Abbertonarrived 22 Sept 1844 barque 450 tons, Captain Campbell from London 18 May and Cork on 1 June 1844, to Port Phillip.
View the 9 pages of bounty list held in NSW records - 45 families claim in pounds is 2468/8/0, also 24 single females 430/2/- and 36 single males 579/14/-
Bounty refused - Martha Davis aged 26, from Buckinghamshire, came out with Mr Medley and family as Cabin Passengers and is now near her accouchement, consequently ineligible for the Bounty. She wed 1845 #1884 to William Nicholas at Geelong Presbyterian church.
Passengers Cabin Mr Bryant, Mr and Mrs Medley, 5 chn and 2 servants, Mr Rucker, Mr Colin Campbell and Mr Berry.
From 'Perilous Journeys', page 118, The surgeon Dr Edward John Waring, reported that 35 year old Mary Wheeler died while giving birth, and her infant daughter died four days later. Three other small children died of 'atrophy', and 16 year old Thomas Waring (son of the Surgeon) died from inflamation of the brain.
Abercrombiearrived 28 March 1844, brigantine, 144 tons, Petley, master, from the Mauritius, 18th Feb. Passenger - James Philip Hunter, Esq, of the firm Hunter, Scott, and Co of Melbourne, with 25 bales canvas, 4 gunny bags, 10 bales twine, 80,000 corks, 37 casks brandy, 532 bags salt, 5 hogsheads claret, 30,000 Manila cigars, 30 barrels rosin, 5 barrels molasses, 25 tierces tobacco, 200 empty bags, 84 bags sugar, Hunter, Scott and Co. We could not ascertain the rest of the cargo of this vessel, as her manifest had not come up when the latest Port Phillip paper went to press.
Adenarrived 2 Feb 1844, barque, 422 tons, Maddell master, from Sydney. Passengers Dr T Black, Mrs Black, Miss Black, Misses Charlotte, Jane and Isabella Black, Master Hugh, William and Charles Black, Messrs Bourne, Thompson, Thompson, Campbell and John Jones. 15 in the steerage.
23 Mar 1844 - leaving for London on 25 Mar with passengers - James Erskine and lady, Honorable Mrs Murray with 2 daus, sons Alexander and James and a servant, Alexander Andrew with wife, 5 chn and servant, Miss Davenport, Miss Rose, William Joseph Rose, Col Whyte, Doctor Enscoe and son, Messrs Samuel Arden, Hugh Jamieson, CB Bacon, P Milner, McKinnon, Montgomery and Dale, Intermediate Messrs Richard and Thomas Howett, Joseph Lingard, CD Helibarton, and Richard Taylor. Cargo 315 bales of wool, 283 tons of bark, 22 tons tallow, 8 casks preserved provisions. The Aden, Captain Waddell, sailed for London on 28th March. Passengers— Mr and Mrs Andrews and four children and two servants; Mr and Mrs Erskine; Mr and Miss Rose; Messrs Jamieson, Bacon, McKinnon, Montgomery, Milner, Arden, Enscoe and son. Intermediate—Mr and Mrs Knight and two children; Messrs R and T Howitt, and Haliburton. Cargo—315 bales wool, 27 casks tallow, 8 casks 1 case preserved meats, 1 cask seal-skins, 283 tons mimosa bark.
ArabArrived 25 Apr 1844, barque, 269 tons, Captain Dalgarno master, from London, left Deal 25 Dec 1843. Pass Miss Langlands, Mrs Blow and Mrs Dalgarno, Steerage Mr & Mrs Webster, Joseph Wade
2 Aug 1844 - clearing for London with passengers Mrs Dalgarno, Mr and Mrs McClure and child, Mr and Mrs Lundy and chn, two Misses Harper and Mr Wheeler
Athensbrig 300 tons, Capt William Fordyce arrived 18 Oct 1844 from Liverpool to Geelong via Hobart 8 Oct 1844
Passengers— James Bowden, J Grant and wife. Original cargo from Liverpool: 20 tons salt, 1 case paper, 1 case stationery. Shipped at Hobart Town—4,000 feet timber, 1,000 paling, 1 horse, 1 cart.
Departed Jan 1845 from London
Ceciliaarrived 3 Apr 1844 barque 247 tons, Barrell master, from London via Leshenalut, Western Australia to Port Phillip
Passengers—Mr and Mrs Groves and two children, from Leshenault.
Sydney Shipping Gazette - "Cecilia" & "Paul Emile" collide
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 16:10:33 +1100
Volume 1, Number 6 (27 April, 1844)
THE "CECILIA"-We find the following account of the accident which befell the Cecilia, now in Port, on her outward passage, in the Perth (Swan River) Inquirer of the 6th March:--"At about half-past eleven on the night of the 28th September, the Cecilia being then about two hundred miles from Cape Finisterre, the crew occupied in trimming sails, they were hailed by a vessel a-head. The Cecilia's helm was immediately put up, with the hope of clearing her, but not sufficiently in time, the two vessels came into collision, the strange ship, which turned out to be the Paul Emile, being struck amidships. The captain of the Cecilia, finding the other vessel keep her sails full, threw all aback, and ultimately succeeded in getting clear, and without receiving any considerable damage, the Cecilia being ripped to the water's edge. The unfortunate Paul Emile fared still worse, for she sunk within ten minutes after she had been struck.
Part of her crew, finding their vessel in a sinking state, succeeded in climbing aboard the Cecilia, while the vessels were in collision; but, melancholy to relate, the captain, chief officer, and two boys of the Paul Emile, were drowned. Immediately on getting the vessel clear, the Cecilia hoisted out her boats, which remained all night rowing about in search of any of the crew who might be still afloat, and three hours after the accident, had the satisfaction of picking up one poor fellow, from whom they learned that the captain and chief officer had gone down with the vessel. At daylight, on surveying the Cecilia, she presented one entire scene of wreck forward. Her cutwater was torn away; main stern and apron split to the water's-edge; all securities of bowsprit, jib-boom, knight and cat-heads gone; plank ends forward open about two inches on the starboard side; deck all open forward : indeed so extensive was the damage done, that had not the sea been unusually smooth, she must have gone down with all on board. The search having been again renewed at six o'clock the boats were got in, and the Cecilia bore away for Lisbon, it being very uncertain whether she would ever reach that or any other port.
Providentially, the weather continued favourable, and on the 1st of October the Cecilia came safe to anchor in the Tagus. Having undergone the necessary repairs, she sailed again on the 22nd November, and arrived here without further accident, having spoke the Shepherd about twelve hours from that vessel leaving the land. A general average has been made on the cargo of the Cecilia, amounting to nearly 18 per cent. The Paul Emile was a fine ship, belonging to Bordeaux, and was bound to that port with a cargo of sugar and coffee from St Jago, valued at £16,000-Port Phillip Patriot, April 11.
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