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.
Caroline Agnesarrived 28 June 1849, Newspaper Melbourne Argus Sat 30 June 1849 reports she reached Geelong, ship 481 tons, from England in March 1849 Captain James Alexander, Surgeon Superintendent G Coward Esq., Passenger Mr Fairburn, Immigrants 36 married couples, 50 single men, 38 single women, besides children both male and female; being 282 souls. It is unusual for various reports to agree!
The painting of the Caroline Agnes is at this Web page because the original site by Don Ferguson has closed.
The Caroline Agnes brought 226 Assisted British Immigrants with 86 different surnames.
Notes on passengers, found using Google - and "Caroline Agnes" 1849
Thomas De la Rue, native of Leicestershire, labourer, aged 62; arrived in the colony by the Caroline Agnes, 1849; died in February ; cause of death, carcinoma of stomach
John FARGIE (Abt 1804-Abt 1855) and Janet LUMGAIR (Bef 1804-Abt 1877) parents of Janet Tomasina FARGIE born Abt 1845 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, buried 2 Sep 1925 Eastern Cemetery, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, wed first John CHAMBERLAIN (Abt 1836-Abt 1872) Abt 1865 - Victoria, Australia, and second 9 Dec 1874 to George Clarke WILMOT, widower Marie Louise IZOD (Abt 1851-1873) Abt 1869 - Victoria, Australia
See Haley family - William HALEY (s/o Wm) m Ann NICHOLLS 26 Jul 1846 Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, England [IGI Batch No M046987 extracted from parish records] (Also a submitted entry for 25 Jul 1845 IGI Batch No 8611430) In any case it would seem that at least the first child was from a previous marriage.
Fred Hull was born in Marylebone London in 1831, he was a baker and his father, William was a shoe and bootmaker b abt 1783 Yeovil Somerset ...Fred came out as an assisted migrant in 1849 on the Caroline Agnes and went home for a visit in 1855 on the
In 1849, two of the sons of John and Ann Wilson - Benjamin and Henry, applied for and were granted assisted passages from England to New South Wales and they took ship on the 8th March 1849 bound for Sydney, NSW. Benjamin was aged 19 years and Henry was just 17 years old. The journey as far as Port Melbourne took three and a half months and we know that both brothers had birthdays aboard the Caroline Agnes. It is not known why they left the ship in Geelong, but it may have had something to do with discussions they had with other passengers onboard during the voyage. See Ossett Wilsons.
Passenger list - only using online sourcesPassenger List would have more details
James Capt Alexander -
Lysanderdeparture...21 SEP 1848 from PLYMOUTH, DEVON, ENGLAND and arrival.....31 JAN 1849 at PORT PHILLIP, Note - sailing ship 'Lysander', arrived in South Australia 6th July 1839: From Michael Cannon, entitled "Perilous Voyages To The New Land" published by Today's Australia Publishing Company, 1995 - ISBN 0 646 24018 8. I quote: "This unique book will greatly increase your admiration for white settlers who dared all perils to search for better lives in Australia. Driven from their homes by harsh conditions in Britain, these pioneering families risked death to make the long voyage to the other side of the world. The vessels in which they came looked beautiful from afar. But in the crowded emigrant decks, conditions were often appalling, leading to much unnecessary suffering." Michael covers some of the most notorious of the ships, the greedy agents, despotic Captains and drunken Surgeons, which brought Assisted Immigrants to Port Phillip (now Victoria) between 1839 - 1850, drawing his information from a number of official sources. This is part of his description of the voyage of the "Lysander" which left Plymouth on 21st. September 1848 with 238 emigrants, mostly Cornish miners and their families, arriving Port Melbourne 114 days later: "According to evidence given by the emigrants, 'The surgeon had addicted himself to intemperance in the use of intoxicating drink, and consequently rendered himself incapable of attending to his duties.' The Immigration Board in Melbourne confirmed that Dr. Hunter was 'in every way unfit to maintain that discipline among the people ... so necessary to the well-being of those being entrusted to his superintendence.' While drunk, Dr. Hunter failed to prevent the Lysander's third mate, a man called William Harley, from gaining frequent access to the single women's quarter. Harley was probably encouraged in his opinion of their morality by the fact that two unmarried women gave birth during the voyage. They were 22-year-old Cornish farm servant Mary Ann Tremayne, and 21-year-old Monmouth bonnet-maker Emma Phillips. The matron, a 35-year-old Somerset cook named Mrs. Mary Davis, attempted to prevent the third mate from importuning her young charges. When she argued with him. she testified, he 'took her by the shoulders, and said he would throw her out of the port'. And further on: "Meanwhile, many of the Lysander's immigrants were undergoing further tribulations. Dr. John Patterson, Immigration Agent, thought that Cornish Miners were "not the description of persons who are likely to prove useful to the colony" - a verdict set aside when the gold rush began in 1851. But the Port Phillipians of 1850 agreed with Dr. Patterson. At that date they only wanted labourers with agricultural experience. About fifty Cornish people remained unemployed on the Lysander, rejecting a government offer to transport them to prospective employers at Portland Bay. Captain Lulham was bound to give them a fortnight's free board and lodging on the ship. At the end of that period, Dr. Patterson went on board and warned them that they 'should have no place of refuge or protection from the government.' The immigrants were landed on Queen's Wharf on the evening of the 30th. January 1849 and would have been left without shelter for the night, had not Chief Constable Joseph Bloomfield been passing. He arranged temporary accommodation for them in nearby tnns, and slowly they merged into the general population."
