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Andromachearrived 24 June 1840 ship, Thomas New, Commander, from England 28 Feb 1840 to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers]
Fiche 9, page 136 Have 7 fiche pages,
Advertisement from The Times, 4 Jan 1840
Passage to Australia - The ship Andromache, of 600 tons burden, Thomas New, Commander, will sail from Gravesend on the 16th, and from Plymouth the 24th of February, direct for Port Philip and Sydney. The ship Theresa, of 650 tons burden, Walter Young, (late H.C.S.) Commander, will sail from Gravesend on the 15th, and from Plymouth the 23rd of March, direct for Port Philip and Sydney. These are first class ships, have poops, and the first order of accommodations for cabin, intermediate, and steerage passengers, will carry experienced surgeons, and sail with strict punctuality. Apply to John Marshall, 26 Birchin-lane, Cornhill. These ships load at the New Jetty, London Docks.
The Andromache, a 468 ton Barque owned by John Marshall, sailed 28-2-1840 from London for a 113 day passage, collected passengers at Plymouth where Mrs Rebecca Usher died at Plymouth, and arrived Melbourne 24-6-1840. Carried 21 paying passengers, 210 steerage passengers, merchandise and Port of Origin cargo. (Victorian Shipping Arrivals and Departures. Syme).
24 June arrival with passengers,
Page 127 - Bounty passengers, supervised by Doctor George Harvey, recorded as 93 souls in 32 families, 60 single females and 43 single men, total 196 passengers plus paying passengers - Cabin 17, Intermediate 6 and 13 Steerage.
Has notes on Shem and Mary Ann Axford, William and Johanna Hall, names Ann Bishop, Mary Davis and Elizabeth Thomas as also from Somerset.
Arrival in winter-time Melbourne was an unpleasant surprise - wet, muddy and unmade streets, tents for accommodation, cold and windy.
11 went on to Sydney - Date of departure 29/07/1840 to port Sydney, arrived from Port Phillip 02/08/1840, Curtis family of 4 - Thomas 37 with Mary Ann 29, Robert 16 and Margaret 18, Joseph and Jane Gibson, Hannah McCarty, Peter and Margaret Nicholl, Wm Robertson, Eliza Strickland|
Sydney Gazette for Tues 4 Aug 1840, page 2, lists the passengers from Port Phillip as Dr Harvey, Dr Martin amd Dr McMillan Mr Usher and two Miss Ushers, Mr and Mrs Stevens, Mr and Mrs Macquoid, Rev Mr Coghan,
Messrs Wilson, Stevens, Arrowsmith, Beattie, Sheirham, Keihan, Rankin, Ayre, Wright, J Stevens, Bell, Hunter, Jeffries, Hogue, Cunnington, Brown, Montefiores, Ryder, Earle, Brodie, and Hardy; also 30 in the steerage. Hard to identify these as only surnames are listed.
Here China, Coromandel, Glenhuntley, Himalaya, Isabella Watson, John Bull, Orient, Theresa
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