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Emigrant Ships To Australia in 1856-1857

from British Parliamentary Papers, Colonial Land and Emigration Coms. 17th General Report, 1857 ; internet sources

Victoria | Van Dieman's Land | Western Australia | South Australia | New South Wales

Appendix No. 12

New South Wales

Return of Ships and Emigrants despatched by Public Funds to New South Wales, in [see 1855], 1856, and up to the 31st March 1857.

Name of
Vessel
Tonnage Contract
Price
per
Statute
Adult
Date of
Departure
Date of
Arrival
No. of
Days on
the
Voyage
Name of Surgeon
Superintendent
Number
of Emigrants
Number of Deaths
on the Voyage
Adults Children
under 14
Total
Souls
Adults Children
under 14
Total
Souls
M F M F
M F M F
    £ :: s :: d 1855 1855                        
Ramillies 740 15 : 15 : 06 25 July 19 Nov 117 S.W. Aldred 126 73 44 36 279 - - 3 1 4
Sabrina 673 14 : 04 : 08 8 Aug 27 Nov 111 T. Rowlands 121 86 35 34 276 3 3 - 2 8
Kate 904 13 : 06 : 00 15 Aug 4 Dec 111 W. Donaldson 117 147 32 27 323 1 - 1 - 2
Fortune 571 14 : 09 : 00 4 Sept 8 Dec 95 J.R. Marshall 98 76 21 29 224 - - 5 1 6
        1856                        
Bee 1,352 13 : 02 : 00 11 Sept 6 Jan 117 R. Allsop 132 218 38 42 430 2 2 - - 4
Cressy 720 12 : 08 : 06 29 Sept 12 Jan 105 James Barlas 57 171 18 18 264 - 1 - 1 2
Morayshire 832 12 : 04 : 06 7 Oct 19 Jan 104 J. Bleeck 80 169 44 30 323 No Deaths
James Fernie 1,037 12 : 18 : 06 24 Oct 24 Jan 92 W.J. Rowland 168 136 47 59 410 - - - 1
David McIver 862 13 : 04 :06 22 Nov 22 Feb 92 P. Culhane 127 181 22 25 355 1 1 - 2
Maitland 700 13 : 11 : 09 16 Dec 22 Apr 128 F.N. Greene 118 121 29 28 296 - 2 1 4
      1856                          
Phoebe Dunbar 704 13 : 12 06 22 Jan 09 May 108 H. Costerton 136 84 24 24 268  1 1 1 1 4
Robert Small 794 16 : 09 : 00 30 Jan 23 May 103 W. Arthur 107 123 38 45 313 - 2 - 2 4
Commodore Perry 2,143 15 : 10 : 03 17 Feb 01 May 74 D. Macosh 194 166 55 43 458  - - - 1 1
Persia 658 15 : 00 : 00 14 Mar 22 June 100 J. Belcher 119 84 32 25 260 - - 1 1
Sultana 588 14 : 12 : 00 14 Mar 27 June 107 J.S. Ireland 83 95 28 39 245 1 - 3 4
Ben Nevis 1,347 13 : 19 : 09 29 Mar 06 July 99 C. Chapman 160 109 32 32 333 - - - 1
Bermondsey 507 13 : 18 : 11 03 May 21 Aug 110 R.N. Low 97 72 19 21 209 - 2 - - 2
Herald 1,149 ? 13 : 12 : 03 15 May 21 Aug 98 P. Beal 151 117 40 41 349 - - 2 2 4