William Evans (29), Matilda Evans (26), William Evans (8) & Emily Evans (3) arrived at Port Phillip on the ship 'Lysander' on the 13 Jan 1849. William was a Carpenter. Naive Place and County was listed as Nantyglau (Nantyglo?) Monmouthshire. Their religion was Baptist. They could all read and write apart from Emily. William Evans born c1819 wed c1839 to MATILDA MARIA PHILLIPS born c1822 in Monmouthshire, England daughter of JOHN PHILLIPS and ANN MORGAN. She was born Abt. 1822 in Monmouth, Wales They had four more children, Tom born in Melbourne and then Joseph, Rosena and Eleanor born in Collingwood. Joseph was 3 yrs 3 mths and Rosena was aged under 1 yr when they died. Source Evans family.
Elizabeth Halls was born in Cornwall and migrated to Victoria with her parents and brothers James, John and William aboard the ship "Lysander'' which arrived in Port Phillip on 13 JAN 1849. Her brother William, died at an early age, having choked during a meal There is a record of John Halls marrying Mary Stephens in Helston on 29 Nov 1825 The 1841 Census shows the following family in Helston. John 30 Mary 45 Mary 20 ames 15 John 14 Elizabeth 10 William 7 Elizabeth married William CUNNING on 19 Oct 1852.
Thomas Menallack - baptized Sithney, 6th November 1808. Married Mary Ivey at Sithney 21st October 1832. Thomas, Mary and seven children ranging in age from 4 to 19, arrived in Australia in January 1849. They came as Assisted Emigrants on the ship Lysander, recorded as Mannalick. Thomas died in Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, in 1891, with his parents correctly named on his death certificate, his age given as 81 years. He married Maria Goodman in June 1852 at Melbourne. He built the Cornish Arms Hotel in Brunswick and held the licence from 1857 until his death.
George Frederick Read (son of Elizabeth and Richard Reed) born 22 Jun 1816 Chelsea London ENG; christened 11 Aug 1816 St Lukes Chelsea London ENG. George went to sea as a midshipman at the age of 15 and came to Australia as crew on the ship Lysander arriving in 1849.
Emma Jane born abt 1833/1834 Yeovil SOM ENG was the daughter of George WITHEY and Eury SLADE. She died 18 Jul 1910 Albury NSW AUS.
The Withey family sailed from Plymouth on 21 September 1848, arrived at Port Phillip on 13 January 1849 on the Lysander. Emma Jane was 15 Nursemaid, literate and her sister Sarah was 8, George WITHEY b. 1807 ----------, d. 1890, Benalla, , Victoria, Australia wed 7 APR 1833, West Coker, to Eury SLADE b. 1805, d. 21 AUG 1879, (Benalla-Cemetery, , Victoria, Australia.) |--2-Emma Jane WITHEY b. Abt 1834, Yeovil, , Somerset, England, d. 18 JUL 1910, Albury, , New South Wales, Australia |--2-Sarah Elizabeth WITHEY b. 1841, d. 23 DEC 1909 Sarah Withey wed 1855 to Robert Gown and had 5 chn 1856 - 1865 at Ballarat, Linton Sarah Withey wed 1858 to Edward Bain and had 11 chn at Benalla whose names include Hugh Slade, Eury Emma, |--2-George WITHEY b. 1850, d. 1895, Beechworth, , Victoria, Australia
Emma Jane Yelland christened 25 Dec 1828 and died 1915, dau of William Yolland/Yelland and Susan Holman of Oreston, a Quarryman,
wed 18 May 1848 to Robert Mitchell at St.Allen Parish Church in the district of Truro, Cornwall and came to Port Phillip on the Lysander. Robert Mitchell christened 4 Aug 1827 died 13 Nov 1907. They had 12 chn first born 15 Feb 1849, Barrabool Hills, Victoria, Australia , d. 28 Aug 1909.
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