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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 see also SA German Lists

barque Marlborough, 899 tons, Captain Alexander Sampson, from London 8th October 1874, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 9th February 1875

The South Australian Register, Wednesday 10 February 1875 p. 4

Shipping Intelligence.

Arrived Tuesday February  9.
Marlborough, barque, 899 tons, A Sampson, master, from London October 8. Elder, Smith, and Co., agents.
Passengers— John, Fanny, Alice, Maria, and Wm. Allison, Margaret Thomas and John Elsdon, William, Sarah, John, James, Edwin, Ann, Sarah, and William Hallam, John, Fanny, Horace, and Fanny Parker, John Chappel, Peter Flitt, Thomas Hayes, James Knowles, Donald McFarlane, Thomas Milland, Charles Nottle, John Rogers, Thomas Slater, George Veal, Alf. Wild, R. Raffaelo, G. and F. Lawson.

. . . . — 2nd ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1875 ; —0— births and —-0— deaths on the passage ; Dr. T. Donovan, surgeon-superintendent [... died of dropsy on January 3rd 1875].
The Passenger List indicates the class of Emigrants, so in the list below, I have combined those lists, but have made notations alongside the family name, thus, CPCH = Colonial Passage Certificate Holders ; CFPCH = Colonial Full Paid Passage Holders ; UKA = United Kingdom Assisted Passage regulation ; UKFPPR = United Kingdom Full Paid Passage regulation ; FP = Free Passage. — Robert

MARLBOROUGH, from London— 2,389 cases, 4.036 bars, 1.580 bdls., 5 plates, 899 kegs, 1,061 casks, 32 qr.-casks, 17 hhds., 50 tons pig-iron, 446 bales, 3 wheels, 4 boilers, 5 castings, 2 chimneys, 27 tierces, 16 bags,     62 half-brls., 50 brls., 8,000 bullheads, 623 boxes, 14 pkgs., 10 columns, 24 iron half-sack moulds, 315 camp ovens and covers, 183 camp-ovens, 33 trunks, 50 drums, 1 funnel, 1 smoke-box, 40 tons coals, 9 bdls. Mould boards, 893 kegs, 5 tanks malt,16 slabs, 26 pkgs. tubes, 6 blocks, 26,900 bricks, 3 sample parcels, 15 bars steel, 134 pots, 36 tanks, 25 pockets hops, 100 double bdls., 21 crates, 5,050 tiles, 40 grindstones, 10 machines, 936 bdls. Wire, 16 firkins, 4 wickerjars, 1 truss, 22 bdls.


The Marlborough has at last arrived, and she accounts for the length of her voyage by reporting light airs and calms which persistently prevailed in the region of the trade winds. After a beat down the Channel the north-east trades belt was not reached until 19° N. The vessel was 43 days out before she crossed the Line in 26° W., and the south-east trades proved remarkably light; indeed, for a week the vessel lay becalmed where a strong breeze should have blown. After passing the Cape she had a good run over the Southern Ocean, but was much retarded on meeting adverse gales from off the Australian land.

She reached the roads late at night, and was found to be drawing 18 feet; consequently she will be towed into harbour on Thursday morning.

During the passage she lost Dr. T. Donovan, her Surgeon Superintendent. He was a young man who had taken the voyage for the benefit of his health, but died of dropsy on January 3, and was buried shortly after. Another sad event, the death of the second mate, as the result of a stab inflicted by a Swedish seaman, is recorded in another column.

The South Australian Register, Saturday 13 February 1875 p. 3

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11.[Before Mr. E. Castle s.M.]

