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Came to Port Phillip in 1841
Arrivals from Overseas - Vessels named Agostina, Ariadne, Deva, Frankfield, Hamilton, Middlesex, Sir Charles Forbes, Westminster,
Coastal shipping - Abeona, Devonshire, Maguasha, Shamrock,

They came by the 'Westminster' as Self-funded and as Bounty Immigrants in 1841

Use the list of Notes on over 41,500 people, to find the page with details of individual passengers -
this list omits details from the ship list of calling, religion and ability to read and write. Other details of life in Port Phillip are being sought

Westminster

arrived 30 Jul 1841, barque 650 tons Captain Forbes Mitchie master, from London and Plymouth 17 April 1841 to Melbourne surgeon Superintendedt John Dickson Fiche 3 Images b 216-227, notes. Very detailed Recapitulation
Passengers Mr and Mrs Woolley, Mr and Mrs Walsh, Miss Atcheson, Rev Mr Sproat, Mr and Mrs Barratt and 2 chn, Mr and Mrs Dixon, 3 in Intermediate and 257 steerage passengers

Arrived 30 July from Plymouth with 38 families with 113 souls, 70 males and 63 females. Total 246 bounty souls. Bounty reduced by 168 pounds for 7 males in excess of number of females. Assisted British emigrants to Victoria through the agency of John Marshall for Messrs Enscoe and James, of Port Phillip.
Surgeon John Dickson, Master Forbes Michie and 1st Mate William Dale
Deaths Caroline Stockdale 22 on 16 May, Charles Criddle 24 on 11 July, infants Briely (should be Bailey) 18m, Short 6m, Hale 12m and illegible lived 2 days.
Passengers included Mary Ann Miles, Catherine Ford, Hugh Donall/Donnelly and his wife Ann, with their six month old son Thomas. Also on board the vessel was Donnelly's sister-in-law Ann Fox, formerly Donnelly, nee McDonald, and her husband Hugh Fox, along with Ann Fox's four Donnelly children by her prior marriage to Patrick Donnelly.

BarqueTotalStaffOtherDiedBorn CouplesWith chnHusWivesSons DausChnBountyFamiliesUn malUn fem
Westminster 27131951162037362417392441127062
Others, who paid own fare
Cabin - Mr and Mrs Walsh, Mr and Mrs Benet/Barret and 2 dau, Mrs and Miss Dickson (Doctor's family), Miss Atkinson and W Sprout. Intermediate - Mr McCornich,
Steerage Mr George and Mrs Mary Ann Wooley/Worton, Thomas and Mary Austin, Mary Collins, George Morton 34 with Charles 34 and Maryann 19,

Arrived 28 Aug at Sydney from Port Phillip on 19 Aug, in ballast with 5 passengers in the steerage "The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 54 begins a chapter on the Westminster, including a description of the voyage. They arrived in god health, to overcrowded conditions.
John Bailey 34 with Mary 24 whose son died near the end of the voyage.
William Bishop 28 went to work for Mr Kirk at the head of the Hopkins
John Candy 19 baptised 23 Oct 1822, with sister Sarah, chn of Sarah and James Candy wed 1814 at Frome. The parents arrived 1855 in the Colony, also sister Ann Maria and brother William
Sarah Candy baptised 26 Feb 1825, wed 2 Nov 1842 to Henry Mawley, with fellow passenger Maria George signed as witness.
Mary Ann Dainty 19 went to work for Captain Sullivan of Hunter River
Maria George 16
Thomas George 20
Albion Gibbs 37 with Mary Ann 37, Louisa 7, GR (son) 5, Lititia 3 and Mary 1. They wed 14 May 1832 at St Leonards Pitcombe
George Harcombe 21
Elizabeth Holway 20 was baptised 27 Jan 1822 at St James', Langford Budeville, dau of Sarah and James Holway
Sarah Holway 18 baptised 5 Dec 1824 sister of Elizabeth - from webpage, Elizabeth and Sarah Holway (baptised Langford Budville 1822 and 1824) sailed at the same time and found work in Melbourne as house servants at t15 per annum and rations
William Leithbridge 18
John Leithbridge 21
Thomas Podden 29
Thomas Smith 21
John Taylor 27 with Mary 34, George 3 and John 1
James Tout with Mary 20 went to Sydney on the George Fyffe
Charles Wigwood 26 - from webpage, Charles c 8.9.1811 and Charles c 24.1.1819, With his nephew John (c 24.1.1819, baptised at same time) emigrated to Australia on the barque/ship Westminster, 610 tons, which sailed from Plymouth 17th Aprils 1841, and arrived Port Phillip 30th July (names of both recorded as Wigwood, although baptisms were recorded in the Waygood name). Charles went to work for Dr. Thompson of Geelong, and John for Mr. Bright of Melbourne, both for L25 per annum with rations. ("The Somerset Years", Florence Chuk).
Robert Withers 19

