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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 Octavia, 1055 tons, Captain Dale, from Southampton 18th April 1855, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 19th July 1855

South Australian Register Friday 20th July 1855

Thursday July 19th, 1855:- the ship Octavia, 1055 tons, Dale, Master, from Southampton April 18th
Passengers: Mrs., Miss and Master Dale ; three Misses Fickling ; Mrs. Dixon ; Mrs Cooke & Dr. Cooke, surgeon-superintendent in the cabin and the following emigrants in the steerage. . . .
24th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1855 ; 5 births and 7 deaths on the passage ; Robin William Cooke, surgeon-superintendent.

The South Australian Government Gazette 1866 p. 90
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
Clements, Robert 1 May 14th, 1855 Bronchitis at sea
Keane, Bridget inf May 27th, 1855 Congestion of the lungs at sea
Cox, Samuel inf June 22nd, 1855 14 hours after birth at sea
McKinlay, Margaret 2 June 27th, 1855 Pneumonia at sea
Smedley, Emma inf July 4th, 1855 Pneumonia at sea
Buck, Fred inf July 7th, 1855 Pneumonia at sea
McKinlay, James inf July 4th, 1855 Cerebral disease at sea
         
Surgeon Superintendent Report
Name of Mother   Date of Birth Sex of Infant  
MacMahon, Sarah   April 12th, 1855 male  
Wells, Sarah   June 9th, 1855 male  
Cox, Elizabeth   June 22nd, 1855 male  
Moran, Margaret   July 7th, 1855 male  