Lloyds 1,069 13 : 07 : 00 28 May 04 Sept 99 J.J. Evans 183 142 62 43 430 No Deaths
Lady McDonald 680 14 : 19 : 06 01 July 12 Oct 103 A.E. Davies 140 81 20 39 289 1 - 2 5 8
Nimroud 1,229 16 : 18 : 09 01 July 12 Oct 103 ---- 117 45 30 20 212 - - 1 - 1
Vocalist 1,020 13 : 09 : 03 04 July 09 Oct 97 W. Rutter 153 132 29 32 346 1 - 3 - 4
Winifred 1,468 13 : 03 : 00 27 July 01 Nov 97 O. Johnson 175 182 54 49 460 - - 3 4 7
Edward Oliver 1,167 12 : 15 : 03 23 Aug 22 Nov 91 J.E. Coward 150 110 47 44 351 - 1 1 3 5
Kate 904 12 : 12 : 00 06 Sept 23 Dec 108 C.A. Becke 154 111 20 18 312 - - 1 - 1
New Great Britain 621 13 : 19 : 09 20 Sept 06 Jan '57 108 E.H. Longstaff 118 72 41 31 262 No Deaths
Conway 1,148 12 : 19 : 03 21 Sept 30 Dec 100 R. Allsop 182 151 65 56 454 - 1 9 4 14
        1857                        
Plantagenet 809 13 : 03 : 04 12 Oct 10 Feb 124 R. Robertson 129 104 42 56 331 - - 2 2 4
Matoaka 1,227 13 : 04 : 09 21 Oct 22 Jan 93 G. Anderson
J.H.M. Alt
192 145 51 40 428 - 1 3 3 7
Hindostan 708 13 : 17 : 00 26 Oct 12 Feb 109 T. Lightfoot 109 106 23 37 275 - - 2 - 2
Emma 1,049 12 : 10 : 09 29 Oct 31 Jan 94 G.E.F. Hatch 167 143 55 51 416 - - 1 5 6
Parsee 1,166 14 : 11 : 08 14 Nov 09 Feb 87 C.H. Graham 211 111 50 50 422 1 - 13 14 28
Mary Ann, No. 1 957 13 : 12 : 08 28 Nov 19 Mar -- G. Spicer 119 149 40 31 339 - - - - -
Beejapore 1,676 13 : 03 : 03 02 Dec 14 Mar -- W.J. Rowland 193 167 48 65 473 - - - - -
Fitzjames 1,367 13 : 07 : 03 23 Dec 01 Apr -- G. Dodd 201 164 34 30 429 - - - - -
      1857                          
John and Lucy 1,236 13 : 09 : 01 28 Jan 06 May -- W. Donaldson 215 99 45 44 403 - - - - -
Golconda 1,124 13 : 09 : 00 03 Feb 25 May -- P. Culhane 180 125 51 36 302 - - - - -
* Boanerges 1,226 13 : 09 : 01 17 Feb -- -- E. French 207 168 32 49 456 - - - - -
Herefordshire 1,676 13 : 09 : 06 24 Feb 27 May -- G.H. Alloway 127 110 49 30 416 - - - - -
Hastings 1,132 14 : 09 : 03 24 Feb -- -- J.R. Tunmer 198 90 55 42 385 - - - - -
Anna Maria 487 15 : 15 : 00 07 Mar 25 Jun -- W. Thompson 80 71 28 28 216 - - - - -
Regina 676 15 : 19 : 00 17 Mar 23 Jun -- J. Wallis 110 98 35 48 291 - - - - -
Glen Isla 1,067 14 : 19 : 03 16 Mar 02 Jul -- W. Arthur 178 143 28 22 371 - - - - -
Tartar 567 14 : 14 : 08 31 Mar 27 Jul -- S.L. Crane 120 64 42 34 260 - - - - -

