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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 William Stevenson, 806 tons, Captain Williams, from Liverpool 7th November 1854, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 1st February 1855

South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855

Thursday February 1st, 1855:- the ship William Stevenson, 806 tons, Williams, Master, from Liverpool November 7th [1854].
Passengers: Mr. William Campbell, surgeon-superintendent in the cabin and the following emigrants in the steerage. . . .
4th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1855 ; 4 births and 5 deaths on the passage ; Mr. William Campbell, surgeon-superintendent.

ship William Stevenson
Sailed from Liverpool on the 7th of November 1854 and arrived on the 1st February 1855. She landed in the Colony 283 souls. Five deaths and four births occurred at sea. The good management and order of the people and the cleanliness of the ship, reflected the greatest credit on Mr William Campbell, the surgeon superintendent. The people seemed generally well selected and they were contented and happy.
 
The South Australian Government Gazette 1866 p. 88
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
Shakeshift, Mary 1 November 7th 1854 Diarrhoea at sea
Hardy, Peter 1 November 10th 1854 Diarrhoea at sea
Ryan, Malachi 27 December 10th 1854 Coup de soleil
(sun-stroke)
at sea
Chambers, Edward 1 December 28th 1854 Inflammation from teething at sea
Homar, Emily
(Stoner)
20 January 13th 1855 Abortion & general debility at sea
         
Surgeon Superintendent Report
Name of Mother   Date of Birth Sex of Infant  
Balmore, Janet   unknown male - William  
         
         
         

