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

barque Duchess of Northumberland, 542 tons, Captain G. McHardy, from Southampton 27th November 1855, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 29th February 1856

South Australian Register Saturday 1st March 1856

Friday February 29th, 1856 [a leap year]:- the barque Duchess of Northumberland, 542 tons, G. McHardy, Master, from Southampton November 27th
Passengers: Mr. C.W. Kitching, surgeon-superintendent in the cabin and the following emigrants in the steerage. . . . — 6th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1856 ; 1 birth and 5 deaths on the passage ; Mr. Charles W. Kitching , surgeon-superintendent.

from Lloyd's Register 1839-1844
DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839-1844
Master: Captain Roxburg (1839); Captain Geare (1839-43); Captain C. Scott (1844)
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1834, 1840 & 1844
Tonnage: 541 tons
Construction: 1834 in Sunderland
Owners: Parkin & Co. (1839-43); Dunbar & Co. (1844)
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Sydney (1839); South Australia (1840); Bombay (1844)
 
The South Australian Government Gazette 1866 p. 91
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
Burchell, Elizabeth 13 December 7th, 1855 Quinsey at sea
McBain, Sophia
(McBain, Lachlan)
13 December 10th, 1855 Fever at sea
Milward, Edgar 1 February 10th, 1856 Marasmus at sea
Jessup, Eliza
(Jessop)
25 February 13th, 1856 Consumption at sea
Baxter, Harriet 7 March 10th, 1856 Peritorus at sea

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 Residence Remarks
Last Given
Families
Baxter Aaron 26 Miner 99/2 Tyldesley, Lancashire  
  Jane (Roberts) 27        
Roberts Harriet 7       died at sea, Mar. 10th 1856
Baxter Mary Jane 4        
  Hermione 2       name ? Hannah ?
             
Bell Henry 32 Weaver 107/1 Maybole, Ayrshire  
  Margaret 26        
  Margaret 1        
             
Bell James 42 Weaver 107/2 Maybole, Ayrshire with family
  Elizabeth 41        
  William 10        
  James 8        
  Henry 1        
             
Boyce Maurice / Morris 31 Miner 158/3 Cleator, Cumberland  
  Elizabeth / Eliza (Kelly) 24        
             
Boyd Gordon 49 Weaver 158/3 Maybole, Ayrshire with family
  Mary 45        
McGan Alexander 11 grandson      
Boyd Adam 9 son      
             
Burberry James 27 Carpenter 202/1 Deptford St. Paul, Kent  
  Betty 27        
  Charles 7        
  John 5        
             
Burchell James 39 Blacksmith 202/2 Upminster, Essex with family
  Martha 38        
  Allen 9        
  Charlotte 7        
  Emma 5        
             
Byers Robert 26 Carpenter 219/3 Liverpool, Lancashire  
  Ann (Griffiths) 24        
             
Collins Charles 27 Agr. Labourer 288/3 Andover, Wiltshire  
  Matilda (Wilkins) 17        
             
Cove Charles 36 Shoemaker 328/3 Gloucester surname spelling ?
  Emma 38        
             
Dalton Stephen 53 Teacher 366/3 Kings co. with family
  Amelia 48        
  Harriet 11        
             
Davey Richard 32 Quarryman 375/1 Truro, Cornwall  
  Jane (Tregay) 32        
             
Davies Hugh 27 Bricklayer 378/3 Cheshire  
  Jane 25        
             
Davies Joseph 37 Sawyer 379/1 Monmouth  
  Mary 30        
  Sarah 2        
  Eliza inf        
             
Dickinson Samuel 39 Agr. Labourer 403/2 Surrey FreeBMD 4th quarter marriage | St. Martin, Middlesex
  Jemima (Kinder) 37        
             
Dolling William 26 Agr. Labourer 415/2 St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex  
  Ann (Welsh) 26        
  William Matthew Franconi 1        
             
Graham Thomas 26 Agr. Labourer 602/2 Renfrew  
  Janet 24        
  Margaret 1        
             
Harris Philip J. 26 Agr. Labourer 679/3 Faringdon, Berkshire  
  Charlotte (Baxter) 22        
  Elizabeth 3        
  Ellen inf        
             
Howard Thomas 32 Miner 783/3 Essex  
  Caroline (Bailey ?) 30        
             
Hunt Henry 28 Agr. Labourer 796/2 Hampshire ?  
  Hannah 32        
  Emma 10        
  James 9        
  Jerry 4        
  Mary Ann 1        
             
Jackson Joseph 36 Agr. Labourer 819/2 Armagh  
  Jane 27        
  Rachel 1        
  Thomas inf        
             
Jessop David 25 Agr. Labourer 842/1 Norfolk  
  Eliza 24       died at sea, Feb. 13th
             
Jones Robert Zincraft 30 Carpenter 862/1 Clifton, Gloucester Bristol
  Ann Hockey (Payne) 30        
  Robert Zincraft 2        
  Frances Ann inf       Frances Cecelia ?
             
