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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 Sir Thomas Gresham, 593 tons, Captain Marracott, from Plymouth 1st December 1853, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 19th March 1854

South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854

Sunday March 19th, 1854:- the ship Sir Thomas Gresham, 593 tons, Marracott, Master, from Plymouth 01 December 1853.
Passengers: ... and the following Government emigrants in the steerage. . . . — 6th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1854 ; 9 births and 4 deaths on the passage ; T. Parr, surgeon-superintendent.

ship Sir Thomas Gresham
From Plymouth arrived on the 19th of March after a passage of 109 days. There were eight births and four deaths during the voyage. In this ship, complaints of a very serios nature were made and investigated by the Immigration Board. I regret to state that the Surgeon Superintendent has, since the arrival of the ship died in the Colonial hospital.
 
The South Australian Government Gazette 1866 pp. 84 / 85
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
McCabe, John 12 December 22 consumption at sea
McCormack, Catherine 1 January 07 marasmus at sea
Quinn, Bridget 1 January 10 diarrhoea at sea
Nichols, — inf March 26 born at sea in port ?
 
Surgeon Superintendent Report
Name of Mother   Date of Birth Sex of Infant  
Roberts, Elizabeth   January 04, 1854 male  
Chellows, Elizabeth   January 06, 1854 stillborn female  
Quinn, Ann   January 11, 1854 male  
Foot, Sarah   January 09, 1854 female  
Keal, Betsy   February 21, 1854 female  
Lysaght, Mary   February 28, 1854 male  
McDonough, Jane   March 10, 1854 female  
Ley, Jane   March 17, 1854 male  
Nicholls, Mary Ann   March 22, 1854 male | died March 26  

