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Canton (Ship 1834)

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The ship Canton made numerous Voyages to the Australian Colonies in the 19th Century

The ship Canton was built in 1834 at Hylton, Durham in northern England. She weighed 506 tons and made numerous voyages to the Australian Colonies in the mid 19th Century, including these from the Passengers in History website and the New South Wales State Archives Assisted Immigrants (digital) Shipping Lists website.

From London Saturday, May 9, 1835 - arriving at Sydney on Wednesday, September 2, 1835. Captain Potter/Porter (via Plymouth on May 20, 1835 and also Tobay for water)

From London & Gravesend on Friday, December 15, 1837 - arriving at Adelaide on Wednesday, May 2, 1838. Captain John Mordaunt (via Plymouth & Deal)

From London via Spithead on Sunday, September 22, 1839 - arriving at Hobart Town on Sunday, January 12, 1840. Captain John Mordaunt - carrying convicts.

From Plymouth on May 18, 1841 via Cork, Ireland - arrived Botany Bay, New South Wales 18 September 1841. Captain Crouch - carrying Bounty immigrants.

From London on Sunday, April 19, 1846 - arriving at Port Adelaide on Thursday, July 30, 1846. Captain Daniel Friend.

From London & Plymouth February 3, 1848 - arriving at Balmoral, Sydney on Monday, June 12, 1848. Captain Daniel Friend. (via Plymouth February 20, 1848)

Note that several other ships of this name made similar voyages to the Australian Colonies in the 19th Century, so please take care when choosing this category.


  • Passengers arriving 1838-05-02 in SA aboard the Canton (507 ot ship 1834) from London, Captain John Mordaunt. from Family History SA's Shipping and Passenger Lists South Australia (formerly known as: Barry Leadbeater's South Australian Shipping & Immigration). at: https://www.familyhistorysa.org/shipping/passengerlists.html

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