew members refused to carry out their duties as they were about to leave Port Phillip and were stood down. With the help of some of the male emigrants, remaining crew were able to worked the ship to Sydney where the ten crew members were taken ashore and charged at the Water Police Office with "conspiracy to revolt". They appeared before His Honour Mr. Justice Dickinson at the Central Criminal Court on 8th March 1848. After the jury had retired for 15 minutes, the ten were found guilty with a strong recommendation for mercy. Later they were sentenced to forty days imprisonment, five being sent to Sydney Goal and five to Parramatta Goal. the ship came to Melbourne first , arriving 24th January, then departed for Sydney on 1st 2nd February with 1 pbuttenger and 94 bounty emigrants, arriving Sydney 17th February.


arrived Port Phillip 19 Oct 1848 Captain John B Blackbourne/Blackburne, 565 ton ship built 1847 in Hobart- by Nathan Brown and Degraves, the largest vessel ever built in Van Dieman's Land. She left London in early June 1848 with surgeon Dr John Ayre and 221 emigrants and 31 crew members but soon encountered unfavourably light winds, causing an unusually long journey. 7 babies were born, 8 children died of scarlet fever, 3 adults died of scurvy. They also suffered from cold weather,due to lack of suitable warm clothing
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 98 begins a chapter on the Tasman, including a description of the voyage.
John Baker 41, Mary 45, Mary 13, Gideon 10, from South Petherton. Became self-employed.
William Baker 19, son of Susan and George Baker of West Coker who came 1849 on the Lysander with the rest of his family.
Thomas Harrison 19 baptised 29 Mar 1829, son of Mary Ann Frances Seward Dodge who wed 27 Mar 1824 to Thomas Harrison at St Martin's West Coker. Thomas wed Sarah Callow and after she died wed Elizabeth Andrews then had 5 chn. In 1854 he was joined by his widowerer father Thomas and brothers Emmanuel and William and sister Mary with her husband Thomas Baker.
James Lukins 22from Burton a hamlet in parish of Brompton-Ralph
William Masters 34, Anne 31, Anne 9, from Lopen, had wed 16 Apr 1836 to Anne Gillingham, dau of Elizabeth and George Gillingham
William Newcombe 21 from Bristol
Sarah Payne 20 baptised 2 Jan 1828 dau of Mary Osborn wed Feb 1827 to Robert Payne of Ilchester, she went to live with her uncle James Osbourne of Williamstown.
Robert Taylor 18 son of Joan Piddle and John Taylor of South Petherton, went to live with a friend, Henry Marsh.
Josiah Windmill 34, baptised 7 Oct 1810 aged 3 months, 3rd of 6 chn of Elizabeth and Richard Windmill of Pensford. He obtained work with William Roadknight, and wed Charlotte Headland, who died. Wed widow Sarah White who then had a dau and 7 sons, in Geelong.


arrived Dec 1848 ship Master Neatby, left Portsmouth 1 Sep 1848 background - teak built & copper fastened up to the gunwale, cargo - 100 measurement goods landed at Port Phillip owner - Capt neatby (1/3 share) et al builder - Dunbar & Sons at a cost of 18,000 pounds history - maiden voyage, 2 Dec 1848 - arrival, Port Phillip, 6 Dec 1848 - departure, Port Phillip, 7 Dec 1848 - departure, Williams Town for Sydney, Landed at Port Phillip were Mrs Stevens, Mr and Mrs John Stevens with 2 children and servant, Mr Ronald, Mr and Mrs Airey and servant, Mr Jeffries, Mr FA Paulett, Mr T Hamilton and 15 steerage passengers

20 surnames on list for Sydney - Mr Codrington with wife and servant, Mr Green with wife, 3 sons and 3 daus, Mr Jennings with wife and 4 chn, Mr Cane with wife and child, Mrs Richardson with 3 chn and servant, Married couples Mathews, Giblet, Wathen, Buckle, Garland, Dennis, Miss Bennett, and 8 single men continued to Sydney.

William Stewart

arrived 15 May 1848, 450 ton ship from England to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers], Captain William Jamieson, Surgeon Superintendent Jenner Plomley, brought 234 immigrants, including many families with several children under 14 years of age, and 51 single females, had 7 births and 3 deaths
'Perilous Voyages to the New Land' by Michael Cannon, page 133 announces the unexpected arrival, Describes , girls the letter Christine McRitchie aged 23, wrote home to father in North Queensferry, Scotland, saying she was pleased with her new life.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 77 begins a chapter on the William Stewart, including a description of the voyage.
John Aplin 31, Sarah 28, Samuel 2 and 6 month old Walter came from Corfe. John was born 1814 at Pitminster, son of Sarah and James Aplin, and wed 1845 to Sarah Facey at All Saints, Trull. Their eldest child, John, died before they left England.
George Cole 31, from Bristol, a blacksmith, left the depot to find work
James Coram 29 with Maria Burston 27 and John 2 came from Milverton
Harriet Druce 18, was baptised 1 Feb 1829, dau of Betty and Simeon Druce of Lopen. She obtained work with Mrs William Easey, wife of an auctioneer, and later wed John Hickey
James Gillingham 25, Susan Stuckey 22. James the son of Elizabeth Hutchings and George Gillingham wed 1846 to Susan Stucky Templeman in Lopen, where their son Henry was baptised. He died during the voyage. Lavinia was born 1849, followed by 3 sons then Charlotte in 1871
William Keel/Kiel 32 was born at Cleeve, Susan 36 born at Liminster in Dorset, came with Sarah 4 and Emma 15 months
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