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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 Calphurnia, 671 tons (722 new tons), Captain James Nicholson, from London 1st December 1848 & Plymouth 10th December 1848, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 28th March 1849 . . passengers landed 2nd April 1849

The London Times Nov 11, 1848:

FOR ADELAIDE direct, to sail punctually 22d November, the new British-built ship CALPHURNIA, A 1 12 years, 722 tons register. JAMES NICHOLSON, Commander; lying at the Jetty, London Docks. This splendid ship has a spacious poop, with every accommodation for the comfort and convenience of passengers, and will carry an experienced surgeon. For terms of freight and Passage apply to Henry and Calvert Toulmin, 31, Great St. Helen's, Bishopsgate-street.
Construction: 1848 in Sunderland. Owners: Toulmin & Co. Port of registry: London

Dec 2, 1848 shipping news:
Gravesend, Dec. 1.
Wind, W.N.W., fresh. Sailed--the Calpurnia, for Adelaide

South Australian Register Wednesday 4th April 1849

The barque Calphurnia, 671 tons, James Nicholson, Master, from London the 10th December 1848.
Passengers: Mr. J.C. Bray & two sons, Mr. John & Mrs. Sarah Higginson and Dr. Kennedy surgeon-superintendent in the cabin, and the following government emigrants in the steerage, 113 male adults, 98 female adults, 43 male children & 40 female children. . . . — 6th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1849 ; four births and two deaths on the passage, Dr. Kennedy, surgeon-superintendent.

South Australian Register Tuesday 3rd April 1849
On board the Calphurnia there were four births and two deaths. One boy, 13 years of age fell overboard last week ; every exertion to save him was made by the captain but without success. William Crisp, the second officer, died early in January of inflammatory fever; greatly respected by all on board. The Calphurnia spoke the William Watson the end of February ; also a Dutch ship which had spoken the Coromandel on the 1st March ; the latter may be hourly expected.

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 & children ; transcriber notes in italics

Names Age Occupation B-index Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Families
Baker James (alias Edward) - - - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Barwick John - - - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Beard Robert 49 Farm Labourer - -  
  Susan 28        
  Sydney 2        
             
Bell Benjamin 38 Carpenter 106/3 Yorkshire  
  Mary Ann 42        
             
Bourne S. -   - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
             
Bowman John - - - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  James -        
  Alexander -        
  John -        
  William -        
  Agnes -        
             
Bristow Henry 29 Brush Maker 176/3 Yorkshire  
  Hannah (Arthington) 26        
  Charles 2        
  Joseph inf        
             
Bullimore James 32 Labourer 201/1 Yorkshire Bulmere
  Mary A. 24        
             
Bunter William - - - -  
  wife -        
  & children -       number of children not indicated
             
Charlick Richard 27 Wood Turner 263/2 -  
  Janet (Wilson) 27        
  Henry 3        
  Mary A. 2        
             
Clark Edmund - - 276/1 -  
  Selina -        
             
Clarkson Henry - - 281/2 -  
  Mary Ann -        
  Jane -        
             
Cornwall Charles - - - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Daggatt Joseph - - 363/3 -  
  Caroline -        
Daggatt Edward ? -        
             
Dillon Jeremiah 30 - 405/1 Ireland  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Edmunds Daniel 41 General Labourer 455/1 -  
  Mary 45        
  Robert 14        
  George 8        
  Mary 6        
  Sarah 2        
             
Fenwick William 25 Carpenter - -  
  Sarah 22        
  Elizabeth inf        
             
Gilbert James 22 Carpenter - - brother ?
  Mary 21       sister ?
             
Green John ? Farrier - - age 33 ?
  Olivia 25        
             
Grewer Archibald - - - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Gwillin Thomas 22 Whitesmith - - Gwillim ?
  Ann 24        
             
Highdale Ann - - - - single parent
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Hill William 48 Smith 741/1 -  
  Sarah 47        
  Frederick 14        
  Frank 10        
  Henry 7        
  Emily 5        
  Charlotte 1        
  child -       adult children listed below?
  child -      
             
Hodson Benjamin - - 755/2    
  Hannah -        
             
Hosey George 50 Labourer 778/1 -  
  Ellen 39        
             
Hutchinson Joseph - - 804/1 -  
  wife -        
  child -        
             
Hyde Charles - - 806/2 -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Iseton William 30 Harness Maker - -  
  Ann 19        
             
Jones Samuel - - 862/2 -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Jordan William 25 Brick Layer 866/1 -  
  Emma 24        
  Maria E. 2        
  Emma inf        
             
Langley Isaac - - - -  
  Henrietta -        
             
Miller John - - 1110/3 -  
  Rose -        
  Isabella -        
             
Newman George N. 40 General Labourer 1178/2 -  
  Elizabeth 38        
  George N. 14        
  Mary A. 10        
  Sophia 2        
  Benjamin inf        
             
Patterson Charles - - 1248/2 Angus, Scotland  
  May (Gall) -        
  Charles 2   1248/2    
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Rabone Thomas - - - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Saunders Richard 35 Labourer 1430/1 -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Scott T. - - - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
             