The Westminster passengers

In this ship list, people are numbered within the classified group - families or single male or single female. In this ship list, people are classified families or single male or single female, and each person has a different number.

Colour code Staff and Crew, Paid own passage Bounty Immigrant Disallowed Bounty departing PP
Edward Armstrong 26 (single man 1) Devon
William Atherly 28 (single man 2) Warwickshire
Miss Atcheson / Atkinson (Cabin)
Thomas Austin 29 hus (family 1) Derbyshire
Sarah Austin 26 wife of Thomas (family 1)
John Austin 11 months son of Thomas (family 1)
Infant Austin 0 dau of Thomas died aged 2 days (family 1)
Mary Austin / Austin not in NSW list (Steerage)
Thomas Austin / Austin not in NSW list (Steerage)
John Bailey 35 hus (family 3) Somersetshire
Mary Bailey 24 wife of John (family 3)
Son Bailey 18 months son of John died 14 July aged 1 (family 3)
Thomas Baker 36 hus (family 2) Devonshire
Mary Baker 36 wife of Thomas (family 2)
Emma Baker 4 dau of Thomas (family 2)
Sheeba Barras 19 (single woman 1) Co Armagh
Thomas Beal 29 hus (family 4) Devonshire
Caroline Beal 30 wife of Thomas (family 4)
Mr Barratt / Benet hus (Cabin)
Mrs Barratt / Benet wife (Cabin)
01 Daughters With Barratt / Benet dau (Cabin)
02 Daughters With Barratt / Benet dau (Cabin)
William Bishop 28 (single man 3) Somersetshire
James Bligh 22 (single man 5) Meath
James Brichnell / Bricknell 23 (single man 6) London
William Brown 27 (single man 4) Colamagh
George Burden 24 (single man 8) Nottingham
James Burden 19 (single man 7) Nottingham
John Cahill 24 hus (family 6) West Meath
Mary Cahill 24 wife of John (family 6)
Mary Cahill 18 (single woman 2) Longsford
Elizabeth Camel 19 (single woman 5) Perth
Daniel Cameron 20 (single man 10) Ayreshire
Jessey Cameron 22 (single woman 6) Somersetshire
John Candy 19 (single man 9) Somerset
Sarah Candy 17 (single woman 7) Atherton
Peter Carroll 22 (single man 11) West Meath
John Carroll 21 (single man 12) West Meath
Ann Carroll 16 (single woman 4) Barnstaple
Catherine Carroll 15 (single woman 3) West Meath
John Chambers 22 (single man 14) Derbyshire
Thomas Coghun / Coghan 27 hus (family 5) East Meath
Ellen Coghan 26 wife of Thomas (family 5)
Mary Collas 22 (single woman 8)
Mary Collins / Collins 22 (Steerage)
Abraham Cooke / Cook 27 (single man 13) Devonshire
Sarah Cooper 20 (single woman 9) Exeter
Hannah Cooper 19 (single woman 10) Co Armagh
Jessey Corner 20 hus (family 7) Co Armagh
Mary Corner 19 wife of Jessee (family 7)
Charles Criddle 24 died 11 July aged 24 (single man)
Jane Cuthbert 19 (single woman 11) Co Armagh
Mary Ann Dainty 19 (single woman 12) Meath
William Dale - 1st Mate (Staff 3)
Rebecca Davis 19 (single woman 13) Portsmouth
George Develin 19 (single man 15) Armagh
John Dickson / Dickson - Surg Supt (Staff 2)
Mrs Dixon / Dickson wife of Doctor (Cabin)
Miss Dixon / Dickson dau of Doctor (Cabin)
John Dinple / Dimple 20 (single man 16) Devonshire
Hugh Donnall / Donnell 26 hus (family 9) Co Armagh
Ann Donnell 20 wife of Hugh (family 9)
Thomas Donnell 6 months son of Hugh (family 9)
Alice Doud 18 (single woman 14) Meath
Elizabeth Duke 21 (single woman 15) Co Armagh
Henry Dunn 28 hus (family 8) Devonshire
