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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

ship Lady Ann, 745 tons, Captain Alexander Sinclair, from London 17th June & Plymouth 6th July 1859, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 1st October 1859

. . . . — 5th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1859 ; —0— births and —0— deaths on the passage ; Dr. William Booker, surgeon-superintendent and Mrs. A. Sinclair in the cabin..
In the Reports by the Emigration Officer, Dr. Duncan, there was often mention made in regard to Nominee's or General Emigrants ; the list below made a special effort to separate those into two lists, so, I have combined these but made notations alongside the family name, thus, General Emigrants = GE and Nominee = N. — Robert
circa 1859 advertisment
... The splendid frigate-built ship LADY ANN, A1 for 13 years (belonging to Messrs. D. Dunbar and Son), 745 tons register, Captain Sinclair, will shortly be dispatched, and offers a most desirable opportunity for the shipment of horses to the Indian market. ...
The ship Lady Ann:

.The boats left the Semaphore station before daybreak on Saturday morning, the 1st inst for the purpose of boarding a barque which had been signalled on the evening previous, but the vessel did not reach the anchorage in time for the Press to board her owing to a strong adverse wind and ebb tide ; this vessel was found, to be the Peregrine Oliver (particulars of which are elsewhere reported). From her deck, by the aid of a telescope was observed an object far to the south, previously considered to be two sloops sailing in company, but afterwards perceived to be a vessel of considerable tonnage, presenting a most distressing appearance, with signals of distress flying on her ensign halyards at the peak, indicating the words "send a steam-tug immediately." This signal was answered with the utmost dispatch, the tug getting up steam as soon as the bunting could be made out ashore. The reporter's boat immediately bore down from the Peregrine Oliver and after the crew had pulled for two hours, got alongside the ship, which turned out to be the Lady Ann, with nearly 300 souls on board, from London and Plymouth, and under the command of Captain Alexander Sinclair, a gentleman who had several times made this port with emigrants. His last two vessels were the David Malcolm and the Nile.
On being boarded, the Lady Ann presented a crippled and singular appearance, the waist being perfectly clear of spars, masts, both standing and running rigging, and the only indication of the vessel ever having had a mainmast being a short stump showing above the main deck. The immigrants crowded along the bulwark, and such indications of a catastrophe having transpired, caused the almost immediate enquiry whether loss of life had occurred, which providentially was answered in the negative.
The following was reported by the captain to our shipping reporter:— The Blackwall liner, Lady Ann, sailed from the London Docks on June 17, with emigrants, and on her way down Channel put into Plymouth Sound for the purpose of taking in her complement of remittance passengers; sailing from thence on July 8, having made, when the trying circumstances which retarded her progress are considered, one of the quickest voyages for the antipodes that has been accomplished for some time ; and although under jury rig from the longitude of St. Paul's Island, has accomplished her voyage in 85 days from Plymouth. Nothing transpired worthy of notice until Sunday, September 11, at 9 o'clock in the evening latitude 45 30' south ; longitude 70 7'east. The captain was promenading the poop. The ship had all canvas set together with fore end maintopmast studding-sails. The weather was cloudy but fine, with a fresh breeze blowing from W.N.W. The single females had providentially gone from the poop to their berths. The ship was noticed to give a sudden lurch to leeward, when the mainmast was most unexpectedly carried away about 15 feet from the deck, dragging with it in its fall the foretopgallantmast, mizentop mast, top-sail-yard, and cross-jack-yard, breaking the mizen top, starboard bulkwards, poop rail, and quarter boat hanging to the starboard davit. The wreck beat heavily against the ship's side, and it was found impossible to secure it and preparations were speedily made and carried out reluctantly, but of necessity, to cut adrift the whole of the wreck of the mainmast and mizentopmast, together with all the yards, booms, and sails, the running and standing rigging attached in order to prevent danger to the hull of the ship. The foretopgallant and royal yards, together with their respective sails, were saved. The crash is reported as being instantaneous and tremendous, but resulting in injury to no one ; and although three boats were lashed to the skids, viz., the gig, jolly, and a lifeboat, close to the mainmast, not one of them was injured, all the wreck being blown over the side and striking in its fall the quarter-boat (before mentioned). The total loss is very severe, and it is the wonder of all on board that no life was lost. The loss consists of mainmast, maintopmast, topgallant and royal masts, with all their respective yards ; also the cross jackyard and sails, maintopmast, and two topgallant studdingsails with booms and yards, and the entire standing and running rigging ; also the main and mizen topmaststaysail. No damage was done to the hull.
