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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.
The 'Historical Records of Victoria, Foundation Series, Volume 4, edited by Michael Cannon and Ian MacFarlane,
published 1985, has extensive reports on each of these arrivals. We know about 1166 names, out of the 5221 counted arrivals
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 40 has a chapter on the Westminster, with a description of the voyage.
|Ship arrivals by date,|
Hope Jan 1839, John Barry 28 Apr 1839, Midlothian 15 June 1839, Caledonia 18 Sep 1839, Ariadne 20 Sep 1839, Alice Brooks 16 Nov 1839, Palmyra 24 Nov 1839, William Metcalfe 24 Nov 1839, David Clark 3 Dec 1839, Superb 5 Dec 1839, Saint Mungo 6 Dec 1839, Westminster 13 Dec 1839
Alice Brooksarrived 16 Nov 1839, barque, 212 tons, Capt David Scott, from Liverpool 22 May via Adelaide on 23 Sep 1839.
Cabin passengers Robert Jordan, Benjamin Heap, Mr JW Shepherd, Steerage Richard Grice
Departed 26 Mar 1840 for London
Ariadnearrived 20 Sep 1839, Capt George McLeod, 504 tons, from Greenock 6 Apr 1839 via Adelaide 9 Sep,
Cabin passengers Lt John Eddington with Mrs Ann Elizabeth Eddington, Master Drysdale Eddington, Miss Eddington and 3 chn, Mrs Blair, Dr Irvine with wife and child, Mr Smyth,
Intermediate passengers Mr King with Mrs and child, Mr Murray, Mr Adams, Donald Black,
Steerage - Peter Virtue with wife, and son Peter.
Caledoniaarrived 18 Sep 1839, Capt John Liddel, 405 tons, from Leith 17 Apr via Bahia 25 Jun 1839. Departed for Sydney 2 Oct 1839 with part of original cargo.
At Bahia picked up 2 passengers, Charles Segal, and Richard Burns, from 'Gazelle' from Hobart to London had put in to Bahia and been condemned,
51 listed Cabin passengers - David Aitchison, George Aitchison, Miss H Atherton, Alexander Airth Broadfoot, Ebenezer Brown, Thomas Brown, Ousley Cockburn, Thomas Hotchin Capland/ Copeland, Dr D Curdie, Mrs Elizabeth Henderson with Elizabeth Henderson, Margaret Henderson and Isabella Henderson, George Henderson and John Henderson, Patrick Henderson, Mr Peter Fairly/ Ferrie and Mrs Fairly/Ferrie, Robert Gardner/ Gardiner, Dickson Hogarth, John Jennings, Thomas Jones with Mrs Mary Jones, Samuel Jones, Jane Jones and Archibald Jones, Mr DS Maconochie/Machonochie, Daniel Mackinnon, John Mather, Miss Agnes McPherson, John Menzies, David Mitchell, Charles Murchie, James Pryde, Mr E Reynolds with Mrs Mary Reynolds, Anthony Reynolds and and 2 dau Reynolds, James Roberts with Mrs Sophia (Nelson) Roberts, Jane Roberts, James Roberts and William Roberts, Peter R Scott, Mr James Simpson and Mrs Agnes Simpson, George Stewart, Edwin Sullivant, Andrew Thomson/ Thompson,
David Clarkarrived 3 Dec 1839 Master WP Mills, Superintendent Archibald Gilchrist, notes
- David Clark Passenger list, my transcription.
See The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser Tuesday 3 December 1839 Page 2 for an account of the arrival of the David Clarke Dec 2009 - NSW has a pilot project to digitise their microfilm copies of the Persons on bounty ships (Agent's Immigrant Lists), see David Clark for this 9 page listing.
Hopearrived Jan 1839 barque, under command of Captain Hart arrived in Sydney 2 Oct 1838 and then to Port Phillip to arrive Jan 1839, was the first to bring 20 families consisting of 100 souls, plus 3 single men, from Sydney and 20 found work in Port Phillip with 18 employers - John Batman, John Brock, Christopher Bury, Michael Carr, William Coghill, Horatio Cooper, Anthony Cottrell, George Coulstock, John Cummings, John Harrison, William Lonsdale, John McNall, John Mills, John Jones Peers, WFA Rucker, George Smith, Thomas Watt, Arundel Wrighte all of Melbourne
Chief Protector of Aborigines, George Augustus Robinson, was allocated 4 Assistant Protectors: James Dredge, Edward Parker, Charles Sievwright and William Thomas, who were appointed in England in 1838, came on the Hope, and took up their duties in the Port Phillip District of New South Wales in January 1839. With the aid of two convicts each, and the powers of a magistrate, they were to protect the native people from ‘any encroachment on their property and from acts of cruelty, oppression or injustice’.