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 Thomas 40 Quarryman 43/3 Cumwhinton, Cumberland  
  Maria 39        
  Jane 11        
  William Thomas 7        
  Ann 5        
Balmore / Balmorr Wright 30 Farm Servant - Barony, Lanark  
  Janet 25        
  William inf       born at sea ?
Barr William 39 Labourer 80/1 Avondale, Lanark 1851 census, name James
  Margaret 38        
  Ann 13        
  Barbara 8        
  Grace 1       1851 census, age 1yr 7 months
  William n/a       infant ?
Barron Donald 37 Agr. Labourer 83/2 Inverness, Inverness  
  Margaret (Munro) 36        
  Duncan 2        
  Mary 1        
Blyth Alexander 25 Labourer 135/1 Fife  
  Catherine 27        
Broadfoot John 37 Labourer 178/2 Paisley Abbey, Renfrew  
  Margaret 42        
  Marion 15        
  Catherine 11        
  William 9        
  Mary 4        
  Andrew 2        
Burkell / Burkill / Burkhilll Joshua 28 Labourer 207/1 Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire  
  Mary 27        
  John 7        
  George 3        
Burrett Joseph 40 Smith 210/1 Barony, Lanark  
  Margaret 37        
  Thomas 12        
  Joseph 3        
  Margaret 2        
Chambers Robert C. 25 Miner 255/3 Easington, Durham ?  
  Christina (Matthews) 24        
  Edward 1       died at sea, Dec. 28
Craig William 27 Carpenter 337/2 Kirkintilloch, Dunbarton  
  Isabella (Pirest ?) 26        
  Mary 3        
  Jane 1        
Dronsfield Joseph 29 Miner - Chadderton, Lancashire  
  Mary 31        
  Sarah 7        
  Rachel ? n/a        
  Hannah Maria n/a       1851 census, age 6 mo.
  Seth inf       born at sea ?
Donaldson John 45 Carter 416/3 Paisley High Church, Renfrew  
  Elizabeth 38        
  Morrison 12        
  Ann 8        
  James 6        
Fife Hugh 38 Miner 498/2 Coalsnaughton, Clackmannan  
  Marjory 34       1851 census, name Marion
  Christian 13       1851 census, age 7
  Mary 10       1851 census, age 5
  Margaret 5       1851 census, age 1mo.
  Jane inf        
Fife / Fyfe William 38 Gardener 498/2 Lanark, Lanarkshire  
  Ann 34        
  John 12        
  James 8        
  Robert 2        
Fleming Jane 26 - - Renfrew single parent
  Hugh 13   511/1    
  Frances 3        
  Mary 1        
Gillan David 34 Bricklayer 571/2 Lanark  
  Elizabeth 32        
  Christina 12        
  John 2        
  David inf        
Goulding William 29 Joiner 597/3 Manchester, Lancashire  
  Anne (Smith) 30        
  William 7        
  Samuel 4        
Grimmond George 38 Ploughman - Newburgh, Fife  
  Betsey 38        
  William 11        
  George 6        
Hardy Edward 28 Blacksmith 670/2 Aberdeen  
  Caroline 23        
  Edward 2        
  Peter 1       died at sea, Nov. 10
Hogan Thady 49 Carpenter 760/1 Clare  
  Hannah 47        
Jenkinson James 27 Ploughman 839/2 Stirling  
  Catherine 23        
Jolley Christopher 27 Agr. Labourer 854/3 Weeton, Lancashire  
  Mary (Birks) 20        
  Alice inf        
McGeogh William 30 Carpenter 1066/1 Lanark  
  Mary 24        
  William 2        
  Elizabeth inf        
McGregor William 33 Labourer 1068/2 Stirling  
  Ann 31        
  James 6        
  David 1        
McKay William 24 Farm Servant 1072/2 Lanark  
  Janet 21        
McLean / Maclean Edward 44 Farm Labourer - Inverness  
  Barbara 47        
McLean / Maclean Thomas 22 Agr. Labourer - Inverness  
  Janet 27        
Morris James 21 Farm Servant 1135/1 Stirling  
  Christina 23        
Morrison John 30 Carpenter 1136/3 Lancashire  
  Christina 30        
  John 5        
Muirhead James 20 Painter 1145/3 Inveresk, Midlothian  
  Euphemia (McLean) 21        
  Robert inf        
Muirhead Robert 42 Bootmaker 1146/1 Inveresk, Midlothian  
  Christina (Mitchell) 39        
  Robert 12        
  Flora 10        
  Helen 8        
  Ann 4        
Neilson Robert 24 Carter 1170/3 Lanark  
  Helen 23        
Oxford William 30 Brickmaker 1226/2 Tipton, Stafford  
  Emma (Wood) 29        
  Emily 4        
  Maria inf        
Reid James 25 Labourer 1340/2 Lanark  
  Helen 19        
Rigby George 25 Mason 1357/2 Windle, Lancashire  
  Margaret 33        
Ross Thomas 27 Joiner 1390/1 Dumbarton  
  Ann 26        
Ryan James 49 Agr. Labourer 1409/1 Tipperary  
  Margaret 48        
  Sarah 13        
  Margaret 10        
  James 7        
Shakeshaft Lawrence 26 Joiner 1467/2 Blackburn, Lancashire  
  Martha (Driver) 31        
  Richard 2        
  Mary 1       died at sea, Nov. 7
Sharp Andrew 24 Stone Mason 1470/1 Lancashire  
  Ann 25        
Sinclair Gilbert 26 Miner 1492/3 Lanark  
  Margaret 23        
  Archibald 2        
  Maria inf        
Stewart Edward 27 Miner 1548/2 Ayrshire  
  Eliza 26        
  Agnes 3        
  Margaret 2        
Stewart Robert 25 Labourer 1549/1 Doncaster  
  Jane 23        
  James 2        
  child n/a        
Stoner James 22 Smith - Haslingden, Lancashire  
  Emily (Sherman) 20       died at sea, Jan. 20 1855
Strang Mary 44   - Renfrew single parent | age 34 ? / Lanark ?
  James 6        
  Mary Ann 1        
Strang Matthew 28 Carpenter 1556/2 Glasgow St. John, Lanark  
  Jessie 24        
  James 3        
  Janet 1        
Taylor Donald 26 Joiner 1578/2 Edinburgh Old Greyfriars, Midlothian  
  Isabella 34        
  Isabella 7        
  William 4        
  Helen inf        
Travers Owen 71 Labourer 1617/3 Weastmeath  
  Anne (Smith) 57        
Veitch Adam 42 Agr. Labourer 1644/2 Penicuik, Midlothian  
  Mary (Reid) 39        
  Robert 12        
  Betsy / Elizabeth 9        
  Agnes 6        
  William 3        
Vaughan James 28 Gardener / Labourer 1643/1 Manchester, Lancashire  
  Bridget (Bradley) 25        
Welson John 30 Salesman Timber Yard - Lancashire  
  Isabella 29        
  Mary A. 5        
  John 3        
Wheatley Jesse 39 Joiner 1697/3 Derby St. Peter, Derby  
  Jane (Holland) 43        
  Mary 15        
  Jane 9        
Whitworth Henry 27 Bricklayer 1706/3 Manchester, Lancashire  
  Elizabeth (Mayers) 25        
  Walter inf        
Woolford / Woodford William S. 44 Carpenter 1744/1 Hulme, Lancashire 1851 census, age 44
  Sarah 40        
  Edward F. 13        
  Elizabeth 9        
  Nathaniel 2        
  William inf        
Young Allan 29 Quarryman 1755/1 Cumberland  
  Margaret 30        
Young Andrew 41 Carpenter 1755/1 Shotton, Durham  
  Mary Ann 43        
  Mary Ann 10        
 