Artillerymen and Families
* This vessel having put into Cork to repair damages received in a gale at sea, sailed thence on the 30th March. She again met with bad weather, and losing her topmasts put into Plymouth on the 6th April. Such of her emigrants as desired to continue their voyage were sent forward in the Vocalist, which sailed on he 7th May [1857].

N.B.— From January 1st 1856, all persons above the age of 12 years are reckoned as adults.

Emigration Commission
8, Park Street, Westminster, 27th April 1857.
S. Walcott, Secretary

Appendix No. 13

Victoria

Return of Ships and Emigrants dispatched by Public Funds to Victoria, [see 1855], 1856, and up to the 31st March 1857.

Name of
Vessel
Tonnage Contract
Price
per
Statute
Adult
Date of
Departure
Date of
Arrival
No. of
Days on
the
Voyage
Name of Surgeon
Superintendent
Number
of Emigrants
Number of Deaths
on the Voyage
Adults Children
under 14
Total
Souls
Adults Children
under 14
Total
Souls
M F M F
M F M F
    £ :: s :: d 1855 1855                        
Tornado 1,220 17 : 15 : 00 14 Apr 15 July 92 D. Macosh 44 332 12 10 407 - 3 - - 3
Maria Hay 1,007 16 : 04 : 06 16 May 17 Aug 93 J.C. Sanger 64 227 33 42 366 - - 2 1 3
Cairngorm 1,161 15 : 19 : 06 2 June 5 Sept 95 A.S. Gray 151 154 25 40 370 - - 1 1 2
Western Bride 1,121 15 : 12 : 09 21 June 26 Sept 97 J.G. Winstone 79 226 26 50 381 - - - 1 1
Thames 829 15 : 11 : 00 9 July 11 Oct 94 C. Turner 58 166 27 39 290 - - - 2 2
Balmaguith 462 15 : 14 : 06 14 July 1 Nov 110 G. Tallis 94 75 13 26 208 No Deaths
Calliance 822 12 : 00 : 00 6 Oct 31 Dec 80 R.T. Webber 62 198 25 30 315 - 1 - - 1
        1856                        
John and Lucy 1,236 12 : 11 : 09 19 Oct 16 Jan 80 J.T.S. Jolley 68 279 13 19 379 No Deaths
Anna Maria 487 13 : 19 : 03 10 Nov 10 Feb 92 P. Arthur 79 93 13 21 206 - 1 - - 1
* Ocean Monarch 1,831 13 : 04 : 09 27 Nov 21 June 209 J.M. Burke 70 296 17 23 406 5 12 5 4 26
      1856                          
Earl Gray 760 14 : 16 : 06 31 Jan 06 June 127 J. Wallis 92 112 31 32 267 No Deaths
Fairlie 755 15 : 17 : 00 20 Feb 04 June 105 C. Lewis 103 125 40 42 310 - - - 1 1
Arthur the Great 1,380 16 : 17 : 00 09 Mar 04 June 87 H.J. Brownfield 126 226 59 53 464 1 2 - 3
Atalanta 930 16 : 10 : 00 27 Mar 15 June 80 J. Carroll 102 194 40 43 379 - 2 3 6 11