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
Atkinson Mr. 24 Labourer 43/2 Ireland John
  wife n/a       Elizabeth (Tregoning)
Bailey John 37 Labourer 56/2 Winsham, Somerset  
  Martha 37        
  Robert 14        
  Margaret 12        
  John 9        
  Sarah Ann 6        
  James 2        
Banks Arthur 51 Station Hand 69/3 Bexley, Kent  
  Sarah Rachel (Rudge) 40        
  Arthur 11        
  Mary A. 9        
  James 3        
  Isabella inf        
Beach Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
Blunchen Mr. n/a - - - Blanden / Blunden ?
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Brennan Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Bryan Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Bugg Henry 24 Labourer 199/2 England Briggs
  wife n/a        
Calligan Conor 24 Labourer 228/1 Ireland Collingman
  wife n/a        
Campion Mr. n/a - 234/1 -  
  wife n/a        
Canfield Mr. n.a - 234/3 -  
  wife n/a        
Chant Thomas - - - Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset 1851 census, age 17 | with family
  Lucy (Russ) -       1851 census, age 15
  see also http://www.emerge.net.au/~santarem/records/octavia.html
Clance Mr. n/a - - - Clancy ?
  wife n/a        
Clements Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
  child -       Robert, age 1
Cox Mr. n/a - 333/3 -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Cox William n/a - 334/2 -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
Daly Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
Davoren Michael n/a Labourer 384/2 Clare Daveron | after arrival supported by Government, 5 weeks
  Annie Elizabeth (Connell) 21        
Dooley Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Dowan Andrew 29 Labourer 423/2 Ireland  
  wife n/a        
Downs and wife | after arrival supported by Government, 6 weeks
Fretwirk ! Mr. n/a - 533/2 -  
  wife n/a        
Gillingham Michael 22 Labourer 573/1 Ireland  
  Sarah (O'Loughlin) n/a        
Guppy Richard - - 630/1 Norton Sub Hamdon, Somerset 1851 census, age 44 | with family
  Sarah -       1851 census, age 46
Hampton Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Harden Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Harford Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Hennesy / Hennessy Mr. n/a - 720/3 -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Hicks Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
Hodges Mr. n/a - 754/1 -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Horne, Denny and wife ; ill and unable to work | after arrival supported by Government, 6 weeks
Johnson William 23 Labourer 851/2 Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset  
  Mary Ann (Guppy) 23        
  see also http://www.emerge.net.au/~santarem/records/octavia.html
Kain and wife | after arrival supported by Government, 7 weeks
Kennedy John 22 Labourer 894/2 Ireland  
  Ann 22        
Kennelly Michael 27 - 896/2 Ireland & 4 children | after arrival supported by Government, 7 weeks
  wife n/a        
Kenny Mr. n/a - 897/1 -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Kerman / Kirwin Mr. 42 - 901/2 - Kerwin, William ? | after arrival supported by Government, 5 weeks
  wife n/a       Mary (Ryan) ?
Kirwin and wife | after arrival supported by Government, 8 weeks
Kilbride Mr. n/a - 906/2 -  
  wife n/a        
Kinly Mr. n/a - 914/1? - McKinlay ?
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Largan / Logan Mr. / Owen n/a - - - too ill to follow his occupation | after arrival supported by Government, 6 weeks
  wife n/a        
Larkin Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Madigan / Maddigan Mr. 44 Labourer 1017/3 - & wife and 4 children | after arrival supported by Government, 5 weeks
  wife n/a        
Maddigan and wife | after arrival supported by Government, 8 weeks
Maher Mr. n/a - 1001/3 - after arrival supported by Government, 8 weeks
  wife n/a        
Malone Martin n/a - - - after arrival supported by Government, 7 weeks
  wife n/a        
Martin Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Matthews William 43 - 1040/1 -  
  Sarah 39        
  Harriet 11        
  see http://www.emerge.net.au/~santarem/records/octavia.html
Maxwell Mr. n/a - 1043/3 -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
McMahon / Macmahon Mr. n/a - - - after arrival supported by Government, 8 weeks
  wife n/a        
Malony Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Molton Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
Moran Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Nash Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
Nugent Francis 28 Labourer 1200/2 Ireland  
  Elizabeth (Mullen) n/a        
  Ellen inf        
O'Brien Mr. n/a - 1205/1 -  
  wife n/a        
Quin Patrick 24 Labourer 1321/3 -  
  wife n/a        
Robinson William 25 Shoemaker 1372/3 Ireland after arrival supported by Government, 6 weeks
  wife n/a        
Ryan Patrick 22 Farm Labourer 1411/2 Ireland  
  wife n/a        
Scothen Mr. n/a - - - Scothon ? from Yorkshire?
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Scully and wife | after arrival supported by Government, 7 weeks
Sheedy / Reedy James 21 Labourer 1474/2 Ireland after arrival supported by Government, 36 days
  wife n/a        
Simmons / Simmonds William 25 Carpenter 1489/1 England after arrival supported by Government, 3 weeks
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Smedler and wife | after arrival supported by Government, 8 weeks
Smiley Mr. n/a - - - Smedley ?
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
Smith Phillip n/a - - - very ill and totally unfit for work | after arrival supported by Government, 6 weeks
  wife n/a        
Tilbrook John n/a - - West Wratting, Cambridge 1851 census, age 35 | with family
  Sarah (Cracknell) n/a       1851 census, age 40
  David John n/a       1851 census, age 9
  Jemima n/a       1851 census, age 6
  Jabez n/a       1851 census, age 2
Tilbrook John n/a     West Wratting, Cambridge 1851 census, age 20 | possible cousin of John Tilbrook, just above
  Mary (Stalley) n/a       1851 census, age 23
  Joshua n/a       FreeBMD, born Mar. quarter 1852
  Frederic John n/a       FreeBMD, born June quarter 1854
  from information provided by Julie Maddocks, a direct descendant of David John Tilbrook : Julie provided all the names, details and clues for the Tilbrook families and James Cracknell, but credits the research of so many others who have freely shared their information with her, which assisted in putting all the information together.
Tuddenham Thomas 44 Labourer 1626/2 Gooderstone, Norfolk to Victoria
  Rebecca (Bennett) 39        
  Susan / Susannah 20        
  Henry 18        
  William 16        
  George 14        
  Thomas 12        
  Mary Ann 7        
  Elizabeth 4 twin      
  James 4 twin      
  David 2        
  Sarah inf        
Unwin Robert 35 Labourer 1638/1 Hauxton, Cambridge  
  Elizabeth (Townshend) 40        
  Richard 10        
  Robert 7        
  William 5        
Voss Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Wade Mr. n/a - 1655/1 -  
  wife n/a        
Weston Mark - - 1696/3 Melksham, Wiltshire born about 1830
  Mary Jane (Bailey) -       FreeBMD, married 2nd quarter 1851
  John Bailey 3   1696/3   FreeBMD, born 3rd quarter 1852
  child -       either Eliza Ann, born 1st quarter 1854, or Augusta, born 3rd quarter 1854
Willis Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Williams Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Willy Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
Wilsmore John -     Halstead, Essex 1851 census, age 23
  Mary (Binks) -       1851 census, age 24
  Rhoda -       1851 census, age 1
  note: Not listed as such in the newspaper list, but reported as sailing, here...
..see http://www.emerge.net.au/~santarem/records/octavia.html
the other Wilsmore family shown at this URL as not sailing (Samuel & Hannah), sailed later in 1855 on the Lismoyne
Wurger Mr. n/a - - -  
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
 