Comment in Port Phillip Herald, 20 Mar 1840, page 2, 'You will perceive by the papers that two very fine young Durham bulls, imported in the Hope, were purchased bt Mr JT Hughes on Thursday, at the very high price of 210 pounds each. Mr James had bid 205 pounds, intending to send them to Port Phillip in the Strathfieldsaye on speculation.'
John Barryarrived from Sydney, 28 Apr 1839, 520 tons, master J Robson, at Port Phillip with 48 families from the British King, 199 men, women and children. All the healthy immigrants obtained work without great difficulty as labour was scarce - though 15 of the 42 listed just got day work in Melbourne. Donald McDonald 17 and the families of William Matthews, Donald McPherson and Duncan McDonald remained in the sick quarters.
See John Barry extensive notes, and passenger list
Midlothianarrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar, with a general cargo, Capt George Morrison, 414 tons.
18 Steerage passengers whose names were not recorded and 27 named Cabin passengers.
Mr J How with Mrs J How, Elizabeth How and M How, Dr Farquhar McCrae with Mrs McCrae, Agnes McCrae, Thomasine McCrae, Margaret McCrae and Jane McCrae, Mrs J Thomson/ Thompson and servant, Mrs Ann Todd and servant, Robert Buckham, George Craig, Frederick Easton, Charles Gray, William G Hay, Thomas Horsburgh, Alexander Johnston/ Johnstone, Thomas Johnson, John Hunter Kerr, Adam Kerr, John Marr, William Russell, W Scott, Hugh Walker, Robert Wilkin,
Departed 29 June 1839 for Sydney with part of her original cargo and some of the passengers
Palmyraarrived 24 Nov 1839, 400 ton barque Captain Brown from Greenock to Port Phillip 1839 came with 47 Assisted Immigrants, with 19 children in 7 families, 4 more married couples, 3 single men and 4 single women. Bounty claim 632 pounds paid in Sydney, no disposal notes.
Dec 2009 - NSW has a pilot project to digitise their microfilm copies of the Persons on bounty ships (Agent's Immigrant Lists), see for this 2 page listing.
Di Cummings page records crew and passengers intended for Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
John Armstrong with family, John Crawford with family, Alexander Dodds single, Mary Hardee single, James Jamieson with family, John Jardine with family, Ann Lawson single, James Mcdonald with wife, Donald Mcnicoll with family, Mathew Palmer single, Mary Sharp single, Euphemia Stewart single, William Swan with wife, James Tait with family, Margaret Tait single, Andrew Thompson single, Thomas Watson with wife, John Williamson with wife, Robert Williamson with family,
Commercial Journal, Palmyra arrived in Sydney from Port Phillip on Sat 14 Dec 1839 with passengers surnamed Brown, Goodfellow, Scubbie, McCarthy, Smith, Stubbs, Oliver, Curl, Davison, Waterson, Brown, Macpherson, Laidlaw, M'Kerrow, Severne and Hughes.
From TheShipslist, Palmira 602 tons, owned by J. Somes, commenced 26 Dec 1839 conveying troops to and from the Mediterranean; in 1840, troops to New South Wales, and provisions and stores thence to China, where she remained until her discharge on 30 Nov 1842
Saint Mungoarrived 6 Dec 1839, 353 tons, Captain R S Orr, from Leith in 150 days, via Rio de Janiero (there for 9 days) with 52 Immigrants. None were Bounty immigrants. The NSW list has 31 single men, 1 husband, 14 single women, 2 married women and 4 children. There are 24 different surnames, including 7 Martins and 6 each of Youngs, Hutchison and Dale
The Sydney Commercial Journal and Advertiser for 1 Jan 1840 reports the arrival of the St Mungo at Port Phillip on the 6 Dec, lists Mr Young with supercargo and freight, Mrs Young and 3 chn, Mr Adams, surgeon, Messrs Black, Marjoribanks, Dickson, Gillow, Bell, Bogne, Thomson, Mrs Adams and child, Miss Maclarlane and 38 in the steerage. After discharging her cargo, she will come to Sydney.
