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Kindly transcribed and submitted to TheShipsList by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources, cited below.
Return to SA Passenger Lists,1847-1886

barque British Empire, 640 tons, Captain James McEwen, from London 18th April 1850 / Plymouth 30th April 1850, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 14th August 1850.

The South Australian Register Thursday 15th August 1850:-
Wednesday 14th August, the barque British Empire, 612 tons [sic - 640 tons], McEwen, Master, from London 18th April and Plymouth 30th April.
Passengers: Mr. Robert Had, Mr. F.W. Stokes and Dr. Colthurst in the Cabin, and the following Government Emigrants in steerage. — 7th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1850 ; Richard Colthurst, surgeon-superintendent ; no births nor deaths reported on the passage.

note: where maiden name of wife is indicated, it has been included in the given name column within ( ) ; the passenger list comprises three sections arranged alphabetically, i families, ii single men, iii single women ; transcriber notes in italics.
Names Age Occupation B-index Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Families
Anderson John 32 Farm Servant 26/3 Fife  
  Margaret 24        
  John 1        
Billing John 34 Farm Servant - Middlesex  
  Elizabeth 27        
Blatchford Stephen 56 Agr. Labourer 131/2 Hants.  
  Jane 46        
  Ellen 22 Servant     with parents
  Elizabeth 20 Servant     with parents
  Francis 18 Farm Servant     with parents
  Henry 16 Agr. Labourer     with parents
  Kate 13        
  Ann 11        
  William 9        
Brittain William 24 Labourer 177/1 Wilts.  
  Sarah 24        
  Joseph inf        
Cadd Thomas 34 Agr. Labourer 223/1 Bucks.  
  Ann (Neal) 34        
  Elizabeth 13        
  Edmund 10        
  Mary A. 7        
  Sarah 5        
  Reuben 3        
  child inf       born at sea ?
Chandler James 46 Labourer 257/1 Hants.  
  Edith 47        
  Elizabeth 13        
  Anne 11        
  Sarah 9        
  Eliza 7        
Cocking Phillip 50 Labourer 292/2 Cornwall  
  Ann 48        
  Jane 12        
  Rosina 8        
  Emily 5        
Crier William 24 Labourer 342/1 Northampton  
  Jane 25        
  Mary 2        
  Charles 1        
  Reuben inf        
Daw William 33 Labourer 368/1 Gloucester listed as "Dam"
  Sarah 29        
  Henry 4        
  Prudence inf        
Dawson Henry 47 Labourer 387/1 Monaghan  
  Martha 47        
  William 20 Labourer      
  Elizabeth 18 Servant      
  Henry 16 Labourer      
  James 14 Labourer      
  John 11        
Dealbridge Edward 39 Mason 391/2 Cornwall  
  Mary 34        
  Elizabeth 18        
  Edward 14        
  Mary 12        
  Isaac 11        
  Eliza 8        
  John 4        
  Louisa 3        
  Lydia 1        
Durdin John 25 Labourer 443/3 Warwick Durden ?
  Martha (Jarvis) 28        
  Charles 2        
  William 1        
English Edward 39 Labourer 471/2 Queens co., Ire.  
  Mary 37        
  John 11        
  William 7        
  Edward 5        
  Robert 3        
  Jane inf        
English William 48 Labourer 471/2 Queens co., Ire.  
  Frances 40        
  Frances 9        
  Margaret 6        
  Jane 4        
Ferrier George 29 Labourer 494/1 Sussex  
  Charlotte 25        
  Fanny 8        
  Jane 6        
  George 3        
  Mary 1        
Gray William 25 Labourer 608/3 Cornwall  
  Elizabeth 24        
  Emily 1        
Jarvis William 32 Labourer 833/2 Middlesex  
  Emma (Gerrard) 33        
  William Henry 1        
Kick John 35 Labourer 905/2 Somerset listed as "Kiek"
  Jane 28        
  Betsy 5        
  Thomas 2        
Kirkpatrick John 23 Labourer 916/3 co. Down, Ire.  
  Nancy 24        
Loveland Edward 26 Servant - Kent  
  Esther 27        
Manning Patrick 38 Labourer 1013/2 Queens co., Ire.  
  Margaret 35        
  Jake 14        
  James 10        
  Jade 7        
Meill Thomas 21 Labourer 1105/1 Wilts.  
  Ellen (Gale) 21        
Molony Thomas 36 Labourer 1126/2 Clare, Ire.  
  Bridget 36        
  Bridget inf        
North Thomas 21 Labourer 1196/3 Hants.  
  Jane 18        
Preston Charles 29 Labourer 1308/3 Berks.  
  Martha 29        
  Thomas 2        
Ralph Maurice 25 Labourer 1328/2 Gloucester  
  Mary 28        
  Wickham inf        
Rice Thomas 40 Labourer 1348/3 Bucks.  
  Jane 40        
  Edwin 18        
  Mark 15        
  Ezra 12        
  Abel 10        
  Obediah 7        
  Levi 4        
Roberts Joseph 23 Labourer 1356/1 Cornwall  
  Elizabeth 30        
Rose William 32 Labourer 1386/1 Kent  
  Ann 32        
  William 4        
Ryne Patrick 28 Labourer 1413/3 Clare  
  Mary 26        
  Bridget 3        
Strong Frederick 21 Carpenter 1558/3 Hampshire  
  Elizabeth 21        
Taylor Richard 24 Farm Servant 1581/2 Kent  
  Ann 17        
Waite William 39 Shepherd 1657/2 Gloucester  
  Martha 32        
  Mary A. 9        
  Walter 7        
  Martha 5        
Walker William 34 Labourer 1661/3 Fermanagh  
  Elizabeth 35        
  Mary 2        
  Elizabeth 1        
Walker William Henry 30 Agr. Labourer 1662/2 Dublin  
  Ellen (O'Shea) 25        
  Henry 5        
  John James 2        
Wall William 34 Labourer 1663/3 Clare  
  Anne (McMahon) 33        
  Mary 9        
  William 3        
Wallis George 23 Carpenter - Middlesex  
  Elizabeth 24        
  George 3   1665/2    
  Elizabeth 1        
Webb George 24 Labourer - Wilts.  
  Elizabeth 25        
  Sarah 3        
Williams Thomas 28 Labourer 1721/2 Wilts.  
  Harriet 26        
  Elizabeth 7        
  William 5        
  John 3        
 