Omega 765 12 : 19 : 05 03 June 16 Sept 105 E. Govett 79 159 43 48 329 1 1 - 3 5
Almora 1,238 13 : 04 : 11 02 July 13 Sept 73 J.C. Sanger 85 267 37 51 440 - - 3 2 5
General Hewitt 1,055 13 : 04 : 00 04 July 09 Oct 97 G. Coward 156 134 30 37 363 - - 2 - 2
Euphrates 700 14 : 13 : 06 07 Aug 20 Nov 105 J.G. Winstone 123 79 32 37 273 - - 1 2 3
Nugget 1,123 12 : 17 : 05 17 Aug 15 Nov 90 R. Wilson 75 222 43 46 386 1 4 2 1 8
Severn 530 12 : 13 : 00 21 Aug 09 Dec 100 J.S. Wilkinson 120 71 21 25 237 - - 1 1 2
Medway 653 12 : 10 : 00 09 Sept 13 Dec 95 E. Keaney 40 169 20 29 258 - 1 - - 1
        1857                        
Thomas Arbuthnot 621 12 : 14 : 05 29 Sept 23 Jan 116 H. Lannigan 37 176 13 17 243 - 2 - - 2
Escort 765 13 : 15 : 05 02 Oct 16 Jan 107 F.H. Church 55 183 35 33 306 No Deaths
Balnaguith 461 14 : 06 : 00 05 Oct 14 Jan 101 W. Booker 87 68 26 35 216 - - 1 2 3
Arabian 1,067 13 : 05 : 00 15 Oct 24 Jan 101 J. McKenzie 97 191 42 45 375 - - - 1 1
Appleton 967 13 : 09 : 06 22 Oct 25 Jan 95 F.E. West 82 202 39 40 363 - - - 1 1
William 703 15 : 07 : 06 04 Nov 25 Jan 82 J.T.S. Jolley 121 87 33 30 280 No Deaths
Mary Ann No. 2 723 14 : 19 : 00 13 Nov 28 Jan 76 G. Tallis 154 74 28 35 291 - - 1 3 4
Herald of the Morning 1,355 13 : 09 : 05 19 Nov 01 Mar 102 T. Slater 70 287 51 52 460 - - 4 2 6
Admiral Boxer 1,116 13 : 11 : 03 03 Dec Mar -- A. Newbold 89 202 42 68 401 - - - - -
James Fernie 1,037 14 : 04 : 06 11 Dec Mar -- R.T. Webber 60 265 22 32 379 - - - - -
David McIver 862 14 : 00 : 03 25 Dec Apr -- E.W. Doman 84 222 39 32 377 - - - - -
Mountstuart Elphinstone 611 14 : 19 : 00 29 Dec Apr -- H. Rickards 50 169 28 32 279 - - - - -
      1857                          
Bee 1,352 13 : 02 : 00 14 Jan Apr -- J.S. Hughes 121 231 52 61 465 - - - - -
Sabrina 673 14 : 14 : 06 20 Jan Apr -- W.T. Molley 71 123 64 49 307 - - - - -
Grand Trianon 1,063 14 : 02 : 10 03 Feb May -- C.W. Kitching 108 210 48 50 416 - - - - -
Black Eagle 1,250 13 : 09 : 06 01 Mar June -- John Matthew Burke 151 206 58 66 481 - - - - -
Negotiator 1,017 13 : 07 : 03 03 Mar June -- J. Findlay 113 204 35 34 386 - - - - -
Castilian 1,063 13 : 05 : 00 11 Mar May -- H. Costerton 95 247 39 64 445 - - - - -
Tudor 1,064 14 : 11 : 03 28 Mar June -- F.N. Greene 106 184 41 62 396 - - - - -

