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Kindly transcribed and submitted to TheShipsList by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources, cited below.
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barque Marshall Bennett, 363 tons, Captain Harris, from London / Plymouth 23rd December 1852, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 28th April 1853

South Australian Register Friday 29 April 1853

Thursday April 28th, 1853:-the barque Marshall Bennett, 363 tons, Harris, Master, from Plymouth, 23rd December, with the following Government Emigrants.—4th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1853 ; three births and seventeen+ deaths on the passage, W.F. Armstrong, surgeon-superintendent.

Sydney Shipping Gazette 21 May 1853 p.153: The Marshall Bennett.— This barque has arrived here under very trying circumstances. The day after she left Plymouth a heavy gale from the westward carried away three topsails. Fine weather supervened till abreast of Tristan d'Acunha, when circumstamces occasioned a survey of the hold, and it was found that seven water casks had leaked out. This discovery determined Captain Harris to put in to the Cape. This was on Saturday, the 19th March, and on the 21st the Marshall Bennett departed thence with the requisite fresh provisions and water. On the 6th April, the ship was found to be making more water than usual, and on inspection of the fore-hold, it was perceived there was water (as much as four feet,) "above the skin." The crew and passengers engaged in working the pumps and the ship was kept before the wind under easy sail until night. The combined efforts of crew and passengers were systematically employed during the night, but in the morning it was found that the water had increased about a foot. On making this discovery, at daylight, a foresail was got over the bows and passed under the ship's bottom, which operation caused the influx of water to decrease so much that in two hours and a half the pumps "sucked." The fore-hold was then cleared away and then "the skin" cut through, when the leak was traced to the "fore foot," which was caulked with oakum so successfully that the working of the pumps was reduced to a five minutes' spell in two hours." The passengers voluntarily proposed to be divided into three watches, and the progress of the ship under sail was resumed with confidence. The leak, however, gradually increased until the 23rd instant, when it became so serious that the ship was "hove to." A sail, thrummed with oakum, and successfully applied to the bottom, again reduced the leak very considerably, and another caulking within succeeded so well that the ship made very little water. On the 24th April, another heavy gale from the N.W. was encountered, and it became neccessary to "heave to" again under close-reefed topsails. it was then discovered that the leak had broken out afresh. Another kind of caulking (with white lead and oakum) was then resorted to, with a pressure contrived by means of shot and chain. This contrivance was so far successful that the pumping was reduced to four minutes' spell in two hours, a state of things which continued up to the hour at which our report was penned. The greatest commendation is due to the captain, crew, and passengers, to whose united exertions (under Divine Providence) may be attributed an almost miraculous preservation.—Adelaide Register