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
Families
Berryman William 25 Miner 119/1   Cornwall  
  Elizabeth 22          
  William 1          
  Mary inf          
Bishop Thomas 34 Farm Labourer -   Somerset  
  Mary 35          
  Samuel 6          
  Mary 4          
Cornish John 21 Miner -   Devon  
  Jane 18          
Chellew John 23 Miner 265/3   Cornwall  
  Elizabeth (Martin) 24          
Clemon Isaac 49 Farm Servant -   Cornwall  
  Christiana 48          
  John 19 Farm Servant 165/3   Cornwall with parents
  Elizabeth Jane 11          
Curran / Curran Patrick 40 Herdsman -   Cornwall ?  
  Mary 38          
  Mary 18 Servant       with parents
  Patrick 16 Servant       with parents
  Margaret 14 Servant       with parents
Davidson Robert 42 Farm Servant 377/1   Cavan / Clare?  
  Jane 41          
  Elizabeth 20         with parents
  William 19         with parents
  Eliza 14 Servant       with parents
  Mary 13          
  Sarah 12          
  Emily 12          
  William 8          
  Effy 4          
Dunstan Henry 30 Carpenter 442/1   Cornwall  
  Johanna 22          
Dyer William 28 Carter / Labourer 446/3   Somerset  
  Eliza (Brown) 27          
  Mary 5          
  Sarah 2          
Foot Charles 28 Farm Labourer 516/3   Somerset  
  Sarah 25          
Forde Michael 22 Farm Servant 518/3   Clare  
  Mary (Donohue) 16          
Goldsworthy Stephen 23 Miner 585/2   Cornwall  
  Jane 23          
  John 1          
Gould Patrick 39 Farm Servant 597/2   Clare  
  Bridget 39          
  Mary 22         with parents
  Michael 18   591/3     with parents
  Biddy 16         with parents
Hayes John 38 Farm Labourer 702/1   Galway  
  Mary (McNamara) 28          
  James 8          
  Catherine 6          
Houston John 42 Farm Servant 781/3   Tyrone  
  Anne 43          
  David 17 Farm Servant       with parents
  Robert 15 Farm Servant       with parents
  Mary 13          
  Eliza 11          
  Anne 5          
  John 1          
Jones David 32 Collier 857/1   Glamorgan  
  Mary 23          
Jones Thomas 39 Miner 862/3   Glamorgan  
  Mary 35          
  Mary 13          
  Hannah 11          
  Elizabeth 9          
  David 4          
  Margaret 2          
Kernick James 30 Servant 901/3   Cornwall  
  Elizabeth (Cobbledick) 35          
  Mary 1          
Lammey John 29 Labourer -   Tyrone  
  Jane 25          
  Sarah 3          
  Eliza 1          
Larkey Michael 44 Farm Servant 954/3 ?   Cavan Lackey ?
  Catherine (Power) 43          
  John 12          
  Biddy 10          
  Catherine 8          
Law Richard 30 Miner -   Glamorgan  
  Hannah 21          
  Elizabeth inf          
Lee Silas 38 Gardener 963/1   Devon  
  Elizabeth (Cornish) 31          
Ley John 39 Agr. Labourer -   Devon  
  Jane 40          
  Elizabeth 19 Domestic Servant       with parents
  George 15 Labourer       with parents
  John 13          
  Mary 7          
  Thomas 3          
Llewellyn Thomas 33 Coalminer -   Monmouth  
  Martha 30          
  David 2          
Lysaght Patrick 28 Farm Servant -   Clare  
  Mary 22          
Markey James 46 Mason 1018/2   Somerset  
  Eliza 45          
  Mary 26 Servant       with parents
  William 22 Shoemaker       with parents
  Grace 20 Glover       with parents
  Elizabeth 18 Glover       with parents
  James 16 Glover       with parents
  Thomas 9          
  Edward 5          
McCabe James 39 Farm Servant 1051/1   Cavan  
  Biddy (Smythe) 35          
  John 12         died at sea
  Michael 10          
  Nicholas 6          
  James 3          
  Catherine inf          
McCormack Elly 34 Farm Servant 1056/1   Limerick Eli ?
  Catherine 28          
  Bridget 10          
  John 8          
  Michael 4          
  Catherine 1         died at sea
McDonough Michael 20 Farm Servant -   -  
  Jane 27          
McMahon Michael 30 Farm Servant 1080/3   Clare  
  Bridget (Kelly) 26          
  Annie 8          
  Catherine 6          
  Mary 2          
Moore George 28 - 1130/2   Middlesex  
  Eliza (Gibbs) 24          
  William 3          
  child inf          
Mulqueeny Patrick 43 Herdsman 1149/2   Clare  
  Mary 40          
  Margaret 16 House Maid       with parents
  Bridget 13          
  John 11          
  Catherine 9          
Nancarrow William 21 Miner 1163/2   Cornwall  
  Orelia 20          
Nichols John 25 Farm Servant 1183/3   Cornwall  
  Mary 33          
  child inf         stillborn at sea
O'Reilly Michael 24 - 1214/1   Dublin  
  Mary 24          
  Mary inf          
Palamountain John 28 Farm Servant 1232/3   Cornwall  
  Grace (Temby) 32          
Pascoe Nicholas 39 Farm Servant 1245/1   Cornwall  
  Eliza 37          
  Simon 8          
  Eliza 6          
Pearce Joseph 24 Carpenter 1256/3   Devon  
  Elizabeth (Treglohan) 18          
Phillips John 28 Miner -   Cornwall did not sail ?
  wife (Jane Letcher ?) 32          
  child (Joseph ?) 2          
  child (Samuel ?) inf          
Quigley Samuel 30 Farm Servant 1321/2   Clare  
  Bridget (Mullins) 28          
Quinn Thomas 30 Farm Servant 1323/1   Kings county  
  Anne (Murphy) 23          
  Bridget 1         died at sea
Riely Michael 37 Farm Servant 1357/1   Cavan Reilly ?
  Mary 37          
  Mary 15         with parents
  Hugh 14         with parents
Roberts Joseph 42 Miner 1365/1   Cornwall age 44 in 1851 census
  Mary 43          
  Elizabeth 20 Farm Servant       with parents
  William 19 Miner       with parents
  John 13          
  Mary Jane 12          
  Catherine 10          
  Joseph 8          
  Jennifer 2         age 4 in 1851 census
Rogers Thomas 28 Miner -   Cornwall  
  Jane 28          
  Thomas inf          
Rogers William 39 Farm Servant -   Tyrone  
  Isabella 37          
  James 16 Farm Servant       with parents
  Rebecca 14 Farm Servant       with parents
  William 10          
  John 8          
  Mary 5          
  Joseph 2          
Snell James 24 Farm Servant 1514/2   Cornwall  
  Anne 21          
Veal John 23 Miner 1644/1   Cornwall  
  Betsy 23          
  Elizabeth 2          
  William inf          
Walsh Lawrence 27 Labourer 1667/1   Limerick  
  Mary 28          
White Robert 51 Farm Labourer -   Gloucester  
  Rosina 43          
  Ellen 15         with parents
 