This vessel sailed from Glasgow on the 19th January, but had to put into Greenock.
* This vessel was dismasted, and put into Rio de Janeiro on the 21st January for repairs, from which port she sailed on the 11th April.

N.B.— From January 1st 1856, all persons above the age of 12 years are reckoned as adults.

Emigration Commission,
8, Park Street, Westminster, 27th April 1857.

Appendix No. 14

South Australia

Return of Ships and Emigrants despatched by Public Funds to South Australia, [see 1855], 1856, and up to the 31st March 1857.

Name of
Vessel
Tonnage Contract
Price
per
Statute
Adult
Date of
Departure
Date of
Arrival
No. of
Days on
the
Voyage
Name of Surgeon
Superintendent
Number
of Emigrants
Number of Deaths
on the Voyage
Adults Children
under 14
Total
Souls
Adults Children
under 14
Total
Souls
M F M F
M F M F
    £ :: s :: d 1855 1855                        
Switzerland 640 15 : 09 : 03 16 June 11 Sept 87 Harold Owen 77 117 33 36 263 - - - 1 1
Oriental 580 15 : 11 : 09 23 June 1 Nov 131 William Arpthorp 75 125 20 41 261 2 1 1 1 5
Bucephalus 1,245 15 : 06 : 06 7 July 13 Oct 98 J. Baird 122 214 41 51 428 - - 1 3 4
Warren Hastings 587 15 : 09 : 06 11 July 10 Oct 91 T. Lightfoot 53 129 30 32 244 No Deaths
Victoria Regia 739 14 : 00 : 00 25 July 12 Nov 110 C.H. Graham 86 153 31 13 283 2 2 1 - 5
Royal Albert 663 13 : 17 : 05 16 Aug 1 Dec 108 S.L. Crane 74 128 36 35 273 - - - 2 2
Glentanner 610 13 : 17 : 03 23 Aug 26 Nov 95 J.S. Hughes 76 139 25 17 257 No Deaths
Agincourt 660 13 : 04 : 06 4 Sept 4 Dec 91 A. Newbold 87 131 8 14 240 - - - 1 1
        1856                        
Nimroud 943 12 : 17 :03 16 Sept 31 Dec '55 123 Thomas Slater 97 185 25 36 313 2 1 1 - 4
Fitzjames 1,307 12 : 00 : 00 3 Oct 31 Dec '55 89 F.H. Church 128 247 29 26 430 - - 2 - 2
Australia 721 12 : 11 : 03 14 Oct 08 Feb 117 Henry Thomas Parke 85 144 22 22 273 - - 2 3 5
Navarino 550 13 : 14 : 06 11 Nov 08 Mar 118 William Campbell 79 91 37 29 236 - 1 1 - 2
Lord Raglan 756 13 : 10 : 00 13 Nov 07 Feb 86 Robert Pridie 119 112 31 32 294 6 2 1 1 10
Duchess of Northumberland 650 13 : 11 : 00 26 Nov 28 Feb 94 Charles W. Kitching 90 90 31 35 246 1 1 1 2 5
Violet 561 13 : 15 : 06 19 Dec 13 Apr 116 J.R. Tunmer 101 85 34 20 240 - 1 4 1 6
      1856                          
Amazon 791 13 : 09 : 00 02 Jan 07 Apr 96 Ed.W. Doman 139 80 37 42 298 - - 1 - 1
Aurora 536 13 : 17 : 06 19 Jan 22 May 124 Thomas Le Gay Holthouse 107 54 24 35 220 2 1 1 1 5
Gomelza 521 16 : 19 : 06 02 Mar 12 June 102 Henry Thomas Cornelius 119 73 26 25 245 1 - - - 1
Hooghly 540 13 : 19 : 00 13 Apr 12 Aug 121 J. Spencer 115 78 25 34 252 No Deaths
Eliza 912 13 : 12 : 05 20 May 20 Aug 92 W.H. Pearse 138 97 54 48 337 2 - 2 2 6
Aliquis 1,247 13 : 04 : 00 04 June 26 Aug 83 D.B. North 211 126 47 51 435 1 - 1 2 4
Blundell 573 12 : 18 : 11 16 June 11 Oct 117 F. Martin 108 68 31 32 242 1 1 4 2 8
Switzerland 640 13 : 04 : 03 19 July 27 Oct 100 J. O'Donnell 111 68 26 41 246 - - 1 3 4
Lord Hungerford 928 12 : 17 : 00 02 Aug 01 Dec 121 William Leahy Echlin 166 74 40 20 300 1 - 6 - 7
Nabob 840 13 : 07 : 06 31 Aug 23 Dec 124 C. Kitching senior 153 96 34 45 328 - - 3 1 4
        1857                        
Marion 884 13 : 10 : 00 07 Oct 19 Jan 105 Mark Kebbell 149 79 41 44 313 1 - - - 1
Burlington 774 13 : 18 : 00 28 Oct 13 Feb 109 Edward P. McLoghlin 148 81 40 30 302 - - - 1 1
Monsoon 1,084 13 : 00 : 10 10 Dec 17 Mar 98 F.W. Johnson 179 122 46 51 388 - - - - -
Royal Albert 663 12 : 19 : 00 21 Dec 29 Mar 99 William Arpthorpe 135 71 32 23 260 - - - - -
      1857                          
Carnatic 632 14 : 07 : 00 24 Jan 28 Apr -- William Campbell 140 79 26 39 284 - - - - -
Tantivy 1,040 13 : 13 : 00 25 Feb 04 June -- James Barlas 108 70 28 36 341 - - - - -
Gilmore 630 14 : 03 : 09 10 Mar 03 July -- L. Herbert 122 76 39 33 270 - - - - -

N.B.— From January 1st 1856, all persons above the age of 12 years are reckoned as adults.