The South Australian Government Gazette 1866 pp. 82-83
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
Adcock, Elizabeth 1 no record no record at sea
Burford, William 5 no record no record at sea
Burford, Alfred 1 no record no record at sea
Cherry, William 1 no record no record at sea
Donally, Fred. 1 no record no record at sea
Fisher, Alice 1 no record no record at sea
Gudler, William (Girdler) 47 no record no record at sea
Medley, Ann (1 ?) 5 no record no record at sea
Main(s), Mary 61 no record no record at sea
Riggs, Jane 2 no record no record at sea
Simpson, Agnes inf no record no record at sea
Spencer, Louisa inf no record no record at sea
Frew, Alexander 1 no record no record at sea
Thompson, Albert
(Thomson, Allen)
4 no record no record at sea
French, Ellen inf no record no record at sea
Kennelly, Stephen (Kennealy) 5 no record no record at sea
Manly, Jane (Manley) inf no record no record 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 Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Adcock Orlando 26 Blacksmith 8/2 Staffordshire  
  Ann 27        
  Sarah 3        
  Elizabeth 1       died at sea
Bath Robert 26   - Middlesex this family sailed earlier, on the Caucasian, with Robert snr. listed as "BM"
  Ann 27      
  Robert 4      
  Esther 2      
Bodey John 42 Carpenter 136/3 Wicklow arrived SA in 1850 aboard the Anna
  Jane (Bowes) 30     Wicklow  
  Matthew 10   136/3    
  James 8   136/3    
  Anne 6   136/3    
  John 4        
  William 2        
Brice Daniel 36 Agr. Labourer 173/2 Kent  
  Ann (Palmer) 36        
  Daniel 12        
  Ann 9        
  John 7        
  Emma 4        
  William 1        
Burford Ann 33 Dressmaker - Kent single parent
  Edward 10        
  Mary 7        
  William 5       died at sea
  Alfred 1       died at sea
Burgess Edward 42 Agr. Labourer 205/1 Kent  
  Elizabeth 27        
Cherry Luke 34 Carpenter 266/3 Lancashire  
  Frances 34        
  Fanny 9        
  John 6        
  Martha 4        
  William 1       died at sea
Clark William 28 Agr. Labourer 278/1 Renfrew  
  Mary 28        
  William 8        
  Mary 1        
Donally Robert 37 Agr. Labourer 416/3 Huntingdonshire  
  Catherine 33        
  Fred. inf       died at sea
Edwards George 22 Farm Labourer - Monmouths.  
  Selina 20        
  James inf        
Fisher Seth 39   503/3 Hampshire  
  Mary 33        
  Seth 14       with parents
  George 12        
  Jane Elizabeth 9        
  Alice 1       died at sea
French William 31 Farm Labourer - Devon  
  Catt. 21        
  Ellen inf       died at sea
Frew William 26 Miner 533/3 Ayr  
  Margaret 33        
  Jane 16       with parents
  James 14       with parents
  William 9        
  Janet 7        
  Margaret 4        
  Alexander 1       died at sea
Girdler William 47   574/1 Middlesex died at sea
  Harriet 49        
  Annie 21        
  Cornelius 19       with parents
  Maria 17       with parents
  Benjamin 15       with parents
  Rebecca 11        
  Edwin 9        
  Charles 8        
Hemming Samuel 52   - - age 59 ?
  Agnes 56        
Henley William Henry 48 Agr. Labourer 720/2 Kent Surrey ?
  Elizabeth 47        
  Jane 24       with parents
  William 22   720/2   with parents
  Mary 20       with parents
  Elizabeth 19       with parents
  Mercy 16       with parents
  Thomas 14   720/2   with parents
  Lucy 12        
  Sarah 7        
Holwill Thomas 42 Carpenter 768/2 Middlesex  
  Jane 40        
  Elizabeth 16       with parents
  John 15       with parents
  Charlotte 11        
  Mary 8        
  Eliz 6        
Hurman George Thomas 40 Agr. Labourer 801/2 Devon  
  Sophie 36        
  Mary 8        
Keith George 28 Carpenter 882/3 Northumberland  
  Anne 33        
Kennealy Patrick 50 Agr. Labourer 893/1 Clare  
  Bridget 48        
  Winifred 16        
  Patrick 17 Labourer      
  Stephen 5       died at sea
Lobb James 46 Farm Labourer - Cornwall  
  Jane 46        
  Eliza 11        
  William 9        
  David 7        
  Joseph 19       with parents
  George 17       with parents
  John 15       with parents
Mains Thomas 42 Agr. Labourer 1004/1 Norfolk  
  Mary 61       died at sea | age 37 ?
Manley Samuel 29 Butcher 1010/3 Wicklow  
  Mary 29        
  William 3        
  Jane inf       died at sea
McEntire Edward 27 Servant 1063/2 Middlesex  
  Isabel 25        
  Emma 2        
  daughter inf       born at sea
Medley John 23 Labourer 1090/1 Middlesex  
  Martha (Sutherland) 21        
  Ann 1       died at sea
  Sarah Ann inf       born at sea
Mullett Charles 36 Agr. Labourer 1148/1 Dorset  
  Eliza 35        
  Lydia 14        
Norris Henry 43 Baker 1195/3 Surrey  
  Josephine 44        
  Harriet 19       with parents
  Josephine 17       with parents
  John 15       with parents
  Mary 13        
  Catherine 12        
  Caroline 10        
  Joseph 9        
  Henry 8        
Parks David 21 Farm Servant 1240/1 Derry  
  Susan 20        
  Mary J. inf        
Pickford Alfred 33 Carpenter 1282/2 Somerset  
  Elizabeth 33        
  Ellen 7        
Riggs John 37 Shepherd 1358/1 Dorset  
  Ann Elizabeth (Allen) 40        
  William 16       with parents
  Mary 13        
  Henry 9        
  Andrew 5        
  Jane 2       died at sea
Robertson Daniel 32 Agr. Labourer 1367/3 Cambridge  
  Anne 31        
  Annie 7        
  Jane 6        
  Sophie 4        
Savage Edward 38 Carpenter 1430/3 Cornwall  
  Lavinia 40        
  Edward 10        
Shearman James 25 Gardener 1474/1 Yorkshire  
  Susannah 24        
  William 2        
  child inf       born at sea
Simpson Joseph 29 Agr. Labourer 1491/2 Cumberland  
  Mary 28        
  May / Mary 4        
  Isaac 2        
  Agnes inf       died at sea
Spencer James 30 Agr. Labourer 1522/1 Yorkshire  
  Mary 31        
  William 4        
  Louisa inf       died in port
Thomson David 31 Blacksmith 1601/3 Glasgow  
  Elizabeth (Currie) 26        
  Allen [4]       died at sea
  Daniel 2        
  David inf        
Trimmer William 23 Agr. Labourer - Hampshire  
  Caroline 26        
Watson Robert 28 Labourer - Middlesex  
  Caroline 29        
Williams John 43 Blacksmith 1718/2 Cornwall  
  Annie 42        
  John 14        
  Henry 11        
  William 9        
  Mary 5        
Names Age Occupation B-index Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Single Men & boys
Costeloe John 16 Herdsman 323/2 Clare with parent
Kennealy Michael 37 Agr. Labourer - Clare with parents
Keough Michael 19 Agr. Labourer 900/1 Limerick  
McKerny Michael 10   - Clare with parent
McKerny Patrick 6   - Clare with parent
O'Donnell Maurice 24 Labourer - Limerick  
Parker William 24 Farm Labourer 1239/1 Lanark  
Pix John 19 Agr. Labourer - Cambridge  
Single Women
Urquhart Agnes 37 widow 1639/1 Glasgow  
Urquhart Agnes 19 Domestic Servant - Glasgow  
Urquhart Sarah 17 Domestic Servant - Glasgow  
Costeloe Biddy 18 Servant 323/2 Clare with parent
Costeloe Catherine 36 Servant 323/2 Clare single parent
Fisher Caroline 24 Housemaid   Somerset  
Garroty Margaret 19 Domestic Servant   Lancashire  
Horworth Elizabeth 48 Dressmaker   Staffordshire Howarth ?
Horworth Mary 28 Dressmaker   Staffordshire  
Kennealy Margaret 28 Servant   Clare with parents
McKerny Biddy 13 ? Servant   Clare with parent
McKerny Mary 33 Servant   Clare single parent
Stringer Elizabeth 36 Servant   Middlesex  
Williams Eliza 16     Middlesex  
Williams Mary 30     Middlesex  

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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