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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 Switzerland, 640 tons, Captain D. Doherty from Liverpool 16th June 1855, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 12th September 1855

South Australian Register Thursday 13th September 1855

Wednesday September 12th, 1855:- the ship Switzerland, 640 tons, D. Doherty, Master, from Liverpool June 16th.
Passengers: Mrs. D. Doherty ; Mr. H. Owen, surgeon-superintendent in the cabin and the following emigrants in the steerage. . . .
29th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1855 ; 1 birth and 2 deaths on the passage ; Harold Owen, surgeon-superintendent.

note: this ship was a Charter for the Highland and Island Emigration Society (HIES) . . those passengers are on their own three lists below the first three lists :: i families, ii single men, iii single women :: . . see also . .
    http://www.angelfire.com/ns/bkeddy/HIES/2.html . . for more details on this and other voyages. Regards Robert, Adelaide

ship Switzerland
640 tons, 3 masted ship, built 1854 (?) Bath, Maine, 130.7 x 28 x 23, owner, James Baines, Liverpool.
Arrived on the 11th of September and landed in the Colony 262 souls. 2 deaths and 1 birth took place at sea. She was commanded by Mr. Samuel Doherty and Mr Harrold Owen is the Surgeon-Superintendent. By this vessel a number of Highland families arrived, aided by the funds of the Highland and Island Emigration Society of Scotland. These people are generally valuable Colonists ; their social and domestic habits and attachments lead them to remain together, so that inducements which would lure away others to the gold fields are powerless on the Highlander. The Colonists found that those who arrived by the Hercules (passenger list) were at that time a most eligible class of people. The circumstances of the Colony have changed since that time ; but I believe, the pastoral settlers will willingly engage these families. The demand, however, for that class of persons is limited. The greater number of those who arrived by the Switzerland have been sent to Guichen Bay.
 
The South Australian Government Gazette 1866 p. 90 & GRG 35/48/2 Crown lands and Immigrant ships papers
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
Macpherson, Mary 1 August 9th, 1855, 8am Died from exhaustion, consequence from disturbed bowels from teething at sea
Shaw, Malcolm 26 days September 18th, 1855 Inflammation of cerebellum on shore
         
note: Malcolm Shaw was born at sea and died in port, four days after arrival ; no record found for burial on shore.
         
Surgeon Superintendent Report
Name of Mother   Date of Birth Sex of Infant  
Shaw, Catherine   August 22nd, 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
Brown James 26 Weaver 187/3 Renfrew  
  Janet 25        
  Agnes inf        
Campbell James 29 Weaver 232/2 Renfrew  
  Agnes 21        
  James inf        
Campbell Robert 32 Weaver 233/2 Renfrew  
  Margaret (Nimmo) 29        
  Mary 4        
  Robert 1        
Cassells William 25 Weaver 248/3 Renfrew  
  Jane 23        
Conway John 49 Agr. Labourer 310/1 Kings co.  
  Jane 45        
  Bridget 13        
  Thomas 10        
  Catherine 7        
Corrie Johanna 48 Servant - Clare single parent
  Mary 22 Servant      
  Catherine 25 Servant      
  Margaret 18 Servant      
  James 12        
  Patrick 26 Labourer 321/2    
  Michael 23 Labourer 321/2    
  Thomas 14 Labourer 321/2    
Deans James 23 Weaver 392/2 Renfrew  
  Mary 23        
Dempster William 22 Weaver 396/3 Paisley North, Renfrew  
  Elizabeth (Cowie) 20        
Gallagher William 26 Weaver 544/1 Renfrew  
  Jane 24        
  William 4        
McAlpine Andrew 38 Weaver 1048/2 Paisley Middle Church, Renfrew  
  Mary 33        
Meikle William n/a Weaver 1091/3 Renfrew  
  Martha n/a        
  James n/a        
  Jane n/a        
  John n/a        
Murtrie Hugh 44 Weaver 1159/3 Paisley South, Renfrew 1851 census, Mutrie | with family
  Margaret 44        
  Hugh 12        
  Mary 8        
  James 6        
  Archibald 2        
Paultney William 31 Farm Labourer - Leicester St Mary, Leicestershire  
  Anne 24        
Steel William 28 Farm Servant 1538/2 Lanark  
  Mary 24        
  Jane 2        
  Andrew 1        
Stewart James 32 Weaver 1548/2 Paisley South, Renfrew 1851 census, age 24 !
  Grace 31       1851 census, age 26
  James 4       1851 census, age 8 months | twin sister Janet
  Martha inf        
Townsend John 28 Farm Servant 1615/2 Elland, Yorkshire  
  Esther Ann (Berry ?) 32        
  Elizabeth Ann 4        
  Emily inf        
 