James Adams Surgeon, with Mrs Adams and 2 chn, William G Bell, James Black, Adam Bogne, Andrew Bowie, Andrew Crichton, William Dale, James Dick, John Dickson, William Dickson, Mr Thomas Duncan, James Fitzgerald, John Gillon, Francis Herbertson, John Hutchison, Alexander Kidd, Gilbert Margowbanks, James (Snr) Martin, John Mcarthur, Miss Mcfarlane, James Orr, John Orr, James Robertson, John Sanderson, James Swanston, Anthony Thomson, James Turner, David Young with Mrs Young and 3 chn,
Reported 7 Jan 1840 - The St Mungo 360 tons, Captain Orr, with merchandise arrived 6 Jan 1840 at Sydney from Leith 4 July, Rio de Janeiro 24 Sep and Port Phillip the 23 Dec. Passemgers Dr Adams, Lady and child, Messrs Black, marjoribanks, Bell, Orr, Dixon, Thompson, Young, McFarlane, Gillas and one in the steerage.
Superbarrived 5 Dec 1839, barque 535 tons, Captain Neil Shannon master, from the Port of Glasgow on the 8th July 1839, from Greenock 13 Jul 1839, and Adelaide 28 Nov 1839.
See Di Cummings page Superb for South Australian passengers on this vessel. Ozships lists Passengers for Port Phillip as Messrs Archer, Atherton, Brock, Eddie, Simpson, Snodgrass, Templar, Walker
Other passengers appear to include Catherine Ogilvy with her brothers David Ogilvie and William Spence Ogilvie, and Elizabeth Aitchinson Williamson, who wed David Ogilvie in 1841, notes obtained from the Ogilvy Website
Westminsterarrived 13 Dec 1839, barque 610 tons, Captain Mollison, from England to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] with Mr Davis Surgeon-Superintendent, and 9 died during the voyage.
My transcription of the Westminster Passenger list.
Dec 2009 - NSW has a pilot project to digitise their microfilm copies of the Persons on bounty ships (Agent's Immigrant Lists), see originals of Westminster arrived 13 Dec 1839 for this 7 page listing, and another 2 page listing of those who went to Sydney.
Numbers exclude 25 who only appear on the Disposal List, and probably boarded the vessel to go to Sydney
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney 8 Jan 1840, arrived from London via Port Phillip, yesterday, having sailed from London on 18 Aug and the latter port 2nd instant, the barque Westminster, Captain Mollison, with merchandise. Passengers Messrs James Devlin, Archibald Osborne, James Aitkins, John Mathinson, W Davies, Esq., surgeon, and three in the steerage, from Port Phillip; also 29 emigrants from London.
From Westminster at Sydney John 21 and Mary 19 Gumen, Edward 31 and Mary 27 Learey, William 35 and Mary 19 Mullen, William 38 and Jane 35 Matthews, single men Daniel Cornelus 24 and John OConnor 29, single womeen Catherine Burgess 21, Honora Dillon 23, Mary Doolan 27 (a widow with 2 children not claimed for), Margaret Gogan 27, Jane Matthews 16, Cathleen Mullan 25, Mary Hoarhan 24, Anne Louggen 24, Bridget ODea 22, Mary OConnor 27, Judith Stapleton 21, and Michael 23 Hourigan whose wife and Anne 29 died at sea.
Exports from Melbourne - part of her original cargo from London, 48 tons of iron, 6 barrels flour, 13 ash oars, 3 butts sherry, 3 dozen port wine, 5 dozen sherry, 1 box soap, 17 cases strong beer, 2 casks ditto, 30 deals.
William Metcalfearrived 24 Nov 1839, ship from England to Port Phillip Have page 17 of Disposal list (30 names and calling) -
William Metcalfe Passenger list, my transcription. See the official NSW listing of the William Metcalfe Assisted Immigrants
From JB Were had 9000 pounds to invest and the goods he purchased were sold in Australia for 70,000 pounds. He may have chartered the ship William Metcalfe, in which he sailed, but it is certain the bulk of the cargo was his - included a house ready for erection, a number of tents, and at Oporto he purchased port wine in gallon glass decanters engraved with the name J B Were.
William Metcalfe ship, Phillipson, arrived at Port Phillip 10 Feb 1840 from Sydney
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