On the steam-tug getting out to sea she proceeded down to the Lady Ann, but the chief pilot, Mr. Creer, found he did not require steam until yesterday morning, owing to the tides not permitting her to cross the bar that day. The emigrants appear clean and healthy, and when the ship was boarded, despite the disaster that had occurred, she presented the appearance of being under the supervision of competent officers, and her 'tween decks were remarkably clean.

The industrial list gives the following various artificers and laborers:— Females - 2 nurses, l cook, 79 domestic servants, 2 dairy-maids, 1 dress-maker, 2 sempstresses ; Males - 57 labourers (various, both farm, brick-layers and others), 4 ploughmen, 1 mechanic, l smith, 1 wheelwright, 1 shoemaker, 1 shepherd, l miner, l gardener, 1 miller, 1 porter, 1 bootmaker, 1 tailor, 2 coach painters, l frame maker, l brush maker, l moulder.
Two-thirds of the emigrants are Irish, the remainder English and Scotch. The number of English being - Adults, 50 ; children between one and twelve years of age, 13 ; infants, none ; total English, 63. Scotch - Adult, 8 ; children from one to twelve years, 4 : infant 1 ; total Scotch, 13. Irish - Adults, 177 ; children from one to twelve years of age, 8 ; infants 1 ; total Irish, 186 ; being a grand total of 262. During the voyage neither births nor deaths occurred, and the only complaint prevailing the whole time were three cases of hooping cough. The number of married couples, 36 ; single men, 95 ; single women, 108 ; children from one to twelve years of age - males, 15 ; females 2 ; infants - males 10 ; females, none; total, equal to 247½ statute adults. The aggregate number of superficial feet in the several compartments set apart for passengers other than cabin passengers in this ship is 3,825.
The following vessels were spoken :— On July 30, lat. 9 N., long. 27 W., the British ship Avon, from Victoria, bound to London, 71 days out ; August 10, the barque Lord Palmerston, bound to Buenos Ayres, port of departure unknown.

GRG 35/48/2 Crown lands and Immigrant ships papers
Surgeon Superintendent report.
" Deaths on the voyage" = nil
Surgeon Superintendent Report "Births on Board" = nil

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
GE Boyd James 26 Coach Painter 158/3 Lanark  
    Jane 26        
    James 4        
    John 1        
N Cavanagh William 30 Horse Nail Maker / Blacksmith 252/1 Kilkenny  
    Mary 20        
    Bartholomew inf        
N Collins Robert 20 Labourer 301/2 Cavan  
    Catherine 24        
N Dyer Charles 22 Gardener 446/2 Gloucester Axbridge, Somerset
    Lydia (Evans) 28        
N Fisher Thomas 49 Labourer 503/3 Tipperary with family
    Anne 48        
N Kelly James 42 Labourer 885/3 Kilkenny with family
    Bridget (Phelan) 35        
    Agnes 12        
    James 9        
N Miller George 31 Labourer 1110/1 Edinburgh Old Church, Midlothian  
    Agnes 30        
    David 7        
    Helen 5        
    George 3        
    John inf        
N Mulgeeny Thomas 34 Labourer 1146/2 Clare  
    Jane 35        
GE Niven Thomas 28 Coach Painter 1189/2 Lanark  
    Catherine 21        
N Penno Henry 49 Miller 1266/3 Lanlivery, Cornwall with family | son Robert & family sailed on Melbourne 1858
    Ann (Bray) 48        
    William 12        
    Fanny Bray 10        
    Hannah 7        
N Reilly Michael 45 Labourer 1343/1 Cavan with family
    Bridget (Smith) 42        
    Michael 10        
    Bridget 7        
N Robertson James 28 Labourer 1368/1 Renfrew  
    Agnes 26        
    Alexander 1        
N Ryan Peter 37 Labourer 1412/1 Clare  
    Bridget 34        
N Sullivan Timothy 43 Labourer 1563/2 St. Ives, Cornwall  
    Ellen Grose (Wearne) 42       Ellen Grace
    Ellen W. 17        
    John 15        
    Samuel Grose 13        
    Richard W. 11        
N Walsh Patrick 31 Labourer 1667/2 Limerick  
    Mary 22        
GE West Samuel 30 Farm Labourer - Liskeard, Cornwall  
    Mary Ann (Thomas) 28        
    Alexander Thomas 8   1695/3    
    William Painter 6        
    Elizabeth Ann 3        
    Richard John 1        
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
  Last Given
Single Men
N Ahern Martin 21 Labourer 10/3 Clare with sister
N Blake Michael 27 Labourer - Tipperary  
N? Blount Patrick 20 Labourer - Cavan  
N Bready James 26 Farm Labourer 169/2 Armagh  
N Brew Michael 20 Labourer 172/2 Clare  
N Brogan John 25 Labourer 180/1 Clare with sisters
GE Brookman Thomas 24 Agr. Labourer 182/1 Somerset  
N Brown Patrick 28 Labourer - Clare  
N Buckley John 24 Labourer 198/1 Cork  
N Callinan / Cullinan John 25 Labourer 228/1 Clare  
N Clancy Michael 14 Labourer 275/1 Clare travelling with ?