Names Age Occupation B-index   Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Clancy James 38 Farm Servant 274/3   Clare nearly blind | after arrival supported by Government, 3 months
Davidson John 21 Farm Servant -   Clare / Cavan ? with parents
Davidson Robert 20 Farm Servant 377/1   Clare / Cavan ? with parents
Hanlon Andrew 19 Farm Servant 863/2   Clare  
Lynch Patrick 29 Farm Servant -   Cavan  
Meehan Thomas 25 Farm Servant -   Cavan  
Morris Thomas 27 Farm Servant -   Galway  
O'Brien Hugh 26 Farm Labourer -   Cavan  
O'Brien Patrick 25 Farm Labourer -   Cavan  
O'Brien Phillip 27 Farm Servant -   Cavan  
O'Callaghan John 21 Farm Servant -   Cork  
O'Callaghan Patrick 27 Farm Servant -   Cork  
Riely / Reilly Charles 22 Farm Servant 1357/1   Cavan with parents
Riely / Reilly Patrick 18 Farm Servant 1357/1   Cavan with parents
Rogers Samuel 14 Labourer -   Middlesex  
Ryan Michael 33 Farm Servant 1410/3   Limerick  
 
Single Women & children
Alexander Margaret 20 Housemaid     Tyrone  
Allen Ann 19 House Keeper     Tyrone  
Bell Catherine 18 Servant     Tyrone  
Berry Sophia 32 Domestic Servant     Wiltshire  
Bishop Mary 38 Domestic Servant     Middlesex single parent
Bishop Charles 4 child     Middlesex  
Bishop Martha 3 child     Middlesex  
Bowden Elizabeth 19 Domestic Servant     Cornwall  
Burke Catherine 25 Domestic Servant     Clare  
Cobbledick Phillippa 55 Housekeeper     Cornwall widow ?
Costello Johanna 21 Servant     Clare  
Crawford Margaret 20 Servant     Tyrone Cramford ?
Cullinan Nancy 18 House Maid     Clare  
Darling Florence 29       Middlesex  
Davidson Jane 16 Servant     Cavan  
Davidson Matilda 18 Farm Servant     Cavan  
Davis Jane 24 Seamstress     Gloucester  
Doris Margaret 19 Housemaid     Tyrone  
Duff Biddy 20 Servant     Tyrone  
Eage Eliza 30 Servant     Gloucester  
Flynn Mary 22 Servant     Clare  
Hamilton Jane 27 Housekeeper     Tyrone  
Harvie Patience 32 Domestic Servant     Devon  
Keane Mary 19 Servant     Clare  
Kelly Mary   Servant     Dublin  
Larkey Biddy 20 Farm Servant     Cavan  
Larkey Catherine 20 Farm Servant     Cavan  
McCabe Mary 17 Domestic Servant     Galway  
McGaw / McGraw Ellen 22 Servant     Clare  
Muller / Miller Mary 20 Domestic Servant     Galway  
Mulqueeny Honor 20 Dairy Maid     Clare with parents
Mulqueeny Mary 18 House Maid     Clare with parents
O'Brien Anne 20 Farm Labourer     Cavan  
O'Brien Mary 38 Housekeeper     Cavan  
O'Brien Terence 12 child     Cavan  
Orr Isabella 18 Servant     Tyrone  
Pedrick Fanny 23 Domestic Servant     Devon  
Pedrick Jane 20 Domestic Servant     Devon  
Sexton Mary 18 Housemaid     Cork  
Stafford Ann 24 Servant     Tipperary  
Stafford Ellen 18 Servant     Tipperary  
Sullivan Mary 20 Dairy Maid     Clare  
Summerville Ann 26 Servant     Tyrone  
Symons Louisa 18 Dressmaker     Cornwall  
Thomas Elizabeth 18 Domestic Servant     Somerset  
Tibb Eliza 19 Domestic Servant     Devon  
Walsh Catherine 21 Dairy Maid     Kilkenny  

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)

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