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.
Reference is NSW Passenger Lists - Assisted Immigrants to Port Phillip came |
January- Maitland on 7 Jan 1849, Manchester on 12 Jan '49, Lysander 13 Jan '49, Duchess of Northumberland on 15 Jan, Thomas Arbuthnot 17 Jan,
February- Labuan on 11 Feb,
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.
Coromandelarrived 8 May 1849, barque, 639 tons, WH Norman Commander, left England 26 Dec 1848 for Adelaide, Port Phillip and Sydney.
List from Adelaide paper
The barque Coromandel, 639 tons, built London 1820, owned by Ingram, previous master F Pember, now WH Norman, master, Sailed from London, (Deal) 14th December 1848 & Plymouth, Arrived at Adelaide from London and Plymouth on Tuesday 3 April and Cleared Out, Saturday, April 28 — for Port Phillip. Passengers— Mr and Mrs Brocklesly and servant, Mr Tingcomb, Mrs Monteith, Mr Macfarlane, and two Misses Holberton, in the cabin;
Mr and Mrs Wallace and two children, Mr M'Cabe, Mr Crawley, Mr Hewett, Mr and Mrs Byrne, Mrs Taylor and two children, Mr and Mrs Campbell and infant, Mr M'Mahon, two children of Mr M'Cormack, Mr and Mrs Sibley, Mr and Mrs Hall and infant, Mr and Mrs Judkins and child, Mr Chambers, Mr and Mrs Bensley, Miss Twelem, Miss Jool, Mr and Mrs Brigs, Mr and Mrs Callow, Mr Walker, Mr Murray, Mr Mount, Mr Stringer, Mr Joes, Mr Mills, Mr Dornton, Mr Harper, Mr M'Alpins, Mr Fitzsimons, Mr Brown, Mr Leitch, Mr Andrews, Mr White, Mr Challis, Mr Brooke, Mr Mathews, Mr Bill, Mr Clarke, Mr Greaves, and Mr Coombes, in the steerage.
List from Port Phillip Herald
Arrived 8 May, Coromandel, barque, 639 tons, WH Norman commander
Passengers from England for Melbourne, Mr and Mrs Wallace and two children, Mr and Mrs Judkins and child, Mr and Mrs Hall and child, Mr and Mrs Sibley, Mr and Mrs Boys, Miss Tevelin, Mr and Mrs Brocklesby and servant, Mr Macfarlane, Messrs Clarke, Crawley, Grieve, Traill, Stringer, Mount, Walker and Brooks.
Passengers for Sydney Mr and Mrs Byrne and child, Mrs Taylor and two chn, Mrand Mrs Gordon, Mr and Mrs Campbell and infant, Mr and Mrs Bensley, Miss Jool, Mrs Monteith, Miss MJ Holberton, Miss RA Holberton, Mr Tingcombe, McMahon, Andrews, White, Challis, Mathews, Bell, Mills, Darnton, Fitzsimmons, Brown, leitch, Harper, Murray - Agents Heape and Grice.
Duchess of Northumberlandarrived at Port Phillip on 15 January 1849 Robert Mills along with his wife Sarah Jane Gregory and their children
Edenarrived 4 Feb 1849 left England 26 Sep 1848 Port Phillip
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:
Passenger list for the Bounty claim, by NSW Officials.
Arrival recorded in the Argus, Tues 16 Jan 1849,
The Lysander, from London and Plymouth, with 236 immigrants, arrived on Saturday morning, after a very long passage. She brings 48 married couples, 25 single men, 32 single women, 41 boys, 31 girls under 14, and under 1 year old, 7 girls and 4 boys, there were 7 deaths and 9 births on the voyage; the immigrants are principally from Cornwall, and are mostly miners, and agricultural labourers. The Surgeon expressed his satisfaction with their good conduct on the voyage, and the immigrants also appear very well satisfied. The Lysander spoke on the 27th Nov off the Cape, the barque Offley, from London to Hobart Town.
The Lysander while coming through the Bay of Biscay in a heavy gale of wind, lost a man overboard, he had just been relieved from the lee wheel, at 12 oclock at night, and during the heavy rolling of the vessel, he had clung to the spanker boom, for support, but being unable to keep his hold he was thrown overboard, she also lost another hand, who was standing on the rail of the ship, when he lost his balance and fell overboard. One of the apprentices also died from inflammatory fever.
From Michael Cannon, entitled "Perilous Voyages To The New Land" published by Today's Australia Publishing Company, 1995 - ISBN 0 646 24018 8.
"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.
Martin Lutherarrived 3 Jan 1849, barque, 420 tons, Hutton, master, from Greenock, 22ndSeptember. Passengers—Cabin—Miss McColl, Mrs McVitie, Miss Mary Cowin, Miss Johnstone, Messrs Thos. M'Kellar, Archibald Black, David Louson, John James Duncan, Peter Keon, Dr M'Vitie, surgeon. Intermediate—Mr and Mrs Neil Rankin, Mrs Rankin, Senr., Miss Patterson, Mrs Mitchie, Miss Veitch, Mrs Jane Douglas and child, Messrs Robert M'Gowen, George Peak, William Ross, Hugh Campbell. Steerage—Christopher Reynolds, Mrs Plain Aitken and child, John Quigley, Mrs Quigley and child, Samuel Lees, John Lees, John Margaret, Agnes and Jessie Alexander, John Taylor, Kenneth M'Kenzie, Peter M'Ewen, Wm M'Kerchar, David Tulloch, Wm Morton, David Sutherland and family, B H Dodds, Edward Aikman, Duncan M'Lean, John, Agnes, Ronald, and George Rankin, James and Susan Callagher. Agent, Jackson, Rae & Co.