N Collins Michael 26 Labourer - Limerick  
N Connell John 22 Labourer 307/1 Clare  
N Considine John 20 Labourer 309/2 Clare  
N Cooney John 23 Labourer 314/2 Clare  
N? Corcoran James 24 Labourer - Kings co.  
N Donohue Martin 21 Labourer 419/2 Clare  
N Doris Matthew 24 Labourer - Tyrone  
N Dorrans Alexander 18 Labourer 421/2 Antrim  
N Dunneen John 20 Labourer 441/2 Clare  
N Fisher Christopher 14 Labourer 502/2 Tipperary with parents
N Fisher Denis 21 Labourer 503/3 Tipperary with parents
N Fisher John 25 Ploughman 503/3 Tipperary with parents
N Fogarty James 26 Labourer - Tipperary  
GE Gibson Joseph 27 Iron Moulder 565/1 Devon  
N Glastonbury Albert 18 Ploughman 575/3 Leighterton, Gloucester  
N Gleeson Patrick 21 Labourer - Clare  
N Gleeson Patrick 18 Labourer 576/3 Clare  
GE Gowan / Gowen Francis / Frederick 28 Miner 598/1 Devon  
N Grayson Lawrence 20 Labourer 609/1 Lancashire  
N Hanay Patrick 28 Labourer 660/2 Clare  
N Hendry James 22 Smith 719/3 Lanark  
N Hinder Henry 23 Wheelwright 744/1 Gloucester  
N Hocking George 18 Labourer 751/1 Somerset  
N Hogan Martin 23 Labourer 759/2 Clare  
N Horsnell Robert 23 Labourer 777/2 Kent  
N Hosking Richard 15 Miner 779/1 Gwenapp, Cornwall with mother | father aboard Oregon 1851
N Humphries James 20 Ploughman 794/1 Armagh  
GE Hutchings Alfred 15   803/2 Devon  
GE Hutchings Frederick 12   803/2 Devon  
GE Hutchings James 39 Gardener 803/2 Devon  
N Hyland Patrick 18 Ploughman 807/1 Cavan  
N Jackson William 18 Labourer 820/3 Derry residence ?
N Kehoe Michael 30 Labourer - Carlow  
N Kelly Patrick 21 Labourer 883/1 Galway  
N Kelly Patrick 24 Ploughman - Westmeath  
N Kelly Paul 17 Labourer 885/3 Kilkenny with parents
N Kennedy Michael 22 Gardener 895/1 Tipperary  
N Keogh James 20 Labourer - Cavan  
N Kerin Patrick 20 Labourer - Clare  
N Kerin Peter 18 Labourer - Clare  
N Love Stewart 22 Ploughman - Longford  
N Lynch John 21 Labourer - Clare  
N Maher Cornelius 22 Shoemaker 1001/2 Limerick  
N Maher James 25 Labourer 1001/3 Tipperary  
N Maher John 24 Labourer 1001/3 Limerick  
N Maloney Thomas 21 Farm Labourer 1008/2 Clare Moloney 1126/2
N McEnroe Patrick 22 Labourer - Cavan  
N McFarlen George 23 Labourer 1065/1 Stirling  
N McKay Hugh 19 Shepherd - Caithness  
N McMahon Thomas 20 Farm Labourer 1081/2 Clare  
N McNamara Daniel 24 Labourer - Clare  
N Moloney John 23 Farm Labourer - Clare  
GE Morris John H. 36 Iron Moulder - Middlesex residence ? | with daughter ?