Emigration Commission
8, Park Street, Westminster, 27th April 1857.

Appendix No. 15

Western Australia

Return of Ships and Emigrants dispatched by Public Funds to Western Australia in 1854, 1855 and 1856.

Name of Vessel Tonnage Contract
Price
per
Statute
Adult
Date of Departure Date of Arrival No. of Days on the Voyage Name of Surgeon Superintendent Number of Emigrants Number of Deaths on the Voyage
Adults Children under 14 Total Souls Adults Children under 14 Total Souls
M F M F M F M F
    £ :: s :: d 1854 1854                        
Esmeralda 470 22 : 07 : 06 24 June 14 Oct 112 A. Newbold 64 85 27 29 205 - - 1 1 2
        1855                        
Berkshire 582 14 : 19 : 06 03 Dec 13 Mar 110 H.C. Kingstone 92 102 18 26 238 - 1 - - 1
      1855                          
* Sir William Folkes 270 21 : 00 : 00 13 Aug 17 Dec 126 -- 2 8 5 4 19 No Deaths
      1856                          
Shanghae 451 18 : 08 : 00 04 June 07 Nov 153 A.D. White 32 48 8 5 93 No Deaths
        1857                
* Lady Amherst 446 18 : 00 : 00 06 Nov 19 Feb -- -- - 1 2 - 3 No Deaths

N.B.— From January 1st 1856, all persons above the age of 12 years are reckoned as adults.

* Private vessels

Emigration Commission,
8, Park Street, Westminster, 27th April 1857.

Appendix No. 16

Van Diemen's Land

Return of Ships and Emigrants dispatched by Public Funds to Van Diemen's Land in 1855 and 1856.

Name of Vessel Tonnage Contract
Price
per
Statute
Adult
Date of Departure Date of Arrival No. of Days on the Voyage Name of Surgeon Superintendent Number of Emigrants Number of Deaths on the Voyage
Adults Children under 14 Total Souls Adults Children under 14 Total Souls
M F M F M F M F
    £ :: s :: d 1854 1854                        
Duchess of Northumberland 543 18 : 07 : 06 10 Aug 22 Dec 134 J.P. Julian 54 143 26 33 256 - - - 2 2
William Hammond 685 17 : 04 : 04 30 Sept 25 Dec 83 J. Belcher 47 171 16 24 258 - - 1 2 3
        1855                        
Raleigh 491 17 : 00 : 00 11 Dec 24 Mar 103 J.R. Tunmer 52 56 42 23 173 - - 1 2 3
      1855                          
* Donald McKay 2,594 18 : 18 : 00 06 June ** 06 Sept ** 92 -- 6 13 5 2 26 No Deaths
      1856                          
* Irene —26 21 : 00 : 00 21 Jan 09 May 103 -- 1 2 1 2 6 No Deaths
* Antipodes 648 21 : 00 : 00 26 June 29 Sept -- -- 4 1 - - 5 No Deaths
        1857                
* Great Tasmania 2,143 18 : 00 : 00 26 Oct 27 Jan 74 John Henry Patrick Oldminder 1 2 - - 3 - - - - -

N.B.— From January 1st 1856, all persons above the age of 12 years are reckoned as adults.

* These were all private ships
** arrived at Port Phillip 21st August 1855 after a passage of 81 days ; 31 unassisted emigrants on to Launceston per Royal Shepherd arriving 03 Sep 1855 ; 120 unassisted emigrants on to Hobart per City of Hobart arriving 06 Sep 1855.
ex- Japan ; renamed Great Tasmania, registered at Liverpool, 1,964 tons ; sailed from Liverpool 14th November 1856 ; total of 522 emigrants on board

Emigration Commission,
8, Park Street, Westminster, 27th April 1857.

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