(Before Mr. E Castle, S. M., Mr. D. Bower, J.P., and Capt Bicker J.P.)
 Peter Hansen otherwise Erik Klomi, aged 22, a native of Finland, was charged that he did, on the 12th January, on board the ship Marlborough, on the high seas feloniously, willfully, and of malice afore thought, kill and murder one John Francis Glynn, the second mate of the ship. Inspector Peterswadd conducted the prosecution, Alexander Samson said he was master of the ship Marlborough. The prisoner was one of the seamen of the vessel. The second officer's name was John Francis Glynn. Left London on the 8th of October last Remembered the 12th of January. The ship was then in Lat 40° 10 S ,long.72? 46’ E , at stated in the log produced.  
The entries were read as follows:—"Jan. 12, 1875. Lat. 40° 10' S., long. 72° 46' E. At 7 am., on going out of the cabin door I heard a sound of quarrelling going on forward.
Before I reached the main mast I saw the second mate running aft, calling out that he was stabbed by Peter Hansen, one of the crew. I immediately took the second mate  into the cabin, at ripped him, and found a large stab, about l 3/4 inches long, in an oblique direction, on the right side, and about 3 inches above the navel, from which the blood flowed freely. I closed the wound by means of sticking-plaster, lint & c, after which I immediately sent for Peter Hansen, who acknowledged himself guilty to the charge of stabbing the second mate, and at the same time stating that no one had ever struck at him since his mother. I at once ordered him to be put in irons and conveyed to the storeroom in the after part.
On making enquiries it appear, that the second mate had sent Peter Hansen to put same fresh seizing on the foretop gallant sail. The second mate reprimanded him for having been to long at the job. On which he become insolent, and when he came on deck the second mate struck at him with his fist, whereupon Peter Hansen immediately stabbed him with his knife." The entry fare been read in the presence and hearing of all the ship's company, and privately to Peter Hansen, “4 p.m. The wound having been well attended to this morning is now dosed, and the bleeding stopped; and in order that the second mate should not be alone, one of the crew has been told off to attend on him. Later in the evening he seems to be much easier. "January 13, Lat 40° 12' S., long. 76° 18' E. The second mate complains of being in great pain about his wounds. On examination found all traces of bleeding stopped, and not least sign of Inflammation about He has not been able to keep anything on his stomach since the occurrence. The action of his bowel appear also to be stopped.
Light arrowroot also a dose of castor oil has been given, but al in vain, for he vomits everything up as soon as swallowed. He craves very much for drink. We moisten his lips with weak brandy and water. January 14, Lat 39° 56' S., long. 80° 48' E. The second mate appears much easier. And says that the pain is much alleviated, but he is still unable to keep anything on his stomach. I gave him a light injection of warm water and castor oil, but our efforts for effecting a passage is all in vain. He continues to crave for drink.
January 15, Lat 39° 36 S., long. 83° 21-E. There seems to be a change for the better in the second mate this morning.  At 9 am. Washed him and dressed his wound, gave him a slight injection and a dose of castor oil. which he kept down. Soon afterwards he said he felt much easier, and asked for something to eat. I gave him some arrowroot, which also remained down this being the first he has kept on his stomach since the occurrence.  During the whole time he has passed urine freely.
At 6 pm. a sudden change come over him, he commenced vomiting again, wandered in his talk, bowels swelling. Then it was seen that he was rapidly sinking. Which continued to 8.30 pm., when he expired
Washed and laid him out.
Jan. 16, Lat 39° 40' S., long. 81° 27' E. At 5 a.m. commenced to prepare the second mate for burial. I found him very much swollen and discolored, froth coming from his mouth, and the smell very offensive. Sewed him up, and, in the presence of the ships Company and passengers, buried him at 2 PM.
After this I commenced to examine his effects, which he expressed a wish should be sent to best friends. Witness attended upon the deceased to the best of his ability. There was no medical man on board. The doctor was buried a few days before. Received the knife produced from John Pattison, the carpenter. The declared made no statement in reference to the occurrence. He asked that his things should be sent home to his friends the clothes he produced, are those he wore at the time of the occurrence.
The sketch produced showed the appearance and position of the wound it was drawn by himself shortly after deceased died. The cut was clean and 1 9/19, inch in length. Could not say whether it was an upward or downward cut. As it was bound up as speedily as possible and not examined afterwards until deceased was dead. Had no knowledge of any ill-feeling existing between the prisoner and deceased.
Shipped the prisoner in London under the name of Peter Hansen. The prisoner being asked if he had any question to put to the witness, replied '- No, Sir; I've nothing to ask" By the Court—the entries in the log book had been read over to tbe prisoner. They were made the same day the occurrence took place. James Wilson, seaman of the Marlborough, said he remembered the 12th of January, about 7 o'clock in the morning. Knew the prisoner and the second mate. They bad had a few words together, but he did not know what about At the time of the stabbing the second mate came forward and struck the prisoner on the face with his clenched fist as he was coming down from the rigging. The prisoner then drew his knife and stabbed him.
The knife produced was the same. Was within two yards of him at the time.  After stabbing the deceased the prisoner put the knife in his sheath, but subsequently gave it to the Carpenter. The stab was downward.
He generally carried his knife on his right side. Prisoner said nothing when he stabbed the second mate. The deceased said nothing, but ran aft.
The second mate had given prisoner order to go aloft previously to calling him down. Heard prisoner singing  as he was going aloft and the mate ordered him down. The prisoner was not a quarrelsome man, but very quiet, the prisoner and deceased had bad words together several times about the work.
The prisoner declined to question the witness.
William Sampson, seaman of the Marlborough, remembered the 12th of January. Was near the deceased and heard him call prisoner from the rigging. He came down without saying anything. The mate went up to him and said, "If you don't have less to say I shall hit you."Heard Hansen say something, when he was to the rigging, but could not hear the words. Saw the deceased fait prisoner in the face with his clenched fist the prisoner drew his knife and stabbed him. The deceased ran aft calling out, "Captain, I'm stabbed" Saw him with the captain at the main mast, and they went into the cabin together. The mate and prisoner never seemed to get on well together during the voyage, the mate did not like him, and witness thought he did not like the mate. Had previously heard prisoner say that It would not be well for the mate if he struck him.
Never heard the deceased make any threats towards the prisoner. The mate did not give him any harder work than the rest of the crew. When the mate said he would strike him if he did not have less to say, the prisoner answered "Do it"
John Pattison, Carpenter of the ship, stated that he knew the prisoner and deceased He remembered the 12th of January. Was at work in the shop. Saw the mate pass his door, and heard him say to prisoner, "Go up and make up the gaskets on the foretopsail yard.'' Immediately, almost in the same breath, he said." If you don't like to go and do it come down."Could hear the prisoner muttering something when he was on the rigging. The prisoner went up, and the next thing he heard was the mate running aft, calling out "Captain, I'm stabbed” Followed and assisted the captain to undress him and dress his wound After laying him in bed, went for prisoner, and asked him for the knife. He gave him the knife produced, when witness gave to the captain Said to him—" What did you use the knife for He replied—"l could not help it" He then asked witness to give him back the knife, and on refusing he said—" Never mind" The mate put him in  iron.
Was not aware of any ill feeling between the prisoner and deceased had heard a few words psar, but took no notice of them. Sergeant Doyle deposed that he arrested the prisoner on the previous morning on board the Marlborough at the Anchorage Told him the charge and cautioned him. He said nothing.
Received the knife and clothes produced from the captain. Noticed the mark in the clothes where the knife had penetrated There was a clean cut through them all the cut was larger than the blade, as though force had been used. The prisoner on being asked if he had any statement to make, and he did not wish to say anything. He was then committed for trial at the next sittings of the Supreme Court.