N Murphy Michael 22 Labourer 1155/1 Clare  
N O'Connor Patrick 26 Farm Labourer - Clare  
N O'Dea William 30 Farm Labourer - Clare  
N O'Leary Michael 21 Labourer - Kerry  
N O'Loughlin Anthony 22 Farm Labourer 1211/2 Clare  
N Phelan Michael 17 Labourer - Kilkenny with (Kelly) family
N Pierce Terence Francis 24 Labourer 1283/1 Clare  
N Rafferty William 21 Ploughman - Westmeath with sisters
N Rahiley Michael 21 Ploughman 1327/3 Clare  
N Reddan Patrick 30 Ploughman 1335/3 Tipperary  
N Reid Michael 21 Ploughman 1341/1 Westmeath  
N Reilly Hugh 18 Bootmaker 1342/2 Cavan with parents
N Reilly James 15 Ploughman 1342/2 Cavan with parents
N Reilly John 14 Ploughman 1342/3 Cavan with parents
N Reilly Phillip 16 Labourer 1343/1 Cavan with parents
N Roberts Samuel 23 Labourer 1365/3 Carlow  
N Roonan Patrick 20 Labourer - Galway  
N Ryan John 32 Ploughman 1410/1 Tipperary  
N Ryan John 27 Labourer 1410/1 Tipperary  
N Ryan Patrick 20 Labourer 1411/2 Kings co.  
N Scales Thomas 23 Labourer 1433/1 Clare  
N Sharples Robert 24 Labourer 1471/2 Fermanagh  
N Smith James 23 Mason - Cavan  
N Steen James 22 Labourer 1539/1 Tyrone  
GE Stokes John H. 15 Labourer - Middlesex  
GE Treleaven Thomas Udy 24 Agr. Labourer 1619/1 Bodmin, Cornwall  
GE Treleaven William 22 Agr. Labourer 1619/1 Bodmin, Cornwall  
GE Wallis Abel 20 Agr. Labourer 1665/2 Somerset age ?
Single Women & children
N Ahern Margaret 15 Servant   Clare with brother
N Balton Mary 23 Servant   Clare  
GE Bayles Amelia 20 Servant   Cornwall  
GE Boyne Maria 18 Servant   Bute  
GE Boyne Susan 20 Servant   Bute  
N Bradford Mary Ann 29 Servant   Longford  
N Bristow Emma 28 Servant   Kent  
N Bristow Selina 30 Servant   Kent  
N Brogan Anne 13 Servant   Clare  
N Brogan Catherine 23 Servant   Clare  
N Brown Ellen 18 Servant   Clare  
N Bryan Catherine 23 Servant   Tipperary  
N Byrne Bridget 27 Servant   Wicklow  
N Carrigg Honor 20 Servant   Clare  
N Casey Eliza 24 Servant   Cork  
N Cheehan Anne 5 Servant   Cork age ? | Sheehan / Sheean ?
GE Coles Elizabeth 28 Servant   Hampshire  
N Crean Kate 19 Servant   Cork  
N Cullinan Johanna 25 Servant   Clare  
N Darcy Catherine 17 Servant   Tipperary  
N Donnellon Mary 21 Servant   Clare  
N Doris Ann 20 Servant   Tyrone  
GE Downs Mary 25 Servant   Limerick  
N Dundon Margaret 24 Servant   Limerick  
N Dunne Jane 16 Servant   Tipperary traveling with ?
N Ferguson Selina 15 Servant   Midlothian traveling with ?
N Galligan Mary 24 Servant   Limerick  
N Gardiner Ellen 24 Servant   Limerick  
N Gerry Rose 17 Servant   Westmeath traveling with ?
N Gleeson Bridget 20 Servant   Limerick  
N Gleeson Mary 20 Servant   Clare  
N Gleeson Mary 22 Servant   Limerick  
N Hennessy Johanna 17 Servant   Kilkenny traveling with ?
N Herbert Bridget 22 Servant   Clare  
N Hewitt Mary 19 Servant   Tipperary  
N Hogan Bridget 18 Servant   Limerick  
GE Horigan Bridget 17 Servant   Surrey ?
N Horrigan Julia 26 Servant   Surrey ?