Mansell Thomas 24 Labourer 1014/1 Monmouth  
  Mary 27        
             
McBain Norman 55 Cartwright 1050/1 Carinish, Inverness with family
  Christian 35        
  Marian Sarah 10        
  John 7        
  Catherine 2        
             
McCracken Andrew 40 Weaver 1057/1 Ayrshire  
  Elizabeth (Dunbar) 39        
  Andrew 11        
  Robert 9        
  Samuel 7        
  Elizabeth 2        
             
Meader William 53 Agr. Labourer 1088/3 Headly, Hampshire  
  Mercy Elizabeth (Martin) 46        
  Mercy 11        
  William 9        
  George 7        
             
Millward Charles 28 Bricklayer 1114/2 Manchester, Lancashire  
  Ellen (Simpson) 24        
  Ellen 3        
  Edgar 1       died at sea, Feb. 10th
             
Mitchell John 29 Agr. Labourer 1119/3 Bromley, Kent  
  Elizabeth 30        
  Maria Mary 7        
  Mary 4        
  John 1        
             
Perry William 60 Miner 1271/1 St. Ives, Cornwall 1851 census, age 42 | with family
  Elizabeth (Matthews) 45       1851 census, age 38
  David 10        
  Josiah 7        
  Mary 4        
  William 3        
             
Poulton John 37 Gardener 1303/3 Wrington, Somerset  
  Ann 36        
  Mary Ann 7        
  Catherine Evans Dorrington 5        
  Augusta Russell 2        
             
Pulford John 25 Labourer 1316/3 Essex Nottinghamshire
  Sarah (Webster) 26        
  Frances 2        
             
Richards Thomas 37 Miner 1350/3 Redruth, Cornwall  
  Mary 23        
  Caroline Ann 11        
  William Charles 8        
             
Scott Archibald 24 Agr. Labourer 1453/3 Renfrew  
  Rebecca 24        
  Joseph 1        
             
Slade Edwin 28 Agr. Labourer 1496/2 Middlesex  
  Mary 27        
  Sarah 3        
  Mary 1        
             
Smith James 24 Agr. Labourer - Aylesbury, Buckingham  
  Hannah (Nash) 22        
             
Smith Thomas Josiah 33 Agr. Labourer 1511/1 Oving, Buckingham Aylesbury
  Mary (Smith) 33        
  William 9        
  Josiah 1        
             
Threadgold Charles 25 Schoolmaster 1604/1 Kettering, Northampton  
  Ann (Althorpe) 25        
  Thomas 2        
  William Althorpe inf        
             
Threadgold Robert 20 Agr. Labourer 1604/1 Kettering, Northampton  
  Ann (Owens) 25        
             
Threadgold William 52 Agr. Labourer 1604/1 Kettering, Northampton with family
  Maria 31       2nd wife
  Samuel 9        
             
Threadgold William 28 Agr. Labourer 1604/1 Kettering, Northampton  
  Mary A. (Ballard) 26        
  Henry 4        
  Robert 2        
 
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Barsby George 34 Labourer 84/3 Surrey  
Batton John 20 Labourer 96/3 Clare  
Batton Patrick 22 Labourer 96/3 Clare  
Bell George 15 Weaver 107/1 Maybole, Ayrshire with parents
Bell John 17 Weaver 107/3 Maybole, Ayrshire with parents
Berry John 20 Blacksmith 118/2 Lancashire  
Binks William 28 Labourer - Middlesex  
Blunsden John 19 Labourer 135/1 Wiltshire  
Booth William 21 Mason 144/2 Lancashire  
Boyd David Wright 18 Weaver 158/2 Maybole, Ayrshire with parents
Boyd Thomas | Gordon ? 21 Weaver 158/3 Maybole, Ayrshire with parents
Brady Barnard 57 Agr. Labourer 162/3 Westmeath  
Burchell James 19 Labourer 202/2 Upminster, Essex with parents
Dalton Stephen 22 Agr. Labourer 366/3 Kings co. with parents
Dwight William 19 Gardener 445/2 Middlesex  
Franklin John Henry 18 Carpenter 528/3 Middlesex  
Harvey Thomas 20 Miner 691/3 Cornwall  
Hines Michael 22 Agr. Labourer 744/3 Clare  
Hoore ? James 29 ? Baker - Middlesex did not sail ?
Hunt John 29 Miner 796/3 Middlesex  
Hurley James 24 Labourer 800/3 Clare  
Hurley Michael 18 Labourer 801/1 Clare  
Hurley Patrick 22 Labourer 801/1 Clare  
Kennedy Matthew 22 Labourer 895/1 Kings co.  
Kiely Edmond 38 Labourer 905/3 Limerick with daughter ?
Kinder John 17 Labouer 909/2 Hampshire  
King William D. 25 Baker 912/3 Hampshire  
Leary Patrick 38 Labourer - Clare with family
Leary Patrick 18 Labourer - Clare  
Martin John 14 Labourer - Wicklow  
McBain John 30 Joiner - Inverness  
McBain Lachlan 13 Agr. Labourer 1050/1 Carinish, Inverness died at sea Dec 10th ; with parents
McBain Murdoch 29 Blacksmith 1050/1 Carinish, Inverness with parents
McCracken John 17 Weaver 1057/1 Ayrshire with parents
Norris John 25 Labourer - Kilkenny Morris ?
Norris Patrick 19 Labourer - Kilkenny Morris ?
Norris Thomas n/a Labourer - Kilkenny Morris ?
Osborne John George 21 Carpenter 1222/3 Middlesex  
Riordan James 21 Labourer 1359/2 Limerick  
Sexton John 21 Labourer 1465/3 Clare  
Smith John 13 Agr. Labourer - Forfarshire  
Smith Robert 31 Agr. Labourer - Forfarshire  
Taylor Hartley 22 Agr. Labourer 1579/1 Yorkshire  
Threadgold George 16 Agr. Labourer 1604/1 Kettering, Northampton with parent
Threadgold Henry 19 Agr. Labourer 1604/2 Kettering, Northampton with parent
Tingay Samuel 23 Carpenter - Middlesex  
Wall John 33 Labourer 1663/2 Clare  
Warren John 19 Miner 1677/1 Cornwall  
White George B. 19 Agr. Labourer - Gloucester  
White William 30 Agr. Labourer - Gloucester  
 
