John & James McCaffery migrated to Australia in1853 on Talevera ship FROM WHERE

+2 votes
WikiTree profile: Graham Brindle
in Genealogy Help by Graham Brindle G2G Crew (320 points)
Could you give a bit more information, birth date, death date, where they lived in Australia...
john was born circa 1833  (but where /) settled in Moruya NSW Australia .worked in stone Quarry in Moruya where he was accidently killed on 2nd April 1885..He married Johanna Torpey in R.C church Moruya..They had 3 children (James Thomas..Mary .. and Margaret Eliza
Thanks everyone for all your help, and great question Graham. There isn't a category yet for the Talavera that arrived in 1853. I'll see if I can find/create someone so we can create the category.

Arrivals, Sydney - August 25 — Talavera, ship, 917 tons, Captain Scott, from Southampton June 1.

1853 'ARRIVALS.', The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (NSW : 1844 - 1860), 27 August, p. 2. , viewed 01 Jan 2021,

In the profile for Bridget (Goode) Torpy (abt. 1816 - 1885) [Goode-1734] it is stated that she sponsored her remaining daughters to come out to Australia three years after arriving in Australia. The oldest daughter, Bridget, was 10 years old at the time, Catherine eight and Honora six.

They are Torpy-52 , Torpy-53, and Torpy-51 The Talavera arrival could be attached to those.

Excellent work Alan. I've found an existing profile also - Robert Forster-1916. I've added him to the Categories to be created page. So the Torpy profiles can have the category added once its been created.

Do you need any further assistance, Graham?
Thanks Margaret!
Torpy children added.

I think arrived 25th, but not released from quarantine until the 6th. So passengers didn't disembark/arrive until the 6th...

3 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer

You can see their immigration record at

I think it says they came from Coolkeeragh, County Tyrone, Ireland (see

by Paul Masini G2G6 Pilot (244k points)
selected by Deborah Green
+2 votes
Hopefully someone will have better luck than I. the only ship with then name Talavera I could find was launched in 1818 and destroyed in 1840. I also could not find emigration to Australia in 1853, record I did find showed origin Liverpool and dates ranging 1860 - 1880.

Good luck
by Deborah Green G2G6 Mach 1 (15.6k points)
+1 vote
Here are some different sources; (with reference to the immigration record provided by Paul M)...searching for 'Talavera' across September 1853.

A brief mention that she departed 'London".

Then others that she was quarantined (measles) & had 2 men desert ship.

Another mention of Talavera having departed the UK.

Then (finally I got it) Talavera sailed from Southampton.
by Ken Hudson G2G6 Mach 1 (13.5k points)

Related questions

+2 votes
3 answers
+4 votes
2 answers
75 views asked Aug 13, 2018 in Genealogy Help by Ralph Brighton G2G Crew (340 points)
+2 votes
1 answer
477 views asked Sep 22, 2014 in Genealogy Help by anonymous
0 votes
3 answers
177 views asked Nov 27, 2012 in Genealogy Help by Tony Smith G2G Crew (470 points)
+6 votes
1 answer
+4 votes
2 answers
+4 votes
1 answer

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright