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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

ship St. Vincent, 892 tons, Captain W.H. Bissett, from London 9th August 1873, via Plymouth 16th August, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 6th November 1873

The South Australian Register, Friday 07 November 1873 p. 4


ST. VINCENT ship. 892 tons W. H. Bissett master, from London via Plymouth August 9. Harrold Brothers, agents.
Passengers— Mr. R. and Mrs. E. Fry, Elder Florence, Clara, Willie, and Harry Fry, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler, James R., Marion A., Laura, and David Fowler, Helen Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. R. Riddell,, Mrs. Taylor and Mr. A. Morgan, in the cabin ; and the following assisted passengers: — Margaret Campion, Mary Chapple, Catherine Donnell, Ann Donoghue, Mary Finncan, Chas. Fillmore, Mary Holman, Catherine Lugg, Mary Fletcher, George, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Florence, Ada, and George Parsonson, Bridget Quin, Ellen Ryan, Mary, James, William, Jane, Edward, and Emma Smith, Bridget Tamplin, Catherine and Honora White, James Whitlock, M. S.Taylor, and Archibald Douglas, in the second cabin.

. . . . — 6th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1873 ; —0— births and —-0— deaths on the passage ; —?, surgeon-superintendent.
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 ; UKAP = United Kingdom Assisted Passage regulation ; UKFPPR = United Kingdom Full Paid Passage regulation ; FP = Free Passage. — Robert

STVINCENT, from London— 439 cases, 12,866 pkgs., 734 basks, 242 bdls., 129 coils, 5 boxes, 99 trunks, 6 kegs, 223 bales.
Per St. Vincent, from London— 
For W. C. Buik and Co. — 32 camp-ovens and covers, 10 kegs French wire nails, 1 cask patent fuze, 3 cases fancy goods, 1 cask electro-plated goods, 1 case Ward and Payne's sheepshears, 24 Singer, Howe, Wheeler and Wilson, and Agenoria sewing-machines, 3 cases stationery, 6 crates china, 9 do. Earthen ware, 2 casks assorted ironmongery, 1 case Bohemian glass.


The St. Vincent, after making a very fair passage, put in an appearance on Thursday evening, when she was seen coming up the Gulf, but was not at first recognized. On boarding her, the fine ship was discovered to be but little changed ; but the complement of officers, on the contrary, is completely altered. Lieutenant Bissett, R.N.R., has superseded the old master, Captain Louttit, who has sought occupation in the Melbourne trade. The passengers speak in favourable terms of the new commander, and a testimonial in another column will show how highly his urbane conduct is appreciated.
The vessel started from London on August 9, and after an interval of southwest winds reached Plymouth, where she embarked passengers, and on the 16th, at 9 p.m., she took final departure. Thence to Madeira was marked by light west and south-west winds, and that island was passed on August 28. From there to lat. 16 N. light north north-east winds continued, and afterwards merged into the trades, which were of very transient character, and 6° north of the line were entirely lost. The southeast trades were but moderate, and the Line was crossed on September 18, in 23° 87' W. The meridian of the Cape was passed on October 14, in 40° 37', and some very good days runs were occasionally made, one in particular being considerably over 300 miles. The Southern Ocean was crossed with very fine weather ; indeed throughout the entire voyage the topsails have never been reefed. The ship came to anchor in the roads, and will remain there for a day or two until the steam tug is disengaged.

The South Australian Register, Friday 07 November 1873 p. 1

TO LIEUTENANT BISSET, R.N.R., Commander Ship St. Vincent.

Dear Sir— At the conclusion of this very pleasant and agreeable voyage from England we feel that we cannot separate without expressing our sense of your uniformly kind and gentle manly behavior to us all.
Sea voyages are all more or less tedious, but you have reduced it to a minimum, taking into account the light and baffling winds in the earlier part of it. No matter how glad we will be to tread dry land again, we will part from you with regret. We would also bear witness to the kindness and courtesy of your Officers, who exerted themselves in every way to enlivens, and make the passage pleasant. We wish you many more prosperous voyages, that you may have good news from home when you get to Adelaide, a quick passage home to Old England ; and we hope that when you do arrive you will find your dear wife and all friends well and happy.
Believe us to be, Sir, Your sincere well-wishers,

Geo. S. Fowler Robert Riddell, M.D. C.H.M
Janet Fowler Aimee Cecile Riddell
Richard E. Fry  
Sarah Elizabeth Fry Arthur Morgan

Off Port Adelaide, November 6 1873

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
  Fry Richard Elver 35 Carpenter 537/1 B/M/D Wiltshire  
    Sarah Elizabeth (Greenough) 32          
    Florence 8          
    Clara Maude 4          
    William Rowland 2          
    Harry Vincent inf       born 1872 Chippenham, Wiltshire  
  Fowler George Swan 34 Wholesale Grocer / M.P. 523/2 B/M Cellardyke, Fifeshire  
    Catherine Janet (Lamb) 33          
    James Richard 8          
    Marion Anderson 7          
    Laura Margaret 5          
    David Berwick 3          
  Riddell Mr. Robert n/a M.D.       A.M.P.I
    Mrs. n/a          
  Morgan Arthur n/a          
  Robertson Helen n/a          
  Taylor Mrs n/a          
Steerage / 2nd Cabin - Families
CPCH Parsonson George 30 Fellmonger 1243/2 B/M Surrey  
    Elizabeth Eliza (Tume) 30          
    Elizabeth Emily 7          
    Florence Emma 5          
    Ada Maud 3          
    George William inf          
CPCH Smith Mary 42 House Keeper -   -  
    James 16          
    William R. 14          
    Jane R. 11          
    Edward 9          
    Emma 11         age ?
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
  Last Given
Single Men
CPCH Douglas Archibald 20          
CPCH Fillmore Charles 22          
UKAP Whitlock James 25          
Single Women & children
- Taylor M.S. 40 Matron        
CPCH Campion Margaret 19          
CPCH Chapple Mary A. 23          
CPCH Donnell Catherine 34          
CPCH Donoghue Ann 20          
CPCH Finncan Mary A. 22         Finnean ?
CPCH Fletcher Mary A. 30          
CPCH Holman / Hollman Mary 26          
CPCH Lugg Catherine 27          
CPCH Quin Bridget 15          
CPCH Ryan Ellen 21          
CPCH Tamplin Bridget 20          
CPCH White Catherine 17          
CPCH White Honora 15          

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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