N Hosking Eliza Jane 12     Gwennap, Cornwall  
N Hosking Eliza (Barnett) 34 Servant 778/3 Gwennap, Cornwall with son | joining husband John, Oregon 1851
N Hosking Emily 8     Gwennap, Cornwall  
N Hosking Mary 14 Servant   Gwennap, Cornwall  
N Hughes Jane 23 Servant   Tipperary  
N Jackson Mary 20 Servant   Devon residence ?
N Jackson Rebecca 13   1222/1 Devon residence ? | married James Orrock
N Kealy Mary 22 Servant   Carlow  
N Keefe Ellen 10     Queens co.  
N Keefe Mary 27 Servant   Queens co.  
N Kelly Catherine 23 Servant   Clare  
N Kelly Catherine 18 Servant   Tipperary  
N Kelly Ellen 20 Servant   Tipperary  
N Kelly Mary 15 Servant 885/3 Kilkenny with parents
N Keogh Catherine 28 Servant   Cavan  
N Keogh Mary 22 Servant   Cavan  
N Kerno Mary 17 Servant   Dublin  
GE Knight Sarah 24 Servant   Cornwall  
N Lambert Sarah 20 Servant   Gloucester  
GE Lane Anna 21 Servant   Cornwall  
N Larressey Norah 26 Servant   Wicklow  
N Mackay Mary A. 32 Servant   Somerset  
N Maloney Margaret 60 Servant   Tipperary  
N McInerny Mary 24 Servant   Meath  
GE McKinlay Alfred 6     Lancashire  
GE McKinlay Edward 10   1075/2 Lancashire  
GE McKinlay John 8     Lancashire  
GE McKinlay Mrs. Ellen 33 Domestic Servant 1075/2 Lancashire  
N McMahon Catherine 15 Servant   Clare  
N McMahon Honorah 31 Servant   Clare  
GE McNarney Mary 50 Servant   Meath  
N? Mearn Margaret 23 Servant   Tipperary  
N Moloney Mary 24 Servant   Clare  
N? Moore Mary A. 18 Servant   Derry  
N Moran Catherine 19 Servant   Clare  
N Moran Peter 11     Clare  
GE Morris Mary 16 Servant   Cornwall residence ? | with father ?
N Nihil Honor 13     Limerick traveling with ?
N Noonan Mary 22 Servant   Tipperary  
N O'Brien Bridget 2     Limerick  
N O'Brien Catherine 28 Servant   Limerick  
N O'Conner Mary 28 Servant   Clare  
N O'Halloran Margaret 25 Servant   Limerick  
N O'Leary Mary 14 Servant   Kerry traveling with ?
GE Parnall Anna 23 Servant   St Austell, Cornwall  
N Penno Martha 17 Servant 1266/3 Lanlivery, Cornwall twin, with parents
N Penno Mary 17 Servant 1266/3 Lanlivery, Cornwall twin, with parents
N Phelan Bridget 17 Servant   Kilkenny with (Kelly) family
N Phelan Mary 13     Kilkenny with (Kelly) family
N Rafferty Bridget 23 Servant   Westmeath with brother
N Rafferty Rose 19 Servant   Westmeath with brother
N Redden Margaret 22 Servant   Tipperary  
N Reilly Ann 12   1343/1 Cavan with parents
N Reilly Mary 21 Servant 1343/1 Cavan with parents
N Rice Mary 18 Servant   Carlow  
N Robinson Elizabeth 22 Servant   Fermanagh  
N Roonan Sarah 18 Servant   Galway  
N Ryan Catherine 28 Servant   Tipperary  
N Ryan Winnifred 22 Servant   Tipperary  
N Rynne Anne 20 Servant   Clare  
N Shanahan Mary 16 Servant   Tipperary  
N Sheedy Mary 20 Servant   Clare  
N Shiels Alice 28 Servant   Louth  
N Shiels Srah 23 Servant   Louth  
N Smith Ellen 20 Servant   Cavan  
GE Snickesgill Mary 30 Cook   Yorkshire  
GE Steel Agnes 18 Servant   Middlesex  
GE Stokes Margaret 30 Needlewoamn   Middlesex  
GE Treleaven Mary Ann 30 Servant 1119/1 Cornwall married James Mitchell
N Walsh Mary 20 Servant   Norfolk  
GE Walters Mary 21 Servant   Devon  
GE Welsh Julia 18 Servant   Westmeath  
N Whealin Bridget 46 Servant   Limerick  
N Whealin Catherine 19 Servant   Limerick  
N Woodcraft Alice 8     Norfolk  
N Woodcraft Mary 55 Servant   Norfolk  

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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