Does anyone have ancestors who emigrated from the UK to Australia on the Bussorah Merchant in 1853?

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Im putting together the stories of the voyage and those who emigrated to Australia from the UK on the Bussorah Merchant, arriving in 1853.

I want to know how they got on an if any of them stayed in touch after their time together onboard.

I dont know where to find the ships log as yet, or info related to the departure, although there is plenty on the arrival..

Any feedback welcomed, especially if your ancestor was onboard so I can update the table and look for any connections with their fellow passengers


WikiTree profile: Space:Bussorah_Merchant_1853
in Genealogy Help by Leisa Buckmaster G2G2 (2.7k points)
edited by Leisa Buckmaster

3 Answers

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Hi Leisa, one of my 16 great great grandparents, Jane Elliott emigrated in the Bussorah Merchant but in 1839.  Unfortunately her profile isn't very well developed at this stage.

by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (542k points)
+3 votes

 - hi Leisa Buckmaster - there is also this page for you to look at - - developed by Margaret (Gale) Haining - - cheers

 - = [[Space:Bussorah_Merchant%2C_Immigrant_Voyage_to_New_South_Wales_1852-53|Bussorah Merchant, Immigrant Voyage to New South Wales 1852-53]]

= -

by John Andrewartha G2G6 Mach 8 (86.8k points)
Thanks John! I hadn't seen it.  That page is orphaned now, but I have messaged Margaret to see if she would like me to incorporate the info and add her to the trusted list.

+1 vote
Hi Leisa,

I have connected the Biddle family to the WikiTree and I will create the remaining children's profiles later today.
by Eric White G2G4 (4.5k points)

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