Sedery Charles 26 Porter 1459/3 -  
  Mary 20        
             
Sherwin husband - - 1480/1 -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Stringer John 25 Butcher - -  
  Caroline 23       died at sea
             
Swallow Hiram 33 Engineer 1567/1 -  
  Eliza -        
  Mary -        
             
Swinson William J. 30 Harness Maker - -  
  Ann -        
             
Tomlinson Thomas 35 Frame Smith 1610/1 -  
  Hannah 35        
  William 11        
  Elizabeth 9        
             
Trotman M. - - - -  
  A. -        
             
Tucker Jesse 32 General Servant 1624/2 -  
  Sarah 34        
  James 4        
  Jesse 2        
             
Uffindell Thomas E. 24 Printer 1636/1 Middlesex  
  Mary (Hutchinson) 22        
  Mary A. 1        
  Arthur inf        
             
Walker William - - - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
             
Willoughby William - - - -  
  Mary -        
             
Wilton William 31 Carpenter - -  
  Ann 67 ? widow ?      
  William H. 7        
  Ann 4        
  Harriet 1        
  Thomas 21 Carpenter      
  Eliza 19 wife of Thomas      
             
Wood Perry 38 Butcher 1738/1 Lambeth, Surrey  
  Louisa (Berry) 39       Louisa (Miell / Berry) ?
  William Frederick 17        
  George 15        
  Thomas 13        
  Louisa 11        
  Olivia 10        
  child ?       infant ?
             
Wright David 35 Agr. Labourer - -  
  Harriet 35        
Buxton George 15       Buston ?
Buxton Edward 12       Buston ?
Wright Fanny 8        
  William 6        
             
Young John - - - -  
  wife -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
  child -        
 
Names Age Occupation B-index Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Single Men & child
Adams Thomas - - 7/1 -  
Amos Thomas - - 24/1 -  
Buxton Edward - - - - see Wright family above
Buxton George - - - - see Wright family above
Bleechmore Edward - - - -  
Bleechmore James - - - -  
Bleechmore Joseph Edwin 17 Agr. Labourer 131/3 -  
Bowdenrock James 18 Labourer 153/2 -  
Carter Charles William 19 Labourer - -  
Chapman Thomas 27 Labourer 261/1 -  
Chapman William 28 Labourer 261/2 -  
Cleasby John C. 28 Labourer 283/1 -  
Colhourne Charles 18 Labourer 295/1 - Colbourne
Cook James - - - -  
Cook William - - - -  
Dalton William - - - -  
Dalton True ? 22 Miller - -  
Davidson / Davison John 22 Blacksmith 376/3 -  
Devonish James 23 Labourer 401/2 -  
Dickson Henry 27 - 403/3 -  
Fern B. - - - -  
Fox F. - - - -  
Fraser R. - - - -  
Gaynor H. - - - -  
Gilbert James - - - - see family above
Gutteridge James - - 632/1 -  
Hall John 17 Porter 647/2 -  
Harris Edwin - - - -  
Hill William C. 22 Clerk - -  
Hooper Henry - - - -  
Hunter Herbert 14 Farm Labourer 798/3 -  
Hutchins George 20 Porter 803/2 -  
Kelloway Thomas 26 Warehouseman - - Kennedy ?
Kent M. - - - - Ann ?
Knight Edward 38 Painter 926/2 -  
Lamb Alexander 25 Carpenter - -  
Lewis J. - - - -  
Matthews William 20 Hatter 1039/3 -  
McDonald H. - - - -  
Mead B. - - 1088/2 -  
Morgan James 28 Carpenter - -  
Nichols Edward - - - -  
Parker H. - - 1238/1 -  
Pate / Patre C. - - - -  
Pritchard George - - - -  
Quick James 18 Carpenter 1320/3 -  
Quin F. - - 1321/3 -  
Rigley James - - - - Rigney
Rigley J. - - - - Rigney
Roberts John 22 Labourer 1364/2 -  
Rose John - - - -  
Smith H. - - - -  
Stocks M. - - - -  
Swan F. - - - -  
Thomas John 20 Agr. Labourer 1593/2 -  
Thomson Edmund 33 Labourer 1601/3 - single parent
Thomson Edmund 3 child 1601/3    
Tucker John - - - -  
Turner J. - - - -  
Warham William 21 Compositor 1673/3 -  
Woodward C. - - - -  
Worral Samuel - - 1746/1 -  
Worral Thomas - - 1746/1 -  
 
Single Women
Allen Jane - -   -  
Baker Harriet - -   -  
Baker Mary Ann - -   -  
Bennett Rhoda - -   -  
Brady Mary - -   -  
Brown Hannah - -   -  
Brown Emma - -   -  
Cargill Jean - -   -  
Carron Mary - -   - Cauton
Carron Sarah - -   - Cauton
Edwards Caroline - -   -  
Edwards Emma - -   -  
Edwards Mary A. - -   -  
Gilbert Mary - -   - see family above
Griffiths Mary - -   -  
Haynes Ann - -   -  
Hill Maria - -   -  
Hiram Eliza - -   -  
Iley Jane - -   -  
McGrath Ann - -   -  
Ruff Ann - -   -  

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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