Cleared Port Phillip 11 Apr 1849, Destination: Gravesend 3 Aug 1849
Mary Shepherdarrived 4 April 1849, barque, 625 tons, J. A. M'Donald, master, from London 19th December, with 253 immigrants. Mr. F. T. W. Ford, Surgeon Superintendent. Recorded in Melbourne newspaper, the Argus, for Friday 6 April 1849, Page 2, top left column has Shipping
New Liverpoolbarque, 728 tons, Thomas Rolls Commander, from Plymouth 25 April with 11 male immigrants and 211 orphan girls. J Mathews Surgeon-Superintendent. One death took place during the voyage, of the cook of the vessel. Arrival is noted in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Friday 10 August 1849, Page 2, top of left side of Page 2.
August 9.- New Liverpool, barque, 723 tons, Thomas Holls, commander, from Plymouth 25th April. Passengers-Mr. Wilkinson, T. B. Matthews, Esq, Surgeon Superintendent, and 230 immigrants. Thos. Splatt, agent.
The New Liverpool brings out 230 immigrants, their classification is as follows:- 9 married couples, 211 female orphans, and 1 single male all above 14 years of age; the only death we have to record is that of the ship's cook. The New Liverpool spoke no vessel connected with the colony, but reports that a large ship about 1100 tons, belonging to Fielding, Brothers, & Co., of Liverpool, may be expected here in about a week.
IMPORTS.August 9.- New Liverpool, barque, from Plymouth 6C chests juice, 8 barrels soda, 1 barrel tartaric acid, 6 barrels ginger, 2 crates washing powder, 1 case isinglass, 17 tierces rice, 10 carro- teéis currants. 3 bales blankets, 6 tierces Bath bricks, 360 deals, 3 barrels saltpetre, 9 casks loaf sugar, 791 bars iron, 125 bundles iron, 510 sucks salt, 2 millstones, Heape & Grice; 3 pkts of merchandise, Jackson, Rae, & Co. ; 1 hogs- head port wine, 3 cases drilIs, Henry N. Smith ; 1 case boots and shoes, James Cusbert; 53 boxes slates, Thomas Splatt,
The NSW Passenger list here only shows the people covered by the scheme for Orphan females, plus 9 married couples without children, two widows - Catherine Grainger aged 31 with John aged 5 and Anna Maria aged 3, Mary Ann Murray aged 39 with Eliza aged 20 and Caroline aged 15, Single Females - Susan Burton teacher aged 33, Catherine Coming teacher aged 24, Eliza Quinn, needlewoman aged 30, and Jane Smirl with David Smirl both aged 20, and 201 orphan females aged between 14 and 19, from Ireland. There are 8 extra females listed in Victorian records.
See New Liverpool orphans employed, and the site Famine Orphan listing all the females involved.
PembertonFrom Rootsweb letter by Bill Fleming "The Pemberton left Plymouth on 29/1/1849 and arrived Melbourne 14/5/1849, later sailing with 37 girls on to Portland, arriving on 26/5/1849. Governor La Trobe built a new Orphan Barracks in Collins Street in April 1849, just in time for the arrival of the Pemberton, an orphan ship of 1250 tons, after a 113 day voyage. This vessel brought the largest consignment yet, 305 female orphans, who were well looked after by the ship's surgeon Dr John Sullivan during the voyage. The large ship was described as 'remarkably high and roomy between decks', enabling it to be kept in 'a superior state of cleanliness'. The main noteworthy incident of the voyage was when Captain John H. Richardson disrated the second mate for using obscene language in front of the girls, and sent him to dwell with ordinary seamen before the mast.
For individual girls http://www.irishfaminememorial.org/orphans/database/?surName=&firstName=&age=0&nativePlace=&parents=&religion=0&ship=10 example
Surname : Birmingham, First Name : Mary, Age on arrival : 15, Native Place : Rosscrea [Roscrea], Tipperary. Parents : Not recorded,
Religion : Roman Catholic, Ship name : Pemberton (Melbourne 1849), Other : Empl. Mr Skellett, Collins St., £8, 6 mths.
From my Fothergill family notes,
Maria Birmingham 1839 - 1918 dau of Thomas Birmingham and Margaret Keating, wed at St Peters Church of England, Melbourne, in 1852 #29432 to Thomas Turner Fothergill 1823 - 1905 son of Thomas Turner Fothergill and Isabella Halliday, and had 10 chn, lived in Melbourne, Taradale, Ballarat
Thetisarrived 15 Feb 1849 at Port Phillip, ship, 550 tons, J. Dodds, Commander, from London 10th October and Plymouth 19th October, with 235 Emigrants, — Bourne, Surgeon Superintenden.
Vic list, has 236 names, NSW list in families, is online here - Came with 170 in 32 families, on 7 pages - 27, 26, 28, 29, 29, 28 and 3 names, family38 - Joseph Trevena wife died, 12 couples; 44 men, 43 wives, 83 chn, one widower, and 19 single women and 45 single men, not being members of Families
began 1st Nov, 1998
Updated 30 Aug 2012 - revised to the end of 1844
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