Names Age Occupation B-index Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Adrian George 20 Farm Servant 9/3 Wicklow  
Anderson Robert 29 Farm Servant 28/1 Fife  
Arnold John 20 Farm Servant 38/2 Leitrim  
Baker Charles 17 Farm Servant 60/1 Norfolk  
Bull George 18 Labourer 200/1 Wilts.  
Bidwell Henry 18 Labourer - Somerset  
Blackwell William 24 Labourer - Kings co. Ire.  
Carruthers Robert 28 Shepherd 243/2 Cumberland  
Clifford John 19 Labourer 285/3 Wilts.  
Cocking John 16 Labourer 292/2 Cornwall ? with parents
Davidson Edward 20 Labourer - Cavan, Ire.  
Dawson Samuel 21 Labourer 387/2 Monaghan  
Dolman John 22 Labourer 415/2 Wilts.  
Downing James 21 Labourer 425/3 Cornwall  
Drage James 16 Labourer 427/2 Northampton  
Drage John 20 Labourer 427/2 Northampton  
Durden James 30 Labourer 443/3 Warwick Durdin ?
Edginton James 28 Labourer - Cavan, Ire.  
English Richard 25 Labourer 471/2 Queens co., Ire. ? with parents
Flaherty James 23 Labourer 508/1 Clare, Ire.  
Garrington Phillip 21 Labourer 551/1 Westmeath  
Gidley John 20 Labourer 565/3 Devon  
Goulter George 18 Labourer 597/3 Gloucester  
Gwynne John 18 Labourer - Montgomery  
Hardy Thomas 20 Labourer 670/3 Somerset  
Hawthorne Edward 18 Labourer 700/2 Cavan, Ire.  
Hawthorne Thomas 20 Labourer 700/2 Cavan, Ire.  
Hillyer James 23 Labourer - Devon  
Latimer Francis 25 Labourer - Leitrim  
Lyon William 24 Labourer 991/3 Middlesex  
Manners [!] Joseph 19 Labourer 1012/2 Wilts.  
Manning Daniel 22 Labourer 1012/3 Wilts.  
Manning Martin 28 Labourer 1013/2 Wilts.  
Manning Patrick 26 Labourer 1013/2 Wilts.  
McManus Henry 20 Labourer - Cavan, Ire.  
Milburn William 24 Shepherd 1109/1 Cumberland  
Price George 18 Labourer - Wicklow  
Purcell Phillip 27 Labourer - Somerset  
Swanborough Henry 21 Labourer - Wilts.  
Shea Jeremiah 15 Farm Boy - Kerry  
Summerton Stephen 20 Farm Servant 1564/2 Northampton  
Trenoweth Henry 30 Shepherd - Norfolk  
Wallis Fred. 16 Carpenter 1665/2 Middlesex  
Wilcox Edmond 20 Labourer 1710/2 Somerset  
Yourrell Michael 19 Labourer 1757/3 Clare. Ire.  
 
Single Women
Horrett
Sarah 37 Matron   Montgomery  
Blackwell Maria 22 Servant   Somerset  
Block Margaret 28 Servant   Queens co., Ire.  
Cocking Caroline 19 Servant   Cornwall ? with parents
Cocking Grace 14 Servant   Cornwall ? with parents
Cocking Nancy 21 Servant   Cornwall ? with parents
Donovan Bridget 24 Servant   Dublin  
English Alicia 23 Servant   Queens co., Ire. ? with parents
English Anne 17 Servant   Queens co., Ire. ? with parents
English Eliza 26 Servant   Queens co., Ire. ? with parents
English Sarah 21 Servant   Queens co., Ire. ? with parents
Gidley Elizabeth 18 Servant   Devon  
Hardy Johanna 23 Dairy Maid   Somerset  
Jarvis Mary 23 Servant   Cornwall  
Kenny Margaret 22 Servant   Kilkenny  
Kinsella Eliza 28 Servant   Dublin  
Madgerick Margaret 15 Servant   Sussex  
Manning Anne 20 Servant   Wilts.  
Manning Bridget 23 Servant   Wilts.  
Manning Honora 22 Servant   Wilts.  
Martin Rebecca 25 Servant   Dublin  
McManus Ellen 22 Servant   Cavan, Ire.  
McManus Mary 24 Servant   Cavan, Ire.  
Nosworthy Mary 20 Servant   Devon  
O'Brien Mary 18 Servant   Clare, Ire.  
Pratt Margaret 19 Servant   Dublin  
Ringwood Mary 29 Servant   Queens co., Ire.  
Scourse Elizabeth 18 Servant   Cornwall  
Thompson Mary 30 Servant   Monaghan  
Walker Eleanor 36 Servant   Fermanagh  
Whiteley Catherine 18 Servant   Kent  

Sources: State Library South Australia, official passenger lists, mainly of immigrants arriving in South Australia under United Kingdom assisted passage schemes, 1847-1886 GRG 35/48a (formely ACC 313); Sydney Shipping Gazette; South Australian Register; The South Australian Government Gazette; Biographical index SA 1836-1885 (the B-index column indicates individuals who may be found in that index, with corresponding reference number for further research)

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