The South Australian Register, Tuursday 25 March 1875 p. 3
Peter Hansen, alias Klaim, aged 22, found guilty on a charge of murder, of unlawfully killing John Francis Glynn, the second mate of the ship Marlborough, on board the vessel, on January 12 last. His honor said the prisoner had been found guilty of the lesser crime of manslaughter, and he (the Chief Justice) was quite willing to give effect to the Jury's recommendation to mercy on the ground of the great provocation received. A substantial sentence, however, was necessary. Sentenced to twelve calendar months' imprisonment.
GRG 35/48/2 Crown lands and Immigrant ships papers
Surgeon Superintendent report.
" Deaths on the voyage"
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
    No records found  
Surgeon Superintendent Report "Births on Board"
Name of Mother   Date of Birth Sex of Infant  
    No records found    

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

Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
  Last Given
  Allison John 39 Railway Signalman 21/1   Milton, Kent  
    Fanny (Sheepwash) 34          
    Alica 8          
    Maria P. 6          
    William 2          
  Elsdon Margaret Annie M. (Cowell) 23 Laundress 468/3   Pancras, London  
    Thomas 4          
    John inf          
  Hallam William 34 Agr. Labourer 650/3   Barwell, Leicestershire  
    Sarah (Taylor) 37          
    John George 9          
    Edwin Joseph 6          
    Ann Elizabeth 4          
    Sarah 2          
    William Kerr inf          
  Parker John Goldsack 23 Carpenter 1238/3   Eastry, Kent  
    Fanny Steward (Coleman) 21          
    Horace 2          
    Fanny 1          
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
  Last Given
Single Men
  Chappel John 19 Agr. Labourer 261/3   England  
  Faorilla / Favrilla Raffaelo 28 Agr. Labourer -   Italy  
  Flett Peter 21 Agr. Labourer 512/2   Scotland  
  Hayes Thomas 22 Agr. Labourer 702/3   Ireland Thomas Hare ?
  Knowles James 34 Gasfitter 929/1   Scotland  
  Lawson F. 14 Carpenter -   England Lamson ?
  Lawson George 23 Carpenter -   England  
  McFarlane Donald 36 Agr. Labourer -   Scotland  
  Millard Thomas 20 Labourer -   England  
  Nottle Charles 19 Agr. Labourer 1199/1   England  
  Rogers John 21 Labourer 1378/3   Ireland  
  Slater Thomas 30 Tailor -   England  
  Veal George 24 Agr. Labourer 1644/1   England  
  Wild Alfred 19 Farmer 1710/3   England  

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 (formerly 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 ; FreeBMD ; UK census'

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