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Brady James 18 Labourer 163/1 Cavan  
Conway Anthony 20 Farm Servant 310/1 Kings co. with family
Conway William 22 Farm Servant 310/3 Kings co. with family
Dunn Michael 37 Farm Servant 440/1 Wicklow with family
Dunn Peter 21 Farm Servant 440/2 Wicklow with family
Dunn William 31 Farm Servant 440/3 Wicklow with family
Purcell Stephen 29 Labourer - Kilkenny  
Ross Donald 21 Labourer 1388/3 Ross and Cromarty with family
Scott Charles 20 Baker - Middlesex  
 
Single Women
Ashmore Susan 19 Farm Servant   Carlow  
Auld Eliza 37 Milliner   Leicestershire  
Brian Mary 21 Farm Servant   Wicklow  
Byrne Mary 18 Housemaid   Meath  
Conway Ann 16 Farm Servant   Kings co. with family
Conway Elizabeth 14 Farm Servant   Kings co. with family
Day Agnes 20 Domestic Servant   Aberdeen  
Dugal Mary 22 Dairymaid   Donegal  
Dunn Bridget 21 Farm Servant   Wicklow with family
Dunn Elizabeth 16 Farm Servant   Wicklow with family
Dunn Margaret 24 Farm Servant   Wicklow with family
Hughes Mary 30 Domestic Servant   Dublin  
Jarvis Ann 21 Domestic Servant   Renfrew  
Lowrie Ann 38 Laundress   Dublin  
Maher Mary 24 Domestic Servant   Kilkenny  
Mansergh Ellen 20 Servant   Tipperary Mansgryle
Mansergh Mary 22 Servant   Tipperary Mansgryle
McKeon Catherine 18 Domestic Servant   Armagh  
McKeon Mary 23 Domestic Servant   Armagh  
McMillan Catherine 25 Domestic Servant   Renfrew  
McVitty Ann 17 Domestic Servant   Fermanagh  
Molan Margaret 20 Farm Servant   Cork  
Molan Mary 22 Farm Servant   Cork  
Morrison Margaret 28 Domestic Servant   Renfrew  
Murtrie Agnes 18 Domestic Servant   Paisley South, Renfrew with family
Murtrie Janet 19 Domestic Servant   Paisley South, Renfrew with family
Pentland Bridget 21 Servant   Meath  
Quinn Bridget 31 Domestic Servant   Tipperary  
Quinn Eliza 19 Domestic Servant   Tipperary  
Robe Eliza 30 Servant   Donegal  
Roe Mary A. 19 Servant   Dublin  
Ross Anne 17 Dairymaid   Ross and Cromarty with family
Stanford Elizabeth 34 Servant   Galway  
Stanford Helen / Ellen 23 Servant   Galway  
Tart Mary 22 Servant   Kings co.  
Watson Dorothea 23 Domestic Servant   Armagh  
Williams Ellen 18 Domestic Servant   Clare  
 