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Bailey            
Bailey            
Bell Mr. n/a - 108/1 -  
Blost, William ; chronic disease of the liver | no one willing to engage him
Bryan            
Campbell            
Carroll Daniel 20 - 242/3 -  
Carthy            
Cracknell James Livermore n/a     West Wratting, Cambridge 1851 census, age 14 | with Tilbrook family | possible son of Sarah (Cracknell) Tilbrook
Crittenden            
Donald John 20 Labourer 416/2 Ireland  
Dullard            
Edwards            
Fleming            
George            
Guppy Edward n/a   - Norton Sub Hamdon, Somerset 1851 census, age 11 | with parents
Healy            
Keawin           Kerwin ? with parents
Keawin           Kerwin ? with parents
Keawin           Kerwin ? with parents
Listen / Liston John 24        
Luxley            
Madigan           with parents
Matthews William 15 - - - with parents
McAuly            
McKinlay, Joseph ; too ill to follow his occupation | after arrival supported by Government, 9 weeks
McNally            
McNorman            
Morgan            
Morgan            
Nash            
O'Neil            
Quinn            
Rowan Mr. n/a   1393/1    
Ryan Edward 21   1408/3    
Schotchin           Scothon ? from Yorkshire?
Shea            
Stanley            
Stevenson            
Tilbrook George n/a     West Wratting, Cambridge 1851 census, age 11 | with parents
Wall            
Williams            
Winzer James n/a   1733/1   Winger ?
Woodburn            
 
Single Women
Beasley            
Beauchamp            
Bennett            
Bennett            
Bolton Fanny 18 Servant 140/2 Ireland  
Bolton            
Bower            
Brebane            
Brown            
Carey            
Carey            
Carroll Johanna 20        
Carty            
Chant Elizabeth (Male) 40 widow 257/3 Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset mother of Thomas, above
Chant Mary Ann 17 daughter   "  
Chant Anna Maria 15 daughter   "  
Chant Alexander 9 son   "  
  see http://www.emerge.net.au/~santarem/records/octavia.html
Conegay            
Cobeach            
Crustone            
Cullen Mary Ann 18 Domestic Servant 354/2 Ireland  
Cummins Miss     356/3    
Dempsey            
Donnell            
Donohue            
Dundon            
Dyer            
Dyer            
Eagan            
Elliott            
Etherington            
Etherington            
Evans            
Evans            
Foraith            
Fox            
Fulham            
Garvey            
Grady            
Graham            
Green            
Green            
Grenzyy !           Crenzyy !
Hoarne !            
Hurley            
Johnson            
Kavanagh Miss     876/2    
Kearney            
Keemes            
Kelly            
Kerford            
Kinly           McKinley ?
Kerman       901/2   Kerwin ? with parents
Kerman       901/2   Kerwin ? with parents
Kerman       901/2   Kerwin ? with parents
Kerman       901/1   Kerwin ? with parents
Knipton            
Leary            
Liston Bridget 14        
Mackey            
Madigan Catherine 16       with parents
Madigan           with parents
Mahoney            
Matthews Caroline 14       with parents
McCormick            
McDermot            
McKeough            
McMahon            
McMahon            
McNance            
McShaw            
Meehan            
Miller            
Miller            
Mills            
Moran Catherine 17       with parents
Moran            
Morey            
Morgan            
Morris Honor 35        
Murphy            
Murray            
Murray            
Neil            
Noctor            
Norris            
Norris            
O'Brien Catherine 10       with parents
O'Reilly            
O'Reilly            
Pant            
Power            
Punch            
Purcell            
Quin            
Rouse Miss     1392/3    
Ruddell Miss     1400/2    
Ryan            
Scotland           Scothon ? from Yorkshire?
Shaw            
Shaw            
Singleton            
Staggle            
Stanley Miss     1533/3    
Stoddart            
Sullivan            
Tracey            
Tuddenham Miss     1572/3    
Watkins            
Wilhon            
Woodburn            
Woodburn            
Wright            
Wright            
Youngman            

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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