Mary Dunn 38 wife of Henry (family 8)
Elizabeth Dunn 26 (single woman 16) Devonshire
Edmund Dunn 22 (single man 17) Devonshire
Owen Ferron 19 (single man 18) Armagh
Patrick Fitzsimmons 39 hus (family 11) East Meath
Bridget Fitzsimmons 38 wife of Patrick (family 11)
Mary Fitzsimmons 18 dau of Patrick (single woman 57)
George Fitzsimmons 12 son of Patrick (family 11)
Charles Ford 19 (single man 19) Devonshire
Catherine Ford 18 (single woman 17) Co Armagh
Hugh Fox / Fox 25 hus (family 10) Co Armagh
Ann Fox / Fox 30 wife of Hugh (family 10)
Hugh Doull / Fox - Donnelly 13 son of Ann Fox (family 10)
John Doull / Fox - Donnelly 11 son of Ann Fox (family 10)
Janete Doull / Fox - Donnelly 7 dau of Ann Fox (family 10)
Simon Doull / Fox - Donnelly 4 son of Ann Fox (family 10)
John Gamble 20 (single man 22) Co Armagh
Jane Gamble 18 (single woman 18) Co Armagh
Thomas George 20 (single man 20) Somersetshire
Maria George 16 (single woman 19) Somersetshire
Albion Gibbs 37 hus (family 13) Somersetshire
Maryann Gibbs 37 wife of Albion (family 13)
Louisa Gibbs 7 dau of Albion (family 13)
G R Gibbs 5 son of Albion (family 13)
Lititia Gibbs 3 dau of Albion (family 13)
Mary Gibbs 1 dau of Albion (family 13)
Robert Gould 25 (single man 21) Devon
John Greenway 20 hus (family 12) Cornwall
Elizabeth Greenway 26 wife of John (family 12)
Mary Greenway 20 (single woman 20) Co Armagh
Mary Hadden 20 (single woman 21) Co Armagh
James Hall 30 hus (family 16) Devonshire
Elizabeth Hall 24 wife of James (family 16)
Edmund Hall 4 son of James (family 16)
Silvanus Hall 2 son of James (family 16)
Infant Hall 12 months dau of James died 22 July 16)
Joseph Hall 22 (single man 24) Armagh
Robert Hancock 24 (single man 25) Devon
George Harcomb / Harcombe 21 (single man 23) Somersetshire
Mary Hord / Hard 22 (single woman 22) Devonshire
Samuel Harrod 38 hus (family 15) Devonshire
Isabella Harrod 37 wife of Samuel (family 15)
Elizabeth Harrod 8 dau of Samuel (family 15)
Isabella Harrod 6 dau of Samuel (family 15)
Sarah Harrod 17 dau of Samuel (single woman 58)
Mary Hatton 16 (single woman 23) Warwickshire
William Haywood 31 hus (family 14) Leicester
Eliza Haywood 34 wife of William (family 14)
Thomas Haywood 11 son of William (family 14)
Hanna Haywood 4 dau of William (family 14)
George Haywood 1 son of William (family 14)
James Hennessly 25 (single man 27) Co Tipperary
John Hennessly 22 (single man 28) Co Tipperary
James Hewish 23 (single man 26) Devon
Elizabeth Hill 27 (single woman 24) Exeter
Anne Hobby 16 (single woman 25) Cheltenham
Margaret Holland 16 (single woman 26) Co Armagh
Elizabeth Holway 20 (single woman 27) Somersetshire
Sarah Holway 18 (single woman 28) Somersetshire
John Hyde 22 (single man 29) Tyrone
Thomas Hyde 22 (single man 31) Tyrone
Isaac Hyde 18 (single man 30) Armagh
William Irvine 24 hus (family 17) Co Armagh
Elizabeth Irvine 20 wife of William (family 17)
Thomas Irvine 10 months son of William (family 17)
Eliza Jones 24 (single woman 30) Co Armagh
Sophia Jones 20 (single woman 29) Devonshire
Simon Kelly 26 (single man 70) West Meath
Mary Kelly 20 (single woman 56) Meath
Hannah Kelvert 17 (single woman 31) Co Armagh
Mary Kitter / Killer 20 (single woman 32) Co Tipperary
 