Highland and Island Emigration Society (HIES) Emigrants
 
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Families
Beaton Alexander 45 Farm Labourer - Kilmuir, Inverness Duirinish
  Flora 45        
  Catherine 24        
  Neil 14        
  John 11        
Cameron Alexander 45 Shepherd 229/1 Knock, Inverness Sleat
  Ann 48        
  Marion 24        
  Alexander 20        
  Samuel 17        
  Catherine 15        
Campbell Malcolm 54 Crofter 233/1 Borreraig, Inverness single parent | Duirinish
  Ann 19        
  Catherine 17        
  John 15        
Chisholm Farquhar 54 Crofter 270/3 Struan, Inverness Bracadale
  Marion (McLeod) 54        
  Ann 29        
  John 27        
  Angus 24        
  Donald 22        
  John 19        
  Isabella / Belle 38       sister of Farquhar
Ferguson Murdo 39 Farm Labourer 493/1 Edinbane, Inverness Snizort
  Ann 38        
  Malcolm 15        
  Christy 11        
  John 5        
Macaskill Murdo 28 Farm Servant 1049/2 Carbost, Inverness Snizort
  Marion 28        
  Margaret 1        
  Allan 1        
Macdonald Donald 24 Farm Servant - Kilmaluag, Inverness brother and sister | Kilmuir
  Mary 30        
Macdonald Murdo 30 Crofter 1061/1 Holmisdale, Inverness Duirinish
  Christy 25        
  Catherine 1        
Mackinnon John 28 Farm Servant 1075/3 Bernisdale, Inverness Snizort
  Agnes (Shaw) 20        
Macleod Alexander 39 Farm Servant 1079/1 Carbost, Inverness Snizort
  Ann (Macpherson) 37        
  Donald 10        
  Alexander 8        
  Angus 4        
Macleod Mary 45 Farm Servant - Hamara Glendale, Inverness Duirinish
  Catherine 14        
  Malcolm 8        
Macleod Neil 28 Crofter 1078/2 Bernisdale, Inverness family number 893 | Snizort
  Flora 27        
  Susan 1        
Macleod Rory 41 Farm Servant 1080/1 Isle Soay, Inverness single parent | Bracadale
  Christy 20        
  Catherine 18        
  Ann 14        
  Alexander 12        
  Mary 9        
  Donald 7        
Macpherson John 40 Crofter 1086/1 Sasaig, Inverness Sleat
  Ann 26        
  Mary 1       died at sea, Aug. 9th
McInnes Donald 26 Farm Labourer 1070/2 Duisdalemore, Inverness Sleat
  Christy 23        
  Catherine 1        
McInnes Lachlan 39 Crofter 1070/3 Sasaig, Inverness Sleat
  Flora 40        
  Donald 17        
  Ann 15        
  Alexander 13        
  Catherine 9        
  Angus 5        
McInnes Neil 37 Farm Servant 1070/3 Kilvaxter, Inverness Kilmuir
  Flora 38        
  Alexander 15        
  Archibald 13        
  Ann 8        
  Bell / Isabella 5        
McKay Samuel 58 Crofter 1072/2 Bernisdale, Inverness Snizort
  Janet 49        
  Donald 22        
  Roderick 19        
  Flora 17        
  Mary 15        
  Donald 12        
  Margaret A. 10        
  Catherine 8        
  Alexander 6        
McKenzie Charles 49 Farm Labourer 995/1 Edinbane, Inverness Duirinish
  Christy (Macaskill) 47        
  Donald 17        
  John 12        
  Anne 9        
  Bell / Isabella 4        
McLean Neil 28 Crofter 1078/2 Bernisdale, Inverness family number 865 | Snizort
  Flora 27        
  Susan 1        
McNeill Roderick 44 Farm Labourer 1085/1 Edinbane, Inverness Snizort
  Ann (Shaw) 40        
  Malcolm 15        
  Margaret 14        
  Alexander 10        
  Norman 8        
  Ann 6        
  Roderick 4        
McPhee Malcolm 34 Farm Servant 1085/3 Carbost, Inverness Snizort
  Mary (McQueen ?) 32        
  Lachlan 8        
  John 3        
  Angus 1        
McPhee Munro ? / Murdoch ? 50 Crofter 1085/3 Upper Milovaig, Inverness Duirinish
  Mary 45        
  Mary 25        
  Margaret 27        
  Kate 17        
  John 14        
  Mary 11        
  Rory 3        
Munro Donald 60 Farm Servant 1152/2 Upper Milovaig, Inverness Duirinish
  Mary 47        
  Mary 18        
  Andrew 14        
  Alexander 7        
Nicholson Murdo 52 Gardener 1184/2 Dunvegan, Inverness Duirinish
  Catherine 23 Domestic Servant      
  Margaret 21 Domestic Servant      
Robertson Alexander 45 Crofter 1367/1 Ostaig, Inverness Sleat
  Christy 44        
  Effy 18        
  Mary 16        
  Margaret 11        
  Catherine 8        
Shaw Alexander 55 Crofter 1471/3 Lower Milovaig, Inverness Duirinish
  Margaret 56        
  Catherine 32        
  Donald 29        
  Margaret 22        
  Marion 20        
  Effy 17        
Shaw Angus 24 Farm Servant 1471/3 Lower Milovaig, Inverness son of Alexander Shaw | Duirinish
  Catherine 26        
Stewart James 47 Blacksmith 1548/2 Ardavasar, Inverness Sleat
  Janet 43        
  Alexander 20        
  John 17        
  Flora 13        
  Ann 10        
  Sally 7        
  Mary 4        
 
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Macpherson John 14 Farm Servant - Sasaig, Inverness nephew of John Macpherson
Shaw Malcolm 24 Farm Servant 1472/2 Bernisdale, Inverness brother of Agnes Mackinnon
 
Single Women
Henderson Mary 24 Domestic Servant - Kilvaxter, Inverness  
Macdonald Marion 25 Farm Servant - Holmisdale, Inverness sister of Murdo Macdonald
Macleod Flora 36 Farm Servant 1080/1 Glenmure, Inverness  
Macleod Mary 12 Farm Servant - Glenmure, Inverness  
Macpherson Christy 20 Farm Servant - Sasaig, Inverness sister of John Macpherson
Macpherson Flora 36 Farm Servant - Inverness sister of J. Macpherson ?
Macpherson Kate 30 Domestic Servant - Carbost, Inverness sister of Ann Macleod
McNeill Effy 34 Domestic Servant - Carbost, Inverness  
Shaw Effy / Euphemia 22 Domestic Servant 1472/2 Bernisdale, Inverness sister of Agnes Mackinnon
Shaw Janet 26 Domestic Servant 1472/2 Bernisdale, Inverness sister of Agnes Mackinnon
Shaw Margaret 18 Domestic Servant 1472/2 Inverness ?
Shaw Mary 22 Farm Servant - Dunvegan, Inverness  

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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