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Brews Peter 25 Cartwright - Midlothian  
Brusenham Daniel 21 Labourer 194/3 Cork  
Brusenham Timothy 17 Labourer 194/3 Cork  
Cain John 19 Labourer 224/3 Tipperary  
Cain Patrick 10 child - Tipperary  
Carmichael John 24 Miner 239/2 Lanark  
Connolly John 20 Labourer 307/2 Clare  
Connolly William 17 Labourer 307/2 Clare  
Doherty Martin 20 Labourer 413/2 Tipperary  
Duggan Timothy 16 Labourer 435/1 Galway  
Fife / Fyfe George 16 Farm Servant 498/2 Lanark, Lanarkshire with parents
Fife / Fyfe William 14 Farm Servant 498/2 Lanark, Lanarkshire with parents
Forrestal Robert 18 Farm Servant 520/1 Kings county  
Hod— James 23 Agr. Labourer - Clare  
Hogan James 23 Labourer 759/1 Clare with parents
Hogan John 24 Labourer 759/1 Clare with parents
Hogan Michael 21 Labourer 759/2 Clare with parents
Hogan Patrick 17 Labourer 759/3 Clare with parents
Hogan Thomas 15 Labourer 760/1 Clare with parents
Keane John 20 Labourer 878/1 Galway  
McNamara Stephen 17 Labourer 1084/1 Clare  
Muirhead Francis 17 Glazier 1145/3 Inveresk, Midlothian with parents
Neill John 18 Agr. Labourer 1170/2 Tipperary  
O'Loughlin Martin 24 Labourer 1211/3 Clare  
Ryan Edward 25 Labourer 1408/3 Tipperary with parents
Ryan Malachi 27 Labourer - Tipperary with parents | died at sea, Dec. 10
Ryan William 16 Labourer 1413/1 Tipperary with parents
Seddon Samuel 23 Baker - Lancashire  
Thompson James 17 Brickmaker - Renfrew  
Woolford / Woodford Joseph 19 Carpenter 1744/1 Hulme, Lancashire with parents
 
Single Women
Anderson 24 Derssmaker   Northern Ireland  
Anderson Jane G. 24 Shop Keeper   Northern Ireland  
Barmore Sarah n/a Domestic Servant   Lanark  
Barr Margaret 15 Domestic Servant   Avondale, Lanark with parents
Burrett Christina 18 Dressmaker   Barony, Lanark with parents
Burrett Mary 16 Domestic Servant   Barony, Lanark with parents
Burrett Catherine 14 Dressmaker   Barony, Lanark with parents
Brusenham Johanna 18 Domestic Servant   Cork  
Connolly Ellen 22 House Servant   Clare  
Connolly Mary 19 House Servant   Clare  
C— Johanna 15 House Servant   Tipperary  
C— Margaret 27 House Servant   Lanark  
Doherty Julia 16 Domestic Servant   Tipperary  
Donaldson Mary 17 Servant   Renfrew  
Dow Helen 23 Domestic Servant   Edinburgh  
Dugan Mary 18 Farm Servant   Galway  
Dugan Bridget 38 Washerwoman   Galway  
Fife / Fyfe Marjory * 15 Domestic Servant   Coalsnaughton, Clackmannan with parents | * 1851 census, name Marion, age 10
Flemming Elizabeth 15 Servant   Lanark  
Flinn Ann 24 Servant   Lancashire  
Forrestal Deborah 24 Domestic Servant   Kings county  
Fraser Isabella 23 Domestic Servant   Dumbarton  
Galbraith Janet 19 Domestic Servant   Lanark  
Grimmond Mary / Margaret 14 Domestic Servant   Newburgh, Fife with parents
Hamilton Mary 20 Domestic Servant   Lancashire  
Har— Bridget 18 Domestic Servant   Clare  
Haren Bridget 19 Domestic Servant   Clare  
He—man Anne 24 Domestic Servant   Lanark  
Hogan Hannah 19 Domestic Servant   Clare  
Hogan Maria 15 Domestic Servant   Clare  
Houlihan Bridget 18 Domestic Servant   Clare  
Kerin Bridget 20 Dressmaker   Clare  
Little Mary 21 Servant   Renfrew  
McDonald Catherine 30 Domestic Servant   Inverness  
McDonald Catherine 23 Domestic Servant   Inverness  
McLarthy Catherine 21 Domestic Servant   Lanark  
McLennan Catherine 14 Servant   Edinburgh Old Greyfriars, Midlothian niece of Taylor family
McNamara Mary 24 Domestic Servant   Clare  
McNamara Ann 38 Dressmaker   Clare  
McNamara Bridget 22 Domestic Servant   Clare  
Muirhead Alison 15 Domestic Servant   Inveresk, Midlothian with parents
Ryan Mary 34 Domestic Servant   Tipperary with parents | age ?
Ryan Sarah 15 Domestic Servant   Tipperary with parents
Scott Mary 27 Domestic Servant   Midlothia  
Stewart Eliza 25 Domestic Servant   Lanark  
Strong / Strang Mary 15 Servant   Lanark  
Thomson Mary 23 Domestic Servant   Renfrew  
Thomson Euphemia 18 Domestic Servant   Renfrew  
Veitch Euphemia 14 Servant   Penicuik, Midlothian with parents
Wheatley Mary 14 Dressmaker   Derby St. Peter, Derby with parents | listed twice ?
Woodward Elizabeth 21 Farm Servant   Lancashire  
Young Frances 14 Farm Servant   Shotton, Durham with parents

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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