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Emigrant Ships To The West Indies in The 1850s

From British Parliamentary Papers, 1856 XXIV [2089],393

Return of Ships and Emigrants despatched from Calcutta to the West Indies during the Seasons 1854-55 and 1855-56.

British Guiana

Ship
Sailing Date Date of Arr. Days
Numbers Embarked
Births Deaths
No.
Landed
Adults
Child
under 14
Inf. Total
M
F
M
F
Henry Moore 27 Sept 1854 30 Dec 1854
94
289
52
15
4
11
371
2
9
364
Southampton 3 Nov " 29 Jan 1855
86
289
54
8
6
5
362
2
4
361
Bellairs 18 Nov " 18 Feb "
92
207
36
7
7
6
263
-
3
260
Assaye 22 Dec " 20 Mar "
88
301
38
8
5
11
363
-
19
344
Devonshire 10 Jan 1855 13 Apr "
93
254
55
5
6
7
327
-
9
318
Royal George 31 Jan " 9 May "
98
210
35
14
1
11
271
-
9
262
Thetis 10 Feb " 19 May "
98
176
54
10
3
10
253
-
9
241
Apolline 27 Feb " 14 June "
107
144
25
2
1
1
173
1
1
173

Total

1,870
349
69
33
61
2,383
6
63
2,326
*Canning 18 Oct 1855 - -
212
76
15
9
8
320
.
.
.
*Empress Eugenie 3 Dec " - -
214
80
8
4
9
315
.
.
.
*Thomas Hamlin 16 Feb 1856 - -
211
88
25
7
10
341
.
.
.
* Taken up by Mr Caird in India  
Emigration Commission

8, Park Street, Westminster, 7th April 1855.


S. Walcott, Secretary.

Appendix No. 22

Return of Ships and Emigrants despatched from Calcutta to the West Indies during the Season 1855-56.

Trinidad

Ship Date of Sailing Date of Arrival No of Days on the Voyage Numbers embarked Births on the Voyage Deaths on the Voyage No. landed
Adults Children under 10 yrs Infants Total
M F M F
  1855
*Scindian 16 Dec - - 177 64 9 9 8 267 - - -
  1856
Agincourt 19 Jan - - 261 76 14 13 10 374 - - -
* Taken up by Mr. Caird in India .
Emigration Commission,

8, Park Street, Westminster, 7th April 1856.

S. Walcott, Secretary.

Appendix No. 63.

List of the Chinese Labourers imported at the Havana, with the Dates, Names of Vessels, and Consignees.

Dates of Arrivals Vessels' Names Where from Consignees Ship's Tonnage No of Asiatics Remarks
Spanish British Portuguese American
1847        
June 3 Oquendo Amoy Arrietta
350
-
-
-
200
The Coolies by the "Blenheim" and "Panama" got intermixed at the Quarantine ground, and could not be separated afterwards; there were originally on board the two vessels 803, so that 323 died! Of the "Gertrude's" 452 died! Of the "Medina's" 50 died, 3 of "Inchinnan's," 56 of the "Sopho's," and 3 to 5 per cent. of the rest by British vessels.
July 20 Duke of Argyle Do. Peñasco
-
629
-
-
400
1853
Mar 10 Blenheim Do. Villoldo & Co
-
808
-
-
480
Mar 14 Panama Do. Do.
-
522
-
-
" Gertrude Do. Do.
-
605
-
-
198
Mar 30 Inchinnan Do. Do.
-
565
-
-
335
Apr 17 Sophia Macao Pereda & Co
-
-
240
-
233
Apr 21 Lady Amherst Amoy Villoldo & Co
-
440
-
-
225
May 2 Viagente Macao Pereda & Co
-
-
376
-
249
May 11 Sir Thos. Gresham Amoy Villoldo & Co
-
594
-
-
320
May 22 Columbus Do. Do.
-
408
-
-
266
June 27 Bella Gallega Do. Pereda & Co.
800
-
-
-
381
Aug 30 Sappho Do. Villoldo & Co
-
446
-
-
194
Sept 1 Medina Do. Do.
-
960
-
-
380
1854
May 18 Menzies Sivatao Pereda & Co
-
448
-
-
299
May 23 Emigrante Macao Do.
-
-
630
-
539
1855 . . .
.
.
.
.
.
Apr 8 Bella Gallega Sivatao Do.
433
-
-
-
396
Apr 23 Roxburgh Castle Amoy Do.
-
1,121
-
-
575
May 30 Carpentaria Sivatao Do.
-
1,460
-
-
704
June 30 Martin Luther Do. Do.
-
1,241
-
-
577
July 22 Hound Macao Do.
-
-
-
713
228
July 24 Sky Lark Sivatao Do.
-
-
-
1,200
532

Total  

7,711

New York Times, June 6, 1853 submitted by Harry Dodsworth

On the 22nd inst. [May], the British ship Columbus, [captain] HOLTON, arrived at this port [Havana], 135 days from Amoa and St. Helena, with 266 Asiatic colonists on board - 36 deceased on the voyage. By the previous vessel, which arrived on the 10th inst., but one died, and two jumped overboard and were lost. The whole number of coolies shipped for account of VILOLDO, WARDROF & Co., 2,315; died on the voyage, 233; and received at Havana, 1,982 - the greatest mortality having been on board of the ship Gertrude, Capt. Campbell, - 146 deaths out of 299 - arrived the 14th of February last.

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