Single Women
Blundstone Sarah 37 Domestic Servant   - Matron ?
             
Batton Margaret 16 Domestic Servant   Clare  
Batton Bridget 18 Domestic Servant   Clare  
Boyd Sarah 16 Domestic Servant   Maybole, Ayrshire with parents
Boyd Jean 14 Weaver   Maybole, Ayrshire with parents
Boyd Margaret 12 Weaver   Maybole, Ayrshire with parents
Brooks Anne 23 Servant   Yorkshire  
Burchell Martha 16 Servant   Upminster, Essex with parents
Burchell Eliza 16 Servant   Upminster, Essex with parents | 1851 census, age 9 ; died at sea, Dec. 7th 1855
Curnow Ellen 17 Servant   Middlesex  
Dalton Sarah 15 Servant   Kings co.  
Flinders Janet 23 Servant   Lanark  
Gardiner Emma 20 Housekeeper   Middlesex  
Gardiner Elizabeth 25 Domestic Servant   Middlesex  
Gough Christian 20 Farm Servant   Somerset  
Horne Janet 25 Domestic Servant   Middlesex  
Horne Elizabeth 17 Domestic Servant   Middlesex  
Hurley Margaret 25 Domestic Servant   Midlothian ? Clare ?
Hurley Bridget 28 Domestic Servant   Midlothian ? Clare ?
Kennedy Bridget 18 Domestic Servant   Kings co.  
Kennedy Winifred 16 Domestic Servant   Kings co.  
Kiely Ellen 11 child 905/3 Limerick with father ?
Leary Bridget 13 Milk Hand   Clare with parent
Leary Johanna 9 Milk Hand   Clare with parent
Emma 20 Servant   Cheshire  
Lynch Anne 18 Domestic Servant   Middlesex  
McBain Ann 17 Farm Servant 1050/1 Carinish, Inverness with parents
McBain Mary 15 Farm Servant 1050/1 Carinish, Inverness with parents
McDonald Mary 20 Domestic Servant   Lanark  
McCracken Margaret 13 Domestic Servant 1057/1 Ayrshire with parents
Martin Sarah 36 Seamstress   Hampshire  
Martin Julia 22 Domestic Servant   Wicklow  
Matherson G— 32 Cook   Devon  
Matthew Jane 30 Domestic Servant   Middlesex  
Mary 21 Domestic Servant   Lanark  
Perry Priscilla 17 Domestic Servant   St. Ives, Cornwall with parents
Perry Nancy 16 Domestic Servant   St. Ives, Cornwall with parents
Perry Elizabeth Jane 20 Domestic Servant   St. Ives, Cornwall with parents
Perry Eliza 15 Domestic Servant   St. Ives, Cornwall with parents
Riordan Catherine 19 Domestic Servant   Limerick  
Ryland Mary A. 20 Domestic Servant   Middlesex  
Sexton Bridget 20 Domestic Servant   Clare  
Shea Catherine 24 Domestic Servant   Bristol  
Shea Elizabeth 32 Domestic Servant   Bristol  
Taylor Emma 28 Housemaid   Glamorgan  
Thomas Jane 42 Domestic Servant   Yorkshire  
Threadgold Sarah Ann 43     Kettering, Northampton with parent | 1851 census, age 8
Wall Margaret 21 Domestic Servant   Clare  
Wallace Euphemia 20 Domestic Servant   Lanark  

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; GRG 35/48/2 Crown lands and Immigrant ships papers; 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) ; FreeBMD ; 1851 UK census'

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