The voyage of the ship British King to Sydney, New South Wales in 1838/39
The British King sailed from Tobermory, Isle of Mull on 28th October 1838 and arrived in Sydney on 28th February 1839. The British King: 1838-1839 by Irene Kerr (2019) chronicles this voyage and the descendants of her passengers.
Master: & Surgeon Superintendent Alexander Arbuckle
She carried 128 adults and 204 children, a total of 332 passengers, belonging to the Caird (1), Cameron (17), Campbell (29), Fletcher (11), Henderson (5), Frazer (15), Keay (3), McArthur (1), McCallum (13), McDonald (146), McDougall (2), McEachern (13), McFadeyn (2), McFarlane (14), McKellar (1), McKillop (7), McKinnon (5), McLean (16), McCormick (7), McPherson (11), McNaughton (1), McNeil (1), Nicholson (1), Pender (7), Pierson (1) and Shaw (1) clans.
They were almost half McDonalds and mostly assisted immigrants. A number of the passengers sailed on to Port Phillip on the John Barry.
Passenger Lists etc.
- The Bounty Ships Scheme to Australia - The British King: http://www.keithdash.net/Ships/Graftonpaper.pdf
- Moidart to Monaro / by Malcom C. McDonald, Caboolture, Qld. : Malcolm C. McDonald, 2010
- from OZ-SHIPS/Convictions Copyright © 2003 Ian Scott at: http://www.blaxland.com/ozships//docs/1939/939t0001.htm
- NRS5313/4_4780/British King_28 Feb 1839/ from the Assisted Immigrants (digital) Shipping Lists on the New South Wales State Archives and Records website at: http://indexes.records.nsw.gov.au/ebook/list.aspx?series=NRS5313&item=4_4780&ship=British%20King
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