Henry Kingston 21 (single man 32) Devonshire
William Kingston 20 (single man 33) Devonshire
Elizabeth Kingston 16 (single woman 33) Devonshire
James Kittson / Kitson 36 hus (family 18) Co Formaught
Catherine Kitson 38 wife of James (family 18)
James Kitson 11 son of James (family 18)
Susan Kitson 4 dau of James (family 18)
Rebecca Kitson 16 (single woman 59) Co Femamagh
Hugh Kittson 18 (single man 37) Co Armagh
John Kittson 18 (single man 36) Co Armagh
Mary T Laviston / Laverton 19 (single woman 60) Co Armagh
John Lawden 26 hus (family 19) Co Armagh
Sarah Lawden 28 wife of John (family 19)
Edward Lawden 18 months son of John (family 19)
Sarah Lawson 20 (single woman 34) Co Armagh
Wm Henry Leigh 24 (single man 34) Devonshire
John Leigh 23 (single man 35) Devonshire
John Leithbridge 21 (single man 39) Somersetshire
William Leithbridge 18 (single man 38) Somersetshire
Sarah Long 20 (single woman 35) Barnstaple
Thomas Love 25 (single man 40) Armagh
John Lion / Lyon 23 (single man 41) Yorkshire
Ellen Mahon 16 (single woman 61) West Meath
Henry Marshall 20 (single man 49) Yorkshire
Robert Martin 22 (single man 42) Somersetshire
Ellen Mccann 19 (single woman 37) Co Armagh
Mr Mccormack / Mccormack (Intermediate)
James Mccue 20 (single man 46) Co Armagh
John Mcewin 21 (single man 45) Co Armagh
Patrick Mcintyre 20 (single man 43) Meath
Jane Mcmiller 23 (single woman 36) Co Armagh
Margaret Mcmurray 18 (single woman 38) Devon
Hugh Mcveagh / Mcveah 20 (single man 44) Co Armagh
Maryann Miles 17 (single woman 39) Co Meath
Jane Mitchell 20 (single woman 40) Antrim
Robert Mitchell 19 (single man 47) Co Armagh
Forbes Mickie / Mitchie - Captain (Staff 1)
John Monaghan 21 hus (family 20) Co Meath
Christian Monaghan 19 wife of John (family 20)
Richarde Morrow 19 (single man 48) Co Armagh
Charles Morton / Morton 34 (Steerage)
George Morton 34 (family 39) Co Armagh
Maryann Morton 19 (family 39) Co Armagh
Ann Mulgrew / Mulgrave 20 (single woman 42) Tyrone
James Mulgrew 22 (single man 50) Co Tyrone
Margaret Murray 19 (single woman 41) West Meath
Walter Murtagh 34 hus (family 21) East Meath
Bridget Murtagh 21 wife of Walter (family 21)
William Murtagh 15 months son of Walter (family 21)
Elizabeth Norman 19 (single woman 43) Exeter
Fanny Norman 17 (single woman 44) Exeter
Phebe Osgood 20 (disallowed 45) Devonshire
Thomas Osmond 35 hus (family 22) Coster?
Hanna Osmond 28 wife of Thomas (family 22)
Charles Osmond 2 son of Thomas (family 22)
Anne Osmond 0 dau of Thomas (family 22)
John Parkman 24 (single man 51) Somersetshire
James Piper 22 hus (family 24) Cornwall
Elizabeth Piper 26 wife of James (family 24)
Thomas Podden 29 (single man 52) Devonshire
Edward Pope 25 (single man 54) Devonshire
Abraham Pope 24 (single man 53) Devonshire
William Porter 35 hus (family 23) Armath
Alice Porter 31 wife of William (family 23)
William Quinn 28 hus (family 25) Armath
Alice Quinn 27 wife of William (family 25)
Mary Rawle 20 (disallowed 46) Exeter
James Riley 22 (single man 55) West Meath
Fanny Ross 24 (single woman 47) Warrickshire
James Rourke 28 (single man 56) Co Longford
Ann Rourke 17 (single woman 62) Co Longford
Mary Rourke 16 (single woman 63) Co Longford
William Salter 23 (single man 57) Devonshire
Soloman Shepherd 23 (single man 58) Warrickshire
Hugh Short 25 hus (family 27) Co Wicklow
Ann Short 24 wife of Hugh (family 27)
Dau Short 6 months dau of Hugh died 20 July 27)
Edward Sloty 29 (single man 59) Devonshire
Robert Smith 29 (single man 62) Yorkshire
Thomas Smith 21 (single man 61) Somersetshire
Aaron Smith 19 (single man 60) Armagh
Thomas Smyley 35 hus (family 29) Co Armagh
Jane Smyley 34 wife of Thomas (family 29)
Elizabeth Smyley 7 dau of Thomas (family 29)
James Smyley 3 son of Thomas (family 29)
Rev Mr Sprout / Sproat (Cabin)
Maria Stain 16 (single woman 48) Portsmouth
Thomas Stockdale 24 Widower (family 26) Berkshire
Caroline Stockdale 22 wife of Thomas died 16 May aged 22 26)
James Stribling 27 hus (family 28) Devonshire
Jane Stribling 27 wife of James (family 28)
Jane Stribling 7 dau of James (family 28)
William Stribling 5 son of James (family 28)
Charles Stribling 3 son of James (family 28)
James Stribling 18 months son of James (family 28)
Ellen Suter / Sutton 19 (single woman 49) Portsmouth
Jane Symes 21 (single woman 50) Exeter
Ellen Taggart 22 (single woman 51) Co Armagh
Daniel Talhurst 26 hus (family 35) Kent
Maryann Talhurst 29 wife of Daniel (family 35)
John Tayler / Taylor 27 hus (family 30) Somersetshire
Mary Taylor 34 wife of John (family 30)
George Taylor 3 son of John (family 30)
John Taylor 15 months son of John (family 30)
William Thomas 39 hus (family 32) Devonshire
Jane Thomas 38 wife of William (family 32)
William Thomas 8 son of William (family 32)
Eliza Thompson 29 (single woman 52) Co Armagh
James Tout 26 hus (family 31) Devonshire
Mary Tout 20 wife of James (family 31)
Eliza Tribble 20 (single woman 53) Exeter
Laurence Triwin 23 hus (family 34) Cornwall
Anne Triwin 21 wife of Lawrence (family 34)
Valentine T Vinnicent 18 (single man 63) London
William Wade 25 hus (family 38) Rutlandshire
Sarahann Wade 22 (single woman 54) Rutlandshire
Maryann Wade 25 wife of William (family 38)
Maryann Wade 15 months dau of William (family 38)
Mr Walsh hus (Cabin 38)
Mrs Walsh wife (Cabin 38)
William Ward 27 (single man 64) Yorkshire
William White 27 (single man 65) Yorkshire
John Whiteman 22 hus (family 36) Wiltshire
Mary Whiteman 24 wife of John (family 36)
George Whiteman 7 months son of John (family 36)
Charles Wigwood 26 (single man 66) Somersetshire
John Wigwood 21 (single man 67) Somersetshire
Mary Willis 18 (single woman 55) Co Armagh
William Wills 24 (single man 68) Devonshire
Robert Withers 19 (single man 69) Somersetshire
Thomas Wittingale / Wittingall 35 hus (family 37) Essex
Hanna Wittingall 32 wife of Thomas (family 37)
Sarah Wittingall 11 dau of Thomas (family 37)
Mr George Woolley / Worton Cabin hus (Steerage 39) Co Armagh
Mrs Mary Ann Woolley / Worton wife of George (Steerage 39)

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